East tour passing through Foulpointe and Sainte Marie

East tour passing through Foulpointe and Sainte Marie

$1,939 (Per Adult)

$1,939 (Per Child)

$162 (Per Adult) / Day

$162 (Per Child) / Day

(Includes)

  • Transport
  • Accomodation
  • Sightseeing

Duration12 day(s)

LocationMadagascar

Start PointAntananarivo

End PointAntananarivo

AvailabilityJan 11 , 2021 to Dec 24 , 2021

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Summary

This 12-days tour from Antananarivo to Tamatave promises an original discovery of the east coast of Madagascar. One of the parts whose primary forest was still preserved, containing extraordinary fauna as well as green and richly colored flora. This discovery will make you surprise more and more so would be memorable and unforgettable in your life.

Package Includes

• Good driver and professional guide in French, English, Italian or Spanish according to your request except in Sainte-Marie. • A vehicle with fuel throughout the trip except in Sainte-Marie. • Accommodation with breakfast as indicated in the program • Picnic Lunch on Day 5 and Dinner on Day 12 • Entrances to the parks and sites indicated • Local guides and porters in the parks • Transfers • One bottle of water per person per day

Package Excludes

• International flights • The internal flight Sainte Marie - Antananarivo • Meals as indicated in the program • Activities with the mention "free" and other optional activities • Tips and drinks • Your personal insurances • The price of the visa: +/- 35 €.

Activities

  • General Photography
  • Landscape photography
  • Snorkeling
  • Township tour
  • Wildlife Photography
  • Culture

Places

  • Andasibe-Mantadia, Madagascar
  • Ile Sainte Marie, Madagascar

Physical Condition

  • Normal Physical Condition

Connectivity

  • WiFi and phone coverage at most lodges

Day-by-day Description

Day 1Arrival in Antananarivo

Welcome by our team at Ivato International Airport. Transfer to the hotel to rest after the long trip. Night at the hotel. • Duration: 30 minutes • Distance: 15 km • Accommodation: ROVA HOTEL or similar

Other Benefits (On Arrival)

  • Transfer

Location

Antanan

Travel Time: 1 hrs

Day 2Departure for a view of the beauty of Andasibe via Marozevo.

Activities Included

Hiking Landscape photography Wildlife Photography

Our team will pick you up at the hotel, presentation of your tour program and your travel documents. After breakfast, your adventure begins: on your way to the East. You will leave the highlands to PK72 in Marozevo at the Peyrieras reserve where we will make a stop to visit reptiles and lizards: chameleons and butterflies, one of the impressive natural wonders of Madagascar, varying in size and color. After lunch, we will continue our drive to Andasibe (87km). You will be pleased to pass by the site of Torotorofotsy, 11km from Andasibe, to admire the carnivorous plants around its 4 natural marshes of 9600 ha and its extraordinary pandanus forest. After visit, installation at the hotel. Dinner and night at the hotel. • Duration: about 3 hours • Distance: 145 km • Meals included: Breakfast • Accommodation: FEON'NY ALA HOTEL or similar

Location

Andasi

Travel Time: 3 hrs

Day 3Discover the great lemurs of Madagascar.

