Madagascar Tours & Trip Packages

Madagascar Tours & Trips

18 Madagascar trips. Tours from 6 tour companies. 33 reviews. 4.8/5 avg rating.

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Madagascar Adventure
4.9/5 Excellent
100+ reviews
Small Group Tour
Why we love them
They're highly committed to sustainable tourism and contribute to crucial initiatives like climate action, focusing on local cultures and more.
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
Physical level
Moderate
Trip pace
Balanced schedule

Highlights

  • A wildlife lover's dream, count the species of lemur and other exotic animals you can spot as you explore the Anja Community Reserve, Ranomafana National Park, and Andasibe National Park.
  • Learn more about the important Malagasy process of silk production by visiting local village industries, where a cooperative of silk weavers uses their craft to preserve local tradition and provide for the future.
  • Support a noble cause while exploring the Mitsinjo Forest, a privately owned reserve that is not just a sanctuary for wildlife but also a beacon of community empowerment and conservation.
  • Join a guided night walk and be enchanted by the sight of nocturnal species like endemic butterflies, chameleons, and mouse lemurs.
  • Take a hands-on chocolate-making class with a local chef and learn the secrets that make Malagasy chocolate unique and delicious—and then sample your creations!

Themes

National Parks, Nature & Wildlife

What travelers are saying

"Fantastic! I got to see a lot of Kenya. Not just the animals but also the people and their cultures. We had a group of 10 (plus the Intrepid crew) which was just right. Everyone got along and helped each other with chores, We all had a love of adventure and positive attitude, Our guide was friendly and knowledgeable and our meals were really nice. I loved everything about it and I highly recommend this trip."

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Highlights of Madagascar
4.7/5 Excellent
100+ reviews
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Why we love them
With a wide range of trip styles, Exodus caters to every type of traveler out there- even those with specific interests from cycling to winter hiking.
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
Physical level
Moderate

Highlights

  • Join experienced local trackers for the best encounters with lemurs in their natural habitats
  • Marvel at the amazing rock formations, spectacular canyons and natural swimming holes of Isalo National Park
  • See unique wildlife in the Andasibe Nature Reserve and in Ranamofana National Park
  • Discover the striking spiny forest in Tsimanampetsotsa National Park
  • Relax on the beach in the coastal town of Anakao and explore the small island of Nosy Ve

Themes

Nature & Wildlife

What travelers are saying

"Excellent trek doing the Tour du Mont Blanc (camping trip). I have done a number of Exodus trips in the past and all have been brilliant. This one was no exception, well run, exceptional staff and a great itinerary!"

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Madagascan Discoverer
4.7/5 Excellent
100+ reviews
Small Group Tour
Why we love them
With a wide range of trip styles, Exodus caters to every type of traveler out there- even those with specific interests from cycling to winter hiking.
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
Physical level
Moderate

Highlights

  • Visit the Alley of Baobabs to see the ancient trees at sunset
  • Walk among the extraordinary limestone pinnacles of Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park
  • Join experienced local trackers for the best encounters with lemurs in their natural habitats
  • Explore Isalo National Park, home to amazing rock formations, spectacular canyons and natural swimming holes
  • See unique wildlife in the Andasibe Nature Reserve and in Ranamofana National Park

Themes

Nature & Wildlife

What travelers are saying

"Excellent trek doing the Tour du Mont Blanc (camping trip). I have done a number of Exodus trips in the past and all have been brilliant. This one was no exception, well run, exceptional staff and a great itinerary!"

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Madagascar in Depth
4.5/5 Excellent
100+ reviews
Small Group Tour
Why we love them
They're highly committed to sustainable tourism and contribute to crucial initiatives like climate action, focusing on local cultures and more.
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
Physical level
Moderate
Trip pace
Balanced schedule

Highlights

  • Wander around 800-year-old trees along the Avenue of the Baobabs.
  • Cross the Big Tsingy via suspended bridge.
  • Float down the meandering Manambolo River on a morning canoe trip.
  • Stay in a cottage deep within the Ranomafana National Park, surrounded by lush rainforest and countless species of flora and fauna.
  • See how many species of lemur you can spot in Isalo, Andasibe and Ranomafana national parks (there are 33 different types!).
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Themes

Cultural, High Adventure

What travelers are saying

"Fantastic! I got to see a lot of Kenya. Not just the animals but also the people and their cultures. We had a group of 10 (plus the Intrepid crew) which was just right. Everyone got along and helped each other with chores, We all had a love of adventure and positive attitude, Our guide was friendly and knowledgeable and our meals were really nice. I loved everything about it and I highly recommend this trip."

