Travel Challenge A 10-day tour of Madagascar
Saturday 08 October 2011
Every week we invite three companies to offer us their best deal for a specific holiday. Today: a 10-day tour of the island of Madagascar, departing from Heathrow in the first two weeks of November. Prices are per person, based on two sharing. All prices include flights, guides and transfers.
On The Go Tours
£2,319: Private "1000 Views of Madagascar" tour
Includes Air France flights via Paris on 10 November, with a range of B&B accommodation and visits to Ranomafana National Park; the Natural Reserve of Andasibe; and Isalo National Park. "Discover an island of adventure with rare lemurs, colourful tribes, stunning national parks, tropical beaches, bustling markets and ever-changing scenery," says Pru Goudie of On The Go Tours (020-7371 1113; onthegotours.com).
£3,560: Tailor-made "Madagascar Classic Camping" tour
Includes Kenya Airways flights via Nairobi on 1 November. This tailor-made private tour includes half-board accommodation at the Pavillion de L'Emyrne (one night); Mandrare River Camp (four); and Manafiafy Beach and Rainforest Lodge (five), with activities. "This fantastic itinerary will let you see Madagascar's endemic wildlife from lemurs to humpback whales, while staying in luxury camps on the wild southern coast and exploring the island with expert local guides," says Anna Devereux Baker of Scott Dunn (020- 8682 5070; scottdunn.com).
£2,485: Tailor-made "Explore Andasibe and Ile Sainte-Marie" tour
Includes Kenya Airways flights via Nairobi on 11 November. This private tailor-made tour includes a mix of B&B and half-board accommodation, with activities including visits to both Andasibe National Park and Mantadia National Park. "This itinerary offers fantastic viewing of Madagascar's unique wildlife, combined with rest and relaxation for five nights on the beautiful island of Ile Sainte-Marie, where your stay includes bike hire – the perfect way to get around the island" says Victoria Saner of Audley Travel (01993 838 585; audleytravel.com).
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