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Eastern Part of Madagascar (6 Days)

Madagascar is a jewel. Visitors are amazed by never ending miles of beautiful beaches, unique flora and fauna, and exceptional hospitality. This journey will introduce you to national parks and gorgeous beaches, invite you into its charming cities and mesmerizing cultures, and leave you energized and amazed. Our journey to the eastern part of Madagascar includes stay at highly recommended lodges and hotels.

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Andasibe Hotel
Located in the countryside of Ala Antsinanana, Andasibe Hotel opens its doors on 12 comfortable and spacious bungalows. In the heart of a guarded natural reserve, you will experience an unforgettable experience and chose from a generous offering of activities ranging from kayaking, private park tours, miniature golf, and swimming. Focused on ensuring that guests full relax on their holiday, massage sessions with essential oils are offered. The restaurant seats 70, offers various exotic menus.

Hotel Calypso

A prestigious hotel, it boasts 52 rooms and suites of international standing featuring flat-screen TV with cable and broadband Internet. The hotel has 4 rooms for disabled guests, and an entrance reserved for them in the lobby. The hotel also offers an indoor pool, steam room, fitness center, and spa facilities.

Hotel CalypsoHotel Calypso

Princesse Bora Lodge
Situated in a vast coconut plantation enclosed by a white sand beach bordering the lagoon, Princess Bora Lodge is simultaneously luxurious and authentically charming. Staying at this secluded resort on in the midst of nature, one feels as if they were transported into another period of time while still enjoying modern luxuries. Enjoy swimming in the pool or diving at the private beach. 

Princesse Bora LodgePrincesse Bora Lodge

Antananarivo - Andasibe (3hour drive)
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Depart at 08.30 am and en route to Andasibe you will visit a private reserve for wildlife viewing, After having lunch at Vakona Forest Lodge in Andasibe enjoy another private reserve that a number of rare mammals that are otherwise difficult to spot in the wild.
In the late afternoon, you will accompany your guide on an evening walk into the rainforest to catch a glimpse of the nocturnal wildlife (dwarf lemur, fossa fossana etc).

Included: Dinner and accommodation at Andasibe Hotel 

Antsirabe
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After breakfast, enjoy hiking into the mysterious forest found within Analamazaotra, Madagascar’s most accessible rainforest park. The park consists of two protected areas, the special Reserve of Indri d' Analamazaotra and the National park of Mantadia. Analamazaotra, better known as Perinet, is world famous for its population of Indri lemurs that are the largest living lemur. After lunch you will visit the national park of Mantadia, home to vast biodiversity, including many endangered species.

Included: Breakfast, dinner and accommodation at Andasibe Hotel 

Andasibe - Tamatave
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After breakfast you will depart for Tamatave (Toamasina), where you will take part in a city tour. The city covers comfortably between the Bay Ivondro and the immense beach along the bay and the Indian Ocean. Its colonial past resurfaces through wide boulevards with ancient colonnaded buildings straight stand side by side. For travellers, it’s a pleasant place, with long, wide avenues lined with flamboyants and palm trees, a seaside promenade and a good selection of hotels and restaurants. 

Included: Breakfast, dinner and accommodation at Calypso

Tamatave - Sainte Marie (by plane)
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After breakfast transfer to the airport to take the flight to Sainte Marie or St. Mary’s Island. Relax during the afternoon while discovering the delightful secrets of this island that was a pSainte Marie is a narrow granitic island 57 km long 8 km off the east coast of Madagascar. It is composed of a main island and several small islets. Its lush vegetation interspersed with many small villages, the kilometrical sandy beaches shaded by coconut palms, its bays and coves protected by coral reefs have turned this tropical dream island into a popular beach spot. An atmosphere of peace, tranquility and pure natural beauty prevails on the island, a feeling definitely emphasized by the joie de vivre of the Malagasy. Cycling is the most popular means of transport of getting around.

Included: Breakfast, dinner and accommodation at Princessa Bora Lodge 

Sainte Marie
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After breakfast you will depart to Ile Aux Nattes (also known as Nosy Nato) and enjoy a full day there. This petite (3 km in diameter) but exquisite tropical island is located just off the southern tip of St. Marie, and the only way to reach it is by lakana or a traditional wooden canoe also known as a pirogue. You will be pleasantly surprised to find that there are no forms of modern transport allowed on the island, easing you into a state of absolute tranquility and peace. Most of the 1,500 inhabitants on the island are fishermen. You will enjoy a picnic lunch on the island return to your hotel late afternoon. 

Included: Breakfast, dinner and accommodation at Princesse Bora Lodge 

Sainte Marie - Antananarivo (by plane)
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After breakfast transfer to the beach to take part in a whale watching expedition (only from July to September). During the southern winter season that lasts from July to September, humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) migrate to the North and stop in the Malagasy waters to mate, give birth and raise their young. Humpback whales are magical to watch and you will be amazed by their ability to be graceful and acrobatic despite their size.
Enjoy a leisurely lunch at the hotel before flying back to the capital.

Including breakfast

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Rates
Starting from 13,700 RMB per person, based on 2 passengers

Included
Car with fuel and driver;
Entry fees in the parks and reserves;
 Local guide;
Half board accommodation;
Flight ticket TAMATAVE- SAINTE & MARIE- ANTANANARIVO;
Round trip transfer from airport to hotel in Sainte Marie;
Whale expedition;
Picnic lunch.

Not Included
Tips;
Lunch;
Personal expenses;
Accommodation in Antananarivo