Guests are welcomed on arrival by their guide in Antananarivo and transferred to their hotel for the night. La Maison Gallieni is located in the heart of the historic district of the capital. The hotel has a beautiful garden and offers a magnificent view of the city, providing a sense of charm conducive to well-being and relaxation.
Overnight at Maison Gallieni – Dinner.
ANTANANARIVO – BERENTY
After breakfast, guests board a flight to the Great South. They stop along the way in Fort Dauphin for refueling and enjoy lunch at a restaurant. On landing, guests board a transfer to Berenty Lodge, situated at the entrance of Berenty Reserve, in the heart of the dry and spiny forest. The private reserve of Berenty brings together some of the most beautiful flora and fauna attractions of southern Madagascar. Located about 100km from Fort Dauphin, near the town of South Amboasary and inside a huge sisal plantation, the Berenty Private Nature Reserve covers an area of 1 240 ha along the Mandrare River. This place is the best place to visit to see the Catta and Sifaka lemurs.Guests take a night walking tour of the reserve, before returning for dinner at the lodge.
Overnight at Berenty Lodge – Breakfast, lunch and dinner.
BERENTY RESERVE – RANOHIRA
After breakfast, guests will spend the half day in the Berenty Reserve, where the morning is dedicated to the visit of this site of wealth in terms of wildlife. Lunch is enjoyed in the reserve. After returning to the lodge, guests then board a private flight to Isalo National Park, located in southern Madagascar, and are then taken to their hotel for the night.
Le Jardin du Roi was built using only local materials, and each of the granite stones were individually chosen and hewed by hand to reproduce the color of the surrounding massif. This is probably one of the best hotels in Madagascar, with a large swimming pool for guests to use during the afternoon. Guests enjoy a sunset cocktail while enjoying the beautiful views, before moving on to dinner at the restaurant.
Overnight at Jardin du Roi – Breakfast, lunch and dinner.
ISALO NATIONAL PARK – MORONDAVA
Following breakfast, guests take a short drive to the foothills of Isalo National Park and are provided with a small rucksack. This park has a different ecosystem and is host to endemic flora such as Aloe, Euphorbia, Pachypodium and Kalanchoe. Guests take walk through impressive landscape, canyons, natural pools, and rock erosions. The Isalo ruins are part of a massif that is a continental sandstone plateau from the Jurassic period. Nature has adapted to the dry climate and there are many different rock formations here.
After the tour, guests return to the hotel for lunch, and then board a private flight to west Madagascar. The flight goes over the Massif of Makay, which covers nearly 4 000 km² and is one of the last pristine areas on the planet. Because of its unique geography, consisting of mountains, canyons and forests, access is difficult and limited, which allows it to maintain an almost absolute perfect state of preservation.
Guests land in Morondava and are transferred to their hotel. The Palissandre Côte West is located in Nosy Kely, on the beach. Later that afternoon, guests travel just 30 minutes to the Allée des Baobabs (Baobab Avenue), where at the right time, the smooth trunks of these massive trees reflect the orange rays of the sun, and provide a beautiful photographic opportunity and guests enjoy a sunset cocktail. Guests return to the hotel in the early evening, and get ready for dinner.
Overnight at Palissandre Cote Ouest – Breakfast, lunch and dinner.
MORONDAVA – ANJAJAVY
Guests board their airport transfer after breakfast, and their tour continues to Anjajavy. During the flight to western Madagascar, guests will fly over the Tsingy of Bemaraha massif, another extraordinary massif. There is a stop along the way at Majunga for refueling and lunch at a restaurant.
On arrival at the Relais & Châteaux Anjajavy le Lodge, guests are welcomed with a refreshing drink during check-in. The afternoon is spent at leisure, allowing guests to discover the hotel, relax on the beautiful beach or stroll through the tropical garden. Dinner is served at the hotel restaurant.
Overnight at Anjajavy Lodge – Breakfast, lunch and dinner.
DAY 6 – 7
The following day are spent at leisure, and guest can either relax on the beach, splash around in the blue crystal lagoon or
take advantage of the many activities on offer at the hotel. These include, but are not limited to: from Cove-to-Cove, the Salt Wells, Crab and Sakalava paths, King’s Alley, Sakalava Cave, the Tsingys Enclosure, Giant’s Walk and a night walk around the lodge.
Other activities are available at an additional cost such as adventure expeditions, nautical tours, village visits, water and land activities, massages, picnics, and spending the night in the star bed in a private cove. A trip out to Moramba Bay is also highly recommended to see the unique rock formation in the middle of the ocean, and is also best place to see the rare Madagascar fish eagle and dozens of baobabs.
Overnight at Anjajavy Lodge – Breakfast and dinner.
ANJAJAVY – ANTANANARIVO
After breakfast, guests board a flight back to the capital of Madagascar, arriving around 11.00am, where the tour ends and guests are assisted with their outbound flight.