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SUMMARY

Small group tours Madagascar – This tour is ideal especially for senior travelers

DEPARTURE DATE

SEPTEMBER 16th, 2023
OCTOBER 11th,2023

DURATION       : 15 days
AREA               : East, West, South and North of Madagascar
TRIP                    : Group (Minimum : 2 – Maximum : 8)
PLACES TO VISIT: Antananarivo – Andasibe – Isalo – Morondava – Kirindy – Diego – Ankarana – Nosy Be
ACCOMODATION TYPE: Hight level in each area at HB Breakfast and Dinner
TRANSPORT TYPE: Private car + Private flight + Regular flight
ASSISTANCE: Guide / Local Guide (With English speaking)

TOUR AVAILABILITY : ALL OVER THE YEAR

(This tour is also available as a private tour departure, please feel free to reach out for more information)

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DAY 1: ANTANANARIVO - ANDASIBE

Arrival at Ivato International Airport. The group will be  welcomed  by HT  Agency Tours Staff.  Once  you  have  cleared  customs  formalities,  our  Guide  will  smooth  through  the  rest of the arrivals process – currency exchange, setting  up  the  tour leader‟s phone with a new local SIM card, and anything else you need. On the national road number  2,  to  the  east,  we  enjoy panoramic views of the  stepped  rice  fields.  We  see  various  mountains  and  then  continue to the east through the green  and  luxuriant  vegetation,  with  stops  along  the  scenic  rainforest route in world-renowned  Andasibe-Perinet  National  Park,  seeing  primary  forests.  On  the arrival, after check-in at the hotel.

LOCATION: ANDASIBE
ACCOMMODATION: MANTADIA LOGDE
OPTION: BREAKFAST AND DINNERS
DRIVE : 4H

DAY 2: ANDASIBE - ANTANANARIVO

After breakfast,  you  start  with  a  guided  visit  at  Analamazaotra  National  Park.  It is better to  leave the hotel early (about 7:30AM)  to  meet easily  the  Indri-Indri  and  the Diademed Sifaka in their forest home. The visit  takes  about  3  hours.  Within  a mile  of the  park you can hear the peculiar call of the indri  very  early  in  the  morning  until  noon and again in the late  afternoon.  Indris  (called  Babakoto  in  Malagasy)  are  the  largest  living  lemurs  at   all  reaching up to 1 meter. Andasibe is the best place to observe  the  Indris  given that  there  are a couple of  families  habituated  to  humans.  It  lives  in  small  groups  and  cannot  survive  in captivity. There are several legends trying to explain its origins  since  it  is  considered  a  sacred animal in the whole Madagascar. Apart from the Indri, another 13 lemur  species  inhabit  these forests, such as woody lemur, grey bamboo lemur, diademed sifaka, brown lemur,  red  mouse- lemur, red-bellied lemur, black and  white  ruffed  lemur  and  even  aye-aye.  In  the  afternoon,   you will  enjoy  an  amazing  up  close  and  personal  experience  with  lemurs  on  the  private Lemurs Island and then on to view  many other species  in the  Vakona Reserve  Zoo,  where  you will see many crocodiles in the river enclosure, native birds, and other wildlife in well-kept surroundings. Then, before in arring Mandraka,  one stop  for  a  small  visit  at  the  Pereyras Reserve,  for  visit  the  famous  exotic  animal  breeding  centre  owned  by  naturalist  Andre Pereyras, where we see almost all the  chameleon  species  of  Madagascar  –  as  well  as butterflies,  leaf  tailed  geckos,  lemurs and  other  interesting  animals. After  the   visit,   we  will leave driving directly back up to Antananarivo (Capital)

