(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.
1st day: EUROPE – ANTANANARIVO
Arrival in Antananarivo and transfer to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
2th day: ANTANANARIVO – MAROANTSETRA (flight three times a week, tour has to be adapted accordingly)
Transfer to the airport for the flight to Maroantsetra. Overnight at the hotel.
3rd day: MAROANTSETRA – MASOALA
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.
4th day: MASOALA
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.
5th day: MASOALA
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.
6th day: MASOALA – NOSY MANGABE – MAROANTSETRA
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).
7th day: MAROANTSETRA – ANTANANARIVO (flight three times per week)
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for the flight to Antananarivo. Transfer to the city. Stay at the hotel.
8th day: ANTANANARIVO – EUROPE
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
TARIFF PER PERSON:
|1 person||SINGLE: 1795 Euro|
|2-3 people||DOUBLE: 1160 Euro|
|4–5 people||DOUBLE: 960 Euro|
|6–7 people||DOUBLE: 950 Euro|
|SINGLE SUPPLEMENT||140 Euro|
- All transfers airport-hotel-airport
- Accommodation based on bed and breakfast at simple hotels
- Stay at the ecolodge: on full board
- Entrance Tickets in park and reserve (Nosy Mangabe, Masoala)
- Service of local guide
- Transfers by motor boat
- Transfers by car to the port and from the port to the airport
- Visit of the historical site of Ambohimanga and the handicraft market
- tourist levy and VAT
- International flights and their taxes
- Domestic flights : Antananarivo – Maroantsetra -Antananarivo, about 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)
- Drinks and other meals
- Personal expenditures
- Personal insurance for eventualities like accidents, theft or damage to luggage, cancellation etc.
|Supplement for a guide||1115 Euro|
|Supplement for the best possible hotels (Palissandre std room, Relais de Masoala)||DOUBLE: 120 Euro
SINGLE: 235 Euro
|Supplement in best hotels for||Half board: 80 Euro
Full board: 155 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***
Maroantsetra / Coco beach* / Relais Masoala**(*)
Masoala / Ecolodge chez Arol*(*) / unchanged
Maroantsetra / Masoala resort**(*) / Relais Masoala**(*)
Antananarivo /Lapasoa** / Tamboho***