After your breakfast, you will explore the capital and its surroundings.
Antananarivo, the "City of a Thousand" is the largest agglomeration of Madagascar. It stands on the side of one of the twelve sacred hills. This city is the cradle of the Merina dynasty. The visit of the upper town (the old town)
where formerly stood the “ROVA”, palace of Queen Ranavalona I (1828/1861) and the Palace of the Prime Minister Rainilaiarivony, converted into the National Museum; will be an opportunity to discuss the important role of "Hova"; highland people, who first established state structures in Madagascar.
You will continue the morning strolling through the lively and characteristic areas that have, over time,
retained its authentic character.
In the afternoon, you will leave Antananarivo to explore the countryside of Imerina (Antananarivo), villages, customs and traditions, living highlands heritage.
You will go to Ambohimanga (“Blue Hill") classified World Heritage by UNESCO and will visit this Royal hill. The fortress consists of a royal city, a royal burial site, and an ensemble of sacred places. Combined with a strong sense of national identity, it retains its atmosphere of spirituality and sacredness in practice and in the minds of the people, for some 500 years. It remains a place of worship and pilgrimage that can come from Madagascar and elsewhere. Cradle of the Merina dynasty; this sacred place is home to the tombs of the Merina Kings which Andrianjaka, founder of Antananarivo.
After the tour, you will be taken to a nearby airport hotel for day use.
According to the flight schedule, you will be dropped at the airport and flight out.
Flight back home