Explore the western part differently

Day 1 : Arrive Antananarivo

Meet and assist upon arrival to the airport. Transfer to your hotel. According to flight schedule, could enjoy a sightseeing tour of the city. Overnight at RELAIS DES PLATEAUX.

Day 2 : Antananarivo – Antsirabe 170km

After breakfast, head south to Antsirabe, a journey through highland landscape with its beautiful rice fields and traditional houses on display. Stopover in Ambatolampy to visit the aluminum cooking pot factory. Arrival in Antsirabe late afternoon. City tour by car before check in at your hotel. Overnight at COULEUR CAFÉ.

Day 3 : Antsirabe – Miandrivazo 250 Km

After breakfast, visit of some workshop in town : sweets workshop : a traditional way of making sweets, a jeweler’s workshop and a horn workshop. Drive to Miandrivazo, through amazing landscape. Overnight at PRINCESSE TSIRIBIHINA.

Day 4 : Tsiribihina river descent

Breakfast. Transfer by car to Masiakampy, an hour drive, where the barge is awaiting. Beginning of the river descent : trip of three days in a wild and remote area where you can find many species of birds, bats, crocodiles, as well as some lemurs. For this day, trip across vast cultivated plains, stop in the village of Sahambano and refreshing stop at a huge waterfall. The camp will be set up a large sandbank.
Accommodation on full board basis in camping.

Day 5 : Tsiribihina river descent

Continuation of the river descent by getting deeper in to the Tsiribihina meanders. On the way, you will meet fishermen, some barges, kerds of zebu crossing the the river. There ara many birds as well : herons, teal, knob-billed duck….
By the evening, as farewell, there will be a campfire with local singers and dancers of the village
Accommodation on full board basis.

Day 6 : End of river descent – Bekopaka 110 Km

After breakfast, the barge is heading to Belo sur Tsiribihina. Farewell lunch on board ! The car is already thereby to drive you Bekopaka, a little village near the Tsingy of Bemaraha. A tough track of about 3 to 5 hours drive depends on season and rainfall. Overnight at SOLEIL DES TSINGY.

Day 7 : Tsingy of Bemaraha (Bekopaka)

A full day excursion to explore this unique and amazing place classified amongst the world heritage by UNESCO. Our journey starts from a canoe trip along the spectacular Manambolo gorge, combined with an easier path through caves, stalactites, stalagmites and the famous family tomb of the Vazimba (the first people leaving in Madagascar). After this little river trip, back to the car and drive to the “Grands Tsingys”, the most rewarding trip !!! With a local guide, go for an experience inspiring moments of a lifetime : go deep into the limestone forest passing through several hanging bridges with the impressive karstic formations below your feet. The trail is not technically difficult and even children can cope with it, but you certainly should not suffer from vertigo ! The look down from the hanging bridge is something to avoid for the easily fainted. Back to the hotel by the afternoon. Overnight.

Day 8:Bekopaka – Morondava

Breakfast, drive back to Belo sur Tsiribihina. Crossing the river by ferry. Stopover at the famous Bobabs Alley to admire the sunset and for pictures. Overnight at PALISSANDRE COTE OUEST.

Day 9 : Morondava

Day for leisure. Optional activities : canoe trip amid Mangroves, Betania fishing village to see the fishermen back home. Overnight.

Day 10 : Morondava - Tana

Breakfast. According to flight schedule, transfer to the airport. Flight to Tana. Meet and assist. Transfer to a hotel near the airport.

Day 11 : Depart

Breakfast. Transfer to the airport and depart Tana for Europe.

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