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Your tour in Madagascar

The route of the “National Highway 7” to discover a variety of landscapes that justifies its reputation. The paved road winds through the hills and valleys of the highlands from Antananarivo to Antsirabe and then to Ambositra and Fianarantsoa, major town of Betsileo region to finally join the Mozambique Channel in Tulear. A canoe and walking loop let you appreciate the panorama of Betsileoʼ hills, and meet the villagers walking within few hours.
The visit of the Ranomafana National Park: an immersion rainforest that allows the observation of lemurs in the wild. We then join the south of the island across completely different landscapes, minerals and chaotic the Isalo National Park, and sapphire mines Ilakaka before reaching the Indian Ocean. On the way, three natural parks and reserves visited to meet lemurs and discover the beauty of the endemic flora of this biodiversity sanctuary.

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HIGHLITS

  • Transport. Minibus comfortable for 6 passengers to have all your flexibility for visits and photos.
  • Car and hike: We have built some of the steps for you to walk 2 to 3 hours by finding the car at the corner of a hill, or the corner of a rice field. One way to meet the villagers and appropriate the landscape.
  • Accommodation Hotels-bungalows along the entire route in DBL or TWN room with bathroom and toilet. The Standard is “middle-range” but we can provide, on your request, the European standart.
  • The N7: It runs through the highlands and near-desert landscapes south to reach the sea road, you can appreciate the villages and meetings every break, every step stages the country and its different ethnic groups..
  • Wildlife and people : Volcanoes, lemurs, rice fields, zebu, forests, canoes and villages on the way to south, and short detour to the east for the rain-forest of «Ranomafany».
  • A 10 days’ trip with possible extensions.

TRAVEL DIARY

Day 1: Tana – Antsirabe (170 km, 3 h30). Lunch on the way. Visit a cottage aluminum
smelter in Ambatolampy and photo stops “on demand” on the go. Visit Antsirabe (confectionery shops “local”, zebu horn sculpture, small cars, from recycling aluminum
cans, and stone). Dinner in Antsirabe. Overnight at hotel (DBL or TWN room, bathroom and toilet – breakfast).

Day 2: Antsirabe – Ambositra Ihasy : Morning “immersion” visit to a village of the highlands, beautiful scenery and lunch at the ecolodge Ihasy. Visit the public school and health center (possible donations appreciated and useful). Step-Antsirabe Ambositra (90 km, 2:00) and visit artisan workshops in Ambositra (inlaid). Dinner and overnight at the lodge “in sunny Mada” (DBL or TWN room, bathroom and toilet) in formula 1/2 pension.

Day 3: Ambositra – Fianarantsoa: Morning drive to Fianarantsoa (160 km, 3 h30), with lunch stop at the viewpoint of Ambohimasoa. lunch show (singing and dancing Madagascar) front of panorama, and ability to walk 2:00 (downhill and flat) to cross the
hamlets and meet the locals at work in the rice fields. Arrival in the afternoon in Fianarantsoa and visit. Dinner and overnight at hotel (DBL or TWN room, bathroom and toilet – breakfast).

Day 4: Fianarantsoa oxygenation Day to soak Betsileo landscape: down the river by canoe (3:00), picnic on the bank and walk 2:00 to cross the hamlets and meet the locals at work in the rice fields. We arrive at the tea plantation Sahambavy (possible week-day for visit), then transfer back to Fianar.
Dinner and overnight at hotel (DBL or TWN room, bathroom and toilet – breakfast).

Day 5: Fianarantsoa – Ranomafana – Ambalavao: In the morning, transfer to the National Park “Ranomafana” (70 km, 1 hour 30 minutes) by road. Guided morning hike (2:30) to observe lemurs in the national park. Lunch in the village and return to Fianarantsoa and Ambalavao (200 km, 4 h00) in the afternoon.
Dinner and overnight at hotel (DBL or TWN room, bathroom and toilet – breakfast).

Day 6 Ambalavao – Ranohira: Visit the paper mill “antaimoro” and then heading south (200 km, 3 h00) and the National Natural Park of Isalo. On the road, guided tour of the nature reserve of Anja (lemurs). Lunch on the way.
Dinner in Ranohira. Overnight at hotel (DBL or TWN room, bathroom and toilet – breakfast).

Day 7: Ranohira: Guided tour of the National Park “Isalo”. Natural pools. Lunch expected as Picnic.
Dinner in Ranohira. Overnight at hotel (DBL or TWN room, bathroom and toilet –
breakfast).

Day 8: De Tulear Ranohira (250 km, 4 h00) with the visit of a sapphire mine in the village of Ilakaka and the visit of the Arboretum Antsokay (beautiful) and lunch, transfer Tulear in the afternoon and continuation to Ifaty distant 30 km from the beach of Mangily.
Dinner in Mangily. Overnight in hotel bungalows “on the beach” (DBL or TWN room, bathroom and toilet – breakfast).

Day 9: Mangily: Rest day and Mangily beach. We recommend the tour “boat and snorkelling) proposed by the hotel (equipment) to discover the aquarium of the protected marine reserve. Meals in Mangily.
Overnight in hotel bungalows “on the beach” (DBL or TWN room, bathroom and toilet –
breakfast).

Day 10: Airport transfer and support for recording flight back to Tana (the flight is not included in our base price, but we can make you an offer).

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