ANTANANARIVO – ANTSIRABE – FIANARANTSOA – MANAKARA – MANANJARY – NOSY VARIKA – MAHANORO – TAMATAVE – MAHAMBO – SAINTE MARIE – SOANIERAN’IVONGO – MAROANTSETRA – MASOALA – MAROANTSETRA – ANTANANARIVO
Ce trajet promet un dépaysement dans un cadre naturel riche en paysage. Vous aurez l’occasion d’explorer des parcs nationaux avec ses forêts luxuriantes, ses faunes et flores fascinantes. Au long du trajet, vous le canal des Pangalanes qui est la signature de la côte Est. Mais surtout, la découverte de la « côte vanille », le Nord Est de la grande île dont le parc Masoala, Nosy Mangabe…, Sans oublier l’immersion avec la population locale. Le séjour balnéaire sur Sainte Marie vous promet un moment de détente.
Depending on train availability, departing every Tuesday and Saturday
Early departure by the “small train of the cliffs” connecting the eastern coastal plain and the central Highlands. The railway line was built from the rails that were confiscated from the Germans in Alsace at the time of their defeat in the First World War. The route, in an area with very rugged terrain, in the middle of lush vegetation, crosses lively villages. The passage of the train in each station is always a folk event with the fruit, doughnut and frying sellers who clump around the train as it enters the station. Descent from the train and car transfer to Manakara. Arrival in the late evening. Bed and breakfast in a hotel.
City tour of Manakara in the morning. Then drive to Mananjary, the twins’town, in the afternoon. Some stops in the villages along the road. Bed and breakfast in a hotel
Boarding the boat at about 07:00. The Canal offers sceneries of daily life in symbiosis with a natural environment populated by legends and beliefs. After the passage of Andragnazavaka Bay and the visit to the village of Ampandomana, picnic stop. A short stop for a visit to Mahela to see the “anchor of Jean LABORDE” a trusted man and architect of Queen Ranavalona 1st (reign from 1828 to 1861). Arrival at Ambohitsara. Discovery of the “white elephant”, an enigmatic statue that depicts an elephant rather than a wild boar. The trunk is clearly marked as well as the broken tusks. Legend has it that Raminia brought it back from Mecca. Continuation up to Nosy Varika, meeting with the “bush boats” and the fishermen’s canoes. Installation in a bed and breakfast hotel.
Speedy tour of tamatave. Then drive to the North to get to Mahambo, the seaside resort known for surfing. Passage to Foulpointe. Arrival in Mahambo a famous surfing site in the late afternoon. Bed and breakfast in a hotel.
Boat transfer to Soanierana Ivongo, in order to wait for the favourable moment to embark to Maroantsetra on a speedy boat. On your arrival, installation in a hotel for the night on half-board.
Departure for a guided tour of Masoala National Park. The largest national park in Madagascar, with an area of 230,000 ha. Tour in the virgin forest in search of the Red Vari and the Helmet Vanga. Meeting with the people of the village (local cultures and dances); vanilla and clove cultivation, rice paddies; a visit to the school. Night out: Lepilemur, Microcebe, Avahi. You can see coral reefs, mangroves, rainforests and a rare palm tree known as Ravimbe or Marojejya. There is also the lemur named Varecia rubra. Half-board night in a hotel.
Duration of the visit: about 5 hrs
With another circuit, you can explore the largest park in the Big Island. Half-board night in the hotel.
Duration of the visit: about 5 hrs