Classic South Madagascar
2020

 

Brief Itinerary:
Day 01: Arrive to Antananarivo, Madagascar. Drive to Perinet. Overnight at Mantadia Lodge, HB Basis.
Day 02: Perinet Reserve. Overnight at Mantadia Lodge, FI basis.
Day 03: Perinet Reserve. Overnight at Mantadia Lodge, FI basis.
Day 04: Perinet to Antananarivo. Overnight at Hotel Colbert.
Day 05: Antananarivo to Tulear. Overnight at Auberge de la Table, FI basis.
Day 06: Tulear to Isalo. Overnight at Hotel Le Jardin du Roy, FI basis.
Day 07: Isalo National Park. Overnight at Le Jardin du Roy, FI basis.
Day 08: Isalo National Park. Overnight at Le Jardin du Roy, FI basis.
Day 09: Isalo to Tulear to Antanarivo. Overnight at Hotel Colbert, B&B basis.
Day 10: Antananarivo to Fort Dauphin. Overnight at Manafiafy Beach & Rainforest Lodge, HB basis.
Day 11: Manafiafy. Overnight at Manafiafy Beach & Rainforest Lodge, FI basis.
Day 12: Manafiafy to For Dauphin. Overnight at Hotel Colbert, B&B basis.
Day 13: Fly Antananarivo to Johannesburg. Depart for home.

 

Please note this Custom Design sample itinerary is based on travel in October 2020 for a group of 5,6,7,8 or 9 travelers sharing accommodation. Please contact Africa Easy with preferred dates of travel and number of travelers.

Interested in more information? Please contact Africa Easy by calling 1-800-617-2319 or click here to e-mail the Africa Easy Team.

Classic South Madagascar
2020

Day-by-day Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrive to Antananarivo, Madagascar & Drive to Perinet – Mantadia Lodge

Arrive to Johannesburg, South Africa. Fly from Johannesburg, South Africa to Antananarivo, Madagascar (Tana) on South African Airways flight SA8252 departing Johannesburg (JNB) at 10:00 and arriving to Antananarivo, Madagascar at 14:00 (this JNB/TNR flight is NOT included in the rates).

Clear Customs, Immigration and collect your luggage. Make your way to the arrivals hall where you will meet your local Guide who will drive you for approx. 4.5 hours to the Mantadia Lodge. On arrival, check in for 3 nights. Dinner is included tonight at Mantadia Lodge.

Day 02: Perinet Reserve – Mantadia Lodge

After breakfast, meet your Guide in the lobby and head out on a morning visit of Analamazaotra Special Reserve. In the afternoon, head out with your guide for a visit of the Mitsinjo Reserve. Enjoy a night walk at Mitsinjo Reserve this evening. 2nd overnight at Mantadia Lodge. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included today at Mantadia Lodge.

Day 03: Perinet Reserve – Mantadia Lodge

After breakfast, meet your Guide in the lobby and head out on a morning expedition at the V.O.I.M.M.A Reserve or a second visit at Analamazaotra Special Reserve. Enjoy the afternoon at your leisure. Enjoy another night walk at this evening. 3rd overnight at Mantadia Lodge. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included today at Mantadia Lodge.

Day 04: Perinet to Antananarivo – Hotel Colbert

After breakfast at Mantadia Lodge, drive with your Guide back to Antananarivo. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant en route (included). Proceed to short City Tour of Antananarivo before transferring to Hotel Colbert. Check in for 1 night. Breakfast at Mantadia Lodge & lunch at a local restaurant are included today. Dinner is on your own account in Antananarivo tonight.

Day 05:  Antananarivo to Tuléar – Auberge de la Table

After an early breakfast at Hotel Colbert, you will be privately transferred to the Antananarivo Airport for your Tsaradia airlines flight to Tuléar: TZ712 departing Antananarivo at 10:40 and arriving to Tuléar at 12:20. 

