6 Days Avenue of Baobabs, Limestone Pinnacles of Tsingy and Morondava from US$2,259pp

Experience inspiring moments of a lifetime while hiking through caves, mazes, and the peaks of the breath-taking Tsingy of Bemaraha. Watch the sun set over Baobab Alley.

Accommodation Destination Basis Room Type Duration
Palissandre Côte Ouest Morondava FB+ 1x Standard Room 1 Night
Soleil des Tsingy Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park FB+ 1x Standard Room 3 Nights
Palissandre Côte Ouest Morondava BB+ 1x Standard Room 1 Night

Key

FB+: Dinner, Bed, Breakfast, Lunch and Activities Daily

Price

US$2,259.- per person, sharing occupancy, 2 people travelling together.

US$1,890.- per person, sharing occupancy, 4 people travelling together.

Price valid until October 31, 2021

Included

Accommodation and meals as per pacakge; private 4×4 vehicle with driver/guide, Tsingy of Bemaraha, ferry crossing fee, activities as per package;

Excluded

Flights, travel insurance;

Note: Tour starts and ends in Morondava. We can add flights or driving option to other destinations in Madagascar to truly customize your journey.

Best time to travel: Mid April to early November – dry season.

Day 1:   Palissandre Cote Ouest Resort & Spa, Morondava

Madagascar

Evolution has occurred more or less in isolation on this remote island – located 400 kilometres off Africa’s east coast – with the result that much of its indigenous wildlife is found nowhere else on earth. Madagascar’s menagerie of weird and wonderful creatures includes the world’s biggest and smallest chameleons and over 70 species of lemur – long-tailed primates endemic to the island. The Madagascan landscape is no less compelling than the resident wildlife, with terrain ranging from lush jungles and palm-fringed beaches to the knife-edged karst tsingys of the Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park’s ‘stone forests’. Madagascar is an otherworldly paradise where visitors are offered a unique glimpse into a fantastical one-of-a-kind world.

Avenue of the Baobabs

One of the most popular tourist destinations in Madagascar, the Avenue of Baobabs is a stunning series of towering baobab trees lining a 260 metre stretch of dirt road between Morondava and Belon’I Tsiribihina in the west of the country. An endangered species, baobabs are often referred to as ‘upside down trees’ because of the sparse root-like branches found at the top. They can live to be as old as 800 years, reach heights of over 30 metres and have trunks as wide as 11 metres. The avenue is at its most impressive at sunrise and sunset when the trunks change colour and the shadows stand out. Visitors who come to see the Baobabs usually include an adventure to the spectacular Kirindy Forest Reserve and the otherworldly Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park.

Day Itinerary

Arrive at Morondava airport where you will meet our representative to transfer to your hotel.

Overnight: Palissandre Cote Ouest Resort & Spa

Located in Nosy Kely, Madagascar, Palissandre Cote Ouest Resort & Spa is an excellent option for a beachside getaway. Accommodation options feature 30 sea-facing bungalows which are equipped with air-conditioning, TVs, minibars and terraces. Inclusive breakfasts and dinners are served daily at the on-site restaurant, and guests can relax with a cocktail at the bar. Guests can make use of amenities such as the swimming pool and spa. Activities and attractions include windsurfing, fishing and embarking on a tour to the Baobabs Alley.

Basis

Full Board and Activities

Day 2:           Soleil des Tsingy, Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park

Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park

Situated in western Madagascar, the subject of geological fascination and scientific wonderment, the Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park is well-suited for the robust explorer. Its canyons, gorges, swamps, forests and lakes are home to an astonishing array of fauna and flora, many of which have not been fully recorded. This is mainly due to the largely impenetrable labyrinth of limestone ‘forests’ that make up the Great and Little Tsingy of which the park consists. The tsingys (tsingy means ‘where man cannot walk barefoot’) are karstic plateaus whose groundwater has gouged out caverns and fissures into the limestone over millennia. It may be a tough trek, but it’s worth it to see the diverse variety of lemurs, more than 100 bird species – including the endangered Madagascar fish eagle – and around 45 reptile and amphibian species.

