Jean Be Tours
Jean Be Tours
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Private Tour Operator. Visit the best sights and attractions in Madagascar, and the Capital City Antananarivo with an experienced tour guide! Convenience and comfort; our excursions are carefully planned and carried out by experts. We are flexible and there is always room for personal preferences. My concern is to make your stay on “the Big Island” a pleasant one. I can tell you all you want to know about the nature, different cultures and legends of Madagascar. Meet local people, take photographs and collect many beautiful, unforgettable souvenirs and memories! Quality – Enjoy your holiday, visit the best sights and attractions with an experienced guide! All excursions are carefully planned and carried out by experts. Convenience and Comfort – Let us take care of all the details so you can fully explore, enjoy, take photos and above all… relax . Safety – All of our tours are conducted by carefully selected partners, which operate according to high security standards.
Antananarivo, Madagascar

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Travellers' Choice
2023

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Ellie B
12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Wow what an adventure!

We spent two weeks in Madagascar and we couldn’t have done it without Jeanbe and his amazing tour company.
We saw so much of the amazing country including the Tsyingy and the rainforest in Antisibe - and then we ended on the beach in Saint Marie. It is like a country like no else and definitely an incredible adventure. The roads on the west of the island were very bad but Jeanbe and his amazing driver got us to the Tsingys which was incredible and it wasn’t an easy journey to make.

Jeanbe went the extra mile for us and arranged us food and accommodation and all transport so we did not have to worry at all. The roads are not good but we always travelled in comfy cars and always felt safe. Jeanbe gave us a detailed intinery and would also keep us updated daily with the plans which was great. All of the drivers and guides were really friendly and all a lovely part of our experience.

Hotels were perfect - all of the ones Jeanbe had planned a long the way were clean comfy and fun.

Jeanbe planned our tour and every day was well thought out to make the most of our trip. Due to a lot of travel we had a lot of early starts but it really was the best way to see the country.

We saw so much wildlife and so much culture. Everyone was so friendly and we really did have the best time ever. It will be a holiday that we will never forget and all thanks to Jeanbe and his amazing team. We felt in such safe hands from the start and even when parts of the trip didn’t go completely to plan a Jeanbe always had a solution. We can’t thank you enough for everything and I hope other people read this and go with Jeanbe Tours.

Thank you for everything
Ellie and George
Written 6 May 2024
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Birgitte S
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Amazing trip with a super guide! We did a tour in the North for 3 days with Naivo together with Jean Be. They were both super friendly and we felt taken care of very well through out the trip. 100% safe and comfortable. Also, they both spoke great english and learnt us much about their country. During our trip they let us stop to discover and buy food alone the villages and also told us many fun facts and interesting things about Madagascar. We will definately recommend JeanBe to all of our friends back home - and thank you JeanBe so much for making our trip 11/10 😃
Written 17 April 2024
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Traveledlife
Fort Lauderdale, FL351 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
We had a wonderful couple of weeks with Jeanbe and his son. He has an excellent crew and we were well taken care of every step along the way. We were able to experience several areas of the country because of Jeanbe’s keen planning. Jeanbe also was easy to work with when we needed to make some changes along the way, he made it easy! It would have been quite the undertaking to plan a trip to Madagascar without Jeanbe and his itinerary! We loved spending time in Madagascar and we highly recommend Jeanbe.
Written 12 December 2023
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Jeremy D
Maidstone, UK4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
We are very happy to recommend JeanBe Tours. We spent 29days touring the West coast, Central Highlands and East coast of Madagascar and JeanBe was attending to our needs every step of the way. At the same time he gave us space to do our own thing.

As experienced independent travellers we did appreciate that getting around Madagascar even for a month would be challenging. JeanBe got us great accommodation, drivers and cars and guides (the quality of all varies).

JeanBe was very honest, highly knowledgeable and very professional. He passed up attending an important family celebration in his nearby hometown to stay with us and ensure we were looked after. He got our driver to screech to a halt when he glimpse a rare pygmy kingfisher from the corner of his eye. We had many interesting discussions on the local culture. Most of the guides and drivers we used he has been working with for years.

Importantly if you work with JeanBe directly you can be sure that all the money you are spending on your trip (excluding the airfare) is going into the Madagascan economy and not to any middlemen.

You will not be disappointed. Madagascar is no called the eighth continent for no reason. We encountered so many smiling faces irrespective of their owner's situation and learnt so much on our first substantial trip to Africa.

