8 days in Madagascar Itinerary

8 days in Madagascar Itinerary

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8 days in Madagascar Itinerary

Start: Chamarel, Mauritius
+2
Drive + Fly + taxi:  5​h 45​min
1
Andasibe
— 2 nights
taxi + bus:  5​h 30​min
2
Antsirabe
— 2 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Morondava
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
4
Antananarivo
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + Drive:  3​h
End: Chamarel, Mauritius

2
nights
Andasibe

Andasibe ©
When you take a trip to Andasibe, you'll discover a protected rainforest in eastern Madagascar.
On the 3rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Andasibe-Mantadia National Park (Reserve of Perinet) and then take a peaceful walk through Analamazaotra Special Reserve.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Andasibe online visit planner .

Chamarel, Mauritius to Andasibe is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and taxi. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Chamarel to Andasibe due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Antsirabe.

Things to do in Andasibe

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Vakona Private Reserve ©
Vakona Private Reserve
Analamazaotra Special Reserve ©
Analamazaotra Special Reserve

2
nights
Antsirabe

Antsirabe ©
Once a colonial retreat hotspot, Antsirabe boasts the architectural remnants of that period with cathedrals, hotels, and villas.
On the 5th (Tue), admire the landmark architecture of Gare d’Antsirabe, then explore the activities along Lac Tritriva, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lac Andraikiba. On the 6th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Antsirabe Cathedral, then stop by Boutique Fon'Ala, and then pause for some photo ops at Fahaleovantena Tribes Monument.

To see maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Antsirabe trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and bus from Andasibe to Antsirabe takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Morondava.

Things to do in Antsirabe

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Lac Tritriva ©
Lac Tritriva
Antsirabe Cathedral ©
Antsirabe Cathedral
Fahaleovantena Tribes Monument ©
Fahaleovantena Tribes Monument

1
night
Morondava

Morondava ©
Known for its iconic road lined with ancient Baobab trees, the sleepy coastal village of Morondava serves as a popular base for travelers looking to explore the national parks and nature reserves of Madagascar.
On the 7th (Thu), take a peaceful walk through Kirindy Forest Morondava Madagascar and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Avenue of the Baobabs.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Morondava trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Antsirabe to Morondava takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Antananarivo.

Things to do in Morondava

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Avenue of the Baobabs ©
Avenue of the Baobabs
Kirindy Forest Morondava Madagascar ©

2
nights
Antananarivo

Antananarivo ©
Surrounded by verdant rice paddies, Madagascar's capital and the country's commercial and cultural hub, Antananarivo boasts a rich history and heritage, evident in its numerous historic buildings, colonial-era neighborhoods, and archaeological museums.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Rova - Le Palais de la Reine, then meet the residents at Lemurs' Park, then admire the striking features of Gare de Soarano, and finally look for gifts at Art Miniature. Here are some ideas for day two: experience rural life at Croc Farm, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ambohimanga, and then make a trip to Maison de Jean Laborde.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Antananarivo trip planner .

You can fly from Morondava to Antananarivo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. November in Antananarivo sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Antananarivo

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Lemurs' Park ©
Lemurs' Park
Ambohimanga ©
Ambohimanga
Rova - Le Palais de la Reine ©
Rova - Le Palais de la Reine

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