Impressive tsingy and baobabs

HIGHLIGHT: Tritriva sacred lake, semi-precious stones workshop, river trip, wildlife, Tsingy (limestones) and giant baobabs.

Duration : 9 days / 8 nights
Type of service : hotel with breakfast
Number of people : from one person
Accommodation : hotel top and midrange
Vehicle type : 4WD or minibus

DAY 1 – TANA
Arrival at International Airport of Ivato in Antananarivo, shortly known as Tana. Welcoming then transfer to your hotel for an overnight.


DAY 2 : TANA – ANTSIRABE

Leaving Tana to Antsirabe by 4WD. The first 15ks of this National Road 7 is bustling and known by its traffic. We drive to the South towards Antsirabe where the big part of vegetables and fruits in Madagascar come from. On the road, we appreciate the amazing landscape dominated by the mountains, terraced rice fields and vegetables plantations. In Antsirabe a lot of interesting things to see. Limited by the time, we only visit Tritriva sacred lake and semi-precious stones workshop at Joseph’s. Night in a hotel.


DAY 3 : ANTSIRABE – MIANDRIVAZO

This day the travel will be a bit long as we have 4 hours’ drive until Miandrivazo, located 220ks west of Antsirabe. We have few stops in between that you can stretch your legs, smoke cigarettes for those who need it. Miandrivazo is mainly considered as starting point of the Tsiribihina river trip which lasts 3 days and two nights with 160ks distance. The weather is dry and Miandrivazo is one of the hottest towns in Madagascar. Therefore, wear light cloths. Night in a hotel

DAY 4, DAY 5, DAY 6 : MIANDRIVAZO – BELO SUR TSIRIBIHINA
It’s time to say good-bye to our driver as we have another 4WD to pick us up in Belo sur Tsiribihina. Upon a traditional wooden canoe for 3 days river trip. You can enjoy wildlife of the Middle West from the #pirogue. Birds fly over, chameleons perch on branches, bats hang on caves of cliffs and sifakas (dancing lemurs) and brown lemurs rest on trees. Apart from wildlife, river trip shows you as well the daily life of local population. People go fishing, plant rice and tobacco, they keep after zebus, and women do laundry and wash dishes. Smile and hospitality are cherries on the cake of all life scenery. Your trip deserves a bath at Anosin’Ampela waterfall at noon after the heat of the day. Picnic breakfast, lunch and dinner for 3 days. Night in a tent during river trip (2 nights) and in a hotel in Belo sur Tsiribihina.

DAY 7 : BELO SUR TSIRIBIHINA – TSINGY
We leave Belo Sur Tsiribihina to Bekopaka. After 100 ks drive we reach a small village called Bekopaka where Tsingy dominates as we call Tsingy de Bemaraha. Tsingy lays out in 152 000 hectares that 66 630 hectares has a status of National Park and is divided into small Tsingy and big Tsingy. It’s known as one of the biggest protected area in Madagascar. Tsingy is a tremendous forest of limestones. We can find 90 species of birds, 8 species of reptiles and 11 species of lemurs. On arrival, we visit small Tsingy. Night in a hotel


DAY 8 : VISIT OF THE PARK
After breakfast, we drive to big Tsingy which is the most impressive scenery ever. Tsingy is an outstanding chalky cathedral. The trekking is a little difficult and requires a good physical conditions and gears. The scientists estimate that endemism rate reaches 86% with 11 species of lemurs, 5 families of bats, 103 species of birds and 34 species of reptiles and amphibians are inventoried. Suspended bridges and wooden bridges allow us to pursue easily our visit. Always accompanied by your local guide and equipped by safety gears, you tour Tsingy with 70 to 80 meters high. During the trekking, there is a large canyons where in the middle green plants, pachypodium and other succulent plants grow. Night in a hotel


DAY 9 : TSINGY – MORONDAVA

Back to Moronndava early in the morning. We got several stops to appreciate different shapes of baobab known as #roots of the sky. We enjoy the giant sacred baobab, jaw-opening baobab in love, amazing twin’s baobab and the famous baobab avenue. The sundown and sunrise give a beautiful photos of the unforgettable moment especially when the color of giant tree is changed by the sunlight. Night in a hotel


DAY 9 : MORONDAVA – TANA
Transfer to Airport and arrival in Ivato. End of service

Included :
– Car with driver and English speaking Tour guide
– Fuel
– Driver and his accommodation
– Hotel in BB
– Hotel in HB in Morondava for Top Option
– Car insurance only
– Entrance fees
– Local guide
– Transfer
– Pirogues
Excluded :
– All lunches/dinners not mentioned
– Drinks
– Domestic flight
– Other activities which are mentioned above