Madagascar Experience

Company : Intrepid Travel
Duration: 2 weeks to 3 weeks
Approx Costs: 1500 to 2000 £ Pound (UK)

Lying adjacent to the east coast of Africa, Madagascar is home to stunning mountains, spectacular rainforests and white, sandy beaches. The island protects incredible numbers of endangered lemurs, rare plants and birds within its expansive national parks.

Go trekking beneath lush tree canopies for a close-up look at Madagascar's most famous creatures, walk through quaint towns filled with markets and European-influenced architecture, and enjoy relaxing holiday time on magnificent Indian Ocean beaches. Combining friendly locals, fascinating wildlife and idyllic island vistas, the Madagascar experience is a unique slice of paradise.


Day 1 Antananarivo
With cobbled streets, wooden houses and impressive churches, the European-inspired capital of Madagascar, Antananarivo, has a distinctly romantic air.

Day 2 Ambositra
Stop over at Ambatolampy and Antsirabe en route to Ambositra, home of the Betsileo ethnic group and a great place to explore the craft workshops of the local people.

Day 3 Ranomafana National Park
Spot lemurs on a guided walking tour of Ranomafana National Park and look out for the elusive golden bamboo, a type of lemur that is native to this region of Madagascar.

Day 4-5-6 Isalo National Park
Embark on an adventure into the contrasting scenery of the Isalo National Park. Spot unusual sandstone formations and enjoy vast open grasslands.

Day 7-8 Fianarantsoa
Explore heritage-rich Fianarantsoa. Soak in the 19th-century charm, walk along labrythine paths and admire the flower-studded balconies of local houses. Visit a rice field and a Betsileo village to gain insight into rural Madagascan life.

Day 9 Antsirabe
Take in breathtaking mountain scenery on the way to visit Antsirabe's famed thermal springs, gemstone merchants and elegant French architecture. Head out on a rickshaw to explore the quaint streets of this town.

Day 10-11 Andasibe National Park
Travel northbound to Andasibe National Park. Stay at a lodge nestled on the outskirts of the park and set off on guided forest walks.

Day 12 Foulpointe
Visit Tamatave, the biggest commercial harbour in Madagascar, where the vestiges of an ancient fort watch over an old pirate's cemetery.

Day 13-16 Sainte-Marie
Travel by boat to the beautiful Ile Sainte Marie, a tropical, nature-lovers paradise filled with fragrant flowers and lush greenery. Scuba divers will enjoy diving on Sainte Marie, as the underwater sites are some of the best in the Indian Ocean.



  • Meals: 15 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners
  • Transport: Boat, Minibus
  • Accommodation: Cottage (2 nights), Hotel (13 nights)
  • Ambositra - Village Visit
  • Andasibe National Park - guided walk
  • Betsileo - village visit
  • Fianarantsoa City Visit
  • Ilakaka - Sapphire mine
  • Isalo National Park - guided walk
  • Pereyras Private Reserve
  • Ranomafana National Park - Rainforest walk

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