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ALONG THE WATERWAY (9 days - 8 nights)

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TANY MENA TOURS

Since 1997, Tany Mena Tours offers a deep and authentic discovery of the "Madagascar universe".

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ALONG THE WATERWAY (9 days - 8 nights)

This tour will allow you to discover a part of the South East of the island. A journey by train, in the colors of the country, and whose landscape is breathtaking. It will allow you to participate in the sustainable tourism we have been trying to develop for several years.

DAY 1

ANTANANARIVO

Meet and greet at the airport then transfer to the hotel. Lunch and dinner at your expense. Overnight at hotel.

ANTANANARIVO 1 night
DAY 2

ANTANANARIVO - ANTSIRABE

After breakfast, you will leave Antananarivo, Merina country for Antsirabe, across mountain ranges of Ankaratra, whose highest summit is 2644m. On the hillsides, rice terraces decline their range of green. By late morning, you will reach in Ambohibary, a small village located about 25Km before arriving to Antsirabe. Accompanied by a guide ethnologist ( or specialized in civilization), you will get in the heart of rural world of the Vakinankaratra region: discovery of farmers way of life, visit of blacksmiths village, and an animist cult site.... Arriving in Antsirabe, you will visit the centre ZAZAKELY that works for the education and culture of spirulina(algae) dietary supplement. Lunch and dinner at your expense. Overnight at hotel. Read more

ANTSIRABE 1 night
DAY 3

ANTSIRABE - FIANARANTSOA

Before leaving Antsirabe, you will do a citytour. After the visit, drive to Fianarantsoa through Ambosittra. Lunch and dinner at your expense. Overnight at hotel.

Fianarantsoa - 1 night
DAY 4

FIANARANTSOA - MIZILO - MANA

Early morning, you will go to the railway station to get on the train bound for Manakara. The journey is 163km and lasts almost a day but landscape and scenery are magnificent: waterfalls, rocks, cliff of 900 m high, forest ... You get off in Mizilo village, about 1 hour before arriving in Manakara, where your vehicle will be waiting, then transfer to Mananjary. Lunch and dinner at your expense. Overnight at hotel. Read more

MANANJARY - 2 nights
DAY 5

MANANJARY : canal des Pangal

In the morning, you will board the boat for the cruise on the Pangalanes channel. Mananjary, can be the starting point for an exploration on the Pangalanes withthe fluid pace of canoes and discover wild spots invaded by a lake vegetation. This channel connects a fantastic string of lakes, lagoons, river enclosed in abundant vegetation. These waterways join up, separate, intertwine in a tangled network of blue veins, atolls bathed in light between Indian Ocean and forest. Startling thickets of « elephant ears » (Typhonodorum lindleyanum) carve a master site. This day will be dedicated to the discovery of Mananjary and its surroundings with an excursion on the Pangalanes with La Route des Epices. LA ROUTE DES EPICES is a team that is committed to develop an art to travel differently. A TOURISM ETHIC: A SUSTAINABLE tourism, socially, economically and environmentally, and can be summed up the philosophy that develops LA ROUTE DES EPICES in his Discovery of Pangalanes, travel recipe of a new kind for those who came to the meeting of the other. Lunch included Dinner at your expense. Overnight at hotel. Read more

DAY 6

MANANJARY - RANOMAFANA

After breakfast, you will set out for Ranomafana Ranomafana(« hot water ») houses a tropical forest of 40 000 ha, and the famous thermal springs with healing properties. We will hike to discover this enchanting place. In the evening, accompanied by a guide from MNP( Madagascar National Park), you will go in search of nocturnal animals. Since the closure of the park to the nocturnal visits, they are on the outside, along the road leading to the village. Lunch and dinner at your expense. Overnight at hotel. Read more

Ranomafana - 1 night
DAY 7

RANOMAFANA - AMBOSITRA

In the morning, you will hike in the heart of the rainforest that spans 40,000 hectares, in the company of a guide. It has been identified 12 species of lemurs, including 5 nocturnal species. Ranomafana is also renowned for its medicinal plants and its hot springs. In the afternoon you will go for Ambositra. Lunch and dinner at your expense. Overnight at hotel. Read more

Ambositra - 1 night
DAY 8

AMBOSITRA - ANTANANARIVO

Before leaving Ambositra, the center of the Malagasy handicrafts. You will visit workshops of craftsmen specializedin wood carving and inlay. Guests can also enjoy the finished items in the shops. Lunch and dinner at your expense. Overnight at hotel.

Antananarivo - 1 night
DAY 9

ANTANANARIVO

This day will be devoted to a discovery of Antananarivo city in company of a historian. Antananarivo , the « city of a thousand » is the largest city in Madagascar. It stands on the side of one of the twelve sacred hills. This city is the cradle of the Merina dynasty. Visits to the royal enclosure where once stood the ROVA, palace of Queen RANAVALONA first (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"; People in the highlands, who first established state structures in Madagascar. La nuit, transfert à l’aéroport pour prendre le vol à destination De Paris. You will continue the morning strolling through the lively and typical quarters who have, over time, keep an authentic character. In the afternoon, you will go to Ambohimanga (« the blue hill »), birthplace of the fathers of the Merina dynasty; This sacred place is home to the tombs of the Merina kings whose Andrianjaka, founder of Antananarivo. After the tour, transfer to hotel for day use, then transfer to the airport for the international flight. Lunch and dinner at your expense. Read more

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location ANTANANARIVO
Day 2
Location ANTSIRABE
Day 3
Location FIANARANTSOA
Hotel Cotsoyannis
Day 4
Location MANANJARY
Day 6
Location RANOMAFANA
Day 7
Location AMBOSITRA
Hotel L'Artisan
Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location ANTANANARIVO
Day 2
Location ANTSIRABE
Day 3
Location FIANARANTSOA
Hotel Zomatel
Day 4
Location MANANJARY
Day 6
Location RANOMAFANA
Hotel Setam Lodge
Day 1
Location AMBOSITRA
Hotel L'Artisan

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • Accommodation on bed &breakfast basis, except in some hotels where a half board basis is required at mentioned hotels or similar
  • Transportation by private car from day 2 to day 9 driver and fuel included
  • Services of an English-speaking driver-guide for 1 to 5 people,
  • Services of a specialized guide in Ambohibary village and during the visit of Antananarivo.
  • Services of an accompanying guide for a group of 6 or more
  • Entry fees and local guides during the visit of national parks in the program
  • Other visits and excursions in the program
  • Transfers and assistances at the airport.

Package excludes

  • International Airfare
  • Visa
  • Lunches and dinners except those which are mentioned on the program
  • Optional visits and activities
  • Drinks, tips and personal expenses.

More information

  • Prices are per person in a double room with breakfast.
  • A single supplement and a half board or a full board supplement will be provided on request
  • It is possible to obtain the tourist visa at about 30 Euros (depending on exchange rate) for a stay less than or equal to one month upon arrival at the airport. For this, the passport should be valid 6 months after the date of return mentionned on the flight ticket. It should have also a whole blank page.

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