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Madagascar Adventure...
Escorted group tour, 13 days / 10 night, from £2,395 per person - 0845 003 2214

Escorted Group or Private Journey ē Large Baobabs and Lemurs ē Natural History & Culture   
Much of Madagascarís flora and fauna is found nowhere else on earth. This journey offers an opportunity to discover the islandís extraordinary natural history along with its stunning scenery, idyllic beaches and fascinating culture, which is based on a mix of Christianity and ancient spiritual beliefs. 

Day 1 To Antananarivo: Fly overnight from London to Antananarivo, via Paris, on Air Madagascar. (N)   

Day 2 Antananarivo: Morning arrival and transfer to the Le Royal Palissandre / Hotel de France for 1 night. Afternoon tour of Antananarivo, the lively capital of this island nation. Visit the botanical and zoological gardens. (B, L, D)   

Day 3 To Antisirabe: Morning drive south to the small artisan town of Ambatolampy in the foothills of the Ankaratra massif. After lunch, continue to the spa town of Antisirabe. Stay at the Arotel / Hotel des Thermes for 1 night. (B, L, D)   

Day 4 To Fianarantsoa: Morning tour of Antisirabe, centre for the gem trade. The town has hundreds of pousse-pousse (rickshaws), a legacy of the Chinese labour imported to work on the railways. Continue south this afternoon to Fianarantsoa in Madagascarís agricultural region. Overnight at the Tsara Guest House / Soafia Hotel. (B, L, D)   

Day 5 To Ranohira: Morning visit to the market before driving to Ambalavao for lunch and a tour of a vineyard. Afternoon arrival in Ranohira on the edge of the Isalo National Park. Stay 2 nights at the Relais de la Reine. (B, L, D)   

Day 6 Isalo: Isalo National Parkís breathtaking landscape of eroded sandstone has given rise to many local superstitions. Take a short trek to see canyons, caves and waterfalls. Visit the museum and see sunset at the natural rock window of La Fenetre de LíIsalo. (B, L, D)   

Day 7 To Ifaty via Tulear: Continue towards the west coast, stopping at villages and seeing the landscape change from rugged mountains to grassy plains. This region is famous for its large baobabs and its traditional family tombs, central to the Malagasy beliefs and culture. In Tulear, have lunch at the arboretum at Antsoakay. Continue to Ifaty, a small fishing village. Stay overnight at the Hotel Le Paradisier. (B, L, D)   

Day 8 To Berenty: Early morning flight to Fort Dauphine and drive to Berenty Private Reserve, a habitat for lemurs, over 115 species of plant, 83 species of bird and 26 species of reptile. Take a dusk walk to look for animals. Stay at Berenty Lodge for 2 nights. (B, L, D)   

Day 9 Berenty: Morning visit to the reserve and walk along the forest paths in search of flora and fauna. Afternoon at leisure before an evening walk in the reserve. (B, L, D)   

Day 10 To Fort Dauphin: Morning return to Fort Dauphin, set on a coast of beaches backed by green hills. Afternoon visit to the botanical garden at Saidi. Overnight at Le Dauphin Hotel / Le Miramar Hotel. (B, L, D)   

Day 11 To Antananarivo: Morning at leisure to explore Fort Dauphin, perhaps visiting the French colonial fort or the northern bay which is peppered with shipwrecks washed up on the beach. Afternoon flight to Antananarivo and stay overnight at the Le Royal Palissandre / Hotel de France. (B, L, D)   

Day 12 To London: Visit Ambohimanga, one of the 12 sacred hills of Antananarivo, and a handicraft market. Evening flight to London, via Paris, on Air Madagascar. (B, L)   

Day 13 London: Early morning arrival. (N)


from £2,395 per person - This is a guide price, for your personalised quotation please contact us on 0845 003 2214

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