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12 days Antananarivo, Andasibe-Mantadia National Park, Nosy Ankao Island

A luxurious two-week retreat into Madagascar featuring rich rainforests, pristine beaches, private flights and the country's best camps and lodges

This Luxury Madagascar Tour takes you to the country’s top hotels and ecolodges, where you can soak up the magical wildlife and landscapes of the island.

Overview:

  • 1 night in the capital city, Antananarivo (Tana), staying at Maison Gallieni
  • 3 nights in Andasibe-Mantadia National Park, staying at Manjarano Lodge & Spa
  • 1 night in Tana, staying at Relais des Plateaux
  • 5 nights on Nosy Anko Island, staying at Miavana Lodge by Time+Tide
  • Helicopter Flights to Nosy Anko included
  • 1 night back in Tana, staying at Relais des Plateaux

In more detail:

You’ll begin your holiday in the capital city of Antananarivo, known for its colourful architecture and rich history.

Next, you’ll head to Andasibe-Mantadia National Park, where you’ll explore a protected rainforest park filled with hiking trails, waterfalls and scores of wildlife including the indri, the largest lemur species in the world.

After a brief return to Tana, in order to combine these two exquisite destinations, you fly north to Diego Suarez. You'll be greeted by the local team and assisted with your connection to a helicopter flight to Nosy Ankao Island, where the most luxurious lodge in Madagascar lies. 

An exhilarating helicopter ride over mountains, baobabs and shipwrecks dotting the wild coastline ends in a gentle landing on a remote private island off the coast of Madagascar. 

Welcome to Time & Tide's Miavana Lodge, where you stay for five glorious nights. Rediscover your sense of wonder in a place where luxury means stepping foot where no man has before, surrounded by an unspoiled horizon. Raw and refined, Miavana brings together exclusivity and adventure as well as travel and conservation. Contribute to the long-term sustainability of the region simply by visiting. 

With world-class lodges, and every request catered to, this two-week Luxury Madagascar Tour is an incredible way to explore Madagascar’s top sights in supreme comfort.

What's included:

  • Airport transfers and assistance
  • Helicopter transfers to Nosy Ankao
  • Scheduled domestic flights
  • All accommodations and meals as mentioned in full itinerary
  • Private transport in 4x4 vehicles
  • Local English-speaking guides
  • All excursion mentioned in the full itinerary
  • All park fees and community and environmental levies

Call us on 0117 313 3300 to start planning your holiday, we’re looking forward to hearing from you

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Trip Itinerary

Day 1: Antananarivo

Day 1 – Arrival in Antananarivo
Day 1 – Arrival in Antananarivo Listing Image

On arrival in Ivato International Airport in Antananarivo, you’ll be greeted by an English speaking guide who will accompany you to Maison Gallieni, your hotel in Antananarivo,, known locally as 'Tana'.

Maison Gallieni is a restored colonial mansion with an elegant mix of modern and traditional décor. Built in 1879 on the site of a granite quarry, Maison Gallieni used to house the first bank created in Madagascar. Located on a hill, in the historic heart of the Malagasy capital, it offers a spectacular view overlooking the town.

Take a dip in the pool and enjoy the lovely views over the city, or head out to explore the traditional architecture and distinct Indonesian influence of Tana.

Day 2 - 4: Andasibe-Mantadia National Park

Day 2 – Transfer to Andasibe-Mantadia National Park
Day 2 – Transfer to Andasibe-Mantadia National Park Listing Image

After breakfast, you’ll meet your guide and begin the four-hour drive east to Andasibe-Mantadia National Park. This stunning rainforest park has two protected areas, the Perinet Special Reserve and Mantadia National Park, that are famous for their population of indri lemurs, the largest living lemur species on earth.

The drive to Andasibe offers a great introduction to rural life in Madagascar, with rice fields, redbrick houses and roadside stalls selling seasonal fruits and vegetables along the route. You’ll arrive at Manjarano Lodge in time for lunch, and you’ll stay at the lodge for the next three nights on a full-board basis.

This evening, you can go on an exciting night walk with your local guide, to see Madagascar’s nocturnal creatures come alive.

Day 3 - Exploring Andasibe
Day 3 - Exploring Andasibe Listing Image

After an early breakfast, you’ll meet your guide and head out to the Analamazaotra Special Reserve (also known as Perinet Reserve), a 180-hectare expanse of jungle wilderness. You’ll go in search of the famous indri, a species of lemur known for its distinct black and white markings, a barely visible tail, and surprised teddy bear face. It’s also one of the few animals in the world that cannot survive in captivity.

Along with the indri, there are 11 other species of lemur to spot as you walk through the rainforest including the common brown lemur, grey bamboo lemur, black and white ruffed lemur, and the diademed sifaka.

Perinet Reserve is home to many reptiles, invertebrates, and some of Madagascar’s orchid species, and there’s an abundance of birds, including the Nuthatch vanga, blue coua, velvet asity and many other endemic species.

After lunch you visit the other side of the forest which is run by Mitsinjo association, a local-run community.

