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Madagascar Luxury Honeymoon

The Madagascar Luxury Honeymoon is an all inclusive 12-days itinerary exceptionally designed for couples. This trip offers a luxurious escape to the south of Madagascar on a full package with domestic flights included. Looking to spend some quality time away with your other half? This trip will take you to beautiful unspoiled beaches, and, to balance it off, throws in the mix a few guided activities and a bit of culture. You will get to explore Madagascar on the road less travelled, still enjoying the comfort of quality accommodation and good service. Expect to see lots of lemurs and experience the interesting cultures of the southern tribes, splendid nature and panoramic views. Whale-watching tops it off in the right season. The accommodation is really lovely and the team is super friendly – you will be looked after very well. We can tailor this itinerary to suit your plans by changing the length of the trip or the order of activities. You can start the trip the other way around, we will adjust it depending where you arrive.

12 Days – From £4,370 per person 

*equivalent in USD, EUR accepted

Itinerary: Antananarivo, Fort-Dauphin,  Mandrare, Manafiafy, Fort-Dauphin, Antananarivo

  • Price is per person, based on two people sharing in a double room
  • Regular Domestic Flights (Return from TNR to FTU)
  • All Inclusive Accommodation, except in Antananarivo (BB)
  • All the excursions mentioned in the itinerary on private basis
  • All transfers on private basis
  • Entrance & guiding fees to all the mentioned National Parks
  • Conservation levies at Mandrare River Camp and Manafiafy Rainforest Lodge
  • All mandatory local taxes
  • Visa, where applicable
  • International Flights (See Flights to Madagascar)
  • If want to replace regular one leg of domestic flights with private charter flights one way Tana – Ifotaka near Mandrare: 1,910 ₤ pp, based on 2 ppl flying
  • Personal Expenses
  • Insurance
  • Tips & Gratuities
  • Meals not mentioned in the description

International flights are not included in the package price. We give you the freedom to book the flights yourself, use miles and choose your preferred airline, and if you are stuck we can help you find the right connections. Return flights to Madagascar start from £700 per person, depending on the connections and time of the year.

For families and groups (starting with 5 pax), we can book domestic flights in Madagascar, during the high season, and if the trip is part of a more complex itinerary. This is to ensure a seamless travel and no complications.

Send us a message on WhatsApp or Email us to check availability, discuss your preferences and get a quote.

This is a sample itinerary and prices are correct at the time of writing. We can tailor it to suit your plans by changing the length of the trip or the order of activities. More days can be added. Other hotels can be chosen, according to your liking. For more travel inspiration check these itineraries.

To avoid unpleasant weather surprises, we recommend to check our Madagascar Weather Guide to plan your trip in the right season. Click on the month you want to travel in and see the tours which are best for each month of the year. 

Day 1 - Antananarivo

Today you will arrive in Antananarivo where you will be met and transferred to the hotel. Antananarivo means “City of thousands”, the place which unified the tribes of Madagascar about 500 years ago. The city is built on 3 levels: the high city where the queen’s palace is situated, the mid-city with nice boutique shops and all the administrative buildings, and the bustling low city with the markets. Take a stroll to the markets, the upper city with its splendid views, the railway station and Lake Anosy with beautiful jacaranda trees (in October). A visit to Ambohimanga, the cradle of the Merina monarchy, is highly recommended. Overnight at Maison Gallieni.

Cocktails in Antananarivo

Day 2 - Mandrare

This morning, fly to Fort-Dauphin with Tsaradia regular flight, then drive to Mandrare for about 4h. Upon arrival, settle into your tent and enjoy the majestic views over Mandrare river. Around 5pm you will depart for a night walk in the Forest of Zenavo. This is a fantastic way to see diurnal lemurs bedding down, and the nocturnal lemurs begin to wake in the eerie and prehistoric spiny forest. You will spot sifakas and sleeping white-foot sportive lemurs, then once the sun has set, two mouse lemur species, sleeping birds, chameleons, owls and now active sportive lemurs. Overnight at Mandrare Camp.

al-fresco dining near a baobab tree at Mandrare River Camp, boutique hotel in the south of Madagascar

Day 3 - Mandrare

After breakfast you will head out to the stunning Sacred Gallery Forest to the south of the camp. Depending on the river depth, walk or take a boat to reach a deciduous forest. Inquisitive groups of ring-tailed lemurs and entertaining sifaka are the highlight of this excursion. Return to camp for lunch and a relaxed afternoon by the pool. Late afternoon, head for a walk through the Sacred Spiny Forest filled with the ancestral tombs of the local Antandroy tribe.  Your guide and a tracker from the local community will give you an introduction to Antandroy culture and customs. Your visit is followed by sundowners on the Mandrare River banks. Overnight at Mandrare Camp.

White Lemur holding to cactus plants in Madagascar

Day 4 - Mandrare

After a cup of tea or coffee head to the Spiny Forest for an early morning walk. Witness the sunlight break through the octopus trees while looking out for the many endemic birds. Head back to camp for a sumptuous breakfast followed by a visit to the local market (on Thu and Sat) and village to meet the fascinating Antandroy tribe. Take the lunch at the camp and relax watching life along the river from your tent terrace. At 5pm, depart for a sundowner amidst the baobabs – a magical experience. In the evening the local villagers will perform beautiful traditional dances, as they do in their everyday life. Overnight at Mandrare Camp.

