Madagascar Combined Tours (Southern and Northwestern part)

Start: Antananarivo Finish: Antananarivo

Visiting: Antananarivo, Ifaty, Ranohira, Fianarantsoa, Antsirabe, Ankarafantsika, Mahajanga


Duration: 13 Nights

Physical rating: Medium

Special diets catered: Vegetarians, Vegans, Kosher

Tour Operator: Bio D Island

Group size: 2 - 12

Age range: 10-99

Tour operated in: English ,French


Prices From: $2642

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Tour Overview

This tour will take you to multiple amazing Malagasy places: beautiful beaches, biodiversity, culture, etc. You will discover: - Ifaty and Majunga Beaches – Isalo and Ankarafantsika National Parks – the Zafimaniry art shops (listed in the UNESCO cultural heritage) – the picturesque landscapes of the Highlands and the Madagascan Far West – the Mahafaly Plateau and its mysterious funerary arts

Places You'll See

Countries:
Isalo window
Aloalo
Majunga

Itinerary

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icon Day 1 : Antananarivo

Location: Antananarivo

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Dinner

Pick up at Ivato Antananarivo airport and transfer to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.

icon Day 2 : Antananarivo - Tuléar / Tuléar - Ifaty

Location: Ifaty

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Transfer to the airport and flight to Tulear. Reception and transfer to the hotel. Free stay in this famous destination where seaside tourism enthusiasts can enjoy the sun all year long, sandy beach, quad bike ride by the sea, boat trip, water sports, ... Overnight at the hotel . Included: Breakfast and Dinner. * Domestic flight Antananarivo - Tulear (between 150 euros and 250 euros) is not included in the tour price . You can book the flight yourself on https://tsaradia.com/ if you have a Mastercard or a Visa Card.

icon Day 3 : Ifaty

Location: Ifaty

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Free stay. Overnight at the hotel. Included: Breakfast and Dinner.

icon Day 4 : Ifaty-Ranohira

Location: Ranohira

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Departure for Ranohira. Stop for a visit of the Antsokay Arboretum which is the perfect place for flora lovers as there are about 900 plant species, which 90% are endemic. Continuation of road RN7 and appreciation of baobabs in the beautiful scenery of the spectacular Great South landscape. Crossing of the Mahafaly plateau and its numerous tombs surmounted by Aloalo (carved wooden posts). The Mahafaly tomb is a funerary art with representative drawings of the deceased's life. Overnight at the hotel. Included: Breakfast and Dinner.

icon Day 5 : Ranohira

Location: Ranohira

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day dedicated to the visit of Isalo national park. This ruiniform massif is a 80 000 ha protected area. It is above all the habitat of numerous species of fauna and flora scattered throughout the reserve. Apart from reptiles and lemurs, 77 species of birds live there, which 70% are endemic. Hiking in the canyons, and swimming in natural pools will also be in the program. For the more athletic, possibility to visit the reserve by bike (optional). Towards the end of the afternoon, admiration of the sunset through the Isalo Window, an opportunity to take some pictures postcard landscape. Overnight at the hotel. Included: Breakfast, Picnic Lunch, and Dinner.

icon Day 6 : Ranohira-Fianarantsoa

Location: Fianarantsoa

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Continuation to Fianarantsoa. Visit en route of the Anja village reserve which is a park created by the inhabitants of this place rich in biodiversity. We can observe the makis catta. 15km further north, stop at Ambalavao to visit an Antemoro papermaking workshop which is a local handicraft specialty based on avoha, a fibrous bark. Overnight at the hotel. Included: Breakfast and Dinner.

icon Day 7 : Fianarantsoa-Antsirabe

Location: Antsirabe

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Departure for Antsirabe. All along the road we will appreciate the beautiful traditional houses typical of the highlands. Arrival at Ambositra, visit of the workshops of the most famous Malagasy artisans; their know-how in marquetry and woodcarving better known as "art zafimaniry", are so sublime that one can leave the city of Ambositra only after buying their product as a souvenir. Overnight at the hotel. Included: Breakfast and Dinner.

