Family tour in Madagascar

Embark on a family tour in Madagascar and be amazed by the exceptional biodiversity and rich, fascinating culture. This tailor-made tour is designed to offer you unforgettable moments with your loved ones while exploring the natural and cultural treasures of Madagascar.


  1. Why choose Madagascar for your family trip
  2. Top 3 must-see destinations for your family trip to Madagascar
  3. Madagascar family tour 15 days
  4. Plan your Madagascar family tour with Madagascar Tours Guide
  5. Madagascar family tours: Tips and best practices

Why choose Madagascar for your family trip

A unique biodiversity to explore

Nicknamed the island-continent, Madagascar is a paradise for nature lovers. Its lush tropical forests are home to unique fauna and flora that you and your family will have the chance to admire during guided tours in national parks.

  • Meet lemurs in their natural habitat: Observe the various species of lemurs that make the island famous and marvel at their agility and fascinating behavior.
  • Explore exotic flora: Discover a multitude of rare plants and flowers with spectacular shapes and colors that testify to the richness of the Malagasy ecosystem.
  • Educate your children on environmental conservation: Experience an immersive nature adventure that will educate your children on the importance of protecting the environment and biodiversity.

Immersion in Malagasy culture

Beyond its natural treasures, Madagascar offers a rich and fascinating cultural heritage that you will have the opportunity to discover with your family.
  • Participate in local festivals: Immerse yourself in the excitement of Malagasy festivities, groove to traditional music, and be carried away by the joy and conviviality of the locals.
  • Savor Local Gastronomy: Enjoy traditional Malagasy dishes with authentic flavors prepared with fresh, local products with your family.
  • Visit Historical Sites: Explore historical sites and ancestral villages that trace the island’s history and traditions, and meet the local people for an authentic exchange.

Activities for all tastes and ages

Mada Tours Guide offers a wide range of activities designed for all family members, ensuring an unforgettable stay for young and old alike.
  • Relax in thermal waters: Enjoy the beneficial virtues of natural hot springs for a family relaxation moment.
  • Go hiking in spectacular landscapes: Discover breathtaking panoramas during hikes through varied landscapes, from mountains to tropical forests.
  • Observe lemurs at night: Embark on a nocturnal adventure to meet nocturnal lemurs with bright eyes and fascinating behaviors.
  • Discover the daily life of the Malagasy people: Stroll in a rickshaw through the bustling streets of Antsirabe or visit the markets of the Vezo ethnic group for an authentic immersion in the daily life of the locals.

Top 3 must-see destinations on your family tour in Madagascar

Mada Tours Guide invites you to discover these top 3 natural and cultural treasures of the red island during an unforgettable family trip.

Avenue of the baobabs: A majestic spectacle

The avenue of the baobabs, located on the coast of the Morondava region, is an iconic landscape of Madagascar. These ancient giants, sentinels of a bygone era, offer a striking natural spectacle that attracts visitors from around the world.

  • Walk this fascinating avenue with your family and immerse yourself in an almost supernatural atmosphere where nature and history meet. Admire the beauty of the baobabs, especially at sunset or sunrise, and capture unforgettable photos.
  • Mada Tours Guide offers tailor-made itineraries including the Avenue of the Baobabs for a complete discovery of this fascinating region.

Andasibe-Mantadia national park: Encounter with lemurs

Andasibe-Mantadia national park is a must-see destination for families wishing to observe lemurs, the emblematic animals of Malagasy wildlife. This peaceful haven, with its lush primary forests, is home to a great variety of plants and animals, including the Indri, the largest lemur whose distinctive call resonates in the canopy.

  • Mada Tours Guide offers enriching tours in Andasibe-Mantadia national park for an unforgettable experience in the heart of Malagasy nature.
  • Choose from a variety of adventures tailored to your desires and pace. Explore the rainforest on foot, go on a night hike to observe nocturnal lemurs, or enjoy a canoe excursion on the peaceful rivers.

Ifaty beaches: Relaxation and water sports

The beaches of Ifaty, located along the Mozambique channel coast, offer a paradisiacal setting for families seeking relaxation and water activities.

  • Imagine yourself on these white sand beaches, bathing in turquoise waters, and enjoying the radiant sun. Children have fun building sandcastles while you relax in the shade of a coconut tree.
  • But Ifaty offers much more than lounging and swimming. Water sports enthusiasts will find their happiness in this tropical paradise. Dive to explore coral reefs teeming with life, go on a canoe excursion to discover lush mangroves, or try deep-sea fishing to catch colorful fish. The possibilities are endless.
  • Mada Tours Guide includes Ifaty in its family itineraries to combine relaxation, discovery, and adventures for an unforgettable family trip to Madagascar.

15-Day family tour in Madagascar

Here is an example of a 15-day family tour in Madagascar planned by Mada Tours Guide, including the top three destinations: the avenue of the baobabs, Andasibe-Mantadia national park, and Ifaty beaches.

DayDestinationMain ActivitiesAccommodation
1AntananarivoArrival, transfer to the hotel, city tourHotel in Antananarivo
2Antananarivo - MorondavaFlight to Morondava, city tourHotel in Morondava
3Morondava - Avenue of the BaobabsVisit the Avenue of the Baobabs at sunsetHotel in Morondava
4Morondava - Belo sur MerDeparture for Belo sur Mer, beach and fishing village discoveryLodge in Belo sur Mer
5Belo sur Mer - KirindyVisit the Kirindy reserve, observe nocturnal faunaLodge in Kirindy
6Kirindy - AntsirabeDrive to Antsirabe, visit local artisansHotel in Antsirabe
7Antsirabe - RanomafanaDeparture for Ranomafana, visit Ranomafana National ParkLodge in Ranomafana
8Ranomafana - FianarantsoaMorning in the park, drive to Fianarantsoa, city tourHotel in Fianarantsoa
9Fianarantsoa - Isalo National ParkDrive to Isalo, hike in the parkLodge in Isalo
10Isalo National ParkFull day exploration of the park, natural pool, canyonsLodge in Isalo
11Isalo - IfatyDeparture for Ifaty, arrival and beach relaxationHotel in Ifaty
12IfatyFree day to enjoy the beaches, scuba diving, snorkelingHotel in Ifaty
13Ifaty - AntsirabeReturn to Antsirabe, city tourHotel in Antsirabe
14Antsirabe - AndasibeDrive to Andasibe-Mantadia National Park, park visitLodge in Andasibe
15Andasibe - AntananarivoMorning in the park, return to Antananarivo, departure-

Please note that this itinerary is just an example and is entirely customizable according to your pace and preferences.

