8 days in Madagascar Itinerary

8 days in Madagascar Itinerary

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8 days in Madagascar Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly + Drive:  26​h
1
Manakara
— 1 day
Drive:  8​h
2
Ambalavao
— 1 day
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  11​h 45​min
3
Tolanaro
— 1 day
Fly + taxi:  4​h 30​min
4
Andasibe
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Maroantsetra
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h 30​min
6
Antsiranana (Diego Suarez)
— 1 day
Fly:  25​h
End: Mumbai

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Manakara

Manakara ©
Manakara is a city in Madagascar.It is the capital of Vatovavy-Fitovinany Region.The city is located at the east coast near the mouth of the Manakara River and has a small port. Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Canal des Pangalanes.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Manakara trip planner .

Mumbai, India to Manakara is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Eastern African Time is minus 2 hours. On the 12th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Ambalavao.

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Canal des Pangalanes ©
Canal des Pangalanes

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Ambalavao

Ambalavao ©
Ambalavao is a city in Madagascar, in the Haute Matsiatra region. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parc National de l'Andringitra.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Ambalavao trip builder tool .

You can drive from Manakara to Ambalavao in 8 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Tolanaro.

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Parc National de l'Andringitra ©
Parc National de l'Andringitra

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Tolanaro

Tolanaro ©
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Nahampoana Reserve.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Tolanaro online trip itinerary builder .

You can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight from Ambalavao to Tolanaro in 12 hours. Another option is to drive. In April, daily temperatures in Tolanaro can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. On the 14th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Andasibe.

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Nahampoana Reserve ©
Nahampoana Reserve

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Andasibe

Andasibe ©
When you take a trip to Andasibe, you'll discover a protected rainforest in eastern Madagascar.
On the 15th (Mon), take a peaceful walk through Analamazaotra Special Reserve, explore the wealth of natural beauty at V.O.I.M.M.A. Community Reserve, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Mitsinjo Reserve.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Andasibe trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Tolanaro to Andasibe in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Maroantsetra.

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Analamazaotra Special Reserve ©
Analamazaotra Special Reserve
V.O.I.M.M.A. Community Reserve ©
V.O.I.M.M.A. Community Reserve
The Mitsinjo Reserve ©
The Mitsinjo Reserve

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Maroantsetra

Maroantsetra ©
Maroantsetra is a market town and domestic seaport in Analanjirofo Region, Madagascar, at the northern end of the Bay of Antongil.Maroantsetra is the main point of access to Masoala National Park and the Nosy Mangabe special reserve, and the headquarters of the park authority.Access to the town is mainly by air, with regular connections to Toamasina and Antananarivo or by sea. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Masoala National Park.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Maroantsetra trip site .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Andasibe to Maroantsetra takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Antsiranana (Diego Suarez).

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Masoala National Park ©
Masoala National Park

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Antsiranana (Diego Suarez)

Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) ©
On a trip to Antsiranana, a sleepy port town in Madagascar's northernmost province, you can enjoy the laid-back atmosphere of its streets, lined with quaint colonial-era buildings and colorful marketplaces.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): go for a walk through The three bays, step into the grandiose world of Windsor Castle, and then get outside with Mer D'Emeraude.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Maroantsetra to Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in April, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

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Mer D'Emeraude ©
Mer D'Emeraude
The three bays ©
The three bays