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Rock My Madagascar Adventure

18 Nights – £3,100

Tour Highlights

Join us for a Rock My Adventure exploratory tour of the island of MADAGASCAR!

Starting in the capital Antananarivo, or ‘Tana’ for short, we’ll make our way west to Kirindy Forest, Morondava and the Avenue of the Baobabs.

We’ll explore the incredible rock formations of Grande Tsingy and visit a Vezo village where we’ll enjoy local food, music and dancing, visit a traditional healer and get our faces painted in Malagasy style.

We’ll experience local life in Antsirabe & Ambositra, float down a lazy river in Ranomafana and relax on the beaches of Anakao and Nosy Ve.

And, of course, we will visit the lemurs that Madagascar is famous for in Anja Reserve, Andasibe-Mantadia National Park and Lemur Island.

“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” (African Proverb)

Avenue of the Baobabs - Madagascar Tour

Avenue of the Baobabs

Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park

Grande Tsingy

Madagascar Market

Antsirabe

Ngorongoro Crater Group Tour

Isalo National Park

Ranomafana - Madagascar

Ranomafana

Madagascar Wildlife

Andasibe-Mantadia National Park

Anakao - Madagascar Group Tour

Nosy Ve

Lemur Island

Tour Overview

 

Tour Dates

Cost – £3,100 (approx.)

  • Payment Plan:
    • Deposit: £400 (non-refundable)
    • 2nd Payment: £1,600 (due 62 days before the departure date).
    • 3rd Payment: £800 (local payment, paid on arrival).
    • 4th Payment: £300 (approx. – internal flights – paid separately)

What’s Included

  • 18 Nights Accommodation
  • 18 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches and 18 Dinners
  • Rock My Adventure Group Leader & Local Guides
  • Female Naturalist Guide
  • Comprehensive Pre-Departure Information
  • Most In-Country Transport (flights paid separately)
  • Airport Transfers
  • Kirindy Forest Reserve
  • Avenue of the Baobabs
  • Grande Tsingy
  • Petit Tsingy
  • Gorges of Manambolo River
  • Baobabs in Love
  • Traditional Vezo Village (traditional meal, music, dance, visit to a traditional healer and face painting)
  • Waterfall Visit
  • Lake Tritriva
  • Antsirabe Tour
  • Hot Springs
  • Ambositra Tour
  • Floating on the Andranaroa River
  • Ranomafana National Park
  • Anja Reserve Walk & Ringtail Lemurs
  • Piscine Naturelle (natural pool)
  • Isalo National Park (overnight camping expedition)
  • Sunset at Window Rock
  • Arboretum d’Antsokay (botanical garden)
  • Sailing Trip to Nosy Vey Island
  • Madagascar Exotic Park
  • Matadia National Park
  • Mitsinjo Reserve
  • V.O.I.M.M.A Reserve
  • Andasibe-Mantadia National Park
  • Lemur Island

Please Note

  • This is an exploratory trip, so will be full of adventure and surprises! 
Indri Lemur Madagascar
Anakao - Madagascar Group Tour
Madagascar Tour

“I had an amazing time on the Rock My Adventure, Sierra Leone exploratory trip. I generally love to travel solo, but I knew a country with as few tourists as Sierra Leone would be lonely to travel and difficult to plan (especially in a limited time frame). Rock My Adventure was unique because it seemed more like a bunch of adventurous friends traveling together to a place where no one else we know wanted to go, rather than on a strict inflexible tour. Helen made the impossible possible: creating a fun, adventurous itinerary for a small group of people in a country that is not yet ready for tourists. We were not only able to see a lot of the country but also to experience the kind of “unexpected adventures” more common to solo travel – all within a two week period, a feat that would likely have been almost impossible to accomplish alone. I think you really nailed the “Flashpacker” concept. The Rock My Adventure Sierra Leone tour was truly special and I can’t wait to try the next destination. This is a unique tour and I highly recommend it.”

