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Tana – Antsirabe-Miandrivazo-Belo sur Tsiribihina – Bekopaka-Kirindy – Morondava-Ambositra-Fianarantsoa – Manankara- Pangalana’s Channel-Ranomafana – Ranohira.-Tulear – Ifaty-Anakao – Itampolo-Lavanono – Berenty- Fort Dauphin


Day 1 : Arrival date

Today is your arrival day at the National airport of Ivato. You are free to arrive according to your flight schedule. Your Tour manager will be at the airport before your arrival and ready to welcome you with pleasure and after a few introduction, we bring your luggage to the private car and while the driver load your luggage , you can make your exchange if you need that. After that, we drive to your Hotel

If your arrival is in the morning, we can start to visit the lower city or down town in the afternoon. Overnight in a Hotel


Day 2: Tana

tanaTana is the capital,economic center,represented by the 18 ethnic groups of Madagascar.Tana is not only the step for the next point but has its touristic attractions such as the museum, the parks,the markets and the shops without forgetting to tell the daily life of Malagasy people.So one day is not enough to visit Tana but at least you will understand many things.Today, we plan to visit the Blue hill. The site is located 25 km north of the city.The hill is classified as World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO.Here , you will know the story of some Kings and Queens Malagasy, many Malagasy customs…We plan also to visit the handicraft market,the central city, botanical and Zoo Parks of Tsimbazaza or Lemur’s park and finally the upper city with their sun set.

Overnight in a Hotel.


Day 3: Tana – Antsirabe.

Antsirabe is located at 170km from Tana. The way takes 3 to 3:30 hours of drive. This road is characterized by :interesting landscape, the rice field of the high land, the rocky mountains such as Iharanandriana,many tomb for the merina’s tribe.We plan to have lunch in Ambatolampy but before lunch we profit to visit the traditional factory for the aluminum pot. After lunch,we drive again to Antsirabe. Antsirabe means a lot of salt and well knowen as a town of Pousse Pousse .Once we arrive, we take place at the Hotel then after we can start to discover the city center.

Overnight in a Hotel.


Day 4: Antsirabe.

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Antsirabe is the second largest town in Madagascar.Today after breakfast, we plan to visit Antsirabe ‘s surrounding such as the lake Andraikiba located at 7 km from Antsirabe, the Blue lake or lake Tritriva wich is located at 18 km from Antsirabe.It’s a sacred lake. You will know the story of Romeo and Juliette Malagasy.After that we continue to Betafo to see the thermal , the water fall of Antafofo and the beautiful landscape indeed the rice field. Picnic lunch is needed. After that we return to Antsirabe and it’s time to visit the small factory such as the Horne of zebu, miniature, the silk, Antehimoro paper, precious and semi precious stone…

Overnight in a Hotel


Day 5: Antsirabe – Miandrivazo.

Today after breakfast, we drive to Miandrivazo located at 220km from Antsirabe.In the way you will contemplate and enjoy the beautiful landscape of the two regions(Vakinankaratra region and Menabe region).The landscape is characterized by the rocky mountains and grassland with many small villages such as Ankazomiriotra,Mandoto in the midway,Dabolava the place were you find Gold and so on.In the way there is no restaurant so we plan to have lunch in Miandrivazo and after lunch we go to the competent authority for some formality then we have free time in the afternoon to discover the small village.

Overnight in a Hotel.


Day 6: first day on the river

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This first day on the river with a local wooden boat allowed us to enjoy the beautiful scenery of landscape and different kinds of birds, chameleons and different kinds of trees such as kalanchoes ,pachypodium.We have lunch in the river side then we continue our way. After on day really full of discovering, we have our dinner and night in the tent with the candle.


Day 7: second day on the river

Today we pass to the Gorge of Bemaraha were we will find some kind of lemurs. Today also we pass to the water fall of anosin’Ampela where you can take bath before lunch because we have lunch in this place.After that , the Boat trip continues and we visit one small village of Sakalava Tribe. As usual the dinner is on the river side and we spend our night in the tent.


Day 8:Third day and last day on the river trip.

Today is our last day on the river. We will find crocodiles, turtles, bats if we are lucky during this crossing. We leave the Boat in the afternoon and we have a transfer by zebu carts toward one small village where our 4WD will wait and ready to bring us to Belo sur Tsiribihina.