LOCATION: ANTANANARIVO
ACCOMMODATION: NOVOTEL
OPTION: BREAKFAST AND DINNER
DRIVE : 4H

DAY 3: ANTANANARIVO - MORONDAVA

Today, transfer to the airport for flight TNR (Departure at  11:20  am)  to the west coast of the island, destination to Morondava  MOQ  (Arrival  at  12:25  pm).  On  your  arrival, transfer directly up to the hotel for check-in and stay enjoy the lush vew on the beach until 4pm to start your visit at the famous baobab avenue. About ten trees 30 meters high border this avenue, of the species Adansonia grandidieri, endemic to Madagascar. Baobabs, over 800 years old, known locally as renala (in Malagasy for “mother of the forest”), are a heirloom of the dense tropical forests that thrived in Madagascar. The trees did not grow in isolation in this dry and bushy landscape but were part of a dense forest which has now disappeared (only 10% of primary forests remain in the country). Over the years, with the increase in the country’s population, forests have been cut down for agriculture, leaving only baobab trees, which locals preserve both out of respect and for their value as a source of food and materials of constructions. After the visit, drive back to the hotel.  

LOCATION: MORONDAVA
ACCOMMODATION: PALISSANDRE
OPTION: BREAKFAST AND DINNER
DRIVE : 55MN FLIGHT

 

 

DAY 4: MORONDAVA – KIRINDY – MORONDAVA – ISALO

After breakfast, around 7:00 AM, drive directly to the North, about 42 km following the secondary road which  a bit  winding,  to reach the famous Kirindy Park. After about 2h drive, beginning of the Guided day  visits  at  Kirindy reserve. Kirindy Reserve is home to seven  species  of  lemur. The most common are the common brown lemurs and the  Verreaux’s  sifakas.  These  long-legged,  seven-pound  lemurs,  white with dark patches, leap among  tree  trunks  high  in  the  canopy,  propelled  by  their powerful hind legs but continually maintaining an upright posture. 40 bird, 50 reptile and 15 amphibian species are also found in this magnificent  forest.  After  the  visit,  back  to   the Morondava. Then, transfer to the airport  for  board  directly  your  private  charter  to  fly  up  to Isalo (The fligh will take 39 minutes). In arrival, drive to the hotel with one stop at the famous window of Isalo to appreciate a breathtaking and spectacular sunset.

LOCATION: ISALO
ACCOMMODATION: ISALO ROCK LODGE
OPTION: BREAKFAST AND DINNER
DRIVE : 2H DRIVE IN BUMPY ROAD (Round  trip) +  1H15M FLIGHT

 

DAY 5: ISALO

After breakfast, we explore the stunning desert plains, deep canyons, sandstone formations, grasslands and  palm-lined  oases  of Isalo  National Park.  We  hope  to  encounter  the 3 lemur species that are found here – Red-fronted Brown Lemurs, Ring-tailed Lemurs  and the  loping, bipedal Verreaux‟s Sifaka. We will also see vegetation such as Uapaca bojeri, Pachypodium rosulatum or „elephant‟s foot‟ and Aloe  isaloensis,  a  native  species  of  aloe endemic to Isalo. The eroded mountains also served  as  a  place  where  the  Bara  people  kept  their  dead  before  they   could   bury   them   in   their   actual   tombs.   This   day   includes strenuous .walks. “Picnic lunch in the park”.

LOCATION: ISALO
ACCOMMODATION: ISALO ROCK LOGDE

OPTION: BREAKFAST AND DINNER

DAY 6: ISALO - RANOMAFANA

Today, you will have a very long drive, so it is better to  leave  early  at  Isalo (7:00AM). After breakfast, drive directly  to   Ranomafana.  Today,  we  pass  through  the  legendary „Porte du Sud‟ and cross the desolate expanse of the  Plateau de  Horombe  with  its deep red soil, then you can appreciate a landscape of rock formations typical of the dry Grand South, some of which are sacred. Further on we pass the  volcanic  peaks  of  the  Andringitra massif, which serves as a  transition  between  the  green  Highlands  with  its  very  spectacular granite rock formations and the dry  south.  We  continue  to  Ihosy,  capital  of  the  Bara  tribes, who are herders of Zebu cattle. We then  continue  to  Anjar  Community  Reserve  for  a  short  walk, during which we have the chance to  see Madagascar‟s  iconic animal – ring-tailed lemurs (Lemurian Catta.) In the past, visitors fed the lemurs, so the majority of the animals are unafraid to come near us to pose for photographs. We visit a local winery and a workshop making the unique Antemoro paper, which is hand made from the bark of a local tree  using a method is inherited from Arab culture. In arrival, chek-in at the hotel.

