January 3-12 2019 (10 days/10 nights)
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Madagascar Itinerary – 10 Days
Travel/Prep day – People arrive in Tana. I meet them at the airport and get them to a hotel as they arrive. We can recommend/arrange some things to do around Tana if people arrive a day or two early.
Day 1*. Drive from Tana east to Andasibe (3-4 hours). Mitsinjo forest walk to see indri. Visit amphibian breeding center. Night walk on the road or in a forest after dinner.
Day 2. Early day trip from Andasibe to Torotorofotsy (1 hour by car) to look for Mantella aurantiaca. Travel to Vohimana Reserve in afternoon (30 minutes by car + short hike). Stay at Vohimana in very simple bungalows (no electricity). Night hike.
Day 3. Morning hike in Vohimana Reserve (good Mantella, Calumma gallus). Drive to Tana after lunch (4-5 hours) and stay the night.
Day 4. Drive from Tana south to Ambositra for lunch (5-6 hours). Continue to Antoetra (1-2 more hours). Stay at a simple accommodation near the village.
Day 5. Early morning search for Mantella cowani. Drive south to Ranomafana National Park (3-4 hours). Night hike in the park is not allowed, but it may be possible to herp on road that evening.
Day 6. Day in Ranomafana National Park (golden bamboo lemurs, good chameleons, Mantella baroni and M. madagascariensis). Possible visit to Centre Valbio to learn about current research going on in the area. Stay in Ranomafana.
Day 7. Drive to Isalo National Park (7-8 hours), stopping at Anja Park community reserve along the way to see ring-tailed lemurs. Stay near Isalo.
Day 8. Hiking in Isalo National Park, search for Mantella expectata in the morning. Stay at a hotel near Isalo National Park again.
Day 9. Drive from Isalo to Tulear (4-5 hours), stopping at Zombitse-Vohibasia National Park along the way to look for geckos (Lygodactylus, Phelsuma standing). Stay at Auberge de la Table and do night hike at the arboretum.
Day 10. If there is time, a morning visit to the Arboretum d’Antsokay, then a transfer to the airport to fly from Toliara to Tana. Arrive in Tana late afternoon/early evening and stay at a hotel near the airport.
*Note Days 1-3 may be switched to end of itinerary depending on internal flight availability. Plan for an extra day in Tana after Day 10 in case of delay.
Price: $2799 per person. **Previous Rainforest Adventure Tours guests qualify for a $100 discount per person!**
Pricing does not include the flight to Madagascar or food and beverages. It also does not include phone calls, internet access, excess baggage fees for internal flight, additional hotel fees due to canceled flights, late arrival transportation costs if your international flight is delayed, Visa fee, or any activities not described in the itinerary.
$99 registration fee due now.
A $500 Deposit will be due on December 1, 2017 so we can make the lodging deposits, etc.
The first installment of $1000 will be due on March 1, 2018 and the balance of $1200 will be due in full by June 1, 2018. (**Repeat tour customers may deduct $100 from last installment)
Late fees are $100 per installment.
If canceled on or before December 1, 2017 the $99 registration fee will be refunded in full.
If canceled on or before March 1, 2018, the $99 fee will be forfeited and the $500 refunded.
If canceled on or before June 1, 2018, the $99 fee will be forfeited, $1000 refunded, and $500 applied to any other Rainforest Adventure Tour.
If canceled on or before November 1, 2018, the $99 fee will be forfeited, $1700 refunded, and $1000 applied to any other Rainforest Adventure Tour.
If canceled within 30 days of tour start date, 100% of deposits and fees will be forfeited. (Be sure to purchase appropriate travel insurance to protect yourself from this!)
NOTE: In the event that we have a paid standby guest ready to fill a cancelled reservation, 100% of your payments may be refunded less the $99 registration fee.
Any refund requests may require up to 30 days to resolve.