Day Itinerary

Marofandilia – Bekopaka Bemaraha (180Km track – 7h drives approx.)

After the breakfast, we continue to Belo on Tsiribihina with a lunch on the way (local restaurant). We take 2 different ferries to cross the rivers and we arrive at the Tsingy at the end of the day.

Overnight: Soleil des Tsingy

Nestled at the heart of a well-preserved nature, the Soleil des Tsingy Hotel is the ideal base for an extraordinary stay in the Tsingy of Bemaraha. This user-friendly hotel offers 17 cosy and comfortable bungalows and provides its guests with equipments and amenities they need for their stay.
The infinity pool, a wide choice of tasty menus at the restaurant and a dramatic view of the Manalambo river and the romantic sunset will provide the travellers full enjoyment of their western Madagascar tour where they can appreciate one of the most impressive and unique natural sceneries in the world.

Basis

Full Board and Activities

Day 3:           Soleil des Tsingy, Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park

Day Itinerary

In the morning we descend the Manambolo gorges with traditional “pirogues”.

Picnic lunch during the excursion

In the afternoon we visit the small Tsingys and the caves. Tsingy in Malagasy language means “walking on the feet tips”: this is due to the extraordinary shape of these eroded lime stones. You see some different lemur species such as the Sifaka or the Gidro. You can also observe the characteristic xerophyte’s flora of this area with the pachypodiums and the Arofys, for instance.

Basis

Full Board and Activities

Day 4:           Soleil des Tsingy, Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park

Day Itinerary

Have an early breakfast and then drive to the Tsingy. Enjoy the splendid hike to Andamozavaky, the gate to the Great Tsingy, 17 km from the park entrance: mazes, joints networks and canyons with impressive dimensions that take you step by step to the top. You will pass through tunnels where it is sometimes necessary to get on all fours. You will have to go through the suspension bridge and its lookouts that have magnificent views across the park. Provide a picnic lunch during the visit.

The trip is quite technical, combining many aspects of a mini-climbing: caves, Monkey Bridge, harnesses…

  • Distance: 6 km
  • Duration: 5 to 6h.
  • Interest: Tsingy forest, lemurs, wildlife, views from the lookouts, suspension bridge…
  • Difficulty: Moderate to difficult
  • What to bring: headlamp, good walking shoes, mineral water (1.5 L per person minimum)

Return to your hotel late in the afternoon.

Basis

Full Board and Activities

Day 5:           Palissandre Côte Ouest, Morondava

Morondava

The seaside town of Morondova is situated on the west coast of Madagascar. The town serves as a gateway to the area’s claim to fame and main attraction: the world-renowned ‘Avenue of the Baobabs’. These massive, ancient Baobab trees tower over the terrain and create magical otherworldly silhouettes at sunrise and sunset. Other places to explore in the surrounding area include: Kirindy Forest, home to a host of endemic lemurs; and the magnificent Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park to the north, featuring unique, spiny rock formations. Don’t miss the opportunity to browse Morondava’s local market for a selection of locally made textiles and other sought-after Madagascan handicrafts.

Day Itinerary

Today is a long driving day as we leave the massif early in the morning to make our way back to Morondava. We have a lunch in a local restaurant on the way. We arrive at the end of the day, just in time to watch the sunset on the Baobabs Alley before settling into the hotel.

Overnight: Palissandre Côte Ouest

Located at Nosy Kely on the beach of Morondava, just 30 minutes from the mythical Boababs Alley, Palissandre Côte Ouest offers guest accommodation in 30 bungalows built with local materials, all with private terraces offering ocean views.
Local and international dishes are served at the onsite restaurant, and the bar offers a good range of alcoholic beverages. Other facilities include an outdoor swimming pool and a spa offering massages and holistic treatments.

Basis

Full Board and Activities

Day 6:           End of Itinerary

Day Itinerary

Transfer to the airport by the hotel (depending on the flight schedules) and take off to Tana or other destination within Madagascar.

Basis

Bed & Breakfast

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