Duration: 21 Days & 20 Nights
Location: Madagascar & Paris
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Three weeks visiting the land of Lemurs.

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  • Spend 3 days at Paris.
  • After arriving to  Antananarivo (Also known as Tana) you will be transferred to your hotel.
  • Visit to Peyrieras National Reserve.
  • Enjoy a lovely full day exploring  Andasibe and its fauna, including the Lemurs.
  • Private air transfer to Amber Mountain National Park.
  • Private leisurely hiking with your guide across Amber Mountain.
  • Visit to Tsingy Rouge, a hidden creation of nature in response to man’s destruction. This fascinating geologic oddity did not exist 50 years ago.
  • Enjoy early morning and mid-afternoon 2 hour hikes along the trails of Ankarana National Park with your naturalist guide.
  • Private air transfer to Resort Anjanjavy, located on a small peninsula on the north-east coast of Madagascar.
  • Four days at your leisure in Anjanjavi Hotel and resort with its many options and activities.
  • Air transfer to Tana. Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to the Hotel near airport where after check in you can relax and take a nap.
  • Private transfer from Hotel to airport for your flight back to US.

Day 1 (Sunday)
This afternoon make your own way to the airport for check in, clear TSA security, board your non stop flight to Paris.
Overenight: En Route.

Day 2 (Monday) Arrive Paris
This morning arrive at Charles de Gaulle airport. Clear immigration (no visa is required), collect your luggage off the carousel and proceed through customs to the arrival hall where you will be met and transferred by private Benz to the hotel.
Overnight: Saint Raphael Paris – (B)

Day 3 (Tuesday) Paris.
Enjoy your day in Paris. (Full day at yur leisure)
Overnight: Saint Raphael Paris – (B)

Day 4 (Wednesday) Paris
Enjoy your day in Paris (Full day at your leisure)
Overnight: Saint Raphael Paris – (B)

Day 5 (Thursday) Paris / Antananarivo
This morning, your private driver will collect you from the lobby at 8:45am and drive out to Charlkes de Gaulle airport reaching around 9:45am, in time to check in for your non stop flight to Anananarivo, the capital city of Madagascar (nickname Tana). This Air France non stop flight is 10 hours, 40 minutes and upon arrival, clear immigration (visa required) and you will then proceed to collect your luggage off the carousel and proceed through customs to the arrival area to meet your private transfer representative.
Antananarivo, formerly Tananarive, is the capital and largest city in Madagascar. It is also known by its French colonial shorthand form Tana.
Built on a narrow, rocky ridge, Antananarivo occupies a strategic point at the center of the island of Madagascar. Two forts watch over the city from the east and southwest, while within the city limits lay royal palaces, embassies, some fifty churches and a mosque. The city’s most distinguishing feature may be the burnt out remains of the Rova, or Queen’s Palace, situated on a prominent hill. Its steep alleys and stairways make Antananarivo a challenging place to tour on foot. We recommend one tour of the city to get your bearings and then you could wander on your own and discover the city.
The drive into town will take approximately 30 – 40 minutes this evening and expect to reach the hotel just after midnight this evening for check in.
Overnight: Hotel Colbert Tana – (B)

Day 6 (Friday) Tana – Madagascar.
Sleep in this morning after a long flight from Paris. Have a leisurely breakfast and explore the hotel facilities after breakfast. Perhaps explore the capital for the day on your own and get over jetlag before we start our journey through Madagascar.
Overnight: Hotel Colbert Tana – (B).