PAMELA / USA / ROCK MY SIERRA LEONE ADVENTURE 2019

Itinerary

 

 

Day 1: Antananarivo

Arrive in Antananarivo and transfer to your accommodation for the night.

Relax and get to know your fellow travellers during a welcome meal and a beer or two! Your Rock My Madagascar Adventure starts here. Welcome to ‘The Red Island’.

*  If you have the time and can arrive earlier, we can organise any other activities you wish to do. Additional accommodation and activities charged separately.

 

  • Meals: Dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel (Ensuite)
  • Activities: None

    Day 2: Kirindy Forest

    In the morning, we’ll take an internal flight to Morondava.

    We’ll then drive to Kirindy Mitea Forest Reserve, with a stop at the famous Avenue of the Baobabs.

    Kirindy Forest is home to a stunning variety of plant and animal life, including eight lemur species, tenrecs, narrow-striped mongoose, giant jumping rat and the rare, fossa. 

    In the evening, we’ll take a forest walk before relaxing at our cosy eco-lodge.

     

    • Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
    • Accommodation: Lodge (Ensuite)
    • Activities: Avenue of the Baobabs, Forest Walk

      Day 3: Bekopaka

      After breakfast, we’ll take an early morning walk in the forest before continuing north to Bekopaka, just outside of Tsingy De Bemaraha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

      We’ll take the ferry across the Tsiribihina & Manambolo Rivers to reach our hotel for the evening, where we can relax, take a swim and get ready for more adventures tomorrow.

       

      • Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
      • Accommodation: Hotel (Ensuite)
      • Activities: Forest Walk

        Day 4: Bekopaka & Tsingy De Bemaraha National Park

        From Bekopaka we’ll travel into Tsingy De Bemaraha National Park to explore the incredible rock formations of Grande Tsingy, one of the most spectacular natural landscapes in the world.

        We’ll spend sunset at Petite Tsingy before we head back to the hotel for dinner.

         

        • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
        • Accommodation: Hotel (Ensuite)
        • Activities: Grande Tsingy, Petite Tsingy

          Day 5: Morondava

          We’ll take a morning visit to the Gorges of the Manambolo River.

          Afterwards, we’ll return to Morondava with stops at the Baobabs in Love and the Avenue of the Baobabs at sunset which is a great time for photography.

          We’ll then head to our lovely hotel for dinner.

           

          • Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
          • Accommodation: Hotel (Ensuite)
          • Activities: Manambolo Gorge, Baobabs in Love, Avenue of the Baobabs

            Day 6: Morondava

            Today we’ll visit a Vezo village where we’ll enjoy local food, music and dance, we’ll visit a traditional healer and get our faces painted in traditional Malagasy style.

            In the afternoon, you also have the option to visit the Avenue of the Baobabs again at sunset.

             

            • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
            • Accommodation: Hotel (Ensuite)
            • Activities: Vezo Village Visit

              Day 7: Antsirabe

              We’ll be up early to visit the Avenue of Baobabs at sunrise, another great time for photography.

              We’ll then make our way to Ansirabe, visiting waterfalls and Lake Tritriva on the way.

               

              • Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
              • Accommodation: Hotel (Ensuite)
              • Activities: Avenue of Baobabs, Waterfall Visit, Lake Tritriva

                Day 8: Ambositra

                We’ll spend the day immersing ourselves in Malagasy culture, exploring the towns of Antsirabe and Ambositra.

                We’ll visit local markets, artists, and hot springs in Antsirabe before continuing to Ambositra where we’ll visit Residence Madalief and see artists, weavers and the famous Zamfimaniry tribe woodcarvers. 

                 

                • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
                • Accommodation: Hotel (Ensuite)
                • Activities: Antsirabe & Ambositra Tours

                  Day 9: Ranomafana National Park

                  After breakfast, we’ll continue south to the very picturesque Ranomafana National Park. Ranomafana is home to 12 species of lemur, including the world’s largest nocturnal primate, the aye-aye.

                  Whilst we’re here, we’ll float down the Andranaroa River (a natural lazy river), visit the Botanical Garden, ValBio Reserve and take an evening nature walk in the forest.

