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Madagascar Rainforest, Highlands and Beach Classic

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This tour of 15 days and 14 nights will lead you to the eastern region where you’ll appreciate the diversity of the fauna and flora of Madagascar with its lush vegetation. After that, you will explore the 2 well-known national parks in the southern region, and will end the trip with a few days of relaxation at the beachside.

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: Arrival in Antananarivo 

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
Les 3 Metis *** (Antananarivo)

Day 2: Andasibe, Here We Are!

Meet the natives...
• Depart for Andasibe stopping at an exotic farm of reptiles, batrachians and mammals  
• After the visit, you will continue and move on to
   Andasibe 
• A night walk along the way will be scheduled to
   discover the nocturnal animals living there

Accommodation
Night in Feon'Ala (Andasibe)

Day 3: Hiking the Analamazaotra Reserve

The largest lemurs...
• Early in the morning, depart for Analamazaotra
   special reserve  
• View the  Malagasy fauna and flora, including the Indri Indris in their natural environment 
• In the afternoon visit of a private reserve and an island habitat of lemurs

Visited:
Andasibe
Accommodation
Night in Feon'Ala (Andasibe)

Day 4: Incredible Discovery in Ambatolampy

Aluminium production...
After breakfast, leave the hotel and depart for   
   Antsirabe 
• Stop at the foundry in Ambatolampy with its
   aluminium production
• Enjoy lunch before continuing on to the 'city of
   water'

Accommodation
Night in Ecolodge Chambre du Voyageur (Antsirabe)

Day 5: Craftsmen of Ambositra

Local talent...
• Transfer by rickshaw to a  workshop, and watch
   the zebu horn become a work of art
• Stop in Ambositra to admire the skills of the
   craftsmen of this city 
• Moving on to Ranomafana, stay overnight at the lovely hotel

Accommodation
Night in Chez Gaspard (Ranomafana)

Day 6: The Famous Ranomafana National Park

Fauna and flora...
• Ranomafana shelters different species of lemurs
   and interesting vegetation 
• Early in the morning take a three-hour walk  in the forest
• Visit a village called Tanàla after which you can 
   optionally relax in the thermal pool

Visited:
Ranomafana
Accommodation
Night in Chez Gaspard (Ranomafana)

Day 7: "The Three Brothers" 

Traditional story...
• After breakfast, you will drive to Ranohira  
• Stop in Anja Private Park, which is managed by the village community 
• The story of 'the three brothers' will be told once
   again by the local tour guide 

Visited:
Ranomafana Ranohira
Accommodation
Isalo Ranch (Ranohira)

Day 8: Isalo National Park Hiking

Excursions 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:
Ranohira Isalo
Accommodation
Isalo Ranch (Ranohira)

Day 9: Meeting with Nomads in Ifaty

Baobab trees...
• Drive through Ilakaka, a small market town of
   sapphire diggers  
• Baobabs and multi coloured Mahafaly tombs will accompany you along the way to Toliara 
• Continue to Ifaty, which is a fishing village of Vezo nomads

Accommodation
Bamboo Club (Ifaty)

Day 10: Reniala Private Reserve Discovery

Astonishing nature...
• Visit the private reserve called Reniala and
   discover the spiny forest and Baobabs
• Afterwards, return to the hotel and have the rest
   of the day off
• Enjoy your decadent surroundings at the lovely
   hotel

Visited:
Ifaty
Accommodation
Bamboo Club (Ifaty)

Day 11: Relaxing and Spending Free Time

Time to recuperate...
• Take 2 days off to enjoy the beautiful beach of
   Ifaty
• Spend your first day growing accustomed to this
   beautiful island
• The hotel offers many amenities and activities for you and your family

Visited:
Ifaty
Accommodation
Bamboo Club (Ifaty)

Day 12: Under the Sun on the Beach!

Your second day...
• Breakfast and dinner are included each day at this wonderful island retreat
• The hotel offers many amenities and activities for you and your family
• Discover friendly people and lovely eating places - or take a tour of the island

Visited:
Ifaty
Accommodation
Bamboo Club (Ifaty)

Day 13: Back to Antananarivo

The capital of Madagascar...
• After these 4 days of rest head back to
   Antananarivo
• Transfer to the airport of Sainte-Marie to land at
   Ivato International Airport
• At your arrival, you will be picked up and brought to your hotel

Accommodation
Les 3 Metis *** (Antananarivo)

Day 14: City Tour of The Capital

Historic buildings...
• Take a city tour and discover architecture and
   administrative buildings from the top end of town 
• Head to Ambohimanga, the cradle of the Merina Monarchy
• Take this day for shopping at the craft market to buy some souvenirs

Visited:
Antananarivo
Accommodation
Les 3 Metis *** (Antananarivo)

Day 15: Departure

Farewell friends...
• According to your flight’s schedule, you will be
   transferred to the airport 
• Be sure to take the opportunity for duty-free
   shopping
• We appreciate you visiting our country, and hope to see you again

Visited:
Antananarivo

Antananarivo Andasibe Ambatolampy Antsirabe Ranomafana Ranohira Isalo Toliara 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. $3,220 / 15 days
Excluding international flights
Price per person, based on double occupancy

Included in price:

  • Accommodation on half board during the tour
  • Transportation in a private car during the tour
  • An English speaking companion guide from our agency
  • A Tour Leader from your agency
  • One bottle of water per person per day
  • Porter at the airport
  • All transfers
  • Local and tourist taxes
  • Local guide and entrance fees in parks mentioned in the program

Not included in price:

  • Long haul air tickets and taxes
  • Domestic flight from Toliara – Antananarivo
  • Tour Leader's domestic flight Toliara – Antananarivo
  • The Visa fees of 25£ that you should pay at the airport
  • All lunches
  • All activities during the days off
  • Tips and extra personal items

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