On arrival in Tuléar, collect your luggage and make your way to the arrivals hall where you will meet your transfer driver and drive to do a City Tour of Tuléar before transferring to your hotel, Auberge de la Table and check in for 1 night.

In the afternoon, your Guide will collect you for an afternoon visit of Arboretum d’Antsokay. Overnight at Auberge de la Table. Breakfast at Hotel Colbert, and lunch and dinner at Auberge de la Table are included today.

Day 06: Tuléar to Isalo – Hotel Le Jardin du Roy 

After breakfast at Auberge de la Table, meet your Guide in the lobby and depart on a 5-hour drive to Isalo. Upon arrival, check in at Hotel Le Jardin du Roy for 3 nights.

In the afternoon, enjoy a visit of Le Jardin du Roy’s Botanical Garden.

For sunset, transfer to La Fenêtre de I’Isalo (Isalo Window), a popular natural rock window that frames the setting sun. Overnight at Jardin du Roy. Breakfast at Auberge de la Table and lunch and dinner at Le Jardin du Roy are included today.

Day 07: Isalo National Park – Le Jardin du Roy

After breakfast, meet your Guide in the lobby and depart on a full day exploring Isalo National Park. You can return to the hotel for lunch or have a picnic lunch in the park (included). 2nd overnight at Le Jardin du Roy. Breakfast, lunch and dinner at Le Jardin du Roy are included today.

Day 08: Isalo National Park – Le Jardin du Roy

After breakfast, meet your Guide in the lobby and depart on a second full day exploring Isalo National Park. You can return to the hotel for lunch or have a picnic lunch in the park (included). 3rd overnight at Le Jardin du Roy. Breakfast, lunch and dinner at Le Jardin du Roy are included today.

Day 09: Isalo/ Tuléar/ Antananarivo – Hotel Colbert

After breakfast and an early lunch at Le Jardin du Roy, meet your Guide in the lobby and drive back to Tuléar. On arrival, transfer to the Tuléar Airport for your Tsaradia airlines flight to Antananarivo: TZ719 departing Tuléar at 18:05 and arriving to Antananarivo at 19:55.

On arrival in Antananarivo, collect your luggage and make your way to the arrivals hall where you will meet your transfer driver and privately transfer to your hotel, Hotel Colbert. Check in for 1 night. Breakfast and lunch at Le Jardin du Roy are included today. Dinner is on your own account in Antananarivo tonight.

Day 10: Antananarivo to Fort Dauphin – Manafiafy Beach & Rainforest Lodge

After breakfast at Hotel Colbert, privately transfer to the Antananarivo airport for your Tsaradia airlines flight to Fort Dauphin: TZ714 departing Antananarivo at 12:50 and arriving to Fort Dauphin at 14:40. Have an early lunch at the airport restaurant before flying to Fort Dauphin.

On arrival, collect your luggage and head to the arrivals area where you will meet your Guide and drive in a 4WD for approx. 3 hours on bumpy roads to Manafiafy Beach & Rainforest Lodge. Check in to the lodge for 2 nights. Breakfast at Hotel Colbert and dinner at Manafiafy Beach & Rainforest Lodge included today. Lunch on own account at the airport.

Day 11: Manafiafy – Manafiafy Beach & Rainforest Lodge

After breakfast, enjoy a full day excursion in Manafiafy. 2nd overnight at Manafiafy Beach & Rainforest Lodge. Breakfast, lunch and dinner at Manafiafy Beach & Rainforest Lodge included today.

Day 12: Manafiafy to Fort Dauphin – Hotel Colbert

After an early breakfast at Manafiafy, privately transfer for approx. 3 hours to the Fort Dauphin airport for your Tsaradia airlines to Antananarivo: TZ715 departing Fort Dauphin at 10:05 and arriving to Antananarivo at 11:55.

On arrival in Antananarivo, collect your luggage and make your way to the arrivals area where you will meet your driver and privately transfer to lunch at the restaurant located in Relais des Plateaux and then to Hotel Colbert, where you will check in for 1 night. Breakfast at Manafiafy and lunch at Relais des Plateaux included. Dinner is on your own account in Antananarivo tonight.

