Madagascan Discoverer

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5.0 Based on 9 Reviews
  • COVID-19protected
  • Natural landmarks sightseeing
  • Cultural, religious and historic sites
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  • duration 15 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 16+ yrs
  • max group size 16
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Antananarivo, Madagascar
  • Ends Antananarivo, Madagascar
  • +7
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Walk amongst the pinnacles of the Grands Tsingy of Bemaraha
  • The chance to see lemurs in their natural habitat
  • Sunset visit to the 'Alley of Baobabs'
  • Isalo National Park, with its amazing rock formations, spectacular canyons and natural swimming holes
The Madagascan Discoverer tour starts from and ends in Antananarivo. It is a cultural, religious and historic sites tour that takes 15 days taking you through Antananarivo, Bekopaka, Ranohira and 6 other destinations in Madagascar. Madagascan Discoverer is a guided small group tour that includes accommodation in hotels, transport, meals and others.

Madagascar is home to countless endemic species of flora and fauna and has some truly incredible scenery. We visit the primary forest at Andasibe, where we hope to see the rare Indri, Madagascar’s largest lemur, as well as some of Madagascar’s unusual nocturnal wildlife. We also visit thousand-year-old trees at sunset at the famous Alley of Baobabs. A real highlight of the trip is the time spent trekking in the Tsingy of Bemaraha - home to unique wildlife and magnificent scenery.
5 - Excellent
Based on 9 reviews
Madagascan Discoverer (2016)
4 - Very Good
“This was a great trip. Comprehensive with lots of variety. Plenty of opportunities to see lemurs and other wildlife along with great scenery.”
A Real Adventure in A Big Island
5 - Excellent
“A rather hectic journey taking you from Antananarivo, the capital city, to the East and then to the West seeing a large chunk of this big island state. It involves two internal flights and bumpy Jeep rides and two ferry crossings in open vehicle ferries in the scorching-ly hot Sun. All part of the adventure! Just put on your sunscreen and don't complain! Most of the time it was a comfortable mini-bus driven by Dan, a very good driver Nature lovers won't be disappointed as there are Lemurs and Chameleons everywhere. The trees (Baobabs) and Eurphorbias are equally interesting but beware that this is a poor country.”
Madagascan Discoverer (2017)
4 - Very Good
“A busy and interesting trip that covers a lot of ground, sights and emotions in 2 weeks - I'm still absorbing the experience almost 2 weeks later! Early starts and some long days of travel, mainly in a comfortable bus or 4x4s - all part of the adventure and the only way to see so much in such a short time. The drivers (Dama: bus driver) and 4x4 drivers were excellent and negotiated sometimes difficult terrain with expertise. I loved the first week; the second week had some great highlights, but a lot of bus travel, which was broken up as much as possible by visits to villages, tombs and local craft areas. The hotels were generally good - a couple were better than expected which was a bonus. Food catered for all diets - meat, fish and vegetarian. Not much variety, but all decent quality. We never went hungry. Loved the opportunities to interact with local people and learn more about their culture. The people were mostly welcoming and friendly, although it's impossible to escape the poverty. Most children asked for sweets, pens or 'gifts' - if you take gifts such as pencils etc ask your guide for advice on distributing them as he will know where they will be of most value. Expect a lot of street sellers in some places. So lucky to share the experience with a brilliant group of people.”
Madagascar Discoverer
5 - Excellent
“What a sensational trip! Broad in extent; deep in experiences in this fascinating country. Covering an amazing and surprising diversity of landscapes, wildlife, plant life, cultures and endless moments of 'what's next around the corner to amaze the senses' Just immerse yourself and be deeply rewarded!”
  • Day 1: Start Antananarivo; overnight.
  • Day 2: Morning city tour in Antananarivo; afternoon drive to Andasibe; guided night walk.
  • Day 3: Morning trek in Andasibe; return to Antananarivo.
  • Day 4: Fly to Morondava; visit Alley of Baobabs.
  • Day 5: Drive to Bekopaka, with a visit to Kirindy dry forest reserve.
  • Day 6: Morning trekking in Grands Tsingy; afternoon return to Bekopaka.
  • Day 7: 4WD to Morondava; sunset at 'Alley of Baobabs'.
  • Day 8: Drive to Antsirabe.
  • Day 9: Drive to Ranomafana.
  • Day 10: Morning visit Ranomafana N.P.; afternoon visit Ranomafana village.
  • Day 11: Drive to Ranohira, visiting Anja N.P. en route.
  • Day 12: Full day trek in Isalo N.P.
  • Day 13: To west coast and beaches; overnight in Ifaty beach.
  • Day 14: Free time for relaxation or optional activities at Ifaty beach.
  • Day 15: Fly to Antananarivo and end.
  • 14 nights standard hotels, all en suite , All accommodation
  • All breakfasts
  • Travel by private bus, 4WD and internal flights
  • All transport and listed activities
  • (if booking incl. flights)
  • Some long drives on poor roads
  • Tour leader/support staff throughout
  • Any international flights to/from Antananarivo are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Madagascan Discoverer tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Madagascan Discoverer tour. You can cancel the tour up to 62 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 61 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 18 July 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 18 July 2021, a deposit of 10% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 61 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Madagascan Discoverer tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


For this Madagascan Discoverer tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s ‘Safe Travels’ stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene protocols have been adhered to.
  • An average group size of maximum 10 people have been implemented on this tour to protect against COVID-19. Local authority requirements will furthermore be followed.
  • Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing has been implemented on this package tour. Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected. Hygiene safety measures and distancing will furthermore be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • Several COVID-19 distancing measures have been adopted on this package tour to keep travellers safe.
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