                  The word ‘ranomafana’ means ‘hot water’ in Malagasy, and it is named for the many hot springs found in the area. 

                  Our hotel is only a short walk from the public thermal pool, which is a popular recreation and picnic venue for both locals and visitors, so you are welcome to take a dip or perhaps book yourself in for a relaxing massage at the well-being centre! 

                  • Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
                  • Accommodation: Hotel (Ensuite)
                  • Activities: Floating Down the Andranaroa River, Botanical Garden, Nature Walk

                  Day 10: Isalo National Park

                  From Ranomafana National Park, we’ll continue our epic adventure, heading towards Ranohira, which lies on the outskirts of Isalo National Park.

                  On the way, we’ll stop at the Anja Reserve to see Madagascar’s famous ringtail lemurs (aka King Julien in the film Madagascar).

                  We’ll visit Piscine Naturelle, a beautiful natural swimming pool and head up to Window Rock to enjoy a few sundowners at sunset.

                  There will also be some time in the afternoon to relax, swim in the hotel pool and prepare for our camping expedition tomorrow.

                   

                  • Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
                  • Accommodation: Hotel (Ensuite)
                  • Activities: Anja Reserve, Piscine Naturelle, Window Rock

                    Day 11: Isalo National Park

                    Today we’re off on a camping expedition into Isalo National Park.

                    We’ll hike the 2 Canyon Circuit, explore the natural pools of Rat Canyon (there may be the opportunity for some wild swimming), Maki’s Canyon and climb to the Namaza Lookout.

                    In the evening, we’ll relax at our camp. Due to the dark skies, Isalo National Park is a great place for stargazing.

                     

                    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
                    • Accommodation: Camping (All Equipment Provided)
                    • Activities: 2 Canyon Circuit, Pools of Rat Canyon, Maki’s Canyon, Namaza Lookout

                      Day 12: Toliara

                      We’ll return to Ranohira and drive to Toliara, which is a town on the coast.

                      On the way we’ll visit Arboretum d’Antsokay (Botanical Garden) and then the afternoon is free to relax by the pool at our gorgeous hotel.

                       

                      • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
                      • Accommodation: Hotel (Ensuite)
                      • Activities: Arboretum d’Antsokay

                        Day 13: Anakao

                        In the morning, we’ll transfer by boat to the fishing village of Anakao, where we’ll spend the next 3 nights. Think clear blue water, white sand beaches and beautiful African sunsets.

                        Due to the inaccessibility of the village, it is largely unspoilt and our hotel lies right on the beach so it’s time to relax and unwind!

                         

                        • Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
                        • Accommodation: Hotel (Ensuite)
                        • Activities: None

                          Day 14: Anakao

                          Today is a totally free day, so you can relax at the hotel or on the beach.

                          However, if you’re feeling a bit more active, you could go surfing or scuba diving, visit the town of St Augustin, sail to Nosy Satrana island or visit Tsimananpestsa National Park.

                          In the evening, we’ll enjoy dinner together at the hotel.

                           

                          • Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
                          • Accommodation: Hotel (Ensuite)
                          • Activities: None

                            Day 15: Anakao

                            Today we’re going on a sailing trip to visit the island of Nosy Ve, which means ‘small island’ in Malagasy. It is a protected park populated by rare birds, including the red-tailed tropicbird which is sacred to the locals.

                            This will be a beautifully relaxed day, with a fresh fish bbq (veggie options too) on the beach. If we’re lucky, we may catch the tail end of the whale watching season! 

                            In the evening we’ll head back to the hotel for dinner.

                             

                            • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
                            • Accommodation: Hotel (Ensuite)
                            • Activities: Nosy Ve Sailing Trip & BBQ

                              Day 16: Andasibe National Park

                              We’ll return by boat to Toliara and fly to Antananarivo.