Overnight in a Hotel


Day 9: Belo sur Tsiribihina – Bekopaka

tsiribihina2After the breakfast, we take the way to Bekopaka.This 100km takes for four hours of drive. Can you imagine? Don’t worry but this is among of the adventure. We will arrive in Bekopaka after passing Manambolo River by ferry boat.After lunch we start to discover the small Tsingy and its secrets with the local guide.

Overnight in a Hotel


Day 10: Visit of the Big Tsingy.

tsingy-bemaraha-reserve-5Today, we will go to visit the big Tsingy. It is located at 17 km from the village of Bekopaka so after breakfast, we drive by 4WD to this famous place where we will spend more than 4 to 5 hours of visit. Tsingy de Bemaraha is among the biggest protected areas in Madagascar and classified as a World Heritage by UNESCO. Most of the fauna and Flora of this park are endemic in Madagascar so why not come and see?. We drive back to the Hotel after the visit for lunch then half day of relax in the afternoon. Nocturnal walk with local guide is possible.

Overnight in a Hotel.


Day 11: Bekopaka – Belo sur Tsiribihina – Kirindy reserve.

Today, we leave Bekopaka after breakfast. We make on stop in Belo sur Tsiribihina for lunch. We will continue our way till Kirindy. Kirindy reserve is one place that we can’t miss in the west coast of Madagascar due to their specific fauna and flora. One place where you can find the FOUSSA in Madagascar.The nocturnal visit start often at 6 or 6 and half in the evening and takes for two hours of visit.

Overnight in a Hotel


Day 12: Kirindy – Morondava

20160911_121332After breakfast, we start the visit of diurnal. We have half day for that and after lunch, we drive slowly toward Morondava in passing to the Sacred Baobab, Baobab in love and Baobab Avenue where we will wait the sunset. After all those things, It’s time to join Morondava.

Overnight in a Hotel


Day 13: Morondava – Antsirabe.

Today after the breakfast, we come back to Antsirabe. We plan to have lunch in Miandrivazo. Then we continue till Antsirabe.

Overnight in a Hotel.


Day 14: Antsirabe – Ambositra

art-malagasyAfter breakfast, we drive to Ambositra which is located at 89 km from Antsirabe.After passing the beautiful landscape, we will be there after 1 and half to 2 hours of drive.Once we arrive, we leave our bags at our hotel then we continue our way to Antoetra to visit Zafimaniry village, the name for the tribe living in dense eastern forest. Zafimaniry region is one place that you shouldn’t miss due to their fine and delicate woodworking has achieved worldwide acclaim. On November 3,2003, this woodworking skill was proclaimed by the UNESCO as a master piece of human oral heritage. It’s not only that but they produce articles from raffia and other materials.We plan to have a picnic lunch and in the evening, we come back to Ambositra.

Overnight in a Hotel.


Day 15: Ambositra – Fianarantsoa

As usual, after breakfast, we start to visit the handicraft capital before going to Fianarantsoa.Fianarantsoa is the capital of the Betsileo ethnic group.We will be there after 3 to 4 hours of drive.After lunch, we have half day to visit the city wich is divided in three parts( The old city, the middle city modern and the low city)

Overnight in a Hotel


Day 16: Fianarantsoa – Manankara

manakaraEarly morning our breakfast because the train will leave Fianarantsoa at 7:00 in the morning. Then we leave Fianarantsoa to join Manankara which is the biggest city on the south- eastern coast and the ethnic group is the Antemoro. The railroad has dozen of stops before arriving in Manankara which is at a distance of 170km from Fianarantsoa.Thousand surprises await you along this lively route that winds between hills . In each stop, the villagers invite you to buy their specialties..The railroad takes for 8 to 10 hours so it is better to plan a picnic lunch.The car will wait us at the railways station to transfer us to our Hotel.

Overnight in a Hotel.


Day 17: PAGALANA’S CHANNEL.

We have one day to explore the excursion by boat on Pangalana’s channel.After breakfast, we start our trip and the visit such as the visit of the plantation of vanilla, distillery of essential oils…We will have special lunch prepared by our guide.Back to Manankara in the afternoon.

Overnight in a Hotel.


Day 18: Manankara – Ranomafana

manakara2After breakfast departure to Ranomafana.We will go through a green landscape dotted with of the traveler’s trees (ravinala) after three hours we will arrive inRanomafana. Have lunch and in the afternoon, visit of the village on foot: The thermal baths and the hot water pool, possibility for swimming. We are planning to make a nocturnal visit of the Park.

