Journey moramora to the East – 10 days

From 2 to 12 people. See details below.

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© Malagasy Tours | Carte The principle of our travels “Mora-Mora” is simple, it comes to travel by taking the time to do things, to see people, to understand their lives. This approach of Madagascar aims to be intimate and soft.
The meeting with the Indri Indri, the largest lemurs in the reserve perinet is always an emotional time. The local guide will tell us about his habits and his legend. On the Canal of Pangalanes we stroll into the villages and learn about the lifestyle of fishermen between lagoons and ocean. The charming island of St. Mary invites us to beautiful walks or bike along the beaches going up towards the north or the east coast.

Highlights

  • The tour of the old city of Tana ;
  • The lemurs in the Park of Perinet ;
  • The discovery of the Canal des Pangalanes ;
  • The beaches and the atmosphere of Sainte Marie.

Travel identity card

  • Duration : 10 days (from Tana to Tana)
  • Participant: In group – minimum 2 persons
  • Accompaniment: English speaking Malagasy Guide
  • Accommodation: All in hotel (9 nights)
  • Travel: 4×4 vehicle or either bus or minibus
  • Service: In Bed & Breakfast (with some picnics)
  • Period: All year
  • Effort = 1

    “Easy”This trip is accessible to all. However, we ask you to be healthy.
    It is a journey of discovery and short hikes are scheduled for site visits.
    Madagascar is large, the steps in a 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.

D 1 : Antananarivo – Visit the city

Meeting at your hotel in the heart of the city.

Antananarivo is one of these cities under the tropics having a soul, his own feeling.
Tana history bigins with Queens and Kings during XVIIe century. The architecture is original and esthetic.
Strolling in the streets of the town means going to meet people and discovering the unknown aspect of Madagascar.

From the hotel we walk to the Old Town through the city. We learn the “every day” life of the population.
Reach and visit of the Queen Palace and the Prime Minister Palace though narow streets and many steps.

Back to your hotel in the end of the afternoon.

  • Duration : Toute la journée
  • Meals : Lunch not included / Dinner not included
  • Your hotel : Antananarivo. Les 3 metis .

    Les 3 metis Les 3 metis Built in 1913, located in the heart of the city, renovated entirely respecting Malagasy architectural art, Les 3 Metis is a warm and family mood guesthouse, local artists and artisans has decorated the place. All rooms has private bathroom. The restaurant offers a nice mixture of French and Indian Ocean gastronomy.

    View site on : http://www.les-trois-metis.com

D 2 : Antananarivo > Andasibe National Park

We drive east towards Andasibe National Park. This is one of the main roads of the country, it is relying the most important sea port in Toamasina and the capital Antananarivo, a heavy traffic.
We leave the highlands by the steep slope of Mandraka where starts the forest.
Visit of the butterfly farm to see an amazing concentration of chameleon, gecko, leaf-tailed gecko and butterfly of course.
Then go on east. Arrive in Andasibe in the afternoon.

  • Duration : +/- 3 heures
  • Distance : 150 km
  • Meals : Lunch not included / Dinner not included
  • Your hotel : Andasibe. Feon’Ny Ala.

    Feon'Ny AlaFeon'Ny AlaLocated on the edge of the forest near the park gate. The hotel’s name means literally “sound of the forest”, it reflects perfectly the surroundings where it is every morning, Indri-Indri’s call rocks you harmoniously. The hotel Feony Ala has a restaurant, 30 bungalows built with local materials and has private or common bathrooms with hot water.

D 3 : Visit of Andasibe National Park

We walk with a local guide to discover this protected area. It is mainly covered with primary forest pecullar to the east side of Madagascar. Many rare and endemic species can be found in this rain forest. The biodiversity is so amazing, we can meet Indri indri the largest of lemurs here. His behaviour is fascinating and your guide will explain all about him. Many other species are living there such as Grey Bamboo lemur (Hapalemur griseus), Wooly lemur (Avahi Laninger) and others.

Flora is also very interesting, there are several species of medicinal plants.

We head back to the hotel in the afternoon.

  • Duration : +/- 5h de visite
  • Meals : Picnic lunch included / Dinner not included
  • Your hotel : The same as the day before

D 4 : Perinet National Park > Ankanin’ny nofy

After the breackfast, we continue toward east.

That’s by the “Ravinala road” we arrive to the village of Manambato, to the shore of the Rasoabe lake. We suggest a lunch in the small restaurant. By boat we go to Ankanin’ny nofy. Arrvival at the end of afternoon.

 

  • Duration : 2h de route + 1h de bateau
  • Distance : 130 km
  • Meals : Lunch not included / Dinner not included
  • Your hotel : Ankany nofy. Palmarium.

