Gash Pack Rates and Specials
Please find below our summer and winter season rates along with a list of specials currently on offer. For a more precise quote please provide your travel dates with number of travellers specifying single or double share accommodation.
Alike most other surf spots in the southern hemisphere, the optimal swell season is the winter months between April and September. In saying this, the winds can be quite precarious over these months and the summer season although seeing lesser large swell, remains relatively consistent and the winds more favourable for surfing with predominant offshores blowing in on most days. So to conclude, the Tulear region remains surfable pretty much all year round and even when Huey is refusing to co-operate, you can be sure and certain that it’s 6ft offshore and grinding down the line at the Zaza Club!
Gash Pack Tour Rates - 350€pp per week on twin share
Valid for travel all year round - Extra days 50€. Single traveller rate 420€ per week extra days 60€
The Gash Pack Mobile Surf Tour inclusions:
- Meet and greet from Tulear airport or bus station plus return transfers
- Accommodation in Tulear beachfront base camp hotel
- Accommodation in Ifaty-Mangily, Sarodrano, and Anakao beachfront hotels
- All long distance transfers to northern and southern reef break base camps by boat
- All outer reef surf transfers by boat with outboard
- Full time experienced local surf guide and skipper
Please note you may start and finish any day but if tour is already in progress and boat is not in Tulear transfers to join or leave group will be at your own cost. Transfer costs should not exceed 15€ per person and will be arranged for you.
Gash Pack Mobile Tour - Special Couples: 630€ for 8 days & 7 nights
Valid for travel all year round for couples sharing double room - Extra days 90€.
Basically travelling to and surfing in Madagascar can be a major shit fight if you don't know what you're doing. From the moment you arrive in Antananarivo we can look after all the shitty little details and keep you headed in the right direction. If you need to overnight before catching the taxi b or plane down to Tulear we can sort you out with a good airport or city hotel with transfers being assured by our own trustworthy chauffeur guide. Once you arrive in Tulear we pick you up at the airport and basically keep you out of harms way for the rest of your trip. Aside from looking after the whole surfing aspect of your trip our experienced guides remain at hand throughout your stay to give you helpful tips and local advice. Please check the FAQ section for further details.
Dads & Lads Gash Pack Promo - 595€ for 8 days & 7 nights
Valid for travel all year round for parent & child under 16 years old sharing double room - Extra days 85€.
LEARN TO SURF PACKAGE - 525€ per week including lessons & board rental
Valid for travel from 01 October through 30 April yearly - Extra days 75€
Freezing your balls off in the european winter? Keen to escape it all to a tropical paradise and learn to surf then look no further! Madagascar´s summer months from October through April are absolutely perfect for learning to surf. The tropical waters are luke warm with consistent small to medium size swells rolling in to the Tulear coast. Treat yourself to a well earned winter break and come and discover the sublime little fishing villages of the region all whilst learning to surf at the same time!
LTS package inclusions:
- Meet and greet from Tulear airport or bus station plus return transfers
- Accommodation in Tulear beachfront base camp hotel
- Accommodation in Ifaty-Mangily, Sarodrano, and Anakao beachfront bungalows
- All long distance transfers to northern and southern reef break base camps
- Daily outer reef surf transfers by boat with outboard
- Experienced local surf guide and surf instructor
- Surfboard rental included for duration of stay
- Basic surf lessons and water surveillance
THE SOUL PACK - NORTHERN REEF EXPLORER TOUR
Every February we close up shop for a little bit of well deserved R&R and moreso to go exploring for new waves. On our last trip we discovered what can only be described as Bora Bora on steroids, a crystal clear turquoise coloured lagoon stretched out upon a pure white sandy beach without a soul in sight, and as if that wasn't good enough we also came accross a right hand reef pass that bends back onto itself on a 90° angle and rifles down the line for an easy two or three hundred metres! I surfed this pass with just me and Ben and without wanting to shoot the gun I'm already calling that this may well just be the best right hander in Madagascar! I'm not really sure if we were actually the first ones to surf it but I do know that there are no surfers whatsoever in the region and as access is so remote and fickle you can be sure that when we do surf there we will be alone, fittingly we decided to call this wave "Solos". So if you're keen to discover a virgin slice of paradise and surf perfect waves with just you and your buddies this could well be the soul surfer experience you've been looking for!!!
Blair Rogers, Founder, Mada Surf Tours February 2018
The Soul Pack Rates - 875€ per person per week on full board
- Meet and greet arrangements from Toliara airport
- Return transfers by 4x4 from Toliara to northern reef basecamp
- Full board accommodation in boutique hotel overlooking pristine lagoon
- Explore and discover breaks that have never been surfed before with just you and your mates
- All outer reef surf transfers in 21ft power boat with 90hp Honda 4 stroke outboard
- Full time experienced local surf guide and skipper on board at all times
- Assistance with travel arrangements, hotels, and transfers in Antananarivo
Minimum booking period one week. Valid for travel from 01 April till 31 August 2018 ONLY. Extra days 125€ per person.
NB: Please note that we have made a temporary arrangement with our accommodation supplier and this trip will only be available until 31 August 2018.
OVERNIGHTING IN ANTANANARIVO
We have excellent hotel partners both in the city and near the airport. Their chauffeurs can pick you up when you arrive and safely transfer you to the hotel. If you want to visit the sights or maybe do a bit of shopping in the markets the drivers are also available to help you during your stay and keep you out of harms way. Please check http://hotel-laribaudiere.com/ for city centre accommodation and http://www.chezjeanne.net/ for the airport. Hotel accommodation is 29€ per night in the city and 60 000 ariary at the airport. Transfer rates are 100 000 ariary return for the city and 40 000 ariary for the airport hotel. All fees should be paid directly to the providors. If you would like to book please let us know and we will organize it for you.
