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ALONG THE WATERWAY (9 days - 8 nights)

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ALONG THE WATERWAY (9 days - 8 nights)

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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 Madagascar sustainable tourism we have been trying to develop for several years.

ANTANANARIVO

Arrival in Antananarivo, your travel agent will meet you at the airport and take you to your hotel in town. Overnight in a hotel.

ANTANANARIVO 1 night

ANTANANARIVO - ANTSIRABE

After breakfast, you will leave Antananarivo, Merina country and drive to Antsirabe, across mountain ranges of Ankaratra, whose highest summit is 2644m, starting your Madagascar sustainable tour. 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. Overnight in a hotel. Read more

ANTSIRABE 1 night

ANTSIRABE - FIANARANTSOA

In the morning, you will leave Antsirabe for Ambositra, 90 km away on National Road 7. This pleasant city is known as the Mecca of Malagasy handicrafts, it owes its reputation to the wood carving and marquetry, know-how of the Zafimaniry tribe. Visit of a workshop and the showroom for the finished products. You will then continue the Madagascar sustainable tour to Fianarantsoa, which you will reach in the afternoon. Fianarantsoa "the city where you learn good" seems to be a replica of Antananarivo but life is sweeter there. Its old districts climb up the hill, the cathedrals throw their bell tower from the top of the city, while the modern city spreads down the hill. You will make a short tour of the city before settling at the hotel. Overnight in a hotel. Read more

Fianarantsoa - 1 night

FIANARANTSOA - MIZILO - MANANJARY

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. Overnight in a hotel and prepare for the Mananjary tour the following day. Read more

MANANJARY - 2 nights

MANANJARY TOUR: canal des Pangal

In the morning, you will board the boat for the cruise on the Pangalanes channel, starting the Mananjary tour. Mananjary, can be the starting point for an exploration on the Pangalanes with the 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, all part of the Mananjary tour. 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 and it is perfectly described in this Madagascar sustainable tour. Lunch included Overnight in a hotel, ending here the Mananjary Tour. Read more

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. You will reach Ranomafana in the afternoon to continue your Madagascar sustainable tour. Overnight in a hotel.

Ranomafana - 1 night

RANOMAFANA - AMBOSITRA

Before to leave Ranomafana and drive to Ambositra, you will join the Ranomafana National Park for a walking tour that will allow you to discover this enchanting place. Ranomafana, a whole forest park, spreads on 41,601 ha. It was classified UNESCO World Natural Heritage of the Atsinanana in 2007. It shelters a big wealth in endemic biodiversity but in danger. We can see the rare species there and seriously threatened lemurs. The park is also the genetic reservoir of some rare and endemic plant species. It is browsed by many rivers that are the affluent of the Namorona stream. We identified 12 species of lemurs, including 5 nocturnal species. Through the "Vatoharanana, Sahamalaotra or Aureus” tours, you will discover the park. You choose on site the tour (one tour) that suits you. After the visit, you will continue the road until Ambositra. Overnight in a hotel. Read more

Ambositra - 1 night

AMBOSITRA - ANTANANARIVO

After your breakfast, you will leave Ambositra and drive back to Antananarivo that you will reach in the afternoon. Your driver-guide will drop you at your hotel. Overnight in a hotel.

Antananarivo - 1 night

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, this being the end of your Madagascar sustainable tour. Day use in a hotel. Read more

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location ANTANANARIVO
Hotel La Villette
Day 2
Location ANTSIRABE
Hotel Les Chambres du Voyageur
Day 3
Location FIANARANTSOA
Hotel Cotsoyannis
Day 4
Location MANANJARY
Day 6
Location RANOMAFANA
Hotel Le Grenat
Day 7
Location AMBOSITRA
Hotel Grand Hotel
Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location ANTANANARIVO
Hotel Colbert
Day 2
Location ANTSIRABE
Hotel Plumeria
Day 3
Location FIANARANTSOA
Hotel Zomatel
Day 4
Location MANANJARY
Hotel Vahiny Lodge
Day 6
Location RANOMAFANA
Hotel Setam Lodge
Day 1
Location AMBOSITRA
Hotel Grand Hotel

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 from/to 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.

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  • 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.

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