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Duration
14 days

Max Group Size
12

Tour Code
Ring tail lemurs Madagascar

Tour Type
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Age Requirement
5 - 80 Ages

Guiding Method
Fully guided

Operated In
EnglishFrench

Physical level
moderate

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Tour Overview

An itinerary along the National Road number 7 (RN7) with highland landscapes. Large cliffs dot the green mountains and small villages with friendly people. Parks and reserves will be visited on this trip, including Ranomafana National Park, Isalo National Park, Anja Village Reserve and Reniala Nature Reserve. There are several species of lemurs, chameleons, endemic plants and even birds. After the parks, you will continue the trip by hiking in the famous granite massif of Tsaranoro before reaching Ifaty then Tuléar for the return to the capital.


Highlights

  • • The aluminium foundry at Ambatolampy.
  • • Antsirabe city.
  • • Ranomafana national park.
  • • Thermal in Ranomafana.
  • • Anja reserve.
  • • Tsaranoro at Andringitra.
  • • Isalo national park.
  • • Baobab reserve at Ifaty.
  • • The beach at Ifaty.
  • • Antananarivo city tour

Itinerary

Our team will welcome you at Ivato International Airport upon your arrival, assure your transfer to the hotel, present the program of your tour and give you the travel documents. Possibility to visit the city according to your flight schedule. Dinner and night at the hotel.
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• Duration: 30 minutes
• Distance: 15 km
• Accommodation: ROVA HOTEL or similar
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We will have breakfast at the hotel and will drive south through Antananarivo. Rice fields and typical highland villages represent the landscape just after Antananarivo. We stop in Ambatolampy to discover the rather surprising work of aluminium in the manufacture of pots for the whole country. We will take the lunch in town. Continuation to Antsirabe, many stops along the way to enjoy the beautiful scenery, taking pictures. Arrival in Antsirabe in the early afternoon. Have dinner and overnight at the hotel.
• Duration: about 5 hours
• Distance: 170 km
• Meals included: Breakfast
• Accommodation: FLOWER PALACE or similar

After breakfast, we will continue on the national road n°7 and progress towards the south. We will turn left to join Ranomafana in the Betsileo region, the main tribe south of the highlands of Madagascar. We have a winding road. Stop for lunch at a restaurant along the way. Arrival in Ranomafana in the early afternoon. Installation at the Hotel. After a break, departure to discover the village and its crafts. A relaxation of fitness and well-being on the thermal swimming pool of Ranomafana. Return to the hotel, preparation of the night visit. Dinner and night at the hotel.
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• Duration: 5 hours
• Distance: 229 km
• Meals included: Breakfast
• Accommodation : IHARY HOTEL or similar
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The morning is devoted to the visit of Ranomafana National Park. This Malagasy park, created in 1991, is located 65 kilometers northeast of the capital of the province of Fianarantsoa and covers nearly 41,601 hectares. More precisely, the Ranomafana Park lurks happily in the heart of the Namorona Valley. It is surrounded by the mountains. The immense evergreen forest that surrounds it will only increase its charm. The Bamboo Lemur, the fulvus, the Rubriventer Lemur populate the place. Numerous medicinal plants mark out the path, our guide will introduce them to us. We leave from the entrance of the park and will go down through this jungle. At the very end, we will be welcomed in the village of Ranomafana. Lunch at the restaurant along the way. After the visit, our adventure will continue to the road to Ambalavao with a stop in Fianarantsoa, "where one learns good". We will take a small tour of the town to admire its historical remains. This locality is the twin of the city of Antananarivo of its architecture. Indeed, Queen Ranavalona I hadbuilt it in the image of the capital and had hotels installed there. Have dinner and night at the hotel.
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• Duration: All day (visit from 5 to 6 hours)
• Meals included: Breakfast
• Accommodation: TSARA GUEST HOUSE or similar
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After breakfast, we continue the road. We will head towards the old town of Fianarantsoa. Perched in the hills with its beautiful traditional architecture, Fianarantsoa abounds with the history of the different stages of colonization. Then we continue the road to Ambalavao. Lunch at the restaurant, then discovery of this city, visit of the zebu market (Wednesday and Thursday), visit of a silk craft workshop. After the visit, have dinner and night at the hotel.
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• Duration: 1 hour 30 min
• Distance: 55 km
• Meals included: Breakfast
• Accommodation: ZONGO HOTEL or similar

After breakfast, departure for the discovery. A few minutes from Ambalavao, on the road to Isalo, we will stop for the visit of the Anja Community Reserve. This site is very attractive of its biodiversity with the presence of lemurs like catta lemur (Maki), reptiles like chameleons, snakes. We continue the road to Tsaranoro (literally Noro means pretty). Lunch and Dinner.
• Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
• Accommodation: At the campsite

