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Madagascar The Extraordinary South Coast

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Discover the extraordinary south coast of Madagascar - offering the greatest variety of landscapes, climates and ethnicities in one fell sweep. From tours in an aluminium foundry and woodcarving shops to witnessing an astonishing biodiversity of flora and fauna, the most beautiful parks punctuate this journey with an ending at the edge of the turquoise lagoon of Ifaty. Enjoy!

Customizable tour itinerary

This tour idea is fully customizable

This itinerary has been crafted by our Local Agency with one idea in mind: to inspire you. Every element can be adapted to your needs and your interests, from duration to accommodation and activities.

Day 1: Welcome to Madagascar!

You have arrived...
• Upon your arrival, you will be welcomed at Ivato
   International Airport by our team  
• Transfer to your hotel, where - time permitting -
   we will brief you of your tour
• Enjoy your surroundings and have dinner at your
   hotel

Visited:
Antananarivo
Accommodation
Tamboho *** (Antananarivo)

Day 2: Ambatolampy And The Craft Foundries

A taste of local culture...
• Cross the highlands, between paddy fields and
   typical red Malagasy houses
• Pass through Ambatolampy the city of the craft
   foundries, and visit a small aluminium factory
• Arrive at Antsirabe in the afternoon, and tour the city with its colourful rickshaws and handicrafts  

Accommodation
Night in Ecolodge Chambre du Voyageur (Antsirabe)

Day 3: Ambositra And The Zafimaniry Factories

Local talent...
• Departure to Ranomafana National Park, with a
   stop at Ambositra  
• Stop in the Zafimaniry capital recognized for
   amazing woodcarving skills  
• Moving on to Ranomafana, stay overnight in this lovely small village

Accommodation
Night in Chez Gaspard (Ranomafana)

Day 4: Ranomafana National Park

Fauna and flora...
• Ranomafana shelters an amazing biodiversity of
   animals, and endemic vegetation
• 12 species of lemurs, 118 species of birds, reptiles,
   spiders, butterflies ... and more
• Take an afternoon visit to the small village of
   Ranomafana  

Visited:
Ranomafana
Accommodation
Night in Chez Gaspard (Ranomafana)

Day 5: Road to Andringitra National Park

Paper making...
• Stop in Ambalavao to visit a vineyard and an
   Antaimoro paper factory   
• Leave the national road to take a track that goes up to Tsara Camp  
• Drive to the nearby Tsaranoro's valley before
   heading back to camp

Accommodation
Tsaracamp (Andringitra)

Day 6: Climbing High And Touching The Sky

Majestic mountains...
• Trek in the national park located on the massif to see unique granite and gneiss formations  
• Andringitra has a wide diversity of ecosystems
   starting with a low altitude rainforest in the east... to high mountain prairies in the west

Visited:
Andringitra
Accommodation
Tsaracamp (Andringitra)

Day 7: The Beautiful Landscape of Isalo

Insect formations...
• Drive through the Horombe Plateau and   
   grasslands dotted with termite hills  
• Then enjoy a delicious free lunch Madagascan
   style 
• Arrival in the afternoon at your beautiful hotel

Accommodation
Le jardin du Roy *** (Ranohira)

Day 8: Charming Isalo National Park

Options galore...
• The village of Ranohira is the gateway to all
   excursions at Isalo national park
• Hike in the park through the Baras tombs and the botanical garden 
• End your day with a refreshing swim in the
   natural swimming pool

Visited:
IsaloRanohira
Accommodation
Le jardin du Roy *** (Ranohira)

Day 9: Trip to Ifaty

Baobab trees...
• Early departure for Toliara, crossing Savannah
   landscapes and discovering the first baobabs  
• City tour and markets in the afternoon before
   taking the track towards Ifaty 
• Continue to Ifaty, which is a fishing village of Vezo nomads

Visited:
Tuléar, Ifaty
Accommodation
Le paradisier *** (Ifaty)

Day 10: Relaxing On The Beach

Peaceful bliss...
• Take the opportunity to relax, swim, or visit the
   fishing village
• Afterwards, return to the hotel and have the rest
   of the day off
• Enjoy your decadent surroundings at the lovely
   hotel

Visited:
Ifaty
Accommodation
Le paradisier *** (Ifaty)

Day 11: Back to Town by Plane

The capital of Madagascar...
• Transfer at Toliara Airport and head back to
   Antananarivo
• At your arrival, you will be picked up and brought to your hotel 
• The rest of the day is to be had at your leisure,
   enjoy restaurants and bars nearby

Visited:
IfatyTuléar, Antananarivo
Accommodation
Tamboho *** (Antananarivo)

Day 12: Last day in Malagasy Highland

Farewell friends...
• Free day at leisure and vehicle with driver at your disposal
• According to your flight’s schedule, you will be
   transferred to the airport 
• We appreciate you visiting our country, and hope to see you again

Visited:
Antananarivo

Antananarivo Ambatolampy Antsirabe Ambositra Ranomafana Andringitra Isalo Ranohira Tuléar Ifaty

Price details

This tour idea is fully customizable

The price reflects this specific itinerary and is designed to give you an idea of the budget required for this destination. Throughout the trip-planning process, our local agency will tailor your itinerary around your budget.

Approx. $1,560 / 12 days
Excluding international flights
Price per person, based on double occupancy

Included in price:

  • Accommodation in hotels 2 *or camping
  • Half board throughout the tour except Day 01 (breakfast only)
  • Car transportation including fuel and services of a driver during the whole trip
  • Transfers airport / hotel / airport
  • Entrance fees to national parks and reserves
  • The visits mentioned in the program
  • Tourist taxes
  • The transaction fee for online payment via Evaneos

Not included in price:

  • Air transport: domestic flights, international flights
  • All dinner and lunch on Day 01 in Antananarivo
  • The drinks
  • Tips
  • All water sports, boat trips, diving, fishing, excursions ... during free stays in Ifaty
  • Other services and activities not mentioned in the conditions of included services
  • Visa fees
  • The personal extra

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