Discover the varied landscape of Madagascar, from volcanic crater lakes to towering karst forests.
Discover the varied landscape of Madagascar in this 11-day adventure, exploring lakes, cruising rivers, and scrambling through karst forests. Watch ancient baobab trees turn golden in the light of the sunset, see the legendary tombs of the Vazimba people while caving and experience life along the Tsiribihina River during a two-day cruise.
Watch a sunset behind towering, 800-year-old trees along the Avenue of the Baobabs
Travel along the Tsiribihina River in a traditional Chanald Barge, stopping to walk to hidden waterfalls, explore villages and camp on the banks
Trek through a forest of limestone karsts and cross a sheer drop on a suspended bridge at the Big Tsingy
Float down the meandering Manambolo River dugout canoe, through a deep gorge and past rocky cliffs
Hike through pine forests and past volcanic crater lakes in the Antsirabe district
The visible vertical drop at the Great Tsingy can be quite intimidating especially for those with vertigo. If you have concerns, please discuss with an Intrepid representative, your travel agent prior to departure, or your leader once the trip commences.
A basic level of fitness is required for the treks on days 3 and 4 of this itinerary.
This trip includes river cruising on the Tsiribihina River, and camping conditions are basic along the way. There will be no access to bathroom facilities.
As this is a remote part of Madagascar there will be some long travel days, but we think the unique and rewarding experiences are worth the distances travelled. Due to the conditions of the roads travel can be slow.
This itinerary includes a canoe ride along the Manombolo River.
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1. A single supplement is available on this trip (days 3 and 4 there is no single supplement available)
2. A sleeping bag or sleeping sheet is required on this trip please refer to our packing list