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MADAGASCAR EXPRESS 4 DAYS
4.7/5 Excellent
27 reviews
Private Guided
Why we love them
Their experienced team of international specialists crafts journeys combining authentic experience with high standards of comfort.
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
Physical level
Moderate
Trip pace
Balanced schedule

What travelers are saying

"We returned from our 13-day East African Explorer trip two weeks ago. The trip fully met our expectations. Everything was well organized, accommodations and food were excellent, safari drives were great. Our driver/guide in Kenya, Gitonga (aka Anderson) was excellent and enthusiastic. Based on our experience I can confidently say we will book another trip with SITA in the near future."

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Trekking in Madagascar
4.7/5 Excellent
100+ reviews
Small Group Tour
Why we love them
With a wide range of trip styles, Exodus caters to every type of traveler out there- even those with specific interests from cycling to winter hiking.
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star

Highlights

  • Trek in Isalo National Park
  • Climb Peak Boby, the second-highest peak in Madagascar
  • See lemurs in their natural habitat
  • Relax on the beach in Ifaty

Themes

Hiking & Walking

What travelers are saying

"Excellent trek doing the Tour du Mont Blanc (camping trip). I have done a number of Exodus trips in the past and all have been brilliant. This one was no exception, well run, exceptional staff and a great itinerary!"

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Madagascar Baobabs & Beyond
5/5 Excellent
100+ reviews
Small Group Tour
Why we love them
They're highly committed to sustainable tourism and contribute to crucial initiatives like climate action, focusing on local cultures and more.
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
Physical level
Moderate
Trip pace
Balanced schedule

Highlights

  • Witness a spectacular pink and yellow sunset behind towering, 800-year-old trees along the Avenue of the Baobabs in the laid-back seaside town of Morondava.
  • Travel along the Tsiribihina River in a traditional barge, stopping to hike to hidden waterfalls, explore remote villages and camp among nature on the banks.
  • Trek through a forest of limestone karsts and cross a sheer drop on a suspended bridge at the Great Tsingy, keeping an eye out for native wildlife including 11 species of lemur.
  • Float down the meandering Manambolo River in a traditional dugout canoe, wind through a deep gorge and past rocky cliffs, soaking up the tranquil atmosphere.
  • Discover the emerald-green waters of Tritiva, an extinct crater surrounded by verdant forest, on a hike through the stunning Antsirabe district.

Themes

High Adventure, National Parks, Nature & Wildlife

What travelers are saying

"Fantastic! I got to see a lot of Kenya. Not just the animals but also the people and their cultures. We had a group of 10 (plus the Intrepid crew) which was just right. Everyone got along and helped each other with chores, We all had a love of adventure and positive attitude, Our guide was friendly and knowledgeable and our meals were really nice. I loved everything about it and I highly recommend this trip."

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Cycle Madagascar
4.7/5 Excellent
100+ reviews
Small Group Tour
Why we love them
With a wide range of trip styles, Exodus caters to every type of traveler out there- even those with specific interests from cycling to winter hiking.
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star

Highlights

  • Discover the lush agricultural land of the north with paddy fields and orchards
  • Visit Ambositra, the arts and crafts capital of Madagascar
  • Explore Isalo National Park, with its amazing rock formations and natural swimming holes
  • Marvel at the dense rainforest and cascading falls of Ranomafana National Park
  • Relax on the white-sand beaches of the fishing village of Ifaty
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Themes

Cycling & Biking

What travelers are saying

"Excellent trek doing the Tour du Mont Blanc (camping trip). I have done a number of Exodus trips in the past and all have been brilliant. This one was no exception, well run, exceptional staff and a great itinerary!"

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Madagascar Reviews & Ratings

4.8/5  Excellent
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Bettina

Dec 2019

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An amazing trip through this beautifully stunning and diverse country!

An amazing trip through this beautifully stunning and diverse country! Perfect balance between wildlife, culture and relaxation on the beach in the end! Andry, the t...