LOCATION: RANOMAFANA
ACCOMMODATION: THERMAL
OPTION: BREAKFAST AND DINNER
DRIVE : 7H

DAY 7: RANOMAFANA

This morning we search Ranomafana National Park„s rainforest for lemurs, accompanied by our local naturalist guide. This is a high-altitude  rainforest  reserve  where  the Golden Bamboo Lemur was discovered in 1986. The forest is home to 11 other lemur species, endemic chameleons, Leaf-tailed  Geckos,  Mantella  Frogs  and  a  myriad of birds. We  embark on a quest to see the fabled “Hapalemur aureus” – the Golden Bamboo Lemur  – which is  only  found in Ranomafana. We  will  also  see  many  different  species  of  birds,  such  as  Ground Rollers. The park is particularly rich  in  flora  and  features  many  plant  varieties  unknown elsewhere, including  different  types  of  orchids  and  ferns.  The   approximately  40,000  ha  of Parc  National  de  Ranomafana,  with  its  rain  forest-covered  hills and  abundant  wildlife,  has  long been considered one of Madagascar‟s highlights. Altitudes in the park range  from  800  to 1,200 metres above sea level. In addition to its densely-forested hills, Ranomafana‟s terrain is characterised by numerous  small  streams  which  plummet down to  the beautiful Namorona River. Although much of the region has been logged, the park retains relatively large  areas  of primary forest. This day includes strenuous  walks  in  the  rainforest.  After  4  hours  visit,  we  will get back to the hotel for lunch,  and  get  rest  a  little  bit  before starting the Guided night walk in the area around our hotel to try and  spot  the  Rufous  Mouse  Lemur,  the  Greater Dwarf Lemur and some of the other nocturnal wildlife. After the visit, back to the hotel.

LOCATION: RANOMAFANA
ACCOMMODATION: THERMAL
OPTION: BREAKFAST AND DINNER

DAY 8: RANOMAFANA – ANTSIRABE

After breakfast, we heading to the north direction Antsirabe. The landscape is still dominated by very photogenic rice fields, pine forests, eucalyptus trees and rocky hills. At the Malagasy arts and crafts  capital,  Ambositra,  we  stroll  through  the  city  with  visiting  workshops of Zafimaniry artisans – skilled  sculptors  working  on  marquetry  rosewood  and  ebony.  Further on we pass the “le col de tapia”, a  type  of tree  resistant  to  bush  fires.  Then,  we  continue  to wind our way through the Highlands‟ scenic landscapes, where the houses are made with ornately-carved wooden balconies and shutters with bright colours. We visit  a  number  of  the town‟s famed craftspeople to watch  them  working  on  the  precious  and  semi-precious  stones that Antsirabe is famous for. Transfer at the Hotel.

LOCATION: ANTSIRABE
ACCOMMODATION: ARO HOTEL
OPTION: BREAKFAST AND DINNERS
DRIVE : 6H

 

 

DAY 9: ANTSIRABE - ANTANANARIVO

After  breakfast,  drive  directly  to   Antananarivo.  You  will  pass  through  the beautiful landscapes of the Merina people, witnessing along the way the everyday life  of these people, who were (and really still are) the ruling class in Madagascar.   Stop  briefly  at Ambatolampy  and  visit  the  manufacturers   of  pots  and  decorative  items  from  aluminium.   This is a really important local industry and the artisan  forgers  now  make,  as  well as  the  pots  and pans used every  day  by  all  Malagasy,  beautiful  polished  trinkets  made  from  aluminum.  Lunch in Behenjy (Town of fois gras). Arrival to the capital in the afternoon.

