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Canal des Pangalanes

Manakara, Manakara 316, Madagascar
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Tour by boat with Benoit

For the visit in the Canal, we contacted a guide in the town, Jean Benoit Solonanahary, recommended... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Antartiko
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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A trip I have wanted to do for 10 years

When I first heard about the 645 km long Pangalanes Canal I wanted to go. During our third trip to... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2017
Richard U
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Rockingham, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

For the visit in the Canal, we contacted a guide in the town, Jean Benoit Solonanahary, recommended by our driver. He took us with his boat across the canal, explaining the history and touring several fishing villages. He is very charming, well know by all...More

Thank Antartiko
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

When I first heard about the 645 km long Pangalanes Canal I wanted to go. During our third trip to Madagascar, my wish came true. We had driven from Tana to Bickkaville and then on a very rough road to Manambota, where our boat was...More

Thank Richard U
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Reviewed 1 September 2017

This is a must-see in Madagascar. Take a guide and float along the waterways, then out to the sea, and feast on fresh seafood. Float past and walk in villages under palms. This is a kind of paradise.

2  Thank bobinathens
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Reviewed 6 April 2017

I highly recommend a trip on the canal for any traveler in this part of Madagascar. We took a boat provided by the Palmarium Hotel, and so had two boat rides - one from the start outside of Brickaville and the other further north to...More

Thank Eritay
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Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Lovely surprise to be taken down the river on a full day cruise. Our boatman Francis was informative. We went to a small essential oil workshop. Was a great day.

1  Thank Charlieratt
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Reviewed 21 August 2016

You tour in a little canoe called a pirugue. There are 2-3 oarsmen in the back and the guide. By definition, this is a slow trip and it helps us A personalities slow down and enjoy nature, the local communities, the beach and life on...More

2  Thank MayaguezanaPR
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Reviewed 7 May 2016

One of the highlights of the region of Fianarantsoa includes a travel along the famous Pangalanes Canal. The colonial charm makes the area unique. The beauty of the landscape is breathtaking.

Thank MiranaRazafindramboa
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Reviewed 5 January 2016

Stunning area, and a lovely place for a boat ride. Be prepared for rustic tourist infrastructure, but a true "away from it all" feeling.

Thank XFF40
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Reviewed 20 June 2015

If you want to spend a nice relaxing day, a boat will take you along the canal to a fishermen village and there you can have a meal prepared for you to enjoy while watching the sea. While waiting for your meal or after eating...More

2  Thank lauramtorino
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Reviewed 5 June 2015

Our tour company arranged a trip by pirogue along the canal. Ours was lead by Herman Antemoro with a crew of 4 paddlers. We initially went to the mouth of the river where Herman purchased fish for the lunch, then along the canal to a...More

3  Thank LARRY R
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Bernardo C
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I've been there more then 10 years ago and used local cargo boats to travel the tunnel, it's started from mananjary
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