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Mahajanga and the Cirque Rouge

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US$ 188.00
2 travellers
What to Expect
Mahajanga, founded by the Arabs in 1700s, traded with weapons, slaves, precious gems, spices, fabrics. Nowadays, it trades with mostly Africa, Middle-east, Asia and Europe. Apart from Malagasy peoples (Sakalava, Tsimihety, Merina), the city counts important Arab, Comorian, Chinese, Indian-Pakistanese natives' communities, that makes it the most cosmopolitan region in Madagascar.

We start in the old city, where historic motifs are extraordinarily plentiful: trading posts, sculpted wooden doors, all remnants of the Arabic origins of the city, old colonial houses with ochre facades show some relics of a gone glory built on the backs of miserable slaves, narrow streets with small gardens planted with bugambilia plants… At the seaside, check out the view on the ships’ cemetery, with its old wrecks and storied past, this is one of the most historically fascinating.

The next part of our tour, into the city's surroundings, is no less attractive and engaging: Mahajanga’s baobabs, scattered islands, forest reserves, lakes and caves have turned it into a major escape away The crowning feature however is definitely the bizarre red rock formations, the "cirque rouge," outside the city. In the evening, return to your chosen hotel.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Your chosen Mahajanga Hotel.
Departure Time
9am flexible from traffic, from given hotel
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Local taxes
  • National Park fees
  • Food and drinks
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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Key Details
  • Duration: 24h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Instant confirmation
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English, French, Spanish
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