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Lemurs and more

Day 1: Arrival in Antananarivo

After your arrival at the airport in Madagascar’s capital you will be met and accompanied to your hotel by your English speaking guide. You are free to spend the rest of the day as you please. (A)

Day 2: Canal trip while meeting the Betsimisaraka

Your day begins with the flight to Toamasina. From here you start with a three-hour boat trip along the Pangalana Channel. Madagascar’s east coast shows its most beautiful sight, with lush green and luxuriant vegetation. You also come along the village of the Betsimisaraka where it makes sense to stop and experience first-hand the Madagascan culture. After your arrival in Akanin’ny Nofy, you are free to spend the rest of the day as you please. (F, A)

Day 3: First meeting with the lemurs

At 9 a.m. your one-hour hike in the rainforest starts to see the indris, which are the largest living lemurs here. Not only the lemurs are worth seeing, but also the rainforest with its flora, particularly the orchids.  In the afternoon you can take a beautiful walk at Akanin’ny Nofy. You will enjoy the headland where you find a lake on your left and the coast on your right.  (F, A)

Day 4: Market trip and Parc Ivoloina

Today you drive back to Toamasina. Among other things, you visit the local market « Bazar Kely » where you can taste the culinary delights of this region. Taste the juicy fruits, such as papaya and pineapple. Then you visit the zoological garden that invites you to stroll around. The zoological garden also has a rescue centre for lemurs and is committed to environmental protection by teaching children more about the environment. (F, A)

Day 5: Ambohimanga, a world heritage site

In the morning you fly from Toamasina to Antananarivo. After your arrival at the airport you will be brought to the hotel before you head to Ambohimanga, which means « the blue hill ». Here you can immerse yourself in the history and culture of the Madagascans and visit the palace of the great king Andrianampoinimerina, which was built in the 18th century. Two centuries later the Palace, as well as the entire area was defined by the UNSECO as a world natural heritage site. (F, A)

Day 6-7: Let’s go to the baobabs.

In the morning you fly from Antananarivo to Morondava. In the afternoon you can look forward to seeing the world-famous Avenue of the Baobabs. « Baobab » means Mother of the forest. This is due not only to their immense size, but also to their age. Incredibly, a baobab can live to be a thousand years old. The sunset at the Avenue of the Baobabs offers great photo motifs and casts a spell over you. (F, A)

Day 8: The land where the lemurs dance

You fly to Taolagnaro. If time permits you can take a walk through the town and take in the lively ambience of the natives. (F, A)

Day 9-10: Animal observation in Berenty

In the morning you head to Berenty. The greatest attraction of the private reserve in this area is undoubtedly the dancing white sifikas. There are three different hikes on the programme today: a hiking in the gallery woods, a hiking in the thorn woods and a night walk in the didiereaceae woods. (F, A)

Day 11-12: On the beaches of Ifaty

From Berenty we drive back to Taolagnaro to fly to Toliary.  The forthcoming trip to Ifaty takes about 1 1/2 hours. This fishing village is a well-known location for beach holidays with long sand beaches that invite you to stay and relax. Here you can also go snorkelling or take a trip on the sea. If you are interested in bird watching, you can look for the long-tailed ground roller in the surrounding thorn woods. (F, A)

Day 13:Return flight to Tana and flight back home (F)

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