Tana – Antsirabe-Miandrivazo-Belo sur Tsiribihina – Bekopaka- Kirindy – Morondava


This tour allowed you to enjoy the beautiful landscape of Merina tribe and Sakalava tribe. To see the Kings and Queens palace in Tana.To see how people in Ambatolampy make the pot in Aluminum. To visit the lakes, waterfall, many small factories in the highland. Zebu market in Ankazomiriotra (Thursday) or Mandoto (Wednesday), Dabolava for the Gold. This tour allowed you also to contemplate the famous river of Tsiribihina by boat or by motorboat to see different kinds of trees , birds, chameleon, lemurs, turtles , baths, crocodile…., the National park Tsingy of Bemaraha, Kirindy reserve, sacred baobab, baobab in love and the baobab avenue with the sunset.

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 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 tombs 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 known 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.

route-antsirabeAntsirabe 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 which 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 where 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

mahajiloThis 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

lemurs-in-kirindy-reserveAfter 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

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