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Madagascar is an island on the eastern coast of the African continent which is famous for its wildlife, beaches, and wildlife parks. A trip to Madagascar is incomplete without witnessing its red-ruffed lemurs (which are a kind of primate), reptile population, baobab trees, lush beaches, and breathtaking islands. This Madagascar honeymoon itinerary has a ton of exhilarating experiences such as whale-watching, dolphin-watching, lemur-watching, and bird watching along with other indigenous mammals and reptiles like snakes and geckos. You can enjoy exciting activities like snorkeling, swimming, trekking, and kayaking in the water bodies and take voyages on the Antongil Bay and Nosy Mangabe. It is one of the most fun and adventurous yet peaceful and joy-inducing Madagascar honeymoon packages available for new couples.
Stay at Antananarivo
Upon arriving in Antananarivo (or Tana, which is what the locals call it), you will be escorted from the airport and transferred to your hotel where you will stay overnight.
Voyage to Masoala Forest Lodge
You will be driven to the nearby airport for an early flight to Maroantsetra in the morning. On arrival at Maroantsetra airport, you will be transferred to the boat for a voyage across Antongil Bay which takes you to the Masoala Forest Lodge. The journey will take around two hours, and there’s a good chance of sighting dolphins and whales against the backdrop of the forested mountains of the Masoala Peninsula. On arrival at the lodge beach, you will be welcomed ashore to settle into camp and have a delicious lunch in the beach house after freshening up. Afternoon activities include exploring the coastal forest and beaches in the lodge area and enjoying a swim in the sea, followed by a guided walk along the coast past Tampolo Point, where you may spot white-fronted brown lemurs in the coastal forest. You will return to the camp for sundowners around a campfire on the beach and enjoy dinner in the lodge.
Afterwards, you will move to the Masoala Forest Lodge and spend the remaining day kayaking, trekking, snorkeling, whale-watching, and swimming.
Swim in the Tampolo River
We start the third day of the Madagascar honeymoon itinerary with a breakfast buffet on the sea deck. Then you will leave for a guided walk through the coastal forest to sight more birds and mammals. After walking a couple of hours, you can take a welcome swim in the crystal clear waters of the cascades of the Tampolo River located at the foot of the forested mountains and return to the camp on a traditional dugout canoe paddling down the river. After lunch, you can enjoy a relaxed afternoon swimming on the private beaches for snorkeling among the coral reefs. In the evening there is a guided nocturnal walk to see the secretive nocturnal wildlife such as Leaf-tailed Gecko, Dwarf, and Mouse lemurs and the elusive Aye-Aye.
Your dinner will be served at the lodge and stay the night.
Kayak to Sacred Island
First, you will have breakfast on the sea deck and then proceed for an exploration of the calm water and the fantastic rock formations of Tampolo point by sea kayak or boat. You can then take a swim on the beach at “Sacred Island” and then continue kayaking into the pristine mangrove forested banks of the river, where you might spot blue-spotted stingrays in the shallow water or bamboo lemurs that are crossing the river. After a picnic lunch on the beach, you will return to the camp (by the same kayak or boat) for an evening of fun with a visit from the traditional Malagasy music and dance group from the local village.
You can have some sundowners around the beach campfire and some dinner in the lodge before sleeping in.
Visit to Ambodiforaha village
Again, breakfast will be served on the sea deck. Today, you will take another short guided walk through the coastal forest trails over to the rice fields and farmlands of the nearby village of Ambodiforaha, which offers a wonderful opportunity to experience the local Betsimisaraka culture and sustainable lifestyle in the rainforest. You will get to see the traditional houses and kitchens and see baskets, mats, and hats being woven, and vanilla, cloves, coffee, and rice being harvested. You can even pay a visit to the village school, co-funded by the lodge. After lunch at the lodge, you can take a stroll down the beach to the Tampolo River and have a peaceful pirogue trip on the calm shady river to observe the birdlife in the region.
Another evening enjoying sundowners around the beach campfire and dinner in the lodge will be the cherry on top to finish off the fifth day of your Madagascar honeymoon package.
Voyage to Nosy Mangabe
On the sixth day of the Madagascar honeymoon package, after an early breakfast on the sea deck, you will board the boat for a voyage to Nosy Mangabe Island. Once you reach ashore on the densely forested island, you can explore the network of trails with your guide and test your waters at spotting black and white-ruffed and white-fronted brown lemurs, leaf-tailed geckos and Madagascar tree boa. You can also visit the traditional Malagasy tombs in a cave and view the engraved rocks on the “Plage des Hollandais”.
After a picnic lunch on the beach, you take the boat again for a voyage to Maroantsetra, but you will stay overnight at the hotel before heading out the next morning.
Back to Tana
You will be taken back to Maroantsetra airport in time for your flight back to Tana.
Once you arrive at the airport on the ender, you will be taken to the hotel where you will spend the night.
Flight to Tsarabanjina
You will be escorted to the airport to take another flight to Tsarabanjina.
Upon arriving at your destination, you will be met by a hotel representative and taken to Tsarabanjina, and spend the night at the lodge.
|Days 9 - 13
Leisurely days in Madagascar
The next five days in your Madagascar honeymoon itinerary will be spent at leisure. There are several gifts you will receive as honeymooners, including a sarong, a t-shirt, a souk for the beach, a candlelight diner on the beach, and a 30-minute massage per person per stay.
Overnight stay will be at your lodge.
Back to Tana
You will take a ferry back to Nosy Mangabe and be dropped at the airport in time for your flight back to Tana.
Upon arrival in Tana, you will be met and taken to your hotel where you will spend overnight.
Final day in Madagascar
The final day in your Madagascar honeymoon itinerary will be spent at leisure. You will be dropped at the airport in time for your return flight home.
We can also arrange for a day-use room and/or driver-guide if you prefer.