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MADAGASCAR To find out more visit saga.co.uk/madagascar-tour Madagascar: The Lost Continent 14 nights from £2999 Including optional travel insurance or a reduction of £71 if not required§ Small group 18 or less Your tour includes · VIP door-to-door travel service ­ please call for details · 12 nights in hotels and 2 in flight · 34 meals: 12 breakfasts, 11 lunches and 12 dinners Excursions and visits Tour of Antananarivo Visit to Ambatolampy aluminium workshop Horn workshop, jewellery store and sweet shop Ranomafama National Park Ambalavao hand-made paper factory Isalo National Park and the Canyon des Makis Reniala National Park Andasibe National Park Peyrieras Reptile Reserve G G G G G G G G G There is no place on Earth like Madagascar, the world's fourth largest island and home to an incredible array of flora and fauna evolved from 80 million years of isolation in the Indian Ocean. Nowhere else will you find such weird and wonderful wildlife, or the 2,000-year-old Malagasy culture, steeped in taboo and magic. NEW Traditional Malagasy face paint Antananarivo Andasibe National Park Peyrieras Reptile Reserve Ambatolampy Antsirabe Ambositra Ranomfana National Park Sahambavy Anja Reserve Ranohira (for Isalo) Ifaty Madagascar Plus all this... Optional travel insurance and additional cancellation rights, or a reduction if not required§ Return flights and transfers Saga tour manager Porterage at all hotels. G G G G nights in hotel Ring-tailed Lemurs ACTIVITY LEVEL Day 1: UK- Madagascar. Fly overnight to Madagascar. Day 2: Antananarivo. Arrive in the capital of Madagascar for an overnight stay. D Day 3: Antsirabe. Enjoy a city tour of Tana ­ the local name of Antananarivo. Afterwards, take a scenic drive south to Antsirabe to stay for two nights. En route stop for lunch in Ambatolampy, the `capital of aluminium' and see people making pots and pans. Continue to Antsirabe and visit artisan workshops. B, L, D Day 4: Antsirabe. Discover daily life in rural Antsirabe on a walking tour. Meet village residents going about their work at home or in the rice fields, and traders offering handicrafts and gem stones. B, L, D Day 5: Sahambavy. Continue south towards Sahambavy, pausing in Ambositra, a woodcarving centre. Stay near Fianarantsoa for two nights, in stilted houses in Sahambavy Lake, surrounded by a tea plantation. B, L, D Day 6: Ranomafana. Visit Ranomfana National Park for a walking tour with local guides in search of endemic golden bambu lemurs. B, L, D Day 7: Ranohira (for Isalo). Continue south through sapphire mining villages and the Ambalavao rice-growing region to Ranohira, gateway to Isalo National Park. Visit a women's paper-making workshop and the Anja Reserve, a conservation site for ring-tailed lemurs and chameleons. Arrive in Isalo for a two-night stay. B, L, D Day 8: Isalo National Park. Isalo National Park is a vast sandstone massif, divided by a canyon. The Bara tribe, who farm local cows called zibus here, regard the mountain as sacred and bury their ancestors' bones in the rock clefts. Explore the park, looking out for birds, reptiles, frogs and the `dancing lemur'! B, L, D Day 9: Ifaty. Head south, through the dry Spiny Land to the former fishing villages of Ifaty and Mangily on the south west coast. Stay two nights at a beach-side hotel. B, L, D Day 10: Ifaty. Visit Reniala Private Reserve, to see endemic plants and statuesque baobab trees, one of which is 1200 years old! Spot a variety of birds here, along with chameleons, geckos and insects. B, L, D Day 11: Andasibe. Fly back to Antananarivo. Drive to Andasibe National Park and stay two nights in Lodge bungalows. B, L, D Day 12: Andasibe National Park. At the Analamazaotra Reserve see tree-ferns, air plants and hundreds of orchid species. Many of the birds, amphibians and animals you will see are unique to Madagascar, including the tree-dwelling lemur, Indri Indri. After lunch head to the Vakona Private Reserve to see more species. B, L, D Day 13: Antananarivo. Return to the capital for an overnight stay, stopping en route at Peyrieras Reptile Reserve to view crocodiles, geckos and the colourful Panther chameleon. B, L, D Day 14: Antanarivo-UK. Travel to the airport for your return overnight flight to the UK, via Addis Ababa. Accommodation... Hotel Carlton, Antananarivo (5*) · Le Royal Palace Hotel (3*+) · Le Lac Hotel (3*), Fianarantsoa · Le Relais de la Reine (3*+), Isalo · Les Dunes d'Ifaty (3*) · Vakona Forest Lodge (3*), Andasibe · Hotel Carlton, Antananarivo (5*). Prices from: Sep 13, 2019 Nov 15 Mar 13, 2020 Apr 10 May 22 Sep 4, 25 Oct 23 Nov 13 Single Supplement: from £499 3399 3099 2999 3099 3199 3299 3299 3199 Madagascar: The Lost Continent. Holiday code: MG12A. All prices are £s per person based on two people sharing, including savings as advertised and are subject to availability. § Optional travel insurance: A reduction of £71 applies if you do not need the optional travel insurance and additional cancellation rights ­ see page 67 for details. Getting You There Prices are based on Ethiopian Airways from Heathrow. Please enquire for regional flights and alternative airline options. · Fly in style ­ ask about our great value cabin upgrades · Remember, wherever you are in the UK, our VIP travel service means we will get you to the airport for no extra cost! 24 Please quote WWT19 Questions on an existing booking? Call FREE on 0800 504 555 or visit saga.co.uk/managemybooking