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Madagascan Adventure


Route:
  • UK
  • Antananarivo
  • Antsiranana
  • Ankarana National Park
  • Nosy Be
  • Antananarivo
  • UK
Tour Pace:

14 DAYS from £3199pp

Tour Highlights
  • Tour the Madagascan capital, Antananarivo
  • Take in lemurs, chameleons and butterflies on a nature walk in Amber National Park
  • Unwind upon the beaches of the Emerald Sea
  • Visit the Millot cocoa plantation
  • A day of island-hopping, visiting Nosy Kamba and the marine reserve of Nosy Tanikely
  • The limestone pinnacles and canyons of Ankarana National Park
  • Guided wildlife tour through the forests of Lokobe Special Reserve

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Madagascan Adventure

Off the shores of southeast Africa, discover the island of Madagascar, a curious wonderland home to wildlife described by Sir David Attenborough as 'strange, rare and utterly unique'. During your adventure marvel at the enigmatic Baobab Trees, meet tribal Antakarana people and explore the limestone fantasyland of Ankarana National Park. You may also encounter fauna in the form of inquisitive lemur families, sea turtles patrolling colourful reefs and vibrant chameleons amongst striking forest flora.

Tour Itinerary

1
UK to Mauritius

Depart London on your overnight flight to Mauritius.

2
Mauritius

On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel where the rest of your day is at leisure.

  • Dinner
3
Mauritius to Antananarivo

In the late morning, transfer to the airport for your flight to the Madagascan capital of Antananarivo. Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

  • Dinner
4
Antananarivo

Spend this morning on a sightseeing tour of the city before enjoying lunch at a local restaurant. The afternoon is at leisure to wander through the city's bustling markets, admire the old town's colonial architecture or undertake an optional excursion.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
5
Antananarivo to Antsiranana

This morning fly to Diego and transfer to the National Park of Amber Mountain for a leisurely wander along the park's scenic trails. In the afternoon continue to Antsiranana for an evening at leisure.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
6
Antsiranana

In the morning, transfer to the fishing village of Ramena and cruise upon the Emerald Sea towards a sheltered bay overlooking the Indian Ocean's inviting waters. Unwind upon the golden shores of this paradise or snorkel in search of reefs, before savouring freshly caught fish cooked before your eyes.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
7
Antsiranana to Ankarana National Park

Following an early breakfast, drive to the Ankarana National Park, where a breath-taking layered formation of limestone pinnacles cultivate the forestfilled canyons and subterranean rivers below. Stop off en route at local villages to experience the unique tribal traditions of the Antakarana people.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
8
Ankarana National Park

Following breakfast, enjoy a full day exploring Ankarana National Park. Spot the mighty Boabab trees, traverse walkways with dramatic backdrops, peer into the bat's grotto and take centre stage within the naturally carved rock amphitheatre.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
9
Ankarana National Park

After breakfast depart for the Millot Plantation in Ambanja, for a fascinating insight into a century of devotion to the world's finest cocoa. Observe the production process each plant undergoes by hand, taste organic cocoa beans, and tour the village that is supported by the plantation. Finally, take a boat trip to the exotic island of Nosy Be and arrive at your hotel.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
10
Nosy Be

A day of island hopping awaits, commencing in the tropical retreat of Nosy Komba with a visit to the island's Lemur Park. Peruse the market of Ampangorina which presents a vibrant selection of local crafts before continuing to Nosy Tanikely, a protected marine reserve revered for its colourful corals, tropical fish and green sea turtles.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
11
Nosy Be

Embark on a traditional rowing boat through the mangrove swamp, before arriving at the Lokobe Special Reserve. Your guided tour of the forest gives you the best chance to observe famed Madagascan wildlife including striking chameleons, red owls, and black lemurs nestled amongst vanilla orchids. After lunch return to your hotel on Nosy Be for the remainder of today at leisure.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
12
Nosy Be

Today is at leisure to unwind upon the island's idyllic beaches or continue with an optional excursion.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
13
Nosy Be to Antananarivo

This morning catch a flight back to the Madagascan capital for a day at your own pace. Later this evening, enjoy a farewell meal in a local restaurant.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
14
Antananarivo

This morning, transfer to the airport for your scheduled flight back to the UK, via Mauritius.

  • Breakfast

Important Information

Visas

For stays of 30 days or less a Visa will be required and is purchased upon arrival. Further advice should be sought from the applicable tourist authority for other nationalities and for general queries. We strongly advise you check your destinations' Tourist Board or Embassy for the most up-to-date guidelines regarding passport validity.

Insurance

We strongly recommend that you and all members of your party are suitably insured as soon as you book your holiday. It is a condition of booking that you must have suitable travel insurance. It is important that you purchase travel insurance that suitably covers your participation in whatever activities you may undertake at the time that you make your booking. To assist you with this, we have arranged travel insurance in partnership with Holiday Extras. To arrange your travel insurance with Holiday Extras, please call 0800 781 4237 and quote 'WK830' for preferential rates. Please ensure you provide us with the name of your insurer, policy number and their 24-hour emergency contact number as soon as possible. Mercury Holidays will not be liable for any costs incurred by you due to your failure to take out suitable travel insurance from the date of booking.

