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Madagascar Classic South

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The trip will begin from Antananarivo, the capital of Madagascar and lead you to the southern part. During the trip you will have the opportunity to discover some of the well-known sites of this area such as the Ranomafana National Park with its bamboo lemurs, the private park called Anja with its marvelous Catta lemurs, the Isalo National Park with its oasis and rock formation, and the private bo...

The trip will begin from Antananarivo, the capital of Madagascar and lead you to the southern part. During the trip you will have the opportunity to discover some of the well-known sites of this area such as the Ranomafana National Park with its bamboo lemurs, the private park called Anja with its marvelous Catta lemurs, the Isalo National Park with its oasis and rock formation, and the private botanical reserve called “Arboretum d’Antsokay”. Finally, you will end your tour at the beautiful beachside of Ifaty.

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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 Antananarivo, Madagascar! Tonga Soa!

At your arrival, you will be welcomed at Ivato international airport by the team of our agency, and then we will transfer you to the hotel. If time allows, we will give you some briefing of the tour.

Distance: 27 km by car – about 45 min depending on the traffic jam - Meals: breakfast and dinner inlcuded

Visited:
Antananarivo
Accommodation
Ny Andrin'ny Soa (Antananarivo)

Day 2: The City of Water

After breakfast, you will leave the hotel and depart for Antsirabe. On the way, you will make a stop at the foundry in Ambatolampy with its production made of aluminum. After having lunch at the place, you will continue the trip and arrive in the city of water in the afternoon. Then you will install at the hotel.

Distance: 170 km by car – 03 hours - Meals: breakfast and dinner inlcuded

Visited:
Antananarivo, AmbatolampyAntsirabe
Accommodation
Night in Ecolodge Chambre du Voyageur (Antsirabe)

Day 3: The Incredible Malagasy Handicrafts

This day, you will be transferred on rickshaw and make a visit of a workshop that transforms zebu horns into an object of decoration. After the visit, you will go to Ranomafana. On the way, you will make a stop in Ambositra to admire the skills of the craftsmen of this city. Lots of Malagasy crafts are made there like marquetries and woodcarvings. Then, you will continue to Ranomafana and at your arrival, you will install at the hotel.

Distance: 254 km by car – about 05 hours - Meals: breakfast and dinner inlcuded

Accommodation
Centrest *** (Ranomafana)

Day 4: Hiking in the Ranomafana National park

Early in the morning, you will hike for approximately three hours in the forest of Ranomafana national Park with a knowledgeable Local guide. This park is rich in fauna and flora; it shelters different species of lemurs and interesting vegetation, which are endemic. In the afternoon, a visit of a typical “Tanala village” or “Forest dwellers” will be scheduled. The culture and the everyday life of the local people are shown in here.

Hiking: about 03 hours - Meals: breakfast and dinner inlcuded

Visited:
Ranomafana
Accommodation
Centrest *** (Ranomafana)

Day 5: Ranomafana – Fianarantsoa: On the way to the Capital of Betsileo

The morning of this day will be off. So you can take advantage of the thermal swimming pool or just relax at the hotel with the natural wind that the area offers. In the afternoon you will depart for Fianarantsoa. On the way you can admire the beautiful landscape and the terraced rice fields. Some typical Betsileo houses are also seen along the mountain.

Meals: breakfast and dinner inlcuded

Visited:
RanomafanaFianarantsoa
Accommodation
Hotel La Rizière (Fianarantsoa)

Day 6: Meeting with the Population

This day will be free on your own. So you can optionally spend it by a good relaxation at the hotel or by visiting the city and its population. A visit of some factories such as wine factory and tea fermentation factory can also be undertaken. Otherwise you can go for an excursion in Vohimasina, which is a royal village on the edge of Matsiatra River. For that you will make some walk and visit the high town, go through the battlefield and rice paddies. This will also be an opportunity for you to meet with Betsileo population with their everyday life. After the activities you can return at the hotel.

​Meals: breakfast and dinner inlcuded

Visited:
Fianarantsoa
Accommodation
Hotel La Rizière (Fianarantsoa)

Day 7: Meeting with the Ring Tailed Lemurs

After breakfast, you will go on to Ranohira. On the way, you will make a stop at Anja Private Park which is managed by the village community. During the visit the legend of « the three brothers » will be told by the local guide. This will also be an opportunity for you to meet with Catta lemurs which offer joyful welcoming! Then, you will continue to Ranohira where the landscape changes and becomes gradually barren.

