Dates 3 Sep '14 to 18 Sep '14
Flexible? Multiple Dates
Est. Cost 1,445 - 1,680 EUR (EUR Euro)
Type Tour Participants Wanted
Name Classic Madagascar
Travel Itinerary D 1. Antananarivo
Arrival at Ivato airport and transfer to the hotel.
D 2. Antananarivo –Antsirabe
Meet your guide at and have breakfast in town and then start driving to
the south. We stop at Ambatolampy to discover how to make the local
aluminum cooking-pot. Continuing towards Antsirabe.
D 3. Highlands hiking
The walk is organized by a local association, a partnership with young
Malagasy from Antsirabe. We stay in a traditional house equipped with
dormitory and a dining room where we eat while we meet locals.
D 4. Antsirabe –Fianarantsoa
We stay on the road number 7 and progress towards the south.
We walk around Ambositra town and lunch in a restaurant. Go on
towards Fianarantsoa. Arrival at the end of the afternoon.
D 5. East coast train journey
To move gradually to the Indian Ocean the train passes through the big
Eastern rainforest with its luxuriant vegetation. At each stops, there are
many people, itinerant sellers sell bananas, fritters, grilled chickens. You
get to Manakara station at about 5p.m....may be!
D 6. Outing on Canal des Pangalanes
Transfer to the landing stage where we embark on a big local canoe along
the Canal des Pangalanes heading to the south. The sea is there, we stay
on the beach for a picnic lunch, relaxation and swimming.
D 7. Manakara –Ranomafana
We leave the seaside vegetation scenery by the Ravinala road to get into
Madagascar eastern rainforest. We arrive at Ranomafana village in the
afternoon. Stroll around the village and then join the hotel.
D 8. Ranomafana – Ambalavao
This is one of the best sites which Madagascar rainforest can give you.
We walk to visit the National Park with a local guide. Back on the road
number 7, we join Fianarantsoa town and carry on to Ambalavao.
D 9. Ambalavao –Ranohira
We leave the highlands soon. Get a short stop at Ambalavao to see the
hand-made Antemoro paper workshop. We drive through a dry and arid
huge plateau, Ihorombe, and then we reach Ranohira village where Isalo
National Park gate is.
D 10. Isalo National Park
Hike inside the massif with just a small rucksack. This simple
walk takes us to an amazing landscape towards the natural
swimming pool. It is possible to walk around and explore the
surrounding mountains summit to enjoy the view.
D 11. Ranohira –Tuléar – Ifaty
Today we join the sea. On the way to Tuléar we make some
stops to see Mahafaly tribe typical tombs, which are painted
and decorated, also amazing carvings are erected on them
Walk around the market and have lunch in town before heading
north to ifaty.
D 12 & J 13. Ifaty lagoon stay
Leisure day on the beach. Several activities are possible from
the hotel. Sea options are : diving, snorkeling, outing with local
fishers Vezo on their small fishing boat, swimming or just relax
on the beach.
D 14. Ifaty – Tuléar –Antananarivo
(departure) After breakfast and a last swimming, transfer to
the airport. Fly to Tana.
D 15. Antananarivo
Connecting flight to Original country.
•Duration : 15 days (Arrival / Departure)
•Trip : customized
•Participants : 2 persons minimum
•Tour guide : an English speaking guide
•Accommodation : all in hotels (14 nights)
•Vehicle : 4WD or bus or van
•Service : Bed & Breakfast
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