Duration: 8 days
Priced From: EUR 635 / USD 920 / ZAR 9 490
Madagascar lemurs are a popular highlight for any Madagascar vacation… as well as the amazing warm & tropical beaches. Combine both highlights for a Madagascar lemur and beach holiday package with Jenman Madagascar Safaris.
Our 8-day Madagascar lemur and beach vacation package includes Vanila Hotel, Vakona Forest Lodge and Les Relais des Plateaux – giving you the perfect Madagascar vacation with a mix of lemurs and beaches. Your Madagascar vacation activities include a night walk at Andasibe as well as visiting and exploring the Andasibe Reserve… Visit Orchird Garden, Lemur Island and relax on the warm tropical beaches on your Madagascar Lemur & Beach Holiday!
Vanila Hotel is the perfect place to stay on vacation while you explore Nosy Be’s famous beaches and secluded islands on optional boat trips. Here you have the opportunity to snorkel in the warm Indian Ocean… Vanila Hotel can even organize scuba diving and take you on an optional excursion to Nosy Komba to see the black lemurs. Vakona Forest Lodge is located in Andasibe National Park; this park is famous for the island’s biggest lemurs - the Indri Indri! Explore the rainforest during the day and visit Lemur Island where you will be able to get close to all different kind of lemurs including Sifakas. One night will be spent in Madagascar’s capital Antananarivo so you can experience the buzzing city life… From lemurs to beaches, this Madagascar vacation package will please all expectations…
Your Madagascar holiday highlights: Nosy Be, Andasibe, Night walk, Lemur Island, Orchid Garden, Exotic Park in Marozevo.
8 day package excluding flights
1 Nov 2013 - 31 Oct 2014
1 – 22 Dec 2013, 1 – 28 Feb 2014, 1 – 30 June 2014, 7 – 30 September 2014
1 person: EUR 1265 / USD 1710
2 people: EUR 705/ USD 950
4 people: EUR 630 / USD 850
6 people: EUR 599 / USD 810
Single supplement: EUR 305 / USD 415
Child sharing (under 12): EUR 229 / USD 310
1- 30 Nov 2013, 11 – 31 Jan 2014, 1 March – 31 May 2014|, 1 – 11 July 2014, 1 – 31 Oct 2014
1 person: EUR 1285 / USD 1735
2 people: EUR 719 / USD 969
4 people: EUR 645 / USD 869
6 people: EUR 615 / USD 829
Single Supplement: EUR 315 / USD 419
Child Sharing (under 12): EUR 235 / USD 315
23 Dec 2013 – 10 Jan 2014, 11 July 2014 - 6 Sept 2014
1 person: EUR 1425 / USD 1919
2 people: EUR 789 / USD 1065
4 people: EUR 715 / USD 965
6 people: EUR 685 / USD 925
Single Supplement: EUR 375 / USD 505
Child Sharing (under 12): EUR 240 / USD 325
Included in the price: 4 nights accommodation at the Vanila hotel in Nosy Be in a garden room, based on a bed & breakfast basis in twin sharing room, 2 nights at Vakona Forest Lodge at Andasibe on a bed & breakfast basis, 1 night at Relais des Plateaux hotel in Tana on a bed & breakfast basis, all transfers and transport mentioned in the program, all entrance fees, specialist guides in the national park as per program, all excursions mentioned in the program.
Not included in the price: International and domestic flights and airport taxes, all excursions not mentioned in the program, all lunches and dinners, bottled water, soft drinks and alcoholic beverages, laundry, visas and travel insurance, personal items. Flights from/to Johannesburg can be arranged by Jenman African Safaris, as well as your pre and post tour accommodation.
