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Tana, Andasibe, Morondava, Bekopaka, The Tsingy of Bemaraha, Baobab Alley

Available languages:

English, French (German, Italian, Russian and Mandarin are with a supplement cost)

Rating: SEASON:
May to October

Next departure: May 18th - May 29th 2024


  • Madagascar Indri Indri
  • Madagascar Sifaka lemur
  • Madagascar Tsingy of Bemaraha N.P
  • Madagascar Baobab Alley sun set
  • Madagascar Bekopaka sun set
Andasibe & The Tsingy of Bemaraha map





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Choose your own date
Travel with your family & friends
Optionally, tell us your comments or desired changes

Privatization possible from 2 persons





This tour is going to make you discover the best places in Madagascar. Depart to the East, visit the Peyreiras reserve and its endemic reptiles (Chameleons; geckos; frogs; bats; Butterflies and lemurs…). Visit Andasibe National Park (Analamazotra reserve) to discover its fauna and flora. You will discover the biggest lemur; the golden or diademed Sifaka and another species. Visit Vakona reserve and begins with the Lemurs Island its famous lemurs (Black and white; brown; Ring tailed and bamboo lemurs…). Drive back to Antananarivo. Fly from Antananarivo to Morondava; meet then drive to the Baobabs avenue; continuation to the Kirindy reserve which is the best place to do the nocturnal visit because you are going to spot 6 nocturnal species and 2 diurnal lemurs’ species. Reach Bekopaka via 2 rivers which are the Tsiribihina & Manambolo. Visit the Tsingy of Bemaraha National Park to discover Manambolo Gorge, including the caves and the Vazimba tombs, the Big Tsingy and the hanging bridge, the caves and the cathedral. Depart to the Kirindy reserve to discover its amazing fauna and flora, male baobabs, the fossa, 8 lemurs species. Continuation to the baobabs in love and then to Morondava to relax before driving back to the Baobab avenue and with the sun set. Sun rises in the Baobab avenue and then visit Betania fishermen village, Morondava city and then Kimony Beach. Fly from Morondava to Antananarivo. Visit Ambohimanga Kings Palace or the Queen Palace.


Discover the Eastern green landscape
The Peyreiras and Vakona reserves assure your spot of butterflies, insects, reptiles and batrachia
Discover the biggest lemur alive (the indri indri)
Andasibe/Mantadia National Parks and its numerous lemurs, orchids, endemic plants
Tsingy of Bemaraha the 1st Malagasy UNESCO SITE
The karstic peaks extend over 157 710 Ha with 100 km long and 40 km wide
Spectacular pinnacles the access of which is extremely difficult
11 species of lemurs are listed 5 families of bat
103 species of birds listed on the directory
The directory of the reptiles and the amphibians is also wide 34 quite endemic species
The Baobabs sacred, in love and Alley wish its unforgettable sun set
Ambohimanga Kings Palace (UNESCO SITE)


May 18th May 29th - € 1220   € 1110 From 4 pax JOIN THIS GROUP
Jun 15th Jun 26th - € 1220   € 1110 From 4 pax JOIN THIS GROUP
Jul 18th Jul 29th - € 1220   € 1110 From 4 pax JOIN THIS GROUP
Aug 10th Aug 21st - € 1220   € 1110 From 4 pax JOIN THIS GROUP
Sep 14th Sep 25th - € 1220   € 1110 From 4 pax JOIN THIS GROUP
Oct 12th Oct 23rd - € 1220   € 1110 From 4 pax JOIN THIS GROUP

The price indicated is per person sharing room (DBL or TWIN), it is based on 4 Persons + 1 private tour guide English speaking (Andasibe part); if less or more, we will confirm you the final price.