Distance: 335 km by car – 06 hours - Meals: breakfast and dinner inlcuded

Accommodation
Isalo Ranch (Ranohira)

Day 8: Hiking through the Eroded Rock Formation

The village of Ranohira is the gateway to all excursions at Isalo national park, which is a huge sandstone massif, eroded at Jurassic time. You will hike in the park through the Baras tombs, the botanical garden, and the point of view that thereafter ends by the natural swimming pool of the limpid waters.

Meals: breakfast and dinner inlcuded

Visited:
Isalo National Park, Ranohira
Accommodation
Isalo Ranch (Ranohira)

Day 9: Meeting with the Nomads

After breakfast, you will take the national road n°7 and head to Ifaty by passing through Ilakaka, a small market town of Sapphire diggers. Baobabs and multicolored Mahafaly tombs will accompany you along the way. At your arrival in Toliara, you will visit a private botanical reserve called “Arboretum d’Antsokay”. After having lunch at the place, you will move on to Ifaty which is a fishing village of Vezo nomads.

Distance: 280 km by car – 05 hours - Meals: breakfast and dinner inlcuded

Visited:
RanohiraIfaty
Accommodation
Bamboo Club (Ifaty)

Day 10: Relaxing and Free Time

You will have these three days free on your own, so you can take advantage of the beautiful beach of Ifaty. Otherwise, lots of activities are  proposed to clients such as snorkelling, fishing, and visiting the tortoise village. Therefore, you can optionally follow these interesting activities.

Meals: breakfast and dinner inlcuded

Visited:
Ifaty
Accommodation
Bamboo Club (Ifaty)

Day 11: Day at leisure

You will have these three days free on your own, so you can take advantage of the beautiful beach of Ifaty. Otherwise, lots of activities are  proposed to clients such as snorkelling, fishing, and visiting the tortoise village. Therefore, you can optionally follow these interesting activities.

​Meals: breakfast and dinner inlcuded

Visited:
Ifaty
Accommodation
Bamboo Club (Ifaty)

Day 12: Snorkeling and fishing in Ifaty

You will have these three days free on your own, so you can take advantage of the beautiful beach of Ifaty. Otherwise, lots of activities are  proposed to clients such as snorkelling, fishing, and visiting the tortoise village. Therefore, you can optionally follow these interesting activities.

Meals: breakfast and dinner inlcuded

Visited:
Ifaty
Accommodation
Bamboo Club (Ifaty)

Day 13: Back to the Capital City

After these few days of discovery and relaxation, you will return toward Antananarivo. Then, according to your flight schedule, you will be transferred to the airport of Toliara where you take the flight to the capital. At your arrival you will be picked up and brought to the hotel.

Flight duration: 01h30min - Distance: 27 km by car - about 45 min depending on the traffic jam - Meals: breakfast and dinner inlcuded

Visited:
IfatyToliaraAntananarivo
Accommodation
Ny Andrin'ny Soa (Antananarivo)

Day 14: Amazing Visit of Ambohimanga

In the morning, you will go to Ambohimanga, the cradle of the Merina monarchy. There, the history of Madagascar will be brought closer. After that, you will make a city tour to discover the old architecture of the capital from the top end of the town and the administrative buildings and right after that, you will purchase some souvenir items at the craft market. Then, you will go back to the hotel.

Distance: 20km by car – about 45 min - Meals: breakfast and dinner inlcuded

Visited:
Antananarivo
Accommodation
Ny Andrin'ny Soa (Antananarivo)

Day 15: Departure to the Country of Destination

After a pleasant stay in Madagascar with full of new memories and pictures, you will go back to the country of your destination. So, according to your flight’s schedule, you will be transferred to Ivato International Airport and takeoff. With our gratitude, we will say “Thank you” and hopefully we shall meet again soon in Madagascar. Have a safe flight back home!

Meals: Dinner included

Visited:
Antananarivo

Antananarivo Ambatolampy Antsirabe Ranomafana Fianarantsoa Fianarantsoa Ranohira Isalo National Park Ifaty Toliara

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. $2,290 / 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 with an English speaking driver during the tour
  • All transfers
  • Local guide and entrance fees in parks mentioned in the program

Not included in price:

  • Long haul air tickets and taxes
  • The Visa fees of around £ 23  that you should pay at the airport
  • Domestic flight from Toliara to Antananarivo
  • Tips and extra personal items
  • All lunches
  • All activities during the days off

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