Multi-Day Tour

Ultimate Madagascar Adventure (21 days)

G Adventures Inc.

Morondava To Antananarivo, Madagascar

Valid for Departures: 04 May 2019 - 28 Nov 2020

Ultimate Madagascar Adventure (21 days)

Day 1

Morondava

Day 2

Morondava/Kirindy Forest

Day 3

Kirindy Forest/Bekopaka

Day 4

Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park

Day 5

Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park

Day 6

Bekopaka/Morondava

Day 7

Morondava

Day 8

Morondava/Antananarivo

Day 10

Andasibe

Day 11

Andasibe/Antsirabe

Day 12

Antsirabe/Fiadanana

Day 13

Fiadanana/Ranomafana

Day 14

Ranomafana/Ambalavao

Day 15

Ambalavao/Ranohira

Day 16

Ranohira

Day 17

Ranohira/Ifaty

Day 18

Ifaty

Day 19

Ifaty

Day 20

Ifaty/Antananarivo

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Morondava
None None
Day 1 Morondava: There are no planned activities until an evening welcome meeting. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Day 2
Morondava/Kirindy Forest
None None
Day 2 Morondava/Kirindy Forest (1D): An early start to the day to see the sunrise at the Baobab Alley. Continue to Kirindy Forest Reserve, where you may be lucky enough to spot the giant jumping rat, or Fossa, the largest carnivore on the island. This evening, enjoy a night walk, the highlight of a visit to Kirindy. Included Activities: Baobab Alley at Sunrise Kirindy Forest Night Walk Transport: 4x4 (3.00-4.00 hours, 60km)
Day 3
Kirindy Forest/Bekopaka
None Breakfast, Dinner
Day 3 Kirindy Forest/Bekopaka: Load into 4x4's and head out on sandy roads heading north to Bekopaka, before arriving cross the Tsiribihina and Manambolo rivers by local ferry. Transport: 4x4 (5.00-6.00 hours, 150km)
Day 4
Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park
None Breakfast, Dinner
Day 4 Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park: Morning canoe adventure on the Manambolo River, with an afternoon exploring the Little Tsingy's. Included Activities: Canoe the Manambola River Little Tsingy Visit
Day 5
Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park
None Breakfast, Dinner
Day 5 Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park: Enjoy a full day exploring the peculiar rock formations of the 'Great Tsingy'. Additional Notes: Hiking the Great Tsingy is more adventurous than the Little Tsingy and involves sections of scrambling on exposed rocks, crossing hanging bridges and large vertical drops. It is not technically difficult, but should not be attempted by the faint hearted or those suffering from vertigo. (The panoramic views are worth the effort though.) If you do not want to visit Great Tsingy on this day, there are alternatives to spend an additional day in Little Tsingy. Included Activities: Great Tsingy Visit
Day 6
Bekopaka/Morondava
None Breakfast
Day 6 Bekopaka/Morondava: The sandy track leads back to Morondava passing through Baobab Alley in time for sunset. Included Activities: Sunset at Baobab Alley Transport: 4x4 (9.00 hour(s), 220km)
Day 7
Morondava
None None
Day 7 Morondava: Opt for a group farewell dinner as the trip draws to an end.
Day 8
Morondava/Antananarivo
None None
Day 8 Morondava/Antananarivo: Meet the group for the rest of your trip, at a welcome meeting in the evening. Additional Notes: The limited Air Madagascar flight schedule to Morondava can change at any time, and your CEO will have the most up to date flight information available to you, on your tour. Transport: Flight (1.00 hour(s))
Day 9
Antananarivo, Madagascar
None None
Day 9 Antananarivo/Andasibe: Depart the capital and continue east, with stops along the scenic rainforest route of world-renowned Andasibe-Perinet National Park. Continue on to the national park. With free time over the next two days, opt to visit other small private or community reserves around Andasibe, and go on guided night walks inside those reserves or along the main road. Walk to the little town of Andasibe or simply enjoy the relaxing tranquility of the surrounding forest. Additional Notes: Our accommodation here are simple bungalows with shared facilities. Transport: Private Vehicle (4.00 hour(s), 135km)
Day 10
Andasibe
None None
Day 10 Andasibe: Explore the Indri Special Reserve and national park located 1.5km (0.93 mi) from the town of Andasibe. One of the park’s primary purposes is to protect the natural habitat of the indri, a large black and white diurnal species that feeds on leaves and fruit. In addition to the indri, the park has 10 other diurnal and nocturnal lemur species, large chameleons, and the rarely seen blue boa. The flora is just as spectacular with numerous species of trees, palms, and orchids (which flower in October/November). Included Activities: Andasibe-Perinet National Park Guided Walk
Day 11
Andasibe/Antsirabe
None None