Traditional Malagasy Dancing

Day 5 - Mandrare

This is your last day at the camp. After breakfast depart for a day trip to the stunning Lac Anony. This salt water lake is separated from the Indian Ocean by a series of large sand dunes and is home to flamingos and a variety of salt water birds.  The lake is a two hour drive from the camp. On arrival, walk along the lake shore to a beautiful picnic spot. Then scale the 70 foot high sand dunes for an incredible view of the surrounding area. Take it slowly, Mora Mora as they say in Madagascar, go for a swim in the lake and enjoy the beautiful scenery. Return to the camp in time for dinner. Overnight at Mandrare Camp.

al-fresco dining near a banyan tree at Mandrare River Camp, boutique hotel in the south of Madagascar

Day 6 - Mandrare to Manafiafy

This morning drive 4h heading to to Fort Dauphin where you will be met and transferred to Manafiafy lodge (2,5hrs). Manafiafy, also known as Sainte Luce, is a beautiful sandy bay, fringed with forest covered mountains and wildlife rich mangroves. After refreshing, head for a night walk in the coastal rainforest. Explore the untouched paths of southern Madagascar to spot lemur, birds and chameleons, many of them being endemic. You’ll see nocturnal lemurs leaping through the trees, owls, satanic leaf-tailed geckos and other masters of camouflage. Return to the lodge for dinner. Overnight at Manafiafy Lodge.

Beach in Saint Luce, Madagascar

Day 7 - Manafiafy

After breakfast, head to the Stitch project and local woodworking shop to interact with the local Antanosy community. Stitch was created by the NGO Azafady to provide local women with sustainable livelihoods by training them in embroidery, English and business skills. After lunch and a bit of a rest, head to the nearby mangrove network by motorboat for bird-watching. Watch the magnificent Anosy mountain range in the backdrop. Endemic birds include kingfishers, hawks, the ibis and coua. After the scenic trip through the mangroves return to the lodge for dinner. Overnight at Manafiafy Lodge.

Manafiafy, a luxury small lodge in the south of Madagascar

Day 8 - Manafiafy

Before breakfast, head for a sunrise walk in the coastal rainforest to see groups of red-collared lemur foraging for food as they leap through the rainforest canopy. This type to lemur lives in groups of up to 20 individuals and is actives largely at dawn and dusk. This is a great time for birding, some species to see are coua, vanga and parrots. Return to the lodge for breakfast. Relax until your late afternoon excursion to see Madagascar’s largest bat, the flying fox, roosting in a nearby community forest, then filling the sky at dusk as they fly off on search of food. Return to the lodge for dinner. Overnight at Manafiafy Lodge.

Manafiafy, a luxury small lodge in the south of Madagascar

Day 9 - Manafiafy

Morning at your leisure. Suggested trips: whale-watching (June to November) and deep sea fishing. Manafiafy is one of the best places to see hump-back whales in Madagascar with regular sightings of mothers and their calves. After lunch, head to Manafiafy village. Manafiafy is a lovely Antanosy village with traditional wooden houses and pirogues lining the beachfront. Learn about the local customs and interact with the fishermen and their families. End your day with a sundowner overlooking Manafiafy bay from a rocky outcrop offering stunning views of the area. Overnight at Manafiafy Lodge.

whale jumping out of the water in Ile Sainte Marie, Madagascar

Day 10 - Private Island Camping

After a day at leisure, enjoy a true Robinson Crusoe experience. You will be taken to a private island less than a mile out from the Saint Luce peninsula where you will enjoy unspoilt beaches and sleep under the stars in your very own tree tent. Enjoy a day at the end of the world, in full privacy, away from it all. A sumptuous meal will be prepared by your personal chef and served on the beach. Overnight on the private island in a comfortable tent which will be prepared for you by the staff. A sky full of stars and the sounds of nature are sometimes the right luxury we are longing for. Return to the lodge the following morning for breakfast. 

fresh seafood grill at Manafiafy, a luxury small lodge in the south of Madagascar

Day 11 - Manafiafy to Antananarivo

After returning from the island, an early breakfast will be served at the lodge. Check out and drive back to Fort Dauphin (2,5 hours), where you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back to Antananarivo with Tsaradia regular flight. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure, strolling through the markets and tasting different Malagasy snacks. For dinner, we highly recommend heading towards La Varangue, an authentic restaurant located in the heart of the city. The cuisine is absolutely delicious and the ambiance is exceptional. You will find here vintage cars in the courtyard, a vintage bar and lounge. Overnight at Maison Gallieni.

La Varangue in Antananarivo, Madagascar

Day 12 - Departure

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your onward flight, according to your flight’s schedule. Extend this trip with some adventure in Madagascar. Get active by exploring the numerous national parks scattered across the island and hike in the Tsingy of Bemaraha or Tsingy d’Ankarana, Isalo or Andringitra. Go beach hopping in the north or visit the Kingdom of Lemurs in the southern forests of Berenty. Madagascar has plenty of interesting activities awaiting for you. You can also choose to stay at Anjajavy or at Masoala.

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