Madagascar Original

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Duration
15 Days
Departure Day
Daily
Group Size
Private Tour
Tour Type
Destination Trip
Trip Grading
Moderate
Breakfast
Daily Breakfast
Other Meals
5 Lunches and 13 Dinners
Hotel Category
3 Star Hotels & lodges
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Meet Lemurs in the rainforest in Ranomafana National Park. Experience railway from the highlands to the east coast. Enjoy the wonderful lagoon facing your bungalow.

Travel Itinerary

DAY 1

Arrival - Antananarivo

Pick up from the airport and transfer to your hotel for an overnight on bed and breakfast.

DAY 2 & 3

Antsirabe and the Highlands

Drive to Antsirabe and discover the highlands. We leave for a full day of village visits. Short walks allow us to meet the inhabitants and their way of life. Daily life is rural. Exchanges are easy, people are open and welcome the traveler with simplicity and sincerity. Starting a trip in this way is the best way to understand Madagascar.

DAY 4

Mahabalipuram

Drive south with a stop in Ambositra, the capital of sculpture and marquetry. Their work will surprise you. Continue to “Fianar“.

DAY 5

Railway experience!

The little train on the east coast. This is a great opportunity to immerse yourself in local life. It will take about 10 hours to travel through 163km of rainforest, mountains and coastal plain, descending 1200m to the coast, through 48 tunnels and 68 bridges. A real adventure!

DAY 6

Pangalanes Channel in Mana-kara

A morning of quiet discovery by boat along the coast on the Pangalanes Channel. An astonishing construction dating from the colonization period. After lunch, drive to Ranomafana.

DAY 7

Ranomafana National Park

With a local guide from the park, walk through the rainforest and meet with the Golden Bamboo Lemur, the Red-fronted Brown Lemur, Red-bellied Lemur and some rare and endangered species as the Greater Bamboo Lemur. Drive to Fianar after lunch.

DAY 8

Ambalavao & Anja Reserve

We slowly leave the highlands through beautiful landscapes. We cross Ambalavao where we stop to discover the Antemoro paper factory. Meeting with the Ring-tailed Lemur in the small community reserve of Anja. We leave the RN7 to enter the Tsaranoro Valley.

DAY 9

Tsaranoro Valley

We are in the south of the Andringitra Mountains. We invite you to discover the villages of the valley and for the most courageous to climb to the top of the „Chameleon“, a 2 to 3 hour walk. Return to the main road and cross the immense plateau of Horombe. In the distance, view the Isalo Massif.

DAY 10

Isalo National Park

A short drive to reach Isalo foothill. We start the walk quietly with a small rucksack, through impressive landscapes, canyons, natural pools and magic rock erosions. The Isalo Massif is a continental sandstone plateau formed from the Jurassic period. There are many rock formations with different shapes, showing how nature has adapted to the dry climate. This park has a different ecosystem with many endemic Rupicolous flora such as Aloe, Euphorbia, Pachypodium and Kalanchoe. We picnic in the Tapia Forest. Some walks are possible and going up to summit gives splendid views. NB: Walk pace and duration depend on clients (minimum 2h).

DAY 11

Tulear & Tsiandamba

We progress to the south west towards the Mozambique Channel. Drive on 245 km to Tuléar through different botanical settings in the morning. We stop on the way to see Mahafaly tribe’s typical tombs so nicely painted and decorated, on which are erected some amazing wooden sculptures. The sea can be seen from far away before we reach Tulear. Continue to Tsiandamba. A rather long way but the sights are gorgeous!

DAY 12, 13 & 14

Tsiandamba

Days at leisure. It is certainly the most beautiful lagoon in Madagascar. The site is totally isolated, you are alone in the world. Here, it is the Vezo fishermen who populate the region. They nomadize along the west coast and their pirogues draw the landscape. You can spend a day with them to discover the lagoon. The sunsets from the terrace of your bungalow are superb!

DAY 15

Tulear - Tana

After breakfast, you will leave the hotel for Tulear from where you will take a domestic flight to the capital. Reception at the airport and assistance for your outbound flight. NB – the program for this day will depend on the domestic flight schedule.

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Madagascar Original
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