Overnight in a Hotel


Day 19: Ranomafana – Ranohira.

ranohiraRanomafana is classified world Natural Heritage of Antsinanana in 2007.It’ s a full forest park(41 601ha). So before going to Ranohira and after the breakfast, we start to visit the park where we can find the rare and greatly endangered species of lemurs. There are many species of lemurs that we can find here, the birds and plants.

Efter the visit, we leave for Ambalavao. Ambalavao is well known as “the Southern Gateway”. The ethnic groups are the Betsileo and Bara and they work together to make “Antemoo paper and silk. We plan to have lunch here. If we pass here on Wednesday, we can visit the great zebu market hen we continue our way and we make one stop in Anja park for one hour of visit where we will find also many species of lemurs.After all those things, we drive to Ranohira

Overnight ina Hotel.


Day 20: Visit of national park of Isalo.

The park is an extraordinary ecosystem. An endemic rupicole vegetation made of aloes, Euphorbes. The flora of Isalo is exceptional. We will find here also many species of lemurs,the natural swimming pool. Back to Ranohira

Overnight in a Hotel.


Day 21: Ranohira – Tulear – Ifaty.

tulearWe drive to Ifaty in passing to the ARBORATUM of Antsokay which is a botanical garden where we will find more than 900 species of plants and the most of them are endemic in Madagascar.We plan to have lunch in Tulear and after that we drive to Ifaty.

Overnight in a Hotel.


Day 22: Ifaty

These resort villages are Aproximately 30 km from Tulear. Besides being fishing,diving, and snorkeling.The villages boast beautiful flora and fauna. The forest is home of several rare bird species.Best place to see the humpback whales from July to October.

Overnight in a Hotel.


Day 23: Ifaty – Tulear – Anakao.

anokaoAfter the breakfast as usual, we leave Ifaty to join Anakao in passing again in Tulear where we will transfer by motor boat.This Vezo village in south of Tulear is located on the Tropic of Capricorn.After lunch we plan to visit Nosy ve island. Nosy ve is surrounded of a very beautiful coral reef and perfect destination for diving entousiasts.Back to Anakao in the evening.

Overnight in a Hotel.


Day 24: Anakao

Today, as you know, Anakao is one place where we can find the humpback whales from July to September so we don’t miss this time for that.After that relax in the beach.

Overnight in a Hotel.


Day 25: Anakao – Itampolo.

bungalows-on-berentyAfter breakfast,we follow the deep south of Madagascar and coastal trail where discover the national park of Tsimanampetsotse which stretches out over 43.200ha. This park has its specificity.Many fauna and Flora unique in the world such as Baobab,lemurs,the birds:aquatic or terrestrial,tortoises.The lake Tsimanampetsotse is the first RAMSAR site of Madagascar classified by the International Convention on Humid Zones.The color of the lake turns into a turquoise blue milky green indescribable.The lake constitutes an important place of wintering for birds.After that, we countinue till Itampolo and we can enjoy also the beaches.The evening we admire a beautiful sunset.

Overnight in a Hotel.


Day 26: Itampolo – Lavanono.

As usual,after the breakfast at the hotel ,we continue our road to reach Lavanono. This step is very important and probably the most unforgettable in the tour.We cross to the river ,huge shoals,cactus trees or forest and indeed the daily life of Antandroy ethnics group with their zebu carts.

Overnight in a Hotel.


Day 27: Lavanono – Berenty.

We leave Lavanono to join Berenty.Berenty is located at 70 km from Fort Dauphin .This private reserve holds remnants gallery forest and presents a pleasant and easy access to see social groups of lemurs and also the terrestrial birds such as the blue Coua. We plan to make the nocturnal visit inside of the reserve.

Overnight in a Hotel.


Day 28: Berenty – Fort- Dauphin.

fort-dauphinAfter the visit of the reserve, we drive slowly toward Fort- Dauphin and after lunch we can start to visit the city.

Overnight in a Hotel.


Day 29: Fort – Dauphin.

As the same as the big city in Madagascar, one day is not enough to visit Fort – Dauphin but at least we will understand the highlight of the place. So we plan today to visit the City with its surrounding .

Overnight in a Hotel


Day 30: Fort – Dauphin – Tana.

Transfer to the airport . End of service.

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