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Whale Watching Safari

Sainte Marie offers a wide range of opportunity and is largely known for whale observation from June to August. It is a memorable trip set at leisure offering a close encounter with whales, dolphins and other colorful fish settled in this island.

DAY 1: TANA (ARRIVAL)

Upon arrival in Ivato international airport, you will be met by a member of our team who will welcome you and then take you to your private car for transfer to your hotel. Overnight: Grand Hotel Urban

DAY 2: TANA – ANDASIBE

This morning, set off towards Andasibe. Along the journey, you will enjoy various sceneries from highlands to rice fields and small cluttered traditional villages mostly perched on hill sides. The road is steep and winding; with lush vegetation until you reach Andasibe, home of the Indri, the biggest lemur in Madagascar. Upon arrival, visit the Vakona reserve harboring five species of lemurs such as, the black-and-white ruffed lemur, the eastern bamboo lemur, the ring-tails, the browns and the dancing diademed sifaka. You will have fun during your visit here since lots of dance performances, photo-ops and a close encounter with the lemurs will fill your day. And then, back to the car taking you to your hotel. Overnight: Andasibe Hotel

DAY 3: ANDASIBE VISIT – FOULPOINTE

We explore the morning in search of endemic animals recorded in Analamazoatra reserve, home of the biggest lemur called ‘Indri-Indri; its eerie and haunting calls can be heard miles away from your hotel. After the visit, depart to Foulpointe. If time allows, you can visit the famous Manda Fort recording historical facts. Overnight: Manda Hotel

DAY 4: FOULPOINTE – SAINTE MARIE

Early morning departure to Soanierana Ivongo passing by Mahambo; continue driving until you reach Soanierana Ivongo where we will embark on a fast motor boat for transfer to Sainte Marie. Sainte Marie is known for its calm and wonderful incomparable beach offering lots of activities to do, such as humpback whale watching or enjoy a walk along the beautiful sandy beach. Overnight: Hotel La Crique

DAY 5: SAINTE MARIE

After breakfast, embark on a fast motor boat for a full day of whale watching trip accompanied by your local guides. Spend the day observing the whales in hope to learn more about such mammals where you can possibly hear their sharp eerie sounds, behavior without forgetting to take awesome photo. Overnight: Hotel La Crique

DAY 6: SAINTE MARIE

You have the whole day at leisure. However, certain activities can be arranged from your hotel. Overnight: Hotel La Crique

DAY 7: SAINTE MARIE – TANA

A relaxing morning prior to your flight back to Tana; you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Overnight: Grand Hotel Urban

DAY 8: DEPARTURE BACK HOME

Morning city tour visiting the surrounding area of the capital including downtown crowded with bunch of visitors, its old Zoma market, and then the Lake Anosy before reaching the upper town where the old queen palace, huge cathedral and other fortresses can be visited. After the city tour, you will be transferred to the airport in time for your international flight back home.

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