Read the Day-by-Day Schedule below:
Day 1: Arrival to Nosy Be
You will be met and transferred on arrival in Nosy Be to the Vanila hotel, set along the white sandy beach on the west coast of Nosy Be. Nosy Be, also known as Nosy Manitra -"The scented Island” , brings about fragrances of Ylang Ylang, Frangipani, Vanilla, cocoa, cinnamon and sugar cane. As one of the most popular destinations in Madagascar, Nosy Be has much to offer the visitor: beautiful beaches, views from the peak of Mont Passot, scuba diving and a visit to the Ylang Ylang distillery to name but a few. (all optional extras)
Accommodation: Vanila Hotel (Garden room with ensuite bathroom. Set along the beach, the hotel blends in perfectly to its surrounding landscape of tropical gardens & turquoise sea)
Days 2 - 4: Nosy Be
At Leisure. Excursions are offered to the smaller surrounding islands off Nosy Be, such as Nosy Komba with a chance to view the semi-tame Black Lemurs, Nosy Tanikely for exceptional snorkeling and Scuba diving off the island of Nosy Sakatia.
An organized spice tour may be arranged through the lodge or perhaps a a ride into Hell-Ville to visit the bustling daily market - a good place to pick up spices at very reasonable prices. Enjoy a sundowner at the tiny rustic bar at the top of mount Passot, taking in the breathtaking view of the 7 sacred crater lakes.
Or why not enjoy a sail upon catamaran under the great Madagascan sun. Fishing and diving trips may also be arranged, or simply just enjoy a cocktail or two on the beach admiring the hues of sunset.
All these excursions are booked in your own time and are for your own expense.[B]
Accommodation: Vanila Hotel (Garden room with ensuite bathroom)
Day 5: Nosy Be - Antananarivo - Andasibe Reserve
After a leisurely breakfast, check out of Vanila hotel and transfer to the airport for your departing flight to Antananarivo. Upon arrival, you will be met at the airport & will head to Andasibe through the green and luxuriant vegetation of the east. This first step brings us to the humid part of the country with many primary forests and lakes, and the landscape consists of rice fields, waterfalls, and scarce forest stations. Along the way we will see Merina villages in the rocky mountains.
On arrival to Vakona Forest Lodge, check-in to the hotel, and then after 19h00 enjoy a night walk in the area of Andasibe to observe night active lemurs and other nocturnal animals. Back to hotel where we overnight.
(If your flight means you arrive too late to Vakona Forest lodge to partake in the night walk, it will be done on the next evening). [B]
Accommodation: Vakona Forest Lodge, Andasibe Hotel or similar (bungalows surrounded by the forest, en-suite bathrooms, veranda)
Day 6: Natural Reserve of Andasibe
After breakfast, we take a morning visit to the Special Reserve of Andasibe, where you will discover the many species dwelling in the forest. In particular, your guide will search for the Indri Indri, the largest lemurs on the island. This 810 ha reserve is unique with its endemic fauna and flora. It contains a wide variety of orchids, canopy, and endemic animals like chameleons, tenrecs, and many birds.
We also visit the Orchid garden, after which we return to our hotel for lunch.
In the afternoon, you will visit Lemur Island at Vakona Forest Lodge to meet the resident Lemurs up close! The rest of your afternoon is at leisure – why not take some time to relax by the pool, enjoy a horse ride, or visit the Private Park of Vakona (horse-riding and visit to Private park are optional extras). [B]
Accommodation: Vakona Forest Lodge, Andasibe Hotel or similar (bungalows surrounded by the forest, en-suite bathrooms, veranda)(bungalows surrounded by the forest, with en-suite bathrooms, and veranda)
Day 7: Andasibe - Antananarivo
After breakfast, we head back to Tana, stopping for lunch at the Reptile & Butterfly farm (lunch at own expense). Continuing onto Tana, you will be taken to your hotel near the airport for your last night in Madagascar. [B]
Accommodation: Le Relais des Plateaux (rooms with en-suite bathrooms, aircon TV)
Day 8: Antananarivo
Check out of your hotel & head to Tana airport, for your homeward flight. [B]
Jenman Island Safaris specialises in individual or group Madagascar holidays and will gladly design tailor-made tours for your special interests in Madagascar – from beach holidays to lemur trips!
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