9 days in Madagascar Itinerary

9 days in Madagascar Itinerary

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9 days in Madagascar Itinerary

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

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Rova - Le Palais de la Reine, don't miss a visit to Gare de Soarano, then make a trip to Independence Avenue, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ambohimanga.

To see ratings and tourist information, go to the Antananarivo trip builder website .

Chamarel, Mauritius to Antananarivo is an approximately 3-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Mauritius Time (MUT) to Eastern African Time (EAT) is minus 1 hour. Expect little chillier evenings in Antananarivo when traveling from Chamarel in November, with lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can take a bus to Antsirabe.

Things to do in Antananarivo

Historic Sites
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Ambohimanga ©
Ambohimanga
Rova - Le Palais de la Reine ©
Rova - Le Palais de la Reine
Gare de Soarano ©
Gare de Soarano

2
nights
Antsirabe

Antsirabe ©
Once a colonial retreat hotspot, Antsirabe boasts the architectural remnants of that period with cathedrals, hotels, and villas.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Lac Andraikiba, then explore the activities along Lac Tritriva, and then admire the landmark architecture of Gare d’Antsirabe. On the 5th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Antsirabe Cathedral, then stop by Boutique Fon'Ala, and then appreciate the history behind Fahaleovantena Tribes Monument.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Antsirabe trip itinerary planning tool .

You can take a bus from Antananarivo to Antsirabe in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Morondava.

Things to do in Antsirabe

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Lac Tritriva ©
Lac Tritriva
Antsirabe Cathedral ©
Antsirabe Cathedral
Fahaleovantena Tribes Monument ©
Fahaleovantena Tribes Monument

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): take a peaceful walk through Kirindy Forest Morondava Madagascar and then steep yourself in history at Ankevo Hamlets. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Thu): stroll through Avenue of the Baobabs.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Morondava trip simple and quick.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Antsirabe to Morondava takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Andasibe.

Things to do in Morondava

Wildlife Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Avenue of the Baobabs ©
Avenue of the Baobabs
Kirindy Forest Morondava Madagascar ©

3
nights
Andasibe

Andasibe ©
When you take a trip to Andasibe, you'll discover a protected rainforest in eastern Madagascar.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Andasibe-Mantadia National Park (Reserve of Perinet) and then delve into the lush surroundings at Analamazaotra Special Reserve. On the 9th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at The Mitsinjo Reserve and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Vakona Private Reserve.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Andasibe trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Morondava to Andasibe by combination of flight and taxi takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Andasibe

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Vakona Private Reserve ©
Vakona Private Reserve
Analamazaotra Special Reserve ©
Analamazaotra Special Reserve

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