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Sainte Marie Adventure

4 Days 3 Nights

Package Validity/Travel Dates : 01 Jan 2022 – 31 Dec 2022


Accommodation

Complimentary Breakfast

City Tour

Airport transfer


Starting From

USD 970

Per person on a twin sharing basis

Package rates per person for the above package:

Package Rates per person in USD

Single Occupancy

Twin / Double Third Adult in Same Room Child With Bed (5.1 to 12 years) Child No Bed (2.1 to 5 yrs)

Infant

385 430 387 150 105

70

 

Taxes Extra.  Above 12 years Child will be considered on adult rates only.

 

Notes:

  • Child with bed – may be given extra bed / mattress in the same room sharing with 02 fully Paid adults.
  • Child No bed – will share the same room with 02 fully paid adults without any extra bedding
  • Infant – will share the same room with 02 fully paid adults without any extra bedding.
  • All ages will be calculated as per the date on the passport.

 

Rate per adult / Child for additional sightseeing/excursion/monument fee etc:

 

Sr. No.: Particulars Rate per Adult in USD Rate per Child in USD
1 Sands island visit 29 12
2 Visite cimetiere des pirates 29 12

 

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Overview

Sainte Marie Island is a popular destination in Madagascar, also known as Nosy Boraha. Located to the northeast of Madagascar, Sainte Marie Island is a tropical paradise of 60km long and 5km wide. It is a former pirate’s hideaway with lush vegetation and high-quality seabed. Indeed, the lagoon of the island has important coral constructions that allow to have a preserved natural heritage. Away from sharks, it’s also the holiday resort of humpback whales that come to breed and to give birth during the mating season.

 

The island is full of history and activities to discover with your family and friends. You’ll find exceptional diving spots, dreamy beaches and forest trails that while delight nature lovers.

Countries covered

Madagascar

Unique Highlights

White sand beaches, tropical atmosphere, and exceptional sunset

Accommodation / Hotel / Resort / Camp Details :

Location

No. of Nights Hotel Name Star Category Room Type Meal Plan

Sainte Marie

02 Libertalia hotel  or similar 03 Double /Twin

Bed and Breakfast Basis

Ile au nattes 01 Baboo Village  or similar 03 Double/Twin

Bed and Breakfast Basis

Itinerary:

Suggested Day Wise Itinerary:

 

Day 01: Arrival

 

Arrival at the airport, have a meet and greet with our representative, we will drive you to your hotel .The climate is tropical and the temperature fluctuates between 20 and 30 degrees. On your arrival the swimming pool is already waiting for you to rest after these long hours of flight. Relaxation and well-being day. It’s up to you to choose the activity that’s right for you for that day. Relax from the trip with a massage with essential oils from Madagascar. You have a free day to rest and enjoy the wild beach, swimming. A first discovery to immerse yourself in the atmosphere of Sainte Marie.

 

Meals Included: None

 

Day 02: Sainte Marie

 

After breakfast, let’s go for a day of discovery, enjoy the decor, the heat and the atmosphere lend themselves perfectly to it. Here you are in one of those little paradises like the Indian Ocean knows how to hide. Sainte Marie is a calm and peaceful place, with lots of nice people. Today we offer you a tour of the traditional villages of the island in 04 x 04, visit the pirate cemetery and the natural swimming pool.

 

Meals Included: Breakfast

 

Day 03: Ile Au Nattes

 

After breakfast, it’s time to take a small canoe to join Ile au Nattes. You will immediately feel like stepping into a postcard. A small island of 2.5km, which still remains in its natural state, without any transformation, nor road infrastructure. Beautiful white sand beaches, a lagoon with turquoise waters suitable for diving, sandy paths crisscrossing the small island. After dropping off your belongings at the hotel, it’s off again for a canoe trip to visit Ile au sable and guided visit to Ile au Nattes.

 

Meals Included: Breakfast

 

Day 04: Departure

 

After breakfast, we leave to take the canoe to join Sainte Marie, arrive at Sainte Marie direction airport. A trip has come to end. May the trip always be a sweet memory to you, Have a happy and safe journey.

 

Meals Included: Breakfast

End of Services…………………………………..