Activities Included

Bird Photography Township tour Wildlife Photography Culture

After breakfast, discovery of the special reserve of Analamazaotra where we can find the biggest lemur of the country: the Indri indri. The altitude (1 000 meters on average, the park is staged between 900 and 1 250 meters) explains the presence in these places of an amazing and rare species of lemurs: the Indri indri. Large on average from 75 cm to 1 m (its tail is tiny in comparison: at most 5 cm), weighing from 7 to 10 kg and exhibiting a black and white coat, it is the largest of all the congeners. You should see it stretch at sunrise, or when it is short on its feet: its behaviour strangely reminds us of one of its well-known cousins. It is a herbivore (it likes fruits very much), and it lives during the day, in groups of few individuals. The female can have up to three young per litter. He is also known as "amboanala" (forest dog), probably because of his eyes and his strange cry which evokes the howling of a human being. Indeed, the Indri indri is best known for its spellbinding vocal prowess: howling? Siren? No one really knows. But the charm works. The special reserve (not to be confused with the park) has about eight hundred of them. To see them, you have to arrive very early in the morning (around 5 am from September to December, 8 am from March to August). The rest of the fauna. Several varieties of lemurs live in the park: there are 14 in total, including the aye-aye and the varikamavo or cathedral lemur. We also admire about 108 species of birds, 51 species of reptiles (including the boa manditra) and 84 species of amphibians. The flora: the forest is mainly composed of ravinalas, pandanus and eucalyptus. With its abundance of majestic orchids (more than a hundred species), tree ferns, lichens, sacred lianas, nature here is royal. Let us specify that it rains a lot: the average annual rainfall is around 1,700 mm (the humidity level is over 90%). The only more or less dry season is from September to mid-November: the rest of the year, it is often rain, fog or spittle that will accompany you during your visit! A raincoat is therefore essential. From July to September, it is not very hot either. After the visit, free lunch at the restaurant. In the afternoon, visit of the private park Vakona to see the lemurs closely, by canoe ride. You can discover fauna and flora in the park. Dinner and night at the hotel • Duration: All day • Meals included: Breakfast • Accommodation: FEON'NY ALA HOTEL or similar

Location

Andasibe, Madagascar

Travel Time: 6 hrs

Day 4Departure from Andasibe to go to the Avenue of Independence in Tamatave.

Activities Included

General Photography Culture

After breakfast, we will start to enter the Betsimisaraka territory towards an even greener road. Small photo stop in Ivondro, to discover the surprising palm groves alleys which indicate us that we will soon arrive in Tamatave. Have lunch at the restaurant. Installation at the hotel. In the afternoon, rickshaw ride on the Avenue of Independence and towards the port. Dinner and night at the hotel. • Duration: about 4 hours • Distance: 219 km • Meals included: Breakfast • Accommodation: HOTEL H1 or similar

Location

Tamatave, Madagascar

Travel Time: 4 hrs

Day 5Discovery of Plum Island

Activities Included

General Photography Culture

Tamatave is a city of a thousand facets. After breakfast, we will go directly to the small excursion on the lighthouse island of Tamatave: the Plum Island. A heavenly and historical place. Exotic fruits are unlimited. Back to Tamatave, a small detour to the Bazar Be market to discover the handicraft and agricultural products of the region. At the end of the afternoon, iced coconut by the sea and we will allow ourselves to taste the Tamatave soup at the Restaurant Pacifique/ Fortunat. One of the culinary specialties of this city. Return to the hotel. Dinner and night at the hotel. • Duration: All day • Distance: 45 minutes by boat • Meals included: Breakfast and picnic lunch • Accommodation: HOTEL H1 or similar

Location

Tamatave, Madagascar

Travel Time: 1 hrs

Day 6Discovery of the Ivoloina Zoological Park and drive to Foulpointe.

Activities Included

Hiking Wildlife Photography

After breakfast, on the way to Foulpointe. We will make a first stop at the Ivoloina Zoological Park 12 km from the town, to meet the 13 species of lemurs including the Aye Aye, the endemic nocturnal lemur. A second stop at Ambodiatafana to enjoy the landscape and the view of the port of Toamasina and the coconut juices are not deprived. Lunch. Let's continue the road, arriving in late afternoon at Foulpointe. Relaxation on the beach. Dinner and night at the hotel. • Duration: Approximately 3 hours • Distance: 62 km • Meals included: Breakfast • Accommodation: HÔTEL LE LAGON or similar

