From June to mid-September (dry season)

MAKAY‘S HIDDEN GEMS OF NATURE

14DAY MAKAY RUGGED ADVENTURE TREKKING

Scenic landscapes,Wilderness trails, Hidden gems

This 14Day journey with 8 full day trekking, takes you to the heart of Makay untamed wilderness, the cradle of Bara nomadic farmers.
This height-day Northern Makay hiking trail, is rated as the best hiking trail in Madagascar, and the most difficult and require greater fitness levels.
Makay mountain range gives visitors outstanding natural beauty,it offers trekkers an array of picturesque landscapes, from wide sandy dried river-beds, to desolate valleys and nd rugged mountains cut by canyons with cooling streams, and featured by fascinating rock formations and fossils.
After a week strenuous trekking, you will enjoy one day beach holiday and visit the famous Baobabs Avenue.

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Northern Makay trail is not for everyone, it's tough and suits for fit adventurers. But we can offer you other smoother interesting trekking destinations.
Let us know your requirement then, we select the trekking which meets your interest and level of fitness.
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1-RATES:14DAY MAKAY RUGGED ADVENTURE TREKKING (MRAT14)
Tour costs based on the number of people,and type of hotel

The guideline tour costs per person, based on two persons sharing
From: Euro 2870
Single supplement: Euro 250
Accommodation on full board on basic bush camping, middle range,3*hotels
Domestic flight:01 (From Morondava to Antananarivo)
Group size: max 10 people
Grading: moderate to difficult


2-ITINERARY: ANTANANARIVO-MIANDRIVAZO-MALAIMBANDY-MAKAY/TREKKING FROM BEKIGNANA to TSIAZORAMBO/MORONDAVA-BAOBAB AVENUE
CENTRAL HIGHLANDS- MIDDLE WEST- WEST
14 days/13 nights
Day 1: Arrival
Arrival, meet and greet at Ivato airport and transfer to the hotel located in Antananarivo capital city.
Accommodation on half board at hotel at ASIA AFRICA HOTEL (4*) (BREAKFAST, DINNER)
Day 2: Drive to Miandrivazo
We‘ll have a full day drive to Miandrivazo which lies in the middle-West.We’ll cross the central Highlands with its picturesque traditional villages surrounded by rice fields, and barren rocky hills with immense savannahs of the west. Lunch on route.Late afternoon arrival in Miandrivazo.
Accommodation at PRINCESSE DE LA TSIRIBIHINA HOTEL or similar hotel (middle range) (BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER)
Day 3: Drive to Bekignana via Malaimbandy
Full day drive to Bekignana, the starting point of our Northern Makay trekking. We’ll have a picnic lunch on route, then continue our journey on a sand track, crossing wide savannahs with sparse of Bara hamlets.
We’ll settle our tents at Bekignana, the southern tip of North Makay.
Bush camping on full board (B, L, D)
Day 4: Trekking to Andranomite-Ascent to the summit (1034m)
The trekking starts from Bekignana, the southern tip of North Makay. A three-hour walk along a sandy dried riverbed takes you to Andranomite.
Afternoon ascent of Makay’s highest point (1034m), this trail passes alongside a breathtaking panoramic view, from the desolate endless valley to the rugged mountain range with fascinating rock formation.
Basic bush camping on full board (B, L, D)
Day 5: TREKKING
After an early morning breakfast, we’ll head northward to Janjy, walking along a sandy riverbed, and then continuing inside a canyon where a permanent stream flows.
After a picnic lunch, we’ll climb up a rugged and steep cliff before descending inside a canyon.
Bush camping on full board(B, L, D)
Day 6: TREKKING
Full day trekking.
Bush camping on full board(B, L, D)
Day 7: TREKKING Full day trekking.
Bush camping on full board(B, L, D)
Day 8: TREKKING
Full day trekking.
Bush campingon full board(B, L, D)
Day 9: TREKKING
Full day trekking.
Bush camping on full board(B, L, D)
Day 10: TREKKING
Full day trekking.
Bush camping on full board(B, L, D)
Day 11:TREKKING TO TSIAZORAMBO-DRIVE TO MORONDAVA
We’ll have about four-hour walk to reach Tsiazorambo village, the finishing point of our trekking.
Drive to Morondava.
After a strenuous hike, we will relax on a beach front hotel.
Accommodation at RENALA HOTEL or similar (B, L, D)
Day 12: EXCURSION TO BAOBAB AVENUE
Morning at leisure.
Afternoon drive to Baobab Avenue for sunset.
Accommodation at RENALA HOTEL or similar (B, L, D)
Day 13: FLY BACK TO ANTANANARIVO
Transfer to the airport for our flight to Antananarivo.
Accommodation at ASIA AFRICA HOTEL (B, L, D)
Day 14: DEPARTURE
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your return flight.


PLEASE NOTE:

* During the bush camping we use candles and lamps, and supply water from rivers and

PACKAGE INCLUDES

• Thirteen night’s accommodation on full board in middle range and 3*hotels and basic bush camping
• Meals: 3 meals a day
• Transports: transfers, ground transport
• One(01) domestic flight(From Morondava- Antananarivo)
• All excursions mentioned on the itinerary
• All camping equipment
• Service of English speaking tour guide
• Park entrance fees and park guide fees
• One bottle of mineral water per day
PACKAGE EXCLUDES

• International airfare to Madagascar
• Travel insurance
• Tips and gratuitie
• Beverages
• Sleeping bag
• Optional excursions
• Expenses of personal nature
 Bara young boy

A young Bara boy wearing a Bara typical hat

 Makay summit

Short climb to get to the panoramic view point

 Basic bush camping

Basic bush camping on the river bank

gallery forest

Those gallery forests are home of lemurs

 Verreaux's Sifaka

Curious Verreaux's Sifaka gets near the campsite

 Sand and stream

Shoes-off and shoes-on

 Petrified wood

Fossils abounds inside the canyons

 Clams

Fossils of Clams, sea-shells, snails and colorfull stones (blue calcite, rose quartz...)