Day 1 : Arrival into Antananarivo
Arrive into Antananarivo where you will be met by a Travel The Unknown representative and transferred to your hotel. Overnight in Antananarivo.
Overnight in Le Pavillon de l'Emyrne , Antananarivo
Meal plan: n/a
For those with less time, this tour is the perfect introduction to Madagascar. Arriving into Antananarivo (Tana) you will do a heritage walking tour and visit the cultural UNESCO site of Ambohimanga. Travel south to Madagascar's second city, Antsirabe, and take an optional bike ride around the lake and nearby paddy fields and villages. In Ambositra you will see how silk is produced and enjoy lunch with a local Malagasy family. Come face to face with lemurs and other wildlife in Ranomafana National Park, and witness the island's largest zebu market in Ambalavao (only Wed and Thu). Take a walking tour in the Anja Community Reserve before arriving into Isalo National Park. Spot more intriguing wildlife and birds on a trek through magnificent canyon scenery and take a dip in some of its natural pools. Drive to Tulear on the west coast stopping off at the impressive arboretum, home to many endemic species of flora and endangered tortoises. Finally unwind in Ifaty before your flight back to Tana.
Contact us for pre- or post-tour extensions.
Antananarivo - Ambohimanga - Antsirabe - Ambositra - Ranomafana National Park - Fianarantsoa - Isalo National Park - Ambalavao - Ranohira - Anja Community Reserve - Ilakaka - Ifaty - Tuléar - Reniala Nature Reserve
Discover bizarre and unique animals of the world's '8th continent'
Explore one of Madagascar's best National Parks
Discover Madagascar's native animals and exotic birds
Take a cycling tour of Madagascar's 2nd city
Trek through Madagascar's forests and roam its coastline
Soak up the sun on one of Madagascar's idyllic beaches
Rock-hewn churches, dramatic landscapes and endemic wildlife.
Discover incredible nature and endemic wildlife
The Eighth Continent calls the adventurer in you.
Judith Bate , Hidden Treasures of Madagascar
It was an amazing trip. We saw so many different areas of Madagascar and had so much variety in our itinerary. We were extremely fortunate to have Alain as our guide. His knowledge of the botany, wildlife, history, peoples, customs etc of Madagascar was exceptional. His love of his country was obvious and he was passionate about sharing his knowledge with us. I will definitely recommend Travel The Unknown's tour of Madagascar to others.
Janet Douglas , Hidden Treasures of Madagascar
We had an excellent trip to Madagascar. The guide was superb - very, very knowledgeable and personable. All went very well. Madagascar is not for the fainthearted though - very long travelling days on poor roads would discourage some, as would the poverty especially in the country. But the people are friendly, the accommodation and food very good, the scenery very interesting to spectacular and the wildlife(especially the lemurs) are wonderful.