Private Meet & greet at Antananarivo international airport
Return private transfers from/in airport/hotel
All ferry fees
Private vehicle with a driver (Fuel included)
The private tour guide English speaking durnig the whole tour
Accommodations in standard DOUBLE/TWIN room with private sanitary
The meals as specified
Entrance Parks/reserve and local guide fees
The day tours as specified
The domestic flight tickets Antananarivo/Morondava/Antananarivo (DECOUVERTE OFFER / LL1)
Taxes, VAT and the service fees


All international flight costs and visa fees or assistance unless otherwise specified.
Tips; drinks; personal expense and none specified items.


10 days/09 nights: From Antananarivo to Antananarivo. This is a tailor-made wildlife safari and can be edited to suit your needs, wants and budget. Talk to our destination specialists to find out more about this trip and to get advice on whether it is the best one you’re your specific requirements and interests.

Day 1: Antananarivo

Meet and greet at Antananarivo airport by GMT+3 staff and then transfer to your hotel in Antananarivo city. Briefing about the program and introducing the timing.

BREAKFAST: - | LUNCH: - | DINER: Excluded | ACCOMMODATION: Sakamanga Hotel

Day 2: Antananarivo – Andasibe (170km +/- 3h drive)

After breakfast, depart for Andasibe National Park, we leave the mountainous region and make a small stop at Marovezo to visit the Peyreiras Reserve or the exotic park to discover the endemic reptiles and lemurs in Madagascar. You will find the brown and Coquerel’s sifaka or dancing lemurs, different types of chameleons including the biggest and smallest one, frogs, snakes, geckos ... After the visit, continue towards Andasibe and check in to your hotel. Night walk before dinner.

BREAKFAST: Included | LUNCH: Excluded | DINER: Excluded | ACCOMMODATION: Hotel
TRANSPORATION: Private Vehicle

Day 3: Andasibe

Today, you are going to visit Andasibe National Park (Analamazotra reserve) to discover in the wild the biggest lemur alive which is the Indri Indri; the golden (diademed) Sifaka and then brown lemurs. They are often seen in the reserve. You will discover a lot of medicinal and endemics plants... Continuation to visit Vakona private reserve and begins with the lemurs Island. You are going to discover: the common brown, the bamboo; the black and white ruffed; the red ruffed; the golden (diademed) Sifaka and then ring-tailed lemurs… Continue to the crocodile valley to see some crocodiles, geckos, turtles, and endemic birds. After the visit, back to your hotel.

BREAKFAST: Included | LUNCH: Excluded | DINER: Excluded | ACCOMMODATION: Hotel
TRANSPORATION: Private Vehicle

Days 4: Andasibe – Antananarivo

After breakfast, depart for Antananarivo with the same road. Upon arrival, check in at your hotel and then in the afternoon. You are going to visit you are going to discover various facets of the capital of Madagascar, visiting popular neighborhoods and the less popular ones. Visit the old town including the new Queen palace, the beautiful spot view of Antananarivo, Andohalo square then the lake Anosy and the Mahamasina Stage, passing through administrative districts, the Independence Avenue, and the old train station before going back to your hotel.

BREAKFAST: Included | LUNCH: Excluded | DINER: Excluded | ACCOMMODATION: Sakamanga Hotel
TRANSPORATION: Private Vehicle

Day 5: Antananarivo – Morondava – Kirindy 1h15 flight & 75km +/- 3h drive)

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight to Morondava. Upon arrival, meet and then have lunch in the local restaurant then depart to Baobabs Avenue, stop for photos, and then continue to Kirindy reserve. Check in at your hotel. Night walk in the kirindy reserve before dinner to discover the 6 nocturnal lemurs’ species: the rare Coquerel's giant mouse lemur and pygmy mouse-lemur, fork-crowned lemur, Gray mouse lemur, western fat-tailed dwarf lemur and red-tailed sportive lemur. Discover other nocturnal animals.

