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:
Gash Pack Mobile Tour - Special Couples: 595€ for 8 days & 7 nights
Valid for travel all year round for couples sharing double room - Extra days 85€.
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 - 545€ for 8 days & 7 nights
Valid for travel all year round for parent & child under 16 years old sharing double room - Extra days 80€.
LEARN TO SURF PACKAGE - 495€ per week including lessons & board rental
Valid for travel all from 01 October through 30 April yearly - Extra days 70€
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:
TULEAR TO ANTANANARIVO VIA ISALO NATIONAL PARK AND RANOMAFANA NATURAL RESERVE AND HOT SPRINGS – 5 DAYS & 4 NIGHTS.
Day 1: Our trustworthy chauffeur guide Lanto will pick you up from base camp in Tulear and you will begin your journey north towards Isalo National Park. Upon arrival Lanto 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. Lanto 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 Lanto 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 up and down) 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 interesting plants 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 Anatananarivo for your outbound flight. Lanto 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.
PRICE: 495 euros for the vehicule seating 2 clients. Extra days 60 euros. Extra client 100 euros.
NB: 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 also note that this trip is independantly run by our contract chauffeur guide in Antananarivo Lanto. Mada Surf Tours will not be held respsonsible 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!