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01/01/2017, 16:00

Travel Itineraries, Tsiribihina River, Tsingy de Bemaraha park, central highlands, Avenue du Baobab, Salary Bay


 Adventure tour on Tsiribihina river, explore Tsingy de Bemaraha Park, Avenue du Baobab and Vezo region on South-western tracks from Morondava to Tulear (16 days - 15 nights)

Departures of this tour : every day. 

Travel itinerary at a glance

Day 1 : Arrival to Antananarivo 
Welcome to Antananarivo International Airport, transfer to hotel Au Bois Vert or similar close to Terminal, overnight. 

Day 2 : Transfer to Miandrivazo  B-D  (around 6/7 hours)
Breakfast, beginning of your private tour through the central highlands region with typical Merina villages to Miandrivazo with a stop at Ambatolampy village and Antsirabe town. Dinner and overnight at simple hotel. 

Day 3,4,5 : Explore Tsiribihina River with typical rowing pirogue (B-L-D)
Breakfast in hotel, transfer to the river and starting the adventure with a pirogue and a paddler guide down the river through a wild area with different habitat. During the day you will have the chance to spot: birds, lemurs, chameleons, crocodiles, small typical villages, waterfalls, sand banks in the middle of the river. Meals prepared at the camp (not fixed, guide will decide the best places according to its experience) from your guide and overnights into small igloo tents. 
Day 6 : Transfer to Belo Tsiribihina/Bemaraha Park (around 6 hours)
After the last breakfast at the camp, meet 4WD car and guide for a short transfer to Tsimafana village where you will cross the river with a motorized raft to Belo Tsiribihina; after lunch transfer by 4WD car to Tsingy de Bemaraha Park. Dinner and overnight at the hotel (Olympe Du Bemaraha or Grand Hotel Du Tsingy; Soleil des Tsingy with surcharge). 

Day 7 : Tsingy de Bemaraha Park excursion B-D 
Breakfast, full day focused to the visit of Park: pirogue excursion on Gorges/Manambolo river in the morning and walking excursion to "Petit Tsingy" area with an ANGAP Guide. Dinner and overnight at the hotel (Olympe Du Bemaraha or Grand Hotel Du Tsingy; Soleil des Tsingy with surcharge). 

Day 8 : Tsingy de Bemaraha Park excursion B-D 
Breakfast, full day dedicated at the visit of Park: around 5/6 hours walking following the combination of 2 itineraries Andamozavaky + Ranostara) into the big area of "Grand Tsingy"
Dinner and overnight at the hotel (Olympe Du Bemaraha or Grand Hotel Du Tsingy or Soleil des Tsingy with surcharge). 

Day 9 : Bekopaka - Avenue du Baobab - Morandava B-D (200 km around 8 hours of dirt track)
Breakfast, transfer to Morondava with stop at sunset on "Avenue du Baobab. Dinner and overnight (Chez Maggie or Cote Ouest Palissandre with surcharge).

Day 10 : Transfer to Belo Sur Mer  B-D (around 3 hours) 
Breakfast and leaving to south direction following the Coast Track to Belo Sur Mer, nice village on the coast. Time to explore the village, relax, dinner and overnight (Le Dauphin Vezo). 

Day 11 : Transfer to Manja B-D (around 5 hours) 
Breakfast and transfer to Manja village along a dirty track. Dinner and overnight at very basic hotel (Kanto) 

Day 12 : Transfer to Andavodoaka B-D (around 8 hours) 
Breakfast and transfer to Andavodoaka village on the coast. This part of coast have beautiful beaches and an interesting endemic vegetation "Spiny Forest". Dinner and overnight at very basic hotel (Manga Lodge) 

Day 13 : Transfer to Salary Bay B-D (around 4 hours) 
Breakfast and continue along a beautiful coast trail through different landscapes, huge and very old baobab trees, beaches and typical Vezo fisherman villages. Accommodation  at comfortable Salary Bay Resort (sea-view bungalow), relax, dinner and overnight. 

Day 14,15 : Relax Salary Bay B-D 
2 days dedicated to relax on beautiful seaside Hotel Salary. Stay at Salary Bay with half board treatment. Possibility to organize (check pricelist) sailing pirogue excursions, diving, whale watching (July/September), visiting Vezo villages. 

Day 16 : Transfer to Tulear B (around 4 hours) 
Breakfast and 4WD car transfer along the track to Tulear in time for check-in to your flight. 

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