Plan your family Tour in Madagascar with Mada Tours Guide

Mada Tours Guide specializes in designing tailor-made tours for families.

Customizable itineraries adapted to each family member's needs

Mada Tours Guide takes the time to understand your desires, interests, and specific requirements to create a family tour that perfectly suits you. You will discover Madagascar at your own pace, fully enjoying each stage and savoring every moment. Whether you are passionate about the island’s flora and fauna, wish to discover the country’s rich and vibrant culture, or simply seek family relaxation moments, Mada Tours Guide will craft a custom program that will delight every family member.

Experienced guides who take good care of children

Our experienced guides are not only passionate about Madagascar but also experts in communicating with children. They will captivate the attention of the youngest travelers and introduce them to the richness of Malagasy biodiversity and cultural heritage in a playful and accessible manner. Families who have traveled with us highlight the professionalism and kindness of our guides, especially appreciated for their attention to children. Our guides ensure that each family member fully enjoys every moment of your trip.

Safety and comfort considerations for families

Your safety and comfort are our top priorities. We ensure that every aspect of your family tour in Madagascar meets the highest safety and comfort standards.

Family tour in Madagascar: Tips and best practices

Advance planning: For a smooth experience

A successful trip starts with meticulous planning. Anticipate your family tour in Madagascar with Mada Tours Guide to enjoy a smooth and stress-free experience.

  • Choose the best season: Madagascar offers a diversity of landscapes and activities, and some periods are more favorable than others. The dry season (April to October) is ideal for wildlife observation and exploration, while whale enthusiasts may prefer the wet season (November to March).
  • Book Early: Accommodation and domestic flights can be limited, especially in high season. Booking in advance ensures the best options and preferential rates.
  • Customize your itinerary: Mada Tours Guide offers tailor-made tours adapted to the needs and desires of each family

A tailor-made trip for shared memories

Every family is unique, which is why Mada Tours Guide emphasizes personalization.
  • Activities adapted for children: Opt for easy walks, visits to wildlife reserves, or fun workshops for the youngest.
  • Adventures for teens: Choose more sporty activities like kayaking, diving, or trekking for thrill-seeking teenagers.
  • Pace adapted for all: Plan rest and relaxation days so that everyone can fully enjoy the trip without getting tired.

Safety and health: Essential priorities

Your family’s well-being is our top priority.

  • Consult a travel medicine specialist for necessary vaccines and health advice. Don’t forget malaria prophylaxis and effective mosquito repellent.
  • Take out comprehensive travel insurance covering medical evacuation in case of emergency.
  • Drink only bottled water and eat freshly prepared foods to avoid digestive issues.

Cultural immersion and authentic encounters

Madagascar is full of cultural riches and local traditions to discover.

  • Visit authentic villages, participate in community tourism initiatives, and learn about the local way of life.
  • Discover traditional cuisine, local crafts, or explore flora and fauna during eco-tours guided by locals.
  • Educate your children about local customs and the importance of environmental preservation for sustainable tourism.

Packing: For a comfortable trip in all circumstances

Prepare your luggage considering the diverse climates of Madagascar.

  • Bring lightweight, breathable clothing for tropical areas, warmer clothes for high altitudes, and rainwear for the wet season.
  • A hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen are essential to protect against the sun.
  • Choose sturdy walking shoes for exploring national parks and rugged trails.
  • Pack a first-aid kit with basic medications for common ailments.

Family tour in Madagascar: FAQ

Madagascar is an exceptional destination for families due to its unique biodiversity and astonishing wildlife, offering an unparalleled opportunity to observe species found nowhere else on the planet. In addition to natural experiences, the island offers captivating cultural richness and a variety of activities suitable for all ages, ensuring that every family member finds happiness.

Mada Tours Guide excels in creating tailor-made itineraries that specifically meet the needs and interests of your family. Considering the children’s age, everyone’s preferences, and comfort requirements, the team offers unique journeys. Additionally, with experienced guides who excel in interacting with children, your family will benefit from an educational and entertaining experience.

Mada Tours Guide places family safety and comfort at the heart of its concerns. This includes selecting comfortable and safe accommodations, providing well-maintained vehicles adapted to family needs, and offering professional guides attentive to both children’s and parents’ needs. All activities are designed to ensure they are safe and suitable for all ages.

For a memorable family experience in Madagascar, some destinations are must-sees. The Avenue of the Baobabs offers iconic landscapes and exceptional photo opportunities. Andasibe-Mantadia National Park is perfect for close encounters with lemurs in their natural habitat. Finally, Ifaty beaches are ideal for relaxation, water sports, and exploring marine life through snorkeling or diving.

The best time to visit Madagascar with your family depends on your specific interests. Generally, the dry season from May to October is ideal for wildlife observation and hiking, with cooler weather and less rain. For beach activities and diving, the months from September to December offer pleasant temperatures and clear water. Mada Tours Guide can help you plan your trip according to what you want to do and see.