Day 7 (Saturday) Tana / Peyrieras Reserve / Andasibe.
This morning you will be met and transferred to Andasibe and Mantadia National Park.Along the way, just after about 45 miles, we will make a stop at the Peyrieras National Reserve. This privately owned reserve is named after the entomologist and naturalist André Peyrieras. It offers a good introduction to the fauna of Madagascar, with numerous varieties of chameleon and butterfly, as well as geckos, frogs, crocodiles and some enormous bats.The reserve is located in a beautiful valley in the middle of mango and lychees plantations. From a hill, where a historic building dating from the beginning of the 20th century is built, visitors can admire the nice landscape with its ravines covered by lush forest.
After your private visit to this nature preserve, your driver guide will suggest a local place for you to purchase lunch. You will then continue on your private drive for 60 minutes to Andasibe.
Upon arrival, check in to your lodge and spend some time exploring the grounds. Enjoy a drink in the airy restaurant, take a dip in the pool and opt for a night walk on the estate, seeking out colorful chameleons and nocturnal lemur species.
Overnight: Vakona Forest Lodge – one King bedroom Bungalow. (BD)

Day 8 (Sunday) Andasibe.
Today, set out on a morning and afternoon short hike to explore the Lemurs residing in the forest jungle with your naturalist guide.
In the park you can find 14 species of lemurs, 51 species of reptiles Boa of which the famous Boa Manditra and 84 species of amphibian. In the rivers of Mantadia several endemic fish species of which two are classified among the threatened species by the International Union of the Conservation of the Nature (UICN): Ratsirakia legendrei and Rheocles alaotrensis. Finally, the bugs are the most numerous.
The ecosystem of Mantadia depends on its lower-case letters animals: They are the pollinators of the plants of flowers, the recyclers of the nourishing elements of soil and the organic garbage. In the food chain, the bugs are the food of many birds and mammals.
Overnight: Vakona Forest Lodge – one King bedroom Bungalow. (BD)

Day 9 (Monday) Andasibe / Tana / Antsiranana / Joffre Ville
This morning after breakfast, you will be privately driven back to Tana and stop for a quick lunch. Then proceed this afternoon to the airport for your short private flight aboard a Piper Senica II aircraft to northern Madagascar and close to your next Park – Amber Mountain National Park.
On arrival of your aircraft you will be met by your private guide and set out by 4 x 4 to your Joffre Ville.
Overnight: Nature Lodge. (BD)

Day 10 (Tuesday) Amber Mountain / Ankarana Park.
This morning after an early breakfast, check out of the lodge and set out by 4 x 4 from Joffre Ville and drive to Amber Mountain for some leisurely hiking with your guide.
Montagne d’Ambre (Amber Mountain) National Park is located around 30 km south of Diego Suarez. It was established in 1958 and protects a total surface of 185km². This massif rises from the surrounding dry region forming an isolated stretch of montane rainforest covering an area of 18.200 hectares and lying at altitudes between 800 and 1.470 metres. The park offers a great biodiversity: a huge tropical forest with endemic fauna and flora, luxuriant vegetation and many waterfalls and volcanic lakes. The climate is perfect, the cool air refreshes after the heat of the lowlands. The dominant ethnic groups are the Sakavala and the Antankarana. All the circuits are clear and well maintained, so it not hard to explore the park.
The easiest and most visited one goes to the Sacred Waterfall (Cascade Sacree).
Stop somewhere locally suggested by your guide for lunch on your own account. Then continue to Ankarana National Park, stopping by Red Tsingy.
Tsingy Rouge, a hidden creation of nature in response to man’s destruction.
This fascinating geologic oddity did not exist 50 years ago. As a result of the deforestation the red clay soil began to erode and over time this has revealed the pink sandstone tsingy that can now be seen. The sandstone will erode over time and hence, the tsingy will not exist. However, with the continued erosion of the red soil, it is believed that other sections of the pink sandstone will be revealed.
At the base of the valley, the soil is solid clay and hence the water does not permeate into the ground but merely runs off.
After a brief stop at Tsingy Rouge, you will continue to Ankarana National Park.
Overnight: Iharana Lodge. (BD)

