Madagascar

🌿CONSCIOUS COLLECTION: Exotic Madagascar, An Eco-Friendly Small Group Tour

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Immerse yourself in the colourful and exotic beauty of Madagascar on a ten-day small-group tour (max. 16 travellers) promoting eco-tourism and responsible travel. A nature-lover’s dream, you will have the chance to spot incredible wildlife in their natural habitat including lemurs, chameleons and birds, trek through the rainforest to see pristine fauna found nowhere else in the world, discover the biodiversity of three national parks and reserves, see baobab trees and much more. Includes nine nights’ accommodation in Madagascar’s finest hotels, one internal flight, daily breakfast and dinner, lunch experiences, private airport transfers and transportation throughout, and the services of expert local naturalist guides.

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10 Days
TWIN SHARE
Earn 2,999 Qantas Points
Inclusion highlights:
  • Package valid for one person (twin share)
  • Nine nights’ accommodation in Madagascar’s finest properties, including a heritage stay in a 1920s villa in Fianarantsoa and an idyllic stay at Ifaty Lagoon
  • Daily breakfast and nightly dinner, plus select additional lunches
  • The services of expert local naturalist guides
10 Days
SOLO TRAVELLER
Earn 3,799 Qantas Points
Inclusion highlights:
  • Package valid for one person
  • Nine nights’ accommodation in Madagascar’s finest properties, including a heritage stay in a 1920s villa in Fianarantsoa and an idyllic stay at Ifaty Lagoon
  • Daily breakfast and nightly dinner, plus select additional lunches
  • The services of expert local naturalist guides

Embark on an exclusive, small-group tour (max. 16 travellers) of Madagascar focusing on eco-tourism, ecological conservation and responsible travel. From lush rainforest to desert, with exceptional flora and fauna that cannot be found anywhere else in the world, Madagascar is one of the most biologically diverse destinations on the planet. Home to centuries-old baobab trees, lemurs, chameleons, birds and other exotic wildlife, the world’s fourth biggest island – a haven off the southeast coast of Africa – is the ultimate nature-lover’s paradise.

🌿The Conscious Collection: Promoting the pillars of eco-tourism, which include employing environmentally friendly practices, protecting both cultural and natural heritage, and supporting local communities, this incredible tour will allow you to discover the biodiversity of Ranomafana National Park, meet the locals of the small village of Ambatolampy and learn how to protect the incredible flora and fauna of this exotic destination.

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What You’ll Love…

The Tour – Spot rare wildlife, flora and fauna, immerse yourself in local life and discover the rich culture of Madagascar

Explore Ranomafana National Park, renowned as Madagascar’s most spectacular and home to twelve different species of lemur as well as several species of mongoose, which can be found only in Madagascar. Home to incredible biodiversity, you will also have the chance to encounter rare and medicinal plants.

Offering a different type of terrain is Isalo National Park with its grassy plains, dramatic canyons and sandstone ridges sculpted by wind and rain, which attracts hikers from all over the world with its beautiful scenery. Keep your eyes peeled for lemurs, 80 species of birds, 35 species of reptile and several types of frogs, not to mention 500 different varieties of flora including elephant’s foot, rare palms and aloe species.

Immerse yourself into daily life in charming small villages and meet the local artisans who specialise in aluminium work, wood carving and more. Take the opportunity to peruse local markets for authentic souvenirs and learn the fascinating process behind papermaking with mulberry bark, a tradition which dates all the way back to the 15th century.

Enjoy a ride on a colourful rickshaw around the city of Antsirabe, renowned for its thermal springs and French colonial architecture.

See the intricately decorated tombs of the Mahafaly group, who arrived in Madagascar around the 12th century and erected huge tombs to honour deceased chiefs and kings.

Discover the coastal fishing village of Ifaty with its sandy beaches and nearby coral reef, the perfect place to wind down after all your exploring.

To close a truly unforgettable adventure, enjoy a special farewell dinner accompanied by a performance by Malagasy musicians.

Your Package Includes:

  • Nine nights’ accommodation in Madagascar’s finest hotels, featuring unique boutique properties selected for their location and charm. Stay in Jardin du Roy, spectacularly located on the edge of Isalo National Park and hewn from granite stones and local materials; Hotel de Louvre, built by the Eiffel engineers in the 1930s; Hotel Plumeria, a spa hotel in the heart of Antsirabe; Hotel Thermal, a hotel within an old thermal station close to Ranomafana hot spring; the 1920's-era Villa Sylvestre; Les Dunes d'Ifaty located on the Mozambique Channel and close to a baobab forest, and Au Bois Vert, nestled in lush three-hectare parkland with a swimming pool
  • Daily breakfast and nightly dinner, plus select additional lunches
  • The services of expert local naturalist guides
  • Visit three of Madagascar’s premier National Parks and Reserves
  • Lemur spotting in search of up to 14 different species including the rare and endangered Greater Bamboo Lemur
  • See reptiles and bird life native to Madagascar
  • Trek rainforests to see unique species of fauna found nowhere else in the world
  • Experience the culture of the unique Mahafaly tribe
  • Enjoy a rickshaw ride through the colonial town of Antsirabe
  • Visit local markets in search of Malagasy handicrafts
  • An internal flight from Tulear to Antananarivo
  • Private airport transfers and air-conditioned transportation throughout
  • All sightseeing and entrance fees as detailed in the itinerary
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