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Indian Ocean

Madagascan Adventure

From €4477pp including flights
Depart From
Fly from Dublin
Departure Date
27 Apr 2019 - 09 May 2019
Alternative dates available on request
Duration
11 Nights
Destination
Madagascar
Price
From €4477pp including flights
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Fly from Dublin and spend 12 days exploring the fascinating island of Madagascar.

Off the shores of southeast Africa, discover the island of Madagascar, a curious wonderland home to wildlife described by Sir David Attenborough as 'strange, rare and utterly unique'.

During your adventure marvel at the enigmatic Baobab Trees, meet tribal Antakarana people and explore the limestone fantasyland of Ankarana National Park.

You may also encounter fauna in the form of inquisitive lemur families, sea turtles patrolling colourful reefs and vibrant chameleons amongst striking forest flora.

Day 1: Antananarivo

You'll take an overnight flight to Magagascar. Upon arrival in Antananarivo, you will be met and transferred to your hotel for the remainder of today at leisure.

Meal: Dinner

Day 2: Antananarivo

Spend this morning on a fascinating sightseeing tour of the city before enjoying lunch at a local restaurant. The afternoon is at leisure to wander through the city's bustling markets, admire the old town's colonial architecture or undertake an optional excursion.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 3: Antananarivo to Antsiranana

This morning fly to Diego where your transfer will take you to the National Park of Amber Mountain for a leisurely wander along the park's scenic trails.

Encounter a host of natural residents amongst drooping ferns including a plethora of enchanting lemur species, an astonishing variety of colourful chameleons, tree boas constricting Canarium branches and a vivid display of butterfly breeds hovering between orchids. In the afternoon continue to Antsiranana for an evening at leisure.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4: Antsiranana

Following your journey to the sleepy rural village of Ambilo, a walk up the hillside unveils the mighty Baobab trees, whose swollen trunks are a striking contrast upon the dry plain.

Your guide will provide an intriguing tour of these natural pillars, which often host frolicking crowned lemurs, before you enjoy a picnic lunch.

As you return to the city this afternoon, stop off at local villages to meet the Antakarana people and experience unique tribal traditions.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 5: Antsiranana

Following an early breakfast drive to the Ankarana National Park, marvel at this breath-taking expanse of psychedelic limestone pinnacles, whose layered formation cultivate the forest-filled canyons and subterranean rivers below.

During your tour, traverse walkways with a backdrop of dramatic landscapes, peer into the bat's grotto and take centre stage within the naturally carved rock amphitheatre.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 6: Antsiranana

In the morning, transfer to the quaint fishing village of Ramena where you will embark by boat to the Emerald Sea, a sheltered bay overlooking the Indian Ocean's inviting waters.

Unwind upon the golden shores of this paradise or snorkel in search of reefs, before enjoying freshly caught fish cooked before your eyes.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 7: Antsiranana to Nosy Be

After breakfast depart for the Millot Plantation in Ambanja, for a fascinating insight into a century of tradition and devotion to the world's finest cocoa.

During your visit taste organic cocoa beans fresh from a husk, observe the meticulous production process each plant undergoes by hand and tour the village that is supported by the plantation.

Following your visit, take a boat trip to the exotic island of Nosy Be and arrive at your hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 8: Nosy Be

Today's island hopping adventure begins upon Nosy Komba, a tropical retreat whose volcanic surface cultivates luscious surroundings. Visit the island's Lemur Park for a close encounter with lemur families grazing on fruit provided by the villagers.

You will also have the opportunity to peruse the market of Ampangorina which presents a vibrant selection of local crafts.

Later, continue to Nosy Tanikely, a protected marine reserve revered for its colourful corals, tropical fish and green sea turtles.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 9: Nosy Be

Embark on a traditional rowing boat through the mangrove swamp, before arriving at the Lokobe Special Reserve.

Your guided tour of the forest gives you the best chance to observe famed Madagascan wildlife including striking chameleons, red owls perched upon ylang-ylang trees and black lemurs amongst vanilla orchids.

After lunch return to your hotel on Nosy Be for the remainder of today at leisure.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 10: Nosy Be

Today is at leisure to unwind upon the island's idyllic beaches, or continue your exploration with an optional excursion.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 11: Nosy Be to Antananarivo

This morning catch a flight back to the Madagascan capital for a day of discovery at your own pace. Later this evening enjoy a farewell meal in a local restaurant.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 12: Depart Antananarivo

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your scheduled flight back home.

Meals: Breakfast

About Your Meals:

Breakfast will always be served at your accommodation each morning during the tour.

Lunch and Dinner, where included, will be served in local restaurants or at your accommodation.

Price is per adult sharing and includes:

  • Return flights and taxes from Dublin
  • 11 nights accommodation
  • Excursions & activities:
    • Tour the Madagascan capital, Antananarivo
    •  Wander nature trails in Amber National Park
    •  See lemurs playing amongst Baobab trees
    •  Unwind on the idyllic beaches of the Emerald Sea
    •  Visit the Millot Plantation, famed for its cocoa production
    •  Explore Nosy Tanikely's marine reserve
  • Meals as specified in itinerary

Please ask us about adding great value:

  • Travel insurance
  • Transfers
Subject to availability. Terms & conditions apply.

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