Choose this tour if you want to visit the tsingy of Bemaraha and the alley of baobab by 4x4 and no internal flight. This is a full tour with the drop-off in Antananarivo. You can add a beach time relax on your own in a place like Nosy Be or Sainte Marie or Fort Dauphin by internal flight. This package will take you to discover the diversity of the best of the west of Madagascar accessible from Morondava. The most popular photo of Madagascar are obviously the alley of baobab and the tsingy of Bemaraha which are included into this offer of seven days tour. Inside the spectacular mineral of Tsingy of Bemaraha there are over 11 species of lemur, 90 species of birds and 50 types of reptile. Designated a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO in 1990, this complex is made of the small Tsingy, the gorge of Manambolo and the big Tsingy. The “Alley of Baobab” is one of the most popular places in Madagascar to experience the beauty of the large baobab trees and a perfect photography location during your trip.
DETAIL OF TOUR
Day 01 Antananarivo - Antsirabe
After a brieffing at the hotel and check out, you start to drive along the RN7. Crossing typical landscape of the central highlands, you drive along a sinuous road and terrace rice fields. Coming closer to Antsirabe, various fresh products from the fields are displayed along the road. Many families in the highlands are celebrating a famadihana in winter time around August. This is a traditional bone turning ceremony. They take the silk-coffin out of the tomb, and then celebrate by carrying the dead along the road while singing and dancing. It is a big day for the entire large family. Arrival to Antsirabe after four hours drive. Check-in to the hotel. In afternoon, you will have a city tour in Antsirabe. It is the third biggest city in Madagascar. With its fresh air and cool climate all year round, Antsirabe is the favourite place of european people living in Madagascar from colonisation time. We take a tour around the city to visit the local craftsmen, famous for making tiny bikes and cars with recycled material, and working with zebu horn. Tour of the city. Night at hotel Green Park
Day 02 Antsirabe - Miandrivazo
On the road to Miandrivazo, you will visit the lake Tritriva. Located in the southwest of Antsirabe, Tritriva is a a bold aquamarine blue crater lake where the legend talk about tragic love stories long time ago. On the way back from the lake tritriva, you can stop at the lake Andraikiba to visit the market of precious stones for a while before heading to the west coast. Back to the road, you follow during a short time the large valley of the Vakinankaratra until Betafo and Mandoto. After a few more 200 kilometers, you reach Miandrivazo. Welcome to the region of Menabe. Night at hotel Lakana
Day 03 Miandrivazo - Morondava
Miandrivazo lives from the production of tobacco, peanuts, beans, and raising pigs and cows. Few years ago, the expedition along the Tsiribihina river started from there. Now, the river is less deeper and the expedition start from Masiakampy which is about 50Km from Miandrivazo. As you travel by car, you will drive to Morondava and start to see baobab trees after five hours drive. Check in at the hotel in Morondava. In afternoon, you can go to the alley of baobab until the sunset. Night at hotel Capanina Chez Lea
Day 04 Morondava - Bekopaka
After breakfast, you leave Morondava to the Tsingy of Bemaraha National park. All along this road, you will see baobab trees, oxcart wagon, and colorful local market. On the way you can obviously discover some Sakalava tribe tombs because of their size and their unusual paints decorations. You drive offroad for three hours to ‘Tsimafana’. From there, you cross the Tsiribihina river by ferry for more than thirty minutes. On the other side of the river, you arrive to Belo sur Tsiribihina where you will have a lunch (on your expense). After the break for lunch, you drive again to Bekopaka. For information, Bekopaka, is the village with hotels next to the Tsingy of Bemaraha. This second section of road last for three to four hours. You will travel with greating of kids dancing along the street and ask for candies . Arrival to the second Manambolo river before the sunset. Night at hotel Orchidée
Day 05 Bekopaka
After long drive, you start to explore the tsingy of Bemaraha : The journey in dugout offers a wonderful pallet of landscapes, gorges, canyon, caves… it is not recommended to people suffering of claustrophobia. The gorge of Manambolo is spectacular for this river considered as the front door of the Tsingy. The excursion is connected to the visit of small Tsingy. Back to the hotel for lunch. In afternoon, you can choose to relax at the hotel to save energy for the next day or going to visit the village of Bekopaka or Andadoany to observe local life and habits. Night at hotel Orchidée
