Aye-Aye Trekking

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Duration : 14 Days

Type of service : hotel with breakfast + full board (camping)

Number of people : from one person

Accommodation : top or midrange hotel

Type of vehicle : 4Wd, transfert by boat

Language of the driver / guide : English, French, Malagasy

Period : September to December

Price : from 850 Euros per person

TOUR’S HIGHLIGHTS : Mananara, Aye-Aye Island, Trekking from Mananara to Maroantsetra( Option  : National Park of Masoala, NosyMangabe)

  • Detailed Itinerary

  • Price and Condition

DAY 1: TANA

Our representative will welcome you once arriving at Ivato international airport and then transferring you in your private car heading to your hotel which is located in the city center for your first night at Louvre (Top) or Hotel Tripolitsa or Chalet des Roses (high-midrange), in BB.

DAY 2: TANA – ANDASIBE

Andasibe is our destination of today. So, after breakfast, your tour guide will meet you again at your hotel and then you start the day driving to Andasibe/Mantadia national park. Andasibe is a rainforest area covered of 810 hectare. Upon arrival, we will visit the Vakona reserve home of four species of lemur active day lemurs eagerly waiting for impatient visitors who would love to take photo and have fun time in this tiny man-made island. After the visit, drive back while waiting for a night walk in hope to spot some rare animals like the aye-aye, fat-tailed dwarf lemur, long-eared owls, ground chameleon, tiny ones and so on.

Overnight at Top Hotel: Vakona Lodge (Top) in BB or Andasibe Hotel or in Mid-range Hotel: at the hotel Feon’ny Ala or Grace Lodge in BB.

DAY 3: ANDASIBE – PALMARIUM

This morning, we start our hike criss crossing the forest of Analamazoatra. This reserve ranks amongst the most visited area in Madagascar due to its wealth of exceptional biodiversity. On top of our agenda, this morning exploration will grant us a chance to see lots of animals and especially the Indri indri, the biggest lemur, having a short tail, impersonating rather than emulating the physical look of the panda but it is astounding eerie calls reaching kilometers away set an alarm for visitor to easily recognize it. Besides, there are tons of animals can be observed in this reserve other than lemurs since birds, reptiles, amphibians and so many more make their home in this reserve. After the visit, we leave Andasibe departing to Palmarium, passing by Manambato where we will take a fast motor boat going to Ankanin’ny Nofy.  This luxuriant vegetation, the Palmarium is more than a relaxing place since you can visit the small private reserve where lemurs are easy to find. The Palmarium is located on a peninsula of more than 30 hectares on the Ampitabe Lake. Overnight at Palmarium bungalow (high-midrange)

DAY 4: PALMARIUM – MAHAMBO

Morning visit at Ankanin’ny Nofy is a relaxing place, with its lovely lakeside full of vegetation. The edge of this channel is often bordered by typical lush vegetation which characterizes the eastern part of Madagascar. This is a place to spot the black indri, even aye-aye, and other animals. In the morning, leave Ankanin’ny Nofy and take a boat to go to Manambato and continue by car to Mahambo pass by Toamasina. Stop in Foulpointe visiting the famous Manda Fort, possessing records of the King Radama I. Mahambo is a coastal village which is 84 km north of Toamasina; it is very notable for its beautiful beach (it is safe for swimming) and for its striding vegetation, rich of sea food. Overnight at Hotel La Pirogue (high midrange)

DAY 5: MAHAMBO – MANOMPANA

We drive from Mahambo in hope to reach Manompana village taking approximately 50 km along the RN 5 track where ferry boat transfer would be necessary. This trip would grant us a chance to learn the daily life of the locals. Besides, we will be observing and contemplating various landscape of eastern Madagascar. Beach, visiting the village of local crafts represents an asset for this area. Overnight at Bon Ancrage

