Depart for Mauritius. On arrival, transfer to hotel for check in.
Depart for Antananarivo by flight, the capital of Madagascar, with diversity of landscapes. Land of traditions, history and very rich of culture. A town inseparable from its sacred hills, rice fields, and nice people. On arrival, transfer to hotel.
Departure for Andasibe (145km / 3h) known also as the lemurs’ region where lemur species, such as woody lemur, grey bamboo lemur, Sifaka, brown lemur, red mouse‐lemur, red‐bellied lemur, and black and white ruffed lemur live. On the way, visit the Peyreiras Reserve with its butterflies, reptiles and chameleons.
Visit Private Park Vakona. A mini park of lemurs in the middle of many islets is inescapable. We will see many animals such as lemurs (up close), birds, and crocodiles. With the nocturnal visit of the private park, you can find out the interesting nocturnal animals including lemurs.
Visit Analamazaotra National Park before proceeding to Antsirabe (6h) for overnight. Enroute, visit the foundry in Ambatolampy.
Depart for Morondrava (525km / 7h), a laid back seaside town. Drive through the beautiful Madagascar countryside and see the daily life of the Malagasy people.
Early departure to Bekopaka (180km / 8h). Driving all day by 4WD off road to this natural amazing site. Bekopaka is an amazing place where you can find the cathedrals of limestone. We will have to pass the Tsiribihina and Manambolo’s river to access there.
After breakfast, enjoy a half‐day trip within the Big Tsingy Park as it goes deep into the limestone forest passing through several hanging bridges with the impressive karstic formations below your feet. The trail is not technically difficult and even children can cope with it, but you certainly should not suffer from vertigo! The look down from the hanging bridge is something to avoid for the easily faint hearted.
After a picnic lunch, visit the Gorge of Manamabolo and its stalactic and stalagmite caves by wooden dugout canoe and then hike at the Small Tsingy.
After breakfast, depart for Morondava, and visit the unique Baobab Alley and experience sunset, one of the best memories of this trip. The Baobab trees are specific to the area and Madagascar has six species out the eight existing.
After breakfast, depart to Morondava airport for flight back to Antananarivo. Antananarivo City tour.
Transfer to airport for flight to Mahe, Seychelles. On arrival, transfer to hotel for check in.
Full-day discovery tour of Mahe Island. The tour begins at the colonial
centre of “the world’s smallest capital”, Victoria. Highlights to visit are the court buildings, museum, post office, Clock-tower (twin of the one outside London’s Victoria Station). A turn around the corner takes one to the ‘Codevar’ building where local crafts are on sale. A walk across Albert Street leads one to the focal point of the town, its colourful market where stalls of fresh fish, tropical fruits & vegetables, herbs & spices, are displayed in an abundance of fragrances.
This is followed by a drive across the Sans Soucis mountain pass, with a photo stop at the historical Mission Lodge. The tour continues around the southern tip of the island to the restored colonial plantation of ‘Jardin du Roi’, which is steeped in the short history of the Creoles. A cold drink of home-grown fruit welcomes visitors, before they tour the surrounding plantation of vegetables, exotic fruits, herbs and spices.
Full-day Praslin and La Digue Island Optional Tour (EUR200pp)
Praslin, the second largest island in Seychelles, lies approximately 1 hour by boat from Mahe. Visitors will be able to visit the Vallee-de-Mai, the only place on earth where the giant Coco-de-Mer nut grows in its natural state – a walk along the tended paths of this primeval forest, listening to the trill of the rare Black Parrot, transports one to the beginning of time; giving credence to the legends of this World Heritage Site being the original Garden of Eden. The tour includes a visit to the famous Anse Lazio beach, before the 30-minute crossing to La Digue.
Visitors to La Digue island will marvel at the timeless atmosphere, with the comforts of the 21st century blending smoothly with the tranquillity of yesteryear, where life is lived mainly at the pace of the oxen. Transfer from the jetty is by pick-up truck to L’Union Estate for a tour of the copra sheds, the giant land tortoises and the recently refurbished colonial plantation house, location of the film “Goodbye Emmanuelle”. The tour of La Digue resumes by ‘camion’, an open-sided truck with canopy, stopping at Anse Source d’Argent, one of the most spectacular beaches in the world, allowing you ample time to photograph the impressive granite rock formations. This 11- hour tour is an attractive opportunity to visit the highlights of both islands in one day.
Just relax by the beach in your beautiful hotel.
Transfer to airport for flight to Mauritius. On arrival, proceed for tour.
Visit Grand Bassin – holy lake for Hindus, Black River Gorges viewpoint and Charamel Seven Colored Earth – an undulating landscape of different and contrasting shades of colours. The different shades of blue, green, red and yellow are apparently the result of the erosion of the volcanic ash. The neighbouring waterfalls of Chamarel rise from the moors and the native plant life. The site possesses a rare beauty.
After breakfast travel to Port Louis, the capital of Mauritius. Visit the Market and Port Caudan shopping centre. Transfer to airport for flight home.
Home Sweet Home!
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