After breakfast, the will adventure begin. Andringitra is a granite massif which extends over an area of 31160 ha. Hiking, trekking, climbing and panoramic views are among the interests of this national park with its 100 km of trails decorated by a mountainous and picturesque landscape. Among others, the Tsaranoro Valley is a tourist site integrated in the Andringitra National Park. It is called the great cliff "Tsaranoro". This gigantic cliff is world famous for its climbers and adventurers. It is one of the most magical and quiet places in Madagascar. There are also tours that will soothe you like the adventure in the forest and the visit of the native villages which ends with the ascent of Mount Chameleon and its superb panoramic view. Picnic lunch. Dinner and night at the camp site.
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• Duration: One day
• Distance: 4 to 5 hours of walk
• Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
• Accommodation: At the campsite
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After breakfast, back on the national road N°7, we cross the largest plateau of Madagascar consisting of a beautiful herbaceous steppe and surmounted by huge termite nests. This is the region of Ihorombe. We arrive in the village of Ranohira, close to the Isalo massif and the entrance of the national park. Arrival at the village of Ranohira in the late morning, installation at the hotel. Lunch at the restaurant. After a rest, enjoy the sunset at the window of the Isalo. Return to the hotel. Dinner and night at the hotel.
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• Duration: 4 hours
• Distance: 216 km
• Meals included: Breakfast
• Accommodation: CHEZ ALICE or similar

Together with a park guide, you quietly put a small bag on your shoulder for a hike through surprising landscapes made up of canyons, pools and rocks with magical erosions. Your day of walking in this spectacular setting begins in the morning with a visit to the natural pool lost in the middle of the immensity of the rocks. The adventure continues with a picnic near the nymph waterfall populated by lemurs and ends with the discovery of the two pools: black and blue. Return to the hotel, dinner and night at the hotel.
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• Duration: All day
• Meals included: Breakfast, Picnic lunch
• Accommodation: CHEZ ALICE or similar
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After breakfast, you leave Isalo for the coast along the Mozambique Channel. The road unrolls its ribbon of tar over 245 km and the southern vegetation gradually takes its place in the landscape: baobabs, aloe, euphorbiaceae ... You will probably come across impressive herds of zebus and make a stop in the Mahafaly tombs, surprisingly decorated and erected with wooden sculptures. On arrival in Tulear, you will make a short visit of the city before taking the sand track that runs along the beach and the mangrove swamp towards Ifaty and your hotel.
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• Duration: 5 hours
• Distance: 265 km
• Meals included: Breakfast
• Accommodation :SUR LA PLAGE CHEZ CECILE or similar
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These free days on the banks of the Mozambique waterway will allow you to enjoy the various activities offered by your hotel. For those who want to enjoy the sea and the lagoon: diving, boat trips with Vezo fishermen, swimming or simply relaxing can satisfy their needs. Those who love hiking can explore the mangroves or go to discover a specific and singular vegetation composed of euphorbias, aloes, baobabs. Lunch and Dinner . Night at the hotel.
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• Duration: 2 days in Ifaty
• Meals included: Breakfast
• Accommodation :SUR LA PLAGE CHEZ CECILE or similar
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Free morning then transfer to the airport organized by us with the collaboration of the hotel. Flight to the capital. Our team will pick you up at the airport then transfer to the hotel. Lunch at the restaurant. Depending on the flight schedule, possibility to visit the city up to the upper town. Discovery of the Queen's palace up to the panoramic viewpoint on the city of Antananarivo. Dinner and night at the hotel.
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• Duration: 1 hour of drive to Tuléar airport and 1h30 flight.
• Distance: 40 km + 635 km
• Meals included: Breakfast
• Accommodation: ROVA HOTEL or similar
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After breakfast, take the national road RN3 for a cultural and historical discovery by visiting the Royal Palace in AmbohimangaRova. On the way, a stop to visit a center that takes care of autistic children and young people. This is the Padre Pio Charity House, supported by our Tour Operator in its charitable activities. Depending on your flight schedule, possibility to discover Malagasy handicrafts at the dam market. Dinner offert and meeting with our team. Day use at the hotel then transfer to the airport, flight back to your home country.
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• Duration: Visit all day
• Distance: 40 km + 15 km transfer
• Meals included: Breakfast and Dinner
• Accommodation : SAHAMALAZA or similar
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Trip includes

Included

·        Accommodation with breakfast as indicated in the program (or similar), based on double room.


·        Local guides and porters in the parks


·        Picnic lunches as indicated on Day 6, Day 7 and Day 9, dinners on Day 6, Day 7 and Day 14


·        A 4WD vehicle with fuel throughout the trip except in Ifaty


·        A good driver and a professional English, French, Italian or Spanish speaking guide according to your request throughout the trip except in Ifaty.

·        Entrance fees to parks and sites indicated

·        Transfers

·        Vignettes and tourist taxes

·        One bottle of water per person per day


Excluded

·        International flights

·        The domestic flight Tuléar - Antananarivo


·        Your personal insurances


·        Meals not included in the program

·        Activities with the mention "free" and other optional activities

·        Tips and drinks

·        Expenditure of a personal nature

·        The price of the visa: +/- 35 €.


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