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SEVEN-NIGHT POST-RACE EXTENSION TO ANTASIBE AND MORONDAVA | June 19-26, 2017
Marathon Tours & Travel reserves the right to adjust the itinerary as necessary in order to adhere to flight schedules, which are subject to change at any time. 

EXTENSION GROUP #1

Monday, June 19 (Tulear / Antananarivo / Andasibe) - Upon arrival from Tulear, meet and continue on to Andasibe by road, about three hours east in Madagascar famous Eastern Rainforest.  Dinner and overnight at the Vakona Lodge or Andasibe Hotel.  LD                  

Tuesday, June 20 (Andasibe) - Rise early to hike into Analamazaotra Reserve to see and hear the unforgettable babacoot (and other denizens).  This is the largest of the lemurs, also known as the Indri indri, and has consistently refused to live in captivity – the only place in the world where to see them and hear their haunting call.  Meals and overnight Vakona Lodge or Andasibe Hotel.  BLD
 
Wednesday, June 21 (Andasibe) - Morning visit to Lemurs Island including fees and guides; leisurely lunch before late afternoon/ evening nature walks in Mitsinjo including entrance fees and local guides.  Overnight Vakona Lodge or Andasibe Hotel.  BLD
 
Thursday, June 22 (Andasibe / Antananarivo) - After leisurely breakfast, return drive to Tana; afternoon relaxation and overnight Hotel Colbert.  Dinner is on your own this evening.  BL
 
Friday, June 23 (Antananarivo / Morondava) -  After breakfast, meet and transfer to airport for flight to Morondava on the west coast of Madagascar; afternoon visit to Allee de Baobabs for photographs of the towering Grandidier baobab trees, known as the “silent giants”.  Dinner and overnight at the Palissandre Cote Ouest. BLD
 
Saturday, June 24 (Morondava / Kirindy Reserve) - Day trip out to the Kirindy Reserve and research station, "the place to see fosa, Madagascar's largest carnivore....” with a late afternoon walk in the forest for chance to see the elusive vositse (giant jumping rodent) and other residents of the dry deciduous forest of the west.  Dinner and overnight at the Palissandre BLD   Option to spend the day at the beach.
 
Sunday, June 25 (Morondava / Antananarivo) - Breakfast and transfer to the airport for return flight to the capital for flight MOQ to Tana.  Transfer to the Hotel Colbert for dayroom or overnight.  B
 
Monday, 26 June - Depart Antananarivo   Evening transfer (on June 25) to the airport for return flight to Paris departing at 1:45AM or Midday transfer to the airport for flight to Johannesburg at 3:00pm or Nairobi at 3:40pm.  B 

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EXTENSION GROUP #2

Monday, June 19 (Isalo / Tulear / Antananarivo) - Return drive to Tulear by bus and transfer to the airport for flight to Antananarivo, lunch in Tulear.  Upon arrival in the capital, transfer and overnight at the Hotel Colbert.  B
 
Tuesday, June 20 (Antananarivo) - Day to spend in the capital city for relaxation or optional tour to the Queen’s summer palace of Ambohimanga or Lemurs Park with lunch, entrance fee and local guide.  Overnight at the Hotel Colbert.  BL
 
Wednesday, June 21 (Antananarivo / Morondava) - After breakfast, meet and transfer to airport for flight Morondava on the west coast of Madagascar; afternoon visit to Allee de Baobabs for photographs of the towering Grandidier baobab trees, known as the “silent giants”.  Dinner and overnight at the Palissandre Cote Ouest. BLD
 
Thursday, June 22 (Morondava / Kirindy Reserve) - Day trip out to the Kirindy Reserve and research station, "the place to see fosa, Madagascar's largest carnivore....” with a late afternoon walk in the forest for chance to see the elusive vositse (giant jumping rodent) and other residents of the dry deciduous forest of the west.  Dinner and overnight at the Palissandre.   BLD   Option to spend the day at the beach.

Friday, June 23 (Morondava / Antananarivo / Andasibe) - Transfer to airport for return flight to Tana.  Upon arrival meet and continue on to Andasibe by road, about three hours east in Madagascar famous Eastern Rainforest; box lunch.  Evening nature walk in Mitsinjo forest, dinner and overnight at the Vakona Lodge or Andasibe Hotel.  BLD                  
 
Saturday, June 24 (Andasibe) - Rise early to hike into Analamazaotra Reserve to see and hear the unforgettable babacoot (and other denizens).  This is the largest of the lemurs, also known as the Indri indri, and has consistently refused to live in captivity – this is the only place in the world where you can see them and hear their haunting call.  Meals and overnight Vakona Lodge or Andasibe Hotel.  BLD

Sunday, June 25 (Andasibe / Antananarivo) - Morning visit Lemur Island at the Vakona before return drive to the capital.  Dayroom or overnight at the Hotel Colbert. B
 
Monday, June 26 - Depart Antananarivo   Evening transfer (on June 25) to the airport for return flight to Paris departing at 1:45AM or Midday transfer to the airport for flight to Johannesburg at 3:00pm or Nairobi at 3:40pm.  B  

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