Honeymoon Trip Madagascar
Honeymoon Trip Sainte Marie or Nosy Be
A first itinerant by 4WD from Tana to Tulear, on the second part you will have the choice with 2 options : Nosy Be or Ste Marie.
Ideal stay for a couple trip to Madagascar :
Part 1: Itinerant tour on National 7 from Tananaraive to Tulear in 10 Days and 9 Nights
Alternative to the N7, you want more adventures? our Menabe circuit : Tsribihina Tsingy Baobabs
Part 2: Seaside extension to the choice of Nosy Be or Sainte Marie Island
Charming hotels for your honeymoon:
The most of Princess Bora Lodge with a package designed for newlyweds:
- Airports transfer with zébu car
- Flower décoration in room for your arrival
- Sunset aperitif on the deck with South African bottle of Champagne
- Romantic diner on the beach
- Duo massage at the Jungle Spa
- Executive beach Villa residents can reserve an aromatic bath, prepared in the room, at the requested time (between 10a.m. and 20 p.m.) Web Site Princesse Bora Lodge
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Accessible à tous
Group Size Large Group
Description : Private tour in vehicle 4×4 framed by a driver’s guide. A part itinerant discovery followed by a seaside extension. A journey in complete privacy. You will cross the landscapes of the highlands Imerina and Betsileo and visit the main reserves of Madagascar such as Ranomafana, Andringitra and Isalo. The route will end either on the north coast of the island at Nosy Be or on the east coast at Sainte Marie.
Period : Except for February, other periods are possible.
Access : For everyone. Walks in the reserves are flexible and don’t require a special physical condition.
Accomodation : 3*** and standard + ; All the choosen hotels are clean, safe and have private washroom. Their friendly atmosphere and the high quality of their restaurant is very important.
Cars / Transport : All transfers and assistance airport are included. Trip with a 4WD and an experimented English speaking driver.
Availability : We provide individual trips ( we adapt the program according your dates ). The trip could last less or more days than scheduled depending on your wishes.
Flights : Domestic flights are not included (we are able to book them). We advise you to book your international flight from your departure country.
Meet tour driver at the airport and Transfer to your hotel Royal Palissandre, located in the city center.
Antananarivo - Antsirabe
Your driver picks you up at the hotel,you can start the tour by visiting the uptown and admire the capital city. Then you go head to the ”thermal town” of Antsirabe, down the road we stop at the Behenjy village, famous for its ”foie gras”, Ambatolampy known for its artisanal factories of aluminum objects like canner. Continuation to Antsirabe: the environment and landscape reveal rich land laterite, lively markets, villages Imerina, Catholic and Protestant churches. Arrived at Antsirabe, installation at your hotel. Depending timing you can exit to Tririva lake located 15 kms west of town.It is one of the great lakes rather mysterious crater whose shape evokes map of Madagascar. This lake has also its legend: 2 lovers whose the parents refused the marriage ended their day by drowning together. Back to the hotel. (Step 170 kms, 4 to 5 hours) Set in a nice guest house Couleur Café.
Antsirabe - Ambositra - Ranomafana
Early morning departure south of Antsirabe. Rural walk around Manandona located 22km south of Antsirabe along the RN7, through beautiful landscapes of middle mountain, The village is at 1450m above sea level enjoying an ideal climate for rice production, Varieties of vegetables and other food crops (cassava, taro, sweet potatoes, etc.) We will walk from village to village, immersion in the rural Malagasy world and meeting with farmers and their families; visit traditional Merina huts with their history; opportunity to participate in rural activities (cow milking, rice transplanting, vegetable growing, etc.); you will also see the silkworms production, using traditional tools (caterpillars, spinning and silk weaving). Picnic outdoors towards the end of the walk before joining your vehicle. Continuation of the southern road. After the mountains of Ankaratra, you will cross rice terraces inherited from the Indonesian culture. Stop at Ambositra the craft capital; a street in the city is dedicated to the wood carvers shops specialized in marquetry. The Artisan Hotel offers tasting of the national Malagasy dish, ”Romazava”, made with meat and brèdes. The rest of the journey, in the heart of the country Betsileo will take you to Ranomafana, one of the main national parks of the Big Island. Installation at the hotel Centrest. (260 kms stage, 8 to 9 hours).
Ranomafana - Fianarantsoa
Ranomafana is a park covering 41,601 ha of forest. In 2007, it was ranked Heritage as World Natural of the Atsinanana (”The East”) . It shelters a rich endemic biodiversity, including rare species of lemur. The park is also the genetic reservoir of rare and some endemic plant species. It is traversed by many rivers, tributaries of the river Namorona; visit from 2 to 4 hours. ( you can adapt the visit timing according to your fitness ). Continuation to Sahambavy in the afternoon , near tea plantations, located before Fianarantsoa. Installation at the hotel beside a lake (Step 60 kms – 2 hours ). Lac Hotel hotel base bungalow.