LOCATION: ANTANANARIVO
ACCOMMODATION: NOVOTEL
OPTION: BREAKFAST AND DINNER
DRIVE : 4H

DAY 10: ANTANANARIVO – DIEGO

To wake up  early  in  the  mornig,  transfer  to  the  airport  for  flight  TNR (Departure at 6:30 am) to the west coast of  the  island,  destination  to  Antsiranana  DIE  (Arrival  at  8: 30 am). In arrival, we visit the three bays. The  three  bays  are  connected  by a  sandy  road  and  a path that runs along the coast. This trail allows explorers who do not wish to be guided to move easily on  foot  to  discover  the  magnificent  view  offered  by  the  landscape  or  even  listen to the sound of waves and birds.

LOCATION: DIEGO
ACCOMMODATION: ALLAMANDA
OPTION: BREAKFAST AND DINNER
DRIVE : 1H45MN FLIGHT

DAY 11: DIEGO - ANKARANA

After breakfast, heading to  the north begening the visit to the National Park d‟Ankarana. The Ankarana Special Reserve  is  part  of  Madagascar’s  network  of  protected areas. In addition  to   its  fauna  rich  in  endemic  species  of  the  island,  this  reserve  is  of geological interest, due to karstic erosion, as well as cultural with its sacred lake and a set of Antakarana tombs in the  caves.  This  18,220  ha  animal  reserve  is  located  in  a  mountain  range in the north of the island,

LOCATION: ANKARANA
ACCOMMODATION: NATURE LOGDE
OPTION: BREAKFAST AND DINNER
DRIVE : 6H

DAY 12: ANKARANA – NOSY BE

After breakfast, embarkation on a speed motor boat, direction to Nosy Be  (the transfer takes  around  45mn).  Then,  you  could  enjoy  the  luxury  ecolodge  nestled  in  the  heart  of the Mitiso archipelago, and  whose  luxury  villas  have  ecological  thatched  roofs.  Isolated  80 km from the northwest coast of Madagascar, the place promises a unique experience in  a real private paradise still preserved, and  unforgettable  memories.  Surrounded  by  a  beautiful  coral reef, the place is perfect for  water  activities,  such  as  scuba  diving  and  sea  trips.  On the  road we will have the chance to see some Cacao and Vanilla fields.

LOCATION: NOSY BE
ACCOMMODATION: CONSTANCE TSARABANJINA
OPTION: ALL EXCLUSIVE
DRIVE
 : 3H DRIVE + 45MN SPEED BOAT + ANOTHER 45MN SPEED BOAT

DAY 13 - 14: NOSY BE (CONSTANCE TSARABANJINA)

Relax time by enjoying the beach, you will be accommodate at All exclusive. Tsarabanjina is one of the islets of the Mitsio archipelago. Still considered sacred today, the inhabitants of the Mitsio Islands revere this place. They come with their offerings (money, honey, rum,…). Bordered by three white sand beaches with extraordinary bird colonies, lush vegetation and surrounded by a coral reef, the region enjoys constant sunshine throughout the year.The islets of the Four Brothers, opposite Tsarabanjina, are well known for the diving and nesting of many birds (gannets, straw tailed, frigates, etc.)

LOCATION: NOSY BE
ACCOMMODATION: CONSTANCE TSARABANJINA
OPTION: ALL EXCLUSIVE
ACTIVITIES
: OPTIONAL

DAY 15: NOSY BE - ANTANANARIVO - DEPARTURE

This last day is dedicated  to  transfer  you  from  the  hotel to  the  airport  (fascene) for your flight to Antananarivo, the flight will take about 1h35m. On arrival, you will be picked up by our driver, then drive to the craft market for shopping and purchase some souvenirs. Lately, transfer directly to the airport for your external flight.

