Program ( 12 DAYS / 11 NIGHTS )
ABROAD - ANTANANARIVO
Assistance and transfer to the hotel. Free dinner. Overnight at the hotel.
ANTANANARIVO – ANTSIRABE (167 Km)
After breakfast, drive to the south, crossing the highlands. We set off on our overland journey through the mountains and traditional earthen house of ethnic Merina villages of the highlands. Stop at Ambatolampy to visit aluminium dishes and cooking pots factory. Continuation between hills of thousand warriors. Small tables set by peasants suggest you fruits and vegetables of the vast alluvial valley. Lunch at a restaurant. In the afternoon, city tour and visit of the tailored of precious stone, corn of Zebu and rickshaw and bicycle miniature workshop. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Fianarantsoa, through the landscape characterised by terrace rice fields of vivid colours until the village of Ambositra, the main center of the Malagasy marquetry. Here, sculpture made of precious wood make the pride of the Zafimaniry. Lunch at a restaurant, then continuation till Fianarantsoa. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
FIANARANTSOA - MANAKARA
After breakfast, transfer to the railway’s station. Trip by rail to Manakara. On the way, you will see different marvellous landscapes and fruits sellers. Lunch at a local restaurant. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Breakfast, excursion on the pangalane’s channel by boat to see the beautiful landscape and day free on leisure in Manakara. Full board and overnight at the hotel.
MANAKARA - RANOMAFANA
After breakfast, drive directly to Ranomafana and see a lot of Ravinala or “Traveller’s tree” and letchis tree, on the way. Lunch at a restaurant. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
After breakfast, visit of this Ranomafana national park, inhabited by many species of lemurs, looking for the three species of bamboo lemur, one of which was only recently discovered. Ranomafana is one of the country’s top bird watching spot. This national park homes 26 species of mammals which 12 species lemurs live in this humid forest without forgetting the rarely “Hapalémur doré” and 96 species of birds and a hundred species of orchid. Picnic lunch. Nocturnal visit to see mouse lemurs or “Microcebus” the smallest nocturnal lemur. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
RANOMAFANA - RANOHIRA
After breakfast, drive to the big south. Impressive granite rise from the grassy plains, with descriptive names like the Bishop’s Hat. Stop at Ambalavao to visit winery and the famous “Antemoro paper” workshop, Antemoro paper is made by AVOHA’s bark decored by natural flowers. Lunch at a restaurant. Sunset at the “Fenêtre de l’Isalo”, Isalo window. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Breakfast at hotel. Full day visit of the Isalo massif starting from the canyon of Maki., ring-tailed lemurs, brown lemurs and occasionally Sifaka are found on the forested floor of these deeply eroded sandstone gorges, birds, butterflies and chameleons. Picnic lunch. In the afternoon, hiking in the most rugged part of the park, to a breathtaking natural rock swimming pool. Along the way you will see pachypodium plants known as dwarf Baobab 50 to 60 cm clothed by nice yellow flowers. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
RANOHIRA – TULEAR (250 km)
After breakfast, drive across the National Road No.7 to Tulear. Passing through the country of the Sapphire searchers in Ilakaka. On the way, you can see the decorated Mahafaly tombs and many baobab trees before getting the coastal town Toliara. After lunch, city tour by visiting the shell’s market, arboretum d’Antsokay where you discover many species of fauna, flora and the oceanography museum to see Coelacanth. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
TULEAR - ANTANANARIVO
Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to the airport and fly back to Antananarivo, according flight schedule. Arrival in Antananarivo and transfer to the hotel. Lunch at a restaurant. Visit of the biggest handicraft market at the Digue and city tour in Antananarivo (depends on flight schedule) Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
ANTANANARIVO - ABROAD
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport to fly to abroad.
* SEASON : avalaible all year.
- Accommodation on full board, excepted the dinner on Day 1
- Hotels taxes, stay taxes
- Domestic flights
- All transfers airport – hotel – airport
- Car with driver
- Fuel during the tour
- Excursions mentioned in the tour
- Entrance fees in national parks
- Local guide in parks
- International flights
- Dinner on Day 1
- Excursion non mentioned
- Drinks, tips and personal items (phone, laundry, …)
- Other services non mentioned in services included
- Repatriation in case of accident