This evening, you’ll venture out on a night walk into the forest with a local guide. You can spot chameleons and geckos, as well as a variety of nocturnal lemurs including the Goodman’s mouse lemur, woolly lemur, white-footed sportive lemur and furry-eared dwarf lemur.

Day 4 - Exploring Andasibe
Day 4 - Exploring Andasibe Listing Image

After breakfast, you’ll meet your guide and make the 1.5 hour drive to Mantadia National Park for a day of adventure and a picnic lunch. This stunning park is filled with lemur species including the indri lemur, grey bamboo lemur, red-bellied lemur, white ruffed lemur and diademed sifaka.

While the trails are slightly more challenging, they’re well worth it as the forest is more impressive and less crowded than Perinet. You’ll also find many rare species of mammals, reptiles and a variety of birds including the breasted coua, scaly ground roller and pitta-like ground roller.

Enjoy your picnic lunch by the Rianasoa Waterfall before hiking back to the vehicle and returning to the lodge. This evening, you can head out on another exciting night walk with a local guide to explore the surrounding forest.

Day 5: Return to Tana

Day 5 - Return to Tana
bedroom at Relais des Plateaux, Madagascar

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before driving back to Antananarivo, where you’ll check in to Relais des Plateaux Hotel & Spa where you'll stay for one night on a full board basis.

Day 6 - 10: Nosy Ankao

Day 6 - Fly to Nosy Ankao
Day 6 - Fly to Nosy Ankao Listing Image

Enjoy breakfast at Relais des Plateaux in Tana, before being transferred to the airport for your flight North to Diego Suarez. On arrival, you'll be greeted and assisted by a guide while waiting for the transfer by helicopter to Nosy Ankao.

An exhilarating helicopter ride over mountains, baobabs and shipwrecks dotting the wild coastline ends in a gentle landing on a remote private island off the coast of Madagascar.

Rediscover your sense of wonder in a place where luxury means stepping foot where no man has before, surrounded by an unspoiled horizon. Raw and refined, Miavana brings together exclusivity and adventure as well as travel and conservation. Contribute to the long-term sustainability of the region simply by visiting. At around 10 square kilometres in size, this intimate haven is just the place to escape and unwind.

You stay at Miavana by Time+Tide for five heavenly nights, on a full board basis.

Day 7 - 10 - Exploring Miavana
Day 7 - 10 - Exploring Miavana Listing Image

Miavana features just 14 ocean-front villas that live and breathe castaway luxury. With sea views, direct beach access, and an effortless flow between indoor and outdoor living, make yourself at home in this other-worldly destination. Expect considered design throughout, crafted to perfection with hand-dyed textiles, Malagasy wood, and local stone. 

Activities and excursions included in your stay are; forest walks, snorkeling, boat cruises, island cultural visits, shore boarding, kite surfing, wind surfing, bicycling and the use of an electric buggy. Extra activities and excursions can easily be arranged, such as further helicopter trips and scuba diving.

Tick off Lemur Trekking on your bucket list as you step inside pristine forests home to over 100 species of lemur or dive below turquoise waters to discover vibrant reefs, sea turtles, and manta rays. Depending on the season, set out on exhilarating ocean adventures in search of migrating humpback whales and spinner dolphins. Miavana’s fleet of boats and an endless array of equipment opens the door to every adventure.

Day 11 - Return to Tana

Day 11 - Return to Tana
Day 11 - Return to Tana Listing Image

After your last breakfast at Miavana, you will be flown by helicopter in about 30 mins back to Diego Suarez airport.

Be greeted and assisted for the check in of your two-hour domestic flight from Diego Suarez to Tana.

On arrival, meet your guide for a transfer to Relais des Plateaux Hotel & Spa which is close to the airport. This afternoon and evening is your final night in Madagascar, a perfect opportunity to head out for some last minute souvenir shopping, or simply rest at the pool. You stay for one night on a full board basis. 

Day 12 - Departure from Madagascar

Day 12 - Departure from Madagascar
Day 12 - Departure from Madagascar Listing Image

You will be transferred from your hotel to the international airport in time to check-in for your flight home. Your stunning luxury escape in Madagascar has come to an end, but with memories and photographs that will last a lifetime.

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Why Wayfairer

Wayfairer is committed to responsible travel values and aims to incorporate these into every aspect of our holidays and tours, by working with accommodation providers and local suppliers which share these values and have their own initiatives in place.

On this Luxury Madagascar Tour, you’ll stay at Miavana by Time+Tide, who are supported by the Time+Tide Foundation. In Madagascar, the foundation's full-time environmental team facilitates a number of conservation initiatives and research programmes that directly benefit 1,300 residents in the Loky-Manambato Protected Area, and a further 5,500 residents through indirect benefits from procurement, job creation and the potential for conservation-focused income-generating projects.

With a key focus on inclusive, safe learning for vulnerable children, the foundation’s philosophy is simple: Investing in the education of our future guardians to preserve our majestic landscapes, extraordinary wildlife and rich cultures for tomorrow. The foundation proudly contributes annually towards community, health, education, women empowerment and wildlife conservation. Simply staying at Miavana directly contributes to genuine sustainable development.

Why Wayfairer Luxury Madagascar Tour

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