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Day 1: Arrive in Antananarivo
On arrival at Ivato airport, you will be transferred to your hotel in Antananarivo, where you can relax from your flight and take a swim. There may be an opportunity for you to ask the hotel to do a tour of the handicrafts market (additional expense).
Day 2: Fly to the Tropical Island of St Marie
Today you will be transferred to Ivato airport for your flight to St Marie, where you will be met and transferred to your hotel on this tropical island. Featuring a private beach & pool, your hotel offers complete relaxation on this beautiful island. The hotel can arrange many excursions for you from boat tours to different parts of St Marie, to road trips, whale tours (in season) and quad bike tours.
Day 3 – 6: Snorkel, Fish and Relax in St Marie
Ask at reception about the many excursions on offer. The sea is safe for snorkelling, or you could book a few days of scuba diving! Fishing trips may be arranged, or simply just enjoy a cocktail or two on the beach admiring the hues of sunset. All these excursions are booked in your own time and are to your own expense.
Day 7: Tour ends in Antananarivo
After a leisurely breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your departing flight home. We hope to welcome you back to Madagascar in the future!
Carlton Hotel or similar
Days 2 – 6
Princesse Bora Lodge or similar
4 wheel drive vehicle
Maximum baggage allowance on the plane will be 20 kg. Please bring a backpack or soft barrel bag, not a suitcase. Don’t bring too much clothing, as there are washing opportunities at hotels. Please adhere to the allowance specified as space for luggage is limited.
A visa is required to enter the territory of Madagascar and can easily be obtained upon arrival at the airport of Antananarivo with a validity of up to 90 days. Tourists staying for less than one month can purchase a visa for 80’000 Ariary (around 23-27 €). Paying with the exact amounts or small currency is advised. No photographs are required, however, please ensure that passports are valid for at least 6 months after return date. In addition to the entry visa, the Malagasy government is proposing the introduction of a frontier levy of 10 € in the near future, still to be confirmed and variable at short notice.
Making your Travels Meaningful
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