tsingy(8 days and 7 nights)

Visit of the Kirindy dry forest reserve and drive through the baobab alley. The continuation to Bekopaka, entrance to the Tsingy of Bemaraha (UNESCO world heritage site), sharp limestone pinnacles, up to 50 m high. Tour for the more adventurous customer and only possible from June to October, it is unsuitable for big people and people who are afraid of heights as there are passages in the Tsingys where you have to climb through narrow gaps. Beach extension in Morondava possible.

 

 

 

 

1st day: EUROPE – ANTANANARIVO
Meeting at the airport and transfer to the city. Overnight at the hotel

2nd day: ANTANANARIVO – MORONDAVA (flight is not daily, so tour must be adapted accordingly)
Transfer to the airport for flight to Morondava. Meeting at the airport and transfer to the city. Overnight at the hotel.

3rd day: MORONDAVA – KIRINDY (45 km about 2 h drive)
You’ll drive first by 4 WD car along some villages and then through the Baobab Avenue. Continue to Kirindy and visit the Kirindy dry forest reserve ( to see birds, lemurs, tenrecs and reptiles ). Overnight at the simple lodge of the reserve.

4th day: KIRINDY – BELO – BEKOPAKA (160 km about 7 h drive)
Early visit of the reserve, then  drive to Tsimafana at the Tsiribihina river, and ferry transfer for you and the car to cross the river. Drive through the small town of Belo sur Tsiribihina, then to Bekopaka. On the way, you’ll see dry plains with some bush, palm and baobab trees. Before arriving in the village of Bekopaka, you and the car will have to cross the Manambolo river on a small local ferry. Overnight at the hotel.

5th day: BEKOPAKA
Visit of the big TSINGY, rare sharp limestone pinnacles, sheltering some species of lemurs, various species of birds and many endemic plants. This Tsingy of Bemaraha are on the UNESCO list of the world nature sites, and a large part of the park is not accessible for the public. The Tsingy have been millions of years under water, and so you can also see some fossils enclosed in the limestone. In the afternoon, possibility to visit the small Tsingy. Overnight at the hotel.

6th day: BEKOPAKA – BELO – MORONDAVA (200 km about 9 h drive)
After breakfast, you and the car will have to cross the Manambolo river on a small local ferry. Drive to Belo, and after this small town, cross the Tsiribihina river on a local ferry boat, then continue to Morondava. Stop on the Baobab avenue for the sunset, a magic moment in this beautiful and unique surroundings. Then drive to Morondava and overnight at the hotel.

7th day: MORONDAVA – ANTANANARIVO (flight is not daily, so the tour has to be adapted accordingly)
Transfer to the airport for flight back to the capital. Transfer to the hotel and rest of the day free. Overnight at the hotel.

8th day: ANTANANARIVO – EUROPE
Excursion to the historical site of Ambohimanga, where the merina Kings used to live (UNESCO world heritage site). In the afternoon, a visit to the handcraftsmarket with beautiful handmade items from materials like leather, stone, natural fibers, wood. Then day use in the hotel, in the evening transfer to  the international airport of Ivato for flight to Europe.

 

TARIFF PER PERSON:

1 person SINGLE: 1525 Euro
2-3 people DOUBLE: 850 Euro
4-5 people DOUBLE: 790 Euro
6-8 people DOUBLE: 785 Euro
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT 235 Euro

 

Including:

  • Transfers to and from airport
  • Accommodation based on bed and breakfast in midrange hotels, simple lodge in Kirindy
  • Visit of the small Tsingy and the Tsingy, and of Kirindy reserve
  • Park fees and service of local park guides
  • Ferry transfers across the rivers
  • 4 wheel drive car rental with a driver to and from Bekopaka
  • Driver’s indemnities and Fuel
  • Visit of the historical site of Ambohimanga and of the handicraft market
  • Tourist levy and VAT

excluding:

  • International flights with their airport taxes
  • Domestic flights with airport taxes: Antananarivo – Morondava – Antananarivo around 520 Euro per person without reduction, if flying long haul with MD, tariff will be reduced..
  • Visa fee (80’000 Ariary (around 24 to 27 € depending on exchange rate) for a stay up to 30 days)
  • other meals and drinks
  • Personal expenditures
  • Personal insurance for eventualities like accidents, theft or damage to luggage, cancellation etc.

 

Supplement English speaking guide 890 Euro
Supplement for best hotels DOUBLE: 270 Euro/person
SINGLE:  460 Euro /person
Supplement in best hotels for Half board: 120 Euro
Full board:  220 Euro

Planned hotels for this tour (subject to availability, other hotels are possible, tariff may have to be adjusted):
Name of city / Standard hotel/ best hotel
Antananarivo /Lapasoa** / Tamboho*** Sup room
Morondava / Renala au sable d’or** / Palissandre Côte Ouest****
Kirindy / Kirindy Lodge* / unchanged
Bekopaka / Grand hotel des Tsingys** / Soleil des Tsingys***
Morondava / Renala au sable d’or** / Palissandre Côte Ouest****
Antananarivo /Lapasoa** / Tamboho*** Sup room