From June to mid-September (dry season)

14DAY MAKAY ‘S HIDDEN GEMS OF NATURE (MHGN14)

14days/13nights

This 14Day journey with 7 full day trekking, takes to the heart of Makay untamed wilderness, the cradle of Bara nomadic farmers. Northern Makay offers trekkers an array of picturesque landscapes, rugged trekking trails,amazing sandy dried river-beds, valleys and canyons with fascinating rock formations and fossils.
After a strenuous treeking, you will enjoy one day beach holiday and visit the famous Baobabs Avenue.

RATE: 14DAY MAKAY’S HIDDEN GEMS OF NATURE (MHGN14)
1-Tour costs based on the number of people
-From: Euro 2870
-Single supplement: Euro 250
- Accommodation on full board on basic bush camping, middle range and 3*hotels
- One domestic flight
- Grading:difficult
- Group size: 12 max

2-Rate is subjected to change beyond our control (according to fuel and domestic flights costs)
3- Rate is in Euro, because hotels and flight costs are based in Euro
4- Tips and gratuities are not included in the tour cost

ITINERARY: 11DAY NORTHERN ROUTE &WILDLIFE WATCHING(NRWW11)

ITINERARY: ANTANANARIVO-MIANDRIVAZO-MALAIMBANDY-MAKAY-TREKKING FROM BEKIGNANA TO TSIAZORAMBO-MORONDAVA-BAOBAB AVENUE
MIDDLE- WEST/WEST
14days/13nights
01Domestic flight
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 on full board 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 at 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 camping on full board(B, L, D)

Day 9: TREKKING

Bush camping on full board(B, L, D)

Day 10:TREKKING TO TSIAZORAMBO-DRIVE TO MORONDAVA

We’ll have a four-hour walk to reach Tsiazorambo village, the finishing point of our trekking.
After a strenuous hike, we will relax on a beach front hotel.
Accommodation on full board at RENALA HOTEL or similar (B, L, D)

Day 11: DRIVE TO KIRINDY FOREST

Morning departure to Kirindy forest, to have an opportunity to take pictures of Baobab Avenue at sunrise.
Afternoon visit of this remnant of dry deciduous which inhabits the Fosa, the country largest carnivore, some lemur species such as Verreaux’S Sifaka, Brown Lemur, Giant Jumping Rat, and some birds such as Giant Coua and Sickle Billed Vanga…
We’ll have a night walk to look for Fork Marked Lemur, Dwarf Lemur, Grey Mouse Lemur and the tiniest Pygmy Mouse Lemur.
Accommodation on full board at KIRINDY LODGE (very basic)(B, L, D)

Day 12: DRIVE BACK TO MORONDAVA-Sunset at Baobab Avenue

Morning visit of the forest to view its botanical garden with several plant species such as 3 species of Baobabs of several species succulent such as giant Pachypodium Lamerei…
Afternoon drive to Morondava with sunset at a Baobab Avenue.
Accommodation on full board at RENALA HOTEL or similar (B, L, D)

Day 13: FLY BACK TO ANTANANARIVO

Transfer to the airport for our flight to Antananarivo.
Accommodation on Bed and breakfast at ASIA AFRICA HOTEL (very basic)(B, L, D)

Day 14: DEPARTURE

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your return flight.

NOTE:

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