The famous Madagascar mountain cloud forest is one of the most important and biggest attractions of the island and offers exciting adventures as well as incomparable insights into the local flora and fauna.
The logistics, the food, the camp as well as the transport are of course included in the price.
Our team prepares Fresh meals every day to and during the complete tour you will supplied with sufficient fresh drinking water.
The tour is dependent on Mada-Rail travel times in terms of timing, so extensive organization becomes necessary.
The tour guide, who is on site to take care of your needs, speaks fluent in Malagasy, French and English. Now and then it becomes necessary to slightly modify the specific conditions of the tour depending on the meteorological conditions, but normally the tour lasts exactly six days and is organized in Brickaville finished.
The travel season for this tour is from April to November.
Individual connecting tours as well as the return trip to Antananarivo are not included in the prices calculated by us, but can be arranged. but organized for you on request be. Simply contact us for this purpose and we will take care of all your wishes around your vacation in Madagascar.
In the following we would like to show you the individual stations on this Journey through Madagascar and at the same time provide you with a detailed schedule.
However, we may ask you to be a little flexible because, as indicated earlier, the weather may force a few changes in the schedule on tour participants from time to time. For this very reason, it is important that you book such a tour via a trustworthy and reliable partner book, who is directly on site and can take care of everything important.
We work only with the most experienced guides, who are skilled in assessing the weather as well as various other situations, and who are also always A well-developed Plan B have in hand.
This tour is planned as a connecting tour and concerns only the logistics and planning of the boat tour, not what is planned before or after.
These are also just examples that we can individually incorporate into other tours.
Day 1: Start in Antananarivo and drive to Andasibe
The first day of the six-day trip starts early in the morning in Antananarivo, the capital of Madagascar. There you will board your vehicle and then drive on the well maintained RN 2 in Direction Andasibe launch.
If you wish, on the way you can visit the reserve Madagascar Exotique to visit, which is under the performance of the French researcher A. Peyrieras.
In the reserve you can find numerous Reptiles, mammals and birdswhich can be observed very well by tourists. However, since most of the animals are kept in cages or cage facilities, a truly natural observation of the animals in their natural habitat is not possible.
Nevertheless, the reserve is extremely popular with tourists and we can organize a stopover. You will then make your way through several other reserves on the drive to Andasibe.
These include Andasibe, Mantadia or even the high moor of Torotorofotsy. After a drive via Moramanga you will finally reach Andasibe.
There we have for you an overnight stay in the really fantastically situated Vakona Lodge organized.
Day 2: Visit to Andasibe National Park
Also on the second day of the tour you will initially still be on solid ground and first take a Excursion to Andasibe National Park company.
There you will be guided on a guided tour through the jungle and you can numerous unusual animals observe in their natural habitat.
The specific tour through the park depends on your physical condition and interest. If you wish, you can already be back at the hotel around noon for lunch.
Alternatively, lunch can also be as a picnic directly in the park be taken, which is truly an extraordinary experience.
The afternoon is basically for a Visit to the Mitsonjo Association reserved.
These are residents of the region who have joined together to address the issues of Nature conservation and preservation to provide stronger support.
The staff there offer tours and provide plenty of Information on native flora and fauna. In the evening, you will have the unique opportunity to participate in a guided night excursion participate.
Afterwards the overnight stay takes place again in the Vakona Lodge.
Day 3: Train ride from Perinet to Lohariandava
On the third day you start from the Perinet train station directly into the adventure boat trip.
No dangerous or insurmountable situations await you, but adventurous and extraordinary this tour will be in any case.
First, you start with a small train in Perinet. This is operated by the company Mada-Rail and reaches the station of Perinet only three days a week: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
This is precisely why it is so important that you take this tour be sure to have professional planningso that the time coordinations fit.
The train brings you and the equipment to LohariandavaBut before that, you will experience the thrill of a truly impressive train ride.
The somewhat ancient-looking vehicle takes you through numerous tiny stations, where you are already expected by the locals living there. After all, in their seclusion, they rarely get to see strangers and the arrival of the train is a welcome highlight.
Arrived at the station of Lohariandava, it is a matter of unload all equipment and prepare for the upcoming boat trip.
After a Crossing the river, the camp will be set up on a sandbank on the shore, where you will also spend the night.
While the team is busy preparing the camp, you can at your own request explore the surrounding rainforest a little closer and perhaps already get to know its one or other inhabitant.
Day 4: The Sahatandra rapids
On the fourth day of the trip, we finally get into the boats for real.
You will quickly realize that the additional investment in an experienced team was worth it. While the river as such holds No insurmountable dangersbut it takes a bit of skill to get the boats safely and easily through the Granite rocks and rapids through.
To the right and left of the banks, on the other hand, the mighty and impressive virgin forest that will quickly cast a spell over you.
Exploration trips in the rainforest are not neglected, as the team has to take breaks again and again to explore the most favorable course through the rapids.
Also on this day the Camping directly on the bank of the river and you will have an amazing View of the starry sky can enjoy.
Day 5: It goes through the bamboo forests
On the fifth day of the trip, the water calms down a bit and now flows more leisurely.
All the ingredients for an unforgettable boat trip are now coming together: The Sahatandra River now joins the Vohitra and flows east along imposing cliffs. Countless Granite labyrinths and again and again the dense rainforest grow upwards to the left and right of the river.
The tropical sun, the crystal clear water and the green impenetrability of the jungle create the perfect atmosphereto enjoy this part of the journey in particular. Also on this day awaits you after a wonderful romantic camping feeling on the bank of the river.
Day 6: The Canal des Pangalanes awaits you
On the sixth and last day of your trip, the signs are set for change.
The landscape around you is changing, the dense rainforest gives way to a developing far stretching coastal plain and more and more villages now appear on the banks of the river. You will now encounter more and more rafts and also pirogues, on or in which the locals transport various goods.
With the current you let yourself into the Canal des Pangalanes drift. All the rapids are now behind you and bamboo and sugar cane grow along the banks.
Your destination point that day in Anivorano, a village about 12 kilometers from Brickaville. There you will go ashore and say goodbye to the boats.
From here you can numerous connecting tours but they are not included in the price listed below.
Conceivable tours you would perhaps to the east coast to Sainte Marie or to Nosy Be lead.
The return trip to Antananarivo is also available from here.
If you need information about possible onward trips and tour connections, we will be happy to advise you on all the options available in our program.
In the previous sections we have presented you our tour offer in detail, so that you can well imagine what you can expect on the Canoe tour through the mountain cloud forest will expect.
To give you the offer additionally present transparently, we would like to present to you below a Price overview show
After that, we will list all the services that are included in this six-day tour and also point out which personal contributions you still have to expect.
|Boat tour 6 days||Price per person|
|2 to 3 guests||1290 €|
|4 to 5 guests||1230 €|
|6 - 7 guests||1190 €|
|8 - 9 guests||1130 €|
|10 guests and more||1090 €|
Surcharge for single travelers: 290 €
Included in the basic price:
Full board during the whole 6 days, including Vakona Lodge
Car, fuel and driver for the trip to Andasibe
Boat equipment, camping utensils, team (guides, boat people) and logistics.
Accommodation in a double room in the Vakona Lodge
Drinking water during the boat tour (day 3 to 6)
Not included in the base price:
Drinks on the first and second day
Tips and individual expenses
individual tours including local guides
Entrance fee to Andasibe National Park (approx. 25 € per person)
Guides in the National Parks
international flights and domestic flights
Return journey, onward journey or overnight stay after day six
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