SAINTE MARIE

Antananarivo – Andasibe – Palmarium – Tamatave – Mahambo – Sainte Marie – Antananarivo

Day 1: Arrival to Tana

One of our team will wait for you at the airport with a sign containing your group name, after all formalities, money changes then transfer to hotel. ­Overnight at Ecole-Lodge on BB or similar

Day 2: Tana – Andasibe: 130 km

After breakfast, drive to Andasibe passing by several interesting places such as Peyrerass reserve (72km), Moramanga town if there is a time. Nocturnal visit at the VOIMA and Mitsinjo private reserve to meet the smallest lemurs. Overnight at Grâce Lodge on BB or similar

Day3: Visit Andasibe

Full day to explore the rain forest and its interesting area. In the morning visit of Analamazaotra reserve or Mantadia primary forest and in the afternoons the private reserve of Vakona forest lodge. Overnight at Grâce Lodge on BB or similar

Day 4: Andasibe – Akanin`ny Nofy (180+2hrs boat)

After breakfast transfer by car until Manambato in where you will take the boat to Akanin`ny nofy (2hrs through Pangalane channel). Overnight at Palmarium on BB or similar

Day 5+6: Akanin`ny Nofy:

2 days to enjoy this beautiful place called Akanin`ny Nosy, it’s a place located in the Pangalane channel and it has a private reserve called Palmarium in where a lot of lemur’s species are living, such as the Macaco-Macaco, Coronatus, Indri-indri

and especially the rare lemur called Aye-Aye. In the afternoon, you have a possibility

to visit the fishermen village situated on the other shore of the Chanel. Overnight a

t Palmarium on BB or similar

Day 7: Palmarium – Mahambo (2hrs + 80km)

After breakfast, we continue North eastward following the evergreen landscapes, visit of the second biggest city of Madagascar called Tamatave, end of afternoon arrival in Mahambo. Overnight at La Pirogue on BB or similar

Day 8: Mahambo – Ile Sainte Marie (3hrs)

Today after breakfast check out of the hotel to across to Ile St Marie. This is a very long, thin, lush, and relatively flat Tropical Island surrounded by beaches and reef, and spotted with thatched villages. The best thing about Ile Sainte Marie is that it contains all the ingredients for a great vacation and great travel. Overnight at Masoandro Lodge on BB or similar

Day 9-10: Stay in Ste Marie

Two days free for leisure. if you are visiting during the whale season (July to September), you will also be able to watch humpback whales and their calves as they migrate along the coast; you will often able to see them from the beach or you can go out with a research boat for the day in order to get a closer look at these amazing animals. Overnight at Masoandro Lodge on BB or similar

Day 11: Ile Sainte Marie – Antananarivo

After breakfast, transfer to the airport of Ste Marie for the flight back to the Capital. Upon arrival in Tana you will be guided in the capital to discover this city. Overnight at Ecole-Lodge on BB or similar

Day 12: Tana – out

Breakfast and city tour if time allows and then transfer to the airport for the flight back home