Summary of Itinerary
Day 1: Arrival at Antananarivo, Check-in to Hotel, Day at Leisure
Day 2: Andasibe National Park, The Peyrieras Butterfly Farm, Night walk in the VOIMMA reserve
Day 3: Andasibe, The Analamazaotra special reserve, Vakona reserve visit
Day 4: Akanin ny nofy
Day 5: Akanin ny nofy, Aye-aye Island visit
Day 6: Antananarivo
Day 7: Airport Transfer
- Breakfast on all days
- 6 nights of accommodation.
- All intercity transfers by train/bus/private vehicle
- Sightseeing as mentioned below.
-Admission tickets to Sightseeings listed in the itinerary.
- GST and other Taxes .
-City taxes at hotels
-Lunch & Dinner
Arrival at Antananarivo, Check-in to Hotel, Day at Leisure
You will be greeted by our representative at the airport and transferred to your hotel in your private cab.Built on a narrow, rocky ridge, Antananarivo occupies a strategic point at the center of the island of Madagascar.Its steep alleys and stairways make Antananarivo a challenging but rewarding city to explore on foot.
Andasibe National Park, The Peyrieras Butterfly Farm, Night walk in the VOIMMA reserve
We start our journey towards the Eastern part of the island. After exiting the busy and colorful city ofAntananarivo, we reach the Route Nationale 2, the main commercial road of the country which leads to theEast coast of Madagascar and its main harbour.You willarrive in Andasibe, known for its National Park, home of the primary and secondary forest. We will make a stop at Madagascar Exotic. This private reserve is also known as the Peyrieras Butterfly Farm, Peyrieras Nature Farm and Mandraka Reptile Farm.The collection includes many reptiles (chameleons, iguanas, geckos, frogs), Batraciens (Bats), crocodiles,papillons (Butterflies). At nightfall, pick up your headlamps and flashlights for a nocturnal walk in the rainforest.
Andasibe, The Analamazaotra special reserve, Vakona reserve visit
Visit the Analamazaotra special reserve. In order to have the best observation conditions, we leave our hotel around 7:30am to reach the entrance of the Analamazaotraspecial reserve. We will look for biggest lemur of Madagascar's famous "Indri Indri." Visit Vakona Reserve, On the immense Vakona property, an island surrounded by fresh water is home to various species of lemurs: common brown lemurs, bamboo lemurs, ruffed lemurs, diademed sifakas.
Akanin ny nofy
We now enter the Betsimisaraka region of Madagascar. The landscape vegetation now contrasts from the one we see in the highlands, the territory of the Merina tribe. We board a speed boat on the Canal des Pangalanes for about an hour to head to the Palmarium.Cruising by boat on the calm waters of Pangalanes is a fascinating journey through time and history. Many traditional Betsimisaraka villages can be seen along the banks, as well as pirogues (traditional dugout canoes), local fishermen, over-crowded ferries and rafts with straw huts carrying timber en-route to Tamatave.
Akanin ny nofy, Aye-aye Island visit
In this remote place, a visit of the village and its palmarium to discover the Ankanin'Nofy's characteristic florais on the program.In this very special location, you may discover about 10 different lemur species living in complete freedom!By the end of the afternoon, you will embark on the pirogue for a quiet ride on the Pangalanes Chanel which will pick you to the island of the famous Aye-Aye. At about 15mn from the hotel,some six Aye-Aye individuals live in freedom. You will spend about an hour exploring the area and ride back to the hotel afterwards.
We leave Ankanin Ny Nofy by boat to Manambato where the car will pick us.We continue the trip and begin our ascent towards the highlands and the capital. This journey will give you an impressive perspective about the difference of altitude between the two regions.
We transfer you to the international terminal, on time for your departure flight. We wish you a safe flight home. End of our services.