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Canoe-Trip and Trekking in the Tsingy of Bemaraha

Canoe-Trip and Trekking in the Tsingy of Bemaraha

The canoe-trip on the River of Tsiribihina begins in Miandrivazo, village situated in the dry region of Madagascar.Trekking in the «Grand Tsingy» will allow you to discover amazing landscapes.
Trip rating 10.0/10 from 2 trip reviews  |  Operator rating 9.8/10 from 39 trip reviews
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Price: EUR €1,445 per person
Type: Adventure Holiday
Duration: 14 days
Customise: This Adventure Holiday can be customised
Country: Madagascar
Airfare: Included in price from Morondava to Tana
Persons: minimum (2)  
Accommodation: Mixed
Activities: Cultural Tours, Rock Climbing, Canoeing, Hiking
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Itinerary

Canoe-Trip and Trekking in the Tsingy of Bemaraha

Day 1 Arrival in Tana
Arrival at the airport welcome and transfer to the hotel. City-tour in Tana. Grégoire Hotel/ Karibotel** BB

Day 2 Tana - Antsirabe 170 km
Transfer to Antsirabe by car in the Highlands through the green rice fields. Hotel Hasina BB

Day 3 Antsirabe - Miandrivazo 248 km
Transfer to Miandrivazo. Hotel Relais Rasalimo HB

Day 4 - 6
Canoe-trip along the river Belo sur tsiribihina. You will see wild lemurs, ducks, birds, insects, snakes (there are no poisonous snakes in Madagascar) and butterflies. Field glasses are necessary. You will go through green narrow passes, make stops at interesting places such as amazing waterfalls and natural swimming-pool.

At this occasion, you will learn about the simple life of the hospitable peasants. In the evening you will camp on the bank of the river, where the local guide will prepare delicious Malagasy dishes for you. Accommodation in tent. FB

Day 7 Arrival in Tsiraraka,
transfer to Belo sur Tsiribihina 44 Km. Transfer from Tsiraraka to Belo sur Tsiribihina, end of the canoe-trip. Hotel Menabe BB

Day 8 Transfer to Bekopaka 120 km
Arrival in Tsaraotana. Transfer to Ta Belo sur Tsiribihina, continuation to Bekopaka early in the morning. Picnic in the open air. Accomodation in Relais des Tsingys HB

Day 9 Bekopaka-Grand tsingy 30 km
The Strict Nature Reserve of Bemaraha is classified « world cultural riches » since 1990 and regarded as « Reserve of Biosphere ». With its 150 000 ha area, the Tsingy of Bemaraha is the biggest protected area in Madagascar. During many years the wind and rain have been transforming the calcarious clives in long and sharp stones . Trekking tour in the «Grand Tsingy» will allow you to discover amazing landscapes composed of many endemic plants such as the Pachypodium, the euphorbiacea . You can also observe rare animals like the chameleon « Brookesia Perarmata » and the Ankoay or Malagasy Fish eagle. Accomodation in Relais des Tsingys HB

Day 10 Bekopaka - Morondava 285 Km
Transfer to Morondava., This town is known for its thousands of baobabs which can live up to 5000 years. Today you will see the famous "Allée de baobabs" with its wonderful sunset. Renala Hotel BB

Day 11 - 12 Morondava
Free schedule in Morondava. Oppurtunity to swimming in the sea. Renala Hotel BB

Day 13 Flight from Morondava to Tana
Flight back to Tana. Grégoire Hotel*** / Karibotel**BB

Day 14 Transfer to Tana. Flight back to Europe.

Included
- Half board in Miandrivazo and Tsingy, Full board during the canoe-trip
- Bed and breakfast in Tana and Morondava
- Tent
- Car with an English speaking driver including fuel from Tana to Miandrivazo according to the programme
- Car with driver from Belo to Bekopaka and back to Morondava
- English speaking local guide during the canoe-trip
- Transfers Airports/Hotels/Airports
- English speaking Local guides and entrance fees for the parcs et reserves according to the programme.
- Flight from Morondava to Antananarivo


Excluded
- Sleep-bag
- Matress
- International flights
- English speaking guide during the trip
- Drinks
- Personal expenses
- Any Insurances

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Trip Reviews (2) about reviews
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Client: Markus & Jana Niederöst - from Switzerland
Trip: This trip: Canoe-Trip and Trekking in the Tsingy of Bemaraha
Rating:
rating 10/10
Comment: The operator did a great job and we would recommend to book with them.

They adapted their standard program to our wishes. Contact with the manager was always pleasant and easy. It was a pleasure to travel with their guides/drivers who are competent and helpful. Just great!

Our Madagascar trip was a great experience: beautiful landscape, nice people, interesting culture. Some highlights were: The 4-day canoe trip on the Tsiribihina River with our guide and boatman, picknicks under mango trees and camping on the banks of the river; the Tsingy of Bemaraha with their marvellous and unique lime stone formations; relaxing on the seaside in Morondava; the flight to Toliara; several national parks where we saw various kinds of lemurs, geckos and more; the train trip from Fianarantsoa to Manakara; and and and...
 
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Client: Vicky Ingham & Richard Amlot - from United Kingdom
Trip: This trip: Canoe-Trip and Trekking in the Tsingy of Bemaraha
Rating:
rating 10/10
Comment: They were very good. After a long flight and the normal chaos of Tana airport it was a great relief to meet Fanja on the otherside of customs. Her English was very good and ensured our guides for the holiday were both reliable and friendly. It has to be said that the amount of organisation required in a country which has little tourist infrastructure, or phones for that matter, should not be underestimated. We often had to rely on our guides local knowledge and command of the Malagasy language to ensure everything went smoothly, and when things didn`t go quite to plan, to be able to sort things out.

All in all, excellent service and we wouldn`t hesitate to recommend them.

 
 
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