12 Days Madagascar Luxury Tour

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12 Days Madagascar Luxury Tour Overview

On this 12 Days Madagascar Luxury Tour, explore the colourful architecture of Antananarivo, hike the rich rainforests and spot the lemurs of Andasibe-Mantadia. See the incredible wildlife, natural wonders and stunning underwater world on the island of Nosy Ankao. Enjoy relaxing in the island’s best lodges with helicopter transfers on this luxurious Madagascar itinerary.
12 Days Madagascar Luxury Tour

Day 1: Arrival in Antananarivo

On arrival in Ivato International Airport in Antananarivo, you’ll be greeted by your private English-speaking guide who will escort you to Maison Gallieni, your hotel in the upper town of Antananarivo, known as ‘Tana’ to the locals. As a restored colonial mansion, Maison Gallieni has an elegant mix of modern and traditional décor. Spend the afternoon relaxing in the pool and enjoying the views over the city, or venture out to explore the colourful streets, traditional architecture and distinct Indonesian style of Antananarivo.

Main Destination: Antananarivo (City)
Accommodation: Maison Gallieni
Luxury guest house located in Antananarivo (City)
Meals & Drinks: Dinner (Breakfast & lunch not included)
12 Days Madagascar Luxury Tour

Day 2: Transfer to Andasibe-Mantadia National Park

After breakfast, you’ll meet your guide and begin the four-hour drive east to Andasibe-Mantadia National Park. This stunning rainforest park has two protected areas, the Perinet Special Reserve and Mantadia National Park, that are famous for their population of indri lemurs, the largest living lemur species on earth. The drive to Andasibe offers a great introduction to rural life in Madagascar, with rice fields, redbrick houses and roadside stalls selling seasonal fruits and vegetables along the route.

You’ll arrive at Manjarano Lodge in time for lunch, and you’ll stay at the lodge for the next three nights on a full-board basis. This evening, you can go on an exciting night walk with your local guide, to see Madagascar’s nocturnal creatures come alive.

Main Destination: Andasibe-Mantadia National Park
Accommodation: Manjarano Lodge
Luxury lodge located inside Andasibe-Mantadia NP
Meals & Drinks: All meals included
12 Days Madagascar Luxury Tour

Day 3: Andasibe-Mantadia National Park

After an early breakfast, meet your guide and head to the Analamazaotra Special Reserve (also known as Perinet Reserve), a 180-hectare expanse of jungle wilderness. Search for the famous indri, lemur known for its distinct black and white markings, a barely visible tail, and surprised teddy bear face. It’s also one of the few animals in the world that cannot survive in captivity. There are 11 other species of lemur to spot. Perinet Reserve is home to many reptiles, invertebrates, and some of Madagascar’s orchid species, and there’s an abundance of birds, including the Nuthatch vanga, blue coua, velvet asity and many other endemic species.

After lunch you visit the other side of the forest which is run by Mitsinjo association, a local-run community. This evening, venture out on a guided forest night walk. Spot chameleons and geckos, as well as a variety of nocturnal lemurs including the Goodman’s mouse lemur, woolly lemur, white-footed sportive lemur and furry-eared dwarf lemur.

Main Destination: Andasibe-Mantadia National Park
Accommodation: Manjarano Lodge
Luxury lodge located inside Andasibe-Mantadia NP
Meals & Drinks: All meals included
12 Days Madagascar Luxury Tour

Day 4: Andasibe-Mantadia National Park

After breakfast, you’ll meet your guide and make the 1.5 hour drive to Mantadia National Park for a day of adventure and a picnic lunch. This stunning park is filled with lemur species including the indri lemur, grey bamboo lemur, red-bellied lemur, white ruffed lemur and diademed sifaka. While the trails are slightly more challenging, they’re well worth it as the forest is more impressive and less crowded than Perinet.

You’ll also find many rare species of mammals, reptiles and a variety of birds including the breasted coua, scaly ground roller and pitta-like ground roller. Enjoy your picnic lunch by the Rianasoa Waterfall before hiking back to the vehicle and returning to the lodge. This evening, you can head out on another exciting night walk with a local guide to explore the surrounding forest.

Main Destination: Andasibe-Mantadia National Park
Accommodation: Manjarano Lodge
Luxury lodge located inside Andasibe-Mantadia NP
Meals & Drinks: All meals included
12 Days Madagascar Luxury Tour

Day 5

Return to Tana

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before driving back to Antananarivo, where you’ll check in to Novotel where you’ll stay for one night on a full board basis. Comfortably combining tradition with modern features, the hotel originally opened in 2005 to ease the journey for international travellers.

Main Destination: Antananarivo (City)
Accommodation: Novotel Convention & Spa Antananarivo
Luxury hotel located in Antananarivo (City)
Meals & Drinks: All meals included
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 6: Fly to Nosy Ankao

Enjoy breakfast at Relais des Plateaux in Tana, before being transferred to the airport for your flight North to Diego Suarez. On arrival, you’ll be greeted and assisted by a guide while waiting for the transfer by helicopter to Nosy Ankao. An exhilarating helicopter ride over mountains, baobabs and shipwrecks dotting the wild coastline ends in a gentle landing on a remote private island off the coast of Madagascar.