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Karleen

Dec 2019

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Amazing sights and experiences

In a short time this trip takes you to a number of amazing sights and experiences. Meeting the lemurs and kameleons is magic, but driving and especially walking thro...

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Paula

Dec 2019

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The country of Madagascar is amazing!

The country of Madagascar is amazing! The landscape and lemurs are fantastic but what really made the trip for me was the Malagasy people. So happy, helpful and frie...

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Luan

Dec 2019

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Madagascar is an amazing experience.

Madagascar is an amazing experience. However, be prepared to spend the vast majority of time on this holiday sat down, either in a boat, minibus or in 4 x 4s. Trip n...

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michel

Nov 2019

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Overall a fabulous trip with some amazing experiences.

Overall a fabulous trip with some amazing experiences. Highlights included getting up close to chameleons and lemurs, interacting with the local people in rural area...

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Madagascar Tour Selection Trips

  • Many tours combine both rainforest experiences (in search of lemurs, chameleons, birds, and plant life) and stays at Indian Ocean beaches, a nice mix.
  • Some tours offer stays at lodges featuring both rainforests and beaches in the same location, if you like to unpack just once.  
  • Since you’ll  probably fly into the international airport at Antananarivo, consider arriving or departing a day or two before or after your tour to explore the city; most Madagascar tours don’t include it.
  • Seek out tours that offer interactions with the multi-cultural Malagasy people, who are known for their friendliness and hospitality.
  • There is no better time to visit Madagascar, as the impoverished country is making a big push for eco-tourism, improving infrastructure and wildlife habitat.
  • Go soon: Madagascar won’t stay off the beaten trail for long, given its status as a biodiversity hotspot and its multitude of endemic -- and endangered -- species.

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Is Madagascar Safe?

Madagascar, overall, is safe for travelers but certain precautions should be taken into consideration when visiting here. Madagascar is a developing country and also very poor. Due to this, when visiting major cities, you will see lots of people asking for money. Although this is not necessarily a safety concern, it is something that should be noted.

You should also be careful when wearing or displaying valuable items. There are thieves who target tourists. Always be mindful of your belongings when traveling through busy streets. It should also be noted that when you are taking a guided tour, these issues are always taken into consideration which alleviates the stress of safety.   

Madagascar Luxury Tours

Contrary to popular expectations, there are multiple opportunities for both premium tours and luxury tours in Madagascar.

One way to see the rugged, undeveloped landscapes of Madagascar without sacrificing any comfort is by cruise. Free of concerns about running, bugs, and having to unpack multiple times,  a cruise is a great way to explore the island in its entirety.

There are also several tours which stay in high-end, exclusive hotels, with every modern comfort and fantastic views. On these sorts of trips, you are not only guaranteed amazing lodging and meals -- you will also have the chance to fully experience Madagascar. For example, you may go scuba diving in the aqua waters of the Mozambique Channel or the Indian Ocean, or take a river cruise up the Pangalanes Canal.

Volunteering in Madagascar 

Madagascar is one of the 12 poorest countries in the world, and first time visitors are usually shocked by this and the country’s environmental conditions. As has become a trend over the years for those visiting Africa, many tourists have questions about giving toys to children in Madagascar. If you are motivated to give back, there are a couple ways you can do so.

Firstly, in regards to giving directly to children, there are pros and cons. While it is one good way to make sure that your gifts reach their target, it is better to think about the long term impact of your gift. Giving colored pens, pencils, and paper is a good way of still giving a “toy”, but inspiring creativity and potentially helping a child in school. Basic goods we take for granted, such as clean socks and simple bulk T-shirts,  will also be greatly appreciated.

There are also several charitable organizations you can donate to that will distribute money in the local community. Some examples of these include the Access Madagascar Initiative, Blue Ventures, and Conservation International.

Madagascar Tours and Safaris

Tours of Madagascar usually have a strong emphasis on its unique and mystifying wildlife which delights tourists and ecologists alike. Madagascar’s points of interest include Tsingy de Bemaraha Strict Nature Reserve, Isalo National Park, spiny forests, Ranomafana National Park, and scouting lemurs in Anja Reserve. Madagascar has such a rich and diverse terrain making no destination boring.

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