I wrote about our trip in 9 blog posts. You can find these under Jem-and-Jane on an independent site called travelblog. This will give you more details about our adventures.
Written 14 November 2023
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TB_Essex
Great Dunmow, UK1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
We would highly and wholeheartedly recommend Jeanbe. We are not seasoned travellers so it was so easy having everything planned and taken care of and having the holiday tailored to just us. We chose what we wanted and Jeanbe planned / adjusted the itinerary to meet our needs. We wanted to see plants and animals and although all the guides have a level of knowledge ours were really outstanding: we learnt so much and enjoyed the night walks too. Jeanbe was honest. He looked after us while giving us our own space.

Madagascar was amazing - we saw more animals especially lemur species and chameleons than I anticipated. Didn't really need our binoculars as everything came close. The people were lovely. We wanted to learn about the history and culture in the different regions and Jeanbe was very knowledgeable. There were long road journeys but the driver was calm and safe. Jeanbe has now arranged three different holidays for us and people we know, all of whom would recommend him - thank you!
Written 29 October 2023
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Trek20681311250
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
I went to Madagascar alone for 11 days with little knowledge about the country. I tried to do everything I could in that time frame. My guide Manda and driver Rixo were spectacular and we spent a lot of time together eating and drinking together (after the day’s activities were done) and discussing the minutiae of the country. They made the journey amazing and they looked out for me, because I’m one of those people who loves to see as much as I can without stopping to look at any one thing very long so they easily tailored each day’s agenda to what I enjoyed. Highly recommend
Written 19 October 2023
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Hogya L
19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
I spent 4 days with Jeanbe Tour.
I traveled from Tana to Andasibe, the east part of island and visited the most popular attractions of this area.
Peyrera reptile farm, Analamazoaotra national park and Vakona introducing Madagascar unique flora and fauna were unforgottable.
Guide was friendly and always helpful! Excellent service. Clear recommendation!
Written 2 October 2023
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Ann T
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Solo
I did 2 day trips in Antananarivo with Jean Be, and it was a brilliant experience. I was a little worried about being a solo female traveler but Jean Be and the local guides were all very professional and put me at ease. I was picked up from my hotel each day and Jean Be told me some interesting things about Madagascar on the way, then in the location I went with local guides who were very knowledgeable. I did the Tana walking city tour which was very interesting and Francois was very helpful and gave me some safety tips for walking around. It was great to have such a personal experience and really experience the city on foot. Afterwards I was taken to a restaurant for lunch. While this wasn't mentioned in the itinerary and was obviously an extra cost (but only around around 5-10 euros for a proper meal and drink), the restaurant was very nice and had mostly western customers so while you didn't necessarily get an authentic Malagasy experience, the food was good and you felt safe to be on your own. The next day I did the Ambohimanga palace tour. A guide took me around the palace and explained its significance and history. He also took into account my specific interests and showed me the plants and wildlife around the palace. After another restaurant for lunch, I was able to wander round Digeu market by myself. This was not my favorite part of the trip as I am not used to overly-keen shopkeepers following me and having to haggle for souvenirs, but it was definitely an experience.

Throughout the organisation and the trip itself, Jean Be was very helpful and professional, even when I was mistaken in the address of my hotel. On the first morning he showed his registration documents with the tourism office and I signed a contract for the tours. I had to pay extra for a transfer to the city as my hotel was near Ivato airport, but I believe the cost for everything was justified for the level of service I received. I would highly recommend Jean Be to anyone wanting to see Madagascar and learn about its culture and history.
Written 17 September 2023
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Nafiseh Karimkhani
Iran1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Everything was fantastic! The nature, the people, the view, the animals, all were very exceptional and amazing.
I highly recommend Jean Be Tours for your travel to Madagascar. He can manage the tour in a perfect way; Regarding your conditions he can make the perfect plan.
We were going to stay at Madagascar for 10 days which sure wasn't enough to see every part of the Madagascar but he arranged it pretty well for us to see the most, we could in the time we had; It was an economical, organized and beautiful travel.
Some parts had some difficulties but it was worth it.
We have travelled many countries and have been with many tour guides but this travel was very special and like none of them before!
Thanks Jean be tours, for your perfect schedules and smart decisions and your responsibility.
Written 30 August 2023
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Senna
16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
JeanBe made our trip perfect! We rented a 4x4 with driver. Although we had our own itenary (as we wanted to do things slowly), JeanBe added very nice activities / things to do.

He is a reliable person, very good communication (in English) and wants to achieve the highest standards.

Main advantage; our driver Theo knew awesome local guides (who can speak English). He arranged this for us; so we didnot have to worry about the local guides.

The car is very nice, which is recommended due to the condition of the roads.

Our holiday was more than we expected. We saw many animals and beautiful changing landscapes.

If you are looking for a car + driver --> contact JeanBe Tours!
Written 11 August 2023
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