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Lemurs and beaches family tour to the East

Key attractions


Step into the fascinating world of lemurs, chameleons, and carnivorous plants! Madagascar, with its warm people, is often described as a mix of the intense colours of Africa and the mysteries of Asia. With unprecedented plant and animal life, it is like a continent in itself. A number of species, including the endearing indri, can only be found living naturally in Madagascar. Beaches of East coast is ideal for relaxation and activities on/under water.

Key infomration

Price on request
Duration 11 days
Transport A car, motor-boat, aircraft
Distance about 950 km
Camp no
Difficulity Easily
Regions Antananarivo and around; East

Day by day

Arrival at Antananarivo

Tongasoa aty Madagasikara! Dear friends, welcome to Madagascar! We will do our very best to make your trip in Madagascar unforgettable! Our bureau's team will be at the airport to welcome you from your international flight. Your special tour will begin in Antananarivo, where we will go by car, but before getting to a hotel we will visit the Ivato crocodile farm, also called “Croc Farm”. Spanning three hectares, this lush green oasis is ideal for you to relax, we know that having an international flight is tiring.

Afterwards, we will go by car to your nice hotel, where a prepared-room with a comfortable bed will be available for you to have a rest. Discover the City of a Thousand as you are taken to hotel where you will stay overnight. And in the evening after dinner, over a cocktail we discuss our program.

From the first day to the last day our experienced and professional guide and the driver will be next to you, they are near to make sure you have everything you need, so don’t worry about it. Tomorrow we are leaving the capital city.

Arriving in Tana;

Visit in the Ivato crocodile farm, also called “Croc Farm”, lunch and cocktails;

Accommodation at the hotel, Bed & Breakfast;

Dinner and discussion our program.

Antananarivo – Anjozorobe-Angavo-Protected Area

During the course of the morning you travel to Tsarasaotra which means bird‘s island, a small green oasis in the north of the city. The park is a refuge for many birds that can be easily watched and photographed here – among them 14 endangered species that only occur in Madagascar.

After visiting Tsarasaotra Park, we will drive along a scenic road to Anjozorobe-Angavo - Protected Area (2 h). Here the adventure really starts. Anjozorobe-Angavo offers you the simplicity of harmonious communication with nature. Your visit will be a unique experience. The Protected Area allows the followers hiking to admire an exceptional fauna and flora, through thematic circuits, adapted to all the rhythms. After lunch, we will walk for around 3 – 4 hrs, to admire an exceptional fauna and flora – the pace is not too fast and the hiking path is good...

Tonight, we will make Night tour: 1,2 km to 1 hour of walk. During your visit, you’ll see the nocturnal lemurs, like the Lepilemur mustelinus or “Tsidy” and the Avahi laniger or “Fotsife” in Malagasy. In the forest night life, it’s possible to meet others nocturnal animals: chameleons (Calumma brevicornis, Calumma globifer and Calumna gastrotaenia); Frogs (Mantidactilus and gypheromantis).

Distance: about 100 km;

Drive time: about 2 hours;

Visit in the Tsarasaotra Park;

Walks in the Anjozorobe-Angavo - Protected Area;

Night tour;

Accommodation at the Saha Forest Camp Hotel, Full Board.

We will be accommodated in elegant bungalows, in the heart of a humid and tropical forest. Equiped with private bathroom with hot water and mobile heating in winter, each bungalow has a large balcony opening to a green landscape. The restaurant and its raised balcony are as much invitations for relaxation and serenity.

Anjozorobe-Angavo - Protected Area

This day will be fully devoted to the discovery of Anjozorobe-Angavo - Protected Area. The unusual tranquility and beautiful scenery, where numerous lemurs live, invite you to explore the forest. You will also see a multitude of birds, reptiles, and batrachians which live together in a rich vegetation.

Thematic circuits and different round trails, most of them well to walk, lead through the forest. If you are interested in traditional Malagasy crafts and field work, you will be invited to do a special round trail adapted to these topics. Click here to choose from the different circuits in the Anjozorobe-Angavo what's interesting for just you. It will be a truly remarkable experience and we hopefully will have the opportunity to see some of the indigenous species living in this are.

Walks in the Anjozorobe-Angavo - Protected Area;

Night tour;

About meals: 3-meals are served; picnic baskets during walks. The crossed cooking is with local products: rice, meat, chicken, vegetables, seasonal fruits. Kitchen staff honours to enhance spices and products from Fanamby’s protected areas (cashew nut, vanilla, wild pepper, pink pepper, red rice);

Accommodation at the Saha Forest Camp Hotel, Full Board.

