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Madagascar: Rain Forests, Highlands And Beach Classic - (14 Days / 13 Nights)



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Starts With 1436 /-
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Description

The trip will begin from Antananarivo, the capital of Madagascar and lead you to the eastern and the southern part.

Itineary

Day 1: Welcometo Antananarivo, Madagascar

At your arrival, you will be welcomed at IVATO international airport by the team of our agency, and then we will transfer you to the hotel. If time allows, we will give you some briefing of the tour.

Distance: 27 km by car – about 45 min depending on the traffic jam

Overnight in Guest house B – D

Day 2: Antananarivo –Andasibe

The Discovery of Reptiles

After breakfast, you will depart for Andasibe.

On the way, you will make a visit of an exotic farm where reptiles, batrachians and mammals are together.

After the visit, you will continue and move on to Andasibe.

In the evening, a night walk along the way will be scheduled to discover the nocturnal animals living there.

Distance: 130 km by car – 03 hours

Overnight in Hotel B – D

Day 3: Indris indris, the Star of the Day

Early in the morning, you will depart for Analamazaotra special reserve.

This day will be spent for meeting Malagasy fauna and flora. The Indri Indris, the largest lemurs on earth are in their natural environment.

In the afternoon, you will make a visit of a private reserve and a lemur’s island.

Hiking: about 03 hours

Overnight in Hotel B – D

Day 4:Andasibe – Antsirabe

The City of Water

After breakfast, you will leave the hotel and depart for Antsirabe.

On the way, you will make a stop at the foundry in Ambatolampy with its production made of aluminum.

After having lunch at the place, you will continue the trip and you will arrive in the city of water in the afternoon. Then you will install at the hotel.

Distance: 300 km by car – 06 hours

Overnight in Hotel B – D

Day 5:Antsirabe – Ranomafana

The Incredible Malagasy Handicrafts

This day, you will be transferred on rickshaw and make a visit of a workshop that transforms zebu horns into an object of decoration.

After the visit, you will go to Ranomafana. On the way, you will make a stop in Ambositra to admire the skills of the craftsmen of this city.Lots of Malagasy crafts are made there like marquetries and woodcarvings.

Then, you will continue to Ranomafana and at your arrival, you will install at the hotel.

Distance: 254 km by car – about 05 hours

Overnight in Hotel B – D

Day 6: Hiking in the Ranomafana National Park

Early in the morning, you will hike for approximately three hours in the forest of Ranomafana National Park with a knowledgeable local guide.

This park is rich in fauna and flora; it shelters different species of lemurs and interesting vegetation, which are endemic.

In the afternoon, a visit of a typical “Tanàla village” or “Forest dwellers” will be scheduled.

The culture and the everyday life of the local people are shown in here.

Hiking: about 03 hours

Overnight in Hotel B – D

Day 7: Ranomafana – Ranohira

Meeting with the Ring Tailed Lemurs

After breakfast, you will go on to Ranohira.

On the way, you will make a stop at Anja Private Park which is managed by the village community.

During the visit, the legend of « the three brothers » will be told by the local guide. This will also be an opportunity for you to meet with Catta lemurs which offer joyful welcoming.

Then, you will continue to Ranohira where the landscape changes and becomes gradually barren.

Distance: 335 km by car – 06 hours

Overnight in Hotel B – D

Day 8: Hiking through the Eroded Rock Formation

The village of Ranohira is the gateway to all excursions at Isalo national park, which is a huge sandstone massif, eroded at Jurassic time.

You will hike in the park through the Baras tombs, the botanical garden, and the point of view that thereafter ends by the natural swimming pool of the limpid waters.

Hiking: about 04 hours

Overnight in Hotel B – D

Day 9: Ranohira –Toliara – Ifaty

Meeting with the Nomads

After breakfast, you will take the national road n°7 and head to Ifaty by passing through Ilakaka, a small market town of Sapphire diggers.

Baobabs and multicolored Mahafaly tombs will accompany you along the way.

At your arrival in Toliara, you will visit a private botanical reserve called “Arboretum d’Antsokay”.

After having lunch at the place, you will move on to Ifaty which is a fishing village of Vezo nomads.

Distance: 280 km by car – 05 hours

Overnight in Hotel Club B – D

Day 10: Reniala Private Reserve Discovery

In the morning, you will have a visit of the reniala reserve, litteraly mother forest.

During the visit, you will have the opportunity to see the impressive Baobabs and observe many species of animals living in Madagascar bush.

The rest of day will be off.

Visit: 02 hours

Overnight in Hotel B – D

Day 11: Relaxing and Spending Free time

You will have this day free  on your own, so you can take advantage of the beautiful beach of Ifaty.

Otherwise, lots of activities are  proposed to clients such as snorkelling, fishing, and visiting the tortoise village.

Therefore, you can optionally follow these interesting activities.

Overnight in Hotel B – D

Day 12: Ifaty – Toliara – Antananarivo

Back to the Capital City

After these few days of discovery and relaxation, you will return toward Antananarivo. Then, according to your flight schedule, you will be transferred to the airport of Toliarawhere you take the flight to the capital.

At your arrival you will be picked up and brought to the hotel.

Flight duration: 01h30min

Distance: 27 km by car - about 45 min depending on the traffic jam

Overnight in Guest House B – D

Day 13: Amazing Visit of Ambohimanga

In the morning, you will go to Ambohimanga, the cradle of the Merina monarchy.

There, the history of Madagascar will be brought closer.

After that, you will make a city tour to discover the old architecture of the capital from the top end of the town and the administrative buildings and right after that, you will purchase some souvenir items at the craft market.

Then, you will go back to the hotel.

Overnight in Guest House B – D

Distance: 20km by car – about 45 min

Day 14: Departure to the Country of Destination, Veloma!

After a pleasant stay in Madagascar with full of new memories and pictures, you will go back to the country of your destination.

So, according to your flight’s schedule, you will be transferred to Ivato International Airport and takeoff. With our gratitude, we will say “Thank you” and hopefully we shall meet again soon in Madagascar.

Have a safe flight back home

 

Package Includes

  • Accommodation on half board during the tour
  • Transportation in a private car with an English speaking driver during the tour
  • All transfers
  • Local guide and entrance fees in parks mentioned in the program

Package Excludes

  • Long haul air tickets and taxes
  • The Visa fees of around 25 €  that you should pay at the airport
  • Domestic flight from Toliara to Antananarivo
  • Tips and extra personal items.
  • All lunches
  • All activities during the days off

Information

  • Single Supplement:369 €
  • Domestic Filght per person from Toliara to Antananarivo:270 €

About the flights:International flights are not included in the price. It is an advantage if you book your flight by yourself. The rates you find on the Internet are usually cheaper than those that we can offer you. We will of course adapt the program to the flight connections you have chosen.We can customize the program with the airline plan selected at any time.

Regarding the domestic flight, you can also book the national flight but in general we do this booking free of charge for you.

Travel papers and health:The passport with a validity of at least six months and a visa, which can be purchased at Ivato International airport are needed. Vaccinations are not required but it is recommended to ask a doctor for advice.

Road conditions:While national roads are relatively well preserved over long distances, the road conditions in Madagascar cannot be compared to developed countries standards. Most of time there is traffic jam in the capital city, but our drivers know the entire short cut path in order to reach the destination on time. On land trips, zebu, sheep and goat herds can slow down the pace, so it is always wise to be flexible about the journey time.

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