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EXCLUSIONS
NOTES
HIGHLIGHTS
TRIP INFORMATONS
SAFETY COVID19

Tourists Taxes

Motor Boat transfer

Private charter (TNR to MOQ to ISALO)

All domestic flight tickets (TNR to DIE and NOS to TNR)

Transfer from the airport to the hotel and from the hotel to the airport

Private car with Air Conditional

Driver and Guide (with English speaking)

Visits and excursions (following the itinerary)

Guides + entrance fees included for all nationalparks/reserves

Administrative management package

Bottles of water

Breakfasts and Dinners

Picnic Lunch in Isalo national park

All exclusive at the CONSTANCE TSARABANJINA

1Local SIM Cards With Internet (You could have internet where available)

  • International tickets flight
  • Travel Insurance
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Your guide will manage all programs’ timing
  • Private charter: TNR MOQ – MOQ ISALO
  • Domestic flights: TNR DIE and NOS TNR
  • During the trip, the following dietary requirement(s) are served: Regular (typically includes meat, fish, milk, sea food, …). If you have special dietary requirements it’s a good idea to communicate it to us
  • Please note that the feasibility of the tour will depend on the availability of the proposed or similar accommodations
  • During the trip we will pass through difficult and bumpy road, we would like to set your expectations, so if you have any motion sickness, please let us know.
  • We do not take responsibility for any airline schedule changes that may occur after quoting or booking. We will do everything we can to alleviate any disruption of your itinerary or holiday but cannot be held responsible for any loss of funds, bookings, missed connections or other prebooked/paid services.

This tour will take you from Antananarivo to Isalo, Kirindy, Andasibe:

  • Andasibe National Park

Andasibe National Park is a part of Toamasina. It is 1.5  kilometers  from  Andasibe, 140 kilometers from Antananarivo, and 200 kilometers from Tamatave. The surface of  the  area  is 16,310 hectares (Analamazaotra Special  Reserve  is  810  hectares  while  Mantandia  National  Park is 15,500 hectares). The climate is  very  humid,  the  average  annual  temperature  is  18 degrees Celsius, and the average annual rainfall  is  1,700  millimeters  spread  over  210  hectares. The park consists of 80% primary forests and 13% secondary forests, subject to the impact of human activity. The special reserve  is  dedicated  to  the  protection  of  the  largest  Malagasy lemur, the indri. An orchid park is also open  to  the  public.  There  are  three  campsites  and  a hotel in the park. When you travel in Madagascar and if you are fans  of nature,  do not miss  to   visit this park.

  • Isalo National Park

Isalo is located in the south of Madagascar in Ranohira. The park extends over an area of 81,54 hectares. Isalo is home to a population dominated by the Bara ethnic group mixed with communities of various origins who settled there because of the exploitation of sapphire in the surrounding area of Ilakaka. The territory is  also a  historically  rich  archaeological  site,  as  it retains the continental plate connecting Madagascar with Africa, two million years ago. A true tourist  attraction  for  its  geomorphological  singularities,  at  the  same  time  varied  and unique in the  world,  it  is  the  most  visited  site  on  the  island.  The  park  is  of rock  structure  that is globally shaped by the erosion  of  reddish  mountainous  sandstones  dating  back  to   the  Jurassic era of 200 million years ago, extending for nearly 100 kilometers in the  north-south direction. Its varied sculptural form is a chain of deep canyons, peaks up to  200  meters  high, masses of granite and rock blocks of unstable appearance. There  are  currently  82  species  of birds, 33 reptiles,  15  amphibians,  and  14  mammals  including  seven  primates.  Among  these, there are the maki, sifaka, and  varika.  As  far  as tourists are concerned, the main attractions are the pedestrian routes which, from the outset, are reminiscent of a decorative  façade  of the  Far West.

  • Kirindy National Park

The Kirindy National Park is located  in  the  Menabe  region,  Kingdom  of  Sakalava  located  about 70 km south of  Morondava  on  the  edge  of the  Mozambique  Channel.  Kirindy  amongs the 20 new UNESCO Biosphere Reserves! A  total  of  669  representing  120  countries. Terrestrial National Park and RAMSAR Site and BIOSPHERE RESERVE. It is the transition between the biodiversity of the West and the South: dense dry forest that  occupies  70% of the park, thorny thicket Didiereaceae and Euphorbiaceae, brackish coastline lake, habitat of many species, birds, reptiles, lemurs. Endemicity of biodiversity: 97%.

