SOUTH- EAST- SAINTE MARIE  Route – 18 days  – 17 nights

Directions: Antananarivo – Antsirabe – Ambositra – Ranomafana –Fianarantsoa – Ambalavao – Ranohira – Tuléar –Ifaty – Antananarivo – Andasibe –Tamatave- Mahambo – Sainte Marie – Antananarivo

DAY 1: ANTANANARIVO

Arrival at Ivato. Steps for the visa. Guests are welcomed by our representative and transfer to hotel. Installation at the hotel.
Overnight at hotel.

DAY 2: ANTANANARIVO - ANTSIRABE

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.

DAY 3: ANTSIRABE - RANOMAFANA

Breakfast at the hotel.
Before departure to Ranomafana, visit Avenue Antsirabe in rickshaw. Stop in Ambositra, the capital of the Malagasy handicrafts and wood carving. Visit a few craft shops in the city of Ambositra. Affter
continuation to the village of Ranomafana. On the road, admiration of the Betsileo ethnic group landscape with architecture and culture of the rice.
Overnight at hotel.

DAY 4: RANOMAFANA - FIANARANTSOA

Breakfast at the hotel.
In the morning visit of Ranomafana National Park. Ranomafana rainforest is characterized by the presence of several endemic faunas and floras of the island. There are different types of flowers such as orchids and ferns. A great varieties of faunas also are found in this park as different as lemurs and chameleons. A visit will take 2-3 hours approximately. In the afternoon transfer to the capital of the Betsileo, Fianarantsoa. Visit of the old city classified world patrimony of UNESCO
Overnight at hotel.

DAY 5: FIANARANTSOA - RANOHIRA

Breakfast at the hotel.
Departure to Ambalavao to visit the workshop paper making Antemoro and silk. Then visit the private reserve Anja in Iaritsena for admiring the famous lemur catta. Then continuation to Ranohira through Ihosy the town of Bara ethnic. Arrival at the end of the afternoon in Ranohira.
Overnight at hotel.

DAY 6: RANOHIRA

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.

DAY 7: RANOHIRA – TULEAR - IFATY

Breakfast at the hotel.
Departure to the southern of Madagascar. View of the first south baobab. Admiring the arid landscape and tombs of the Mahafaly ethnic group. Stop in the national park Zombitse Vohibasia to see the southern baobabs. Then, continue to the fishermen's village where the most beautiful beach in the south is, Ifaty.
Accommodation at the hotel.

DAY 8: IFATY

Breakfast at the hotel.
Day off
Accommodation at the hotel.

DAY 9: IFATY - TULEAR - ANTANANARIVO (domestic flight)

Breakfast at the hotel
Transfer to the airport of Tulear to take the flight TULEAR - ANTANANARIVO.
Accommodation at the hotel.

DAY 10: ANTANANARIVO - ANDASIBE

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. Nocturnal visit in the national park of Andasibe.
Overnight at hotel.

DAY 11: ANDASIBE

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 Vakona reserve. Opportunity to see other species of lemurs and other animals.
Overnight at hotel.

DAY 12: ANDASIBE - TAMATAVE

Breakfast at the hotel
Departure to the capital economic of Madagascar, Tamatave. On the road, panoramic view of the East landscapeof the Big Island. Visit of the city.
Overnight at hotel.

DAY 13: TAMATAVE –MAHAMBO – SAINTE MARIE

Breakfast at the hotel
Departure to Mahambo. Transfer by boat to the island of Sainte Marie. We make a trip of 2-3 hours. Arrival on the island, transfer to the hotel.
Accommodation at the hotel.

DAY 14-15-16: SAINTE MARIE

Breakfast at the hotel
Free days
Accommodation at the hotel.

DAY 17: SAINTE MARIE - ANTANANARIVO (domestic flight)

Breakfast at the hotel
Transfer to the Sainte Marie airport to take the flight to the capital. Arrival in Antananarivo, the clients are received by the representative of the agency.
Accommodation at the hotel.

DAY 18: ANTANANARIVO - DEPARTURE

Breakfast at the hotel.
Visit of Antananarivo. Last purchase in the craft market. Transfer to the hotel.
Transfer to the Ivato airport to take the international flight. Boarding formalities

– 4×4 car (2-4pax) with French or English speaking driver
– Minivan (4-6pax) – bus (from 7pax) with driver
– All the fuel along the circuit
– Tourist taxes.
– Transfer airport – hotel – airport.
– Transfer hotel – port – hotel
– Local guides in national parks and nature reserves.
– Entry fees into national parks and nature reserves mentioned in the circuit.
– Rooms with breakfast.
-Transfer by public boat from Mahambo to Sainte Marie
– Half board in Sainte Marie with superior category hotel
– Half board from 7pax
– Picnic on day 6

– The visa
– Tips
– International flights and domestic flights
– Personal expenitures
– Drinks
– Lunch and / or dinner
– Airport taxes