Day 11 Andasibe/Antsirabe: Travel to the ancient colonial town of Antsirabe. Along this stretch of road you will see Merina tombs and the labour-intensive cultivation of rice paddies. Antsirabe is known as a thermal city because of its volcanic lakes. It's also famous for its precious and semi-precious stones and handicrafts. Opt to explore this quaint little city upon arrival. Transport: Stop to visit some highlights along the way. Private Vehicle (7.00-8.00 hours, 305km)
Day 12
Antsirabe/Fiadanana
None Lunch, Dinner
Day 12 Antsirabe/Fiadanana: After a short visit to Lake Andraikiba, continue on to the small village of Fiadanana. This beautiful village is surrounded by breathtaking landscapes of rice fields and panoramic views of the nearby mountains. Get to see how the villagers live by interacting with them and enjoy a chance to learn their rituals during an authentic community experience. Additional Notes: Accommodation is in a traditional style house that has been purpose-built to meet the needs of guests. There is a kitchen and a dining/lounge area to enjoy lunch or a drink, and a beautiful veranda overlooking the rice terraces. It is equipped with shared, basic shower facilities and outdoor toilets (a squat toilet and one western-style toilet). This accommodation is basic but, for one night, the experience of living like a local and staying somewhere unique and remote is worth it. Included Activities: Lake Andraikiba Visit Traditional Healer Visit Community Guesthouse and Traditional Dinner Transport: Private Vehicle (1.00 hour(s), 25km) Walking (4km)
Day 13
Fiadanana/Ranomafana
None Breakfast
Day 13 Fiadanana/Ranomafana: Enjoy a local breakfast and take in stunning views of Mt Ifasina. After, hike back out to the bus (about 3.5km/2.2 mi) and continue to Ranomafana, a little village named after the hot springs in the valley. The nearby national park is one of the most important mammal sites in Madagascar. Transport: Walking (4km) Private Vehicle (7.00 hour(s), 280km)
Day 14
Ranomafana/Ambalavao
None None
Day 14 Ranomafana/Ambalavao: In the morning go for a forest walk, a swim in a hot spring, visit the local town and market, or get a massage. Enjoy the wonderful changes of landscape along the way to the pleasant rural town of Ambalavao. Visit a little paper factory where the locals will share their traditional methods of producing this unique, hand-made paper. If time allows, opt to visit a silk factory in town and learn about the local way of making fabric or clothing from silk, and the process of dyeing it with natural dyes. Included Activities: Paper Factory Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (3.50 hour(s), 106km)
Day 15
Ambalavao/Ranohira
None None
Day 15 Ambalavao/Ranohira: Journey from Ambalavao to the Anja Community Reserve and on through diverse scenery. Travel through the savannah before the massif of Isalo becomes clearly visible. Included Activities: Anja Reserve Walk Transport: Private Vehicle (4.00 hour(s), 250km)
Day 16
Ranohira
None None
Day 16 Ranohira: In the morning, pack a lunch to take into the park with you to eat during a picnic break later in the day - your CEO can help you arrange this. After a short trek within a small canyon, take a break from the sun and stop at fresh natural swimming pool. Continue on to the "cascades", considered to be amongst the best waterfalls in Madagascar and has a large natural swimming pool. With a little luck, you may see sifaka, brown lemurs, or ring-tailed lemurs. Included Activities: Isalo National Park Visit
Day 17
Ranohira/Ifaty
None None
Day 17 Ranohira/Ifaty: En route to Toliara, drive through the magnificent wide-open and vast desert landscape. Pass through several unique frontier-style sapphire mining towns, and babobab trees en route. This drive will also pass by the tombs of the Mahafaly; a local tribe in Madagascar known predominantly for their large tombs. They were built for chiefs and kings and are covered in stones, sculptures, and horns. The more important the deceased, the more horns and statues the tomb is adorned with. One of the largest tombs has over 700 zebu horns! As this is a sacred site we will just be passing by, and photography is not permitted. Continue on to Ifaty to relax and enjoy the breathtaking beaches of the Mozambican Channel. While in Ifaty, opt to ride in a dugout canoe, visit the spiny forest reserve, go snorkelling or diving on the reef, or simply relax on the beach. Transport: Make stops along the way to spot baobab trees and visit the Mahafaly tombs. Private Vehicle (6.00 hour(s), 250km)
Day 18
Ifaty
None None
Days 18-19 Ifaty: Spend two full days enjoying this gorgeous area. Opt to do some hiking or hit the beach.
Day 19
Ifaty
None None
Days 18-19 Ifaty: Spend two full days enjoying this gorgeous area. Opt to do some hiking or hit the beach.
Day 20
Ifaty/Antananarivo
None None
Day 20 Ifaty/Antananarivo: Due to the unpredictability of local flights, if we are unable to secure your domestic flight, we will instead transport you in 4x4 vehicles. This journey can take approximately 10 hours. Transport: Private Vehicle (1.50 hour(s), 30km) Plane (1.00 hour(s))
Day 21
Antananarivo, Madagascar
None None
Day 21 Antananarivo: Depart at any time.

