MTT Andasibe Mantadia Rainforest Adventure
- Duration: 3 Days (approx.)
- Product code: mtt-es-1-en
NOTE: PRICES ARE FOR A MINIMUM OF 2 PEOPLE.
SINGLE TRAVELERS MUST PAY BOTH SPOTS. (INDICATE "2" ON THE QUANTITY PLEASE.)
BASIC (MOST POPULAR) 3 DAY
3 DAYS / 2 NIGHTS: ANDASIBE – MANTADIA - ANALAMAZOTRA : FOREST-FOCUSED VISIT
DAY 1: ANTANANARIVO – ANDASIBE
Departure to Andasibe. On the road, panoramic view of the east of the red island. Then visit the market and the city of Moramanga. Continuation to Andasibe National Park. At night nocturnal visit with the local guide to admire animals such as nocturnal lemurs and other species.
Overnight at the Hotel Feon’ny ala
DAY 2: ANDASIBE
Breakfast at the hotel.
Departure early in the morning to visit the National Park of Mantadia, for acceding to this park we will drive on a dirt road during 1 hour. This park is known for its primary forest. After lunch road back to the village of Andasibe and visit of the national park of Analamazotra. This park is the house of the biggest lemur of Madagascar, the Indri indri. The park is also located in a wetland, so several floras and faunas found there are endemic to this region.
Overnight at the Hotel Feon’ny ala
DAY 3: ANDASIBE – ANTANANARIVO
Before the departure to Antananarivo, visit Vakona reserve. In this reserve, we will have the opportunity to see other species of lemurs and other animals and to touch lemurs. After road back to the capital of the Big Island.
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- 4WD with driver speaking English
- Fuel during the tour
- Local guides in national parks
- Entry into the national parks and nature reserves mentioned in the circuit.
- Rooms in Andasibe with breakfast
- Civil liability insurance.
- The visa.
- International flights
- Personal needs
- Rates at the airport
EXTENDED: 4 DAYS
4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS: ANDASIBE – MANTADIA - MANAMBATO - SHORT CANAL VISIT
DAY 1: ANTANANARIVO - ANDASIBE: 155KMS / 3h – 4h
Breakfast at the hotel. Meet at the hotel in the morning, then begin the beautiful drive east through the National Route 2. This region of Madagascar is characterized by its wet climate thanks to the dense, beautiful, and biodiverse rainforest within. Crossing staggering landscapes dotted with traditional houses and myriad small villages, the road today gives a feel for the traditional lifestyle of the Malagasy people. Incomprehensibly abundant rice paddies, chimney-less long clay red houses, and thousands of roadside markets displaying a variety of handicrafts, endemic and tasty Mada-only fruit, and organic free range meat markets- all this against a pretty backdrop of golden grasslands and granite inselbergs. On the way, visit the Perieyras farm, where you can easily view a wide array of reptiles, like chameleons from the biggest to the smallest in the world (Madagascar hosts both.) Keep on driving past Moramanga. Lunch en route at a cafe. Arrival in Andasibe in the afternoon. Visit Vakona private park. Later that evening enjoy a Nocturnal visit of the Vakona private park. Dinner and overnight at VAKONA FOREST LODGE
DAY 2: ANDASIBE – MANAMBATO: 160 KMS / 2- 3h
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer by car to the entrance of the park. Visit today the national park of Andasibe Mantadia. The Perinet Reserve is well known to be the shelter of the lemur "Indri-Indri," only present in the whole world in this area. This species is considered to be the biggest primate living in Madagascar. The Mantadia reserve is also characterized by spectacular technicolor orchids. In the park, there are 12 different species of lemurs (nocturnal and diurnal) but also more than 110 bird species with an endemic rate of 50 %. Tenrecs (sort of hedgehog) and chameleons cross your path regularly too, and you can enjoy primary forest curiosities such as trees, ferns, lichens, epiphyte orchids (angraecum, bulbophyllums…), medicinal plants, or precious woods like Dalbergia. Have a leisurely lunch. After lunch hit the road toward Brickaville where you will leave the National 2 and take the track until you reach Manambato, a little village in front of a lake with a beautiful white sand beach. Dinner and overnight at the hotel LES ACACIAS.
DAY 3: MANAMBATO – ANKANIN’NY NOFY: Visit of the Palmarium
Breakfast at the hotel. Boat transfer from Manambato to Ankanin’ny Nofy by passing through the Rasoabe and Rasoamasay Lakes, then the Pangalanes channel. Visit of the Palmarium Reserve to meet lemurs and other cute local animals. Today's journey is a very interesting walking tour inside this private reserve. Picnic lunch. Back to the hotel. Dinner and overnight at LES ACACIAS.
DAY 4: MANAMBATO – ANTANANARIVO: 315Km / 6 h
Breakfast at the hotel. You will turn back to Antananarivo by car. En route you will enjoy a traditional and delicious lunch infused with vanilla! Arrival in Antananarivo in the afternoon.
Car with fuel and an English speaking guide driver
Accommodation on bed and breakfast in the hotels following details in the program
English speaking local guides
The picnic lunch on Day 3
Park entrances and visits mentioned in the program
Boat transfer Manambato – Ankanin’ny Nofy – Manambato
Activities not mentioned or defined in the program, beverages, tips and extra
International flight tickets
Domestic flight tickets