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  • Search for lemurs and unique wildlife.
  • Experience an unforgettable sunrise and sunset at Baobab Alley.
  • Explore the peculiar rock formations of the UNESCO classified Tsingy de Bemaraha Strict Nature Reserve.
  • Explore the Manambolo River on a canoe
The Madagascar - Baobab & Tsingy Explorer tour starts and ends in Morondava. The Madagascar - Baobab & Tsingy Explorer is an Explorer tour that takes 6 days taking you through Morondava, Madagascar and other destinations in Madagascar.

Love the gorgeous landscapes, unusual creatures, and exploring the outdoors? Then why haven’t you been to Madagascar yet? This six-day adventure introduces you to Africa’s remote island paradise by way of Bekopaka’s famed Baobab Alley, the stunning weathered rock formations of the Tsingy de Bemaraha Strict Nature Reserve, a canoe ride to caves along the Manambolo River, and maybe even encounters with the odd lemur. Madagascar is one of the most otherworldly places on Earth, and you may not even believe it when you see it.
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Arrive at any time.
There are no planned activities until an evening welcome meeting.
Included Activity
  • Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
    Duration : 1.0 hr
    The adventure begins tonight. Feel free to explore before your welcome meeting, but make sure you’re back in time to meet the group. After introductions, your CEO will review the details of your tour. Please note that normal check-in times apply at our start hotels, but you can usually store your luggage for the day if you arrive early.
An early start to the day to see the sunrise at the Baobab Alley. Continue to Bekopaka, our gateway to the National Park of Tsingy de Bemaraha.
Load into 4x4's and head out on sandy roads heading north to Bekopaka, before arriving cross the Tsiribihina and Manambolo rivers by local ferry.
Meal
  • Dinner
Included Activity
  • Baobab Alley at Sunrise
    Wake up early as we drive to Baobab Alley and watch the sunrise over these majestic trees. Also referred to as the upside down tree with some reaching heights up to 98 feet tall.
Transport
  • 4x4
    Duration : 9.0 hr
    Distance : 200 km
    Roads? Where this rough-and-ready vehicle's going, we don't need roads.
Morning canoe adventure on the Manambolo River, with an afternoon exploring the Little Tsingy's.
Meal
  • Breakfast and Dinner
Included Activities
  • Little Tsingy Visit
    The National Park of Tsingy de Bemaraha is classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, made up of a maze of rock formations indigenous to Madagascar. Today you will have a chance to visit Little Tsingy which is also home to some of the Decken’s sifaka and red-fronted brown lemurs.
  • Canoe the Manambola River
    Canoe along the Manambolo, with stops to visit caves filled with stalactites, stalagmites and the famous tomb of the Vazimba tribe.
Enjoy a full day exploring the peculiar rock formations of the 'Great Tsingy'.
Meal
  • Breakfast and Dinner
Included Activity
  • Great Tsingy Visit
    Spending the day in the Great Tsingy, trekking further into the park. Passing through several hanging bridges with the formations below your feet.
A full day driving back to Morondava, stopping for sunset at the Baobab Alley.
The sandy track leads back to Morondava passing through Baobab Alley in time for sunset. Opt for a group farewell dinner as the trip draws to an end.
Meal
  • Breakfast
Included Activity
  • Sunset at Baobab Alley
    Duration : 1.0 hr
    Great for photographers of any level, is the opportunity to watch the sun set behind these famous Baobab trees.
Transport
  • 4x4
    Duration : 8.0 hr - 9.0 hr
    Distance : 255 km
    Roads? Where this rough-and-ready vehicle's going, we don't need roads.
Depart at any time.
Included Activity
  • Departure Day (Activities)
    Not ready to leave? Your CEO can help with any onward travel arrangements you require.
what’s included
Accommodation
  • Simple hotels (2 nts), huts (3 nts).
Meals
  • 3 breakfasts, 3 dinners
    Note: Allow USD120-160 for meals not included.
Transport
  • Private minibus, walking, 4x4, canoe.
Staff & experts
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO), driver throughout, local guides.
Included activities
  • Sunrise and sunset at Baobab Alley
  • 4x4 journey between Morondava and Bekopaka
  • Tsingy de Bemaraha Strict Nature Reserve guided visit
  • Canoe excursion on the Manambolo River
  • All transport between destinations and to/from activities
what’s excluded
  • International Flights
  • Any international flights to/from Morondava are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel Insurance
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Madagascar - Baobab & Tsingy Explorer tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
Tour details
Booking Type Instant Booking  
Duration 6 days
Tour Type Group Tour - Max 16 participants
guiding method Live guide/instructor
Guide Language English
Starts/Ends Morondava, Madagascar/ Morondava, Madagascar
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Payment

A deposit of 0 USD is required to confirm this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 61 days before departure. For any departures within 20 August 2019 full payment is required.