Tour Features

Experience(s)

Experiences have not been selected at this time

Description

Home to mind-blowing scenery, lush rainforests, curious lemurs, and all the outdoor splendour you could possibly ask for (and then some), Madagascar was made for adventure travel. This comprehensive tour takes you deep inside Africa’s amazing jungle island for close encounters with both wildlife and humans over 21 incredible days. Sit down for dinner with a ghost-talker at a homestay near Lake Andraikiba, swim in natural pools and splash about under waterfalls, encounter the unique trees of B...

About Us

G Adventures is an adventure travel pioneer offering the widest selection of affordable small group tours, safaris and expeditions all over the world. Founded by entrepreneur owner Bruce Poon Tip in 1995 and powered by an international team of passionate change makers, G Adventures was the first adventure travel company to offer 100% guaranteed departures in 2013. With nearly 700 itineraries and 110,000 travelers each year, G Adventures' award-winning trips put travelers on a first-name basis with the planet’s people, cultures, landscapes and wildlife. For more information, please visit: www.gadventures.com.

Insider Tip

Help make our world a little bit better, one adventure at a time.

Terms & Conditions

Terms, conditions and policies vary depending on tour. Details will be provided upon booking.



The trademarks VIRTUOSO, the Globe Swirl Logo and SPECIALISTS IN THE ART OF TRAVEL are registered trademarks of Virtuoso, Ltd. Virtuoso, Ltd. has a U.S. copyright registration for the Globe Swirl Logo, ©2000. All rights reserved. Virtuoso CST#2069091-50. California CST# 2069091; TA# 808 - Registered Iowa Travel Agency; Washington UBI # 601 554 183. Registration as a seller of travel does not constitute approval by the State of California.

Reviews and Recommendations for G Adventures Inc.

100%

of 6
guests
recommend


Virtuoso Verified Traveler

All reviews are from confirmed guests sharing exclusive insights

Sort reviews by

Great tour

By: Nick G


Reviewed on: 17 May 2016

Pitched as a tour for people who hate tours--right on target. Most intellectually engaging trip I've ever done. Great sights, fun people, interesting history, immersive experience.
Travel Advisor:  Samantha Collum

Santorini to Santorini

By: Sky


Reviewed on: 19 Jul 2017

Excellent. GAdventures always delivers.
Travel Advisor:  Taylor Gadaleta

Best of everything

By: KWLamb


Reviewed on: 31 Dec 2017

G Adventures combines the best cultural, scenic, culinary, and social experiences into one trip that leaves you feeling humbled, grateful, appreciative, and eager for more. Their organization and professionalism made traveling a breeze. Our trip left us feeling fulfilled, but it took me only a couple minutes with WiFi to start researching our next G Adventure.
Travel Advisor:  Marilyn Bennett

Ratings

By: Tiff


Reviewed on: 14 Feb 2018

G Adventures tours are awesome!
Travel Advisor:  Lorraine Brunzlick

Iceland Adventures

By: Buffalo Girl


Reviewed on: 02 Mar 2018

So wonderful! We will take another G Adventures Tour!
Travel Advisor:  Tracey Shara

Israel

By: David


Reviewed on: 01 Jun 2018

I never thought that I would be find myself walking along the streets of the West Bank. Whether it was visiting a Palestinian refuge camp in Bethlehem, negotiating with a restaurant owner to get us seated in Old Jerusalem, or finding us a place for dinner in Nazareth, Naz made everything go smoothly because of his relationships with people in the community and his ability to make us feel accepted in whichever community we found ourselves.
Travel Advisor:  Suzanne Mahar