Skip to navigation Skip to content
Active Explorer - pace 2
Active Explorer Pace 2

Madagascar: Land of the Lemurs



Please call 0800 414 383 for latest availability
  • VIP Travel Service VIP door to door

An unforgettable adventure

There is no place on Earth like Madagascar, home to an incredible array of flora and fauna evolved from 80 million years of isolation in the Indian Ocean.

On this fascinating tour go in search of the island’s unusual wildlife and gives an insight into Malagasay culture.

Please note: Madagascar is a rewarding destination and tourism is still in its infancy, so we have selected the best available accommodation for this tour, which involves long but rewarding journeys. .


  • VIP door-to-door travel service
  • Optional travel insurance and additional cancellation rights, or a discount if not required
  • Return flights and transfers
  • All breakfasts, ten lunches and all dinners including a farewell dinner
  • Excursions as described
  • Saga tour manager
  • Porterage at all hotels

What our customers say More information

June 1, 2013 and May 31, 2014
save £150
on Nov 12, 2014
save £100
on Jan 7, 2015


View Full Itinerary

Day 1 UK-Nairobi-Antananarivo

After taking Saga’s included UK door-to-door travel service to the airport, depart in the evening for your overnight flight to Antananarivo, Madagascar’s capital.

Day 2 Antananarivo


On arrival, travel to the Carlton Hotel (4Q) for one night.

Day 3 Antananarivo to Tulear to Ifaty

After breakfast travel to the airport for your flight to Tulear and drive to Ifaty. Stay two nights at Les Dunes d'Ifaty (2Q) or Le Paradisier (2Q).

Day 4 Ifaty

Coast of Ifaty

Enjoy a day at leisure at this resort's wonderful beaches, or perhaps visit the fascinating spiny forest.

Day 5 Ifaty to Tulear to Ranohira

Drive to Ranohira, a small village near Isalo National Park. Enjoy a picnic lunch under mango trees. Stay two nights at Jardin Du Roi (3Q) or Relais de la Reine (3Q).

Day 6 Isalo National Park

Isalo National Park

Travel to nearby Isalo National Park and visit the canyon des Markis. Return to the hotel for lunch and in the afternoon, enjoy a walk to see the sparkling waters of a natural swimming pool.

Isalo National Park Madagascar Africa

Day 7 Ranohira to Fianarantsoa to Sahambavy

Lac Hotel

Drive to Ambalavao where you visit a factory making hand-made paper. Continue to Fianarantsoa, Madagascar's second city, for a short city tour before continuing to Sahambavy. Stay overnight at the Lac Hotel (2Q).

Day 8 Sahambavy to Antsirabe

Tea planation

Drive through rice fields and hills covered by eucalyptus on your way to Madagascar's handicraft capital, Ambositra.

Follow a scenic route, passing numerous burial mounds which are testimony to the importance of the afterlife in Malagasy culture, to arrive at the Vatolahy Hotel (2Q) in Antsirabe for a two-night stay.

Day 9 Antsirabe

Visit a horn workshop, jewellery store and sweet shop before a sightseeing tour of Antsirabe. Landmarks include the French-colonial train station and cathedral. In the afternoon explore Tritiva lake, a legendary spot.

Day 10 Antsirabe to Andasibe

An included visit to a butterfly centre en route to Andasibe for a two-night stay at the Vakona Forest Lodge (2Q) or Andasibe Hotel (2Q). Late afternoon visit to the Mantadia National Park to look for the world's smallest lemur, the nocturnal microcebus.

Mantadia National Park Madagascar Africa

Day 11 Andasibe

Tree frog

Explore the orchid-cloaked Analamazaotra Reserve, home to one of Madagascar's largest types of lemur, the Indri. After lunch at the hotel return to Mantadia National Park to spot numerous species of lemurs and birds.

Day 12 Andasibe to Antananarivo

Coma falls near Antsirabe

Enjoy a tour of the city in the afternoon and stay two nights at the Carlton Hotel (4Q).

Day 13 Antananarivo

Visit the lemur park

Travel to the Royal Hill of Ambohimanga, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and visit the lemur park. Enjoy a farewell dinner tonight.

Day 14 - 15 Antananarivo to Nairobi to UK

After breakfast, travel to the airport for your return overnight flight arriving in the UK the following morning for your included UK VIP door-to-door travel service home.

3 nights


Great Rift Valley, full board, 2014 departures

This holiday extension includes three nights’ hotel accommodation on a full-board basis and the services of a Saga-appointed local representative.
Spend a night in the capital at the Ole Sereni Hotel (3Q), then leave Nairobi for Lake Nakuru National Park where you stay a further two nights at Lake Nakuru Lodge (3Q).

On three included game drives you'll see the remarkable landscape and prolific wildlife within the Great Rift Valley.

Kenya Africa
Lake Nakuru
4 nights

Nosy Be

Post holiday extension, half Board

Extend your holiday on the beautiful and relaxing island of Nosy Be just off the north-west tip of Madagascar. It includes four nights’ hotel accommodation on a half-board basis and transfers.

Nosy Be Nosy Be Madagascar Africa
Nosy Be, Madagascar

Madagascar: Land of the Lemurs



Please call 0800 414 383 for latest availability