BREAKFAST: Included | LUNCH: Excluded | DINER: Excluded | ACCOMMODATION: Hotel
TRANSPORATION: Regular flight & Private Vehicle

Day 6: Kirindy – Bekopaka (125km +/- 5h drive)

After breakfast, visit the Kirindy reserve. It homes one of the most outstanding and threatened wildlife habitats in Madagascar: we are trying to spot the red fronted brown lemur, the Verreaux's sifakas and the fossa which are the best highlights of Kirindy reserve. You will discover some endemic birds, turtles, and Baobabs. After the visit, depart for Tsimafana and embark of the ferry to reach Belo sur Tsiribihina. Time to have lunch and a short visit to the local market. Continue to Manambolo river via the landscape. Upon arrival, embark on your ferry and then disembark in Andadoany before going to your hotel.

BREAKFAST: Included | LUNCH: Excluded | DINER: Excluded | ACCOMMODATION: Hotel
TRANSPORATION: Private Vehicle

Day 7: Bekopaka

After breakfast, depart to visit the Manambolo Gorge, it is a canoe trip along the gorge combined with an easier path through caves, stalactites, stalagmites, and the famous family tomb of the Vazimba tribe. After this visit, depart to discover the Big Tsingy with the local guide by 4WD. It is located 17km from your hotel and takes 1h15 minutes’ drive. Upon arrival, pout the harness for safety and the local guide briefs about the tour that we are going to enjoy. This is probably the most rewarding half-day trip within the park as it goes deep… into the limestone forest passing through several hanging bridges with the impressive karstic formations below your feet. You may spot a sport lemur, the Sifaka; the brown; the Ring-tailed Mongoose; the giant Coua (Coua gigas) and other species for sure. After the visit, go to the car park and then drive back to your hotel.

BREAKFAST: Included | LUNCH: Excluded | DINER: Excluded | ACCOMMODATION: Hotel
TRANSPORATION: Private Vehicle

Day 8: Bekopaka – Morondava (200km +/- 8h drive)

After breakfast, depart for baobabs avenue with the same road, have lunch in Belo sur Tsiribihina local restaurant and then ferry to Tsimafana. Continue to the sacred baobabs, the baobabs in love and then to Baobabs Avenue. Wai the sun set before driving back to Morondava.

BREAKFAST: Included | LUNCH: Excluded | DINER: Excluded | ACCOMMODATION: Hotel
TRANSPORATION: Private Vehicle

Day 9: Morondava – Antananarivo (1h15m flight)

Free morning to relax and then transfer to the airport for your flight to Antananarivo. Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel..

BREAKFAST: Included | LUNCH: Excluded | DINER: Excluded | ACCOMMODATION: Hotel
TRANSPORATION: Regular flight & Private Vehicle

Day 10: Antananarivo

After breakfast, depart for Ambohimanga Kings Palace which is located at 22 km from Antananarivo, it is the cradle of the Merina dynasty, the Mecca of the Merina Kingdom and the starting point for the unification of Imerina. This ancient royal city was reputed to be a sacred city where no foreigner could enter. There's a lot to admire in this place. From the entrance of the village, the old stone gate-shaped disc in the chamber, the royal box of Andrianampoinimerina, the summer palace of the queens, the Horse Park and sacred ponds. The enclosure is surrounded by a wall consisting mainly of egg whites in place of cement. The door to the east has “Ambatomitsangana” inscribed on it and is a large stone disc 4m in diameter rolled closed every night and open every morning by dozens of men. After the visit, continuation to the Digue market, the place for handcrafts Malagasy that you will be able buy some souvenirs. Transfer to the airport for your international flight.

TRANSPORATION: Private Vehicle


Grading is a somewhat difficult topic as much depends on the individual's own perception of his or her abilities. The following is intended as a general guide to our walking grades. This tour is rated medium so everyone can join it. We will usually involve easy walks (2 to 6 hours/day) at low altitudes (below 2000m). Some previous hill walking experience would be beneficial but these walks should be within the capabilities of those who lead a normal active life.


Do you like this trip and want to privatize it? You can modify the accommodation according to your needs. Please contact us!

