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Duration
10 days

Max Group Size
20

Tour Code
SV S-CLASS

Tour Type
Request as Regular

Age Requirement
2 - 90 Ages

Guiding Method
Partially guided

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Antananarivo

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Tour Overview

The southern route offers a great variety of landscapes, climates and ethnicities of the big island, which is perfectly suited for a first approach of the Big Island. The trip is punctuated by walking excursions through beautiful national parks and protected areas

Highlights

  • The various landscapes
  • Fauna and Flora at Ranomafana and Isalo park
  • Anja reserve
  • Meeting local people
  • The beach stay at Ifaty

Itinerary

Welcome and transfer to the hotel Antananarivo, the capital, which is the beating heart of Madagascar. Indeed, the "City of Thousands" is at the same time the largest economic, political, historical and cultural pole. Antananarivo is a step not to be missed because it has an undeniable tourist attraction, which is not always discovered at first sight. The palaces, streets, squares and houses of the upper town tell a fascinating story

169 KMS +/- 3:30 hours drive

Breakfast at the hotel and departure towards the South. As soon as you leave Antananarivo, rice fields and villages characteristic of the central highlands of Madagascar draw the landscape. In Ambatolampy, a stop is necessary to discover the astonishing work of the manufacturers of aluminum casseroles, those which one finds in all Madagascar

253 KMS +/- 6hours drive

After breakfast, we will head to the Betsileos country, then stop in Ambositra. The cultural discovery is the trademark of this small animated city full of surprises. Stalls of carved wooden objects and marquetry are lined up in the streets: statuettes, assegais, jewelry boxes, paintings, furniture... The main authors of these works are the Zafimaniry, and a visit of their workshops is a must. On the way, you can admire the beauty of the wooden sculptures on top of the tombs. Continuation towards Ranomafana.

Breakfast then visit of the National Park of Ranomafana.

After the visit, return to Fianarantsoa. Installation at the hotel .

3 to 4 hours of walk according to your physical condition Attention, from June to August, high humidity rate Equipment to bring : walking shoes, rain gear, anti-mosquito spray

330 KMS +/-6hours drive

After breakfast, drive to the south with the last descents of the plateaus through the wine region of Fianarantsoa. On the way, visit the village reserve Anja, where you will get up close and personal with lemurs. Anja is home to the northernmost population of the most famous lemur: the catta lemur. Ranohira After the visit, the road opens on the great space of the south with the crossing of the plateau of Ihorombe, vast steppe frequented by herds of which extends until the foothills of the massif of Isalo. Night at the hotel.

The Isalo National Park is located in the Ihorombe region, about 700 km from Antananarivo. It adjoins the township of Ranohira which serves as its entry point and extends over an area of about 80,000 hectares. The visitors are enchanted by its natural pools, its majestic canyons and its caves formed in the rocks which date from the Jurassic period. All arrangements are made to allow everyone to fully enjoy their stay in the park. Numerous hotels, apartments, villas and bungalows are available to spend a pleasant time in the wilderness..

300 KMS +/-5hours drive

Departure from Ranohira to reach Tulear. The vegetation of the South gradually takes its place in the landscape: baobabs, aloes, euphorbiaceae... along the road, you will be able to observe the impressive herds of zebus as well as the tombs of the Mahafaly ethnic groups. The mushroom villages of the sapphire seekers are born in desert expanses. Arrival in Tulear, in the heart of a landscape of rocky massifs with spectacular shapes. Small tour of the city, then continuation to Ifaty. Stop en route to visit the Reniala reserve. 


Free day. 

Several activities are possible from your hotel. The sea and the beach call for relaxation and idleness.


After the last dive in Tulear, depending on the flight schedule of Tsaradia, transfer to Tulear for flight to Antananarivo. 


Breakfast at the hotel.

If time permits, you will make a short stop at the artisanal market for some shopping.

Transfer to the airport.

Trip includes

Included

Ø Car with English speaking driver guide from Antananarivo to Ifaty.

Ø Fuel throughout the trip.

Ø Entrance fees in the National Parks and the sites indicated Isalo, Ranomafana, Anja, Reserve Anja

Ø The local guides in the parks,

Ø All transfers


Excluded

Ø International flight

Ø Domestic flight (Tuléar – Antananarivo :250€)

Ø Extras and drinks

Ø Meals not mentioned in the program

Ø Tips and personal expenses

Ø Repatriation insurance, loss of luggage, cancellation

Ø Free activities


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