Admire lemurs on the rn7

12 Days | Antananarivo, Madagascar
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The lemur, an emblematic species of Madagascar, can be seen all over the big island whether in nature reserves, national parks or simply in their natural habitat, the tropical forest. The most fascinating thing about this tour is that it offers a possibility to discover the endemic species of the island but also to live an unforgettable stay in a dream place on a beautiful beach, far from all worries.

The trip starts by discovering the highlands with beautiful landscapes, and continues by visiting the famous Ranomafana National Park and the one and only tea plantation of Sahambavy. Then we take the road to Ranohira known for its famous natural rocky massifs.

The adventure continues to reach the seaside resort of Ifaty, a dream beach with turquoise water. The charm of Ifaty lies mainly in its immense lagoon and coral reef extending over nearly 40 km.

Highlights of the tour:

v  Discovery of the city and visit of the historical sites of Antananarivo on the way back.

v  Discovery of the Highlands: From the Capital to Antsirabe

v  Visit of lakes Tritriva and Andraikiba

v  Visit Ranomafana National Park

v  Exploring the magnificent Sahambavy tea plantation

v  Visit to the Anja Reserve

v  Discovery of the Sahambavy tea plantation

v  Discovery hike on the Isalo Park

v  Relaxation on the beautiful beach of Ifaty

ITINERARY

DAY 1: Antananarivo

DAY 2: Antananarivo - Antsirabe

DAY 3: Antsirabe - Ranomafana

DAY 4:Ranomafana - Sahambavy

DAY 5:Sahambavy - Ambalavao

DAY 6: Ambalavao - Ranohira

DAY 7:Ranohira: Visit of Isalo National Park

DAY 8: Ranohira - Ifaty

DAY 9 - 10: Ifaty

DAY 11: Ifaty - Antananarivo

DAY 12: Antananarivo - Country of origin

Specific information for the tour:

·         Tour of 12 days /11 nights

·         From 2 persons

·         Accommodation in comfort hotels and gites

·         4×4 vehicle with a good driver and a professional English, French, Italian or Spanish speaking guide according to your request.

·         Accessible all year round

Circuit Category

ADVENTURE, DISCOVERY, RELAXATION, CULTURE

Activities

-          Hiking by car and boat

-          Discovery of fauna and flora in national and private parks and reserves

-          Meeting and exchange with the local population

-          Various water sports activities

Group Size

Unlimited number, but at least 2 people for a guaranteed departure, if solo, you just have to pay the extra indicated in the program.

Regions

Highlands and South


Day 1: Arrival in Antananarivo

Our team will welcome you at Ivato airport on your arrival and provide your transfer to the hotel. Presentation of your program and delivery of your travel documents. Possibility to visit the city according to your flight schedule. Dinner and night at the hotel.

·         Duration: 30 min

·         Distance: 15 km

·         Accommodation: ROVA HOTEL or Similar

Day 2: Visit Lake Tritriva and Andraikiba

After breakfast, departure for Antsirabe, stop in Ambatolampy to meet the manufacturers of aluminum casseroles. In Antsirabe, have lunch at the restaurant, visit of the Tritriva lake, where a tree with an embracing trunk reminds the legend of two young people condemned for a love forbidden by their parents and who commit suicide in the old crater. Then move on to the volcanic lake of Andraikiba, located about 7 km west of the city, is certainly the best known of all. Its name comes from the cry of a young pregnant woman who drowned there during a swimming competition with her rival, organized by her own husband. The inhabitants of the surrounding area often enjoy telling other legends, as amusing and striking as each other. The lake closely resembles a circle 5 km in circumference, surrounded by a few tree seedlings and the remains of a nautical complex from the colonial era. Afterwards, take a trip to the water city in a rickshaw. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

·         Duration: About 4 hours

·         Distance: 170 km

·         Meals included: Breakfast

·         Accommodation: GREEN PARK HOTEL or similar

Day 3: Discovery of the Zafimaniry art.

Departure to Ranomafana after breakfast. On the road, we can admire the peasant cultivation technique of rice terraces. Lunch break in Ambositra with the visit of the Zafimaniry Arts workshop. Continuation of the trip to Ranomafana. Installation at the hotel. Night visit at the edge of the street to discover chameleons, nocturnal lemurs. Dinner and night at the hotel.

·         Duration: About 4 hours

·         Distance: 247 km

·         Meals included: Breakfast

·         Accommodation: IHARY HOTEL or similar

Day 4: Visit Ranomafana National Park

In the morning, after breakfast, visit of Ranomafana National Park. This Malagasy park, created in 1991, is located 65 kilometers northeast of the capital of the city of Fianarantsoa and covers nearly 41,601 hectares. More precisely, the Ranomafana Park lurks happily in the heart of the Namorona Valley. It is surrounded by mountainous massifs. The immense evergreen forest that surrounds it will only increase its charm. In the afternoon after lunch at the restaurant, direction to Sahambavy. It is a beautiful place to relax by its beautiful lake. You can still see the rice terraces of the Betsileo. You can also discover their daily life. Installation at the hotel. Dinner and night at the hotel.