icon Day 8 : Antsirabe-Antananarivo

Location: Antananarivo

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Continuation of the road towards the capital of Madagascar while contemplating the wonderful landscapes of the Highlands with their sumptuous valleys, small villages, and rice fields. Stop at Ambatolampy to discover the workshops of pots and aluminum kitchen utensils manufacturers. Overnight at the hotel. Included: Breakfast and Dinner.

icon Day 9 : Antananarivo-Ankarafantsika

Location: Ankarafantsika

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Departure towards the Northwestern part of Madagascar. All along the RN4, we will appreciate the beauty of the landscapes from the successive hills we are passing. Once arrived at Maevatanana, the gold paradise, we will meet gold panners in the area. This city is also one of the hottest on the island, in terms of temperature. Afterwards, we will cross on one of the longest bridges in the country, the Betsiboka River which is the longest in Madagascar. We will also have a nice view of waterfalls. Overnight at the hotel. Included: Breakfast and Dinner.

icon Day 10 : Ankarafantsika-Majunga

Location: Mahajanga

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

In the morning, visit of Ankarafantsika National Park. With its 136,513 ha, it is very rich in fauna and flora. We will discover there one of the rarest raptors in the world: the sea eagle of Madagascar also know as Ankoay, the brown maki, the Nile crocodile, some precious woods, the sacred lake Ravelobe. In the afternoon, continuation towards Majunga. Overnight at the hotel. Included: Breakfast and Dinner

icon Day 11 : Majunga

Location: Mahajanga

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Free time during which many excursions (red circus, sacred lake of Mangatsa, quad ride, ...) are possible. Majunga is best known for its 14m circumference baobab, who has lived since 8 centuries. In addition, you cannot miss there the famous place "Seaside", the most frequented tourist spot in this destination. Overnight at the hotel. Included: Breakfast and Dinner.

icon Day 12 : Majunga

Location: Mahajanga

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Free stay. Overnight at the hotel. Included: Breakfast and Dinner.

icon Day 13 : Majunga-Antananarivo

Location: Antananarivo

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Transfer to Majunga's airport and flight to Antananarivo. Pick up at Ivato airport and transfer to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel. Included: Breakfast and Dinner. * Domestic flight Majunga - Antananarivo (between 150 euros and 250 euros) is not included in the tour price . You can book the flight yourself on https://tsaradia.com/ if you have a Mastercard or a Visa Card.

icon Day 14 : Antananarivo-International flight

Location: Antananarivo

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast

Visit of the Dike craft market. Transfer to the airport for return international flight. Included: Breakfast.

What's Included

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    Meals – Half Board

    *Dinner only on the 1st day, and breakfast only on the last day

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    Accommodation

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    Entrance Fees

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    Airport Transfers at Destination

    All airport transfers are included

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    All Domestic Transportation (including internal flights)

    - Air conditioned vehicle (4WD or mini coach depending on the number of the participants) - Internal flights are EXCLUDED

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    Airport Transfers at Destination

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    Local Taxes

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    Accommodation

    Accommodation in 2- or 3-star hotels in general

What's Not Included

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    Country Entry Visas

    35 euros

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    Tipping and Gratuities

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    International Travel

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    Low Deposit

    Bio D Island requires a deposit of 30% to secure a place on this tour, and the final balance is not due till 30 days before departure..

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    Secure payments

    All payments to TourHub are deposited into an externally regulated Trust account.


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Reviews

From the South to the North
The tour was good and relaxed. It could be more intensive, but the problem is that local tourism in Madagascar is just developing, so there are not so many places ....more The tour was good and relaxed.

It could be more intensive, but the problem is that local tourism in Madagascar is just developing, so there are not so many places of interest and some of them are not available during certain seasons.

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Dmitry

14-Jan-2020

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