Anjozorobe-Angavo - Andasibe

After breakfast, we head to Andasibe, base for discovering the Mantadia National Park, a journey of about 6 hours. You will notice that the landscape changes. The road in comparison to many Malagasy roads is in excellent condition but with many uphills/downhills, many curves. In general, it is a beautiful landscape, composed of small villages, rice paddies, tropical plants and forest.

En-route we will stop at a farm specializing in Madagascan reptiles and butterflies, before arriving at our lodge. You visit the exotic farming centre of Mr. Pereyras, Marozevo, where you will see chameleon species of Madagascar, butterflies, lizards, snakes and other interesting animals.

We arrive just after noon in time to stroll around the private reserve – Lemurs island with the opportunity to get close to lemurs as they are known to jump on your shoulder to get a closer look!

Soon after sunset, we’ll make another brief visit to the edges of the Analamazaotra Special Reserve to admire some of small nocturnal creatures at work, hoping to observe the night “mouse lemur” Microcebus, the smallest of all the lemurs.

Distance: about 250 km;

Drive time: about 6 hours;

Visit in the exotic farming centre of Mr. Pereyras;

Lunch en-route;

Walks in the private reserve – Lemurs Island;

Night tour;

Accommodation at the hotel, Bed & Breakfast: Analamazaotra Hotel or Andasibe Hotel 3* (our recommendation) or Vakôna Forest Lodge.

Analamazaotra Reserve and Mantadia NP

Early in the morning you'll wake up in the Mantadia NP to the characteristic cry of the indri. The sound carries for kilometers, and is intended to delineate their territory. Sometimes you hear ten different families, some distant, others nearby.

We just after early breakfast, take an half day trip to visit the reserve of indri or, better known as the Analamazaotra Special Reserve, during which, you will certainly start to see the various species, including the indri, is the largest of the species of lemurs. You’ll see them jumping from tree to tree with incredible agility despite their size and above all, you’ll hear them scream. Our guides help you to find the indri and almost always they'll find a family of them. Also 'Woolly Lemurs' and 'Brown Lemurs' are frequently seen. Furthermore there are chameleons, various very special frogs and many species of birds including coua's. The tour will largely be along well-trodden paths, but to see lemurs you will occasionally need to leave the path and embark on a little scrambling and climbing.

In the afternoon, we will head off on the next part of the adventure. We’ll spend the time visiting the great park of Mantadia, few kilometers north of where we are staying. We will do a circuit of about 4 hours, to meet groups of lemurs as the indri, the diadem sifaka and the bamboo lemur. This circuit is also very spectacular for its landscapes we’ll see waterfalls and rivers surrounded by strikingly beautiful tropical plants. The path is pretty good, but with some hills.

In the evening, if you want, we can organize another night walk in the forest to see nocturnal wildlife.

Strolls in the Analamazaotra Special Reserve;

Strolls in the Mantadia National Park;

Picnic in the forest;

The sacred waterfall and a nature pool where you can take a bath;

Night walk in the forest.

Andasibe - Akanin'ny Nofy (Palmarium)

Before breakfast, just a snacking, we will get a visit to the lovely private reserve of Vakona lodge known as the "Island of lemurs" to take part in their feeding and to meet some of the friendliest primates of the island. You'll be keen to experience this unique activity! The lemurs - brown, ruffled, dancing, lemurs galore - they will want our bananas and they will willing to do whatever it took to get them. Including jumping on our heads, shoulders, arms, and gouging our eyes out. Get ready! - many lemurs will be intent on boarding a canoe! Lemurs pirates!

After a leisurely breakfast we leave the rain forest of Andasibe and continue east for about 2 hours to the small village of Manambato - the point at which we join the Pangalanes Canal. After about a 1hr cruise along this intriguing canal with its many little villages and masses of different water plants, we arrive at Akanin'ny Nofy (The nest of dreams) and the Palmarium Hotel.

After light refreshments and some entertainment from the resident Lemur family you have the balance of the day free for you to enjoy at your leisure either exploring the area or just relaxing. In this reserve, you can really leave all your cares behind! Soon you forget all your daily life sorrows trying tasty Malagasy food and self-made rum. You can take a sunbath on the beach, let your feet dangle from the boat stage or enjoy swimming in the warm water of lake Ampitabe.

We will have a night program the Aye Aye walking.

