|Antsirabe (known as the “Town of Water”)||
|Antsirabe (known as the “Town of Water”)||
Assemble at Singapore Changi Airport for your flight to Antananarivo via Addis Ababa onboard Ethiopian Airways.
Note: Passengers will depart in the early morning of Day 2.
SIN/ADD ET639 0200/0550
ADD/TNR ET853 0850/1340
Assemble at Changi International Airport for your flight to Antananarivo, the capital city of Madagascar .
After breakfast, transfer to airport for your flight to Morondava on the west coast and the gateway to the Avenue of the Baobabs where massive baobab trees tower over the landscape. On arrival, proceed to Kirindy by 4 WD car and along the way, you will be passing through some villages and visit the Baobab Avenue. Kirindy is the land of dry deciduous forests – the world’s most endangered ecosystem – where giant baobabs impress with their towering poise. Kirindy Reserve is a privately managed forest and is home to seven species of lemur including the pygmy mouse lemur, giant jumping rat, six nocturnal lemur species, reptiles and amphibian species.
Grab the opportunity to have an early visit to the Kirindy Dry Forest Reserve before a ‘ferry’ transfer at Tsiribihina River. Watch your driver load up your car on what appears to be a makeshift ferry as you relax on the ride and enjoy the sights along the way. Thereafter, continue driving to Bekopakaenroute stop at the small town of Belo sur Tsiribihina to see the dry plains of bushes, palms and baobab trees. Thereafter, cross the Manambolo River by a small local ferry, before arriving at Bekopaka for overnight.
In the morning, visit the Tsingy of Bemaraha – one of the UNESCO world nature site. The Tsingy have been under water for millions of years and you will get to see some fossils enclosed in the limestone. Begin your trail by climbing on the Small Tsingy. It has a
phenomenal fauna and flora and the trekking will take about 1-2 hours. It is covered with a dry deciduous forest and serves as a home to nearly 650 plant species, most of which are endemic and typical of arid zones. You will see dwarf trees to large trees that try to survive in this dry and arid climate, by storing as much water as possible. These plants seem to live in slow motion while waiting for the rain to come. In this territory, 53 species of birds coexist with reptiles, tiny frogs, fishes in translucid water between rocks, as well as mammals. During your trip, there are some good chances to spot the Decken’ssifaka and red-fronted brown lemurs. Free and leisure in the afternoon!
After breakfast, we shall return to Morondava via the same route. A stop over at the Baobab Avenue for the sunset as you enjoy the magical moment in this beautiful and unique surrounding.
Enjoy a relaxing day at the beach; watching the fishermen coming back on land with their gains and visit the local market.
(530KM ABOUT 9 HOURS DRIVE)
After an early breakfast, depart to Antsirabe, the second largest city in Madagascar, also known as the “Town of Water”. It is a popular spa town, known for its numerous thermal springs and many colorful rickshaws. Enjoy a stroll as you admire the city’s French colonial buildings with its grand façade.
(320KM ABOUT 7 HOURS DRIVE)
Today drive to Andasibe through a landscape composed of rice paddies, waterfalls, and scarce forest stations.
After breakfast, visit the Andasibe reserve, one of the oldest reserves of Madagascar famous for its huge diversity to see the largest species of the lemurs; the Indri-Indri lemurs, brown lemurs, many species of birds and reptiles such as chameleons and frogs. In the afternoon, embark on a luxurious ecotourism experience as you visit of the Private Reserve of Vakona. This private reserve has a crocodile park amidst lush greenery and an island with a lemur sanctuary that houses the rare Indri. If you are lucky, you may spot an endemic cat-like fossa and have the opportunity to carry some lemurs on your shoulders. Take a night walk along the road to see some nocturnal species of animals before returning to hotel for dinner and overnight.
Today we proceed for our journey back to Antananarivo for approximately 5 hours drive. On the way, visit the Marozevo exotic park, which is located in a beautiful valley in between the mango and lychee plantation. In the exotic park, you will get to see different types of reptiles such as chameleons, iguanas, geckos, frogs and many more.
In the morning, excursion to Royal Hill of Ambohimanga – a UNESCO World heritage site: a King‘s palace built on the top of the hill covered with forests. It is one of the most important spiritual and historic sites for the Malagasy people which includes a complex of royal buildings and places of ritual. In the afternoon, continue to the Lemurs’ Park, a private reserve located 25km from the capital, where you will find birds, medicinal plants, reptiles and mostly lemurs here (black and white ruffed lemur, coquerel’ssifaka, crowned sifaka, eastern lesser bamboo lemur, mongoose lemur and ring-tailed lemur). Thereafter, return to Tana and visit the local handicraft market if time permits.
TNR/ADD ET852 1430/1910
ADD/SIN ET638 2320/1450 + 1
After breakfast some free time before proceeding to airport for your flight back to Singapore via Addis Ababa.
Arrived Singapore in the afternoon, with fond memories of a wonderful Madagascar tour.
|Flying hours (Approx)||
|Time Difference||Madagascar is 5 hours behind Singapore.|
|Passport||An international passport with a minimum validity of six months from the date of departure is required.|
|VISAS||For Singapore passport holders, visas on arrival are required for entry into Madagascar. However, for other nationalities, kindly check with our office or the embassies directly.|
|Travel Insurance||Travel insurance is highly recommended by us. It covers unforeseen circumstances such as delays, baggage loss, personal accidents, injuries or illnesses. Please approach our staff for your complete insurance needs.|
|Itinerary subject to changes||Itinerary & order of sightseeing tours may be reshuffled due to unforeseen circumstances|