41 days in Madagascar Itinerary

41 days in Madagascar Itinerary

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41 days in Madagascar Itinerary

Start: Calgary
Fly:  34​h
1
Antananarivo
— 5 nights
2
Morondava
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
4
Tolanaro
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
5
Moramanga
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Andasibe
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h 30​min
7
Nosy Iranja
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
8
Antsiranana (Diego Suarez)
— 5 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h 15​min
9
Nosy Be
— 4 nights
Fly:  35​h
End: Calgary

5
nights
Antananarivo

Antananarivo ©
Surrounded by verdant rice paddies, Madagascar's capital and the country's commercial and cultural hub, Antananarivo boasts a rich history and heritage, evident in its numerous historic buildings, colonial-era neighborhoods, and archaeological museums.
Escape the urban bustle at Ambohimanga and Réserve Peyrieras Madagascar Exotic. Get a sense of the local culture at Rova - Le Palais de la Reine and Mosquee Sunni. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Musee de la Photographie de Madagascar, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise de Faravohitra, stroll through Traces, and steep yourself in history at Andohalo.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Antananarivo sightseeing planner .

Calgary, Canada to Antananarivo is an approximately 34-hour flight. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from Calgary to Antananarivo due to the time zone difference. In June, daily temperatures in Antananarivo can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Morondava.

Things to do in Antananarivo

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
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Ambohimanga ©
Ambohimanga
Rova - Le Palais de la Reine ©
Rova - Le Palais de la Reine

4
nights
Morondava

Morondava ©
Known for its iconic road lined with ancient Baobab trees, the sleepy coastal village of Morondava serves as a popular base for travelers looking to explore the national parks and nature reserves of Madagascar.
Step out of the city life by going to Avenue of the Baobabs and Kirindy Forest Morondava Madagascar. There's more to do: step off the mainland to explore Madagascar and steep yourself in history at Ankevo Hamlets.

To find ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Morondava day trip planner.

You can fly from Antananarivo to Morondava in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. On the 12th (Wed), you're off toTsingy de Bemaraha National Park.

Things to do in Morondava

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Avenue of the Baobabs ©
Avenue of the Baobabs
Kirindy Forest Morondava Madagascar ©
Madagascar ©
Madagascar

4
nights
Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park

Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park ©
Take a break from the city and head to Tsingy de Bemaraha Strict Nature Reserve and Manambolo River.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park day trip planning website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Morondava to Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park. On the 16th (Sun), you're off toTolanaro.

Things to do in Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Tsingy de Bemaraha Strict Nature Reserve
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Manambolo River ©
Manambolo River

3
nights
Tolanaro

Tolanaro ©
Escape the urban bustle at Lokaro Beach and Sainte Luce Reserve. When in Tolanaro, make a side trip to see Berenty Private Reserve in Berenty Private Reserve, approximately 1h 55 min away.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Tolanaro route tool .

You can fly from Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park to Tolanaro in 7.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Moramanga.

Things to do in Tolanaro

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Sainte Luce Reserve
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Sainte Luce Reserve ©
Sainte Luce Reserve
Parc National d'Andohahela ©
Parc National d'Andohahela

4
nights
Moramanga

Moramanga
Moramanga is a city in Madagascar.Between the capital city Antananarivo and the east coast. Go for a jaunt from Moramanga to Marozevo to see Pereyras Nature Farm about 1h 05 min away.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Moramanga trip builder website .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Tolanaro to Moramanga in 4.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Tolanaro in June, with highs in Moramanga at 25°C and lows at 13°C. You will leave for Andasibe on the 24th (Mon).

Things to do in Moramanga

Museums
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4
nights
Andasibe

Andasibe ©
When you take a trip to Andasibe, you'll discover a protected rainforest in eastern Madagascar.
Step out of the city life by going to Andasibe-Mantadia National Park (Reserve of Perinet) and Analamazaotra Special Reserve. It doesn't end there: stroll through Vakona Private Reserve and explore the striking landscape of V.O.I.M.M.A. Community Reserve.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Andasibe trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Moramanga to Andasibe in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and taxi. On the 28th (Fri), you're off toNosy Iranja.

Things to do in Andasibe

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Vakona Private Reserve ©
Vakona Private Reserve
Analamazaotra Special Reserve ©
Analamazaotra Special Reserve

2
nights
Nosy Iranja

Nosy Iranja
Nosy Iranja is known for outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get outside with Nosy Iranja.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Nosy Iranja trip planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Andasibe to Nosy Iranja takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In June in Nosy Iranja, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 24°C at night. On the 1st (Mon), you'll travel to Antsiranana (Diego Suarez).

Things to do in Nosy Iranja

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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5
nights
Antsiranana (Diego Suarez)

Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) ©
On a trip to Antsiranana, a sleepy port town in Madagascar's northernmost province, you can enjoy the laid-back atmosphere of its streets, lined with quaint colonial-era buildings and colorful marketplaces.
Step out of the city life by going to Ramena Beach and Plage de Ramena. Take a break from Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) with a short trip to Amber Mountain National Park in Joffreville, about 40 minutes away. The adventure continues: hike along Les Trois Baies, stroll around Tsingy Rouge Park, head outdoors with Mer D'Emeraude, and try your luck at Grand Cercle de Diego.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) online tour builder .

Traveling by flight from Nosy Iranja to Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) takes 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Nosy Be.

Things to do in Antsiranana (Diego Suarez)

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Amber Mountain National Park, Plage de Ramena
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Ramena Beach ©
Ramena Beach
Amber Mountain National Park ©
Amber Mountain National Park
Les Trois Baies ©
Les Trois Baies

4
nights
Nosy Be

The island of Nosy Be, off the coast of Madagascar, remains the country's premier beach getaway renowned for its tranquil ambience, pristine shoreline, and year-round warm weather.
Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Lokobe Nature Special Reserve. Next up on the itinerary: head off the coast to Nosy Sakatia, get to know the resident critters at Lemuria Land, ride a horse along Ambaro Ranch, and take in the awesome beauty at Mont Passot.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Nosy Be holiday maker .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) to Nosy Be in 1.5 hours. July in Nosy Be sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Nosy Be

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Lokobe Nature Special Reserve ©
Lokobe Nature Special Reserve
Nosy Sakatia ©
Nosy Sakatia

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