Package Inclusions

  • Accommodation for 02 Nights in Libertalia or similar
  • Accommodation for 01 Night in Baboo Village or similar
  • 04 Breakfast during the trip
  • All transfers by car during the trip
  • City tour and visit natural pool with 4×4
  • Visit the sand island and Iles Au Nattes by canoe
  • Private transfer from Hotel to Airport

Package Exclusions

  • Domestic flight
  • Anything no mentioned in Package Inclusions
  • Airfare, Travel Visa and Travel Insurance & Medical Premium, Medical tests etc…
  • Individually extended accommodation, sightseeing, transfers, excursions pre, post or on tour.
  • City Tax / Tourism Dirham tax / Green Tax etc (if applicable)
  • Cost of Optional activities
  • OK to board for the airline (if applicable)
  • Meals other an specified in the itinerary
  • Personal expenses on items such as Laundry, Juices, Sodas, Soft & Hard Drinks, Bottled Water etc.
  • Incidentals, Tips, Porterage, Minibar and Bell-Boy charges, Gratuities etc
  • Dinners and Lunches not mentioned on the program,
  • Tips and personal expenses,
  • Visa , to pay upon arrival at the Airport

Visa Information:

Please check online or with our authorised representative if Travel visa is required to visit our country. It is your responsibility to submit all relevant documents and obtain a legal travel visa (as per requirement) before you travel.

 

In case your tour is cancelled or curtailed short due to visa issues, we will be unable to provide you any refund of the tour cost.

 

For E-Visa, we are happy to provide you the visa requirement charges and documents required at highly competitive rates on our portal: https://www.visadone.com

 

You may click the above link and check the details there*

 

For Sticker Visa, please check with our local branch for the costing, documents required and processing time.

 

Travel Insurance

It is Traveller’s responsibility to obtain and be in possession of the comprehensive travel and cancellation insurance, including medical insurance with provision for air evacuation, insurance in case of accidents, sudden sickness, medical expenses or death, before embarking on a tour. Our company is neither responsible nor liable for any claims, damage or loss as a result of Client’s failing to obtain necessary insurance cover.

 

We are however, happy to provide you travel insurance as per the plan you select which can offer you comprehensive coverage at highly competitive costs.

 

Age limit to provide Insurance – Up to 75 years. For Insurance, all rates given are per person in USD.

 

Current Exclusion:

  • To & from Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Jordan, Iraq, Lebanon, Nepal & Bangladesh.
  • From India (However to India (Inbound) is allowed).

 

Up to 75 years per person Travel Insurance Anywhere 2 Anywhere
Premium in USD  per person Platinum Plan/Limit Gold Plan/Limit Silver Plan/Limit

Return Plan

01 – 07 Days 37 25 15
08 – 15 Days 49 36 21
16 – 30 Days 74 54 32

 

Insurance fees once paid is totally non-refundable. For further details you can check with us on insurance@solidarityinvest.com

 

*Disclaimer:

Please do check with our Branch / Authorised representative about the latest requirement as visa requirement / fees / travel insurance charges are dynamic and subject to change. The consulate at their discretion may ask for additional documents also for visa processing. Visa issuance is purely at the discretion of the consulate and not us.

Payment and Cancellation Policy:

PAYMENT TERMS:

  • 50% payment at the time of confirmation
  • Balance 50% within 07 days of confirmation or travel date whichever is earlier.

We accept payments via bank transfer/Debit & Credit cards also. In case of a bank transfer please add USD 30 per transfer per time you transfer.

CANCELLATION POLICY:

We need to receive a cancellation request in writing for us to proceed with cancellation. The following charges will be applicable based on the cancellation request received by us.

If you cancel –

  • 60 days prior to departure there will be a 10% deduction on the package cost.
  • 59 – 45 days prior to departure: 25% deduction on the package cost.
  • 44 – 30 days prior to departure: 35% deduction on the package cost.
  • 30 – 15 days prior to departure: 60% deduction on the package cost.
  • 15 – 07 days prior to departure: 85% deduction on the package cost.
  • 06 days or less: 100% deduction on the package cost.

 

TERM AND CONDITIONS:

  • All rooms, rates and services are subject to availability at the time of confirmation.
  • Rates are not valid for Events / Fairs / Long weekends / Festivals / Blackout dates.
  • In case the same hotels / lodges / camps / resorts are not available we reserve the right to change them in the same star category.
  • Standard check-in time at the hotel is normally 1400 hrs and check-out 12 Noon.
  • Early check-in, late check-out is solely based on the discretion of the hotel and not guaranteed unless paid for.
  • We reserve the rights to reschedule the itinerary or routing.
  • Unused inclusions in a tour package are non-refundable.
  • Tours will be seat in coach basis (Unless mentioned otherwise) where guests have to reach on time at designated pick up point.
  • Any delays from your side are considered a no show.
  • No refund applicable in case of no show.
  • Rates are not valid during any events & festivals and blackout dates.
  • Most of the Hotels/ Lodges may ask for a security deposit at the time of check-in, which is refundable at the time of check-out and is subject to the hotel/lodge’s policy.
  • We reserve all rights.

Covid Guidelines (If any):

You must have done a RTPCR test before arrival (not more than 72 hours) and the result must be negative.

Package Cost

Package rates per person for the above package:

Package Rates per person in USD

Single Occupancy

Twin / Double Third Adult in Same Room Child With Bed (5.1 to 12 years) Child No Bed (2.1 to 5 yrs)

Infant

385 430 387 150 105

70

 

Taxes Extra.  Above 12 years Child will be considered on adult rates only.