  • Baobabs Avenue

About ten trees 30 meters high border this avenue, of the species Adansonia grandidieri, endemic to Madagascar. Baobabs, over  800  years  old,  known  locally  as  renala  (in  Malagasy for “mother of the forest”), are a heirloom of the  dense  tropical  forests  that  thrived  in Madagascar. The trees did not  grow  in  isolation  in  this  dry and  bushy landscape  but were  part of a dense forest which has now disappeared (only 10%  of  primary  forests  remain  in  the country). Over the years, with the increase in  the  country’s  population,  forests  have  been  cut down for agriculture, leaving only baobab  trees,  which  locals  preserve  both out  of respect  and for their value as a source of food and materials of constructions.

  • Ankarana

The Ankarana would have been used as a refuge by the Antakarana people. A cave  of the  Ankarana served as tomb for the Antakarana Kings.At least  three  hundred  and  thirty  (330)  species in seventy seven (77) families.  Most  trees  bear  deciduous  leaves  and  many  bloom from September to November.Landscape composed of a spectacular Tsingy expanse in a dense deciduous dry forest formation.The Ankarana National Park is located  in  the  DIANA region  in  the   Ambilobe   district.   04   peripheral   rural   municipalities:   Marivorahona, Antsaravibe, Anivorano-Nord and Ambondrona

  • Constance Tsarabanjina

Tsarabanjina is one of the islets of the Mitsio archipelago. Still considered sacred today, the inhabitants of the Mitsio Islands revere this place. They come with their offerings (money, honey, rum,…). Bordered by three white sand beaches with extraordinary bird colonies, lush vegetation and surrounded by a coral reef, the region enjoys constant sunshine throughout the year.The islets of the Four Brothers, opposite Tsarabanjina, are well known for the diving and nesting of many birds (gannets, straw tailed, frigates, etc.)

  • Climate

The climate is tropical, but cooler in the highlands (dropping as low as 5°C at night in July/August in Antananarivo and Andasibe). The dry season is March to October continuing into November in most areas. The east coast is best March-May and September-November, January-March is cyclone season. The south west area is hot, dry and semi-arid. March-April is the best time for flowers and reptiles. November (spring) is generally the best time for wildlife and birds, but lemurs can be viewed all year round. Seasonal weather patterns can be unpredictable.

  • Altutude
    • Antananarivo : 1300m
    • Andasibe : 964m
    • Morondava : 22m maximum and an average altitude above sea level of 6m
    • Isalo : 820m
    • Kirindy : 100m
    • Nosy be: 455m
    • Diego : 150m
  • Equipment

HT Agency Tours offers torches for nocturnal wildlife walks, a water bottle. Please bring camera film (and spare batteries), binoculars and a beach towel and swimwear. Rain proof pants are very handy for walks in the rainforest. Walking poles maybe useful in Ranomafana NP and Andasibe NP. Lightweight walking bootshoes and trainers is recommended. Clothing should be lightweight, but a warm sweater or jacket is advisable as nights at altitude and under desert conditions can be very cold, even in summer and especially in July to September. Rainwear is highly recommended on all tours for the occasional shower. Warmer layers will be required during the winter months.

  • Visa and Passport

Madagascar: An entry visa is required by USA citizens and can be obtained on arrival. The visa is chargeable at 40USD and issued for 30 days. The visa fee is payable in USD or Euro and we advise to take small denominations and a little extra as the USD amount is calculated daily by the applicable rate of exchange. Other nationalities should consult the relevant consulate. For a single-entry tourist visa, you can apply via the e-visa website: https://evisamada.gov.mg/en/ You will need to print a copy of your evisa approval letter and present this with your passport at immigration upon your arrival. The approval letter will take a minimum of 3 days to be processed so we strongly advise for you to apply within plenty of time (maximum of 6 months prior to your arrival) before your departure. You will be permitted to stay within Madagascar for a maximum of up to 90 days and we strongly recommend for you to read the FAQ section on the e-visa website before applying.