    PalmariumPalmariumThe only access is by boat, Palmarium offers comfortable traditional style bungalows with bathroom and a lake view from the balcony. It has also a private Reserve where you can find about 10 species of lemurs roaming free (Indri-Indri, Sifaka, Varecia, Propithecus, Aye Aye…)

    View site on : http://www.palmarium.biz

D 5 : Canal des Pangalanes

Visit of Palmarium Reserve. We devote the morning to explore and discover Malagasy fauna.

We lunch at the hotel.

We leave you free in the afternoon; you have the choice between relaxations in your bungalows balcony or walk around. Someone from the hotel will show you the trail to the villages in the surroundings. There is a possibility to get a guide if you need.

  • Duration : Toute la journée
  • Meals : Lunch not included / Dinner not included
  • Your hotel : The same as the day before

D 6 : Ankanin’ny nofy > Tamatave

Passing through Rasoabe, Rasoamasay and Ampitabe Lakes, the Canal des Pangalanes was built at the beginning of the last century, it runs along the east coast in more than 400 km from Toamasina to Manakara. It links up lakes, ponds and rivers. Unfortunately this waterway is not well maintained nowadays.

Visit of Palmarium reserve to see more lemurs and then go on north, we might have stops in some fisherman villages along the canal and there is an opportunity to walk along the beach, then we trip up the canal to Toamasina.

We reach Toamasina river port, take a taxi to go to the hotel.

  • Duration : 3 à 4h de navigation
  • Meals : Picnic lunch included / Dinner not include
  • Your hotel : Tamatave. Java.

     Java JavaThe hotel is situated in the heart of Toamasina in 5 mn of the beach. All guestrooms are spacious, comfortable and air-conditioned, equipped with mini-safe, TV and Wi-Fi internet. You can come to feast in the bar-snack-restaurant Le Verseau with a terrace which gives a beautiful view onto the Boulevard Joffre. The hotel also has a well being room where y ou can relax after a stroll in town or along the beach.

    View site on : http://www.java-hotel-tamatave.com

D 7 : Tamatave > Sainte Marie (Nosy Boraha)

Breakfast at the hotel and then head to the airport of Toamasina.

We stroll around in the market and the sea front befrore we fly if we have time.
We can even visit Ivoloina Park if the flight to Sainte Marie is in the afternoon. Tansfer to the airport for a flash flight.
We are in one of those little paradise, as the Indian Ocean can offer us. Ste Marie is quiet and peaceful place, with natural white sand and coconut palms. Your guide accompanies you to the airport of Tamatave but the hotel takes you once you get there.

NB : The programme of this day might be changed depending on the flight schedules.

  • Duration : 25 mn de vol
  • Meals : Lunch not included / Dinner not included
  • Your hotel : Sainte-Marie. Maningory .

    Maningory Maningory Hotel Maningory is located in “Iles aux Nattes” in the south of Sainte Marie, a tiny 4 km² Island surrounded by a lagoon with beautiful white sandy beach bounded by palm trees. 10 mn ride to the airport by boat and 20 to the main town. 20 bungalows made of local natural materials are set up in a lush vegetation surrounding. You have all the comfort needed for a nice stay. The restaurant offers a menu of meat, fish, seafood and vegetable, the taste of fresh ingredients, international recipes respecting exotic traditional cuisine.

    View site on : http://www.maningoryhotel.com

D 8 and 9 : Days at leisure at Ste Marie

Days at leisure in Sainte Marie Island. You are free to choose your activity, the best way to move around is by bicycle or motor bike. You can rent  a mountain bike to go east coast, visit pirate graveyards or just ride along the beach and villages. You can go to “Ile aux Nattes” at the very south of Ste Marie, then take a canoe to go across the lagoon to the other side, the tour of the island on foot along the beach is enchanting.
Small restaurants or hotels are along the way to stop for lunch or to refresh. You have a possibility for a sea outing, diving or snorkelling towards the coral reef in this clear water.
A lazy day is also an option … the decor, the warmth and ambience lend themselves perfectly!

The guide does not go to Ste Marie during your stay, you get advice from hotel about all activities.

  • Meals : Lunch not included / Dinner not included
  • Your hotel : The same as the day before

D 10 : Sainte Marie > Antananarivo

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

End of Malagasy Tours services.

Fly to the capital of Madagascar.

 

  • Duration : 1h de vol
  • Meals : Lunch not included / Dinner not included
Number of person 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Supp single
Price per person 1 110 € 915 € 832 € 758 € 715 € 670 € 657 € 646 € 644 € 633 € 620 € 212 €

Price include:

  • The English Speaking driver / guide and his vehicle from Tana to Tamatave,
  • The accommodation in hotels with breakfast (double or twin),
  • The entrance fees in the National Park and local guide,
  • The visit of Pyereras reserve,
  • Transfers in Sainte Marie.

Price does not include:

  • International and domestic flights,
  • Meals not indicated in the program,
  • Optional activities in Sainte Marie,
  • Tips and beverages,
  • Cancellation and / or repatriation Insurance.

 

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