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TSIRIBIHINA RELAX TOUR

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This tour gives you the possibility to enjoy the beautiful flora and fauna of Madagascar in a relaxed way. On the first day the driver picks you up from the airport and transfer you to your hotel in the centre of Antananarivo. The next two days you drive to Antsirabe and Miandrivazo, where you step in a pirogue for a three-day trip on the Tsiribihina river. Enjoy the scenery, the animals, fisher boats and villages along the way. You sleep in a tent along the river, where the boatmen and guides provide you delicious meals. At the end of the tour you visit the famous Avenue des Baobabs near Morondava.

” The Tsiribihina river is open in the middle of May until the end of November “

HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS TRIP
  • Find unique experience with untamed wildlife
  • Authentic interaction with local people throughout your journey on the river
  • Overland journey from the river trips to alley the baobabs with sunset
ITINERARY: Antananarivo – Antsirabe – Miandrivazo – Tsiribihina rivier – Belo sur Tsiribihina – Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park – Avenue des Baobabs – Morondava
PRICE INCLUDES:
  • Airport transfers;
  • Hotel 5 nights + continental breakfast
  • car, including fuel,
  • English speaking driver/guide,
  • 4WD from the riverside to Tsingy de Bemaraha NP, to Morondava
  • Car ferry to Tsingy de Bemaraha NP and to Morondava
  • pirogue for 3 days,
  • boatman during the boat trip,
  • guide/cook assistance during the boat trip,
  • camping equipments: tent, mattresses and pillows,
  • meals and mineral water during the boat trip,
  • park entrace fees,
  • All taxes.
PRICE EXCLUDES:
  • Food and drinks another days;
  • 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:

TRANSFER AIRPORT

to your hotel in the centre of antananarivo. Overnight in hotel CHALET DES ROSES..
Day 2:

ANTANANARIVO – ANTSIRABE

In the morning you drive to Antsirabe, the city of the pousse pousse, located at 1500 meter altitude in the central highlands. You pass rice paddies and drive through the mountains. Along the way, you can visit a craft market and see the tombs of the Merina. Antsirabe means ‘place of much salt’. It’s a nice city with colonial houses and a cathedral. It’s possible to visit lake Andraikaba, which is located 7 km outside the city. You can walk around the lake or visit the gemstone market next to the lake. Overnight in hotel ROYAL PALACE.
Day 3:

ANTSIRABE – MIANDRIVAZO

Today you drive to Miandrivazo through a volcanic landscape, characterized by rocky hills and grasslands. You pass several small villages . Because there are no restaurants on the way, there is a picnic lunch.Overnight in hotel PRINCES.
Day 4:

BOAT TRIP ON THE TSIRIBIHINA RIVER, FIRST DAY ON THE RIVER

During this boat trip you can easily enjoy the scenery and the landscapes. You see baobabs, kalanchoes and pachypodium. It’s the habitat of chameleons, lemurs, bats and many species of birds, including white herons and bee-eaters. Lunch will be prepared on the riverside. After lunch the boat trip continues. In the evening there is a dinner on the riverside. Camping.
Day 5:

BOAT TRIP ON THE TSIRIBIHINA RIVER, SECOND DAY ON THE RIVER

Today you visit the Gorge de Bemaraha to see lemurs and swim at the waterfall. After lunch the boat trip goes on to a traditional Sakalava village. After visiting this village you go to the riverside where you spend the night. Camping. 
Day 6:

BOAT TRIP ON THE TSIRIBIHINA RIVER, THIRD DAY ON THE RIVER

When you pass the second gorge you can see bats. If you are lucky you can also see crocodiles. The boat trip ends near a small village, where you have lunch. After lunch you go to village, where the 4WD is waiting for you to bring you to Avenue des Baobabs. On the way you visit the 800 years old sacred baobab and the ‘baobabs in love’. You visit the Avenue des Baobabs at sunset. Overnight in hotel CHEZ MAGGIE.
Day 7:

VISIT BETANIA

Today you visit the fisher village Betania by boat. After a picnic lunch near the village you return to Morondava.Overnight in hotel CHEZ MAGGIE.
Day 8:

TRANSFER TO THE AIRPORT IN MORONDAVA

Depending on the flight scedule, you can visit Morondava in the morning. The driver will transfer you to the airport.

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