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Isalo provides a great location for horseback riding and exploring the surrounding areas. The horse riding trail includes camping under the beautiful stars. Along the trail you will also discover off track itineraries, a real paradise with amazing landscapes. It’s a great opportunity to enjoy the nature and the wilderness of the region. You will also encounter local people with typical life style and tradition. Experience the local culture; be at ease with the nature and with your horse!


Horse riding experience

In the morning departure towards Isalo, a golden plains punctuated by craggy pinnacles of terracotta rock, valleys, canyons and waterfalls. Picnic lunch along the way; arrival in Isalo by the end of the day.


Horse riding experience

After breakfast, briefing on horse riding and safety. Then you will be allocated horses and equipments and get ready for two hours of warm up around the equestrian centre with an amazing view of the Isalo massif. As you will ride through the surrounding villages you will meet the local villagers and observe the rural life. Lunch at the hotel. In the afternoon, ride through large canyons and discover the typical tombs of the Bara tribe in holes on the mountainsides. Get back to the hotel by the end of the day. Read more


Horse riding experience

Departure for three days ride at Isalo National Park. On the first day of this exciting adventure, get into the park and discover the Malaso Tour (Zebu thieves old trail). It's a opportunity to enturely immerse yourself with the nature. At the end of the morning, refresh in a natural pool and have picnic lunch. Then continuation of the itinerary until reaching Ambatosola sector proving a panoramic view of the rocky table mountain. You may also meet some species of lemurs. At the end of the day enter the vast plains and climb to the site named Korobe. Camping on site. Read more

Isalo National Park

Horse riding experience

Departure to the Angavo massif. We cross a sandy river before arriving to the Tapia forest of Fararotsy, providing a real sanctuary of lemurs. Picnic lunch in the shade of the forest. While crossing the canyons, you will get an amazing 360° view of the savannah dotted with Satrana palm, typical of the southern region. Arrival at the second campsite by the end of the day. Read more

Isalo National Park

Horse riding experience

After breakfast, get ready for another rich experience. When reaching the lake you may see wild duck around, then continue upyard to another viewpoint called Ampandra. Picnic lunch in the shade of the Tapia trees. In the afternoon head back to the hotel through the massif called The Wolf of Isalo. Stop at the Window of Isalo to admire sunset. Back to the Equestrian Center. Read more


Horse riding experience

After these full days of adventure, you'll be allowed to have a day at leisure. Various activities are available on site.


Horse riding experience

Today, let's start another three days interesing expedition outside the park. First photo stop of the day, near one of the most attractive rocky formation of the area, "the Queen of Isalo", after that you will get more explanation about this fascinating formation at the Isalo Interpretation Centre. You will cross another and have picnic lunch by another natural pool. In the afternoon, let's carry on our expedition and ride through the Bara village. Here you will interact with local villagers, learn about their tradition and have dinner around the fire while enjoying traditional dance and folks. Read more

Camp site

Horse riding experience

Breakfast at the campsite. Then continuation of the horse riding tour crossing several woodlands of Tapia trees before reaching the river of Hazofotsy and have picnic lunch. Then crossing the plains to reach the villages of Andranavonitelo and Abenanga, before stopping for a last camp and enjoy a peaceful night under the sky full of stars Read more

Camp site

Horse riding experience

After breakfast at the camp, departure to visit one of the largest sapphires mine in the world! Visit the open pits commented by a specialist guide. Lunch at the Color Line Restaurant, and visit the gem-cutting workshop (showroom). Crossing the plain of Ilakaka to join the equestrian center. You will end the adventure with an "apéros" while enjoying the sunset. Head back to the hotel. Read more

DAY 10

Horse riding experience

After breakfast, drive back to Toliary and transfer to the airport.


Day in trip
Day 1
Location Isalo
Day 2
Location Isalo
Day 3
Location Isalo National Park
Hotel Campsite
Day 5
Location Isalo
Day 7
Location Village
Hotel Campsite
Day 9
Location Isalo


Package includes

  • Full-board
  • Transport in private vehicle Toliary / Isalo / Toliary with French speaking driver
  • Private excursions
  • Entry tickets
  • All transfers
  • Staff assistance for horse-riding as mentioned above
  • Hotel and local Taxes
  • 7 days on horseback (about 5-6 h / day)
  • Picnic lunch according to the program
  • Dinner as mentioned in the program with aperitif at the camp site
  • English speaking Tour guide
  • Overnights in single tent
  • Breakfast
  • Call assistance in english 24/7

Package excludes

  • International and domestic flight (on request)
  • Visa fee
  • Local Guides, except for horse-riding
  • Tips and beverages
  • Additional journeys and transfers


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