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Perinet and Ste Marie – 7 days

From 2 to 12 people.


This holyday allows you to discover the eastern side of the Red Island.
We cross the corridor of primary forest covering the steep slopes which tumbles down to the Indian Ocean coast.
Andasibe-Mantadia National Park (Perinet) has a unique wildlife, orchids and other rare plants, many species of lemurs, reptiles, amphibians … this exceptional nature can be explored on foot between waterfalls, rivers and rainforests.
From Tamatave, the paradise island of Sainte Marie welcomes us. Beaches, coconut palms but also a very cheerful people, the island is perfect for sea and land  excursions. Its lush vegetation and various crops such as vanilla, cloves, coffee, cinnamon … give it a fresh and unique flavor.
Humpback whales passing from mid-June to September makes it even more attractive.


  • The amazing diversity of landscapes of the Highlands and the East Coast ;
  • A remarkable wildlife in Andasibe-Mantadia National Park ;
  • A smooth and passionating approach to lemurs ;
  • Sainte Marie, Nosy Boraha, sweetness and scent, white sand and coconut palms.

Travel identity card

  • Duration: 7 days (from Tana to Tana)
  • Participant: From 2 persons
  • Support crew : English-speaking Malagasy Guide
  • Accommodation: All in hotel (6 nights)
  • Vehicle : 4×4 or bus or minibus
  • Meals : Bed and Breakfast
  • 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 > 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.
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D 2: 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

Day 3: Parc de Perinet > Tamatave> Mahambo

After breakfast and always eastwards, we take the Ravinala road to Tamatave.
Tamatave (Toamasina) is the first port of Madagascar boasting an ideal location on the route to the Indies, among the longest beaches of the Indian Ocean and Bay Ivondro.
It is not surprising that Portuguese, French and English quarrel about the city to make a strategic counter.
Visit the city of Tamatave.

  • Duration: 6h30 drive
  • Distance: 288 km
  • Meals: Lunch not included / Dinner not included
  • Your hotel: LA PIROGUE HOTEL.

    It is a wonderful hotel of charm with a unique place in the east coast of Madagascar. Guestrooms and bungalows are scattered in the heart of a magnificent and luxuriant tropical garden by a beautiful crystal- clear lagoon protected by a coral reef. Discover this haven of peace and mildness where warm and mindful staffs help you to enjoy your holiday in a tropical and romantic mood.
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D 4: Sainte Marie> Mahambo

Breakfast at the hotel then appointment at the beach to take the boat to Sainte Marie.
Transfer by “El condor” boat to go across the canal separating the big Island to Ste Marie (+/- 3h30).
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.

  • Duration: +/-3h30 navigation
  • Meals: Lunch not included / Dinner not included
  • Your hotel: MASOANDRO LODGE.

    Masoandro lodge is an authentic hotel by its conception, Comfort and modern techniques are well fit in harmony with the natural preserved environment, between jungle and beach. Located in the heart of the main Island in the west side, 35km from the airport to the south, it is a good starting point for a hike 1km from Ikalalao forest, 5km from La Pointe which e.
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D 5 and 6: 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 7: 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
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Price includes:

  • English Speaking driver / guide and his vehicle along the trip except in Ste Marie,
  • Accommodation as mentioned in the Program,
  • Meals as mentioned in the program,
  • National Park and indicated sites fees,
  • All transfers.

Price does not include:

  • International and domestic flights,
  • Meals as mentioned in the program,
  • Optional activities in Sainte Marie,
  • Tips and beverages,
  • Your personal insurance.
  • Visa: +/-35€


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  You with us !  For each person, for each trip, we take 2€ from our margin for the sponsorship of one hectare of primary forest for one year near the Andasibe / Périnet park. More info here

Price for this trip: from 581 €

Price per person | For a group of 4 people

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