Andasibe Park, Mantadia, and the Pangalanes Canal Rainforest and River Tour

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  • Duration: 9 Days (approx.)
  • Location: Antananarivo
  • Product code: pangcanal
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Andasibe Park, Mantadia, and the Pangalanes Canal Rainforest and River Tour


On this tour of the more eastern side of Madagascar, there are plenty of opportunities to truly immerse yourself in nature. As we visit Andasibe Special Reserve and Mantadia National park guests are truly able to appreciate and witness the amount of work that has gone into protecting these areas and the wildlife within them. Through a successful reintroduction program, the Special Reserve is now home to two generations of lemurs who have been born at the park. 

Day 1: Arrive in Antananarivo (Tana) 

Welcome to Madagascar! Today, once you've arrived in the capital city at Ivato Airport and once you've completed the visa process, you are greeted and welcomed by our representative. Next, you are transferred to the hotel for check-in. 

Accommodation at Les 3 Métis hotel

Day 2: Antananarivo – Andasibe

This morning after breakfast we will make our way to Andasibe and to the Andasibe Special Reserve.

As we drive from the capital to Andasibe, the view is incredible! On the way there you'll experience a panoramic view of the eastern part of "The Red Island". The country of Mada is sometimes referred to as The Red Island because of the red soil that dominates the central highlands. Once we have been on the road for about three or four hours, we enter Moramanga, the district Andasibe is within.

Accommodation at Feon’ny Ala hotel

DAY 3: Andasibe

This morning, after breakfast, we will depart early to the Mantadia National Park. The drive is approximately one hour from the hotel to the park. Upon arrival, we will spend between three and four hours enjoying more natural beauty that Mada has to offer.

Once we have concluded our visit at the park today (3 -4 hours), we will make our way back to Andasibe Village. This afternoon, we will visit Vakona Reserve. The reserve is home to different species of lemurs, Nile Crocodiles, and more. This evening includes a nocturnal visit to see the Lemur Mouse and animals.

Accommodation at Feon’ny Ala hotel

Day 4: Andasibe – Manambato – Akanin’ny Nofy

This morning, after breakfast, we will depart early to the Mantadia National Park. The drive is approximately one hour from the hotel to the park. Upon arrival, we will spend between three and four hours enjoying more natural beauty that Mada has to offer.

Once we have concluded our visit at the park today, we will make our way back to Andasibe Village. This afternoon, we will visit Vakona Reserve. The reserve is home to different species of lemurs, Nile Crocodiles, and more. This evening includes a nocturnal visit to see the Lemur Mouse and animals.

Accommodation this evening will be at Vakona Forest Lodge.

Day 5: Akanin’ny Nofy

Breakfast will be enjoyed at the Palmarium Hotel this morning. The Palmarium Hotel is situated on Palmarium Reserve, or the Akanin'ny Nofy, which means "the nest of dreams". A nest of dreams is a great way to describe this hidden paradise within Madagascar. Located on Lake Ampitabe, Akanin'ny Nofy is not accessible by car and the last few kilometers need to be done by a boat. 

The reserve hosts a lush and dense lowland rainforest and is home to many lakes. Although the paths throughout are mainly flat, there is a viewpoint where you'll get an incredible view of the whole reserve.

The reserve is quite famous for its very friendly hosts, lemurs. These cute black and white, red-bellied, and many more lemurs are not only photogenic but also quite tame. In addition to lemurs, the reserve includes plenty of incredible flora and fauna. Akanin'ny Nofy is a true nature lovers haven and really does allow you to experience nature as it should be.

After we have completed a morning of exploring together, you can enjoy the afternoon free to yourself.

Accommodation at Palmarium hotel

DAY 6: Akanin’ny Nofy

Today is a day for you to explore the reserve at your leisure. Enjoy your breakfast and your own agenda today. There are many activities available such as visit villages and canoe excursions (additional costs).

Accommodation at Palmarium Hotel.

Day 7: Akanin'ny Nofy – Tamatave 

Once we have finished breakfast today, we will prepare for our boat transfer over to Tamatave. Today we take the ultimate scenic route as we coast along the Canal de Pangalanes for approximately four hours. There are many fishing villages that lay along the banks of the canal you'll have an opportunity to view as we make our way toward Tamatave.

Tamatave, also called Toamasina, is an economic hub in Madagascar and is home to a lot of history and culture. From Creole houses built on stilts to its palm-lined Independence Avenue, the coastal city offers a great atmosphere. 

Accommodation at Miray hotel

DAY 8: Tamatave – Antananarivo for Flight

After breakfast at the hotel this morning, you'll be transferred to the airport of Arachar for your flight to Antananarivo. 

Once you've arrived in Tana, you'll be met and transferred to the hotel for the evening.

Accommodation at Les 3 Métis  hotel

Day 9: Antananarivo - Flight Home

This morning, enjoy a lovely breakfast at the hotel before we begin our visit of Antananarivo town (time permitting). You'll then be transferred to the Ivato Airport for boarding formalities and your international flight

End of our service.

Included:

  • Transfer airport -  hotel – airport
  • Transfer port – hotel 
  • 4wd with driver speaking English or French and fuel during all the tour
  • Hotel in medium category during all the tour
  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Entrance fees and local guide in national park and reserve mentioned on the program

Excluded:

  • National and international flight
  • Lunch and dinner
  • Drinks
  • Tips
  • Personal expenses
  • Visa and airport taxes