Madagascar October 2018 | Craig Travel

Madagascar October 2018

Lemurs, Lizards and Unique Wildlife
October 5, 2018 to October 21, 2018
17 Days
Escorted By:
CT Rating 4 Very Challenging
4 Very Challenging

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By virtue of its island location, rugged terrain and limited foreign influences, Madagascar has remained a world apart. It is a land that can truly be called extraordinary, containing wildlife and vegetation that have developed completely outside the influences of the rest of the world. Our journey has been planned to explore the many facets of this land, from its deserts to its rainforests, its magnificent beaches and its mountain peaks. But mostly we are going to see its unique wildlife, the magnificent little lemurs that have developed uniquely on this island nation.
This will be an exciting in-depth journey, one that is planned to cover the depth and breadth of this island. We have carefully selected the best that Madagascar has to offer both in accommodations and in transportation, including a number of internal flights to avoid long uncomfortable drives over difficult roads. We have secured the best available hotels, some of which will be truly memorable. Virtually everything is included while we travel, so you can simply sit back and absorb the surroundings.
However this will not be your usual escorted tour. Madagascar is a relatively new destination and conditions in the countryside will be basic and at times may be primitive. As Madagascar is definitely a developing nation, we must be prepared for unscheduled adjustments to the program. You can expect a fascinating adventure but you should not expect a pampered travel itinerary. Members do need to be fit and active to enjoy this journey.
Group size will be strictly limited to just 16 persons - if you want to join us, we urge you to enroll as soon as possible.

On Request!



We want to thank Gary Smith, a frequent Craig Traveller, for this exceptional video which covers many of the areas that we will visit on our upcoming journey. Gary has a longer (60 min.) version of this video which is available for purchase. For additional information please contact Gary directly -
CT Rating 4 Very Challenging
4 Very Challenging

Members need to be aware that travel conditions in Madagascar are relatively primitive with rough roads and limited facilities. Some hotels will be relatively basic but comfortable and the food is good. This tour includes a number of walks over extremely difficult terrain. All members need to be in excellent physical health, willing to accept the destination as it is or be prepared to forego some activities.

Highlights Inclusive Features
  • Visit the sacred hill of Ambohimanga, a UNESCO World Heritage Centre
  • Visit the national parks of Isalo and Ranomafana
  • See many of the species of lemurs unique to Madagascar
  • Hike into the imposing Canyon of the Makis
  • Explore the eastern rainforest on an evening walk
  • Explore Tana, Madagascar’s capital city including a visit to the Queen’s Palace
  • Delight in 3 nights on the ‘perfumed isle’ of Nosy Be in a seaside resort
  • Enjoy a beach picnic at Tanikely, an underwater reserve
  • Return economic group airfare from Canada to Madagascar including internal flights within Madagascar
  • First class and best available hotels and lodges as indicated or similar
  • Travel on special aircon bus with bottled water daily
  • All meals included as noted in the itinerary (B - 14 breakfasts, L - 13 lunches, D - 13 dinners)
  • Services of your Canadian tour leader plus professional guides in Madagascar
  • Visa fees for Madagascar for Canadian passport holders
  • All gratuities, taxes and fees for included services
  • Airport transfers in Canada or equivalent value with purchase of group airfare


Tour Cost in Canadian dollars, per person
Departure LocationDeparture Price
Land Only (Join / Leave Antananarivo)
Ottawa (by bus to / from Montreal)
St. John’s
Regina / Saskatoon
Vancouver / Edmonton / Calgary
Single Supplement

NEW LOWER PRICES: Airfares are now confirmed and came in at a lower rate than anticipated. We have lowered our air pricing accordingly. Prices include all internal flights. Airfares from other gateways are available on request. Air carriers are subject to change. Refer to inclusive features for details.

Tour price is based on sharing a twin-bedded room at hotels. Prices are based on a minimum 14 members and on rates, taxes and fees effective January 2018 and are subject to change due to factors beyond our control. Group to be escorted with a minimum of 14 group members.

Pricing Details

Prices DO NOT INCLUDE the cost of insurance which is available and is highly recommended. Premiums vary with the cost, length of the trip, and the traveller’s age. For passengers up to and including 74 years on departure date, premiums will range from $346 to $484 pp plus applicable taxes. Cost supplements for travellers aged 75-85 will range from $207 to $424pp plus applicable taxes. This insurance is effective from the date of purchase and carries limitations on pre-existing medical conditions. Clients 86 years and older and/or clients residing outside Ontario - please contact our staff for procedures. Please discuss your insurance coverage prior to booking. Refer to the Terms and Conditions for more information. 

Deposit Amount:
Final Payment Date:
Tuesday, July 31, 2018