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Madagascar: The Lost Continent - Explore!

Madagascar: The Lost Continent

15 days
4.7
(22)
Start and end in Antananarivo
Tour Operator:
Explore!
Max group size:
16
Age range:
16 to 85
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
124723
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Itinerary

Start and end in Antananarivo! With the Wildlife tour Madagascar: The Lost Continent, you have a 15 days tour package taking you through Antananarivo, Madagascar and 8 other destinations in Madagascar. Madagascar: The Lost Continent includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Join trip in Antananarivo
  2. Day 2: Morning drive to Andasibe Reserve; afternoon and evening wildlife walks
  3. Day 3: Morning walk in Analamazoatra reserve before a free afternoon
  4. Day 4: Full day drive to colonial Antsirabe in the Central Highlands
  5. Day 5: Morning walk at Lake Tritriva; afternoon drive to Ambositira and traditional Malagasy meal with local dancing
  6. Day 6: Full day scenic drive to Ranomafana National Park
  7. Day 7: Spend the morning exploring Ranomafana National Park on foot in search of lemurs and birdlife
  8. Day 8: Drive to Isalo National Park (Ranohira)
  9. Day 9: Explore Isalo National Park 'Madagascar's Grand Canyon'
  10. Day 10: Drive to Toliara, through the Spiny Desert, stopping at Mahafaly Tombs
  11. Day 11: Travel by boat to Anakao on the Indian Ocean. Free afternoon to enjoy the beach
  12. Day 12: Free day to relax or take an optional excursion to Nosy Ve Island, off Anakao's western shore
  13. Day 13: Return by boat to Toliara before an afternoon flight back to the country's capital 'Tana'
  14. Day 14: Visit Madagascar's oldest palace, Ambohimanga, and take in the views across the city
  15. Day 15: Trip ends in Antananarivo
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What's Included

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  • Accommodation
  • Guide
  • COVID-19 Health & Safety Measures
  • Meals
  • Additional Services
  • Transport
  • Optional
  • Additional Services

Where You'll Stay

Hotel
11 nights
Lodge
2 nights
Guesthouse
1 night

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Operated by Explore!

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We've been taking small groups on adventure holidays for almost 40 years. Our authentic adventure travel experiences explore the sights and culture of a country, with hand-picked accommodation that balances comfort and location. Our average group tour size is just 12; perfect for meeting new people and getting to the heart of our destinations. Explore is one of the worlds most trusted adventure travel companies with over 500 trips to more than 120 countries. We are passionate about travel and have developed a wide range of unique activities and adventures which give our customers an unforgettable experience with a team of award-winning Explore leaders. With Explore, you'll get to see your destination from a whole new perspective that takes you away from the typical well-trodden tourist track. You'll have the chance to meet, dine and stay with local people, rest in authentic accommodation with other like-minded explorers and travel to must-see destinations with a unique Explore twist. From family holidays to trips for solo travellers; cycling tours to wildlife safaris; trekking on mountains or exploring miles of scenic coastline; self-guided journeys small group trips or Private Tours; there is something for every kind of traveller with Explore. We will provide our expert knowledge, exciting itineraries and outstanding service as part of our sustainable travel experiences which take you under the skin of the country you're visiting for the adventure of a lifetime.

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Customer Reviews

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    Excellent
    4.7
  • Itinerary
    Excellent
    4.7
  • Guide
    Excellent
    5.0
  • Transport
    Excellent
    4.7
  • Accommodation
    Excellent
    4.4
  • Food
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    4.2
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  • R
    · September 19th, 2022
    You won't be disappointed.
    Explore! commented on this review
    Glad you had a nice trip. The Explore Team
    Trip date: September 2022
  • G
    · August 14th, 2022
    Brilliant trip - definitely recommend.
    Explore! commented on this review
    Glad you had a nice trip. The Explore Team
    Trip date: July 2022
  • C
    · January 4th, 2020
    A varied and very interesting holiday, some long days travel on rough roads but worth the effort.
    Explore! commented on this review
    Hi Christine, Thanks for the review and yes the terrain can be a bit tough but as you say well worth the effort to take in the best of this wonderful country. The Explore Team
    Trip date: November 2019
  • A
    · December 23rd, 2019
    Amazing trip with loads of adventures and a bit of R&R time at beach.
    Explore! commented on this review
    Thanks for your review. Hope to travel with you in the future.
    Trip date: April 2019
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  • A
    · December 23rd, 2019
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    Explore! commented on this review
    Thanks for the review. Glad you had a nice trip!
    Trip date: September 2019
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  • A
    · December 23rd, 2019
    A couple of day rooms could be provided at the hotel in Tulear to store /sort bags and shower. It is a long wait there for the evening flight.
    Explore! commented on this review
    thanks for the feedback, we'll pass this to our product team to review.
    Trip date: September 2019
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  • A
    · December 23rd, 2019
    Again thanks to Claude, I felt always so save and protected, me and our luggage, he looked after all of us and managed everything perfect
    Explore! commented on this review
    Thanks for your review and praise for Claude. Hope to travel with you in the future.
    Trip date: September 2019
    Review collected by Explore!
  • A
    · December 23rd, 2019
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    Explore! commented on this review
    Thanks for your review. Hope to travel with you in the future.
    Trip date: September 2019
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  • A
    · December 23rd, 2019
    When you stated the trip was "full on" I doubted my ability to deal with the "trekking etc" but in fact, because I am a walker, I found the walking easy. I am nearly 75 and it was not strenous. I believe the "full on" should apply to the journeys -... Show more
    Explore! commented on this review
    Thanks for your review. Glad you enjoyed your trip. The head torches look silly but are super handy!
    Trip date: August 2019
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  • K
    · October 29th, 2019
    The trip can be fairly physical sometimes. There is a lot of hiking and climbing in spots, but that is what I loved about the trip. You will be in the rain forest, so you will be dirty and uncomfortable at times. But what you see is so special and... Show more
    Explore! commented on this review
    Thanks for your review and sharing your photos. Madagascar is an adventure. Glad you enjoyed your trip!
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    Trip date: September 2019

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Madagascar: The Lost Continent
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    • Yellow fever - Certificate of vaccination required if arriving from an area with a risk of yellow fever transmission for Madagascar. Ideally 10 days before travel.
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