Madagascar: A World Apart

August 18 – September 3, 2023
Led by Mr. Kenny Carlino

Trip Price: $7,240
Single Room Supplement: $1,970
Domestic air: $1,120



Madagascar is often referred to as the eighth continent, a land like no other in the world where the Indri sings a song of inexpressible beauty. It is home to eighteen very different tribal groups each with their own different languages and traditions. Join us as we explore Tana, the country’s capital and home to the Merina, the political and economic leaders. Head east to Andasibe-Mantadia National Park and the wonderful Mantadia Lodge. Explore the dense tropical rainforest with 14 species of lemurs and over 100 species of birds and flowering orchids before following the N7 south through Antsirabe where local crafts people use waste to create tools and delicate pieces of art. Continue south to Ranomafana Park where the rare golden bamboo lemur was discovered in 1986 by Dr. Patricia Wright. Visit her research center and learn of their valuable work before driving through a magnificent landscape of terraced fields. Arriving at the Isalo National Park marvel at a breathtaking landscape of craggy rocks and dazzling mountains. In Toliara, coastal Madagascar provides a striking contrast with its Baobab trees and fishermen using boats carved today as they have been for centuries. End with three nights at the exceptional Masoala Forest Lodge with access to some of the rare and endemic species of Madagascar. Return home from Tana.


Day 1. Depart US
Day 2. Antananarivo. Grand Hotel Urban
Day 3. Antananarivo
Day 4. Andasibe. Mantadia Lodge
Day 5. Andasibe
Day 6. Antsirabe. Couleur Café
Day 7. Ranomafana. Setam Lodge
Day 8. Ranomafana
Day 9. Isalo. Isalo Rock Lodge
Day 10. Isalo
Day 11. Toliara. Famata Lodge
Day 12. Antananarivo. Grand Hotel Urban
Day 13. Masoala National Park. Masoala Forest Lodge
Day 14. Masoala National Park
Day 15. Masoala National Park
Day 16. Antananarivo. Grand Hotel Urban
Day 17. Return Home


We love organizing private journeys as much as we love putting together our group programs. If you would prefer, a customized journey can be planned for one person or a larger group of families or friends, and we would be delighted to work with you on your dream tour that reflects your interests, your pace and your budget.