This trip will take you to the West part of the country, cross Tsiribihina river and Manambolo river by ferry and climb up the Tsingy of Bemaraha (UNESCO World Heritage). This region is very famous for its baobab avenue, Kirindy forest’s wildlife and the Tsingy.
Welcoming at the international airport of Antananarivo, meet and greet, then transfert to the hotel. Check-in, dinner and overnight at Green Palace hotel or similar.
Morning drive from Antananarivo to Antsirabe via RN7. Stop en route for a short visit of a workshop wich works on different kitchen ustensil made from aluminium at Ambatolampy. Antsirabe is famous for its thermal pools which are rich in healing properties. The town attracts also tourists and locals due to its cool climate and location. And the capital of rickshaws and beer, THB the local beer. On arrival, visit of the city then hotel check-in and installation. Dinner and overnight at Les Chambres du Voyageur or similar.
Full day drive along the RN34 and RN35 from the center to the west coast in Morondava. Passing through small villages of stone cutter, gold miners with some view on big rivers. You will start to see baobab trees with rice fields near Morondava town in the West. Upon arrival, hotel check-in. Dinner and overnight at Hotel Trecicogne or similar.
Morning relaxation in Morondava. After lunch, drive north to join Kirindy Forest with some stop at the Baobab avenue for pictures and the sacred baobab. Upon arrival, hotel check-in. Late in the afternoon, evening walk accompagnied by the guide to spot some nocturnal lemurs like mouse lemur, sportive lemur…, chameleons and birds. Then go back to the hotel for dinner. Overnight at Kirindy Lodge.
Morning walk in the forest to spot lemurs like the brown lemur and the sifaka. Then drive to Bekopaka village. Crossing Tsiribihina river by ferry boat, lunch at Belo-sur-Tsiribihina town then continuation until the destination. Hotel check-in on arrival. Dinner and overnight at Les Orchidées du Bemaraha or similar.
Visit of the Tsingy of Bemaraha National Park. Start with a morning excursion on the river with a dugout canoe in the Manambolo gorge to see caves of stalactites and old tombs of Vazimba people. It takes about 1 hour 30 mn then reach the Big Tsingy wich is one hour from the village of Bekopaka. Accompagnied by a local guide, explore the Tsingy, high between 30 and 50 m. Walkways and wooden bridges, well integrated into the landscape, will help you to continue your visit more easily. It takes about 4 hours walk and climb. Picnic lunch inside the park, then back to the hotel in the middle of the afternoon. Dinner and overnight at the same hotel.
After breakfast, drive back to reach Morondava. Stop at Belo-sur-Tsiribihina for lunch, then continuation to Morondava with some stop to see the the Lover’s baobab and sunset at the Baobab Avenue. Upon arrival, hotel check-in. Dinner and overnight at Hotel Trecicogne or similar.
After breakfast, departure from Morondava to reach Antsirabe for 9 hours drive. Stop at Miandrivazo for lunch then continuation until the destination. Hotel check-in on arrival. Dinner and overnight at Les Chambres du voyageur or similar.
Drive back to Antananarivo. Lunch en route then visit of the King Palace or The souvenir market to buy some souvenir. Transfer to the hotel. Dinner and overnight at Green Palace Hotel. END OF THE PROGRAM