 

Notes:

  • Child with bed – may be given extra bed / mattress in the same room sharing with 02 fully Paid adults.
  • Child No bed – will share the same room with 02 fully paid adults without any extra bedding
  • Infant – will share the same room with 02 fully paid adults without any extra bedding.
  • All ages will be calculated as per the date on the passport.

 

Rate per adult / Child for additional sightseeing/excursion/monument fee etc:

 

Sr. No.: Particulars Rate per Adult in USD Rate per Child in USD
1 Sands island visit 29 12
2 Visite cimetiere des pirates 29 12

Points to Note

Please do note that the below points are shared with you for your reference only. Please use them at your own discretion.

 

Your Health: It is your (Traveller’s) responsibility is to ensure that you are in good health and medically fit to undertake safari tour. If the tour passes through the malaria area, precautionary treatment is advised. Consultation with medical practitioner/doctor and obtaining prophylactic and precautionary anti-malaria treatment is necessary.

 

Local Currency: Malagasy ariary (MGA)

 

The Malagasy Ariary (MGA) is the local currency of Madagascar. The most accepted foreign currency is the Euro, but US dollars and GBP are easily changed. You can exchange money at banks or make withdrawals from local ATMs. If you use a money exchange office, count your money immediately to make sure you haven’t been short changed.

 

As on 30 Nov 2021, 01 USD = 3990 MGA approximately.

 

As on 30 Nov 2021, 01 EUR = 4500 MGA approximately.

 

The above rate of exchange may change at the time of your booking.

 

Helpful items for your packing list:

  • Clothes
  • Comfortable shoes (including hiking shoes)
  • Sun glasses
  • Sun-screen lotion
  • Binoculars
  • Camera
  • Personal medicaments with proper prescription
  • Sun hat
  • Torch or Headlamp

 

Photography: Madagascar is completely different to mainland Africa in every way possible. The major draw card of Madagascar is its wildlife. With some 100,000 species of fauna, the sheer volume of photographic opportunities is mind boggling. Over 100 species of lemur, 300+ species of birds, 260 types of reptiles and 266 amphibian species call this island home. And there’s still more being discovered today—more than 600 new species of wildlife have been recorded since 1999. Just about everything you lay your eyes on in Madagascar exists nowhere else on Earth. In fact, approximately 9% of its reptiles, 89% of its plant life, and 92% of its mammals are completely unique to the island. It’s this sheer volume of biodiversity that provides us photographers with so many opportunities to create images of the wild, strange and rare.

 

But it’s more than just the wildlife that makes Madagascar so special. The ‘Rainbow Island’, as it’s also known, is home to a wealth of cultural diversity and some of the friendliest people you’ll ever meet. From the capital of Antananarivo to the rural seaside fishing villages of Morondava, there are endless opportunities to take portraits and capture the locals’ unique way of life.

 

Please do ask people for their permission before you click pictures of them.

 

People: Malagasy. The Malagasy (French: Malgache) are an Austronesian ethnic group native to the island country of Madagascar. Traditionally the population have been divided by subgroups (tribes or ethnicities), but the relevance of this subdivision is disputed.

 

The Malagasy peoples, moreover, do not consider themselves to be Africans, but, because of the continuing bond with France that resulted from former colonial rule, the island developed political, economic, and cultural links with the French-speaking countries of western Africa.

 

The Malagasy language of Austronesian origin, is generally spoken throughout the island. The official languages of Madagascar are Malagasy and French. Madagascar is a Francophone country, and French is spoken among the educated population of this former French colony

 

Climate: The climate of Madagascar is subtropical, with a hot and rainy season between November and the end of March (summer), and a cooler dry season from May to October (winter). … The west coast is drier than the east coast, whilst the far south and southwest is a semi-desert region that experiences very little rainfall.

 

Staying safe on Wildlife Viewing Activities: There are no dangerous animals in Madagascar. Most wildlife viewing is done on foot, so sturdy walking shoes and protective clothing is essential. A walking stick can come in handy as well. All parks and reserves are very safe – all you have to do is follow your guide’s instructions.

 

Staying safe in Cities and Towns: Most cities in the world see some crime and urban areas in Madagascar are no exception. Most issues are minor, such as petty theft and pickpocketing and you are very unlikely to encounter any trouble on guided activities. When venturing out in cities and towns alone, you should follow a few simple safety precautions: seek advice from your hotel before taking a walk; don’t wear jewellery or other valuables and only take the money you need with you; always take a taxi after dark. Steer clear of any protests, demonstrations or political gatherings which can turn violent quickly.

 

Mandatory Medical /Tests or Vaccination details: None

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