East Coast Green
Tamatave – Andasibe – Canal des Pangalanes – Palmeraie – Tamatave – Mahambo – Sainte Marie in 11 Days
Day 1 : Antananarivo
Check in to International Airport. Transfer to Antananarivo hotel. Chalet de Rose
Day 2 : Antananarivo – Andasibe
Departure to the east Coast on the national road 2, stop and visit a small private park Madagascar exotic which is in the village of Marozevo about 70km from the capital. Visit of the private reserve (1h to 1h 30mn) created by André Pyerieras, writer, researcher and naturalist. Famous for butterflies, it presents different species of chameleon, crocodile, a species of lemurs Sifaka dancer. After the visit continue trip to Andasibe. Lunch at the restaurant in Andasibe. After lunch. Installation at the Vakoana Hotel . Overnight at the hotel Vakoana
Day 3 : Andasibe
After breakfast, visit the Andasibe National Park. Andasibe National Park is a treasure of fauna and flora, tropical rain forests that shelter various species of lemurs among the largest indri indri. Short hike in the park about 2 to 3 hours. Nocturnal visit; discovery of the small lemurs microcèbes. Overnight at the hotel
Day 4 : Andasibe – Manambato – Ankanin’ny nofy
Continuation du voyage vers la route national 2 et rejoindre la station Balnéaire Manambato. Arrêt à Antsapanana au marché coloré au bord de la route là où on se rencontre les voyageurs pour acheter des souvenirs ; artisanat et divers fruits tropicaux. Arrivée à Manambato. Déjeuner à Manambato chez l’acacia hôtel. Transfert vers le lac sacrée Rasoabe (1h 30mn) de navigation. Nuitée à l’hôtel Bush house Visite nocturne à la découverte de l’aye aye (Daubentonia Madagascariensis).
Day 5 : Ankanin’ny nofy
Morning after breakfast Visit the private reserve The Palmarium located on Ampitabe Lake. It is a reserve which home different species of fauna and flora. After the visit. Lunch on the spot, the afternoon, visit of the village and meeting of the local population. Discover the ecomuseum that tells the construction of the Pangalanes canal, the local handicraft shop of the women’s association “AKANGA TSARA DIA. Back to the Bush Hotel
Day 6 : Ankanin’ny nofy – Palmeraie – Tamatave
Transfer by boat to Tamatave (3h 30m sailing). Observation the daily life of people along the Pangalanes canal; people who are fishing; women and children doing the laundry. Deviation to the palm grove of the ivondro. Lunch made from local produce: heart of raffia palm, various donuts. Unique AGRO-ECOTOURISTIC oil palm suite in agroforestry certified organic and sustainable development. Discovery of cash crops such as vanilla, coffee, cocoa, chili etc. Visit of the palm oil processing plant. After the visit Transfer by car to Tamatave. Overnight at the apart hotel Plaisance
Day 7 : Tamatave – île Sainte Marie
We pick you up at your hotel in the morning at 6am by 4X4 car and continue the journey to Route 5 north of Tamatave to reach the pier at Mahambo. After 2h 30mn, arrived at the small pier in Mahambo for the crossing to the island Sainte-Marie. (2h 30mn crossing.) It is with the ferry El condor; comfort boat Arrival at port around 13h. Welcome by the hotel creek. Installation at the hotel.
Day 8 : île Sainte Marie
After breakfast; discovery of the holy city of Sainte- Marie; the Pirate Cemetery . Overnight at the hotel
Day 9 : île Sainte Marie
Discovery north of the island to the natural pool. Beautiful beaches lined with, Coconut palms meet with the locals. Overnight at the hotel
Day 10 : île Sainte Marie
Safari baleine en demi-journée, détente sur la belle plage de l’ile aux nattes dans l’après-midi.