EAST AND THE SOUTH Route – 12 days
Directions: Antananarivo – Andasibe – Antsirabe – Ambositra – Ranomafana – Fianarantsoa – Ambalavao – Ranohira – Tulear – Ifaty

ITINERARY

Arrival at Ivato airport. Formalities for the visa. Guests are welcomed by our representative and transfer to hotel. Installation at the hotel.
Night and lodging in hotel.

Breakfast at the hotel.

Departure to Andasibe. On the road, panoramic view of the East of the red island. Stop in Marozevo to visit the private reserve Peyreiras. Then visit the market and the city of Moramanga. Continuation to Andasibe National Park.

Overnight at hotel.

Breakfast at the hotel.

Departure early in the morning to visit the National Park Analamazaotra. It is the only national park where we can find the biggest lemur of Madagascar, the Indri indri. The park is also located in a wetland, so several floras and fauna found there are endemic to this region. In the afternoon, visit of Vakona reserve. We will have also have the opportunity to see other species of lemurs and other animals.

Overnight at hotel.

Breakfast at the hotel.

Departure to Antsirabe. On the road, panoramic view of the rice fields in steps and the tombs of the Highlands of Madagascar. Stop in Ambatolampy, to visit manufacturing aluminum pots. In the afternoon arrival in Antsirabe. Visit the City of Waters and some Malagasy craft workshops.

Overnight at hotel.

Breakfast at the hotel.

Before departure to Ambositra, visit of the avenue of Antsirabe in rickshaw. Ambositra is the capital of the Malagasy handicrafts and wood carving. Possibility to visit craft shops in the city of Ambositra. Then continuation till Ranomafana. On the road, admiration of the Betsileo landscape with architecture and culture of the rice.

Overnight at hotel.

Breakfast at the hotel.

Visit of the Ranomafana National Park, rainforest characterized by the presence of endemic fauna and flora of the island. There are different types of flowers such as orchids and ferns. Several faunas are found in this park as different varieties of lemurs and chameleons. A visit of four hours maximum. In the afternoon transfer to the capital of the Betsileo, Fianarantsoa. Sightseeing tours and historical monuments. It is important to note that the ancient city of Fianarantsoa is classified by UNESCO World Heritage Site

Overnight at hotel.

Breakfast at the hotel.

Departure to Ambalavao to visit the workshop paper making Antemoro and silk. Then visit the private reserve of Anja in Iaritsena to admire lemurs catta. Continuation to Ranohira-Ihosy through the town of Bara. Arrival at the end of the afternoon in Ranohira.

Overnight at hotel.

Breakfast at the hotel.

Leaving the hotel for a visit of the National Park of Isalo.  One day dedicated to visit and to admire the fauna and flora in the park with natural swimming pool, black and blue pool. The park is known for its diverse landscapes, and the Grand Canyon. Late in the afternoon, sunset in the famous “window of Isalo”.

Overnight at hotel.

Breakfast at the hotel.

Departure to the deep southern of Madagascar. View of the first baobab. Admiration of the arid landscape and ethnicity Mahafaly tombs. Stop in Tulear, visit of the market of the city. Continue to the village of fishermen for joining the beautiful Beach, Ifaty.

Overnight at hotel.

Breakfast at the hotel.

Day off.

Overnight at hotel.

Breakfast at the hotel.

Transfer to Tulear airport for the flight to the capital. Arrival in Antananarivo, customers are greeted by the representative of the agency. Then visit the capital “city of a thousand”.

Overnight at hotel.

Breakfast at the hotel.

Last purchase in the craft market, the largest market in the capital. Transfer to Ivato airport for international flight. Boarding formalities

END OF OUR SERVICE
* Activities during these days depend on the flight schedule and the air company.

INCLUDED

– Cars with fuel and driver who speaks english
– English speaking guide for tour groups
– Tourist thumbnails
– Airport transfers – hotel – airport
– Canoe / barge / speedboat
– Local guides in national parks and nature reserves
– Entrance fees at national parks and nature reserves mentioned in the circuit
– Hotel rooms including breakfast
– Insurance long stay in Madagascar

NOT INCLUDED

– Visa
– International flights and domestic flights
– Personal expenses
– Drinks
– Tips