NB: Please note that the room rates quoted above are based on a standard room booking. You will need to check on arrival that you have not been upgraded due to availability reasons. Mada Surf Tours provides this booking service free of charge for our clients however we will not be held responsible if your room is more expensive than the above mentioned rates.
TULEAR TO ANTANANARIVO VIA ISALO NATIONAL PARK AND RANOMAFANA NATURAL RESERVE AND HOT SPRINGS – 6 DAYS & 5 NIGHTS.
Day 1: Our trustworthy chauffeur guide Hasy will pick you up from base camp in Tulear and you will begin your journey north towards Isalo National Park. Upon arrival Hasy will show you a choice of hotels to suit your budget. Established in 1962, the Isalo National Park houses 815 km² of sandstone massif wildly eroded by wind and rain into bizarre ridges (known as "runiformes") featuring wild forms, impressive gorges and canyons and tiny stalagmite pinnacles. The far Wild West reminiscent of the landscape, dominated by rugged massive that rises up from the flat surrounding grassy plain, attracts hikers from the whole world that gather here to admire the sweeping colours of this Jurassic scenery. The climate is dry tropical with warm temperatures all year around.
Day 2: Day free to explore the park as you wish. Though wildlife here is not as prominent as other parks, there are still a couple of species worth looking out for: Ring-tailed lemurs, brown lemurs, sifakas and 14 other nocturnal lemurs hide in dense vegetation along the streams. The park also homes approximately 80 species of birds, 35 reptiles and several endemic frogs. There are several different itineraries you can do which include visiting natural swimming pools, waterfalls ,lakes, canyons, all whilst observing the incredible natural fauna and flora infested with animals which are indigenous to Madagascar. Hasy will help you choose an itinerary which best suits your needs.
Day 3: Today you will continue north towards Ranomafana hot springs and natural reserve. Once again Hasy will help you find a hotel that best suits you and your budget. Nestled in the rolling hills of Central Madagascar's highlands, and graced by the roaring Namorona River, Ranomafana is as scenic as it is friendly, and offers a premier starting point from which to explore the many surrounding gems of the region. Just outside Ranomafana's city limits, find the wonderfully diverse Ranomafana National Park. Dominated by the thundering white water of the Namorona River, the spectacular upland rainforest of Ranomafana National Park offers some of the most outstanding scenery in Central Madagascar. Protecting 12 species of lemur, including all three species of bamboo lemurs, ruffed and re bellied lemurs and the striking Milne Edward's diadem sifaka, as well as housing an astonishing variety of rare birds, reptiles and frogs, the Ranomafana National Park is as ecologically important as it is breathtaking.
Day 4: Free day to explore the park. There are 5 different circuits you can do to explore this marvelous reserve. The shorter treks are the most popular and can get quite crowded during the high season. The longer treks are much quieter and more rewarding from a wildlife watching point of view: Varibolomena circuit: easy trek of 4 hours, a good chance to spot bamboo lemurs in the secondary forest passing by a beautiful waterfall. It can also be made by night to discover reptiles and frogs. Sahamalaotra circuit: a 10 km trek through the forest looking for lemurs and birds. Vohiparara circuit: 2 days trek across the National Park (20 km return) spotting lemurs, birds and other animals and visiting a sacred lake. Varijatsy circuit: 1 or 2 days trek (15 km of rough path) across the primary forest looking for lemurs and birds and passing by a waterfall and a natural pool where you can take a bath. Soarano circuit: 2 or 3 days hard trek (at least 20 km) through the primary forest discovering diverse fauna and looking for lemurs and other animals. There is also a cultural visit to a pair of traditional tanala villages set in the middle of the forest.
Day 5: This morning you will leave Ranomafana and continue your journey up to Antsirabe the second largest city in Madagascar and also the home to some of the best restaurants in the country. En route there are several different sites of interest to visit including the Zebu markets in Ambalavao and the magnificent Lake Tritriva which is set on an extinct crater and lays host to several diffrent hot springs in the region.
Day 6: This morning you will leave Antsirabe and continue your journey up to Anatananarivo for your outbound flight. Your driver will either drop you at the airport or can organise you a good hotel either in the city or near the airport depending on your plans.
- Car rental
- All fuel expenses
- Full time chauffeur guide and trip advisor
- All driver's expenses including food and accommodation
- Drivers return trip from Tulear to Antananarivo or vice versa.
- Accommodation. Hasy will help you find accommodation which best suits your needs and budget but you must pay the hotels directly.
- Food. Same deal Hasy will advise you the best places to eat according to your budget.
- Entrance or guidance fees in national parks
- Any additional days added on to above itinerary or major deviations off the RN7.
PRICE: 595 euros for the vehicule seating 2 clients.Extra days 80 euros. Extra client 100 euros.
NB: This is just a sample itinerary which is fully flexible and can run from Tulear to Tana or vica versa. The itinerary may be customised to add on or remove days or places visited according to your wishes. Please note that this trip is independantly run our primary road trip driver Hasy or other depending on availability. Mada Surf Tours will not be held responsible for changes to itinerary due to flight modifications or otherwise.
Third World Trading Bay !!!
Surifing and everyday living in the third world takes its toll on modern day technological gadgets. We've drowned iPhones, smashed laptops, and been through more cameras than you could count. If you've got any old computers, cameras, tablets, smartphones etc in good condition, make us an offer and we'll be more than happy to trade off against free days surfing with us!