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Eastern Madagascar Tour : Andasibe to Sainte Marie

Visit the best sites of the Eastern Madagascar Tour: Mantadia National Park, Chameleons, Lemurs, Indri, Sifaka, Butterfly, Rainforests.

With this Eastern Madagascar tour, discover Andasibe and Sainte Marie island. For nature lovers, this Eastern Madagascar tour is ideal with a zen and exotic atmosphere especially in Temea Tour’s company.

Eastern Madagascar Tour

Duration: 10 days / 9 nights

Itinerary : Antananarivo – Madagascar Exotic – Andasibe – Tamatave – Mahambo – Sainte Marie – Antananarivo

− Peyrieras Reserve: Chameleons, butterflies, insects, lemurs, turtles, crocodiles…
− Mantadia National Park: Dense humid evergreen forest; amphibian, reptile and lemur species, endemic flora
− VOIMMA Village Park: Indri, sifaka, avahi, chameleons, satanic leaf-tailed gecko, countless frogs and unusual insects like the giraffe beetle
− Vakôna Private Reserve: Eucalyptus plantation and primary forest, a lake with crocodiles, reptiles and batrachians, endemic plants and a mini-park with lemurs
− Immersion in the Eastern Madagascar tropical rainforests
− Sainte Marie Island and its paradisiacal beaches with fine sand
−All the best attractions of this Eastern Madagascar Tour

  Day 1. ANTANANARIVO

Depending on your booking date, a warm reception and a nice meeting will be reserved for you at Antananarivo airport. Transfer to your hotel to prepare for the next day’s adventure!

On the way to make memories!

Night at hotel.

  Day 2. ANTANANARIVO – MADAGASCAR EXOTIC – ANDASIBE 

Departure to visit the Peyrieras reserve “Madagascar Exotic” 75 km from Antananarivo. Many species are endemic and easy to observe: chameleons, butterflies, insects, lemurs, turtles, crocodiles… An appointment full of treats for nature lovers.

Continuation to Andasibe. Installation at your hotel to prepare for the night visit.

Night at hotel.

  Day 3. MANTADIA NATIONAL PARK

The day will be dedicated to the visit of Andasibe Mantadia Park. It is a dense evergreen humid forest where amphibian, reptile and lemur species have chosen habitat. It is also home to a variety of endemic flora that make up a natural forest panorama rich in biodiversity.

Once the visit is over, rest of the day free.

Night at hotel.

  Day 4. VOIMMA PARK

The day will be dedicated to the visit and discovery of the VOIMMA village park “Vondron’olona Ifotony Mitia sy Miaro ny Ala”: local populations loving and protecting the forest.  The name says a lot about the reserve which is managed by the villagers who collect entrance fees for social works and above all to raise awareness among the local people about forest conservation and ecotourism for sustainable development.

The reserve is easily accessible with flat and well laid out paths, it is also a paradise for different endemic species such as lemurs (Indri, sifaka, avahi…), chameleons (Furcifer willsii, Calumma parsonii cristifer, Calumma nasutum, Calumma brevicorne…), the satanic leaf gecko (Uroplatus phantasticus), countless frogs (Boophis pyrrhus, vividis, and madagascarensis) and unusual insects such as the giraffe beetle (Trachelophorus giraffa).

Once the visit is over, you could contribute directly to this beautiful preservation initiative by making a small stop in the shop at the park exit.

Night at hotel.

  Day 5. VAKÔNA PRIVATE RESERVE

The visit of the Vakôna Forest Lodge Private Reserve is done in a half day to discover an eucalyptus and primary forest plantation, a small museum, a crocodile lake, reptiles and batraciens, endemic plants and a mini-forest lemur park in the form of several islets for an unforgettable encounter with these prosimians.

After this visit, rest of the day free. However, different activities will be proposed by your hotel.

Night at hotel.

  Day 6. ANDASIBE – TAMATAVE – MAHAMBO

A day of National 2 discovery to reach Tamatave city. Then in the afternoon, on the way to Mahambo city where the pier is located to reach the island of Sainte Marie «Nosy Boraha».

Arrival in Mahambo, relaxation at your hotel.

Night at hotel.

  Day 7. MAHAMBO – SAINTE MARIE 

After a rest night, transfer by boat to Sainte Marie island (3 hours). This island is surrounded by several kilometers of authentic sandy beach, preserved and exotic.

Arrival in Sainte Marie, installation at your hotel and rest of the day free.

Night at hotel.

  Day 8 and 9. SAINTE MARIE ISLAND

Free activities during these two days on Sainte Marie island. But different activities will be proposed by your hotel according to your wishes. You can visit the first Catholic Church in Madagascar, the pirates’ cemetery, the natural swimming pool… You can also discover the specificity of the island through the mangroves, explore the bay of Ampanihy or escape to the beautiful island of Iles aux Nattes. Note that you can admire the beauty of the Humpback Whales that come to mate and give birth in these warm waters from July to September.

Night at hotel.

  Day 10. SAINTE MARIE – ANTANANARIVO

According to the domestic flight schedule, transfer to Sainte Marie airport to fly to the Capital.

Depending on the international return flight schedule, possible small detour to the artisanal market located on the dyke road to finish your trip in Madagascar.

Transfer to the airport.

End of Temea Tour services. 

− Reception at Antananarivo international airport
− Transfer airport-hotel in Antananarivo
− Transfers port-hotel/hotel-airport in Sainte Marie
− Boat transfer Mahambo-Sainte Marie
− Vehicle rental with fuel and driver service
− Accommodations in double room / twin
− Half board
− Vignettes and tourist taxes
− Entrance fees at parks/reserves/sites for this Eastern Madagascar Tour with local guide fees

− International and domestic flights, airport taxes
− Visa and travel insurance
− Lunches
− Tips, personal expenses, drinks
− All free activities
− Any other service not mentioned in this Eastern Madagascar Tour
− Other factors independent of our services (increase in airport taxes…)

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