From May to early November 2019

CANOEING DOWN TO MANAMBOLO RIVER (CMR11)

This 11Day Manambolo Canoeing Safari allows you to explore the breathtaking Tsingy of Bemaraha World Heritage Site, to experience an off the beaten trekking and canoeing (rubber canoe) and bush camping.

Exploring the Tsingy of Bemaraha World Heritage Site with its spectacular limestone pinnacles large massif and its labyrinths, caves and underground streams is the highlight of this trip, plus visit of the kingdom of baobabs.

The guideline tour costs per person, based on two persons sharing
From: Euro 1520
Single supplement: Euro 210
Accommodation on full board at 3* and 5* hotels
Domestic flight:1
Group size:min 3 people
max 10 people

ITINERARY: ANTANANARIVO- TSIROANIMANDIDY-ANKAVANDRA-BEKOPAKA-TSINGY BEMARAHA-MORONDAVA

CENTRAL HIGHLANDS/MIDDLE WEST/WEST
11days/10nights

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 TAMBOHO HOTEL (3*) /CARLTON HOTEL (5*) (Breakfast, Dinner)
Day 2: Drive to Tsiroanimandidy
Drive westward to Tsiroanomandidy and stop for lunch in Ampefy volcanic area. Then, we continue our journey to Tsiroanimandidy country’s largest zebu cattle market.
Accommodation on full board at the hotel (basic) (B,L,D)

Day 3: Drive to Bongolava region – Trekking We have a half day drive in Bongolava region. After having a picnic lunch we’ll continue our journey, then trek for 30 minutes.(B,L,D)
Day 4: Trekking to Ankavandra- Canoeing down to the Manambolo River
Trekking towards Ankavandra village, the starting point of the canoeing safari. After lunch we’ll start our journey paddling in red shallow and tranquil river that meanders through the scenically flat immense plains.
Bush camping on half board. (B,L,D)
Day 5: Manambolo River
Tented bush camping on full board.(B,L,D)
Day 6: Manambolo River
Full day canoeing. We’ll pass through small hamlets before entering Manambolo Gorge which covered by lush vegetation which inhabit some lemurs and birds.
Tented bush camping on full board.(B,L,D)
Day 7: Gorge of Manambolo River- Bekopaka Village
We’ll spend the whole morning canoeing, and arrive at Bekopaka village before noon, the ending point of the river trip.
Afternoon visit of the nearby “Petit TSINGY” (Bemaraha National Park).
Accommodation on full board at CAMP CROCO HOTEL or SOLEIL DES TSINGY HOTEL (B,L,D)
Day 8: Bemaraha World Heritage Site”GrandTsingy”
Depart early in the morning to the “Grand TSINGY” which lies 17km on a track. We’ll have a fullday exploration of the majestic Grand Tsingy with its famous labyrinth and suspended bridge which offer an impressive 360° panoramic view.
Accommodation on full board at CAMP CROCO HOTEL or SOLEIL DES TSINGY HOTEL(B,L,D)
Day 9: Drive to Morondava
We'll depart early in the morning to Morondava coastal town, and stop at Belo-sur-Tsiribihina for lunch. Then,we'll have another stop at the Baobab Alley for sunset.
Dinner and overnight at RENALA HOTEL or PALLISANDRE DE LA COTE OUEST(B,L,D)
Day 10: Fly to Antananarivo
Transfer to the airport for our flight to Antananarivo. Upon arrival, we’ll visit some curio shops.
We’ll have a farewell dinner at Villa Vanille.
Accommodation on half board at TAMBOHO HOTEL (3*) /CARLTON HOTEL (5*)(B,L,D)
Day 11: Departure
You will be transferred to the airport for your return flight.

PACKAGE INCLUDES

• Ten ‘s night accommodation in full board in Middle-3*, 5*hotels
• Three meals a day
• Transfers, ground transport (four wheel drive vehicles)
• Bush camping (tent, mattress)
• One (01) domestic flight
• All excursions mentioned on the itinerary
• Service of English speaking private tour guide
• Park entrance fees and park guide fees
PACKAGE EXCLUDES

• International airfares to Madagascar
• Travel insurance and taxes
• Tips and gratuities
• Sleeping bag
• Beverages
• Optional excursions
• Items of personal nature

Manambolo river

he Crowned Lemur is confined in the dry and rain forested parks of the north

Exploring the Tsingy of Bemaraha labyrinths

Sunset at Baobab Alley

Barge trip down to Tsiribihina River