DAY 6: AMBODIRIANA VISIT

After breakfast, we will walk for 2 hours and take the boat to the reserve. Among our top agenda would be a visit at Ambodiriana. Today’s departure is heading to observe animals found in Ambodiriana primary forest, where we can contemplate beautiful waterfall, discovering mangrove and forest gallery, and rice fields. This guided tour along the botanical trail would allow us to enjoy the hike. The trails are a bit tougher but this trip would grant us a great deal of chance to observe lots of animals, birds, reptiles and amphibians. Then, we can have picnic lunch at the edge of the waterfalls; besides, there could be a possibility for swimming as well. Mid-afternoon back to Bon Ancrage for overnight

DAY 7: AMBODIRIANA – MANANARA

After a sip of coffee, we depart heading to Mananara north… This is one of the bumpiest roads and extremely bad, so you will reach Mananara around 7 or 8 pm. Overnight at Chez Roger

DAY 8: MANANARA

On our eighth day we will relax during the day or the visit the town of Mananara north before the evening visit at the Aye-Aye island. So, Mananara is the home of the night active lemur called ‘aye-aye’ at the Aye-Aye Island you are sure to see the Aye-Aye except it rains. Overnight at Chez Roger

DAY 9: MANANARA – MANAMBOLOSY

After breakfast, we will be devoting our morning walk trekking from Mananara in order to reach our today’s destination, Manambolosy, following the sandy but rocky road which brings you toward the eastern beaches coast. Overnight in a Bungalow

DAY 10: MANAMBOLOSY – FANANEHANA

Today, you will experience the joy of traveling when hiking along this eastern area, witnessing other culture, exploring, and going on adventures as the best ways to experience life. Today’s trekking takes place all along the beach side; with beautiful blue and greenish color of both the ocean and the forest across from the sea till you reach Fananehana.Camping

DAY 11: FANANEHANA – RANTABE (BUNGALOW)

This will be the last day of our trekking but the starting point if you are from Maroantsetra to Mananara, criss-crossing the rivers by ferry, passing on the side the ocean. Overnight in a bungalow (low midrange)

DAY 12: RANTABE- MAROANTSETRA

Take the bush taxi from Rantabe to Maroantsetra passing by some vanilla and gloves’ fields.
Overnight at Manga Beach or Masoala Resort, in BB

DAY 13: MAROANTSETRA – TANA

You will be transferred to the airport to catch a flight taking you back to Tana. Upon arrival, drive to your hotel for overnight at Louvre (Top) or Hotel Brajas or Chalet des Roses (high-midrange), in BB.

DAY 14: FLY HOME

You will be transferred to Antananarivo international airport for flight heading back home. End of our service. Optional extension can be seen below.

 

EXTENSION

DAY 15: NOSYMANGABE – MAROANTSETRA

After the breakfast, we hike back to the forest. In fact, this forested island is thought by many to be the best place to observe the Aye-Aye viewed as Madagascar’s strangest lemur. Besides, Nosy Mangabe, with green lush vegetation and emerald green forests harbors many lemurs flinging and leaping across tree branches. Before noon, take a fast motor boat taking you back to Maroantsetra.
Overnight at Manga Beach or Masoala Resort, in BB

DAY 16: MAROANTSETRA – TANA

Today, you will be transferred to the airport to take a flight back to Tana. Upon arrival, direct drive to your hotel for overnight at Louvre (Top) or Hotel Tripolitsa or Chalet des Roses (Midrange), in BB

DAY 17: FLY HOME

You will be transferred to Antananarivo international airport for flight heading back home. End of our service.

Participants Price per person for Top Option Price per person for Midrange  Option
1 Pax 2900 2720
2Pax 1750 1650
4 Pax 1500 1080
6 Pax 1250 1050
8 Pax 1080 950
10 Pax 950 850


Included :

Bed and breakfast

Full board during the Camping

Internal flight booking only

Tour guide who speaks English

Tax

Park entries

Local guide (more than 6 pax)

Transfer

Boat

Entrance fees

Excluded :

Tips

Drinks

Dinner

Lunch

Local guide (less than 6 pax)

Internal flight ticket (250 Euro per person)

Other activities which are not mentioned above