Ile aux Nattes Package
From: $ 385.00 per person
Take a 6-day trip to the beautiful small island of Ile aux Nattes – Robinson Crusoe style. With pristine beaches, quiet villages & hidden bungalows, the car-free Ile aux Nattes is as fantasy-islandesque as it gets!
Explore the beautiful small island of Ile aux Nattes, Robinson Crusoe style, with beautiful beaches, quiet villages and hidden bungalows – 6 days
Ile aux Nattes – The tiny Ile aux Nattes, off Ile Sainte Marie’s southern tip, also offers lovely beaches for pure relaxation. Madagascar tours and vacations to this region are truly unforgettable.
Island exploration – Explore nearby island, such as the well-known Isle St Marie. The slender 57km-long island of Ile Sainte Marie is said to resemble a pregnant woman lying down. Most of the hotels are dotted on the coast south of Ambodifotatra, where the beach is narrow and pleasant. The north west of the island is more quiet but less accessible. The east coast is relatively rugged and, until recently, undeveloped.
Pirate Cemetery – In the 17th and 18th centuries, dangerous pirates sailed the seas searching for booty from ships loaded with exotic spices, luxurious silks, and silver and gold from European trade with the East Indies. While these buccaneers roamed the open seas they needed a strategic spot where they could replenish their supplies before heading out to pillage again. The Ile of Saint Marie in Madagascar provided an ideal location with its secluded bays, quiet waters, proximity to the trade route, and abundant fresh fruit and water.
Day 1 – 5: La Petite Traversee
Group size: Minimum 1
Meals: Where included breakfast will be enjoyed in the restaurants of the various accommodation establishments. Please advise us of any special dietary requirements in advance.
Luggage: Maximum baggage allowance on the plane will be 20 kg. Please bring a backpack or soft barrel bag, not a suitcase. Don’t bring too much clothing, as there are washing opportunities along the way. Please adhere to the allowance specified as space for luggage is limited.
Insurance: It is compulsory for all travellers to have insurance covering their personal requirements, medical expenses (including emergency medical evacuation cover) and personal possessions. This is to be arranged before leaving your home country. Jenman Safaris has comprehensive public liability insurance.
- Track suit
- Walking shoes
- Light trousers/jeans
- Swimming costume
- Sun hat
- Warm clothes
- Long-sleeved shirts
- Torch & spare batteries
- Water bottle
- UV protection
- Mosquito protection
Visas: A visa is required to enter the territory of Madagascar and can easily be obtained upon arrival at the airport of Antananarivo with a validity of up to 90 days. Tourists staying for less than one month, can purchase a visa for 80’000 Ariary (around 23-27 €). Paying with the exact amounts or small currency is advised. No photographs are required, however please ensure that passports are valid for at least 6 months after return date. In addition to the entry visa, the Malagasy government is proposing the introduction of a frontier levy of 10 € in the near future, still to be confirmed and variable at short notice.
Gratuities: If you feel you have been looked after well by your crew or guides, and you wish to show your appreciation for their services, a monetary tip is very welcomed by those in Madagascar. Here follows some suggested guidelines:
- Around EUR 4 per person, per day (10,000 Ariary) for a guide or a guide/driver.
- Around EUR 2 (5,000 Ariary) for a park guide, depending on your satisfaction.
- Around 5% of the bill at a restaurant
- 200 Ariary per bag for a porter.
- As Euro coins cannot be changed into local money in Madagascar, it is advisable to tip in Ariary.
We would ask that you please reserve your generosity for tipping for services only, and not providing free hand-outs to children or adults, as this encourages begging.
- 6 breakfast, 0 lunch, 5 dinner
- 5 night’s accommodation in a twin/double bungalow
- En-suite bathroom
- All transfers mentioned in the program
- International and domestic flights and their taxes,
- All optional excursions mentioned in the program,
- All lunches
- Overnight accommodation in Antananarivo
- All personal expenses,
- Travel insurance