The Discovery Tour of Malagasy Highland

The Discovery Tour of Malagasy Highland

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The Discovery Tour of Malagasy Highland

15 Days Starting and ending in N52, Antananarivo, Madagascar

Visiting: Lemurs Park, Ampefy, Geysers d'Andranomandroatra Analavory, Les Chutes de la Lily, Antsirabe, Lake Tritriva, Ambositra, Antoetra, Ranomafana, Ranomafana National Park, Fianarantsoa, Ambalavao, Tsaranoro, Sacred Forest - Tsaranoro valley, Ranohira, Isalo National Park, Toliara, Mangily, Ifaty, Reserve Reniala, Aéroport de Tuléar, Antananarivo

Tour operator:

Madagascar Circuits Tours

Tour code:

MCT003

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

6 - 18

Physical rating:

Low, Easy

Age range:

6-75

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians, Vegans, Meat, Halal

Tour operated in:
English , French
Activities:

Sightseeing

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Tour Overview

The Big Island is not only sumptuous beaches, natural reserves rich in endemic fauna and flora... it is also made up of the central highlands with breathtaking landscapes, diverse cultures and customs to discover along the different touristic Tour that we offer you. Once you land in the capital Antananarivo or “The City of Miles”, start traveling through the central Malagasy highlands from your hotel to the famous sites and villages along the RN1, RN43 and RN7.

Highlights

  • Lemurs Park

  • Anjà Park Reserve

  • Tsaranoro Valley

Places You'll See

The Discovery Tour Of Malagasy Highland

The Discovery Tour Of Malagasy Highland

The Discovery Tour Of Malagasy Highland

The Discovery Tour Of Malagasy Highland

The Discovery Tour Of Malagasy Highland

Itinerary

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Day 1 : Antananarivo

Location: Ivato International Airport

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Sakamanga

Meals Included: No Meals

Reception and pick-up at the airport then transfer and installation at the hotel

Day 2 : Antananarivo - Ampefy

Location: Lemurs Park, Ampefy

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Farihy Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast

Departure in the morning heading west on the Rn1, two and a half hours of quiet road which crosses vast rice fields lined with traditional brickworks before weaving between cracked hills or wooded Tapia, shrubs with tangy and refreshing fruits and whose leaves are used to feed the local silkworms. A short stop on the road to visit Lémurs Park which is a private reserve located 25km from Tana, near the Katsaoka River. You will find birds, medicinal plants, reptiles and especially Lemurs (Black and White Lemur, Common Brown Lemur, Coquerel's Sifaka, Crowned Sifaka, Oriental Bamboo Lemur, Mongoose Lemur and Ring-tailed Lemur), then continuation passing by the andranomandroatra geyser. Night at the hotel.

Day 3 : Ampefy - Antsirabe

Location: Geysers d'Andranomandroatra Analavory, Les Chutes de la Lily, Antsirabe

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Couleur Café

Meals Included: Breakfast

AMPEFY: “where there is an enclosure”, a small peaceful locality in this volcanic region which lives mainly from agriculture thanks to this very fertile land but also fishing through the presence of the Itasy crater lake giving the name of the region . Lake Itasy is the third largest lake in Madagascar and in the middle stands a pretty islet, called the Virgin Island, which is the center of gravity of Madagascar. Apart from that, you can discover the beautiful lily falls.
In the afternoon, departure towards the town of Antsirabe using the RN43, then the famous RN7. Night at the hotel.

Day 4 : Antsirabe - Ambositra

Location: Lake Tritriva, Ambositra

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Artisan

Meals Included: Breakfast

A short passage to the volcanic Tritriva Lake in the morning, magnificent landscapes, superb valleys, villages and hills then continuation of the road to the town of Ambositra for around two hours by car after having fully enjoyed of Antsirabe City. Overnight at the hotel

Day 5 : Zafimaniry Village

Location: Antoetra, Ambositra

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Artisan

Meals Included: Breakfast

Today, we are going to meet a typical village in the heart of the forest with its inhabitants who welcome you with open arms. On the program, a hike in the country of Zafimaniry which is classified as a UNESCO world heritage site to discover this magnificent village which was located in a valley through the mountains. The Zafimaniry are master wood carvers renowned throughout Madagascar, whose particular and exceptional architecture, they produce incomparable rosewood crafts. In addition, a meeting with the local population of thousands of souls will fully immerse you in other modes of culture and unique customs. Night at the same hotel