1  Antananarivo -  Sakamanga Hotel -
2 & 3  Andasibe -  Andasibe Lemurs Lodge -
4  Antananarivo -  Sakamanga Hotel -
5  Kirindy -  Relais du Kirindy -
6 & 7  Bekopaka -  Olympe du Bemaraha -
8  Morondava -  Select Hotel -
9  Antananarivo -  Sakamanga Hotel -
10  Antananarivo -  - -

Most of the hotels in Madagascar do not have the standard internationnal level, except some hotels in Antananarivo, Sainte Marie and Nosy Be but GMT+3 guarantees to find you the best hotels and accommodation for your budget. We will supply all of the necessary details for you to prepare your holidays and have a memorable stay in each hotel. Please note that in Madagascar, there is only one 5 star hotel, which is the Carlton Hotel in Antananarivo,. Once you leave the capital, the ranges of hotels are varied.

GMT+3 LUXURY (hotels/Lodges/guest house/Camping)

Wherever you stay in Madagascar, we will guarantee to find comfortable hotels, lodges or guesthouses with twin or single rooms and en suite facilities. Our hotels have air-conditioning/heating where appropriate and reliable hot and cold water. They generally have a very good level of service and mosthaveadded amenities such as a restaurant, bar, gardens or swimming pool.

GMT+3 MID-RANGE (hotels/Lodges/guest house/Camping)

These hotels usually have twin or single rooms with en suite facilities. They are generally standard, no-frills hotels with adequate amenities and service standards. Whilst comfort levels are perfectly acceptable to most, please don’t expect too much! These are often small, family-run establishments

GMT+3 BUDGET (hotels/Lodges/guest house/Camping)

These accommodations may be communal or dorm-style, and WC / washing facilities are usually shared. Running hot and cold water may be unreliable or even unavailable. However, these can be the most rewarding and memorable places to stay, despite the comfort levels being low.


Sainte Marie Island (Nosy Boraha) is situated on the East Coast of Madagascar. The most Beach tourist place after Nosy Be and known by its kilometrical sandy beaches shaded by coconut palms, bays and coves protected by coral reefs. Please note that the best beaches are located in the northern; western and in Islet aux Nattes. In the same time, you will like its lush vegetation and animals. In winter (from June to the end of September) the humpback whales (Megaptera) are present around Madagascar but the best place to spot is in Sainte Marie Island …


Location: You need to return in Antananarivo first and then take the flight from Antananarivo to Sainte Marie or continuation to Tamatave and then to Soanierana Ivongo + speed boat to Sainte Marie.
Transportation: by plane; vehicle & Speed boat


Nosy Be island lying about 5 miles (8 km) off the northwestern shore of Madagascar. The name means “Big Island.” It is 19 miles (30 km) long, 12 miles (19 km) wide, and has an area of about 120 square miles (310 square km). Formed by volcanoes, the island is forested and has numerous craters and crater lakes. Its highest point is Mount Passot (1,079 feet [329 metres]). It has an annual rainfall of 78–118 inches (1,975–3,000 mm). The island’s products, chiefly sugar and oils for perfumery, also include rum, vanilla, black pepper, and bitter oranges. Nosy Be is the top beach destination in Madagascar with its surrounding islands remain paradise in the buff. A lot of activiies are available to make your holidays more Unforgettable .


Take a flight from Antananarivo to Nosy Be



Area: 594,180 sq km.
Population: 24,890,189.
Language: French, Malagasy.
Religion: Christian, Muslim.
Local Time: GMT +3
Electric Supply & Plugs: 220V, 50Hz, two pin round plug.
Recommended Maps: Freytag & Berndt 1:2,000,00 Madagascar.
Recommended Books: Bradt Guide: Madagascar, Dervla Murphy: Muddling through Madagascar, G. Durrell: The Aye-aye and I, D. Attenborough: Zoo Quest to Madagascar, I. Sinclair: Birds of the IndianOcean Islands, I. Tattersall: The Primates of Madagascar.


