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Cactus Tours Madagascar

The Evegreen East of Madagascar
10 days / 9 nights

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This tour will take you to the evergreen rainforest in eastern Madagascar which goes through the famous National Park of Andasibe. With its 121810 ha, Andasibe-Mantadia is home for largest of all lemurs of Madagascar called Indri Indri; many species of birds, frogs and chameleons as well as rare and endemic plants. You will also travel to perfumed fields of cloves, cocoa and vanilla in the wetland of the Pangalanes channel and you will have the opportunity to visit the Aye Aye Island. Your journey in Sainte Marie Island with its greenery and idyllic beaches will be unforgettable. Through this trip, you will visit the Aye Aye’s Island, the easiest opportunity to spot this rare animal.
  • Wildlife safari and primary rainforest at  Andasibe/Mantadia National Park
  • Wildlife viewing at Palmarium
  • The landscapes of the evergreen east biomes
  • Culture interaction with villagers
  • Orchids at Andasibe
  • Whales watching and beaches in Sainte Marie Island


 

  • Wildlife viewing
  • Botanical exploration
  • Whales watching from June to September
  • Boat ride
  • Snorkeling
  • Diving [optional]
  • Hiking

Itinerary outline

  • Antananarivo
  • Andasibe – Mantadia
  • Manambato
  • Palmarium Reserve
  • Toamasina
  • Mahambo
  • Sainte-Marie Island
  • Antananarivo

Suggested extensions

Detailed itinerary

Arrival in Antananarivo.
You will be met at the airport. Transfer to the airport and briefing.

Drive eastwards to Andasibe throughout the eastern slopes.
En route,  visit the reserve of Peyrieras at Mandraka.
In Andasibe, visit of VOIMMA nature reserve managed by the local community.
Night walk.

Hike at Mantadia Reserve – a primary rainforest.

Hike at Analamazaotra National Park and visit of Lemurs’ Island.
Drive to Manambato then board on motorboat to the Palmarium Reserve.

Leisurely walks inside the reserve to spot animals and plants. Afternoon at leisure. Evening walks/boat to spot Aye-Aye lemurs.
Boat transfer to Toamasina along the Pangalane Channel. City tour in Toamasina.

Early morning drive to Mahambo. Then board on ferry to Sainte-Marie Island.
Rest of the day at leisure.

From July to October – period for whale-watching safari.
Day at leisure – or sightseeing around the Island.
Possibility of snorkeling and diving.

Day at leisure by the beach.
Fly back to Antananarivo. City tour in Antananarivo. Fly homewards.

Tour code: #EGE07

DISCOVERY TOURS

The Evegreen East Tours
Trip notes

Departure: Any day
Eas of access: easy
Period: 
Whole year round
Transportation:

  • 4WD
  • Motorboat
  • Pirogue
  • Domestic flights

Accommodation: Hotels, Lodges
City of departure: Tana

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