Hi I just wanted to share our very pleasant experience with the tour operator (tour destination Madagascar, firstname.lastname@example.org) we had hired for our Madagascar trip.
We (two rather comfortable bit experienced travellers) decided to fly over to Mada very spontaneously and rent a car and driver to roam around the country. Some of our experiences to browse:
- Very spontaneous and extremely helpful planning our trip. We only met our guide on our first day in Antananarivo. Arsene, our driver was extremely helpful and very spontaneous. He was able to re-arrange the travel itinerary multiple times along the trip to make space for our wishes. In many places, we stayed much longer than anticipated or made detours.
- Very thorough planning and extremely accommodating. Arsene, really did his job well, so that we didn’t have to do anything. At all times, he would present us with thoughtful options to our journey.
- Detours off the mainstream. On many occasions, we managed to escape the touristic mainstream and visit hidden places along the country. Whether it be a local marketplace or a lake in the hills of a village – I really got the feeling to have visited some places not everyone has seen. This really made this trip special.
- Meeting local people. Due to our guide (who even taught us a reasonable amount of Malagasy), we met with many locals and had some truly remarkable encounters – on one occasion we were even invited by some fishermen to join them on a trip sailing the coast.
Overall, very secure and attentive guide and company, who is ready to really give you a unique travel experience. Highly recommendable!