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Holidays in Madagascar

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Most Madagascar hotels offer free cancellation. Consider booking refundable hotels rather than non-refundable ones. Just look for the ‘free cancellation’ message during your hotel search. Prices can vary, but right now we believe that flexibility matters.

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Top hotels in Madagascar

La Fourmi Hôtel
La Fourmi Hôtel
3 out of 5
Djamandjary, Nosy Be, Diana
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$59 per night from 14 Dec. to 15 Dec.
4.2/5Very Good! (5 reviews)
Comfortable stay at the beach

"Very comfortable stay right on the beach. The restaurant is actually just above the water when the tide is in."…"

Reviewed on 26 Jul. 2019

La Fourmi Hôtel
Andilana Beach Resort - All Inclusive
Andilana Beach Resort - All Inclusive
4 out of 5
PLAGE DE ANDILANA, Nosy Be, NOSY BE
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4.2/5Very Good! (13 reviews)
Very peaceful in low season

"A nice stay ,lovely beach,friendly staff,I was here in March and low season and very quiet with only a dozen or so other guests."…"

Reviewed on 10 Mar. 2020

Andilana Beach Resort - All Inclusive
Ravintsara Wellness Hotel
Ravintsara Wellness Hotel
5 out of 5
Pk 15 Bemoko-Dzamandzar, Nosy Be
The price is AU$219 per night from 6 Dec. to 7 Dec.
4.6/5Exceptional! (39 reviews)

"The staff was simply amazing. They were incredibly helpful and friendly. The only recommendation for travelers would be to bring any cash you need with you as ATM's were not easily accessible."…"

Reviewed on 23 Jan. 2020

Ravintsara Wellness Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Madagascar Holiday

This picturesque island in the Indian Ocean is famous for outdoor adventure, breathtaking landscapes and some of the world’s rarest wildlife. With rare animal species, jaw-dropping scenery, beaches and water sports, Madagascar offers varied wildlife and outdoor adventures. A French colony for over half a century, Madagascar has European-styled towns providing the perfect complement to its natural attractions. It is located in the Indian Ocean, off the east coast of Africa, and is the world’s fourth-largest island.

One of Madagascar’s huge draws is its fascinating flora and fauna. Spot colourful frogs and the largest of all living lemurs, the indri, at Andasibe–Mantadia National Park. Montagne d’Ambre National Park has multicolored chameleons and uncommon orchids. Discover over 900 plant species, many used for food and medicine, at Arboretum d’Antsokay. Marvel at tall baobabs in Baobab Alley or admire the curious octopus trees in the Spiny Forest. Hike around the shores of Lake Itasy to see spectacular waterfalls surrounded by undulating hills. 

With about 3,100 miles (5,000 kilometres) of coastline, Madagascar is a beach-lover’s paradise. Relax on Anakao ’s white-sand beaches or visit the salt lake at Tsimanampetsotsa National Park. Learn to surf at Libanona Beach and ride big waves at Lavanono. Swim with barracuda, manta rays and starfish in the crystal-clear waters of the Mitsio Archipelago. Watch dolphins and breaching humpback whales on a boat tour from Ile Sainte-Marie.

See a slice of Madagascar’s French heritage and indigenous history in its characterful towns. Explore bustling markets and visit the imposing Queen’s Palace in Antananarivo, the island capital. In Antsirabe skilled local craftsmen hawk toys, jewellery and textiles. Wander around the stone gates and royal residences of Ambohimanga, Madagascar’s most sacred site.

Madagascar’s climate is hot and tropical, with monsoon rains and cyclones common between November and March and a dry season from April to October. Always check the current conditions before travelling.

Most international flights to Madagascar arrive at Ivato International Airport, a 25-minute drive from Antananarivo. Get around the island on organised tours or rent a jeep. Travel in Madagascar can be challenging and expensive but the memories are priceless.

Frequently asked questions

How much does a Madagascar holiday package cost?
Discover the best of Madagascar from as low as . We offer a wonderful selection of flights, rental cars and hotels to suit every budget. You can pick up even more discounts when you add some sightseeing tours to your holiday package.
If I'm not able to travel, can I cancel my Madagascar holiday package?
If you’ve chosen a Madagascar holiday package, you can amend or cancel it, but there may be a charge in some situations. You may be able to cancel and rebook for free if you’ve taken out your package within 24 hours. If it’s been longer than that, you may incur extra charges from your airline, hotel or car rental company. If your plans suddenly change, make our Customer Service Portal your first port of call for more info.
How do I get a cheap travel package to Madagascar?
Bundle your flights and hotels with Expedia and save as much as $200. With over 400 partner airlines and 1 000 000 hotel options across the globe, your Madagascar holiday package can be customized exactly to suit your travel style. With all that extra money, why not include one or two exciting experiences and tours? That’s the easiest way to unlock even more bargains. That dream holiday to Madagascar is closer than you thought!
What are the top hotels in Madagascar?
Have a look at Carlton Hotel and ibis Antananarivo Ankorondrano. They’re top picks for many travellers to Antananarivo. If Nosy Boraha is on your travel itinerary, Soanambo Hotel and Vanivola Hotel are a couple of welcoming options.
When is the best time of year to visit Madagascar?
That depends on what’s important to you. If you’re hoping to get the best deal, visit Madagascar in . Airfares and hotels are generally cheaper around this time than they are in . If you’re eager to experience the vibe of Madagascar during the high season, organise your trip for . is usually a quieter time of year.
How far in advance should I book my Madagascar holiday?
Browse Expedia to compare international airfares as soon as possible. In many cases, you can purchase a seat up to 12 months before departure. If it’s too early for your preferred carrier, or you’re booking late, don’t worry. The lowest prices to Madagascar sometimes occur a few weeks before the date of departure.
What does an Expedia Madagascar travel package include?
It comes down to what sort of getaway you have in the works. Madagascar holiday deals can include car rentals, hotels and flights. You can mix and match to create the package that suits you. You can also add on experiences and activities after you’ve booked to get even bigger discounts.
What should I know before booking a Madagascar travel package?
Bundling your bookings into a Madagascar holiday package is the easiest way to organise your trip. Not only that, you’ll get great discounts just for combining your hotels, flights and car rentals. Once you’ve booked, why not add on a tour or an activity?
Does Expedia offer Book Now, Pay Later Madagascar holiday packages?
Expedia has joined forces with online lender Affirm to help ease any financial concerns related to your trip. This could be especially useful if your need to travel has cropped up suddenly. Book Now, Pay Later and spread the price of your flight and hotel package over multiple payments.
Can I choose my airline with a Madagascar Expedia holiday package?
Yes — that’s one of the best things about an Expedia holiday package. You get to choose. We have more than 550 airline partners around the world, so you have options galore when planning your Madagascar adventure.