Upon arrival at Mauritius International Airport, you will be met by our local representative who will assist you with your transfer to the hotel in Mauritius. Spend the rest of the day at leisure and explore this piece of paradise on your own. Mauritius, a sparkling crystal in the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean, will fascinate you. The contrast of colours, cultures and tastes makes the island so charming that the scene is set for an unforgettable holiday. Overnight in Mauritius.
You have an exciting day ahead of you today. After a sumptuous breakfast at the hotel, leave for your City Tour. Explore the northern region of the island including Caudan Waterfront, Visit of the World Unique Tea Factory, Drive through City, Citadel Fort & shopping at Bagatelle Mall of Mauritius. Overnight in Mauritius.
The South Island awaits you! Head out for a full day tour of the exotic southern region of the island. Explore numerous places of interest such as Shivji Temple, Adams Duty Free Shop, Ship Model Factory and a visit to the spectacular Valley of Colours with its 23 coloured earth and numerous waterfalls. Overnight in Mauritius.
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel today before your exciting Ile Aux Cerf Island Tour. Experience a thrilling speedboat ride across to the island of Ile Aux Cerf. Revel in the beauty of fine white sand and clear blue waters. Enjoy water sports activities like kayaking and parasailing or soak up some sun on the beach. One packed lunch per person will be offered during Ile Aux Cerfs tour. Overnight in Mauritius.
Today after breakfast we transfer you to Airport for flight to Antananarivo (Madagascar). On arrival in Antananarivo we transfer you to your hotel. Rest of the day is free for you to relax in your hotel Overnight in Antananarivo.
We proceed to our next destination which is Andasibe National Park. En-route we visit Reptiles Park, It is a popular tourist stop between Antananarivo and Madagascar's Andasibe-Mantadia National Park. The collection includes many reptiles (chameleons, iguanas, geckos, frogs), batraciens (amphibians), crocodiles and papillons (butterflies). The adjacent forest area supports families of relocated and habituated Verreaux's sifaka and common brown lemur which provide opportunities to photograph them close up at feeding times. Later in the afternoon we Visit Vakona Reserve, a luxurious ecotourism experience. This private reserve has a crocodile park amidst lush greenery and an island with a lemur sanctuary that houses the rare indri--one of the largest lemurs. If you are lucky, you can spot an endemic cat-like fossa, a relative of the mongoose that resembles a small cougar. Overnight in Andasibe.
Early breakfast and we set out or journey to explore Perinet Park. It is the best park for the indri, the largest lemur, and two of the 62 resident groups have been habituated, making them easy to see. There are eight other species of lemur in Andasibe and the most commonly seen include the grey bamboo lemurs, brown lemurs and woolly lemurs. There are some wonderful chameleons in the reserve including the two-foot long Parson’s chameleon and the tiny nose-horned chameleon. Frogs are plentiful and birding highlights include Madagascar blue pigeon, coral-billed nuthatches and the Madagascar long-eared owl. Later we also visit village of Andasibe Overnight in Andasibe.
Today we drive from Andasibe to Antsirabe while passing through Antananarivo enroute. The ride from Antananarivo to Antsirabe takes about 4 hours on a good road and twisting. On route, you will meet the beautiful landscape of the rice field and merina typical tombs, villages. Stop at Ambatolampy to visit local forging making cooking pot by aluminium (metalwork). This is the largest town between Antananarivo and Antsirabe and the good place to have lunch. When you arrive in Antsirabe, you have an option to relax or taking a walk by yourself since here is safe town. Horse riding is quite popular here too. Overnight in Antsirabe.
After visit the highlights around Antsirabe town including precious stone factory, natural source of the spring water at the thermal bath and Andrakiba Lake. We then make our way to Morondava. Morondava is a seaside town on Madagascar’s west Coast. It’s the gateway to the Avenue of the Baobabs, where massive baobab trees tower over the landscape. After an entire day’s drive relax in your hotel and rest of the day is free at leisure.
Kirindy, 50 km northeast of the town of Morondava, is a privately managed forest by a Swiss company dedicated to a selective and sustainable logging (Centre de Formation Professionelle Forestière). It comprises one of the most outstanding and threatened wildlife habitats in Madagascar: the dry deciduous forest, whose extension has been reduced to 3 per cent of their original extent. Dominated by majestic baobab trees and a forest canopy of even 14 m altitude, this protected area of approximate 100 square kilometres is the only place where the world's smallest known primate, the giant jumping rat, occurs. Later we also Visit Baobab Amoureux - also popularly known as Baobab in love. Here two magnificent baobabs (rather rare species Adansonia za ) have twisted together, inseparable, like two lovers. Finally we Visit Baobab Avenue or Alley of the Baobabs which is a prominent group of Grandidier's baobabs (Adansonia grandidieri) lining the dirt road between Morondava and Belon'i Tsiribihina in the Menabe region of western Madagascar. It’s striking landscapes draw travellers from all over the world also making it one of the most visited locations in the region. Overnight in Morondava.
Today after breakfast we set out for a drive back to Antananarivo. On arrival we Check-In & Relax in hotel..
After a hearty breakfast at the hotel, you will be transferred to the airport in time to board your flight back home. We hope you had a wonderful time enjoying Mauritius & Madagascar with us.