Classic: Madagascar - Baobab & Tsingy Explorer (DMBT)
Trip Style: Classic - Designed for maximum variety, these trips are geared towards travellers searching for a healthy mix of active exploration, uncommon landscapes, amazing wildlife and local cultures.
Service Level: Standard
Physical Demands Rating: 4 - You might encounter a few high-altitude hikes or other more strenuous activities. Pro tip: Put down that pastry, buster.
Group Size: Max 16, avg 12
Meals Included: 3 breakfasts, 3 dinners
Accommodations: Not Availaible
Search for lemurs and unique wildlife, experience an unforgettable sunrise and sunset at Baobab Alley, explore the peculiar rock formations of the UNESCO classified Tsingy de Bemaraha Strict Nature Reserve, explore the Manambolo River on a canoe
Love the gorgeous landscapes, unusual creatures, and exploring the outdoorss Then why haven't you been to Madagascar yets This eight-day adventure introduces you to Africa's remote island paradise by way of Bekopaka's famed Baobab Alley, the stunning weathered rock formations of the Tsingy de Bemaraha Strict Nature Reserve, a canoe ride to caves along the Manambolo River, and maybe even encounters with the odd lemur. Madagascar is one of the most otherworldly places on Earth, and you may not even believe it when you see it.
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- Tour Operator
- G Adventures
- Offer valid through 3/31/2018
- 8 Days
- Escorted - Yes
|Day 1||Antananarivo||Day 1 Antananarivo|
There are no planned activities until an evening welcome meeting. Additional Notes: Please note, occasionally the following itinerary may have to be shuffled due to changes with the internal flight schedules. Typically, this results in shuffling days of the itinerary around and does not cause any missed activities, destinations or experiences. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
|Day 2||Miandrivazo||Day 2 Antananarivo/Miandrivazo|
Journey through Antsirabe, the spectacular eroded hills called lavaka, and the lush green landscape before arriving at the farming town of Miandrivazo for the night. Transport: Private Vehicle (7.00 hour(s), 415km)
|Day 3||Morondava||Day 3 Miandrivazo/Morondava|
Arrive in Morondava in the afternoon with time to explore the town on foot, or opt to relax on the beach. Transport: Private Vehicle (5.00 hour(s), 285km)
|Day 4||Bekopaka||Day 4 Morondava/Bekopaka (1D)|
Load into 4x4s and head out on sandy roads heading north to Bekopaka, before arriving cross the Tsiribihina and Manambolo rivers by local ferry. Included Activities: Baobab Alley at Sunrise Transport: 4x4 (9.00 hour(s), 200km)
|Day 5||Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park||Day 5 Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park (1B, 1D)|
Morning canoe adventure on the Manambolo River, with an afternoon exploring the Little Tsingys. Included Activities: Canoe the Manambola River Little Tsingy Visit
|Day 6||Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park||Day 6 Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park (1B, 1D)|
Enjoy a full day exploring the peculiar rock formations of the Great Tsingy. Additional Notes: Hiking the Great Tsingy is more adventurous than the Little Tsingy and involves sections of scrambling on exposed rocks, crossing hanging bridges and large vertical drops. It is not technically difficult, but should not be attempted by the faint hearted or those suffering from vertigo. (The panoramic views are worth the effort though.) If you do not want to visit Great Tsingy on this day, there are alternatives to spend an additional day in Little Tsingy. Included Activities: Great Tsingy Visit
|Day 7||Morondava||Day 7 Bekopaka/Morondava (1B)|
The sandy track leads back to Morondava passing through Baobab Alley in time for sunset. Opt for a group farewell dinner as the trip draws to an end. Included Activities: Sunset at Baobab Alley Transport: 4x4 (9.00 hour(s), 200km)
|Day 8||Antananarivo||Day 8 Morondava/Antananarivo|
A final morning in Morondava before flying back to Antananarivo. The tour finishes on arrival in Tana. Additional Notes: ** Flights can depart Morondava at either 9am or 2pm, so the morning schedule may change accordingly ** Due to the unpredictability of local flights, if we are unable to secure your domestic flight, we will instead transport you in 4x4 vehicles. This journey can take approximately 10 hours. The tour ends upon arrival in Antananarivo. To avoid any unnecessary issues with timing, please book ongoing travel no earlier than 8pm. Please contact your booking agent if you would like to book post-tour accommodation. Included Activities: Departure Day (Activities) Transport: Flight (1.00 hour(s))
Local Flights: The local flight on day 8 from Morondava to Antananarivo is included in the cost of your tour. It is important that we have your passport information at the time of booking in order to process these tickets. Internal flight tickets are issued locally and will be given to you prior to the flight departure.
Dossier Disclaimer:The information in this trip details document has been compiled with care and is provided in good faith. However it is subject to change, and does not form part of the contract between the client and the operator. The itinerary featured is correct at time of printing. It may differ slightly to the one in the brochure. Occasionally our itineraries change as we make improvements that stem from past travellers, comments and our own research. Sometimes it can be a small change like adding an extra meal along the itinerary. Sometimes the change may result in us altering the tour for the coming year. Ultimately, our goal is to provide you with the most rewarding experience. Please note that our brochure is usually released in November each year. If you have booked from the previous brochure you may find there have been some changes to the itinerary.
VERY IMPORTANT: Please ensure that you print a final copy of your Trip Details to review a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans.
Itinerary Disclaimer: While it is our intention to adhere to the route described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable. The Trip Details document is a general guide to the tour and region and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered. Aboard expedition trips visits to research stations depend on final permission.
Additionally, any travel times listed are approximations only and subject to vary due to local circumstances.