Africa & the Middle East Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Africa & the Middle East activity »
  1. 1 C-h-e-a-p K-i-t-c-h-e-n-s For Sale Dumfries & Galloway
  2. 2 March Trip to South Africa -- Need Quick Guidance Please!
  3. 3 Marrakesh - Expenses
  4. 4 Morocco Trip End of April - itinerary help please!
  5. 5 First time Safari - any comments on Wild Wings/Taga Safari companies?
  6. 6 Mombasa recomendations please
  7. 7 Private tours in Morocco
  8. 8 Kings Pool vs. Duma Tau
  9. 9 Hotels for Victoria falls
  10. 10 First time to Africa-need help!
  11. 11 How do I know if a company is legit
  12. 12 Point and Shoot camera for a Kenyan Safari
  13. 13 Trip Report South Africa trip report
  14. 14 Question about Yellow Fever certificate
  15. 15 The Heat and Dust of Kafue & the Busanga Plains
  16. 16 Has anyone used this company in Uganda
  17. 17 Jewish tour Casablanca
  18. 18 Kenyan Safari Spending Money
  19. 19 Ethiopian security
  20. 20 Duffel Bag Suggestions?
  21. 21 Eyes on Africa Safari Recommendations???
  22. 22 morocco
  23. 23 Morocco 10 days - plz review
  24. 24 A Little Trick for Converting Centigrade to Fahrenheit
  25. 25 Is an Iranian visa a problem when entering Israel?
View next 25 » Back to the top

Itinerary questions for Madagascar

Hi. We're considering the following itinerary from Cortez Travel for next summer. The cost is about $3,000/pp. for all hotels, transfers, and most meals (no private guide) + about $1,000/pp. for internal airfare.

Two main questions: First, does this itinerary seem reasonable? Second, does a full-day in Tana on Day 11 make sense? We don't just want to jet in and out of Madagascar without ever seeing any people (as opposed to lemurs). OTOH, we are going transit Tana four times, so I'm not sure whether a full day (two nights) at the end makes sense. If we eliminate the Day 11 visit to Tana, we'd presumably extend our stay in Isalo by a night, thus arriving back in Tana the night before our int'l flight.

Thanks very much.


Day 1: Arrive Antananarivo around 1 PM; lunch; transfer to Perinet Reserve; stay at Vakona Forest Lodge or Hotel Eulophielia

Day 2: Perinet Reserve

Day 3: Perinet Reserve full-day; transfer to Tana in late afternoon; stay at Relais des Plateaux (near the airport) for overnight

Day 4: Antananarivo / Maroantsetra; stay at Relais du Masoala

Day 5: Maroantsetra / excursion Masoala National Park; stay at basic cabins at Chez Arol

Day 6: Masoala / Nosy Mangabe / Maroantsetra; return to the Relais du Masoala for overnight

Day 7: Maroantsetra with late-afternoon flight back to Tana; overnight at Hotel du Louvre

Day 8: Antananarivo / Tulear / Isalo National Park; overnight at Satrana Lodge

Day 9: Isalo National Park; overnight Satrana Lodge

Day 10: Isalo / Tulear / Antananarivo; overnight at Hotel du Louvre

Day 11: Antananarivo: open day; overnight at Hotel du Louvre

Day 12: Antananarivo / int'l connection

No Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement