The endeminc lemur of Madagascar
East : Perinet – Pangalanes – Sainte Marie
Analamazaotra Pangalanes Sainte Marie : The East road : You ‘ll discover Madagascar primary forest, diiferent lemurs; the Perinet’s reserve where you can find the biggest lemur, Indri,The Pangalana channel,Tamatave, Mahambo, and the Saint Marie Island.
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Accessible à tous
Group Size Large Group
Period : All other the year
Description : The East road : You will discover the Perinet reserve where you can find the famous lemur Indri, The Pangalanes Channel, Mahambo and Sainte Marie island.
Access : For everyone. Walks in the parks are flexible and don’t need a special physical condition.
Accommodation : 3** in Andasibe 2** Mahambo, Sainte Marie. Ecolodge in Ankany Nofy.
Cars / transport : All transfers airports are included. Trip with a 2WD and an English speaking driver.
Availability : The trip is private and could be arranged according to your dates.
Flights : Domestic flights are not included, if necessary, we can book them. We advise you book your international flight in the country of departure.
Antananarivo - Andasibe
Pick up at your hotel or the airport in the morning and departure for Perinet Reserve (National Park of Analamazaotra). Short break along the way at the farm of Pereyras. It’s a private reserve for breeding reptiles (lizards, chameleons, snakes, amphibians) and butterflies including the world’s largest butterfly the Comet, and various insects. Continuation to Andasibe. Installation at your hotel. (Step 150 km – 3:30) Check in Grace Lodge for 2 nights.
Andasibe - Perinet Reserve
In the morning visit of Analamazaotra National Park (The Périnet) .Little, medium or big circuit according your physical condition (Tours can last from 2 to 6 hours). The reserve of Analamazaotra is known for its lemurs ”indri indri”, the biggest lemur of Madagascar, its powerful cry wakes the forest. An indri can perform a jump of 10 meters. In the afternoon we go to the private reserve of Vakona (islands of lemurs and the crocodile park) canoe trip in the islands and back to the hotel.
Andasibe - Manambato - Akany Nofy
In the morning we head to Manambato , located Rasoabe lakeside in order to take boat for crossing the Pangalanes to Ankanin’ny Nofy, a paradise between water and forest, during the ride, bird watching, water plants, rice paddies, fish water fishing soft. Installation in Ecolodge Bush House . (Step 160 km – 3 hours, crossing by boat from 30 to 45 min)
Visit of the private reserve of Palmarium in the morning, a dozen species of lemurs playing in full freedom in the reserve, Indri, Sifaka, Coronatus, Varecia, variegata, Propithecus. A wildlife and rare endemic tree and a beautiful flora (orchids, carnivorous plants, ebony, mahogany, traveler’s trees) … the best specific palm in Madagascar, including the rarest varieties (Dypsis, Ravenea, Orania but Voanioala and Lemurophoenix). Relaxation on the site in the afternoon. Then we leave the hotel around 17:30 for outing in order to see the Aye-Aye. Arrive on site, we will observe the beginning of their activity and the search for their meal … At the same time, a guide will explain the Aye-Aye phenomenon and nightlife. The visit will last about an hour, we come back to the hotel in the evening.
Ankany Nofy - Manambato - Tamatave - Mahambo
We go back by boat to Manambato, the driver is already there. Continue by road to Mahambo through hills and green mountains made up of bamboo, traveler’s trees, palm tree.We cross the coastal city of Tamatave, it’s the largest port of Madagascar, continue towards Foulpointe along the east coast of the island and lush. Arrival in Mahambo by mid / late afternoon. Installation at the hotel at the edge of a lagoon. Mahambo is known for its lobsters that restaurants offer in season. (Step 175 km, 4h30) Hotel La Pirogue.
Mahambo - Soneranivongo - Sainte Marie
Departure from Mahambo to the village of Soanierana Ivongo in order to take the boat to Sainte Marie, we pass by Fénérive East, former trading post known for the cultivation of cloves, vanilla, and café.. We embark on boat to Sainte Marie. (Approximately 2 hours crossing) .Transfer to the hotel Ravohara (Step 75 km – 1h30, arrival at Sainte Marie around noon). Sainte-Marie Island is known for its authenticity and preserved its groups of humpback whales, its romantic history and hospitality of its inhabitants.
Day 7 and 8
Stay at the hotel that can offer you all kinds of excursions: from July to mid September there is a ” Safari Whales Watching”, outing to ”Iles aux nattes” or ”the island with mats”, to the cove, island tour by bike or car.
”Safari whales watching” : Just a few steps from the coast and further out to sea, It’s spectacular! During these three months (July-September), only concerned about their amorous jousting cetaceans perform amazing leaps above the water, or hit the surface of the water with their pectoral fins, or probe and show their flukes, or come to the surface to observe what is happening there, and later in the season the mothers with their calves await us … An unforgettable experience to live absolutely!
Iles aux Nattes or ”Nosy Nanto” is located in south of Sainte Marie. It is separated by beautiful clear water and blue lagoon which surrounds the island to fully mats and separates the Indian Ocean by a large and beautiful coral reef. One of the characteristics of the island , the existence of Blévec lighthouse, from which the view is magnificent and extends over the reefs and the East Coast. Iles aux nattes one of the unmissable places in Sainte Marie. Upon crossing pirogue, the scents of tropical flora promise you an unique moment of escape ..
Sainte Marie - Tana
Transfer to the airport and flight back to Antananarivo. End of services.
Public rates 2019 in Euros TTC per person
|Base||Euros / Pers|
|Single Room Supplement : 148 Euros|
Confirmation by mail of the present trip.
After Espace Mada confirmation of availabilities hotels, transport and flights : Deposit of 30% of the total amount plus domestic flights by bank transfer. Balance before departure from Tana :
- CB Visa or Master Card
- Euros Cash
Air Madagascar Domestic Flights: the cancellation is penalized by 10 euros per person per ticket
Domestic flight on the same date as the international flight: in case domestic flight delay causes the no show on international flight, Air Madagascar will take anything in charge : penalties fees, new ticket flight. also accomodation, transfers, restoration.
Air Madagascar pass up (decline) the responsibility if a passenger does not foresee one night in Antananarivo, before the international departure.
- Double room accommodation
- Necessary tourist taxes
- Vehicle with driver ( from day 1 to day 6 )
- Driver allowances
- Return of Vehicule to Tana
- Entrance and guide fees in the parks ( Pereyras, Perinet, Vakona, Palmarium, Aye Aye )
- Boat transfer Manambato – Ankany nofy back and return
- All excursions mentioned in the program
- All transfers hotel -airport – hotel
- Boat transfer Soneranivongo or Mahambo – Sainte Marie
- Drinks, extra and tips, lunches
- Domestic flight Sainte Marie – Tana