  • Insurance

It is a condition of booking with HT Agency Tours that you have adequate valid travel insurance. It is your responsibility to arrange appropriate travel insurance and ensure you have read and understood the full terms and conditions of your travel insurance policy to ensure that you are covered for all activities you intend to undertake whilst on the tour, including all optional activities. Your Insurance Policy must fully cover you for medical expenses and emergency repatriation to your home country. Please ensure your policy includes medical emergency helicopter evacuation in the event of illness or injury and covers the entire duration of your holiday. If you are trekking at altitude, please ensure that there is no upper altitude limit which may limit or exclude cover for your trip.

  • Vaccinations

Nothing compulsory, but we recommend protection against malaria, tetanus, typhoid, hepatitis A plus, Polio and diptheria. Please note that all travellers aged over 9 months old that have travelled from or have transit via a country with a risk of yellow fever transmission, will need to present a Yellow Fever certificate at immigration/borders in Madagascar for inspection. Consult your travel clinic for latest advice on different prophylaxis available against malaria. Following the advice given by the Government’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office, we strongly recommend the wearing long sleeved shirts and the liberal application of insect repellent as a precautionary measure to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes. These precautions should be taken at all times as the mosquitoes are also active during daylight hours. Please check the latest requirements with your travel clinic or doctor prior to departure.

  • Food and drink

The costs of meals may vary according to the location, type of restaurant and number of courses eaten and so the prices given below are just an average guide. Local restaurants located off the beaten track may be less expensive, whereas an upmarket restaurant located in the center of a major city may charge more:

  • Lunch price: 10 USD
  • Dinner price: 17 USD
  • Beer price: 2 USD
  • Watter price: 1 USD

 

  • For safe operation

 

  • Given the fluid nature of local COVID-19 protocols, our itineraries are regularly reviewed and will be modified based on local requirements to ensure a safe experience. If a major change is necessary, we will let you know before departure.
  • Our guide will use their judgment during the trip to modify the itinerary if physical distancing cannot be achieved
  • Our guide will receive in-depth training on COVID-19 protocols and how to conduct our journeys in the “new normal”.
  • Our guide will brief you upon arrival on the use of face masks and physical distancing during the trip, based on local government guidelines.
  • Only restaurants with strict protocols that comply with local food hygiene and physical distancing requirements will be used. We will encourage outdoor dining areas where possible.
  • All of our staff and third party suppliers will be continually informed of new health and safety protocols.

 

  • Transportation Protocols

 

  • Our drivers will follow local protocols on the use of face masks and physical distancing required.
  • Our drivers will provide alcohol-based hand sanitizer and tissues in the vehicle and encourage customers to wash their hands when getting into the vehicle.
  • All vehicles will be disinfected (seats, door handles, etc.) regularly throughout the day.

 

  • Protocols for Hotels

 

  • We will only offer hotels that have specific COVID-19 protocols in place and comply with local government guidelines.
  • We will ensure that these measures include; improved room cleaning, ventilation, physical distancing, regular cleaning and disinfection of high frequency touch points in public areas, food safety, staff retraining and minimization of contact within properties

 

  • If You Get Sick

 

  • All of our leaders are trained to help any guest who becomes ill while traveling.
  • We also have an “action plan” in case of suspected COVID-19 cases within the group and are ready to seek medical support at any time.
  • Our guides are supported by our 24/7 based operations team and local partners across the country

 

  • Our recommendations

 

  • We recommend you to bring your own face masks (at least 2 reusable) and an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • We recommend you to check with the airline for their individual COVID-19 requirements prior to departure.
  • We recommend you to check your own government travel advice and meet entry requirements including, but not limited to, COVID-19 testing, pre-arrival health questionnaires, and tracking and traceability in the country, etc