Madagascan Discoverer

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4.5 Based on 38 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
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Walk amongst the pinnacles of the Grands Tsingy of Bemaraha
The "Madagascan Discoverer " tour starts and ends in Antananarivo. It is a cultural, religious and historic sites trip that takes 15 days taking you through Ranohira, Isalo National Park, Andasibe 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.
4.5 - Excellent
Based on 38 reviews
  • Anonymous
  • On Aug 11 2019
4 - Very Good
“"Madagascan Discoverer" was a truly wonderful, very enjoyable, multi-faceted trip with a really excellent guide, Rija. I am writing this review to inform future customers about 1 less-than-good aspect because it might be a safety issue for some people booking this holiday. In addition, Exodus has failed to respond to the comments I made in my on-line post-holiday evaluation about this, so I do not know if Exodus has read the evaluation and is going to do anything to improve the situation.My criticism relates to the harnesses provided for the walk in the Grands Tsingy. Mine was too big for me, even when the smallest harness the company had was adjusted to the smallest possible size. This same problem also affected another person in the group. Both of us are slimmer than most other British adults. Fortunately, neither of us fell and came to any harm. If we had fallen and had had to rely on the harnesses to keep us safe, there would have been the potential for an accident or injury. If you are slim or if you have children who are intending to do the Via Ferrata in the Grands Tsingy, please consider bringing your or their own harness(es) that fits you/them. A harness that does not fit the wearer is of little use. I climb regularly and know how important this piece of equipment is and how a proper fit is necessary for safety.This deficiency on the part of Exodus is made worse because I had actually queried with Exodus BEFORE the trip whether I should bring my own harness to Madagascar. The reply that the Exodus rep gave me was that we would not be doing Via Ferrata and there was no need for the harness. This reveals that the Exodus representative does not know her product: we definitely did a Via Ferrata and we used climbing equipment.Other than this failing, and one or two things which were beyond the control of Exodus, the holiday was very good, hugely interesting and varied and I had a great time. I fully recommend this holiday and in particular, commend Rija for her excellent guiding.”
  • Anonymous
  • On Jul 28 2019
5 - Excellent
“We booked a personalised tour of Madagascar for our honeymoon. We saw everything we wanted to see and had local guides to help us spot the rarest of animals on our list. We arranged for a few additional days in Nosy Be (unguided) so we could finish our adventure with some scuba diving.”
  • Anonymous
  • On Jul 26 2019
4 - Very Good
“Loved the trip! See a lot but flip side is you are constantly travelling and some very long drive days. It would have been good to have more free time in places. We also had quite mixed abilities in the group but I think our tour leader managed this really well.”
  • Anonymous
  • On Jul 17 2019
5 - Excellent
A bladder stretching, inspiring, bumpy, simply amazing adventure!
“This is not a trip for anyone seeking a rest. The days are long and you arent going to get a nap on the bus unless you nab a front seat or can sleep literally anywhere. However, you will get to see some absolutely amazing creatures in the wild that you will not see anywhere else, see the magnificent baobabs, fake baobabs and fake fake baobabs and find yourself in more different landscapes and climates than you can reasonably expect in one country. So many people have told me Madagascar is on their wish list but, until you have been there, you can not imagine it. They need all the tourism they can get in order to help more locals understand how conservation can actually benefit them and, with the rarity of species that Madagascar has, the sooner you go, the better.”
  • 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.
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts
  • All transport and listed activities
  • 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 71 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 70 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 11 February 2022, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 11 February 2022, a deposit of 15% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 70 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.
  • Group sizes are kept small to maintain a low risk ‘small group bubble’, with an average of 10 guests in each group.
  • Hygiene safety measures and distancing will be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • Several COVID-19 distancing measures have been adopted on this package tour to keep travellers safe.
  • All travellers will be required to be fully vaccinated no less than two weeks prior to travel.
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