Day 06 Bekopaka
This day is dedicated to the visit of « big tsingy of Bemaraha » : Departure from the hotel as early as possible after breakfast. You will meet the local guide and take the harness at the office of the guide. Drive pas the village of Bekopaka and continue for one hour for seventeen kilometers to arrive to the parking of big Tsingy. Young people looking for adventure can start with broadway circuit before the andamozavaky trail. The big tsingy is a trekking through « moon like » sceneries unique to Madagascar. A vast forest of sharp eroded karts’ pinnacles of 60 meters high. On these fragment of rocks you may see lemurs. The vegetation in the canyons is exceptional, a wonder of nature. Visitors can explore the Tsingy safely through boardwalks, cable ropes, steps, steel ladders or hanging bridges. Depending to your fitness, the visit can last till more than 5 hours consisting of trekkings and impressive trails. Not for claustrophobia and people having vertigo. Night at hotel Orchidée
Day 07 Bekopaka - Kirindy
After breakfast you leave Bekopaka for the road back to Morondava. Lunch time in Belo sur Tsiribihina (on your charge) before crossing the river by ferry-boat. You will arrive to Kirindy forest after two hours drive. Check-in. Kirindy Reserve is a privately managed forest in one of Madagascar's most threatened ecosystems. Its dry deciduous forests. is famous for the giant jumping rat, but is also home to seven species of lemur and a number of endemic reptiles. The flora is equally unusual -- a number of unique species are found at Kirindy. At nightfall, you will meet the driver and guide for a nightwalk. You will see Madame Berthe's mouse lemur (the world's smallest primate), red-tailed sportive lemur, pygmy mouse lemur, gray mouse lemur, pale fork-marked lemur, Coquerel's giant mouse lemur and the fat-tailed dwarf lemur. You will need additional night walk (on your expense) if you want to look for jumping rats as they start to be active and easier to find around midnight. Night at Bungalow of the park
Day 08 Kirindy - Morondava
Day time visit of Kirindy reserve : it starts at 7 :00am and you explore the dry forest will to see baobab trees, medicinal plant, lemurs and reptiles. On dry season, you will hear the crackle of dead leaves while walking. During the wet season, you will enjoy the shade into the forest full of bright green leaves. By daylight, you can see mammals like the fossa, narrow-striped mongoose, Verreaux's sifaka, common tenrec, greater hedgehog tenrec, red-fronted brown lemur, and Verreaux’s sifaka.
Lunch in Kirindy forest restaurant or at Kirindy lodge (on your expense). Departure to Morondava. Stop at the twisted baobab, which is commonly called « baobab in love », and sunset at the alley of baobab to recreate one of the most famous images of Madagascar! Night at hotel Capanina Chez Lea
Day 09 Morondava - Antsirabe
Departure from Morondava to Antsirabe. Stop according to the interest. Lunch in Miandrivazo (on your expense) at Princesse Tsiribihina. You will drive through the hills of Menabe and Vakinankaratra in afternoon with a good light for picture. Arrival to Antsirabe late in afternoon. Night at hotel Green Park
Day 10 Antsirabe - Antananarivo
Departure to Antananarivo. You can stop at the local market along the road or visit a shop/market in Antananarivo for souvenirs. Our driver will drop you at the hotel of your choice (hotel not included) or at the airport. END OF OUR SERVICE.
Important Notice :
- This is an economy offer to travel to Madagascar
- Price is per person sharing room as double occupancy. Departure is guarantee for 02 persons. Contact us for Single Price
- Are included into the price: 4X4, fuel, driver speaking French, ferry and toll, all listed activities (entrance and guide of park, night walk), your hotel and breakfast,
- Are NOT included: lunch, diner, beverage and alcohol, additional activities, Guide speaking English, tips
- Please to specify if you need an AC car while booking otherwise you may have no-AC car
- Payment modality: bank transfer or VISA/Master Card or CASH on arrival. We accept USD and Euro with exchange rate online.
- Contact us for further detail. You can ask for tailor made tour according to your length of stay, your wish-to-see-list, your category of hotel, and your budget