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Madagascar northeast offers fabulous rainforests and breathtaking landscapes, where we go in search for the delightful lemurs and camouflaged chameleons. 

We head off the beaten path and explore Madagascar northeast best-kept secrets. The extraordinary Red and Grey Tsingy (limestone formation) that are so intriguing and takes a fabulous photograph! From beautiful beaches and pristine waterways to lush rainforests with orchids and weirdly wonderful creatures. This compact adventure showcases Madagascar’s famous Northern tip and its beautiful east coast. 

HIGHLIGHTS
  • Amber Mountain NP known for its endemic flora and fauna, waterfalls and crater lakes 
  • Ankarana NP, with its Tsingy of limestones pinnacles, canyons and caves 
  • The Red Tsingy hides plentiful secrets of nature for you to unveil
  • Trek to find the only Black sifaka (Perrier’s sifaka)
  • Andasibe NP, known for its rare orchids and the Indri Indri
  • Cruising in the Pangalanes canal, a chain of sweet water lakes and lagoons parallel to the Indian Ocean.
  • To come face to face with one of the rarest creatures on the planet the allusive Aye Aye

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Tana (Antananarivo) – Madagascar
DEPARTURE DATES

14 May 2023 – 27 May 2023

5 November 2023 – 18 November 2023

DURATION 14 days/13 nights all inclusive
PRICES per person

AU$7,450 twin share rate 

AU$8,150 single rate 

GROUP SIZE 4 to 12 Guests
INCLUDED
Adventure Associates Escort
local English speaking guide
Accommodation
All Meals as specified
All transfers, sightseeing, boat trips, domestic flights and touring as indicated
Bottled water
Entrance fees sightseeing tours/park entry fees
All currently applicable service charges and taxes
Guides & Drivers gratuity
NOT INCLUDED
International air-tickets and taxes
Excess baggage on any flight
Vaccination costs
Passport or Visa fees
Travel Insurance
Personal items like drinks and laundry
Any other meals or sightseeing not specified in the detailed itinerary

Additional information

DestinationMadagascar
1

Day 1

Arrive Tana (Antananarivo) Madagascar’s capital. On arrival in Tana you will be met at the airport and transferred to our group hotel. D

 
2-3

Days 2-3

We fly from Tana to Antsiranana (Diego Suarez), in the extreme north and are taken by 4WD’s south of Diego to Black Lemur Lodge where we will be staying for the next 2 nights. In the late afternoon we will take a trek in search of the Black Perrier’s sifaka. The following day we visit Ankarana National Reserve. Here we find the impressive grey tsingy (limestone pinnacles) which are surrounded by dry deciduous forest. Its dense forests support one of the largest and least disturbed populations of crowned lemurs. Keep an eye out for northern sportive lemur, dwarf lemurs and ring-tailed mongoose. B,L,D

4

Day 4

After an early breakfast, we head towards Montagne d’Ambre (Amber Mountain), with a detour to visit the “Tsingy rouge” (Red Tsingy), which provides a wonderful spectacle of sculptured coloured sands shaped by the wind and rain. Depending on the time we can take a walk down into the canyon to see the red tsingy up close. B,L,D

5-6

Days 5-6

These 2 days are dedicated to exploring the Amber Mountain National Park. Established in 1958. This massif rises from the surrounding dry region forming an isolated stretch of montane rainforest covering an area of 18.200 hectares at altitudes between 800m and 1470m. The park offers great biodiversity: a huge tropical forest with endemic fauna and flora, luxuriant vegetation and many waterfalls and volcanic lakes. The climate is perfect, and the cool air refreshing after the heat of the lowlands. The dominant ethnic groups in this area are the Sakavala and the Antankarana. A large number of animal & reptile species inhabit the NP along with: Sanford’s brown lemur, crowned lemur, lesser bamboo lemur and five species of nocturnal lemurs. B,L,D

7

Day 7

After breakfast we drive to Diego Suarez and have a look at the port town with its wide streets, old colonial-era buildings, and buzzy atmosphere. We take an early lunch at Mellville Restaurant with its amazing views of the natural bay. Afternoon flight back to Tana.

