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It's a discovery tour to the exuberant nature of the East and relaxation to the pristine beaches of Sainte Marie island. Magnificent tours on car and barge starting from Antananarivo throughout Andasibe National Park, Palmarium reserve, Tamatave, Foupointe and finally Ste Marie Island. We make a visit of Andasibe Park, where live the biggest lemur of Madagascar (Indri-indri). The barge cruise to the pangalanes channel drives us directly to Palmarium reserve and we continue our tour until Ste Marie island thought Tamatave and Foulpointe city.
Accommodation: Hotel and bivouac
Level: Open for all.

DAY 1:Antananarivo
Welcome to the airport and transfer to hotel. According to your arrival time, we can organize a short tour of Antananarivo city.
Antananarivo, the capital under tropical temperature
Antananarivo is located in the center of the Central Highlands. At the heart of the red Island and culminates up 1300m; the original site of the city was on the Analamanga hill or the "blue forest" and descended gradually to the lower address for finally settling in the lower belt. The capital is a great political, administrative and industrial center. The "Rova" or the queen palace is the core imposing where roll up the urban residential areas with recognizable tile roofs around, the administrative district constitute of large modern building near Anosy Lake.
Occidental missionary construct uptown temple such us Andohalo church, witnessed trend of the Anglo-Saxons architecture of the 18th century. Anosy Lake is taken as an orientation point to explore the city and enjoying a small meeting with "Merina" ethnic. Antananarivo is nowadays inhabited of nearly 2.000.000 peoples.
- Overnight stay to Shangai hotel or equivalent.

DAY 2: Antananarivo Andasibe - via Mantasoa.
Drive to Andasibe. We take the national road 2 that serves to Tamatave; deviation to Mantasoa after 2 hours of driving. To Mantasoa suburb were stored Jean Laborde vestiges constitute by its industrial city with its foundry and blast-furnaces.
Then, we recover back the national road 2 to rally Andasibe Park.
We descend these high mountains and cliffs dissect by erosion, covered by green landscape and overhang by thick cloud. Depending to your request, we can make a nocturnal tour of the park.
- Overnight stay to Bezanozano hotel or equivalent.

DAY 3: Andasibe - Palmarium via Pangalanes channel.
We dedicate the morning for the observation of the biggest lemur of Madagascar which is the Indri-Indri Lemurs.
Perinet Reserve (Analamazaotra)
This reserve of 810 ha is located far from 150 km to the east of Antananarivo. This steep massif is covered by evergreen forest and container valuable species of ferns and orchids. Besides the Indri Indri lemur which is the biggest Malagasy lemurs, other lemurs such as species of Propithecus, Hapalemur griseus, Microcebus murinus, birds, reptiles and invertebrates live in the reserve.
We continue to Manambato in the afternoon and jump to the barge which ill drive us to Palmarium reserve via the Pangalanes channel.
- Overnight stay to Palmarium hotel.



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