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The Backbone Route

23 days / 22 nights

Crossing Madagascar from the north most to the south was a dream for many travelers who visited Madagascar in the past. Nowadays, it is possible due to the improvement of infrastructure on the Island. You shall be traveling for more than 3000 kilometers along the backbone way of the country, crossing several villages, tribes, national parks and reserves by different means of transportation.

This concept is truly to make you experience the real Madagascar in its entire kaleidoscopic beauty.

Itinerary outline:

  • Diego Suarez
  • Montagne d’Ambre
  • Ankarana Reserve
  • Nosy Be
  • Ankarafantsika National Park – Ampijoroa
  • Antananarivo
  • Andasibe/Mantadia
  • Antsirabe
  • Ranomafana N.P
  • [optional: Train trip from Manakara]
  • Fianarantsoa
  • [Optional: Andringitra]
  • Isalo N.P
  • Tulear
  • Anakao OR Ifaty
  • [Optional: Tsimanapetsotsa]
  • Antananarivo


– 7 national parks and reserves to visit.
– More than 120 species of birds to discover depending to the period of the year.
– More than 5 ecosystems to be discovered.
– The famous Tsingy.
– Idyllic beaches.
– Cocoa and vanilla plantations.


  • Wildlife viewing inside and outside national parks and reserves
  • Hiking
  • Birdwatching
  • Possibility of snorkeling, diving, wind/kite surfing
  • Possiblity of caving
  • Orchids spotting.
  • Meeting some Malagasy tribes and discover their cultures, tasting Malagasy geniune cuisine.
  • Possibility of sailing

Suggested extensions:

Nosy Be Archipelago for beaches and Island hopping trips
Sainte Marie Island for beach vacation and humpback whales safari
3 days trekking Andringitra – the Gondawana Land
2 days for caving or birding at Tsimanapetsotsa National Park
3 days to Morondava through the Western Baobab Safari

Discovery Tours

Madagascar Backbone Route

Period: Whole year round
Departure: anytime

  • 4WD / Minibus
  • Motorboat
  • Sailing Boat
  • Domestic flights

Accommodation: Hotels, lodges
City of departure: Tana

Original trip