SOUTH- EAST- SAINTE MARIE  Route – 20 days   

Directions: Antananarivo – Antsirabe – Ambositra – Ifasina – Ranomafana –Fianarantsoa – Ambalavao – Ranohira – Tuléar –Ifaty – Antananarivo – Andasibe – Akanin’ny Nofy –Tamatave- Soanierana Ivongo – Sainte Marie – Antananarivo

 

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 for Antsirabe. On the road, panoramic view of terraced rice fields and also the tombs of the high land of Madagascar. Stop in to visit a  handcrafted aluminum pots factory in Ambatolampy and visit of the city. Continue to Behenjy for lunch. Arrival in Antsirabe in the afternoon. Visit of the City of Water and some workshops of artisans in Madagascar.
Night and lodging in hotel.

Breakfast at the hotel.
Before leaving for Ambositra visit of the Avenue of Antsirabe in rickshaw. Ambositra is the capital of Madagascar wooden crafts and sculpture. Visit of some craft shops in the city of Ambositra. Lunch. Afternoon free.
Night and lodging in hotel.

Breakfast at the hotel.
Departure early in the morning to reach the town of Antoetra. Trekking for around 2 hours to go to Ifasina, a Zafimaniry village. It is ranked among UNESCO oral heritage.
Lunch picnic. In the afternoon, return to Ambositra.
Night and lodging in hotel.

Breakfast at the hotel.
Moving to join the Ranomafana National Park. On the road, sightseeing of the Betsileo landscape with their typical architecture and rice planting. Lunch.
Night and lodging in hotel.

Breakfast at the hotel.
Visit of the National Park of Ranomafana. Ranomafana rainforest is known for the presence of endemic flora and fauna. For flora, there are different types of orchids and ferns. Several faunas are found in this park as different varieties of lemurs and chameleons. A visit lasting four hours or less.
Lunch. In the afternoon visit of the village of Ranomafana and its local market.
Night and lodging in hotel.

Breakfast at the hotel.
Departure early to reach the capital of the Catholic religion, Fianarantsoa. Continue to visit the workshop paper making “papier Antemoro” in Ambalavao and weaving silk.  Lunch. Continue to Ranohira-Ihosy through the town of Bara. Arriving late in the afternoon in Ranohira.
Night and lodging in hotel.

Breakfast at the hotel.
Departure by car to go to the Isalo National Park. A one-day visit to admire the fauna and flora in the park, and also the natural pools. The park is known for its diverse landscape, and also the grand canyon. Lunch picnic free. Late in the afternoon, sunset in the famous “window of Isalo”.
Night and lodging in hotel.

Breakfast at the hotel.
Departure for the deep south of Madagascar. Sight of the first baobab in south of the country. Admiration of the arid landscape of southern and Mahafaly tombs. Lunch in Tulear. Visit of shell market and the city. Continue to the fishing village where there is the most beautiful beach in the south, Ifaty.  Night and lodging in hotel.

Breakfast at the hotel.
Free days dedicated to the seaside. Possibility to visit dry forest reserves where baobabs bottles exist. Night and lodging in hotel.

Breakfast at the hotel.
Departure to Tulear airport to take the flight to the capital. Arrival in Antananarivo, welcome by the representative of the agency. Visit of the largest traditional market in the Indian Ocean and visit of the capital city. Lunch. Day use at the hotel to await transfer to the airport for international flight. Transfer to the airport and boarding formalities.

Breakfast at the hotel.
Departure for Andasibe. On the road, panoramic view of the road of the east of Madagascar. Stop in Marozevo to visit the private reserve of Peyreiras. Lunch at Moramanga. Then visit of the market and the city. Continue to the National Park of Andasibe. Night and lodging in hotel.

Breakfast at the hotel.
Early in the morning, departure to visit the special reserve of Mantadia. It is the only national park where you can find the biggest lemur of Madagascar, the Indri Indri. The park is also located in a wetland, and several flora and fauna found in this locality are endemic. After the free lunch, visit of the park Anamalazaotra. There, we can see more species of lemur.
Night and lodging in hotel.

Breakfast at the hotel.

Departure by car to continue to the east. Admiration of the typical landscape of the wetland of Madagascar. Arrival at the pier, transfer to a speedboat that takes us to the hotel passing through the lake Ravelobe and the “canal des Pangalanes”. Arrival at the hotel.

Night and lodging in hotel.

Breakfast at the hotel.

Visit of the “Palmarium”, a private park with various species of lemurs and the carnivorous plant Nepenthes. Lunch. Afternoon free.

Night and lodging in hotel.

Breakfast at the hotel.

Continuation to speedboat to go to the largest port of Madagascar, Tamatave. Crossing the “Canal des Pangalanes”. Lunch. Visit of the city of Tamatave and the market.

Night and lodging in hotel.

Breakfast at the hotel.

Road to the pier of Soanierana Ivongo leading to the port of Ile aux Mats, St. Marie. Lunch.

Night and lodging in hotel.

Free days dedicated to the beach and visit of the island of Sainte Marie.

Night and lodging in hotel.

Breakfast at the hotel.

Departure to the airport for the flight to the capital. Arrival in Antananarivo, welcome by the representative of the agency. Last purchase in the biggest craft market in the Indian Ocean.

Day use at the hotel to await transfer to the airport for international flight. Transfer to the airport and 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 – hotel – airport transfers

– 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