Tsingy and Morondava – 7 days

From 2 to 12 people. See details below.

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© Malagasy Tours | Carte This one week route  takes you to the west coast of Madagascar between the coastal city of Morondava and Tsingy of Bemaraha.

Two strong rivers coming from the Highlands pour along the Mozambique Channel : Tsiribihina and Manambolo. Rivers dug wide furrows which cut huge limestone plateau, the Tsingy.

In this beautiful and wide peneplane, baobab is the king, punctuating the landscape by its tall and massive presence, Baobab Avenue is an excellent representation.

The chaotic track passes in the heart of this wooded savannah settings, the laterite road line is cut by two car ferries ride allowing to cross rivers …

Highlights

  • Tsingy of Bemaraha magic erosions ;
  • The quiet atmosphere of Tsiribihina and Manambolo Rivers ;
  • Impressive beauty of Baobabs Avenue ;
  • The lagoon, the mangrove and the ballet of dugouts in Morondava.

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)
  • Transport : 4WD or bus or minibus
  • Meals : Bed and Breakfast
  • Period: from May to November
  • Effort = 3

    “Moderate”
    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 =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 (arrival) > Morondava

Meeting with your Malagasy Tours guide, transfer at the airport.
We assist you for your domestic flight to the west of Madagascar.
You meet your guide in the airport of Morondava.
Walk around towards the market and the beach. We set up in a hotel facing the sea.
NB : The program might change depending on the flight schedules.

  • Duration : 1h de vol
  • 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 : http://www.chezmaggie.com

D 2 : Morondava > Belo sur Tsiribihina > Tsingy de Bemaraha

We have breakfast at the hotel and get ready to leave to Bekopaka.
We drive out of Morondava and pass through the famous “Allée des Baobabs” Baobab Avenue. We spend a few times there to take some nice shots of this splendid scenery.
Then we are heading north to the Tsingy of Bemaraha and drive on an uncomfortable but the only track to this site  classified as a World Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO.
We ride across Tsiribihina and Manambolo rivers by a small local ferry before our arrival at Bekopaka village.

  • Duration : +/- 7h de piste
  • Distance : 180 km
  • Meals : Lunch not included / Dinner not included
  • Your hotel : Bekopaka. Orchidée.

    OrchidéeOrchidéeSet up on a hill, the hotel has 20 spacious and comfortable bungalows with ventilation and thatch roof, view on the preserved nature. The circular shaped restaurant allows getting a nice view of the unique scenery while tasting local and French dishes specialty.A swimming pool is at clients disposal.View site on : http://www.orchideedubemaraha.com

D 3 and 4 : Tsingy of Bemaraha – 2 days visit

This is one of the most extraordinary sites!
TSINGY is a 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 : + / – 5h de marche
  • Meals : Picnic lunch included / Dinner not included
  • Your hotel : The same as the day before

D 5 : 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 de piste
  • 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 : http://www.chezmaggie.com

D 6 : Day at leisure at Morondava

Morondava is a small town in the middle of nowhere, forgotten and crushed under blazing sun.
The atmosphere is very calm and even the market, which is generally busy, gives quietness feeling.
After a stroll in town, we suggest you to walk along the beach to Betania, a fishing village .
Evening at leisure in the hotel.

 

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

D 7 : 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 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
Prix par personne 712 € 608 € 555 € 553 € 545 € 524 € 514 € 511 € 502 € 496 € 479 € 169 €

 

Price includes:

  • An English speaking driver / guide and his 4×4 during the trip except on day 6 in Morondava
  • Accommodation as mentioned in the program,
  • Meals as mentioned in the program,
  • National Parks and listed sites fees,
  • Car ferries fees,
  • All transfers.

Price does not include:

  • International and domestic flights,
  • Meals as indicated in the program,
  • Optional activities n Morondava,
  • Tips and drinks,
  • Personal Insurance.

 

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