Experience Madagascar Itinerary

Travel to Madagascar, off the east coast of Africa. Madagascar is teeming with wildlife, national parks and beachside getaways including Ile Ste Marie.

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    • Total price tool tip
      USD $2,930
      CAD $2,970
      AUD $3,085
      EUR €2,085
      GBP £1,845
      NZD $3,655
      ZAR R28,075
      CHF FR2,570
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There is a later version of this trip also available for travel from Jan 1, 2015 to Dec 31, 2015. View later Experience Madagascar.
Two red lemurs, Madagascar

Local girl in a colourful jumper, Madagascar

Best friends, Madagascar

Day 1 Antananarivo

With cobbled streets, wooden houses and impressive churches, the European-inspired capital of Madagascar, Antananarivo, has a distinctly romantic air.
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Day 2 Ambositra

Stop over at Ambatolampy and Antisrabe en route to Ambosrita, home of the Betsileo ethnic group and a great place to explore the craft workshops of the local people.
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Days 3-4 Ranomafana National Park

Spot lemurs on a guided walking tour of Ranomafana National Park and look out for the elusive golden bamboo, a type of lemur that is native to this region of Madagascar.
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Days 5-6 Isalo National Park

Embark on an adventure into the contrasting scenery of the Isalo National Park. Spot unusual sandstone formations and enjoy vast open grasslands.
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Days 7-8 Fianarantsoa

Explore heritage-rich Fianarantsoa. Soak in the 19th-century charm, walk along labrythine paths and admire the flower-studded balconies of local houses. Visit a rice field and a Betsileo village to gain insight into rural Madagascan life.
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Day 9 Antsirabe

Take in breathtaking mountain scenery on the way to visit Antsirabe's famed thermal springs, gemstone merchants and elegant French architecture. Head out on a rickshaw to explore the quaint streets of this town.
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Days 10-11 Andasibe National Park

Travel northbound to Andasibe National Park. Stay at a lodge nestled on the outskirts of the park and set off on guided forest walks.
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Day 12 Foulpointe

Visit Tamatave, the biggest commercial harbour in Madagascar, where the vestiges of an ancient fort watch over an old pirate's cemetery.
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Days 13-16 Sainte-Marie

Travel by boat to the beautiful Ile Sainte Marie, a tropical, nature-lovers paradise filled with fragrant flowers and lush greenery. Scuba divers will enjoy diving on Sainte Marie, as the underwater sites are some of the best in the Indian Ocean.
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