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Madagascar Comprehensive Birding and Wildlife: Mega Birding Endemics, Lemurs, Chameleons and More 

2024 Pricing: $6,790 US Dollars, or £5,350 GBP*

for 18 Days and 17 Nights

2025 Pricing: $7,090 US Dollars, or £5,580 GBP*

for 18 Days and 17 Nights

 

with Dauphin and Fort Berenty Extension: From $1,190 US Dollars or £940 GBP* for 3 Days and 2 Nights

 

Inclusions: 

 

  • The tour package includes all lodging, meals*, and access fees to reserves, parks, and other birding sites. 

  • Premier Bird Guide: All of our tours use the services of an excellent bird guide, often a well-recognized expert on birding in this area. Most trips have one excellent tour leader and bird guide, and multiple local area and reserve guides are added throughout the tour.

  • Top-Rated Preparation Services: We support your preparation for the trip. We provide information on the birds you will see and all the travel details, including all logistic details (arrival plans, trip itinerary, lodging details, and more), information on entry into Madagascar, and information on travel health issues, packing information, and more. Most of our clients comment that our Trip Participation Guide is the best they have ever seen.  

  • Transport and Airport Transfers

    • Local ground transport is included. This includes a large transport van for most of the trip and jeeps in some locations.

    • We also have a driver pick you up at the airport upon arrival, and transfers for internal flights are included, and we arrange for a transfer back to the airport at the end of the trip.  

    • The cost of the three internal flights is not included. We do book these flights for you, and we book these flights at the actual cost (estimated at $800 to $1,100 USD) (£630 to £870 GBP*)

  • Acre for Bird Conservation: As part of our efforts to support bird conservation, we purchase in the name of customers (for each booking) at least one acre (but averaging between three and four acres) of wilderness to support bird conservation. As our trip prices are often 20% (and often even a better deal) less than our competition, this does not cost you more and it is a great way to support bird conservation around the world.

  • Small Group Pricing: All the prices mentioned above are for tour groups of seven participants. We are happy to provide pricing for private groups with fewer than seven participants.

  • Private and Custom Group Pricing: We are glad to provide pricing for smaller groups (including couples) or custom groups.

 

Possible Additions to Basic Trip Pricing:

  • Extension Trip: Dauphin and Fort Berenty (3 days): $1190 USD* (£940 GBP*) for 2024 and 2025.

 

*Pricing Notes and More Details:

  • US Dollar Pricing (fixed): The trip price is fixed in US Dollars. Due to the strength of the US Dollar in recent years, most Madagascar lodges have been providing pricing in US Dollars.

  • Pricing in British Pounds: (1) Our 2025 (and late 2024) price estimates are mostly based on US Dollars; so, our GBP/British Pound pricing is based upon an exchange rate of .79 GBP (British Pound) per US Dollar (the exchange rate on March 19, 2024). (2) We will charge you the actual transaction rate here, but please note that we work to minimize transaction costs. Using Transferwise, we usually pay under one-half a percent (and sometimes less) on the actual exchange. (3) Due to costs related to UK travel regulations, our tours booked and paid through BlueTailBirding.com (for the UK and European clients) will cost 200 GBP more. Please contact us anytime with questions here.      

  • Bank Fees: Though we work to minimize bank charges with banking in Canada and in the United Kingdom, banks do often charge about 1.5% for making the exchange.

  • Note on Meal Inclusion: Meals include three meals per day during any full day of the trip. The arrival day does include lunch and supper, as most flights arrive in the morning. The departure day includes only breakfast, as most flights leave in the morning.

  • Note on Beverage Inclusion: The lodges provide Most of our meals, and we follow their practices in providing beverages at mealtime. Most beverages are your choice and are an additional expense that you pay to the restaurant directly. We provide water at the table for supper. We also provide bottled water during the birding day. 

  • Group Size: We anticipate a group of 7 participants, and pricing is based upon this group size.

 

Optional Costs for Booking the Trip:

 

Single Room Supplement:

  • This is the price we charge for the additional cost of anyone not sharing a room with another birder (and/or a spouse). If you want a single room, please let us know. We are often able to find a roommate for those wanting to share a room with a person of the same sex.

  • Main Tour Single Supplement for 17 Nights (2024 & 2025): $1,550 USD (or £1,220 GBP*) is the price we charge for the additional cost of anyone not sharing a room with another birder (and/or a spouse).

  • Extension Single Supplement for 2 Nights (2024 & 2025): $260 USD (or £200 GBP*) is the price we charge for the additional cost of anyone not sharing a room with another birder (and/or a spouse).

 

Tipping for Meals/Lodging: Gratuities for drivers, hotel staff, and restaurants (and other meals) are included on this tour. However, this does not include your trip leader/bird guide. If, therefore, you feel that he/she has given you excellent service, it is entirely appropriate to tip him/her.

 

Notes on Other Tour Costs: Exclusions: 

  • You will need to pay for any flight costs involved in this trip. 

    • This will include flights to Antananarivo from your home airport.

    • Main Tour Flights $800 to $1,100 USD (£630 to £870 GBP*)More (Estimate): Flight cost for four internal trip flights will total about $800 to $1,100 USD (£630 to £870 GBP*). These flight costs are not included in the trip price. We book these flights at cost, and we will bill the actual costs here. This includes flights from Antananarivo (Tana) to Mahajanga, Mahajanga to Tana, Tana to Fort Dauphin, and then Fort Dauphin to Tulear.

  • The tour fee does not include taxes/fees for entering or exiting the country, telephone calls, laundry, and other items of a personal nature.

  • Tips for birding guides are not included in the tour price.

 

Want More Tour Information or Have Questions about Pricing?

 

Please call Charles (in the USA at 720-320-1974 in Colorado or toll-free at 888-203-7464, ext. 912) or Jennifer (in the UK at +44 7500 185 058, in Suffolk), and/or email info@pibird.com.

 

We are happy to answer any question you may have and/or provide you with trip reports (reports of birds and other wildlife seen on our trips) or more details on trip logistics (from vehicles used to lodging details).

Like to Book these Trips:

 

Booking by Phone in the USA: Call Charles at the Partnership for International Birding toll-free at 888-203-7464, ext. 912. Charles can also be reached on his cell phone at 720-320-1974.

 

Booking by Phone in the UK: You often reach Leio or Jennifer De Souza in the UK (at Bluetail Birding and the PIB UK Office). Leio can usually be reached at +44 7881 685 779. Call Jennifer at +44 7500 185 058.   

Tour Pricing Update Note: These tour prices were updated on April 15, 2024, for all 2024 tour dates. 

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