Program ( 10 DAYS / 09 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 earthern traditional house of ethnic Merina villages of the highlands. Stop at Ambatolampy to visit aluminium dish makers and cooking pot fabrication. 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, tour in town and visit of the tailored of precious stone, corn of Zebu and factory of fabrication of small cars – toys with the bottle of conserves. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
ANTSIRABE – MIANDRIVAZO (220 Km)
After breakfast, visit of Andraikiba crater lake and the legendary Tritriva lake, then drive to Miandrivazo. It takes us across the highland landscape with its beautiful terrace rice fields and its spectacular eroded hills called ‘Lavaka’ and through a lush green landscape. Picnic lunch. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
MIANDRIVAZO – NOSY AMPELA
After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the fluvial Masiakampy port. Start travelling by boat (Chaland) on the Tsiribihina river. The trip is slow and you can relax and enjoy bird’s songs such as bee-eater, coucal, … and contemplating the basaltic rock. Lunch on board Dinner and night in camping on the white sand in the riverside.
NOSY AMPELA - AMBATOMISAINA
After breakfast, continuation of the trip on the river, pass through diverse landscapes, isolated natural wilderness, with stop to waterfalls and a natural swimming pool. Visit of the village characteristic of Sakalava at Begidro village with his tobacco’s plantation and factory. Baobabs, pachypodiums bicoloured form the flora. Different species of lemurs constitute the fauna of this forest like: propithecus verrauxi, lemur fulvus rufus. Lunch on board Dinner and overnight.
AMBATOMISAINA – BELO SUR TSIRIBIHINA – BEKOPAKA
After breakfast, transfer by boat to Belo sur Tsiribihina. Lunch on board. Transfer by 4WD car to Bekopaka, which is considered the Southern door of the Tsingy of Bemaraha. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Breakfast at hotel. Visit of the gorge of Manambolo by dugout canoe, then visit of the national park of Bemaraha and discover the famous “Big Tsingy”, which is the biggest limestone pinnacle formation in the world and which the UNESCO selected to be part of the World’s Heritage. Starting the discovery by the different labyrinths with a walk inside the chalky’s cathedrals to join the little belvedere, climbing the forest of these karstic points 10 to 20 m and their terrific caves. The flora is constituted by 86% of endemics plants: dry plants and humid plants in the canyons. Lunch box will be provided. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
BEKOPAKA – MORONDAVA (200 Km)
After breakfast, drive back to Morondava which is the territory of Baobab « Adansonia grandidieri ». On the way near Morondava, visit of the exceptional baobab « Baobabs amoureux » or Baobabs in love, and the famous « Allée des baobabs » or Baobab avenue, in the sunset. Lunch at a restaurant . Dinner and overnight at the hotel
MORONDAVA – ANTANANARIVO
Breakfast. Early in the morning, visit of the fishing village of Betania by dugout canoe, where you see mangroves on the way.(according the flight schedule). Turn back to the hotel, then transfer to the airport to fly to Antananarivo. On arrival, 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 : April – November, impratiquable in rainy season
- 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