Day 6 : Ambositra - Ranomafana

Location: Ranomafana

Accommodation: Lodge

Accommodation Name: Setam Lodge

Meals Included: Breakfast

In the morning visit precious wood craft workshops, then continue on national road 7, towards Ranomafana, the village at the foot of the national park for around four hours drive, a village located on the slopes of a mountain green with forests. Visit from the surroundings of the small village. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 7 : Ranomafana National Park

Location: Ranomafana National Park, Fianarantsoa, Ambalavao

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Bougainvillées

Meals Included: Breakfast

Half a day of hiking in the Ranomafana National Park (Observation of lemurs, chameleon, several endemic plants, etc.). Continuation of the road in the afternoon, direction to Ambalavao City passing through the town of Fianarantsoa the capital of the Betsileo country. Night at the hotel

Day 8 : Ambalavao - Tsaranoro

Location: Tsaranoro

Accommodation: Camp

Accommodation Name: Camp Catta

Meals Included: Breakfast

In the morning visit the village park of Anjà to observe the famous Maki or ring-tailed lemurs, a short climb to the viewpoint and enjoy the landscape it offers then continue for around two hours by car to the foot of the Tsaranoro valley. Night at the Camp

Day 9 : Tsaranoro Valley

Location: Sacred Forest - Tsaranoro valley

Accommodation: Camp

Accommodation Name: Camp Catta

Meals Included: Breakfast

Half day to explore the Tsaranoro valley and the Chameleon Peak and the hike begins just at the foot of the cliff, there are many circuits to do to observe chameleons and lemurs, natural swimming pool.
Free afternoon. Night always at the same Camp.

Day 10 : Tsaranoro - Ranohira

Location: Ranohira

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Isalo Ranch

Meals Included: Breakfast

Departure in the morning for around four hours of good driving towards Ranohira, a small village of the Bara ethnic group at the foot of the Isalo Massif.

Day 11 : Isalo National Park

Location: Isalo National Park

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Isalo Ranch

Meals Included: Breakfast

The Isalo National Park offers numerous hikes through magnificent and grandiose ruiniform landscapes, exceptional nature, with surprising and varied fauna and flora. Site to visit (Natural swimming pool, ridges, black and blue swimming pool, Namaza canyon, nymph waterfall). Walks through the canyons and ridges of the Park, hikes, swimming in natural pools. Night at the same hotel.

Day 12 : Ranohira - Ifaty

Location: Toliara, Mangily

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Bamboo Club

Meals Included: Breakfast

Departure for Tuléar, the city of the sun. On the road you admire the typical tombs
of the Mahafaly. Lunch in Tuléar then departure for around 30 minutes of good road to reach the village of Ifaty with its beautiful lagoons. Overnight at the hotel.
Relaxation, relaxation and idleness on the beautiful beach of Ifaty.

Day 13 : Ifaty

Location: Ifaty, Reserve Reniala

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Bamboo Club

Meals Included: Breakfast

Possible activities: Whale Safari (Scheduled from July until mid-November on Ifaty), diving and snorkelling, traditional canoe trip, visit to the Reniala Baobabs reserve, ect… Night at the same hotel.

Day 14 : Ifaty - Tulear - Antananarivo

Location: Aéroport de Tuléar, Antananarivo

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Sakamanga

Meals Included: Breakfast

Transfer to the airport then flight to Tana by the flight which connects Tuléar to Tana. Overnight at the hotel

Day 15 : Antananarivo - Backhome

Location: Ivato International Airport

Meals Included: Breakfast

Visit and short tour of the capital, purchase of souvenirs then transfer to the airport according to the schedule of your flight back

What's Included

  • Accommodation

  • Additional Services

  • Airport Transfers at Destination

  • Fully Guided

  • Insurance

  • Transport

  • Transport

    Fuel

What's Not Included

  • Meals

    Lunch and Dinner

  • Optional

    Drink and mineral water

Mode of Transport

Private vehicle, Internal flight

Accommodation

Bungalow & Hotels

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  • Are all entrance fees included in the price?

    All entrance fees are included in the price

  • What currencies are required for this tour?

    The currencies used in this tour are Euros and US Dollars

  • Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

    Children over 5 years old are allowed to participate in the tour

  • What is the maximum group size?

    The maximum Group size is 12pax

  • Will there be an escort accompanying this tour?

    All our tours are accompanied by an experienced guide

  • Are flights included in this tour?

    Internal flights are included in this Tour

  • Is the tour coach air conditioned?

    Our cars are equipped with air conditioning

  • Are airport transfers included in this tour?

    Yes, Airport-Hotel-Airport Transfers are included in this tour

  • Will I know the names and details of all the accommodation before I depart?

    Yes the names and details of all accommodation are known before your departure

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