Madagascar and Mauritius 2017
May 15, 2017
schedule of activities
|Day: 1||Date: Aug 10 - Thu||Departure: MANILA||Arrival: MAURITIUS ISLAND||Activity: Our Adventure begins as we board the new Boeing 777 at the Ninoy Aquino lnternational Airport this evening for Mauritius. In-flight meals, movies and a night of rest above the clouds as our jet whisk us to the sky… and we arrive with a warm welcome at the Mauritius Island. Transfer to your hotel for dinner and overnight.|
|Day: 2||Date: Aug 11 - Fri||Departure: MAURITIUS ISLAND||Arrival: --||Activity: After breakfast, start the day with an authentic and colorful tour of Casela park and South Tour. We'll start with a visit of the Grand Bassin sacred lake also known as Ganga Talao. A Crater Lake considered as the most holy place for the Hindu community in Mauritius. Then you will have a stop at the view point of the black river gorges where you can have a glimpse of the rich nature of the island. After the view point, we will bring you to the most famous place in Mauritius – the Seven Colored Earth – a natural phenomenon next to beautiful waterfalls. After lunch, you will visit one of the most popular Park of the island, Casela World of Adventures whereby you will have the opportunity to walk through the aviary to discover the different species of birds followed by the famous Safari where you will discover zebras, ostriches, giraffe and many other animals in their natural habitat (includes: Interactive map, Toboggan, Walk through the aviary, Big Cats Viewing, Giraffe and Camels viewing, mini-safari).|
|Day: 3||Date: Aug 12 - Sat||Departure: MAURITIUS||Arrival: ANTANANARIVO, MADAGASCAR||Activity: Breakfast at the resort. Half Day Curepipe Tour. Make the most of your time in Mauritius with this sightseeing experience. The journey starts with the visit to Curepipe: 2nd largest city of the island centrally situated and also known as “La Ville Lumiere” since it was the first town in the island to run on electricity. Climb to the upper plateau for a stunning panoramic view of the island from the top of Trou aux Cerfs, a dormant volcano. The tour ends at a souvenir shop. Immediate transfer to the airport for flight to Antananarivo. Meet at the airport and transfer to hotel. Dinner and overnight.|
|Day: 4||Date: Aug 13 - Sun||Departure: ANTANANARIVO||Arrival: MORONDAVA||Activity: Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport and flight to Morondava. Meeting at the airport and transfer to your hotel. After lunch, we proceed for the excursion by local pirogue to the mangrove. Dinner at the hotel.|
|Day: 5||Date: Aug 14 - Mon||Departure: MORONDAVA||Arrival: --||Activity: Breakfast at the hotel. Drive to the Kirindy forest for a full day visit with Picnic lunch. Walk at the reserve through the dry deciduous forest to watch the lemurs: The Propithecus verreauxi and the Lemur fulvus. Drive back to Morondava in the afternoon. Stop at the Alley of the baobab for sunset.|
|Day: 6||Date: Aug 15 - Tue||Departure: MORONDAVA||Arrival: ANTANANARIVO||Activity: Transfer to the airport. Flight back to Antananarivo. Meeting at the airport and city tour of the town including the visit of the Queen palace and discovering of the prime Minister palace. Enjoy the sunset and dinner at Lokanga Boutique Hotel.|
|Day: 7||Date: Aug 16 - Wed||Departure: ANTANANARIVO||Arrival: ANDASIBE||Activity: Early breakfast. Then departure eastwards to Andasibe (145 KM) through the typical landscape of the highland and the eastern rain forest. On the way, visit to the Peyreiras reptiles farm in Marozevo where different endemic species of amphibians, batrachians and reptiles can be observed. Proceed to Vakona Forest Lodge for lunch and afternoon tour. In the afternoon, visit of the private reserve of the Vakona including its small island for lemurs. Evening walk for spotting nocturnal species as the mouse lemur, dwarf lemur, wolly lemur, chameleons, frogs. Dinner at hotel.|
|Day: 8||Date: Aug 17 - Thu||Departure: ANDASIBE||Arrival: ANTANANARIVO||Activity: Early breakfast at the hotel. Morning visit to the Andasibe National Park which is a special reserve for the Indri Indri, the largest living lemur. Drive to the hotel and lunch. Afternoon drive back to Antananarivo. Dinner at Hotel.|
|Day: 9||Date: Aug 18 - Fri||Departure: ANTANANARIVO||Arrival: MAURITIUS||Activity: MK 289 1640 1925 (1.45 hr)
Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning, visit the King and Queen's former palace, the Ambohimanga Palace. If time permits, shopping at la Digue market and possibility to visit of a gem shop (depending on the timing). At 1415 hours, Transfer to the airport to take the flight back to Mauritius. Upon arrival in Mauritius, assistance provided at the airport, transfer to your hotel for dinner and overnight.
|Day: 10||Date: Aug 19 - Sat||Departure: MAURITIUS||Arrival: --||Activity: After breakfast, proceed to Kreola’s Punch Tour, and discover the highlights of the capital city of Port Louis. Bursting with life, the city blends the island's past and present. It is also a rainbow of cultures, religions and traditions reflected in the island lifestyle. End the tour at the Caudan Waterfront complex. The Caudan's craft market, spread across two levels, is the perfect place for a quick shopping for hand-made souvenirs.|
|Day: 11||Date: Aug 20 - Sun||Departure: MAURITIUS||Arrival: MANILA||Activity: Breakfast at the hotel. Start a unique visit of the dormant Volcano of Mauritius, the famous Trou aux Cerfs. Have a half Day South Tour to visit the Chamarel Rhum distillery & have some Rhum tasting. Discover the natural treasures of Chamarel, including the unusual geological phenomenon of the Seven-Colored Earth and a spectacular waterfall. Enjoy the breathtaking landscape adorning the sacred lake of Grand Bassin and the Black River Gorges National Park. Drop off at airport at 17h30 for check-in formalities. Then transfer to the airport for your flight back to Manila via Singapore.|
|Day: 12||Date: Aug 21 - Mon||Departure: --||Arrival: MANILA||Activity: … and lands us at NAIA 1 full of lasting memories of Madagascar and Mauritius..|
- Roundtrip airfare from Manila on economy class.
- First class Lodges on a two-in-a-room basis.
- Three (3) meals daily throughout the Tour.
- All tours and excursions in deluxe private motor coach.
- English speaking local guide, meeting and send off assistances.
- Porterages on all airports & hotels.
- All Entrance and toll fees.
- Services of experienced Filipino Escort
- Airline Taxes for economy – $745
- Philippine Travel Tax – P 1620
- Terminal Fee – P 500
- Madagascar Visa Fees – $30 Upon Arrival
- Mauritius Visa fee- $50