(8 days / 7 nights) Flight to Maroantsetra as a starting point to discover Masoala peninsula and Nosy Mangabe. Masoala is a hotspot of biodiversity and a great place for nature lovers, it also has a marine reserve and beautiful coastline. With a bit of luck, you can also spot humpback whales from July to September.

Arrival in Antananarivo and transfer to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.

(flight three times per week, so arrival has to be adjusted accordingly)

Transfer to the airport for the flight to Maroantsetra. Overnight at the hotel.

Transfer to the port and transfer by boat to Masoala (about 2,5 hours). Then 3 hours walk in the primary forest to see reptiles, birds, lemurs and orchids. Relax and swim in a river.
Stay at the ecolodge on full board.

Morning wildlife watching ( in search of the Helmet vanga and Vari lemurs ) during 3 hours. Then visit of a typical village to see plantations of vanilla , cloves and coffee. Stay at the ecolodge on full board.
Another day on Masoala, a guide is there and you can make another walk in the forest, or just stay on the beach and perhaps go snorkelling in the underwater reserve. Overnight at the Ecolodge on full board.
Transfer by boat about 2 hours to the small island Nosy Mangabe in the bay of Antongil, which is a nature reserve. A botanical guided walk there, then by boat back to Maroantsetra (about 20 min) Rest of the day at leisure. Stay at the hotel Masoala Resort (included in Masoala package).

(flight three times per week)
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for the flight to Antananarivo.
Transfer to the city. Stay at the hotel.

In the morning, excursion to Ambohimanga – a UNESCO World heritage site: a King‘s palace built on the top of the hill covered with forests. In the afternoon, back to Tana and visit of a handicraft market. At the end of the afternoon, transfer to the hotel and day use. In the evening, transfer to the airport for the flight back to Europe.

Unfortunately, Flight changes and cancellations happen quite often on the Tana – Maroantsetra flights


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 Rova Hotel** / Palissandre Deluxe room****
Maroantsetra / Manga Beach** / Masoala Resort**(*)
Masoala / Ecolodge chez Arol*(*) / unchanged
Maroantsetra / Manga Beach**/ Masoala Resort**(*)
Antananarivo /Rova Hotel** / Palissandre Deluxe room****