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The amazing landscapes of limestone pinnacles, gorges and pristine forests...

The amazing landscapes of limestone pinnacles, gorges and pristine forests protect many rare birds, lemurs and reptiles.

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Disappointed, our guide was scared of snakes!

We traveled here during the rainy season and perhaps that is why we didn't get the full experience. Only the small Tsingy was open as the road to the Large Tsingy was impassable... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Lloydminster, Canada
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Lloydminster, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We traveled here during the rainy season and perhaps that is why we didn't get the full experience. Only the small Tsingy was open as the road to the Large Tsingy was impassable. It is highway robbery for a full rate guide price for a 2 to 3 hour hike through the small tsingy. We paid 55000 MGA per person... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015 via mobile

Amazing place to visit , I recommend everyone to visit this stunning park,it found nowhere else in the world but it only found in Madagascar

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Warsaw, Poland
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

The place is amazing. You have to see it. We went to Big Tsingy just at the very end of dry season. You need very high 4x4 to get there. 17 km take over an hour. The cost was 55000Ar per person for the ticket and 180000Ar for the guide (divided into 4 ppl). Whole trekking took approx 6-7 hours.... More 

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Veghel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

Tsingy is uniquely beautiful and has some amazing views from the top of the lookout points. The 6 hour hike through Big Tsingy was definitely worth it as you climb along the rocks, crawl underneath huge boulders, and even enter a cave. We were lucky enough to spot some lemurs in the forest though not on the rocks itself as... More 

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Norman, Oklahoma
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

It takes a 3 day effort starting in Tana to get to the Tsingy. The road from Tana to Morondava is tolerable and paved although the landscapes were nothing special (yearly-burned grasslands) and it can be somewhat dull. From Morondava it is an 8-10 hour drive on an extremely rough road (only suitable for 4x4's) that also includes 2 ferry... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

It deserves the long trip from Istanbul. I would recommend two nights, First day very early to fly a balloon and visit the reserve. The second to visit the interesting surrounding areas. For ballons the high season is during the winter.

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

This place is amazing formed by erosion of limestone which is probably under the sea in ancient times. You move along at the bottom having close contact with the limestone walls, and also you could get to the top and have a great view of the area.

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Waco, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

As a world heritage site, I assumed this would be a little like the Grand Canyon...drive up, go across the scary bridge, take some pictures and go back... I was wrong! It was 2 hours of terrifying climbing (plus an hour trek each way through the forest to get to the karst) above 400 ft crevices grabbing on to razor... More 

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Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

I am the author of 9 travel guides for publications such as Lonely Planet and Frommers. I usually suggest independent travel, but in Madagascar you by and large need a guide. Accordingly, I highly recommend Jean Toussaint Razafimampionona as a travel guide. He was unfailingly polite and most important, knows Madagascan animal life, flora and culture quite well and is... More 

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The universe
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

Amazing is an understatement describing this nature wonder. Immense wild limestone formations you can walk beneath and between for hours. The road from Morondava, the nearest decent place to sleep in takes more than 8 rough hours and you need a 4x4 car but it is worthwhile. We slept the the Orchidee bungalow hotel near by and drove to the... More 

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