                              From there we’ll drive to our hotel on the outskirts of Andasibe-Mantadia National Park where we’ll visit Madagascar Exotic Park (time permitting)

                              In the evening, we’ll take a nature walk in the Analamazoatra Reserve.

                               

                              • Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
                              • Accommodation: Hotel (Ensuite)
                              • Activities: Madagascar Exotic Park, Nature Walk

                                Day 17: Andasibe National Park

                                We’ll spend today exploring the area, including Mitsinjo Reserve and V.O.I.M.M.A Reserve – both of which have a variety of lemur species.

                                Mitsinjo Reserve was where David Attenborough observed and filmed the indri lemurs, the largest of all lemur species.

                                V.O.I.M.M.A Reserve is short for ‘Vondron’olona miaro mitia ala’ which means ‘local people love the forest.’ It’s a locally-led and run reserve.

                                 

                                • Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
                                • Accommodation: Hotel (Ensuite)
                                • Activities: Mitsinjo Reserve, V.O.I.M.M.A Community Reserve

                                  Day 18: Antananarivo

                                  In the morning, we’ll visit Andasibe-Mantadia National Park which has 11 species of lemur.

                                  We’ll also visit Lemur Island. We’ll paddle across on boats and once there, we’ll get to meet the lemurs.

                                  Afterwards, we’ll return to Antananarivo where we will enjoy a celebratory farewell dinner with traditional music and dance. 

                                   

                                  • Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
                                  • Accommodation: Hotel (Ensuite)
                                  • Activities: Andasibe-Mantadia National Park, Lemur Island

                                    Day 19: Departure Day

                                    Today is always a sad day as we say goodbye to our new friends, but the memories and shared experiences of Madagascar will last a lifetime!

                                    If you need any support with your pre or post-tour Africa travels, please don’t hesitate to contact us. It’s all part of the Rock My Adventure service.

                                     

                                    • Meals: Breakfast
                                    • Accommodation: None
                                    • Activities: None
                                      Antananarivo Madagascar Tour
                                      Avenue of the Baobabs - Madagascar Tour
                                      Kirindy Forest Lodge - Madagascar Tour
                                      Fossa - Madagascar Tour
                                      Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park
                                      Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park - Madagascar Tour
                                      Chez Maggie - Madagascar Group Tour
                                      Madagascar Vezo Village
                                      Baobabs in Love - Madagascar Tour
                                      Madagascar Market
                                      Ranomafana - Madagascar
                                      Avenue of the Baobabs - Madagascar Group Tour
                                      Madagascar Tour
                                      Isalo National Park - Madagascar Tour
                                      Piscine Naturelle - Madagascar Tour
                                      Madagascar Tour
                                      Madagascar Tour
                                      Isalo National Park - Madagascar Trip
                                      Anakao - Madagascar Tour
                                      Anakao - Madagascar Group Tour
                                      Red Ruffed Lemur - Madagascar Tour
                                      Madagascar Wildlife
                                      Indri Lemur Madagascar

                                      Please bear in mind that the itinerary is subject to minor changes, ‘This is Africa’! But whatever happens, we’ll ensure you have an amazing trip!!

                                      Have a question? Feel free contact us here or take a look at our FAQ’s page.

                                       

                                      Essential Info

                                      Duration: 18 Nights

                                      Dates: 

                                      Start: Antananarivo

                                      Finish: Antananarivo

                                      Maximum Group Size: 10 people

                                      Minimum Age: 18

                                      Total Cost: £3,100

                                      Payment Plan:

                                      • Deposit: £400 (non-refundable)
                                      • 2nd Payment: £1,600 (due 62 days before the departure date)
                                      • 3rd Payment: $1,000 (local payment, paid on arrival)
                                      • 4th Payment: £300 (approx. – internal flights – paid separately)

                                      Support

                                      • Rock My Adventure Group Leader, comprehensive pre-departure information & planning advice.
                                      • Female Naturalist Guide

                                      Meals

                                      • 18 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 18 dinners.

