Birding Tour Madagascar: 6-day Masoala Peninsula Pre-tour October 2021

Tour Details

Duration: 6 days
Group Size: 6 – 8
Date Start: October 12, 2021
Date End: October 17, 2021
Tour Start: Antananarivo (Tana)
Tour End: Antananarivo (Tana)

Tour Costs

Price: €2,402 / $2,826 / £2,246 per person sharing, assuming 6-8 participants, plus about €756 for the domestic flights, which we will book for you

Single Supplement: €120 / $141 / £112

* Please note that currency conversion is calculated in real-time, therefore is subject to slight change. Please refer back to the base price when making final payments.

* At request clients can upgrade to the new lodge in Masoala, given a significant surcharge.

Price includes:
Guiding fees
Entrance fees
All transport while on tour
Bottled water throughout the tour

Price excludes:
All flights
Return flight Tana/Maroantsetra/Tana
Items of a personal nature, e.g. gifts
Personal insurance

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Madagascar Birding Tour: 6-day Masoala Peninsula Pre-tour 2021

The Masoala Peninsula extension can generate the unbelievable Helmet VangaBrown Mesite, and Short-legged Ground Roller, as well as the largest – and most bizarre – nocturnal lemur, the aye-aye, and a stack more.

This pre-tour to our Best of Madagascar: 15-day Birding and Wildlife Tour 2021 can also be booked as a stand-alone tour. It can also be combined, preceding it, with our Madagascar: 7-day Northwest (Ankarafantsika/Betsiboka Delta Pre-tour) 2021 and, following the main tour, with our Madagascar: 6-day Berenty Reserve Extension 2021 tour.


Itinerary (6 days/5 nights)

Day 1. Flight to Maroantsetra
We fly to Maroantsetra and transfer to our hotel.
Overnight: Masoala Resort, Maroantsetra

Days 2. Boat transfer to Masoala National Park
Today we will take a boat trip across Antongil Bay, Madagascar’s largest bay. We travel past the island of Nosy Mangabe and eventually reach the Masoala Peninsula, which contains Madagascar’s largest tract of lowland rainforest and also its largest national park in the form of Masoala National Park.
Overnight: Ecolodge Chez Arol, Masoala

Days 3 – 4. Birding Masoala National Park
We bird the incredible forests and remote tropical beaches of Masoala National Park for some of Madagascar’s most awesome birds, including Madagascan PratincoleCrested CouaBlue Coua, Helmet VangaShort-legged Ground RollerBrown Mesite, White-browed Hawk-Owl, and many other sought-after birds. There are also some incredible lemurs here, including red-ruffed lemur and red-fronted lemur.
Overnight: Ecolodge Chez Arol, Masoala

Day 5. Boat Transfer to Maroantsetra, flight to Antananarivo
We return via the wonderful boat trip to Maroantsetra and from there fly to Antananarivo. Transfer to our hotel.
Overnight: Relais des Plateaux, Antananarivo

Day 6. Departure, or Day 1 of main trip
Today either your international flight will leave for home or you will start on our Madagascar main tour.

Please note that the itinerary cannot be guaranteed as it is only a rough guide and can be changed (usually slightly) due to factors such as availability of accommodation, updated information on the state of accommodation, roads, or birding sites, the discretion of the guides and other factors.

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