Fianarantsoa - Tsaranoro Valley ( Andringitra )
Visit tea’s plantations at Sahambavy then we head to Fianarantsoa, ride on the upper town; you will cross the vineyards (possibility of wine tasting ”lazan’ny Betsileo”) up to Ambalavao. If step falls on a Wednesday or Thursday morning you can attend one of the largest markets of the Zebu: thousands of heads are delivered twice a week. Special entertainment reigns there. The capital of zebu is also known for its factory Antaimoro Paper and beautiful silk weaving … At the exit of the village, we leave the national to take a track that leads to Tsaranoro Valley bordering the massif Andringitra. Bungalow Installation (Camp Catta) or Lodge (Tsara Camp) near huge cliffs. (Step 130 kms, from 4 to 5 hours )
Tsaranoro Valley ( Andringitra Massif )
Guided tour in the Valley of Tsaranoro. The walks are not lacking on the site and you can choose on the spot according to your physical condition. Among these, the chameleon circuit is more complete (duration maximum 6 hours) you will cross the Sacred Forest Tsaranoro cemetery of the inhabitants of the valley. The morning, you will have a good chance to see lemurs Catta reheating the sun. After climb towards Tsaranoro , we turn to go cross the stream that comes from the top. A short break for refreshing and we go back along the stream up lead on the board. Then you branch off on left towards the top of Langera called “The Chameleon”. A last steep slope, we must be carefull , reaching the edge where you can enjoy the scenery while at leisure. Picnic, or just a snack in depending on the time, then you descend towards the village of Morarano, and join your site hosting.
Tsaranoro Valley - Ranohira
The road is a track before finding the N7 for aournd five hours: the landscape becomes more desert. Crossing the plateau Horombe. You move to Bara’s countries one the ethnic group of the Island, known for the breeding of zebu. Arrival at the end of the afternoon at Isalo, exceptional site in Western décor which presents a variety of majestic landscapes, impressive canyons, rock formations carved by erosion. Installation at the hotel. (Step 210 kms, 6 h). Check-in Satrana Lodge.
The Isalo National Park, crisscrossed by rivers and tributaries, extends over 81,540 hectares. This massive ruiniform is a sandstone plateau continental Jurassic. Heavily eroded, only the parceled witnessed by the sandy valleys and canyons remained. A truly exceptional show! There are many possible circuits in the park. You can make a walk in the morning and another in the afternoon or even make a complete loop in the day, the hotel can prepare you a picnic. We include two circuits which can be combined as follow :
– The cascade of the Nymphs : Easy level up to the waterfall, can be extended through the rugged trails to the black and blue swimming pools in the middle of lush vegetation.
– The natural pool : easy level, done in half a day, the water is very clear, we can swim (a little cool from June to August ). Since the pool, the park guide will take you to a lookout 10 minutes of the site (for panoramic view of Isalo)
Ranohira - Tuléar
Early morning departure towards Tulear, desert landscape where thorny plants emerge. Crossing villages gems of researchers which the more known is Ilakaka, which is sapphire’s city. First glimpse of baobabs and passing by Mahafaly country’s, overlooking the famous tombs of the same name, topped by large carved posts called ”Aloalo”. You will visit the Arboretum of Antsokay which is located at the entrance to the South Tulear grouping typical flora and many endemic medicinal plants in Madagascar. Installation at the hotel ”Moringa”. City tour in the afternoon, we can visit the market of shells or a show room Mohair carpet (Step 215 kms – 5 hours )
Tuléar - Tana
Transfer to Tuléar Airport ( provided by the hotel ) to connect flight back Tana. Overnight at hotel Bois Vert which is closed to the Airport.
START Option 1: NOSY BE
Day 11 Tana - Nosy Be
Transfer to the Airport and connexion flight to Nosy Be. Transfer at Ravintsara Wellness Hotel base Bungalow Sea View.
Day 12 to day 15
Half-board at the Hotel. Water sports (snorkelling, scuba-diving, fishing) and boat excursions around the islands (Nosy Komba, Tanikely, Sakatia, Lokobe Reserve …) can be arranged with the hotel.
END Option 1: NOSY BE
Day 16 Nosy Be - Tana
Transfer to the Airport . Flight back to Tana. End of our services
START Option 2 : SAINTE MARIE
Day 11 Tana – Sainte Marie
Transfer Tuléar Airport and connexion flight to Sainte Marie. Transfer at Princess Bora Lodge Base Villa Charm
Day 12 to day 15
Half-board in Hotel . Water sports (snorkelling, scuba-diving, fishing) and boat excursions (whales watching) can be arranged with the hotel.
END Option 2 : SAINTE MARIE
Day 16 Sainte Marie - Tana
Transfer to the Airport . Flight back to Tananarive . Enf of our services.
Plage Nosy Sakatia
Massage et Spa au Bora Lodge
Public rates 2024 of the honey moon trip
|Base||Euros per person|
|Trip with extension Nosy Be
Base 2 persons
|2 178 €|
|Trip with extension Sainte Marie
Base 2 persons
|2 050 €|
Confirmation by email of the present tour.
After Espace Mada confirmation for availability hotels, transport and eventual flights : Deposit of 30% by bank transfer or Online Payment. Balance before departure in Tananarive :
- CB Visa or Master Card
- Euros Cash
- Double room(s) accommodation
- Necessary tourist taxes
- Half-board except Day 1based on bed and breakfast
- Pic Nic Day 3
- 4WD with English speaking driver (from day 2 to day 9)
- Driver allowances
- Return of the car from Tulear to Tananarive
- Entrance and guide fees in the parks
- All excursions mentioned in the program
- All Airport – hotel transfers
- Drinks, extra and tips, lunch except day 3 included: dinner Day 1
- International Flights
- Domestic flights Tulear – Tana and Tana – Nosy Be O/R or Tana – Sainte Marie O/R
- Activities and excursions in Nosy Be or Sainte Marie