East tour Andasibe, Pangalanes channel and escapade Sainte Marie
This Madagascar east tour is one of the most popular classic tours of Madagascar. This discovery trip to Madagascar allows you to discover the capital of Antananarivo and all the green cliffs up to the east coast and with an escape to Ste Marie Island. Go through the reptile reserve in Peyrieras, then, visit Andasibe which is home to the famous Indri-Indri lemurs and not to forget Vakona Forest reserve. Join Akanin’ny Nofy or the nest of dream via the Pangalanes Canal (Canal des Pangalanes) to visit to the Palmarium reserve. And then, win Tamatave, the largest city of the eastern part of Madagascar and continue to Mahambo where you take the boat to Ste Marie. The islandof Ste Marie or Nosy Boraha is an authentic island of Madagascar with its heaven beaches deserving a rest and relaxation.
Pass by Antananarivo-Andasibe-Manambato-Akanin’ny Nofy or Palmarium-Toamasina or Tamatave-Mahavelona or Foulpointe-Mahambo-Sainte Marie island-Ile aux Nattes-Antananarivo
All the year
Day 1: Antananarivo / Andasibe
In the eastern part of Madagascar, in the heart of the rainforest lies Andasibe. Go through Peyrieras private reserve whose reptiles from the smallest to the largest are collected.
Landscapes, visit guided of the Peyrieras Reserve, Night walk in Andasibe
Day 2: visit of Andasibe
Departure for a visit of Andasibe Analamazaotra Reserve where one can see the largest lemurs in Madagascar or the famous Babakoto or Indri-indri. In the afternoon, have visit of Vakona forest including Lemurs Island and Crocodiles Park. Here lemurs are hospitable.
Fauna and flora, the largest lemur indri, rare birds, several kinds of orchid species…
Day 3: Andasibe / Manambato / Akanin’ny Nofy
Go on road to Manambato and reach Akanin’ny Nofy by boat transfer or the nest of dream which is a magical place, a park with both botanical and lemurs.
Pangalanes Canal authentic villages, landscapes, night walk to see aye-aye lemurs of Palmarium
Day 4: Akanin’ny Nofy / Tamatave
Visit guided of the palmarium reserve before joining Tamatave or Toamasina the second city and the first port of Madagascar.
By car or Boat transfer via Pangalanes Canal
Other varieties of lemurs, people and culture
Day 5: Toamasina / Mahavelona / Mahambo
On the road to join Foulpointe or Mahavelona which is famous for its beautiful beach. Mahavelona is an historical place where King Radama built the Fort Mahavelona. Then go to fishermen village of Mahambo and also the pier for the boat to Ste Marie.
Visit guided of Mahavelona Fort, people and culture
Day 6: Mahambo / Ste Marie
On the waves, transfer by boat to Ste Marie, installation at the hotel
Day 7: Ste Marie
Some Ste Marie attractions feasible in 2 days are allowed
The old Eiffel lighthouse, the pirates’ cemetery, Antanandava waterfalls, Ambodiforaha zoological and botanical park, mangrove swamp, swimming in natural pools on the north of the island, visit of Ile au sable and whales safari allowed in June to September
Day 8: Ste Marie / Ile aux Nattes / Ste Marie
A picnic day to enjoy the heaven beaches of Ile aux Nattes or Nosy Nato.
Excursion and Ile aux Nattes tour by pirogue, beaches and swimming
Day 9: Ste Marie / Antananarivo
Domestic flight to return back Antananarivo
Day 10: Antananarivo / Ambohimanga / Antananarivo
Go to visit the sacred hill of Ambohimanga Rova, one of the sacred hills of Antananarivo which is a place both panoramic and historical.
History, panoramic view, people and culture
Day use at the hotel
Transfer to the airport
End of the circuit
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