Madagascar Eco Tour

Overseas Adventures & Animal Studies in Africa

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Over 75 percent of Madagascar’s citizens live on less than $1.90 a day, and the country’s poverty rates are expected to increase. Add an impact to your trip by volunteering at the local food bank or visiting a local orphanage.

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Sojourn – Gain a better understanding of the community you’re visiting. Learn about different religions or spiritual practices. How do these impact the communities? How does religion or spirituality influence local traditions?

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Savor – Will you choose sweet or savory? Take the time to visit local markets and discover unique local ingredients. Learn how to prepare traditional meals & local favorites.

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Tip of the Tongue – Each morning, take the time to learn a few basic greetings and phrases in the local language. Learn how to write greetings & your name in the local script.

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A Wrinkle in Time – History influences our present. Discover the history of the country you visit. Hear the stories of your guides & their family history. Where do they come from?

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Journal Journeys – Take some time to reflect on the day’s events and document your journey. Spend a moment journaling about the day had & day ahead. These are memories for a lifetime!

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Culture – From local dances, festivals, or simple gestures to communicate – all of these make up a country’s culture. Learn and practice cultural norms & how to show respect in the culture you visit.

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Itinerary

Your overseas adventure has begun as you make your way to Antananarivo! As your flight touches down, take in views of Madagascar’s jungles, flatland, and mountains. A local guide will be waiting to transfer you to your eco-lodge. 

The rest of the afternoon is yours to explore, take a dip in the pool, go on a nature walk, or go on the observation deck to spot wildlife. In the evening, you will meet with your group and local guide to enjoy an authentic Madagascar dinner at the hotel restaurant, providing you with an excellent opportunity to get to know your guides and ask questions about your future explorations. 

After getting a good night’s rest, it’s time to explore your new surroundings. Start today’s city tour in Tana, one of the most vivid and vibrant districts in Antananarivo. Explore the area’s exotic flavors, food, and fashion. Next, make your way to the hillside to enjoy panoramic views of the central rift of the island. Next, make your way to Rover, which has a grew viewpoint overlooking the city of Antananarivo. After enjoying lunch at a local restaurant, tour the city’s government buildings, as well as the president’s house. Finally, enjoy a train ride with views from the city’s antique train station to Antananarivo city center. 

Today is all about appreciating Madagascar’s spectacular scenery. Make your way to the famous Anosy Lake, which is surrounded by Jacaranda trees blooming purple flowers. In the center of the lake, a white angel monument stands in remembrance of the soldiers lost in WWI. Go on a nature hike, dive into the cool water for a swim, or pick berries off of nearby bushes. After a picnic lunch, you will make your way the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Blue Hill. Learn about the history of Merina kingdom, explore the sites spectacular architecture, and meander through its gardens.

Calling all animal lovers — today is for you! In the morning, make your way to one of the most visited rainforests in Madagascar, Andasibe Rainforest. As you drive into the lush greenery, you’ll reach Vakona Reserve, which shelters the lemur known to the locals as “indri-indri.” Get an up-close and personal experience with the biggest primate living in Madagascar. Watch wild lemurs swing from tree to tree, hold out food for them to grab, and allow them to climb up your body to perch on your shoulder — if you dare! Be sure to take lots of pictures and soak up the beauty of your breath-taking surroundings. 

Start the morning on the search for a perfect souvenir at Analakely Market. This chaotic, bustling destination is full of local vendors selling everything from crafts to traditional fabrics to household items. Discover the colorful produce stalls, stocked exotic fruits, and pungent seafood. After enjoying a hearty lunch at a nearby cafe, it’s time to make your way to the Antananarivo’s popular botanical park. Its main attraction is, of course, it’s Nile crocodiles. Watch them lounge on the river banks and lunge for food on the hunt. 

Another adventure-filled schedule awaits your final day in Madagascar. Make your way to the forest of Kirinda to witness its wilderness and wildlife. Start with a vehicle tour to spot endemic animals and plants of the area. Keep your eyes peeled for large cats, lemurs, sloths, as well as strange plants that look like they’ve jumped off the pages of a Dr. Seuss book. Over 80 percent of the animals you will view are endangered. Be sure to ask your guide what you can do to help protect these species. Stop for lunch at Kirinday Restaurant before making your way back to your hotel for free time.

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Your African adventure is nearly done, but not before a hearty breakfast with newfound friends. Enjoy a buffet with your group and local guides and discuss what you learned on this trip. These memories will last a lifetime! Following this, you are off to the local airport to depart. Goodbye, we hope to see you on another adventure soon! 

Madagascar is known for its avenues of baobabs, crystal-clear waters, and exotic wildlife and nature. From its rainforests to deserts to lemurs, this island nation is a dream vacation for all outdoor enthusiasts. The trip’s highlights include diving into the renowned Anosy Lake, feeding fresh fruit to lively lemurs, and the bustling Analakey Market while you learn about the unique challenges and history of this once-isolated land. Plan your overseas adventure to Madagascar today!

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