Madagascar Lemur Adventure

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Madagascar Lemur Adventure

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Length of trip:

9 days

Approximate price of this trip per person:

from $ 3600 to $ 4095

Best travel dates to go:

Any time.


Detailed Description of this trip:

Since 1989, we have delighted in helping travelers explore Madagascar. This remote, unique, and exotic island is richer in indigenous flora and fauna than any other country in the world. The natural history of Madagascar is threatened, but you will see the very best remaining natural areas in the company of a superb naturalist guide.



Trip Itinerary:

  • Day 1 - Antananarivo

    Arrive in Antananarivo.
    Hotel

    Upon arrival in Antananarivo (‘Tana’ - the City of a Thousand Warriors), you will be met and transferred to the Hotel Relais des Plateaux, or similar.

    Sightseeing

    If time permits, spend the afternoon at the Tana Lemur Park. Meals: Dinner.

  • Day 2 - 3 - Fort Dauphin

    Ft. Dauphin / Berenty Reserve.
    Commercial Flight

    Transfer to the airport for your flight to Ft. Dauphin.

    Private Car Service

    Enjoy a two hour scenic drive to Berenty, a unique private nature sanctuary in the extreme southeast of Madagascar. Berenty is located at the end of a vast mountain range near many tropical beaches.

    Sightseeing

    Here you will spend time exploring the Berenty Reserve, looking for lemurs and other wildlife, with an experienced guide.

    Safari

    You will probably see at least three species of lemurs including the popular Ring-Tailed Lemurs, cuddly and comical Sifakas, and Brown Lemurs. This should rank among your best wildlife experiences ever. There are about 56 species of resident birds, including the large Madagascar buzzard. You will also have the opportunity for an evening walk through the reserve in search of some of the nocturnal wildlife.

    Hotel

    Overnights at the Berenty Lodge, or similar, for two nights. Meals: 2 Breakfasts, 2 Dinners.

  • Day 4 - 5 - Madagascar

    Tana / Perinet.
    Commercial Flight

    Fly back to Tana.

    Private Car Service

    Drive to Perinet Special Reserve where you will overnight at the Hotel Vakona, or similar, for two nights. Stop at the reptile farm en route.

    Safari

    You will have an opportunity for another night walk. Visit the Special Lemur Reserve and Orchid Park. You will be amazed at the game-finding skills and eyesight of your guides. The local people in the area consider the resident singing Indri, the largest living Lemurs, to be their ancestors. The Indri, along with eight other species of Lemurs, live in the park.
    You may also find the island's largest chameleons, as well as many birds and butterflies.

    Adventure

    After dark, you will have a night walk in search of the mouse lemur, chameleons, and frogs. Meals: 2 Breakfasts, 2 Dinners.

  • Day 6 - Madagascar

    Perinet / Tana.
    National Parks

    Another morning visit of Mantadia Naitonal Park and Vakona Reserve before driving back to Tana.

    Hotel

    Overnight at the Relais des Plateaux, or similar. Meals: Breakfast, Dinner.

  • Day 7 - Madagascar

    Tana / Nosy Be.
    Commercial Flight

    Transfer to the airport for your flight to Nosy Be, a tiny tropical island off the coast of Madagascar.

    Sightseeing

    Endless beaches rim turquoise lagoons, lush jungles and exotic plantations. From your plane, you will see the vast area of Madagascar that has been devastated beyond ecological redemption through clearing, erosion and overgrazing. Seeing how little remains of the natural areas will impress upon you how little time remains to save this amazing place.

    Sightseeing

    Consider an optional late afternoon excursion to Mont Passot, the island's highest point, for a spectacular view of blue lagoons, crater lakes, and lush forest.

    Hotel

    Overnight at the Hotel Vanilla, or similar, for two nights. Meals: Breakfast, Dinner.

  • Day 8 - Madagascar

    Nosy Komba / Tanikely.
    Sightseeing

    Today you will explore some of the smaller islands off Nosy Be.

    Sightseeing

    Enjoy a visit to Nosy Komba, a small volcanic island and its resident black Lemurs, before sailing to Nosy Tanikely.

    Snorkeling

    Enjoy an afternoon of swimming and snorkeling at the submarine reserve. This officially protected marine reserve is one of the best remaining sites for snorkeling in the area.

    Hotel

    Return to the Hotel Vanilla, or similar, for your overnight. Meals: Breakfast, Dinner.

  • Day 9 - Madagascar

    Nosy Be / Tana / Onward.
    Relaxation

    Spend your final morning in Madagascar exploring Nosy Be or just relaxing at the resort.

    Commercial Flight

    Fly back to Tana.

    Shopping

    Time permitting, visit the souvenir market for some last minute shopping.

    You will have a day-room reserved for you to refresh yourself before transferring to the airport for your onward flight. Meals: Breakfast.

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