Exotic Coast

We travel along the green East Coast of the Big Island, its endemic fauna and flora marked by the friendly encounter of the famous Indri Indri, the greatest lemur of all. Sailing from one lake to another on the Pangalanes Canal where life comes alive in the villages along the shoreline. A discovery that takes you to the island of Sainte Marie where time passes is a way of life.

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  • Day 1

    • ANTANANARIVO
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    Arrival in Antananarivo, welcome by our team. Transfer to the hotel and presentation of your program. Antananarivo was called Analamanga - the "blue forest" - until 1610, when the king Merina Andrianjaka built his palace on the highest hill in the city (at over 1,300 m altitude) and built there first Rova with Besakana Palace to post a garrison of 1,000 men. The ancient Analamanga then takes the name of Antananarivo: the "city of Thousand", actually a fortified village, protected by many circular ditches and access to which is through seven megalithic gates.
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  • Day 2

    • ANTANANARIVO
    • ANDASIBE
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    Eastward route through the primary forests of the east coast (eucalyptus and ravinalas). Stop in Marozevo to visit the private reserve of Peyrieras also called "Madagascar exotic" created for the preservation of some endemic species of Madagascar: butterflies, chameleons of all sizes and Concretely, this reserve also serves as a breeding center, with a beautiful landscape adorned with a valley of rice fields, mango trees and lychee plantations. Visit this site to discover many aquatic and ornamental plants and a multitude of animals including reptiles, chameleons of all sizes and colors, amphibians, snakes, geckos, iguanas and crocodiles. There are also two species of lemurs namely Sifaka and Fulvus. We continue to Andasibe in the afternoon.
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  • Day 3

    • NATIONAL PARK OF ANDASIBE
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    • MANAMBATO
    • AKANIN’NY NOFY
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    35km/ about 3 hours of driving + 45 minutes of track and 1 hour of navigation. Walking time: 2 to 3 hours Awakened by the call of the animals, we leave for a walking excursion in the Andasibe National Park in search of one of the largest species of Lemurs that exists in Madagascar: the Indri Indri. To the list are added 11 species of lemurs that coexist alongside bird varieties such as parrots and falcons, several species of reptiles or amphibians..... An endemicity rate of 82%. This visit plunges us into the heart of a tropical forest with a very rich and varied flora (orchids, ferns, medicinal plants...). Then the road winds its way up the steep eastern slope before reaching the coastal plains. We reach the village of Ankanin'ny Nofy by boat crossing the Canal des Pangalanes.
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  • Day 4

    • AKANIN’NY NOFY
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    he morning excursion to the Palmarium private reserve, with several species of lemurs evolving in full freedom and a great diversity of plants. A dozen species of lemurs evolving in full freedom in the reserve, Indri, Sifaka, Coronatus, Varécia, variegata, Propithecus. A rare and endemic terrestrial and arboreal fauna as well as a magnificent flora (orchids, carnivorous plants, ebony, mahogany, traveler's trees) ... the most beautiful palms specific to Madagascar, including the rarest varieties (Dypsis, Ravenea, Orania, but also Voanioala and Lemurophoenix). Afternoon free relaxation by the lake.
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  • Day 5

    • AKANIN’NY NOFY
    • TAMATAVE
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    About 3 hours of navigation We sail on the Canal des Pangalanes to Tamatave. Animated by the cries of the children as we pass by, we discover the lives of the local residents who are busy with their daily tasks to the rhythm of the mora mora, the fishermen with their traditional pirogues, the rafts carrying banana diets... simply authentic. Reception at the river port and transfer to the hotel.
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  • Day 6

    • TAMATAVE
    • SOANIERAN’IVONGO
    • SAINTE MARIE
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    163km/about 4 hours of driving + 1h30mn of navigation. Early morning departure to reach the port of Soanieran' Ivongo by bus, boat and transfer to Sainte Marie. Arrival around noon, welcome and transfer to your hotel. Free stay. Dinner and overnight in a hotel. Meals: Picnic lunch included / Dinner included small tropical island of 60km long which lay in the middle of a superb turquoise and translucent sea with beautiful sandy beaches lined with coconut trees. The island is surrounded by a coral reef that provides it with many exceptional diving sites. Ideally located for whale watching, whales come to give birth to their offspring in search of warm seas. In addition, its constant microclimate makes it enjoy a luxuriant vegetation that accentuates its reputation as a small tropical paradise. It is a haven of peace, a dream place to relax and change of scenery.
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  • Day 7

    • SAINTE MARIE
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    Free stay. Excursions and water activities to see near the hotel.
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  • Day 8

    • SAINTE MARIE
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    Free stay. Excursions and water activities to see near the hotel.
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  • Day 9

    • SAINTE MARIE
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    Free stay. Excursions and water activities to see near the hotel.
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  • Day 10

    • SAINTE MARIE
    • ANTANANARIVO
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