My friend and I used Jeanbe tours for a recent visit to Madagascar and were very happy with the service. Madagascar is huge and the distance between places significant so we decided using a local tour company would be the easiest option to see as much as possible. Jeanbe was quick to respond, his English is pretty good so easy to communicate, and he worked with us to essentially compress 3 or 4 of his standard tours into a shorter time frame. We had a guide and driver throughout the visit. Jeanbe is a small company with just three guides and himself, and a number of drivers. All the hotels were great, we camped one night which I wasn't thrilled about but is part of the river descent to get to morondava and the avenue of the baobabs. We did find at the end of the river tour a new very nice hotel near the sacred tree so you might want to stay there, we stopped for drinks in the hot midday sun. As other reviewers mention, Jeanbe asked for a deposit to be sent by western union, this is pretty standard for local tour companies like Jeanbe so very easy and no problems. On arrival Jeanbe went through the whole tour, and we paid the balance of the tour at that point in cash. We used euros. Jeanbe booked one of our internal flights, and even bought us a SIM card to use (we had to give it back) whilst we were there so he could contact us about changes to air Madagascar schedule. Which changes frequently. Jeanbe even helped us exchange money euro to ariary as the bank was closed on Sunday, and this was at a good exchange rate. Jeanbe called his guide every day to check we were enjoying the trip and cared that it was everything we were expecting. We ended up doing a week tour and then going to nosy be for 6 days. What was great was Jeanbe organized and included our airport transfers for the beach (even thought he didn't organize that bit of the visit) this was really helpful and advise you to ask for it to be included. I'm a well experienced traveler, but sometimes it's just less stressful having transfers taken care of. All round pretty good value, we saw everything we wanted, and Jeanbe went out of his way to help us and ensure we enjoyed visiting Madagascar.
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.