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Red vari lemur, Madagascar

Madagascar is celebrated for its lemurs.

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Isalo National Park Extension

Rugged Landscapes, Lemurs, and More!

Trip Details at-a-Glance

Cost From: $2090  
Length: 5 days
Arrive: Antananarivo, Madagascar
Depart: Antananarivo, Madagascar
Lodging: 3 nights lodge, 1 night hotel
Meals: Meals as indicated (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
Activity: Wildlife & Natural History, Walking
Trip Level: Easy day hikes, wildlife watching

Visa Requirements

A visa is required for U.S. citizens visiting Madagascar. You can obtain your visa on arrival (if you are staying fewer than 30 days).

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Choosing the Right Trip

We work hard to help you choose the right trip for you, paying attention to your individual interests, abilities, and needs. If you have questions about the level of comfort or any of the activities described in this itinerary, please contact us.

Explore Isalo National Park, with its grassy plains surrounded by eroded sandstone massifs that have been sculpted by wind and water into wonderfully weird forms—reminiscent of the landscapes of the American Southwest. This rugged area shelters 14 nocturnal lemurs as well as ring-tailed lemurs, brown lemurs, sifakas, and some 80 species of birds.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1
Tulear / Isalo National Park

From Antananarivo, transfer to the airport and fly to Tulear on the southwestern coast of Madagascar. On arrival, transfer to Isalo National Park, with a sunset photo-stop en route at the Window of the Isalo, where the sun sets through a naturally formed “window” in the rock...BLD

Day 2
Isalo National Park

After a visit to the national park office, we arrive at the entrance to Canyon Namaza for a picturesque hike up to Cascade des Nymphes, where a spectacular hidden waterfall cascades into an emerald-green pool. On return, enjoy a picnic and a photo session with ringtail lemurs near the park entrance. The afternoon is at leisure or we can visit the park’s museum, with its excellent displays of the geologic formations and endemic plants...BLD

Day 3
Isalo National Park

Depart early this morning for the Piscine Naturelle, an easy hike to a refreshing natural pool surrounded by leafy pandanus trees. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight...BLD

Day 4
Tulear / Antananarivo / Depart

Drive back to Tulear, with a stop en route at the Arboretum d’Antsokay, with its comprehensive array of spiny forest plants, birds, radiated tortoises, and possibly a lemur or two. Fly to Antananarivo and transfer to the Hotel Colbert for overnight. Dinner on your own...BL

Day 5

Transfer to the airport for departure on homeward-bound flight...B

Extension Cost

Prices are for 2016
$2090 (2-3 members)
Single supplement: $390 (2 or more members)
Internal airfare: $390 (subject to change)

Prices are not guaranteed until services are confirmed.
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Extension Cost Includes:

  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Accommodations
  • Meals as indicated (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • Internal flights as noted
  • Fees for parks and reserves
  • Land transportation as noted

Extension Cost Does Not Include:

Gratuities, beverages, items of a personal nature such as soft drinks, alcoholic beverages, phone, laundry, etc.

Jardin Du Roy Lodge

Jardin Du Roy Lodge

Days 1 to 3 (3 nights), Isalo National Park, Madagascar

The park-like setting and thoughtful design of Jardin du Roy Lodge makes it blend beautifully into the landscape. Architectural details include ...
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Hotel Colbert

Hotel Colbert

Day 4 (1 night), Antananarivo, Madagascar

This 140-room hotel, set on a hillside overlooking Tana’s Haute Ville, enjoys a great location close to small shops, restaurants, a large ...
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Note: Listed above are our signature accommodations for this trip. Although it is highly unlikely, we may make substitutions when necessary.