Madagascar Eastern Highlands to Ile Sainte Marie Tour

This 10 night tour is an attractive option. It allows you to see the Eastern Rainforests, the Canal des Pangalanes and also the lovely Ile Sainte Marie. With only one domestic flight you don’t have to keep returning to Antananarivo.

10 Nights


₤ 1,439 (PPS)


The pint-sized ‘continent’ of Madagascar split from Godwanaland some 165 million years ago. A Noah’s ark of sorts sailing away to the east. This isolation led to a separate evolution of flora and fauna. Creating a paradise for nature-lovers with over 20,000 species of flora and fauna. 80% of which are not found anywhere else on this planet! This strangest of islands is an incredibly exciting destination. Known for its lemurs, orchids (1000 species), chameleons (over 70% of the world’s population) and frogs (a mere 150 species).

You begin this tour with the lush Eastern rainforest area of the Andasibe-Mantadia Natural Park. Famed for its rainforest animals, including the indri indri as well as birds, insect life and frogs. Enjoy morning walks in the forest and night walks in season.

Next you head to the Eastern coast of Madagascar to the unique canal and lake system called the Canal de Pangalanes. This scenic wetlands area is also home to the Palmarium Reserve. This private reserve makes for a good adjunct to the Andasibe-Mantadia National Park. They have introduced lemurs from various parts of Madagascar here so that you see a broader range in close quarters.

This is perfect for keen photographers as you see first lemurs in the natural primary forest and then in this secondary forest area. There is also an opportunity to see the extremely rare Aye Aye nocturnal lemur on a night walk in a specially created island reserve.

Next you take a scenic drive up the coastal road staying overnight in the sleepy village of Mahambo. The following morning you enjoy a scenic drive up the coast to the ferry for the boat cruise to Ile Sainte Marie (also known as Nosy Boraha) for 3 nights. We offer accommodation at two different price points on Ile Sainte Marie. Plus it is very easy to add extra nights in Ile Sainte Marie, if you have the time.

Tailor-make the Tour

The Red carpet price below shows it with Princess Bora in a Charme Suite. You can upgrade to an Executive suite as well. You can also add on extra nights on Ile Sainte Marie if you wish.

  • Depending on your departure flight time, you may NOT need the final night in Antananarivo at the end. But we recommend it as flight times can easily change in Madagascar!
  • The prices below are indicative only. They will change depending on exactly which lodge you opt for on Ile Sainte Marie

Madagascar Eastern Highlands to Ile Sainte Marie Tour at a glance

PRICE FROM ₤ 1,439 (PPS)

Milandi Joubert

Africa Travel Specialist

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An idea of price

All our itineraries are merely samples of what we can arrange. Virtually every trip is tailor-made for you. The exact price of our sample itineraries depends on the time of year and accommodation used. This is merely a guideline.

It excludes regional flights to the start and end of the itinerary (as these may vary depending on where you fly into Africa). But it includes an estimate of any flights WITHIN the itinerary. Contact us for a quote including any regional flights needed.

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Average Of
₤ 1,471
10 night itinerary with 4 people travelling
This Itinerary
as outlined above
Average Of
₤ 1,828
10 night itinerary with 2 people travelling and staying at Ecolodge Le Ravoraha or Maosandro Lodge
Red Carpet
all the bells & whistles
Average Of
₤ 2,143
9 night itinerary with 2 people & Upgrade to Princesse Bora Lodge or Soanambo Hotel


Meals as specified (B&B & DBB), private transfers/touring with all entrance fees included, conservation levies and park fees. Note that all guiding in National Parks is done by English-speaking Park Guides


International flights, optional Tana city tour, all services & meals not specified, drinks, visa costs and items of a personal nature eg. tips, curios

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