Day 11 (Wednesday) Ankarana National Park.
Today enjoy early morning and mid-afternoon 2 hour hikes along the trails of Ankarana
National Park with your naturalist guide. The Park is in fact one of the most visited specially among hikers: it offers incredible trails, unique and terrific landscapes and a lot of animals!
This reserve contains one of the highest density of primates of any forest in the world. Its dense forests support one of the largest and least disturbed populations of crowned lemurs. Sanford’s brown lemur, perrier’s black lemur, northern sportive lemur and dwarf lemurs, ringtailed mongoose, fossa, tenrecs and Madagascar striped civet are also a common sight.
Almost 100 bird species, 50 reptiles (including some endemic and threatened snakes and geckos) and 10 frogs cohabit in the Park. Inside the spectacular and huge labyrinth of caves 14 bat species, local endemic blind shrimps and the world’s only known cave-living crocodiles are waiting for your visit.
Overnight: Iharana Lodge. (BD)

Day 12 (Thursday) Ankarana Park / Ambilobe / Anjanjavy.
After your breakfast, the driver will escort you to the town of Ambilobi, just a short drive south. From here you will be escorted to your private plane that will take you to the resort Anjanjavy located on a small peninsula on the north-east coast of Madagascar. After lunch once you arrive, you will be free to enjoy paradise for the next (4) four nights).
Overnight: Anjanjavy Hotel. (BD)

Day 13 (Friday) to Day 16 (Monday) Anjanjavi Hotel.
These four day you have completely at your leisure. Relax and sleep in or partake in some of the included activities during your stay. Listed below are some of the included options as well as excursion you would pay direct for.
Included Sea pleasures
– Catamaran
– Snorkeling
– Kayak on the sea or the mangrove, windsurfing
– Swimming pool, pétanque, beach volley, badminton
– Visit of local villages
– Excursions and promenades in the forest (with or without guide), caves visits, bird watching
– Nocturnal walks

Included Land Pleasures
Excursions and walks, Total peace of mind!
Walks are open to everyone and do not require any physical aptitude. Signposted paths from the hotel will lead you to the forest, surrounding bays and fishermen’s villages.
Naci, the gardens and nature park manager, will accompany you if requested along your walks.
Overnights: Anjanjavy Hotel. (One king bedded Villa – BD)

Day 17 (Tuesday) Anjajavy / Tana.
This afternoon after lunch, transfer to the air terminal for your flight to Tana, the capital city.
Upon your arrival, you will be met and transferred to the hotel near the airport, where you will check in, relax, have some dinner, nap and be ready at 11:00pm checked out for the transfer back to the airport.
Overnight: En Route to Paris. (B)

Day 18 (Wednesday) Tana / Paris.
Very early this morning you will be boarding your nonstop Air France flight back to Paris. On arrival, you will be clearing immigration, collect your luggage from the carousel and then proceed through customs to the exit where you will be met and transferred by Benz car.
Overnight: Saint Raphael Paris. (B)

Day 19 (Thursday) Paris.
Overnight: Saint Raphael Paris. (B)

Day 20 (Friday) Paris.
Overnight: Saint Raphael Paris. (B)

Day 21 (Saturday) Paris / USA.
This morning is at leisure. At 2:00pm, you will be met and transferred to the airport for your return nonstop flight to US.

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  • Accommodation in Hotels as stipulated in the Itinerary.
  • Transportation between atractions and point of interest as stipulated in the itinerary.
  • Services of an English speaking guide, park entrance fees and point of interest as indicated in the itinerary.
  • All Government taxes and levies.
  • All meet and greet services.
  • 24 hours stand-by contact number.
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary. (B = Breakfast / L = Lunch / D = Dinner)
  • Air transfer between different cities as schedule in itinerary.
  • river trip by boat and/or cruise as stipulated in itinerary.
  • Transfer to/from Hotel and accommodation.
  • All items of personal nature e.g. telephone call bills, fax/email bills etc.
  • Gratuities and Tips to Hotels/Lodges/Camps staff and Driver/Guide(s).
  • Alcoholic and nonalcoholic drinks.
  • Any local or international flight/s and departure taxes and other taxes.
  • Laundry services.
  • Flights – National or International – (Local flights – Subject to your program)
  • Concession fees (In case of any new fees introduce by parks without our knowledge.
  • Any other item(s) not included in our itinerary.
  • Visa fees and visa processing (Information available at time of reservation).
  • Travel Insurance – We highly recommended you to have your personal travel insurance.
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