Payment

If booking more than 10 weeks before departure a deposit of £250pp will need to be paid at the time of booking with the full amount payable at 10 weeks prior to departure. The deposit applies to adults and children. If you are within 10 weeks of travel then the full balance of the holiday will be payable.

Flight Information

Your flight to Antananarivo Airport is with Air Mauritius (MK), departing from London Heathrow, Terminal 4. Each passenger is entitled to 30kg of hold luggage plus 1 item of hand luggage and 1 personal item such as a handbag, briefcase or laptop case. Weight restrictions will be finalised on your E-ticket receipt. Should you wish to take additional luggage you will need to pay extra at check-in. Check-in should be at least 3 hours before departure. Please note that all flight times are subject to change. Final flight details will be confirmed on your e-ticket and final documentation which will be sent to you approximately 10 days before departure.

Health and Vaccinations

It is your responsibility to check any health and vaccination requirements applicable to your booked arrangements. We can only provide general information about this. Health and hygiene facilities and disease risks vary from country to country. You should take health advice about your own needs as early as possible and in good time before your departure. Sources of information include; www.fco.gov.uk, http://travelhealthpro.org.uk/, www.hpa.org.uk, your General Practitioner or a specialist clinic.

Physical Accessibility

This tour is accessible to most people with an good level of fitness and normal mobility. It involves moderate days of walking on uneven paths and hills, and getting on and off coaches. This tour is not suitable for anyone with walking difficulties.

Group Size

The minimum number of travellers in your group will be 5, and the maximum will be 35. If in the unlikely event there are less than 5 people booked on your tour date, we will endeavour to reduce any disruption to your holiday and try to operate your tour with lower passenger numbers. If we are not able to operate your departure date then you may be asked to change to a different date and a full refund will be made available to you should this alternative not be suitable

Tour Guide

This is an escorted tour, meaning the you will have the services of an English speaking guide during each excursion ensuring that you have first-hand knowledge at all times.

Currency Information

The currency in Madagascar is the Malagasy Ariary, however it is advisable to take Euros and change small amounts of money at a time into Ariary, as it can be difficult to change money back. We strongly recommend exchanging money at the BFV/Societe Generale Bank, when in Madagascar. Do be aware that it is illegal to exchange money at the markets. Credit Cards are not widely accepted in Madagascar.

Personal Expenses

You will need to take some extra money with you to cover any dinners where these are not mentioned on your itinerary and personal purchases, such as souvenirs, extra drinks and snacks. Approximately £100 - £300 person should be sufficient for the duration of your tour. Please also bear in mind that there will be several shopping opportunities throughout your tour. Tipping is at your discretion, however we would recommend approximately £2 per person per day. Tips are accepted in the local currency, however it is asked that if you do not tip in the local currency that you only pay with notes, as coins cannot be exchanged.

Tour Dates & Prices

Depart UKArrive UKPriceBook Now
2020 Dates
08 May 202008 May 2020SOLD OUTSOLD OUT
04 Sep 202004 Sep 2020£3299.00Book Now
02 Oct 202002 Oct 2020£3269.00Book Now
27 Nov 202027 Nov 2020£3249.00Book Now
2021 Dates
08 Jan 202108 Jan 2021£3299.00Book Now
05 Feb 202105 Feb 2021£3299.00Book Now
05 Mar 202105 Mar 2021£3299.00Book Now
23 Apr 202123 Apr 2021£3199.00Book Now
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01 Oct 202101 Oct 2021£3379.00Book Now
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Included in the Price

  • Local English-speaking Guides
  • Scheduled Flights from the UK.
  • All internal travel including air-conditioned/heated transportation.
  • Accommodation, meals as specified and entry fees to all sights.
  • All airport taxes and security charges.

Additional Expenses

  • Visas
  • Insurance
  • Tips
  • Any meals not specified in your itinerary
Itinerary Changes

The order of events and sightseeing may vary according to local conditions or for operational purposes. For this reason, we have indicated approximate times only. Your local guide will inform you of any schedule changes as they are informed of them. Some road construction and/or weather conditions may lengthen the driving times or sailing conditions. Our intention is to adhere to the day-to-day itinerary as printed; however, order of events and sightseeing may vary according to the local conditions.

What to expect

Fact File
Min/Max temperature

21 °C / 30 °C

When to go

Weather can vary quite considerably throughout the year, so please familiarise yourself with the climate charts below.

Antananarivo

Antsiranana

Nosy Be

What to pack
  • Insect repellent
  • High Factor Sun cream and a hat with a big brim for sunny days
  • Comfortable walking shoes such as trainers
  • Sunglasses
  • Towel, swimsuit and plastic bags
  • Rucksack or light bag per person
  • Personal toiletries and first aid kit
  • Light rain coat
  • Torch
Customer Rating:
10/10
Maryann Sandison
7th Nov 2019

Hotels were wonderful all of them

  • Overall Satisfaction
  • Value for money
Customer Rating:
10/10
Lesley Dutton
25th Sep 2019

All hotels clean comfortable with courteous staff providing excellent customer service.

  • Overall Satisfaction
  • Value for money
Customer Rating:
8.8/10
Dylan Daniel
25th Jun 2019

all the hotels were good and i found that the food was good. the staff at all the hotels were helpful and friendly, bed were comfortable rooms were clean and tidy

  • Overall Satisfaction
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