Classic Madagascar


  • Classic Madagascar

Classic Madagascar

 Madagascar

08 days from £2249 pp  return flights from LHR

Visit the famed Andasibe National park, the Kirindy reserve and Antananarivo in this 8 days long break to Madagascar.

At a Glance

  • Visit the Kirindy Reserve
  • Spend time in the Lemurs' Island
  • Walk through Analamazaotra Nature Reserve
  • Explore the rainforest of Andasibe National Park
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Visit the famed Andasibe National park, the Kirindy reserve and Antananarivo in this 8 days long break to Madagascar. A once in a lifetime opportunity to get initiate with the Lemurs at the Lemurs’ island, numerous birds and chameleons as you hike through the Andasibe National Park. Madagascar is nature lovers’ paradise and this is your perfect introduction to what it has to offer.

The Experience

Day 1 | Departure London Heathrow

Today you start your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Antananarivo.

Day 2 | Antananarivo

Meet and greet at the airport. Transfer to the town and check in at your hotel. Short briefing with a Cactus Tours’ Staff.

Day 3 | Antananarivo – Morondava – Kirindy Reserve

After the breakfast, transfer to the airport and fly to Morondava. Upon arrival departure by 4wd to the dry deciduous forest area of Kirindy Reserve located two-hour drive from Morondava and best chance to see and photograph a “Fossa” in wild, Madagascar’s largest carnivore… through the Baobab forests and the savannah. In the evening, you will have a nocturnal walk inside the reserve.

Day 4 | Kirindy – Morondava

You will continue the visit inside the reserve. Mid-afternoon drive back to Morondava through the stately Grandidier baobabs known as Avenue des baobabs with stop for sunset photo opportunity.

Day 5 Morondava – Antananarivo – Andasibe National Park

After a leisurely morning, transfer to the airport and fly back to Antananarivo. Upon arrival, drive eastwards to Andasibe NP. In the evening, you will have a nocturnal walk on the border of the park.

Day 6 | Andasibe National Park

After some ride on a bumpy road, you will reach Mantadia Reserve, home for other species of lemurs, birds and chameleons. This hike is rather challenging but worth-it to explore the primary rainforest of Mantadia National Park. You will seek Diademed sifaka, Black-andwhite ruffed lemurs, the insectivorous tenrecs and the rainforestdependent ground rollers. In the afternoon, you will get more close to the lemurs at the Lemurs’ Island.

Day 7 | Andasibe National Park – Antananarivo

You will get into the rainforest for an easy hike at Analamazaotra Nature Reserve. There you will be spotting the largest of all lemurs called Indri amongst other endemic animals and plants. In the afternoon, drive back to Antananarivo.

Day 8 | Antananarivo – Fly out

If time permits, you will have a city tour and visit historical sites. Depending on your flight schedule, you will be transferred to the airport and fly homewards.

Tour Ends

Visit the famed Andasibe National park, the Kirindy reserve and Antananarivo in this 8 days long break to Madagascar. A once in a lifetime opportunity to get initiate with the Lemurs at the Lemurs’ island, numerous birds and chameleons as you hike through the Andasibe National Park. Madagascar is nature lovers’ paradise and this is your perfect introduction to what it has to offer.

The Experience

Day 1 | Departure London Heathrow

Today you start your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Antananarivo.

Day 2 | Antananarivo

Meet and greet at the airport. Transfer to the town and check in at your hotel. Short briefing with a Cactus Tours’ Staff.

Day 3 | Antananarivo – Morondava – Kirindy Reserve

After the breakfast, transfer to the airport and fly to Morondava. Upon arrival departure by 4wd to the dry deciduous forest area of Kirindy Reserve located two-hour drive from Morondava and best chance to see and photograph a “Fossa” in wild, Madagascar’s largest carnivore… through the Baobab forests and the savannah. In the evening, you will have a nocturnal walk inside the reserve.

Day 4 | Kirindy – Morondava

You will continue the visit inside the reserve. Mid-afternoon drive back to Morondava through the stately Grandidier baobabs known as Avenue des baobabs with stop for sunset photo opportunity.

Day 5 Morondava – Antananarivo – Andasibe National Park

After a leisurely morning, transfer to the airport and fly back to Antananarivo. Upon arrival, drive eastwards to Andasibe NP. In the evening, you will have a nocturnal walk on the border of the park.

Day 6 | Andasibe National Park

After some ride on a bumpy road, you will reach Mantadia Reserve, home for other species of lemurs, birds and chameleons. This hike is rather challenging but worth-it to explore the primary rainforest of Mantadia National Park. You will seek Diademed sifaka, Black-andwhite ruffed lemurs, the insectivorous tenrecs and the rainforestdependent ground rollers. In the afternoon, you will get more close to the lemurs at the Lemurs’ Island.

Day 7 | Andasibe National Park – Antananarivo

You will get into the rainforest for an easy hike at Analamazaotra Nature Reserve. There you will be spotting the largest of all lemurs called Indri amongst other endemic animals and plants. In the afternoon, drive back to Antananarivo.

Day 8 | Antananarivo – Fly out

If time permits, you will have a city tour and visit historical sites. Depending on your flight schedule, you will be transferred to the airport and fly homewards.

Tour Ends

What's included

  • Return economy flight from London Heathrow
  • Domestic flights as per the itinerary
  • Accommodations in basic (the best available) and midrange hotels and lodges in Half Board basis
  • All overland transfers on comfortable vehicles and 4WD
  • All guided safari and excursions as per the itinerary
  • Parks and reserves entry fees
  • English speaking tour guide
  • All local taxes

What's not included

  • Travel insurance
  • Visas
  • Personal expenses
  • Other meals not part of the itinerary
  • Drinks & alcohol beverages
  • Anything not stated in what's included

Accommodation

Antananarivo : Palissandre Hotel & SPA or similar
Kirindy Reserve : Relais des Kirindy or similar
Morondava : Palissandre Côte Ouest or similar
Andasibe National Park : Andasibe Hotel or similar

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