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Explore SAVA’s Cultural Heritage on a 7-Day Vanilla Route Tour

8JRW+P3 Andapa, Madagascar

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7 days (approx.) - English

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Go beyond the usual destinations and explore the less traveled SAVA region in 7 days! Journey through the famous Vanilla Coast, visit private reserves and national parks, and even get a chance to see endemic flora and fauna up close.

Highlights
  • Explore the Marojejy National Park and Humbert Falls
  • Visit the Anjoaty Park and Lac Vert
  • Discover the Soavoanio Coconut Plantation
  • Explore the Ambohimanitra Domain and Macolline Botanical Path of Antalaha
  • Visit the artisanal dhow shipyards and facilities used to prepare the world’s best vanilla
Description

Journey from Andapa to Sambava on the less beaten path! Experience the captivating Vanilla Route as well as the magnificent private reserves and national parks along the way. A true haven for nature enthusiasts, reconnect with nature, take in the breathtaking landscapes, and sight rare, endemic flora and fauna! 

Itinerary

Day 1 – Andapa

Arrive at Andapa Airport. Your driver will meet you at the airport and take you to the hotel. Take time to freshen up and enjoy the rest of the day at your own leisure.

Day 2 – Andapa – Marojejy

Spend the day getting back in touch with nature at the Marojejy National Park! Undeniably a lover of nature’s paradise, the Marojejy National Park is home to numerous endemic flora and fauna with every route offering the best chances to find rare plants as well as wild inhabitants. You will also have the opportunity to see a variety of other wildlife animals throughout the walk, including the Madagascar Serpent Bird. Then, continue to the well-known Humbert Falls to add a special touch to an already fantastic day before calling it a day.

Day 3 – Marojejy – Vohemar

Visit the Marojejy National Park one more time before heading to your next destination. Although you could spend days exploring the park, stay a little bit longer in the morning to appreciate the beauty of nature. The reserve is home to many of the nation’s most well-known furry friends, including the elusive Silky Sifaka (Simpona), and the hike will immerse you in a colorful and especially diversified array of nature. You may also opt to climb Mount Marojejy to enjoy incredible views of the reserve. Afterwards, depart for Vohemar in the afternoon, where you will check into a hotel for the night.

Day 4 – Vohemar – Anjoaty Park and Lac Vert

Explore the town of Iharana, also known as Vohemar in Malagasy, and take a side trip to Anjoaty Park. Learn about the Sakalava Anjoaty Tribe and their story as you discover the beauty of Madagascar’s Northern SAVA. You will also head to the mystical Andranotsara Lake (Green Lake) and hear fascinating tales about the green-colored lake. Then, take time to explore the town, known as one of the Vanilla Commerce Hub in Madagascar, before heading back to the hotel. 

Day 5 – Vohemar – Antalaha  

Discover the notable treasures of the SAVA region as you visit the Soavoanio Coconut Plantation! Aside from cocoa and vanilla, SAVA is also known for one of the largest coconut plantations in the world. Take a trip through an area of the plantation and learn more about the exotic tree. Afterwards, continue to Antalaha for the Ambohimanitra Domain, where vanilla is offered in all varieties. End the day with a trip to Macolline Botanical Path of Antalaha. 

Day 6 – Antalaha  

Spend the day exploring the small yet charming town of Antalaha and see its artisanal dhow shipyards as well as the facilities used to prepare the world’s best vanilla, which is staffed by some of Madagascar’s nicest people. You will then enjoy the rest of the day at your own leisure.

Day 7 – Antalaha – Sambava

Transfer to Sambava Airport for your journey back home.

Inclusions

  • Pick Up and Drop Off

  • 6 Nights Accommodation

  • Breakfast (6)

  • English-Speaking Local Guide

  • Transportation as Per Itinerary

  • Admission Fees and Activities as Per Itinerary

Exclusions

  • Local and International Flights

  • Meals Not Mentioned

  • Drinks

  • Activities Not Mentioned

  • Visas

  • Travel and Medical Insurance

  • Personal Expenses

  • Gratuities (Optional)

Additional Information

  • This experience involves a moderate amount of walking; Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

  • This experience requires good weather conditions. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you will be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum is not met, you will be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

  • This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded. 

  • Arrival time at each location may vary depending on the season.

  • If there is insufficient time for all attractions/destinations on the itinerary, the tour guide will adjust the length of time spent at other attractions/destinations. 

  • Delays, shortening of the tours, or omissions to the itinerary due to traffic, weather, or other unforeseen circumstances are not subject to refund.

  • Itinerary is subject to change and the attractions may be closed due to traffic, weather, and force majeure. An alternative itinerary may also be omitted depending on road conditions.

  • Please note that on days in which no activities are planned, you are free to explore at your leisure; all activities and purchases will be at your own expense. You will have your tour guide’s mobile number in case of emergency.

Starting Location
8JRW+P3 Andapa, Madagascar.
Itineraries are subject to change.
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