Madagascar: The Lost Continent

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  • duration 15 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 14+ yrs
  • max group size 17
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Antananarivo, Madagascar
  • Ends Antananarivo, Madagascar
  • +7
Tour with Flexible Booking Policy
  • Change dates It is free to change your tour start date within 30 days of departure.
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Andasibe Reserve Track the Indri lemur and other remarkable wildlife
  • Antsirabe Walk along a stunning crater lake in Tritriva.
  • Highland Scenery Rice paddies, villages and colourful markets.
  • Ranomafana Walk in the rainforest and observe various species of lemurs, chameleons and amphibians.
The "Madagascar: The Lost Continent" trip starts and ends in Antananarivo. It is an active and outdoor tour that takes 15 days taking you through Ambositra, Toliara, Andasibe and 6 other destinations in Madagascar. "Madagascar: The Lost Continent" is a guided small group trip that includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

Travel to The Lost Continent in search of exotic wildlife, contrasting cultures and spectacular scenery. Africa meets Asia, and old meets new in the lively Malagasy capital of Tana, while lemurs hide in the wild forests of the island's more remote areas. Andasibe Reserve - Track the Indri lemur at sunrise to hear their morning call Highland Scenery - See the rice paddies and isolated villages Ranomafana - Walk in the rainforest and observe various species of lemurs, chameleons and amphibians.
5 - Excellent
Based on 295 reviews
  • Iain
  • On Dec 21 2019
4 - Very Good
Iain's review for another Explore tour
“Very Good”
  • Yvonne
  • On Jan 30 2020
4 - Very Good
Yvonne's review for another Explore tour
“Trip was fast paced with some varied experiences. More accurate dress information prior to attending temples would have been useful but pre holiday research could have found that out anyway. Another day in chiang mai would have been good as elephant trip was practically a full day and the optional tours limited opportunity to explore. Great trip... Although I am templed out now! ”
  • Julia
  • On Jun 10 2020
5 - Excellent
Julia's review for another Explore tour
“Explore adjusted the trip shortly before departure to accommodate the rule of six. Our group of 15 was split into 3 groups of 5 plus a leader in each group. It meant Explore had to provide an additional two leaders but this ensured the trip ran as safely as possible. We saw the other groups out on the walks and there was cheerful banter between us although we never mixed.It was great to be out on the road with Explore again albeit in strange circumstances. They did everything possible for the trip to run smoothly and safely, while complying with all the current guidelines.The walks were really enjoyable. They were mostly undulating with varied scenery.Would recommend this trip as a good short break in the UK.”
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  • Day 1 : Join trip in Antananarivo
  • Day 2 : Morning drive to Andasibe Reserve; afternoon optional wildlife walks
  • Day 3 : Morning walk in Mantadia National Park before a free afternoon
  • Day 4 : Full day drive to colonial Antsirabe in the Central Highlands
  • Day 5 : Morning walk at Lake Tritriva; afternoon drive to Ambositira and traditional Malagasy meal with local dancing
  • Day 6 : Full day scenic drive to Ranomafana National Park
  • Day 7 : Spend the morning exploring Ranomafana National Park on foot in search of lemurs and birdlife
  • Day 8 : Drive to Isalo National Park (Ranohira)
  • Day 9 : Explore Isalo National Park 'Madagascar's Grand Canyon'
  • Day 10 : Drive to Toliara, through the Spiny Desert, stopping at Mahafaly Tombs
  • Day 11 : Travel by boat to Anakao on the Indian Ocean and relax this afternoon
  • Day 12 : Free day to relax or take an optional excursion
  • Day 13 : Return by boat to Toliara before an afternoon flight back to the country's capital 'Tana'
  • Day 14 : Visit Madagascar's oldest palace, Ambohimanga, and take in the views across the city
  • Day 15 : Trip ends in Antananarivo
  • 14 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 7 Dinners
  • Hotel Au Bois Vert (3 nights)
  • Feon'ny Ala Bungalows (2 nights)
  • Camelia Hotel (1 night)
  • Voteta Bungalows (1 night)
  • Centrest Sejour Hotel (2 nights)
  • Hotel Relais de la Reine (2 nights)
  • Victory Hotel (1 night)
  • Hotel Safari Vezo (2 nights)
  • Driver(s)
  • Boat
  • Flight
  • Minibus
  • Explore Tour Leader
  • Local Guide(s)
  • Ranger(s)
  • 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: The Lost Continent 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 Madagascar: The Lost Continent tour. You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 59 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 15 December 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 15 December 2021, a deposit of 10% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 59 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Madagascar: The Lost Continent 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 Madagascar: The Lost Continent 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.

For Solo Travelers

A twin share room may not always be available for solo travelers as it depends on the final number of people on the tour. If you have picked twin share room while booking, and that option is not available, we will get back to you after booking. A single room might then be available against an additional fee.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • The average size of this tour is just 12 people.
  • Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing has been implemented on this tour. Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected. Hygiene safety measures and distancing will furthermore be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • Various COVID-19 distancing measures have been implemented on this trip to ensure the safety of each traveller.
  • This tour has implemented COVID-19 protocols that are guided by the WTTC (World Travel & Tourism Council), UNWTO (World Tourism Organisation), the European Commission and local government regulations. It amongst others take into account personal protection, extensive disinfecting and social distancing measures.
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