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12-DAY LUXURY MADAGASCAR TOUR–

12-DAY LUXURY MADAGASCAR TOUR
Welcome to Madagascar, Explore the colorful architecture of Antananarivo, hike the rich rainforests and spot the lemurs of Andasibe-Mantadia. See the incredible wildlife, natural wonders and stunning underwater world on the island of Nosy Ankao. Enjoy relaxing in the island’s best lodges with helicopter transfers on this luxurious Madagascar itinerary.

Day 1
When you arrive in Ivato International Airport in Antananarivo, you’ll be greeted and warmly welcomed by your private English-speaking guide who will escort you to Maison Gallieni, Being nestled on a hill in the heart of Malagasy capital, the hotel offers you an uninterrupted view of the town. This afternoon, you can relax in the hotel, at the pool, or head out to explore the colorful city of Antananarivo, known locally as ‘Tana’.Your hotel in the upper town of Antananarivo, As a restored colonial mansion.

Day 2
After breakfast, you’ll meet your guide and begin the four-hour drive east to Andasibe-Mantadia National Park which is made up of two protected areas, the Perinet Special Reserve and Mantadia National Park, that are famous for their population of indri lemurs, the largest living lemur species on earth.The drive to Andasibe offers a great introduction to rural life in Madagascar, with rice fields, redbrick houses and roadside stalls selling seasonal fruits and vegetables along the route. Upon arrival, you will check in to Manjarano Lodge for lunch, and you’ll stay at the lodge for the next three nights on a full-board basis. You can spice up your evening with a thrilling night walk with your local guide, to see Madagascar’s nocturnal creatures come alive.

Day 3
After an early tasty breakfast, meet your guide and head to the Analamazaotra Special Reserve. On reaching the place, Search for the famous indri, lemur known for its distinct black and white markings, a barely visible tail, and surprised teddy bear face. It’s also one of the few animals in the world that cannot survive in captivity. There are 11 other species of lemur to spot.It is also a home to many reptiles, invertebrates, and some of Madagascar’s orchid species, and there’s an abundance of birds, including the Nuthatch vanga, blue coua, velvet asity and many other endemic species.After lunch you visit the other side of the forest which is run by Mitsinjo association, a local-run community. Your evening will be spent while on a guided night walk to Spot chameleons and geckos, as well as a variety of nocturnal lemurs including the Goodman’s mouse lemur, wooly lemur, white-footed sportive lemur and furry-eared dwarf lemur.

Day 4
After breakfast, you’ll meet your guide who will accompany you to Mantadia National Park for a day of adventure and a picnic lunch. This stunning park is filled with lemur species including the indri lemur, gray bamboo lemur, red-bellied lemur, white ruffed lemur and diademed sifaka. While the trails are slightly more challenging, they’re well worth it as the forest is more impressive and less crowded than Perinet. You’ll also find many rare species of mammals, reptiles and a variety of birds including the breasted coua, scaly ground roller and pitta-like ground roller. Enjoy your picnic lunch by the Rianasoa Waterfall before hiking back to the vehicle and returning to the lodge. This evening, you can head out on another exciting night walk with a local guide to explore the surrounding forest.

Day 5
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before driving back to Antananarivo, where you’ll check in to Novotel where you’ll stay for one night on a full board basis. Comfortably combining tradition with modern features, the hotel originally opened in 2005 to ease the journey for international travelers.

Day 6
Enjoy breakfast at Relais des Plateaux in Tana, before being transferred to the airport for your flight North to Diego Suarez. On arrival, you’ll be greeted and assisted by a guide while waiting for the transfer by helicopter to Nosy Ankao. An exhilarating helicopter ride over mountains, baobabs and shipwrecks dotting the wild coastline ends in a gentle landing on a remote private island off the coast of Madagascar.Rediscover your sense of wonder in a place where luxury means stepping foot where no man has before, surrounded by an unspoiled horizon. Raw and refined, Miavana brings together exclusivity and adventure as well as travel and conservation. Contribute to the long-term sustainability of the region simply by visiting. At around 10 square kilometers in size, this intimate haven is just the place to escape and unwind.you will stay at miavana for five nights.

Day 7-10
Miavana features just 14 ocean-front villas that live and breathe castaway luxury. With sea views, direct beach access, and an effortless flow between indoor and outdoor living, make yourself at home in this other-worldly destination. Expect considered design throughout, crafted to perfection with hand-dyed textiles, Malagasy wood, and local stone.Activities and excursions included in your stay are; forest walks, snorkeling, boat cruises, island cultural visits, shore boarding, kite surfing, wind surfing, bicycling and the use of an electric buggy. Enjoy extra activities and excursions such as further helicopter trips and scuba diving.Tick off Lemur Trekking on your bucket list as you step inside pristine forests home to over 100 species of lemur or dive below turquoise waters to discover vibrant reefs, sea turtles, and manta rays. Depending on the season, try exhilarating ocean adventures in search of migrating humpback whales and spinner dolphins.

Day 11
After your last breakfast at Miavana, you will be flown by helicopter in about 30 mins back to Diego Suarez airport.Be greeted and assisted for the check in of your two-hour domestic flight from Diego Suarez to Tana.On arrival, meet your guide for a transfer to Relais des Plateaux Hotel & Spa which is close to the airport. This afternoon and evening is your final night in Madagascar, a perfect opportunity to head out for some last minute souvenir shopping, or simply rest at the pool. You stay for one night on a full board basis.

Day 12
You will be transferred from your hotel to the international airport in time to check-in for your flight home. Your stunning luxury escape in Madagascar has come to an end, but with memories and photographs that will last a lifetime


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