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PANGALANES TOUR

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The Pangalanes Tour combines a visit of the Andasibe NP, where you can see the indri indri, a stay in Ankanin’ny Nofy at Ampitabe lake , a relaxing boat trip along the Pangalanes channel and the white sand beaches of Sainte Marie Island. This is what we call  “romantic tour”

 

HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS TRIP
  • Find unique experience with untamed wildlife in National parks and private reserves.
  • Walk in rainforest to meet largest lemurs in Andasibe NP and Aye Aye in Palmarium reserve
  • Authentic interaction with local people throughout your journey.
ITINERARY: Antananarivo – Andasibe National Park (Analamazaotra/Périnet) – Manambato – Ankanin’ny Nofy – Tamatave – Mahambo – Soanierana Ivongo – Sainte Marie
PRICE INCLUDES:
  • Airport transfers;
  • Transfer to the ferry to Sainte Marie;
  • Hotel + continental breakfast
  • English speaking driver/guide,
  • Ferry to Ankanin’ny Nofy and Tamatave;
  • Ferry to Sainte Marie (one way);
  • Car, including fuel;
  • Hotel for 5 nights;
  • park entrace fees,
  • All taxes.
PRICE EXCLUDES:
  • Food and drinks; another day
  • Local guide fees;
  • Tips;
  • All other expenses

Please contact us for the price.

The final price depends on your choice of hotels: luxury or mid-range. For hotel suggestions, please check our recommended hotels.

The tour starts the day after arrival at the international airport.

This private tour can be customized according to your style. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations

Day 1:

ANTANANARIVO – ANDASIBE NATIONAL PARK

After the hectic atmosphere in Antananarivo this tour gives you an introduction of the rural life. On the way you visit the reptiles farm. It is possible to do a nocturnal visit with a local guide in Andasibe NP to see mouse lemurs, frogs and chameleons. Overnight in a hotel  VAKONA LODGE.
Day 2:

ANDASIBE NATIONAL PARK, ANALAMAZAOTRA/PERINET

In the morning you visit Andasibe NP with a local guide. Andasibe NP is home of the indri indri, the biggest lemur. You can hear its specific sound from far. Besides the indri indri it’s quite easy to see other animals, like other kinds of lemurs, frogs, lizards, chameleons and lots of
birds. In the park you can choose for a lang walk (about 5 hours) or a shorter (about 2 hours). None of the walks is very heavy, but sometimes you have to climb through the trees to see the lemurs from a short distance. After lunch you drive to the Vakona Forest Lodge to visit the island of lemurs.
Overnight in a hotel VAKONA LODGE

Day 3:

ANDASIBE NATIONAL PARK – MANAMBATO – BOAT TO ANKANIN'NY NOFY

Today you drive to Manambato, a picturesque lakeside resort. After lunch you travel by boat to Ankanin’ny Nofy. Ankanin’ny Nofy means ‘house of dreams’ and is situated at lake Ampitabe. Overnight in a hotel PALMARIUM.

Day 4:

ANKANIN'NY NOFY – BOAT TO TAMATAVE

You spend the morning in Ankanin’ny Nofy. After lunch you travel by boat to Tamatave through the Pangalanes canal. Besides fishing the local fisher men us the Pangalanes canal for transport in their pirogues. Enjoy the landscape during the boat trip. Your driver is waiting for you in Tamatave to bring you to your hotel. Overnight in a HOTEL H1.

Day 5:

TAMATAVE – MAHAMBO

You drive to Mahambo, a nice town with a quiet beach, a lagoon and green surroundings.
Overnachting in een hotel LA PIROGUE.
Day 6:

MAHAMBO – SOANIERANA IVONGO – FERRY TO SAINTE MARIE

Today the driver brings you to the end of the tour, Soanierana Ivongo. From here you travel by ferry to Sainte Marie island. From July until October it’s possible to see whales around the island. There are diving centers, you can relax at the beach or rent a bike for a tour through the green hills of the island.

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