The climate is tropical, but very cold in the highlands (dropping as low as 5°C at night in July/August in Antananarivo). The dry season is March to October continuing into November in most areas. The southwest area is hot, dry and semi-arid. November (spring) is generally the best time for wildlife and birds, but lemurs can be viewed all year round. Additional information and climate charts can be accessed here.

The western coast of Madagascar is much drier than the eastern coast. In general, we can say the climate here is dry tropical. During the dry months between May and November it does not rain at all and the temperatures are pleasant (20 to 25°C on average). Between December and April it can rain torrentially or just a couple of showers, depending on the area and the year. The northern area is greener and indeed considerably wetter than the south. The hottest months are March, April, November and December, when the average temperature is 30° C or even more.



The visa is always free for an holidays less than month and subject to change. We will confirm you before your arrival. Your passport must be valid at least 6 months beyond the date of return.

All visitors must obtain a tourist visa (maximum duration 3 months).
This costs approximately 25.00 Euro per person and can be obtained in any Madagascar Embassy or upon arrival at the international airports of Antananarivo, Diego Suarez, and Nosy Be or in Tamatave (Toamasina). Return International flight tickets.


Please consult your doctor when planning your journey: Malaria is present in most parts of Madagascar. Some form of anti malarial is recommended. Always use mosquito repellent and avoid being bitten. Vaccinations against tetanus, cholera and yellow fever are recommended. Bring your usual medicines because they may not be available in Madagascar.
In top Urgency, GMT+3 works with specialist doctors to assure and assist you before your evacuation.


We recommend you to see a Travel insurance to secure your holidays in Madagascar. You must take your policy document with you on tour and it should state in writing that you are the named policyholder and that the cover is valid for your period of travel. Your policy document must also indicate that you have medical expenses and emergency repatriation cover and a 24-hour contact telephone number for your Insurance Company must be shown on your documentation in case of emergency.



Credit cards are still not used widely in Madagascar. However, they are accepted in big cities, international hotels and in the banks of all cities. You will find ATMs in most main cities, where you can withdraw Ariary. VISA and MASTERCARD are most commonly accepted cards. It is also useful to bring some Travelers Cheques or cash in Euros or US dollars. AMERICAN EXPRESS is seldom accepted outside of Antananarivo. Please note that $100 date 1996 bills are not accepted (better from 2006 dated)


Tips are expected for most services. The size of the tip depends on your satisfaction but 5 to 10 % is an acceptable level. We suggest that you plan on average 10 Euros per person per day for a guide. Remember that wages are very low in Madagascar so be careful not to over tip and create unreasonable expectations for other travelers



Unfortunately it does occasionally happen that luggage does not always reach its destination on the same flight as its owner, or possibly it may be damaged in transit. If you are unlucky enough for this to occur, it is important that you file a PIR (Property Irregularity Report) with the airline before leaving the airport. This is essential when you come to make a claim either against the airline or from your travel insurance company. Please note that 20kg per person is allowed for the internal flight.


Given the variations of day and night temperature, and the changes of altitude between the highlands and the coast, we recommend that you dress in layers. Bring light clothes but have additional layers (fleece, pullover, jacket, windbreaker or raincoat). Make sure you have long sleeves and long trousers to protect against mosquitoes in early morning and dusk.


On each tourt a first aid kit is carried but you should have your own blister kit, supply of plasters, aspirin and other essentials. Please do not give medicines to local people without consulting the tour leader. See the list in the General Information Booklet for more information. A good pair of sunglasses is essential for protection against UV rays and glare at high altitudes. Sun Hat, High Factor Sun Cream/Block & Lip Salve.
Choose a high factor sun cream (Factor 30 or more) to protect your skin against the sun at high altitudes. A combination sun block/ lip salve are ideal for facial protection. A head torch is essential for NOCTURNAL visit. Remember to bring some spare batteries and a bulb. Sun screen and insect repellent. Make sure you have enough camera film and spare batteries, as both are difficult to obtain locally. Bring a beach towel and swimming costume.