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From highlands to the South 10 nights & 11 days from Antananarivo

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From highlands to the South 10 nights & 11 days from Antananarivo

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From highlands to the South 10 nights & 11 days from Antananarivo

The national road 7 is known for its different landscapes, wide rice fields, rice fields in terrace, savannah, rocks, bush...and sea. This itinerary offers you the opportunity to discover many things about Madagascar in one trip so be sure to go visit Ranomafana national park and to go on a Isalo tour.

Arrival Tana

Night arrival at Antananarivo airport. Welcome and transfer to your hotel.

Antananarivo 01 night

Highlands

Breakfast at the hotel. Drive to Antsirabe. Stop at Ambatolampy (70 km) known for producing cooking-pots from recycled aluminum. Continuation and arrival to Antsirabe. Antsirabe means a place full of salt, the name of the city comes from the presence of hot springs discovered in the 19th century by Of Norwegian missionaries. Transfer to your hotel, then midafternoon city tour by rickshaw to visit local craftsmen. Free lunch at customer’s expense. Antsirabe was founded by Norwegian missionaries as a sanatorium centre, attracted by the cool highland climate and the presence of therapeutic sources. Today, Antsirabe is a refined and quiet city, which retains a distinct 19th century appearance. It is crossed by wide avenues lined with palm trees and elegant buildings, teeming with rickshaws always ready to accompany tourists to discover the treasures of the city. The Norwegian missionaries are still residents and run the city hospital. Transfer and get settle to the hotel. Dinner and ovrnight in hotel. Read more

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Road to the Betsileo area

After breakfast, departure for the Betsileo region to Ranomafana (260 km - approx. 6 hours’ journey on asphalt). We will reach Ambositra, the town of roses and also the capital of crafts and precious woods. Visit a workshop to learn about marquetry and woodcarving. Stop for free lunch at customer’s expense. We reach Ranomafana in the late afternoon. Transfer to the hotel. Dinner and overnight at the hotel. Read more

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Visit Ranomafana National Park

After the breakfast, morning visit of the park, vast rainforest where you can discover12 species of lemurs, 95 species of birds , reptiles, amphibians and the Fosa , unique feline. Walk up to the belvedere. Then, after visiting the park, visit of the hot springs pool that gave name to this area : Ranomafana. Stop for free lunch at customer’s expense. We will leave for Fianarantsoa, the historic cultural capital of the Betsileo country (65 km - about 2 hours’ drive on asphalt). Dinner and overnight at the hotel. Read more

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Gates of the south

Breakfast and leave the hotel. Drive to the south with a stop at Fianarantsoa for a short city tour. City tour of Fianarantsoa Fianarantsoa city, founded in1830 by Queen Ranavalona I, and have development with the arrival of the missionaries, 40 years later, becoming the centerpiece of Catholicism. This city has an important economic and commercial role, thanks to its situation : the RN7 (National Road); road between The East and The South of the country, as well as hosting a rail network. The economy of this town is based mainly on farming (rice, coffee, clove) wine production. Departure for Ranohira,and second stop at Ambalavao, famous for its large zebu market every Wednesday. We will stop to visit the wild silk workshop, followed by the Antemoro paper workshop, still made today using the ancient process imported from the Arab world. Then, visit private reserve pf ANJA that will give you the opportunity to get to know a family of Lemur Makis . Anja will allow us to discover: chameleons, and reptiles of Madagascar. Free lunch at customer’s expense. Transfer to Ranohira, crossing the immense plateau of the Ihorombe. Dinner and accommodation at the hotel. Read more

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Amazing Isalo Tour

Early breakfast then departure for the visit of Isalo park, a succession of canyons and oasis. The Isalo National Park extending over 3000 km between 820 and 1240 meters above sea level. The park is one of the most unusual landscapes in the country. The flora is one of the driest regions in the South including Pachypodium, baobab bonsai, aloe plants and more Euphorbes. Free lunch at customer’s expense. Afternoon to enjoy the facilities of the hotel. Dinner and overnight in the hotel. Read more

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Road to the city of sun

Depart south for the town of Tulear and on to Ifaty about 5 hours’ drive on asphalt. On the way we will pass through Ilakaka in the region of the Sapphire prospectors where a multi-ethnic population lives. And here are the first views typical of the Malagasy southern landscape , arid vegetation, baobabs and thorny forests. The road is adorned with various forms of Aloalo (funerary steles made of artistically worked wood). Free lunch at customer’s expense. Along the way we will pass through typical southern coastal landscape, fishing villages, arid vegetation, baobabs and thorny forests. Visit Reniala Private Reserve Reniala Private Reserve is a small protected area in the vicinity of Ifaty. The visit represents an educational tour that, with the help of local guides, will acquaint you with of the various endemic species of the thorny forest typical of this region. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel. Read more

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Relax at Anakao

Meet at reception and transfer to the Port of Tuléar. Transfer by speed boat (40 min/01hour of crossing) from Tulear to Anakao. Stay at leisure. Dinner and overnight in hotel.

Anakao 02 nights

Relax at Anakao

Free sea stay

Anakao 02 nights

Back to the capital

Boarding on a speedboat and transfer back to the port of Tulear (about 45min/01hour of crossing). Welcome and continuation by car to the airport of Tulear. Domestic flight, Tuléar/Antananarivo (not included in the quote). Arrival in Antananarivo, welcome at the airport and transfer to your hotel. Free lunch at customer’s expense. Dinner and Overnight in hotel. Read more

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Flight home

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport following the schedules of the international flight. End of our services.

Antananarivo

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Antananarivo
Day 2
Location Antsirabe
Day 3
Location Ranomafana
Hotel Centrest
Day 4
Location Fianarantsoa
Hotel Lac Hotel
Day 5
Location Isalo
Day 7
Location Ifaty
Day 8
Location Anakao
Day 10
Location Antananarivo

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • Transfer from/to the airport
  • Transport during the tour (4X4 car from 01 to 03 pax / Minivan from 04 pax)
  • Driver and fuel
  • Guide
  • Meals as mentioned
  • Accommodation
  • Local guides in parks and reserves
  • Information services
  • Entrance fee

Package excludes

  • Domestic flight
  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses
  • Visa, consular 76fees or any other formalities.
  • Tips
  • Beverages and meals not mentioned
  • Additional journeys and transfers

REVIEWS

5 Reviews

Maria, United States

We were in Nord Madagascar last year for honeymoon, it was an amazing journey. Everything was perfect, from guides (very pleasant and italian spoken very very well) to tours, to hotel and restaurants. We did a lot of very interesting visits: red and grey tsingy, spices fields, forests, wonderful beaches, quad tour....I can suggest Madaways to everyone! Read more

Silvia & Roberto, Italy

E' stato un bellissimo viaggio...siamo stati accolti con gentilezza e cordialità in un paese a noi lontano per cultura e modi di vivere... Ci ha lasciato tanto nel cuore e nell'anima...abbiamo ancora contatti con la nostra guida Paulin una persona veramente splendida.Non posso che lasciarvi un commento positivo di questo viaggio!!!Grazie di tutto e della perfetta organizzazione ! Read more

Marco D'Amico, Italy

mio compiacimento per la Vostra organizzazione, volevo altresì elogiare la guida Fidel e l'autista Abdul che ci hanno validamente accompagnati nel tour. Entrambe hanno dimostrato grande competenza e capacità, fornendoci continue e valide spiegazioni di ciò che stavamo vedendo. Se in futuro avrò amici in partenza per il Madagascar sicuramente li indirizzerò alla Vostra Agenzia. Sentiti Ringraziamenti Read more

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