Travel Insurance

The Madagascar - Baobab & Tsingy Explorer 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 - Baobab & Tsingy Explorer 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.

Other Practical Information
  • 1. Travel Style : ClassicAll of the highlights, culture, access, and I-can’t-believe-we-did-that moments, all at a great price.
  • 2. Service Level : StandardComfortable tourist-class accommodations with character; mix of public and private transport.
  • 3. Physical Grading : 4 - DemandingSome high-altitude hikes or more strenuous activities, but accessible to most healthy travellers.
  • 4. Trip Type : Small GroupGroup trips average 12 travellers per departure, depending on the adventure. The maximum is usually no more than 16, but some can be smaller or bigger, depending on the trip. Check individual trips for details.
CancellationNo additional cancellation fees apply for this Madagascar - Baobab & Tsingy Explorer 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.
Trip Details
  • Accommodation

    Simple hotels (2 nts), huts (3 nts).

  • Checklist

    Documents:
    • Flight info (required) (Printouts of e-tickets may be required at the border)
    • Insurance info (required) (With photocopies)
    • Passport (required) (With photocopies)
    • Required visas or vaccination certificates (required) (With photocopies)
    • Vouchers and pre-departure information (required)

    Essentials:
    • Binoculars (optional)
    • Camera (With extra memory cards and batteries)
    • Cash, credit and debit cards
    • Day pack (Used for daily excursions or short overnights)
    • Ear plugs
    • First-aid kit (should contain lip balm with sunscreen, sunscreen, whistle, Aspirin, Ibuprofen, bandaids/plasters, tape, anti-histamines, antibacterial gel/wipes, antiseptic cream, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea, rehydration powder, water purification tablets or drops, insect repellent, sewing kit, extra prescription drugs you may be taking)
    • Flashlight/torch (Headlamps are ideal)
    • Fleece top/sweater
    • Footwear
    • Hat
    • Locks for bags
    • Long pants/jeans
    • Moneybelt
    • Outlet adapter
    • Personal entertainment (Reading and writing materials, cards, music player, etc.)
    • Reusable water bottle
    • Shirts/t-shirts
    • Sleepwear
    • Small travel towel
    • Sunglasses
    • Toiletries (Preferably biodegradable)
    • Watch and alarm clock
    • Waterproof backpack cover
    • Windproof rain jacket

    Warm Weather:
    • Sandals/flip-flops
    • Shorts/skirts (Longer shorts/skirts are recommended)
    • Sun hat/bandana
    • Swimwear

    Note: Please ensure you bring a breathable rain jacket if you are travelling to Madagascar between November and April where the climate is usally hot and rainy.

  • Group_leader

    Chief Experience Officer (CEO), driver throughout, local guides.

  • Group_size_notes

    Max 16, avg 12

  • Highlights

    Search for lemurs and unique wildlife, experience an unforgettable sunrise and sunset at Baobab Alley, explore the peculiar rock formations of the UNESCO classified Tsingy de Bemaraha Strict Nature Reserve, explore the Manambolo River on a canoe

  • International_flights

    Check-in times and baggage allowances/restrictions vary by airline and can change at any time. For the most up-to-date information for your flight, please contact your airline. We recommend checking in online in advance to avoid potential delays at the airport.

  • Introduction

    Love the gorgeous landscapes, unusual creatures, and exploring the outdoors? Then why haven’t you been to Madagascar yet? This six-day adventure introduces you to Africa’s remote island paradise by way of Bekopaka’s famed Baobab Alley, the stunning weathered rock formations of the Tsingy de Bemaraha Strict Nature Reserve, a canoe ride to caves along the Manambolo River, and maybe even encounters with the odd lemur. Madagascar is one of the most otherworldly places on Earth, and you may not even believe it when you see it.

  • Meal_budget

    Allow USD120-160 for meals not included.

  • Meals_included

    3 breakfasts, 3 dinners

  • Minimum_age

    You must be 18 to travel unaccompanied on a G Adventures tour. For minors travelling with a guardian over 21 years old, the minimum age is 12.

  • Packing_note

    Please ensure you bring a breathable rain jacket if you are travelling to Madagascar between November and April where the climate is usally hot and rainy.

  • Start_finish

    ex Morondava

  • Transport

    Private minibus, walking, 4x4, canoe.

  • Whats_included

    Sunrise and sunset at Baobab Alley. 4x4 journey between Morondava and Bekopaka. Tsingy de Bemaraha Strict Nature Reserve guided visit. Canoe excursion on the Manambolo River. All transport between destinations and to/from activities.

  • Optional_activities

    No optional activities

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