Focus: leisure, Culture, Nature, and Wildlife
Destination: Combo East West (Antannarivo – Morondava – Kirindy – Andasibe)
Duration: 7 Days and 6 Nights
Transportation: Flights and Surface drive
7 Days 6 Nights
Upon arrival in Antananarivo, you will be met at the airport.Before proceeding to your hotel, you will have the opportunity to exchange currency at the airport. This will allow you to obtain the local currency, the Malagasy Ariary (MGA), which willbe more convenient for your transactions during your stay in Madagascar.Then, you will be transferred to the Hotel – for a short briefing with a Cactus Tours’ representative – who will take care of your entire trip.The rest of the day will be at leisure.It is relatively safe to walk the street. Overnight at Palissandre Tana Hotel & Spa. (Or similar)
After breakfast, transfer to the airport and fly to Morondava, in the Midwest coast of Madagascar, the Land of Baobabs.Check-in at the Hotel upon arrival.Then, visit the eco-tourism centre of Menabe, a unique platform that brings together local artisans, providing them with a nurturing and stable environment to flourish and showcase their talents. You will have the opportunity to visit the workshops of these skilled artisans, witnessing firsthand their craftsmanship and creativity. Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere as they weave beautiful textiles, sculpt intricate woodcarvings, create stunning jewelry, and much more.You'll be amazed by the level of detail and precision that goes into each handmade piece. Overnight at Palissandre Côte Ouest Hotel. (Or similar)
At dawn, drive to the Baobab Avenue to enjoy the magical lights and views of this area. Then, you will head northward directly on a red road to the Reserve of Kirindy throughout the Baobab forests and the Savannah. This reserve is located in a dry deciduous area, and home for the famous Fossa predator and several species of lemurs, reptiles and birds.You will have an easy walk on the spot.After the visit, drive back to the Baobab Avenue, to enjoy the sunset, before reaching the coastal town of Morondava again.Overnight at Palissandre Côte Ouest Hotel. (Or similar)
Today, transfer to the airport for your flight back to Antananarivo. Continue eastward to Andasibe for more/less than a five-hour drive. Just relax in your vehicle and enjoy sightseeing. Your arrival at the Hotel is expected to be late in the evening.
Overnight at Mantadia Lodge. (Or similar)
After some ride on a bumpy road, you will reach Mantadia Reserve (part of Andasibe National Park), home for other species of Lemurs, Birds and Chameleons. The hike here is rather challenging but worth-it to explore the primary rainforest of Mantadia National Park.You will seek Diademed sifaka, Black-and-white ruffed Lemurs, insectivorous tenrecs and the rainforest-dependent ground rollers. In the afternoon, you will spot Lemurs closely at the Lemurs’ Island.Short night-walk in the evening, in order to spot nocturnal active animals.Overnight at Mantadia Lodge. (Or similar).
Earlier in the morning, hike inside Analamazaotra Nature Reserve (part of Andasibe NP) to spot the largest of all Lemurs, called “Indri indri” with other animals and medicinal plants. After the visit, you will drive back to Antananarivo.On the way, possibility of visiting local villages and fields in order to get closer to the local people and get to know their way of life.Overnight at Palissandre Tana Hotel & Spa. (Or similar).
If time permits, take a few City tours with one of our tour guides. You might still be able to buy some souvenir items, as well - at the handicraft market at la Digue – before reaching the airport for check-in and Fly homeward. End of the tour.
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