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Natural and cultural wealth of Madagascar

Nature lover or cultural tourism enthousiast, this tour is made for you!!

Safari tour package: A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Prices: $1800 - $2110
Includes internal flights: No
Length of safari: 11 days
Best months: April - December
Countries visited: Madagascar Madagascar
Parks visited: Not specified
Activity level: Moderate - Game walks, Cultural visits
Safari type:
  • Cultural
  • Birding
This trip will take you to wondrous places in Antananarivo, Antsirabe, Ambositra, Fianarantsoa, Ambalavao, Ranohira, and Ifaty. Moreover, you will behold the mind-boggling landscape of the renowned RN7. The astuteness embodied in the Zafimaniry art, listed in the UNESCO's cultural heritage will amaze you. In addition to that, there will be numerous park visits : Ranomafana Park, Isalo Park, Anja Community Reserve. By visiting this latter, you contribute to the local development. The trip will end at Ifaty with a free stay by the sea.

Day 01 - Antananarivo

Reception at Ivato Antananarivo airport and transfer to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.

 

Day 02 : Antananarivo - Antsirabe (3h 45 - 171 km)

Departure for the road towards the South, the RN7. Stop at Ambatolampy, 73km from Antananarivo, to discover the workshops of pots and kitchen utensils in aluminum manufacturers. Free lunch. Continuation to Antsirabe. We can admire the beautiful landscapes of the Highlands all along the road : sumptuous valleys, small villages, and rice paddies will fascinate you. Arrival in Antsirabe, the spa town, and the first industrial center of Madagascar. It produces two of the most famous brands of beer in the Island. In the afternoon, visit of the mythical Lake Tritriva, one of the most mysterious places in Madagascar. This ancient crater is a site in which two lovers would have drowned themselves because of forbidden marriage, and then they reincarnate as branches intertwined with two neighboring trees coming out of a bank rock. Overnight at hotel. Included : Breakfast and Dinner.

 

Day 03 Antsirabe - Ranomafana (6h - 230 km)

Departure towards Ranomafana. All along the road, we will appreciate the beautiful traditional houses, typical of the highlands. Arrival in Ambositra after 2 hours, workshops visit of the most famous Malagasy artisans; their know-how in marquetry and woodcarving, listed in the UNESCO cultural heritage, better known as "art zafimaniry", are so sublime that one can leave the city of Ambositra only after buying their product as a souvenir. After the lunch, continuation to Ranomafana. Overnight at the hotel.

Included: Breakfast and Dinner.

 

Day 04 : Ranomafana - Fianarantsoa (1h30 - 60km)

In the morning, visit of Ranomafana National Park which is part of the Atsinanana humid forests and therefore, registered in the World Heritage Sites of UNESCO. This tourist site is crossed by 25 rivers and is home to a great diversity of fauna and flora, some of which is the rare golden hapalemur, an endangered species. In the afternoon, continuation to Fianarantsoa. Visit of this city and its monuments, among which about fifty religious édifices. It also gained wide reputation thanks to its vineyards, it is the only producer of wine (white, red, rosé and gray wines) in Madagascar. Overnight at the hotel. Included: Breakfast and Dinner.

 

Day 05 : Fianarantsoa - Ranohira (6h - 285km)

Continuation of the road towards Ranohira. After 60 km, stop at Ambalavao to visit an Antemoro papermaking workshop which is a local handicraft specialty based on avoha, a fibrous bark. 15km further south, visit of the Anja village reserve which is a park created by the inhabitants of this place rich in biodiversity. We can observe the particular makis catta lemur. Continuation to Ranohira with a fascinating crossing of a new type of landscape, that of the Far West of Madagascar. Overnight at the hotel. Included: Breakfast and Dinner.

 

Day 06 : Ranohira

Day dedicated to the visit of Isalo national park. This ruiniform massif is a 80 000 ha protected area. It is above all the habitat of numerous species of fauna and flora scattered throughout the reserve. Apart from reptiles and lemurs, 77 species of birds live there, which 70% are endemic. Hiking in the canyons, and swimming in natural pools will be on the program. For the more athletic, possibility to visit the reserve by bike (optional). Towards the end of the afternoon, admiration of the sunset through the Isalo Window, an opportunity to take some pictures postcard landscape. Overnight at the hotel. Included: Breakfast, Picnic Lunch, and Dinner.

 

Day 07 : Ranohira - Ifaty (6h - 265km)

Departure to Ifaty. Crossing of the Mahafaly plateau and its many tombs surmounted by Aloalo (carved wooden posts). The Mahafaly tomb is a funerary art with representative drawings of the deceased's life. Appreciation of baobabs in the beautiful scenery of the Great South spectacular landscape, then stop for a visit of Antsokay arboretum which is the perfect place for flora lovers since there are about 900 plant species, which 90% are endemic. Arrival in Ifaty in the afternoon, it is the quintessence of the trip to Madagascar for seaside tourism enthusiasts: sun throughout the year, marvellous beach, quad bike ride by the sea, canoe trip, water sports, ... Overnight at the hotel. Included : Breakfast and Dinner.

 

Day 08 - 09 : Ifaty

Free stay. Overnight at the hotel. Included: Breakfast and Dinner..

 

Day 10 : Return flight from Tuléar to Antananarivo

Transfer to the airport and return flight to Antananarivo. Reception and transfer to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel. Included: Breakfast and Dinner.

* Domestic flight not included in the tour price - you can book it on www.tsaradia.com (between 150 and 250 euros)

 

Day 11 :Antananarivo - International return Flight

Visit of the dike craft market. Transfer to the airport for International Return flight. Included: Breakfast.

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  • Accomodation in 2 and 3-star hotels ; in a 4-star hotel in Antananarivo.
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