Madagascar Adventure

14 Days | Spot lemurs and get dreaming on the beaches of this southern African gem.

4.6 out of 5 based on 57 reviews submitted.
AUD $4,518
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Create your own wildlife-filled jungle jaunt through Madagascar on this 14-day adventure to the island’s hotspots. You’ll be lazing on white-sand beaches, exploring tropical rainforests and spending time with a huge variety of local wildlife, including the lemur – the island's most popular animal inhabitants. Dig a little deeper throughout your journey and interact with local communities, getting an insight into the day-to-day life of Malagasy and Betsileo peoples. Discover the French colonial influences in Antananarivo and Antsirabe, and get the chance to chill out in your own time. An eco escapade in Madagascar awaits, with local wildlife, beaches and a little adventure at every turn.

Trip overview

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Antananarivo, Madagascar
Antananarivo, Madagascar
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Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
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Why you'll love this trip
  • A wildlife lover's dream, count the species of lemur and other exotic animals you can spot as you explore the Anja Community Reserve, Ranomafana National Park, and Andasibe National Park.
  • Learn more about the important Malagasy process of silk production by visiting local village industries, where a cooperative of silk weavers uses their craft to preserve local tradition and provide for the future.
  • Support a noble cause while exploring the Mitsinjo Forest, a privately owned reserve that is not just a sanctuary for wildlife but also a beacon of community empowerment and conservation.
  • Join a guided night walk and be enchanted by the sight of nocturnal species like endemic butterflies, chameleons, and mouse lemurs.
  • Take a hands-on chocolate-making class with a local chef and learn the secrets that make Malagasy chocolate unique and delicious—and then sample your creations!

Is this trip right for you?
  • Although anyone with a good level of fitness should be able to partake in this itinerary, there are several challenging aspects: guided day walks through the many national parks can be hot and humid. Please ensure you bring sturdy walking shoes and comfortable clothes.
  • Road conditions in Madagascar are also notoriously poor. This means some of the driving days will be long as well as bumpy.
  • Sometimes you’ve got to rough it to get amongst it. Some accommodation inside the national parks is basic and may not have the creature comforts of hotels in bigger towns and cities. Be prepared for no wi-fi or air conditioning. But also for charming, tucked away locations you won’t quite believe are real.


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13 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 1 dinner


Private Vehicles, Boat, Plane


Hotel (8 nights) Bungalow (4 Nights) Gite (1 Night)

  • Tulear - Antsokay Arboretum
  • Isalo National Park - guided walk
  • Ambalavao - Antemoro Paper Factory visit
  • Ambalavao - Anja Community Reserve
  • Fianarantsoa - Betsileo: village visit and walk
  • Ranomafana NP - Night Walk
  • Ranomafana National Park - Rainforest walk
  • Ranomafana - Valbio Research & Conservation Centre
  • Ambositra – Woodcarving workshop visit
  • Ranomafana - Conservation Lecture & Lunch
  • Ambositra - Village Visit
  • Ambositra - Sandrandahy Village Lunch
  • Andasibe National Park - Mitsinjo night walk
  • Antananarivo - Madagascan Chocolate Workshop
Add on activities
  • Antananarivo - Ambohimanga Rova Tour (per person; maximum 4) (including entry, guiding & camera) - MGA 10000 - MGA15600
  • Antananarivo - Lemur's Park (Per Person) - MGA80000
  • Antananarivo / Tulear - Leader-Led City Tour - Free
  • Tulear - Recycling Museum - Free
  • Ranomafana - Station Thermale - MGA5000 - MGA5000
  • Andasibe National Park - guided walk - Free

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Important notes

1. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement applies to all nights on your trip and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.

2. An internal flight is included on this trip. Baggage allowance is as follows:
- Checked: 1 Bag, max 20kg
- Carry-on: 1 bag, max 5kg.

3. Internal flights in Madagascar are often delayed and or cancelled at short notice.

4. A copy of your passport is required at least one month before departure to book flights.

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4.6 out of 5 based on 57 reviews submitted.
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Jo · Traveled November 2023
Madagascar is a fascinating destination and really does require you to be an Intrepid traveller. This trip offers a terrific mix of experiences that keep you smiling everyday, from the beautiful coast and clear blue seas, to magical baobab trees, swimming in oasis-like waterholes after long hot walks and of course, chameleons and lemurs galore. What a magical place!
Review submitted 18 Dec 2023

Enric · Traveled November 2023
Intrepid's Madagascar Adventure delivered a thrilling experience. We explored stunning landscapes, diverse wildlife, and learned about Malagasy culture from our knowledgeable guide, Patrick. Despite challenging roads, our driver navigated expertly. This first-time adventure exceeded expectations, thanks to Intrepid's planning and small group size. I highly recommend it!
Review submitted 07 Dec 2023

Jekaterina · Traveled November 2023
Review submitted 06 Dec 2023

Natalia · Traveled November 2023
Great trip to discover the beautiful country of Madagascar! 100% recommended. National parks and landscapes are very diverse. Walks are easy , just a bit adventure spirit and good hiking shoes are required. I loved watching so many lemurs and chameleons! Our tour guide Bruno and the local tour guides were excellent. Very proffesional and knowlegeble.
Review submitted 26 Nov 2023

Kathleen · Traveled November 2023
This trip covered a lot of ground on poor roads, navigated excellently by our driver. Lots of action-packed days hiking and looking for wildlife, not much down time. Great guide (Bruno), very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Good fitness level & a hiking staff helps on steep slippery trails in Ranomafana.
Review submitted 30 Nov 2023
Madagascar Adventure
AUD $4,518