Madagascar and Nosy Be Island: 2024/2025

13 days
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Price includes

  • Accommodation in high-standard tourist hotels in double rooms.
  • Transportation by comfortable air-conditioned vehicle.
  • Airport transfers.
  • Breakfast included.
  • One bottle of mineral water per person per day.
  • Guidance from a local guide.
  • Assistance from a English-speaking tour leader.
  • Excursion to Lemur Park.
  • Admission to Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park.
  • Excursions on Nosy Be Island: Lokobe Forest, Nosy Tanikely, Nosy Komba, Nosy Iranja.
  • Excursions to the Lemur Island.
  • STAY ON NOISY BE ISLAND (optional and at an additional cost: $495 USD)

The price does not include

  • International airfare.
  • Domestic airfare.
  • Meals other than those mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Customary tips and personal expenses.
  • Additional attractions.
  • Baggage fees.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Visa: +/- €35 per person.

Madagascar enchants with beautiful beaches with azure-turquoise water, mountains, tropical forests, a desert, and even savannah. It is sometimes referred to as the eighth continent. Formerly an independent kingdom, it became a French colony in 1896 and has been an independent state since 1960, captivating tourists with its unique character.

Beaches

National parks


Travel itinerary

1.day

Departure from Chicago

Our journey begins with check-in and baggage drop-off to reach Madagascar, located 800 kilometers off the coast of Africa. This is a place known for its endemic species of animals and plants that cannot be found anywhere else in the world.

2.day

Antananarivo

After landing and completing customs and visa formalities, we will go to the hotel. The rest of the day is free for relaxation.

3.day

Antananarivo

After breakfast, the tour of the main city begins. The royal palace complex in Antananarivo, which served as the residence of the rulers of the Kingdom of Merina in the 17th and 18th centuries, will be visited.

The next attraction of the day is Lemurs’ Park. These animals, an endemic symbol of Madagascar, are among the most captivating creatures on our planet.

Lunch will be enjoyed in Lemurs’ Park, followed by a return to the hotel. Dinner will be at your own expense.

4.day

Antananarivo - Morondava

After breakfast, the hotel is left behind and the journey to the airport begins for the flight to Morondava.

After checking into the hotel, an evening walk at sunset along the famous Avenue of the Baobabs follows. These majestic trees grow here in large clusters and create a very picturesque view during sunset.

5.day

Morondava - Bekopaka

On this day, travel to Beopaka, the gateway to Madagascar’s most magnificent national park, Tsingy de Bemaraha. Along the way, the famous “Avenue of the Baobabs” will be seen again, this time admired in the morning sun.

The journey continues through the Kirindy Forest, where solitary giant baobabs and vast stretches of burned grass and trees can be observed. Next is a drive through the town of Tsiribihina and a ferry crossing over the Manambolo River gorge.

Upon arrival in Bekopaka, hotel check-in and free time for a short rest.

6.day

Bekopaka - Tsingy of Bemaraha National Park

After breakfast, a full-day excursion to Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park, renowned for its limestone cliffs, sharp pinnacles reaching up to several dozen meters, rock labyrinths, the spectacular Manambolo River canyon, and stunningly surreal lunar landscapes. Due to its uniqueness and diverse fauna and flora, Tsingy de Bemaraha Park has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The park’s forested canyons are home to many endemic species, including lemurs and chameleons. Hanging bridges are stretched between some of the peaks, offering the brave a chance to cross to the other side.

Return to the hotel for free time to relax. Overnight stay in Bekopaka.

7.day

Bekopaka - Tsingy of Bemaraha National Park

After breakfast, another trip to Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park is planned. The day will be dedicated to a thorough exploration of this extraordinary park. The entire reserve features numerous tourist trails with varying levels of difficulty.

The most impressive and also the most dangerous trail is located in the highest part of the park: the Grand Tsingy. Here, one can understand where the park’s name originates. “Tsingy” in the Malagasy language, spoken by the indigenous people of Madagascar, means “where one cannot walk barefoot.” Each rock, from the smallest to the largest, ends in a sharp point. This natural construction has protected the area from excessive human interference. The trail winds through sharp, narrow rock towers, and parts of the route must be traversed using hanging bridges secured between the rocks.

In the late afternoon, return to the hotel for free time to relax. Overnight stay in Bekopaka.

8.day

Bekopaka - Morondava

After breakfast, the journey back to Morondava begins. Along the way, a stop will again be made in the town of Tsiribihina and the Manambolo River will be crossed.

In the late afternoon, arrival at the famous Avenue of the Baobabs is scheduled, and this time, the sunset will be admired here. By evening, arrival in Morondava is expected. Hotel check-in follows. Free time for relaxation. Overnight stay in Morondava

9.day

Morondava - Antananarivo

After breakfast, there will be some free time until we are transported to the airport. After approximately an hour’s flight, we will find ourselves back in the capital city, Antananarivo. The night will be spent in a hotel located in the city center.

THERE IS AN OPTION TO EXTEND THE STAY BY 3 DAYS ON NOSY BE ISLAND. THE ADDITIONAL CHARGE FOR THE STAY ON NOISY BE IS $495 PER PERSON.

10.day

Antananarivo - Nosy Be

Individuals concluding their tour in Antananarivo, depending on their return flight schedule, will have time to relax. They will be transferred to the airport and bid farewell.

Those who choose to continue will depart after breakfast for a further flight to the island of Nosy Be. Located off the northwestern coast of Madagascar in the Mahajanga Province, this island is reputed to have the world’s most beautiful beach. Over the next few days, we’ll have the opportunity to see for ourselves if this claim holds true.

11.day

Nosy Be

After breakfast, the journey begins to Lokobe Reserve, a primary forest inhabited by lemurs, chameleons, and numerous tropical birds. The next stop is the fishing village of Ambatozavavy, from where a traditional boat ride along the mangrove swamps leads to the reserve. The return to the hotel is scheduled for the afternoon.

12.day

Nosy Be

Free time for rest and relaxation on the beach, followed by a trip to an island about 50 km from Nosy Be. Nosy Iranja consists of two parts of the island connected by a 2-kilometer sandy causeway. The island is a nature reserve, home to sea turtles and palm crabs. It is surrounded by a paradisiacal beach, and the ocean ranges in color from light blue to cobalt. Time will be spent relaxing on the beach and swimming in the ocean. Later, dinner will be served in Malagasy style.

In the evening, the return to the hotel is planned.

13.day

Departure from Madagascar

Today, the adventure in paradise Madagascar comes to an end. After checking out from the hotel, transportation to the airport will be arranged for the journey home.

If Madagascar has stolen your hearts, other island-themed trips such as Sri Lanka or Bora Bora are also recommended.

Madagascar and Nosy Be Island: 2024/2025

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The company is not responsible for any loss of customer's property due to burglary, theft, loss, etc. We also do not assume responsibility for any losses incurred by the customer in motels. Rek Travel reserves the right to change the itinerary due to circumstances beyond its control. The customer is obliged to comply with the tour regulations. Tour participants are insured according to the requirements of the US Department of Transportation for a total amount of $500,000 (insurance policy available upon request). Participants may opt for additional insurance coverage for hospital and outpatient treatment of illnesses acquired during the tour, as well as accidents in visited facilities (further information available at the office) for an additional fee.