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This itinerary is for those who want to go off-the-beaten track to explore remote and relatively under-visited areas of Madagascar. You will travel to the wild south east of Madagascar and end with a relaxing stay on Madagascar's northeast coast - a luxurious outpost lost in time and nature. As well as this, you will have 2 nights to get to grips with the capital Antananarivo, with its vibrant mish mash of colonial and modern architecture, boutiques, cobbled streets, coloured-balconied houses and bustling markets.

At Mandrare River Camp, in the unique southern sub-desert or 'Androy, and Manafiafy River Camp, a beach in the south-east, you can experience the authentic and wild Madagascar that enchanted early explorers, all whilst experiencing excellent accommodation, personalised hospitality and a host of activities. Explore spiny and gallery forests on foot and get up close and personal with countless endemic birds, reptiles and mammals including number of lemur species and rare chameleons and end the day with sundowners at the 'Avenue of Baobabs'. Manafiafy is also one of the best locations to see hump-back whales in Madagascar (June - Nov) and year-round you can see bottle-nose dolphins.

End the stay at Masoala Forest Lodge, nestled in a sheltered cove, surrounded by the Masoala National Park and opening up to the coral-rich waters of the Tampolo Marine Reserve. Here beaches stretch for miles and you can enjoy guided forest walks with game and bird watching by day or night, as well as sea kayaking, snorkelling, swimming in the sea and forest streams, whale watching and fishing.

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Day 1

Catch your overnight flight from Philadelphia International Airport to Antananarivo

Day 2

1 night at Maison Gallieni | Antananarivo

On arrival at Antananarivo Airport you will be met by your English speaking guide who will transfer you to your hotel.

Room Type: Standard Room Meal Basis: HB Half Board

Day 3 - 7

5 nights at Mandrare River Camp | Fort Dauphin

This morning your guide will transfer you back to the airport where you will catch your scheduled charter flight to Ifatoka (2 - 3 hours). Here you will be met by your guide and transferred to the camp.

Room Type: Tent Meal Basis: AIA All Inclusive and Scheduled Activities

Day 8 - 11

4 nights at Manafiafy Beach & Rainforest Lodge | Fort Dauphin

Today you will be transferred to the airstrip for a short flight to Fort Dauphin (25 min) where you will be met by a vehicle and guide and transferred the approximately 2.5 - 3 hours to the lodge.

Room Type: Luxury Bungalow Meal Basis: AIA All Inclusive and Scheduled Activities

Day 12

1 night at Relais des Plateaux | Antananarivo

Today you will be driven back to Fort Dauphin (2.5 - 3 hours) for your flight back to Antananarivo. Here you will be met and transferred to your city hotel.

Room Type: Standard Room Meal Basis: HB Half Board

Day 13 - 15

3 nights at Masoala Forest Lodge | Masoala National Park

Today you will be transferred back to Antananarivo Airport for your scheduled charter flight to Maroantsetra in the north-east. Upon arrival at the airport you will be met by a representative and transferred to the jetty to board a boat for the 2 hour voyage across Antongil Bay to the lodge.

Room Type: Treehouse Meal Basis: FB Full Board

Day 16

Today you will head back to Maroansetra by boat in time for your scheduled flight back to Antananarivo Airport to connect with your international flight home.



  • International flights from Philadelphia International Airport
  • Accommodation as specified
  • Meals as specified
  • Drinks (excluding premium brands) at Mandrare River Camp and Manafiafy Beach and Rainforest Lodge
  • Road transfers as detailed in the itinerary and services of an English Speaking Guide
  • National Parks and conservation entry fees
  • Scheduled charter flight Antananarivo - Ifotaka - Fort Dauphin - Antananarivo - Anjajavy - Antananarivo


  • Gratuities
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Additional activities not offered as scheduled by the accommodation
  • Visas and visa fees where relevant
  • Beverages at Anjajavy Lodge, Maison Gallieni and Relais De Pleateaux


  • Outward Flight:
  • Overnight from Philadelphia International Airport to Antananarivo
  • Return Flight:
  • Overnight from Antananarivo to Philadelphia International Airport

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