Distance: about 215 km;

Drive time: about 4 hours;

Unique activity in the private reserve – Lemurs Island;

The Pangalanes Canal a boat-trip;

Aye Aye walking. This nocturnal lemur is very solitary and discreet, you will only see it at night. It’s one of the rarest nocturnal species. It is a very original lemur with its bat ears, squirrel tail and its one finger that is longer than the others. Because of these characteristics they are able to find insects under the bark; they chew through the bark and pick the insects and larvae out;

Sunbath on the beach, swimming and relaxing;

Accommodation at the Palmarium Hotel, Full Board.

Akanin'ny Nofy (Palmarium)

An early start at 6.30 am is called for, either breakfast first or a 2 hour walk seeing and interacting with various lemurs, including the largest Indri Lemur, plus various exotic birds and rare plants in the forest, and breakfast on your return.

After, together with our guide, you can also explore the lowland rainforest via simple paths. All paths inside the reserve are quite flat and easy to walk. From the viewpoint you have a great view over the reserve, the belonging crocodile lake and lake Ampitabe. For years, Akanin’ny Nofy (Palmarium) is been famous for its many very tame lemurs. Ten species of lemurs live in freedom in the reserve, as well as reptiles, amphibians and crocodiles.

In the afternoon we by a boat visit a fishing village located between the ocean and the Pangalanes Canal. It is a relaxing moment alongside the local fishermen. The scenery is guaranteed, you will enjoy visiting, the swim and picnic with fresh seafood on the white sand of the Indian ocean beach.

In the evening there is often a local band at the hotel bar, where you can relax and enjoy the Malagasy music, and lemurs that will spy around the restaurant.

Walking in the Palmarium Reserve (click here to watch photos);

The Pangalanes Canal a boat-trip;

Visit fishing village;

Picnic with fresh seafood on the white sand of the Indian ocean beach;

Sunbathing on the beach, swimming and relaxing;

The Malagasy music and the without number cheeky and friendly lemurs.

Akanin'ny Nofy - Toamasina

At around 9 am you board your speed boat again to continue northwards along the Pangalanes Canal to Tamatave approx. 3 hrs. Along the route our boatman will give you the opportunity to visit a fishing village and interact with the fishing folk. Further along as you get closer to Tamatave you will see more and more fishermen tendering their fish traps in their dugout canoes as the village children wave you by. Bamboo rafts are used to transport various small goods up and down the canal as well as large canoes and some motor vessels. On arriving at Tamatave, the main port of Madagascar, you transfer to the hotel.

Toamasina covers comfortably between the Bay Ivondro and the immense beach along the bay and the Indian Ocean. Its colonial past resurfaces through wide boulevards with ancient colonnaded buildings straight stand side by side. For travellers, it’s a pleasant place, with long, wide avenues lined with flamboyants and palm trees, a seaside promenade and a good selection of restaurants.

After lunch, either on foot or by pousse-velo (tricycle), excursion to learn about the history of Toamasina and its sights, as well as about a cheerful night life of the city. Excellent restaurants and bars, of course, we will also make a visit the waterfront for and get barbecue. Must-see Tamatave clubbers. They have done on the dancefloor the fame of the nights of Tamatave for years. Place your bets! The Casino welcomes you every evening in a cozy atmosphere.

Distance: about 60 km;

Drive time: about 3 hours;

Excursion to learn about the history of Toamasina;

Scouting a nightlife of the city;

Accommodation at the hotel, Bed & Breakfast: Hotel Neptune 4* (our recommendation); or Joffre Hotel 3*; or Ocean 501 3*; or Miray Hotel 3*; or Victoria Beach Hotel 4*.

Ile aux Prunes (Plum Island). Tamatave's best-kept secret

Do you want to relax a bit and be closer to the ocean? Today we have Relaxing visit: Ile aux Prunes (Plum Island). Tamatave's best-kept secret and little paradise! A one-day trip to the uninhabited island some way offshore from Toamasina, to relax, to swim or snorkel, underwater life here is superb, a mask and a tuba will help you to approach closely the wonderful ocean wildlife and bathing is also safe, since the coral barrier keeps the sharks away. You can also walk through the island`s forests to climb the lighthouse, to see the Flying Fox, and maybe the whales.

Whole day: Relaxing visit: Ile aux Prunes (Plum Island);

Picnic on the beach;

Swimming and Snorkeling;

In the evening: free time in the city.

Toamasina - Antananarivo

Day at leisure before transferring to the airport in time for our flight to Antananarivo. Departure time depends on the day of the week. Transfer in your hotel in Tana.

Excursion "The UNESCO World Heritage Site the Ambohimanga Rova", it is a significant and fascinating historical site, although less well-known than the Rova in Antananarivo, it is in many ways more impressive. In addition, excursion "Tana-city" and Goodbye-dinner in the cozy atmosphere of the Le Restaurant «La Varangue».

If we will arrive in Tana later than 13-00, then Excursion "The UNESCO World Heritage Site the Ambohimanga Rova" excluded, but we can make visit the Chocolaterie Robert factory and Chocolatière boutique. Chocolaterie Robert is a traditional cocoa producer and chocolate maker using Trinitario and Criollo cocoa beans organically grown in the Sambirano region (Ambanja). Alternatively, we can make visit The PALA. The PALA jewelers is a gem trader with a reputation for its premium quality gemstones and handcrafted jewelry design.

Distance: about 250 km;

Drive time: about 2 hours;

Excursion "The UNESCO World Heritage Site the Ambohimanga Rova";

Excursion Chocolaterie Robert factory and Chocolatière boutique;

Excursion The PALA jewelers;

Excursion "Tana-city";

Goodbye-dinner in the Le Restaurant «La Varangue».

Flight Home

Today your tour ends. A transfer back to the airport Ivato. We wish you a comfortable journey home and are sure you will take with you some wonderful memories of Madagascar. Experienced travelers are used to goodbyes, but that doesn't mean they get any easier. When the time comes to depart the wonderful Madagascar, we wouldn't be surprised if you were already planning a return trip!

Transfer to the airport Ivato.

Extend this tour:

Whether you call it island of Sainte Marie, Nosy Boraha or Ile Ste Marie, it won’t change the fact that it is a unique tourism spot that resembles no other and it are, besides Nosy Be, one of the most visited islands of Madagascar and has a good infrastructure.

Indeed, the island of Sainte Marie and its small surrounding islands are a true jewel and very rich in terms of terrestrial and marine biodiversity. Nosy Boraha also offers a stunning landscape: majestic waterfalls, clear natural pools, preserved tropical forests and - of course - fine sand beaches that face the turquoise sea. Its seascape is equally impressive thanks to its coral reef and its waters filled with fish.

take a view

This beautiful east coast village is home to some luxuriant vegetation, beautiful beaches, very easygoing locals and some nice, fun surf.

take a view

What a lovely place this is. Ile aux Nattes or Nosy Nato is a small island of dreams south of Sainte Marie Island. Thanks to its location, Ile aux Nattes is an unspoilt paradise and a haven of peace for those who crave relaxation.

In addition, it boasts many features that make it one of the region's most beautiful sights: fine sand beaches, a lush landscape and turquoise waters that are ideal for scuba diving as well as other sea-related activities.

Unspoiled tropical beaches with fine white sand, coconut and other palm trees scattered along the shore, and a turquoise lagoon protected by coral reefs inhabited by a variety of exotic marine life.

Included in price

PLEASE NOTE: The price indicated is per person sharing room (DBL or TWIN), it is based on 2 Persons. If the group is of 4, 6, 8, 10 Persons, the price decreases.

*Pick up and drop off;

*Accommodations in standard hotels/bungalows (similar to European hotels 3*), bed & breakfast;

*Car 4x4 with a driver;


*Rent of boat;

*Services of your professional, experienced, English-speaking personal guide-escort (French or Russian language);

*Entrance fees to parks and reserves and the services of local guides;

*Picnics in the stipulated places at the program;

*Excursions and visits as per itinerary (Unless labeled as optional or additional)

*All transfers, including water transport;

*Government taxes and fees, including TVA and tourist tax at hotels;

*Bottled mineral water in the vehicle.

Not included in price

*International air travel;

*Air Madagascar Internal flight (Booking only. If NDAO-i-Travel Madagascar is responsible for issuing domestic flights, payment for all flights will be requested in order to confirm them);

*Visa fee (single entry 1 month visa currently 27 Euros, issued on arrival);

*Your medical insurance;

*Personal items and expenses;

*Soft and alcoholic drinks in hotels;

*Lunches en-route, lunches and dinners (except in places mentioned half or full board), Goodbye-dinner, Lunch in the crocodile farm;

*Additional activities and excursions (for diving, cruising, fishing etc, pre-booking is required);

*Special Requirements: to be specified during your order.

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