Canal des Pangalanes, Manakara

4.7
#2 of 7 in Nature in Fianarantsoa Province
Ride through the man-made waterways of Canal des Pangalanes, linking a series of lagoons in an inland waterway. While you cruise along the water, watch as various animals and birds search for food, interact with each other, or lounge on the shore. You will see many unfamiliar plants and trees, as well, some of which have medicinal use. Take a break at one of the villages along the way to taste the local cuisine and talk with the people, or stop at one of the pristine beaches along its shores. Put Canal des Pangalanes and other Manakara attractions into our Manakara trip itinerary planning website , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • A great visit. A canoe ride with an unforgettable picnic I highly recommend this place which is superb.
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  • We discovered the canal with Gaulex. This channel is very nice. One day, however, is enough! The rowers cooks were great.... We had a great time! The night bivouac in a box was calamitous. The box had not been booked in advance, was dirty, the owner not welcoming. The insect-infested bed, we were stung by... fleas, spiders, bed bugs?? Terrible night! The organization on this aspect clearly left something to be desired. We also felt that partially safe: 2 tourists in 1 isolated village, was that safe?? Anyway, one day, that's enough!
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  • Day by rowing boat (3 rowers, also gifted in "fresh" cuisine, ... prepared a situ on the banks of a small village).. What a joy. The organizer - Guide called "ARTURO" is a great local professional, and a very warm, calm and honest person. So I recommend the services that the Canal, ARTHUR, aka "ARTHURO ", which we can find, see, in the hotel "DELICES", ... and others. Everyone knows Arthuro well. You can go with him blindfolded, no problem. And no surprises in the wallet!
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  • An incredible experience! Pangalanes is the longest freshwater canal. It stretches along the eastern coast of Madagascar. Nowadays, people live in large villages along the canal. Time has completely stopped there. There are few tourists and the nature is the same as it was centuries ago.
  • If you can take Riri as a guide it is exciting!
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  • Magnificent. Sailing in the channel aboard a small boat. Quiet, green, exotic. The plus: a guide that explains the entire flora that you see. This piece of paradise is worth the visit.
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