·         Duration: About 1 h 30

·         Distance: 70 km

·         Meals included: Breakfast

·         Accommodation: LAC HOTEL or similar

Day 5: Visit of the tea plantation in Sahambavy

After breakfast, visit of the tea plantations where you will discover the cultural process and the making of tea. Tea tasting. Then we continue to Fianarantsoa (again on the national road RN7) "where one learns the good", small tour of the city to admire its historical remains. This locality is a copy of the city of Antananarivo. Indeed, Queen Ranavalona I had it built in the image of the Capital. After lunch at the restaurant, continuation of the trip to Ambalavao. Installation at the hotel. Discovery of the city: Antemoro paper making and silk workshop. Dinner and night at the hotel.

·         Duration: About 2 h 30

·         Distance: 70 km

·         Meals included: Breakfast

·         Accommodation: ZONGO HOTEL or similar

Day 6: Visit of the Anja Reserve

After breakfast, a few minutes from Ambalavao, on the road to Isalo, visit of the Community Reserve of Anja. This site is very attractive for its biodiversity, presence of lemurs such as the Lemur catta (Maki), reptiles such as chameleons, snakes. Here, we begin to get closer to the territory of the Bara. Lunch at the restaurant along the way. We enter by a road that crosses a vast prairie reminiscent of the movies about the American far west with cowboys and redskins. Arrival in Ranohira, Dinner and night at the hotel.

·         Duration: About 4 hours

·         Distance: 230 km

·         Meals included: Breakfast

·         Accommodation: CHEZ ALICE hotel or similar

Day 7: Ranohira: Visit of Isalo National Park

The Isalo National Park is a natural rocky massif with a very particular relief. Stroll in this setting dating from the Jurassic, alternating desert landscapes and green canyons. This day will be devoted to the visit of the Isalo National Park. We can take the circuit of the natural swimming pool and that of Namaza to access the blue and black pools as well as the nymph cascade for a swimming session. Night at the hotel.

·         Duration: Visit all day (but it depends on your physical capacity)

·         Meals included: Breakfast and Picnic lunch

·         Accommodation: CHEZ ALICE hotel or similar

Day 8: Travel to Ifaty

After breakfast, departure for the Antandroy territory. We will cross, at the edge of the RN7, Ilakaka, a small village that has become a city of several thousand inhabitants including Thai, Chinese, Sri Lankans, Brazilians, all attracted by the sapphire mines which are among the most beautiful in the world. Arrival in Toliara. Lunch at the restaurant. A visit to the Antsokay Arboretum is in the program; it is the showcase of the endemic fauna and flora typical of the South. Lunch at the restaurant in Toliara then destination Ifaty. Installation at the hotel. Dinner and night at the hotel.

·         Duration: About 5 hours

·         Distance: 265 km

·         Meals included: Breakfast

·         Accommodation :SUR LA PLAGE CHEZ CECILE hotelor similar

Day 9 and 10: Relaxation day in Ifaty

Free days: relaxation, swimming, diving, possibility to go for a ride in local pirogues, visit the fishing village, the baobab forest.... The hotelier can advise you.

·         Duration:2 days

·         Meals included: Breakfast

·         Accommodation : SUR LA PLAGE CHEZ CECILE hotelor similar

Day 11: Flight back to Antananarivo

After breakfast, transfer to Tulear airport, departure for the capital according to the flight schedule. Arrival in Antananarivo, our team will pick you up at the airport and transfer to the hotel. Lunch at the restaurant. Possibility to go to the craft market and discover the talents of Malagasy handicrafts. Dinner and night at the hotel.

·         Duration: 1 hour drive to Tuléar airport and 01 hour 30 flight time.

·         Distance: 40 km

·         Meals included: Breakfast

·         Accommodation: SAHAMALAZA or similar

Day 12: End of tour and return home

After breakfast, take the national road RN3 for a cultural and historical discovery by visiting the Royal Palace in Ambohimanga Rova. On the way,  stop to visit a centre that takes care of autistic children and young people. This is the Padre Pio Charity House, supported by our Tour Operator in its charitable activities. Depending on your flight schedule, possibility to discover Malagasy handicrafts at the dam market. Free dinner and meeting with our team. Day use at the hotel then transfer to the airport. Flight back to your home country.

·         Duration: All day

·         Distance: 20 km

·         Meals included: Breakfast and Dinner

·         Accommodation: SAHAMALAZA or Similar

Useful informations

Details

Minimun of 2 participants is required
Available Languages
English
Moderate: Partial refund if cancellation is within 5 days of booking

Included

Good to know

The price includes:

·         A good driver and a professional French, English, Italian or Spanish speaking guide according to your request throughout the trip, except in Ifaty.

·         One vehicle (4x4) with fuel throughout the trip, except in Ifaty

·         Accommodation with breakfast throughout the trip as indicated in the program, based on a double room (or similar).

·         Picnic lunch on Day 7 and Dinner on the last day (Day 12).

·         Entrances to the parks and sites indicated

·         Local guides and porters in the parks

·         Transfers (by car, by boat)

·         Tourist taxes and vignettes

·         One bottle of water per person per day

The price does not include:

·         International flights and the local flight from Tulear to Antananarivo.

·         Meals not specified in the benefits included

·         Activities with the mention "free" and other optional activities

·         Tips and drinks, extras and personal expenses

·         Your personal insurances

·         The price of the visa: +/- 35 €.

Meeting Point

Ivato airport, Antananarivo Madagascar

Upcoming Availibilities

25 Oct 2021 - 08:00  |  06 Nov 2021 - 08:00
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