Day 1: Drive from Tana to Antsirabe
The guide will pick you up from your hotel in Antananarivo and you will start driving towards the South; as soon as you leave busy Tana, you can start enjoying the pretty views. The road lingers through the hilly terraced highland and after 70 km you will pass through the village of Ambatolampy, where you can visit an aluminium pot atelier.
After lunch we will continue to Antsirabe; as soon as you enter the town the roads are buzzing with colourful pousse-pousse (rickshaw); this is the town to explore craft shops and it is also an important industrial centre, mainly for its beer breweries and dairy factories.
Hotel: Hasina Hotel
Day 2: Visit of Antsirabe and drive to Ambositra
You can visit some craft shops of your choice and take a ride in a pousse-pousse and the afternoon we drive to Ambositra through the highlands; the highland scenery along the way is quite spectacular, with the road winding around hills and passing through valleys.
Hotel: Artisan hotel
Day 3: Drive to Ranomafana
Ambositra is best known as a centre for wooden craftwork and in the morning you can visit the village; there are many shops to choose from; after lunch we will soon leave the highland and meet the rainforest; you can feel it, because the air becomes moist and warm; after arrival and check in at the hotel you can opt for a nocturnal visit around the park (not included in the price).
Hotel: Ihary Hotel
Day 4: Visit of Ranomafana national park
This national park is one of Madagascar’s best-known rainforest wildlife hot spots; Ranomafana consist largely of steep, forested slopes over which there are well-designed trails; some lead to lookout points from where views are mesmerizing. Besides all the beautiful lemurs and other wildlife, leeches are common in this park.
The guide will do his best to show you many species of lemurs, reptiles, birds and insects. During night walks, the guide takes you to a clearing where he pins slices of banana onto branches for the mouse lemurs, and leave scraps of chicken for the Malagasy striped civets. Switch of the flashlights and the animals quietly appear as if on cue.
Hotel: IHARY HOTEL
Day 5: Drive to Isalo
We leave the highland to meet the savannah plateau; in Ambalavao, we have the possibility to visit an Antemoro paper factory, a cattle market and a winery; further on (17 km) is the small, locally run Ianja Conservation site, where you can easily find many families of Catta Lemurs thriving in spectacular surroundings of enormous granite domes; moving on you will pass the Varavaran`ny Atsimo (door to the south), two enormous rock formations – and find yourself in the desolate outback which is the land of the Bara; cattle are important for the Bara and you will see many herds along the way to Ranohira, next to Isalo Park.
Hotel: TOILES DE L’ISALO
Day 6: Visit of Isalo national park
You have the whole day to explore this dramatic, if somewhat desolate, landscape created by the Isalo massif’s sandstone canyons, cliffs and other formations. There are some exquisite natural pools and canyons.
Hotel: TOILES DE L’ISALO
Day 7: Drive to Ifaty
After the exploration of the Isalo Park we finish our tour with a drive to Ifaty for a beach stay; overnight stay
Hotel: Bamboo club
Day 8: Ifaty
whole day dedicated to individual activities; overnight stay .
hotel : Bamboo Club
Day 9: Drive to Toliary and flight to Tanà
Trasfer to the airport and flight to the capital; upon arrival connexion with flight to Europe.
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- transport car with a driver including fuel
- Guide that accompanies you during the whole trip.
- Entry fees to mentioned parks and reserves including a local guide
- Accommodation in hotels based on a double room, including breakfast ( 9 nights)
- Tax ( vat 20%) and tourist hotel taxes
- Lunch, diner and drinks
- Personal expenses and tips
- International and domestic flights
- Transfers and accommodation in Antananarivo