Madagascar Baobabs & Beyond

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  • Booking Type Instant Booking
  • duration 11 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 15+ years old
  • max group size 12
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  • Starts Antananarivo, Madagascar
  • Ends Antananarivo, Madagascar
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  • Change dates It is free to change your tour start date within 30 days of departure.
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Witness a spectacular pink and yellow sunset behind towering, 800yearold trees along the Avenue of the Baobabs in the laidback seaside town of Morondava.
  • Travel along the Tsiribihina River in a traditional barge, stopping to hike to hidden waterfalls, explore remote villages and camp among nature on the banks.
  • Trek through a forest of limestone karsts and cross a sheer drop on a suspended bridge at the Great Tsingy, keeping an eye out for native wildlife including 11 species of lemur.
  • Float down the meandering Manambolo River in a traditional dugout canoe, wind through a deep gorge and past rocky cliffs, soaking up the tranquil atmosphere.
The Madagascar Baobabs & Beyond trip starts from and ends in Antananarivo. It is a wildlife trip that takes 11 days taking you through Bekopaka, Morondava, Antananarivo and 3 other destinations in Madagascar. Madagascar Baobabs & Beyond is a guided small group trip that includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.


Venture into the far reaches of Madagascar on this 11-day journey that reveals the diverse landscapes of one of the most spellbinding countries on the African continent. From the emerald-green crater lakes of the Antsirabe district, to the golden hues of sunset in the Avenue of the Baobabs, experience Madagascar’s rainbow terrain as you leave behind the bustle of Antananarivo and traverse remote paths and waterways into the wild. Experience life along the Tsiribihina Delta on a two-day cruise, see the legendary tombs of the Vazimba people while exploring caves, float down the Manambolo River in a dugout canoe and feel the suspense as you peer down into the vast canyon of the Great Tsingy.
CUSTOMER REVIEWS ABOUT INTREPID TRAVEL
4.5 - Excellent
Based on 103 reviews
  • Pam
  • From Australia
  • On Jan 04 2019
4 - Very Good
Pam's review for another Intrepid Travel tour
“This tour, Taste of Tasmania (Original), covered a lot of Tasmania in 6 days, which is where I felt it was rushed. We arrived in Launceston late afternoon, and left early next morning. I would have liked to spend a day exploring the area. Other than that it was amazing, a good walk/hike almost every day, so be aware if your not fit before you start this trip , you will be by the time you reach spectacular Freycinet National Park.
all in all a great tour.”
  • Anonymous
  • From Germany
  • On Aug 25 2017
5 - Excellent
Review for another Intrepid Travel tour
“Had an amazing tour. The guide was professional. The tour was well arranged and the group was great. Overall, easy booking and a 'waugh experience'!”
  • Anonymous
  • From Britain
  • On Dec 03 2019
5 - Excellent
Review for another Intrepid Travel tour
“Excellent”
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Antananarivo
  • Day 2: Miandrivazo
  • Day 3: Tsirbihina River Excursion
  • Day 4: Tsiribihina River Excursion
  • Day 5: Bekopaka
  • Day 6: Bekopaka / The Small Tsingy
  • Day 7: Bekopaka / The Great Tsingy
  • Day 8: Morondava
  • Day 9: Antsirabe
  • Day 10: Antananarivo
  • Day 11: Antananarivo
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • Hotel (8 nights), Camping (2 nights)
Meals
  • 10 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 3 Dinners
Transport
  • Minibus , 4WD , Ferry , Boat
Guide
  • An expert tour leader
Included Activities
  • Miandrivazo - Tsiribihina River Trip
  • Small Tsingy walking circuit
  • Manombolo River canoe ride
  • Big Tsingy Trek
  • Sunset at Baobab Alley
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • 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 Madagascar Baobabs & Beyond tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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GOOD TO KNOW Download trip notes
CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Madagascar Baobabs & Beyond tour. You can cancel the tour up to 24 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 23 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 05 July 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 05 July 2021, a deposit of 400 USD is required to confirm the tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 23 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Madagascar Baobabs & Beyond 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.

Visa

For this Madagascar Baobabs & Beyond 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.

Is this trip right for you:
  • The visible vertical drop at the Great Tsingy is an incredible sight, however it can be quite intimidating especially for those with vertigo. If you have concerns, please discuss these with your leader once the trip commences.
  • Some of the best scenery in Madagascar is found on hikes. So, while this trip doesn't require a high level of fitness, it’s essential to be at least moderately fit if you want to partake in all activities.
  • This trip includes river cruising on the Tsiribihina River. Camping conditions are basic along the way and there will be no access to bathroom facilities, however this means you have access to more remote parts of the region and the joy of experiencing the elements.
  • As this is a remote part of Madagascar there will be some long travel days, but we think the unique and rewarding experiences are worth the distances travelled. Due to the conditions of the roads travel can be slow so a little patience can go a long way.
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 global standardised protocols have been adopted.
  • Departures will be limited to an average group size of 10 travellers to ensure COVID-19 safety for all travellers.
  • Hygiene protocols have been adopted on this tour. Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing, physical distancing is highly encouraged, and frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected.
  • Distancing measures have been implemented to safeguard against COVID-19.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • What level of fitness do I need for this trip, especially for the long treks? My husband and I are older adults although we both walk an average of 5 kilometers per day and have no health problems.

    While this trip doesn't require an extremely high level of fitness, it’s essential to be at least moderately fit if you want to partake in all activities. ​The tour operator has said that the physical rating for this trip is 3 out of 5, suggesting that moderate physical activities are included and a good level of fitness is required.​ Please also take note of the following important points about this trip for your health and safety:

    • The visible vertical drop at the Great Tsingy is an incredible sight, however, it can be quite intimidating especially for those with vertigo. If you have concerns, please discuss these with your leader once the trip commences.
    • This trip includes river cruising on the Tsiribihina River. Camping conditions are basic along the way and there will be no access to bathroom facilities, however, this means you have access to more remote parts of the region and the joy of experiencing the elements.

  • Do I need a backpack for this trip or is a small suitcase okay?

    ​Regarding the luggage, one small soft-sided bag (small soft suitcase or duffel is ok) plus a simple day pack is essential. We recommend no more than 15-30 kgs maximum per person. We also recommend not bringing hard or externally framed suitcases as they are difficult to store and can damage equipment and other travelers’ belongings. Since your trip is beginning and ending at the same location, excess luggage can be stored at your arrival/departure hotel and can be collected after your trip.

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