8-9

Days 8-9

After breakfast we drive to Andasibe for 2 nights, with a stop in Marozevo to visit the private reserve “Pereyras” – where we’ll have the opportunity for close viewing of some of the island’s most extraordinary reptiles and invertebrates. We continue on to Andasibe NP for a night walk before dinner. the following day we set out to find the star of the park the indri indri; at up to 1m tall, it’s the largest lemur. But there are more than a dozen other lemur species, many endemic birds and more than a hundred orchid species. We will have a full day to explore this amazing region. B,L,D

10-11

Days 10-12

After breakfast, we drive to Manambato for lunch before transferring to the longboat which takes us along the Pangalanes Canal, a chain of freshwater lakes and lagoons connected by man-made channels to form a 600 km inland waterway. Akanin’ny Nofy (Nest of Dreams), on the white sandy shores of Lake Ampitabe. is where we will spend the next 3 nights. It is a haven of forests, pitcher plants, mangroves and palms. We visit the Palmarium, a private reserve of endemic palms and vanilla bean. Where lemurs, including indri indri, sifakas, crowned lemurs, and the endangered aye-aye, enjoy complete freedom. B,L,D

13

Day 13

After breakfast we cruise by boat to the head of the cannel to Tamatave Madagascar’s most important seaport. After lunch we will visit Tamatave’s colourful Bazary Be markets that sells fruit, vegetables, spices, handicrafts and beautiful bouquets of flowers (should you feel the need to brighten up your hotel room). Fly back to Tana. B,L,D

14

Day 14

Our final day in Tana before transferring to the airport for your return flight home. B,L

 
Please note: The proposed itinerary is just a guide and changes could be made due to domestic flight schedule changes and hotel availability.

Anglin Razafimantsoa

Anglin grow up in Joffre Ville Madagascar at the base of Amber Mountain National Park and is where his love of the natural world began.
He studied hard and completed his secondary schooling and in 1994 he completed a National Tourism course in guiding. He also had the opportunity to work with researches from the University of Michigan who worked on a book called “biodiversity of reptiles and amphibians of Madagascar”.
In 2003 Anglin was again approached by a German company to assist and work on another two books, “A Field guide of the amphibians and reptiles of Madagascar”and “Lemurs of Madagascar”.
Anglin speaks two dialects of Malagasy and is fluent in English and French. In his spare time he enjoys listening to music and taking great pleasure in advising young teens in the community about future career opportunities.

Sue Werner

Sue graduated as a veterinary nurse before embarking on a more adventurous life as a professional outdoor guide. Over the past 25 years she has worked as an expedition leader, photographer and tour guide. Throughout that time she has been at the cutting edge of developments in adventure travel, mainly specialising in Antarctica and the High Arctic. Her enthusiasm has taken her to many remote corners of the world, including Madagascar, the Amazon, Africa and the Himalaya. Spending three months living in Grytviken, working for the South Georgia Heritage Trust and was a highlight of Sue’s career. In January, 2015, Sue purchased Adventure Associates and continues to plan even more exciting journeys to remote destinations.

How to Book

To ensure your place on this exciting adventure, please contact us to reserve a place 02 6355 2022 or , then complete the Adventure Associates Booking Form and return to us with your AUD 1000 per person deposit.

Deposit required per person: AU$1000 per person
Balance due: 75 days prior to departure
If booking within 74 days of departure: Full payment must be made.

Reservations are established when you receive written confirmation and acceptance of the deposit and Booking Form. Travel insurance is strongly recommended at the time of booking.

Cancellations

Cancellations must be advised in writing to Adventure Associates. Cancellation charges are subject to regulations of airlines, coach and tour operators, hotels and other principals involved. If it is necessary to cancel your arrangements, the following non-refundable charges will apply.

More than 100 days prior to departure AU$500 per person
Between 99 and 75 days prior to departure Full loss of deposit per person
Between 74 and 31 days prior to departure 75% of tour cost per person
On or within 30 days prior to departure No Refund

If the cancellation charge is more than your advance payment you remain liable for the difference. For these and other reasons mentioned above you are strongly recommended to take out Travel Insurance. Once the Land Tour has departed there will be no refund for any unused portions of the trip.

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Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 1 review
January 11, 2017

Jack was a great guide, very helpful & sorted me out & I got to see everything that I could have wished for. The Iharana resort is beautiful, overlooking the lake with Tsingy in the background. A really lovely trip.

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