Day 13: Fly Antananarivo to Johannesburg. Depart for Home.

After breakfast at Hotel Colbert, you will be privately transferred to the Antananarivo airport. Upon arrival, connect with international flight to Johannesburg. On arrival in Johannesburg, depart for home.

 

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Classic South Madagascar
2020

Based on October 2020 Rates:

Rates are based on travel in October 2020.

5 travelers = approx. $5,780 per person sharing

6 travelers = approx. $5,680 per person sharing

7 travelers = approx. $5,590 per person sharing

8 travelers = approx. $5,480 per person sharing

9 travelers = approx. $5,390 per person sharing

Additional Single Supplement Rate = approx. $1,240.00 per single traveler in own accommodation

 

PLUS Within Madagascar Flights = approx. $1,185 per person

(from Tana to Tulear and back to Tana and then Tana to Fort Dauphin and back to Tana).

Please note this Custom Design sample itinerary is based on travel in October 2020 for a group of 5, 6, 7, 8 or 9 travelers sharing accommodation. Please contact Africa Easy with preferred dates of travel and number of travelers.

– Rates are based on per person sharing and are approximate until the time of booking.
– Accommodation is subject to change based on availability on dates requested.
– Rates are quoted in USD and subject to change without prior notice due to circumstances beyond our control; i.e. fuel increases, currency fluctuations, etc.
– The above rate is subject to seasonal adjustments

International Airfare:
Africa Easy does not make international air reservations and international air is not included in your quote. However, please do let us know if you would like assistance with booking your international air. We would be happy to put you in touch with our airline partner, Exito Travel to assist you with your international air reservation.

Included:

–          Accommodation

–          All meals as stated in the itinerary

–          One mineral water per person per day

–          Transfers airport / hotel / airport

–          Excursions and visits as stated in the itinerary

–          Park entrance fees and local ranger wages

–          Assistance of an English-speaking guide from day to Day 9

–          Assistance of Manafiafy staff during the stay in Manafiafy

Not Included

  • International air into/out of Madagascar (including the JNB/TNR & TNR/JNB flights mentioned).
  • International & domestic departure taxes if applicable
  • Visa fees
  • Passport fees
  • Travel insurance (medical evacuation insurance is required)
  • Items of a personal nature (snacks, souvenirs, postage, telephone charges, etc.)
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Additional touring not listed in the itinerary
  • Airport lunches
  • Dinners in Antananarivo
  • Gratuities to hotel staff, guides, local park rangers, transfer drivers, restaurant staff, etc.

Deposit & Payments

A completed & signed Africa Easy Reservation Form, along with your 20% safari package deposit and full regional and/or domestic air payment (if applicable) is required at the time of booking.

Reservations

This itinerary is subject to the availability of all services at the time of making a reservation. No space is being held at this time. Please contact Africa Easy for the full terms and conditions that apply. We are happy to answer questions and discuss your trip.

What to Expect
A moderate level of exertion is required for this itinerary. The itinerary includes walks/nature hikes on dirt paths that are often over uneven terrain. Walking can be up and down steep and sometimes slippery hills, over or around exposed tree roots, and can also occasionally be off-trail where you may encounter wet leaves, tree roots and hanging vines. All guests must be able to climb steps unassisted.

Days are often long, and most wildlife-viewing activities are conducted on foot and require a combination of endurance, balance and a good view of the trail underfoot. Most of the required walking activities are considered moderate with regard to exertion level, though some are more difficult, particularly in the rain forests. Excursions can last several hours.

Some of the roads are winding, and guests who are prone to motion sickness are advised to carry medication for such conditions. It is common for roads to have potholes, creating bumpy driving conditions.

Depending on the time you travel, heat and humidity may be a factor making nature hikes more challenging.

Interested in more information? Please contact Africa Easy by calling 1-800-617-2319 or click here to e-mail the Africa Easy Team.


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