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Extensions

We will offer two extensions to suit the palate of those wanting a mix of rest and adventure and one for the true adventurer.  Please note that the itinerary is subject to change.

Extension #1 | Ifaty and Andasibe: June 13-19, 2021

Sunday, June 13: Isalo | Toliara | Ifaty
This morning you will depart with the group to Tulear and after lunch continue by coach bus north to the beach area of Ifaty.  The afternoon will be at your leisure.  Dinner and overnight is at the Les Dunes located on the beautiful coastal line of Madagascar. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)
 
Monday, June 14: Ifaty | Reniala Reserve
Today you have the option to relax and enjoy many of the water sports and activities Les Dunes offers or visit nearby Reniala Reserve, an eco-system known as the spiny forest consisting of towering spiny bushes and some spectacular ancient baobab trees.  The botanical trail reveals a bird sanctuary, endangered radiated tortoises, various species of chameleons and lemurs as well.  All meals will be enjoyed at Les Dunes.(Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)
 
Tuesday, June 15: Ifaty | Toliara | Antananarivo 
Following an early breakfast, you will depart to the Tulear Airport for your flight to Tana.  Upon arrival in Tana, you will have lunch and experience the Digue Market.  Once you have purchased your souvenirs and are tired with ‘bargaining’, the group will make its way to the Hotel Colbert for your overnight accommodations.  Dinner is on your own this evening. (Breakfast and lunch included)
 
Wednesday, June 16: Antananarivo | Andasibe
Plan for an 8:00 AM departure for a three-hour (approximate) drive through the highland countryside to Andasibe-Mantadia National Park where you will spend the next two nights at the Vakona Forest Lodge. This evening enjoy an optional nocturnal walk with your experienced guide before dinner.  (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)
 
Thursday, June 17: Andasibe
Rise early to hike into Analamazaotra Reserve to see and hear the unforgettable babakoto (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. (Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included)
 
Friday, June 18: Andasibe | Antananarivo
Following breakfast we will make a stop at Lemur Island before we begin our drive back to Tana.  After checking into the Relais des Plateaux your afternoon is free.  We will gather this evening for a buffet dinner at your hotel. If you are on the Air France flight at 12:55 AM on June 19, we will transfer you to the airport after dinner. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)
 
Saturday, June 19:  Antananarivo
International flight departures.
 
Extension #2 | Andasibe and Palmarium: June 13-19, 2021
  
Sunday, June 13: Antananarivo   
Upon arrival in Antananarivo, we will continue to the Hotel Colbert Hotel for the evening.  Dinner is on your own. 
 
Monday, June 14: Antananarivo | Andasibe
Rise early for breakfast and an 8:00 AM departure for our three-hour drive to Andasibe.  Following check-in and lunch at the Vakona Lodge, we will visit Lemurs Island.  Get ready to get the perfect photo  of you and a lemur(s)! We will return to the Vakona Lodge for dinner and your overnight. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)
 
Tuesday, June 15:  Andasibe  
This morning we will visit the Analamazaotra Reserve to see and hear the unforgettable babakoto (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.  You will enjoy a leisure lunch before late afternoon/ evening nature walks in Mitsinjo.  Overnight at Vakona Lodge.  (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)
 
Wednesday, June 16: Andasibe / Palmarium   
After an early breakfast we will make the drive to the coastal lowlands of Manambato and upon arrival, depart by boat on the Pangalanes Canal to the Palmarium Reserve, a littoral forest with a wide variety of palms, orchids, and other interesting plants, including the carnivorous "pitcher" plant.  Dinner and overnight at the Palmarium Hotel Ankanin’Nofypark. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)
 
Thursday, June 17:  Palmarium Reserve
Today will be exploring the reserve where there are ten different species of habituated (largely introduced) lemurs including the rare Aye aye, black-and-white ruffed, crown and sifakas.  Also orchids, carnivorous Pitcher plants, rare insects, chameleons, frogs and green lynx spiders can be found along the well-maintained trails.  Meals and overnight at the Palmarium. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)
 
Friday, June 18:  Palmarium | Tamatave | Tana
Following by breakfast we will return to the port city of Tamatave (Toamasina).  You can expect about a four hour drive from Manambato to Tamatave.  We will stop for lunch and time permitting visit a local market before transferring to the airport for the short flight back to Tana. After checking into the Relais des Plateaux we will gather this evening for a buffet dinner at your hotel.  If you are on the Air France flight at 12:55 AM on June 19, we will transfer you to the airport after dinner.  If your flight is on another airline on June 19, enjoy overnight accommodations at the Relais. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)
 
Saturday, June 19:  Antananarivo
International Flight Departures.