                                      Accommodation

                                      • 18 nights accommodation in good quality/unique hotels and guesthouses. Includes 1-night camping in Isalo National Park

                                      Transport

                                      • All transport within Madagascar to and from included excursions and between the main destinations on the tour (includes – taxi, boat, tuk tuk, bus & mini bus).
                                      • Airport transfers.

                                      Activities

                                       

                                      • Kirindy Forest Reserve
                                      • Avenue of the Baobabs
                                      • Grande Tsingy
                                      • Petit Tsingy
                                      • Gorges of Manambolo River
                                      • Baobabs in Love
                                      • Traditional Vezo Village (traditional meal, music, dance, visit to a traditional healer and face painting)
                                      • Waterfall Visit
                                      • Lake Tritriva
                                      • Antsirabe Tour
                                      • Hot Springs
                                      • Ambositra Tour
                                      • Floating on the Andranaroa River
                                      • Ranomafana National Park
                                      • Anja Reserve Walk & Ringtail Lemurs
                                      • Piscine Naturelle (natural pool)
                                      • Isalo National Park (overnight camping expedition)
                                      • Sunset at Window Rock
                                      • Arboretum d’Antsokay (botanical garden)
                                      • Sailing Trip to Nosy Vey Island
                                      • Madagascar Exotic Park
                                      • Matadia National Park
                                      • Mitsinjo Reserve
                                      • V.O.I.M.M.A Reserve
                                      • Andasibe-Mantadia National Park
                                      • Lemur Island

                                      Tips

                                      • Tips for female guides.
                                      • International flights.
                                      • Internal flights (approximately £300).
                                      • Visas (if needed).
                                      • Medications, antimalarials or vaccinations.
                                      • Travel/health insurance (required).
                                      • Drinks & meals not mentioned.
                                      • Optional activities.

                                      You will make 3 payments:

                                      • Deposit: Paid in GBP upon booking.
                                      • Balance: The remainder of the GBP balance (minus deposit) paid 62 days before arrival.
                                      • Local Payment: Paid on arrival to your Tour Leader in Africa

                                      The local payment is separate from the initial price you pay prior to the trip. You pay the local payment to your Tour Leader in US Dollars upon arrival in Africa.

                                      This includes the on tour expenses that we cannot pay prior to arrival, such as national park entry fees, food, local transport and some activities.

                                      Travel insurance is essential for ALL Rock My Adventure trips.

                                      Your health and safety when travelling is of the utmost importance, so it is vital that you have travel insurance policy that covers you for your trip to Africa. Adequate travel insurance is a condition of your contract with us and you will not be able to join a trip without it.

                                      You must be satisfied that your insurance fully covers all your personal requirements including cancellation charges, theft, medical expenses and repatriation in the event of accident or illness. 

                                      Your insurance should also cover you for any adventurous activities that you wish to do – this includes the ‘included’ activities on the tour and any ‘optional’ activities.

                                      Please be aware that some hazardous activities such as (but not limited to) white water rafting on grade 5 rapids, climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, safari walks, bungee jumping and sky diving may not be covered by all policies, so you may have to take out a higher level of cover.

                                      Medical care is not free in Africa and even the cost of getting to hospital can be super expensive, so you need to be covered in case of a medical emergency, including air ambulance evacuation and repatriation in the event of accident or illness. For example, if your appendix bursts whilst we are in the Serengeti, you will need to be evacuated by helicopter to Nairobi. Without insurance you would need to pay for that out of your own pocket. 

                                      If you are bringing along any electrical equipment such as cameras and laptops, you should also ensure your insurance covers those items too. Some policies only have this as an add-on. 

                                      If you are travelling to an area that is subject to foreign office warnings, this may void your travel insurance, so you may need to take out an additional policy for the days you are in the danger zones. 

                                      Please always read the small print.

                                      Your tour leader will collect your travel insurance details on the first day of your trip, so please have the following information ready for them:

                                      • Name of insurance provider.
                                      • Your policy number.
                                      • The telephone number to call in the event of an emergency.
                                      • Your next of kin name and number.

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                                      Phone: +447809710257

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