Rediscover your sense of wonder in a place where luxury means stepping foot where no man has before, surrounded by an unspoiled horizon. Raw and refined, Miavana brings together exclusivity and adventure as well as travel and conservation. Contribute to the long-term sustainability of the region simply by visiting. At around 10 square kilometres in size, this intimate haven is just the place to escape and unwind. You stay at Miavana by Time+Tide for five heavenly nights, on a full board basis.

Main Destination: Nosy Ankao
Accommodation: Time + Tide Miavana
Luxury+ resort located on Nosy Ankao
Meals & Drinks: All meals included

Day 7-10: Exploring Miavana

Miavana features just 14 ocean-front villas that live and breathe castaway luxury. With sea views, direct beach access, and an effortless flow between indoor and outdoor living, make yourself at home in this other-worldly destination. Expect considered design throughout, crafted to perfection with hand-dyed textiles, Malagasy wood, and local stone. Activities and excursions included in your stay are; forest walks, snorkeling, boat cruises, island cultural visits, shore boarding, kite surfing, wind surfing, bicycling and the use of an electric buggy.

Enjoy extra activities and excursions such as further helicopter trips and scuba diving. Tick off Lemur Trekking on your bucket list as you step inside pristine forests home to over 100 species of lemur or dive below turquoise waters to discover vibrant reefs, sea turtles, and manta rays. Depending on the season, try exhilarating ocean adventures in search of migrating humpback whales and spinner dolphins.

Main Destination: Nosy Ankao
Accommodation: Time + Tide Miavana
Luxury+ resort located on Nosy Ankao
Meals & Drinks: All meals included
12 Days Madagascar Luxury Tour

Day 11: Return to Tana

After your last breakfast at Miavana, you will be flown by helicopter in about 30 mins back to Diego Suarez airport. Be greeted and assisted for the check in of your two-hour domestic flight from Diego Suarez to Tana. On arrival, meet your guide for a transfer to Relais des Plateaux Hotel & Spa which is close to the airport. This afternoon and evening is your final night in Madagascar, a perfect opportunity to head out for some last minute souvenir shopping, or simply rest at the pool. You stay for one night on a full board basis.

Main Destination: Antananarivo (City)
Accommodation: Relais Des Plateaux
Mid-range hotel located near Antananarivo (City)
Meals & Drinks: All meals included
12 Days Madagascar Luxury Tour

Day 12: Departure from Madgascar

You will be transferred from your hotel to the international airport in time to check-in for your flight home. Your stunning luxury escape in Madagascar has come to an end, but with memories and photographs that will last a lifetime.

Main Destination: Antananarivo (City)
Accommodation: No accommodation


ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: All visitors to Madagascar must have a valid passport with at least 4 consecutive blanks pages.  Any applicable visa and/or relevant documentation are the responsibility of the traveller.  For further information on Visa requirements visitors are advised to contact their nearest Madagascar Embassy or Consulate.
VOLTAGE: 220 Volts/AC50Hz. Sockets are UK style, 3 pin square plugs. Power is from the government in the city/major towns and generator with inverter back up in the Safari Lodges and Camps.
CURRENCY: Foreign currency must be changed at the Bank, Bureau de Change, and Hotel/Safari lodge/Camp/Resort.   Major Credit Cards, Master card, Visa, American Express, are usually accepted throughout the country.  Where credit cards are accepted, the payment will normally be recorded in US$ regardless of the card’s default currency.
CLOTHING: Dress is mainly informal and should be comfortable as well as practical. Something warm should be brought along for early morning and evenings. Safari clothes are available from hotels/lodges/camps.
BAGGAGE: Where possible, travel light. Baggage space on safari is limited to medium suitcase or soft bag per person plus reasonable amount of hand luggage. There is 15 Kilogram per person limit on all flights to the wildlife sanctuaries. Excess luggage must be stored in your arrival hotel.
WATER: You will find many different of opinion of what is safe and what is not. We recommend for peace of mind, to drink local Bottled Mineral water. It is important to drink plenty of water especially during the hotter months. We would recommend that guests drink at least 2 to 3 liters of water per day to limit the effects of dehydration.
HEALTH; East Africa is a safe and secure destination; however, it is a good idea to take a few precautions.  Kindly consult your GP or local doctor at least 6 weeks before you travel, with regards: Malaria prophylactics. East Africa is a known malaria area and preventive measures are essential. You are advised to take one of the recommended anti-malarial drugs.  Be sure to wear long sleeved shorts and trousers after sunset and spray the exposed parts of your body with a mosquito repellent spray Remember to protect yourself from direct sun rays with sunscreen cream or safari hat.
DIETARY REQUIREMENTS: For those guests with specific dietary requirement, please ensure we are notified prior to travel
GRATUITIES: As a guideline and dependent on how happy you are, we would suggest the following: The General Hotel/Lodge/Camp Staff – Approximately U$ 10.00 per person per day Driver Guides – Approximately US$ 15.00 to US$ 20.00 per person per day.
PHOTOGRAPHY: Please be careful when photographing public buildings, airports, bridges, the national flag and people in uniform.  Ensure that you have sought permission before photographing local people and their villages.  If in doubt, please check with your guide.

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  • Park fees(For non-residents)
  • All activities(Unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation(Unless listed as upgrade)
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation(Unless labeled as optional)
  • All flights during the tour
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Meals(As specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinks(As specified in the day-by-day section)
  • International flights(From/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips(Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
  • Personal items(Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees

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Accepts Credit Cards
Car Parking
Free Coupons
Laundry Service
Outdoor Seating
Smoking Allowed
Wireless Internet

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