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With canoe to the Tsingy – 8 days

From 2 to 12 people.


Itinéraire: En pirogue vers les TsingyDiscovery of the west of Madagascar.
Our cars leave us to Miandrivazo village where we stay overnight before we take a ride on traditional dugouts the next day. The boat crew is with us during three days of river trip on Tsiribihina. We spend the evenings 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.


  • Three days river trip by dugout ;
  • Evening parties on river banks ;
  • Tsingy of Bemaraha National Park ;
  • Amazing Baobab Avenue.

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  • Duration: 8 days
  • Participant: from 2 persons
  • Support crew: English speaking guide
  • Accommodation: hotel and tent
  • Transport: bus, dugout and 4WD
  • Service: bed and breakfast (full board during river trip)
  • Period: from May to November
  • Effort = 3

    4 to 6 hours of activity and / or hiking per day. The gradients can be 600m certain days.
    In Madagascar, the altitude can be a factor but it is not decisive. We evolve from 0 to 2400m of altitude.
    You only carry your little bag of the day.
    Madagascar is large, the steps in a vehicle can sometimes be a little long.

  • Confort = 3

    “Bush”A few nights in tents (camping), and in simple and comfortable hotels or hostels.
    In bivouac, meals are prepared by the Malagasy Tours team with fresh products, even in trek.
    Attentive service in bivouac. Frequent showers, but not daily.
    Travel by minibus or all-terrain vehicle on tarmac roads and / or tracks.

D 1: Antananarivo (arrival) > Antsirabe > Miandrivazo

Meeting with your guide Malagasy tours.
Depart southward. Right out from Tana rice fields and characteristic villages of the highlands draw the landscape. At Ambatolampy we have a break and are going to discover the work, rather amazing, of manufacturers of aluminum cooking pot), those that we find in all Madagascar. We have lunch in town. Lunch at Antsirabe and drive to Miandrivazo where we spend the night.

  • Duration: +/- 7h
  • Distance: 400 km
  • Meals: Lunch not included / Dinner not included
  • Your hotel: Miandrivazo. Princesse Tsiribihina.

    Princesse TsiribihinaPrincesse TsiribihinaPrincesse Tsiribihina opened in may 1st 2012. This comfortable structure consists of 12 guestrooms with private bathroom and hot water, double and twin room or family bungalow. Far away from town, quiet, you can admire the sunset of Menabe landscape from the restaurant, the swimming pool and the room terrace.It is an ideal stop before starting the river trip on Tsiribihina river, before an incursion into the Makay or before going on to Morondava.View site on:

D 2 to 4: The Tsiribihina river with canoe

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 in river’s bank in the evening. We stop on the way to visit villages, to see animals and take a shower in a beautiful waterfall. The guide prepares the meal. Evenings are spent around fire camp and often locals come to visit us and play local music and dance for a great fun.

  • Duration: 3 days of sailing
  • Meals: Picnic lunch included / Dinner included
  • Your hotel: . Nuit sous tente.

    Nuit sous tenteNuit sous tenteA night under the stars around campfire, in the nature,… we like it !We provide SVALBARD brand FERRINO tents. These tents are for 3 persons but we only put 2 persons inside. Both sides have access door with mosquito net and the entrances are a kind of apse where we put a mat for your bags.We also provide a 5 cm thick foam mattress.You should take your sleeping bag.

D 5: Tsiribihina River > Bekopaka

After our breakfast on a sandbar, we continue the Tsiribihina descent for a few hours and get closer to many villages and the river is there more frequented.
We accost to Tsaraotany. Our 4×4 waits for us on the bank. We go first to Tsimafana village  to board on a local ferry and cross Tsiribihina river. We take the lunch in Belo and then an uncomfortable track leads us to Tsingy of Bemaharaha National Park, these hundred kilometres  will take us a good part of the afternoon.
We cross Manambolo River to reach Bekopaka village.

  • Duration: +/- 5h
  • Distance: 140 km track
  • Meals: Lunch not included / Dinner not included
  • Your hotel: Bekopaka. Tanankoay.

    TanankoayTanankoayTanankoay is a simple hotel located close to Bekopaka village. Bungalows are made of local materials (thatch roof, cob wall…), following Sakalava architecture. All have private bathroom. The restaurant uses local food stuffs for a simple cooking.

    View site on:

D 6: 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. The lunchs are in picnic.

  • Duration: 2 to 5 h of walk
  • Meals: Picnic lunch included / Dinner not included
  • Your hotel: The same as the day before

D 7: 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
  • Meals: Lunch not included / Dinner not included
  • Your hotel: Morondava. Chez Maggie.

    Chez MaggieChez MaggieLocated directly on the beach of Nosy Kely along the Mozambique Channel,  Chez Maggie is one of the best known properties in Morondava.The huts and bungalows are scattered on a green property. They are all spacious and comfortable, equipped with air conditioning, a large terrace and a bathroom.The bar-restaurant Le Soleil also offers a very relaxed and comfortable atmosphere. A swimming pool is available for guests.View site on:

D 8: Morondava > Antananarivo

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

End of Malagasy Tours services.

Fly to the capital of Madagascar.

  • Duration: 1h flight
  • 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:

  • Driver/guide during the travel,
  • Minivan or Bus or 4WD between Antananarivo and Miandrivazo
  • 4WD for the visit of Tsingy and Morondava,
  • Accommodation as mentioned in the program,
  • Meals as mentioned in the program,
  • River trip on Tsiribihina, canoe and crew,
  • Fees in Park and specified sites,
  • Local guide in Parks,
  • All transfers.

Price does not include:

  • International and domestic flights,
  • Meals as mentioned in the program,
  • Optional activities in Morondava,
  • Tips and drinks,
  • Personal insurance.
  • Visa: +/- 35€


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