BY BOAT TO THE TSINGY – 7 DAYS

From 4 to 12 persons.

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Discovery of the west of Madagascar.

Head to Miandrivazo, we stay overnight in Antsirabe. We continue the ride the next day to join Masiakampy where we embark on a boat by lunch time. We navigate in the afternoon. We spend two days of river trip on Tsiribihina, the boat crew prepare all the food we take on board. We spend nights in tent on the river bank.

Our 4WD then take us towards Bemaraha National Park to visit the Great Tsingy which is one of the most amazing spots.

Drive to Morondava, stop in the famous Baobab Avenue when the sun is setting to make spectacular photos. End the journey in Morondava.

Highlights

  • Two days river trip by boat
  • Evening parties on river banks
  • Tsingy of Bemaraha National Park
  • Amazing Baobab Avenue

Travel identity card

  • Duration: 7 days
  • Participant: From 4 persons
  • Guiding: English-speaking guide
  • Accommodation: Camping + Hotel standard or superior
  • Transport: Boat + 4×4
  • Period: from May to November
  • Effort = 2

    “Easy to moderate”
    Physical activity and / or punctual hiking occasional, 3 to 5 hours per day on good trails.
    Little or no gradients. You only carry your bag for the day.
    Madagascar is vast, the stages in the vehicle can sometimes be a little long.

  • Confort = 4

    “Standard”All nights are in hotels. The accommodations and/or the hotel are good categories and equivalent to 2 or 3 stars international standards.
    Dinner in restaurant, lunch at the restaurant and / or picnic.
    Travel take place in comfortable vehicle on roads and/or on relatively good tracks.

Day 1: Antananarivo > Antsirabe

Meeting with your guide.

We have breakfast in the hotel and start heading south passing through Antananarivo.

Rice fields and typical villages of the Highlands represent the landscape right after Antananarivo.

We stop in Ambatolampy to discover the rather amazing work of aluminum to make cooking pot for the whole country.

We take lunch in town. Continuation towards Antsirabe in the afternoon.

We take our time for a city tour and experience “pousse-pousse” (rick shaw) riding for those who want, it is the main transport for locals.

  • Duration: +/- 3 h
  • Distance: 170 km

Day 2: Antsirabe > Tsiribihina River

Start after the breakfast.

We pass through Betafo and Mandoto villages. We make a quick stop to have a look at gold washers from the bridge.

We are in the mid west, at Itremo region.

We take a track after Miandrivazo village towards Masiakampy pier. Our barge and the crew are waiting for us to go down the River. Lunch on board.

We leave the river bank straight and by the river meanders we run into the bush.

It is only the beginning of the cruise.

  • Duration: +/- 5h
  • Distance: 270 km include 30 km of track
  • We organise your meals on board

Day 3: River trip on Tsiribihina by boat

It is a large and quiet river, we go forward slowly with a relaxing and peaceful mood. We set up our camp on the white sand at water’s edge in the evening. The crew prepares the meal and serves it onboard. Passengers can move around, play cards, read books or go up to the solarium roof for a sunbathing and admire the scenery… Often the locals come to us in the evening and play local music and dance.

  • Duration: 2 days of sailing
  • Distance: +/- 120 km
  • We organise your meals on board

Day 4: Tsiribihina River > Bekopaka

Breakfast on board.

We continue the descent in the morning and get closer to many villages and the river is more frequented.

We come alongside Belo / Tsiribihina and still lunch aboard and finally bid farewell to the crew.

We get our 4WD at the landing stage.

An uncomfortable track leads us to Bemaharaha Tsingy National Park, a hundred kilometres takes half a day drive.

Cross Manambolo River to get at Bekopaka village.

  • Duration: +/- 5h
  • Distance: 140 km of track
  • We organise your lunch on board

Day 5: Tsingy of Bemaraha National Park

This site is one of the most extraordinary which is!

The TSINGY are real cathedrals of limestone, this dense network of faults, cracks and blocks of limestone carved in blades is one of the most spectacular landscapes of Madagascar. The formation of this massif of the middle Jurassic began there is 200 million years, during the period when the sea still recovered this region of Bemaraha. Then this immense plate of corals and shells lifted up itself. Exposed outdoors since 5 million years, the rain, with its work of erosion sculptured the rest. Among these marvels there are 6 species of lemurs, reptiles and 53 varieties of birds. It is also the housing environment of one of the smallest sorts of chameleon, the “Brookesia Perarmata”. These two days, together with guides and porters, are dedicated to the discovery of this site of the most surprising. 

  • Duration: from 2 to 5h of walking
  • We organise your picnic lunch

Day 6: Bekopaka > Morondava

We head back to Morondava and cross Manambolo and Tsiribihina rivers by ferry again. It can take a little time sometimes …

We pass through the famous “Allée des Baobabs” just before we get to Morondava town.

We are there at the right time, the sun is low, raking light, smooth trunks reflect the orange rays of the sun.

Great pictures in perspective. We returned to town, Morondava, and we settle into our hotel by the sea

  • Duration: +/- 7h
  • Distance: 180 km track

Day 7:  Morondava > Antananarivo

Relaxed morning before transfer to the airport organised by the hotel.

Fly to the capital of Madagascar.

  • Duration: 1h flight

Include:

  • A driver/guide and his vehicle all along the trip,
  • Accommodation according your choice (Standard or Superior),
  • River trip on Tsiribihina, boat and crew,
  • Camping equipment (bring a sleeping bag),
  • National parks and indicated sites fees,
  • Local guides in Parks,
  • All transfers.

Not include:

  • International and domestic flights,
  • Tips and drinks,
  • Your personal insurances,
  • The visa: +/- 35€.

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Price for this trip: from 937 €

Price per person | For a group of 4 people

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