Location

Foulpointe, Madagascar

Travel Time: 3 hrs

Day 7Expedition to FortManda in Foulpointe

Activities Included

Canoeing Seascape Photography Culture

The morning is reserved to visit Fort Manda of Foulpointe, built in 1826 by King Radama I. It ismade from dry stones and coral powder mixed with egg white, once protected Madagascar from naval attacks. And still resistant to this day. Cannons and secret passages can be seen in this moving citadel. With an incredible story too. Take lunch at the restaurant. In the afternoon, pirogue ride to discover the coral dam, sea urchins, starfish and sea snakes. Enjoy also the beach. In the late afternoon, on the way to Mahambo. Dinner and night at the hotel • Duration: Approximately 2 hours • Distance: 31 km • Meals included: Breakfast • Accommodation: HIBISCUS HOTEL or similar

Location

Foulpointe, Madagascar

Travel Time: 2 hrs

Day 8Relaxation on the beautiful sandy beach of Mahambo before heading to Sainte-Marie Island.

Activities Included

Boat Cruise General Photography

Breakfast taken and after a short hike and relaxation on the beautiful beach at the fine sands of Mahambo, head towards Sainte-Marie Island by speed boat. Welcome by the hotel staff and end of the day free. Lunch and dinner. Night at the hotel. • Duration: 1 hour by boat • Distance: 82 km • Meals included: Breakfast • Accommodation: MONIQUE RESIDENCE or similar

Location

Sainte-Marie, Martinique

Travel Time: 1 hrs

Day 9 to Day 10Free days at Sainte-Marie

Activities Included

Hiking Landscape photography Seascape Photography Snorkeling Surfing Culture

These two days give you the opportunity to visit the island, to do many activities and to meet the inhabitants of Sainte-Marie (smiling people), to go diving, to go for a ride in a dugout canoe and to enjoy swimming in the azure sea of the island. Let yourself be amazed by its beauty, through its luxuriant vegetation containing medicinal plants. Without forgetting the visit of the historical sites of the bay up to the water falls and the pirate cemetery and its history. • Meal included: Breakfast • Accommodation: MONIQUE RESIDENCE or similar

Location

Sainte Marie, Madagascar

Travel Time: 7 hrs

Day 11Flight back to the capital Antananarivo

Activities Included

Hiking Landscape photography

After breakfast, free morning. Transfer to the airport to take the flight to Antananarivo. Welcome by our team at Ivato airport. Lunch at the restaurant. According to the flight schedule, visit of the city and the handicraft market. Dinner and night at the hotel. • Duration: 1 hour flight • Distance: 336 km • Meals included: Breakfast • Accommodation: SAHAMALAZA or similar

Other Benefits (On Arrival)

  • Transfer

Location

Antananarivo, Madagascar

Travel Time: 1 hrs

Day 12Discovery of the capital and return to the country of origin.

Activities Included

General Photography Hiking Culture

After breakfast, departure for the visit of the King's palace in Ambohimanga (literally called the Blue Hill) to discover the historical remains of the Merina kingdom. After the visit, lunch at the restaurant. If it's a working day, on the way, a stop to visit a center that takes care of autistic children and young people. This is the Padre Pio Charity House, supported by our Tour Operator in its charitable activities. Continuation of the exploration of the capital: a visit to the Rova Manjakamiadana or Queen's Palace, one of the artistic curiosities of the Big Island, with all its history. Residence of the former Sovereigns of Madagascar, it is located at 1463 m altitude promising an excellent panoramic view of the entire city. Descent to Andohalo for "Le Musée de la photographie": The Photography Museum which will make us relive and understand the history of Madagascar through photos taken between 1868 and 1960 and through projections. But also to see the talents of contemporary photographers, sharing their views of Madagascar. You will take beautiful pictures in the garden of the museum. • Duration: All day • Distance: More than 50 km • Meals included: Breakfast and Dinner • Accommodation: SAHAMALAZA or similar

Other Benefits (On Arrival)

  • Transfer

Location

Antananarivo, Madagascar

Travel Time: 7 hrs

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$1,939 - $1,939 Duration: 12 day(s)

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Madagascar