8D/7N WEST COAST OF MADAGASCAR
From SGD 1748
This one week route takes you to the west coast of Madagascar between the coastal city of Morondava and Tsingy of Bemaraha. Two strong rivers coming from the Highlands along the Mozambique Channel: Tsiribihina and Manambolo. Rivers dug wide furrows which cut huge limestone plateau, the Tsingy. In this beautiful and wide peneplane, baobab is the king, punctuating the landscape by its tall and massive presence.
Day 01: Arrival in Antananarivo
Arrival in Antananarivo. Meet your guide in the hall of the airport. Transfer to your hotel.
Day 02: Antananarivo – Morondava
Breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the airport. We assist you for your domestic flight to the west of Madagascar. You meet your guide in the airport of Morondava. Walk around towards the market and the beach. We put you in a hotel facing the sea. According to the tide, excursion to Betania village by dugout.
Day 03: Morondava – Belo sur Tsiribihina – Bekopaka
We have breakfast at the hotel and get ready to leave to Bekopaka. We drive out of Morondava and pass through the famous “Allée des Baobabs” Baobab Avenue. In the return, we spend a few times there to take some nice shots of this splendid scenery. Then we are heading north to the Tsingy of Bemaraha and drive on an uncomfortable but the only track to this site classified as a World Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO. We ride across Tsiribihina and Manambolo rivers by a small local ferry before our arrival at Bekopaka village.
Day 04 – Day 05: Tsingy of Bemaraha and Manambolo River
This is one of the most extraordinary sites! TSINGY is a real cathedral of limestone, this dense network of faults, cracks and blocks of limestone carved in blades is one of the most spectacular landscapes of Madagascar. These two days, together with guides are dedicated to the discovery of this site with walking tours and canoe.
Day 06: Bekopaka – Morondava
We head back to Morondava and cross Manambolo and Tsiribihina rivers by ferry again. We pass through the famous “Allée des Baobabs” just before we get to Morondava town. If we are there at the right time during sunset, the sun will be low, raking light, and smooth trunks reflect the orange rays of the sun. Transfer to hotel.
Day 07: BMorondava – Antananarivo
Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to the airport for the flight to Antananarivo. We can optionally make a quick stop in the crafts market to find basketry, marquetery, wood carvings, metal toys, miniature cars and some semi-precious stones, all in very relaxed mood. Transfer to our hotel in Antananarivo.
Day 08: Antananarivo
Visit of UNESCO world heritage site Ambohimanga – Blue Hill, which is the Malagasy monarchy cradle. A historian will tell us about Imerina dynasty. Transfer to the airport in the evening.
- Accommodation with half board meals
- Domestic Flight from Antananarivo to Morondava
- Domestic Flight from Morondava to Antananarivo
- Sightseeing tours as mentioned
- Private transfers according to itinerary
- English Speaking Tour Guide
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
- All rates are per person for a group of 4 people minimum
- This package has fixed departure dates
- Meals/Drinks offered may differ according to package
- Confirmation of package is subject to Hotel Availability
- All rates & tour itineraries are subject to change without notice
- All activities are subject to change relative to weather conditions
- Prices do not include any additional Airport charges or other charges