The Makay Massif Madagascar Tours

The Makay Massif Madagascar Tours

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The Makay Massif Madagascar Tours

15 Days Starting and ending in Antananarivo, Madagascar

Visiting: Ambatolampy, Lake Tritriva, Antsirabe, Ambositra, Fianarantsoa, Ambalavao, Tsaranoro, Sacred Forest - Tsaranoro valley, Ihosy, Ranohira, ISALO RANCH, Isalo National Park, Beroroha, Makay, Aéroport de Tuléar, Antananarivo

Tour operator:

Madagascar Circuits Tours

Tour code:

MCT005

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

4 - 8

Physical rating:

High, Easy

Age range:

18-65

Special diets catered:

Meat, Halal, Vegetarians, Vegans

Tour operated in:
English , French
Activities:

Trekking

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Tour Overview

By choosing this Makay Massif Madagascar Tours, you follow national road 7 to explore the beautiful landscapes of the Malagasy highlands as well as many large cities such as Antsirabe, Ranomafana, Ambalavao Traranoro, Ranohira and Isalo. The Makay Massifs is a unique place that was only discovered in 2009 and is a paradise for those who love liberty, nature and trekking. Five days dedicated to Trekking in the Makay massifs, which is a work remarkable of nature. Accompanied by trackers and porters, we enter the massif to the south – West. This massif is made up of ruiniform yellow and red sandstones whose erosion has given birth of a veritable mineral fortress formed by a canyon of several hundred meters. Let's say that it is a true sanctuary of nature, with its deep and inaccessible valleys which constitute a real taste for adventure. With 8 hours on average per day of walking, the days do not present too many technical difficulties, no significant difference in altitude but it is still necessary to take into account sandy soil. When crossing between valleys and canyons, water flows in permanence. The temperature could reach up to +35°C. Overnight in bivouacs.

Highlights

  • Tsaranoro Valley

  • Isalo National Park

  • Makay Massif

  • Mahatigny Cave

Places You'll See

The Makay Massif Madagascar Tours

The Makay Massif Madagascar Tours

The Makay Massif Madagascar Tours

The Makay Massif Madagascar Tours

The Makay Massif Madagascar Tours

Itinerary

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Day 1 : Antananarivo

Location: Ivato International Airport

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Sky Blue Hotel

Meals Included: No Meals

Welcome and picked up at the airport then transfer and installation at the hotel.

Day 2 : Antananarivo - Antsirabe

Location: Ambatolampy, Lake Tritriva, Antsirabe

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Couleur Café

Meals Included: Breakfast

Departure in the morning, heading directly on national road 7 to reach the Vakinankaratra region. Known as the Southern route, from Antananarivo to Tuléar, a short stop in the small town of Ambatolampy will take place. Ambatolampy, capital of Mimosa (flowering in July/August) and recognized for the Ankaratra massif as the third highest point of the Big Island. The activity will be a visit to its foundries and artisanal distilleries. Night at hotel

Day 3 : Antsirabe - Tsaranoro

Location: Ambositra, Fianarantsoa, Ambalavao, Tsaranoro

Accommodation: Camp

Accommodation Name: Camp Catta

Meals Included: Breakfast

Departure early morning always taking the RN7 heading Tsaranoro village via Fianarantsoa City, the capital of the Betsileo country. Installation and night at the Camp.

Day 4 : Tsaranoro Valley

Location: Sacred Forest - Tsaranoro valley

Accommodation: Camp

Accommodation Name: Camp Catta

Meals Included: Breakfast

A day to explore the Tsaranoro Valley and Cameleon peak the hike is just beginning at the foot of the cliff, there are many acitivities to do in one day to observe chameleons and lemurs. Night always at the same Camp.

Day 5 : Tsaranoro - Ranohira

Location: Ihosy, Ranohira, ISALO RANCH

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Isalo Ranch

Meals Included: Breakfast

Departure in the morning for around four hours of driving towards
Ranohira, a small village of the Bara ethnic group at the foot of the Isalo Massif.
At the end of the day, a quick hop to the Isalo window to admire the sunset. Night at the hotel.

Day 6 : Isalo National Park

Location: Isalo National Park

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Isalo Ranch

Meals Included: Breakfast

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

Day 7 : Ranohira - Beroroha - Beronono

Location: Beroroha

Accommodation: Camp

Accommodation Name: Camping under Tent

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Departure early in the morning to reach Beronono, the last village at the gate of Makay.
Will be on the program for this great track day, admiration of the landscapes full savannah. Still following the chaotic track, we arrive at the foot of the massive. Night in tent.

Day 8 : The Makay Massif

Location: Makay

Accommodation: Camp

Accommodation Name: Camping under Tent

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Let's go to the first site which is the Mahatiny cave, the cave was the habitat of the first
occupying the Makay around the 80s, it was the Sakalava, pushed out by the Bara they
are located further west of the big island, rock art makes a beautiful decline in the cave and the most surprising thing is the presence of a water point inside Continuation towards the nearest village, Analamamy for the next bivouac

Day 9 : The Makay Massif

Location: Makay

Accommodation: Camp

Accommodation Name: Camping under Tent

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After a good breakfast, we resume the adventure, going from village to village then
from one stream to another, we arrive at a sacred lake Saririaka, if we translate it is
resembling the sea, why? When there is a lot of wind, waves form a little on the surface of the lake and the ancestors said that it looks like the sea.
Now it is sacred because the lake is inhabited by crocodiles, several taboos are impose but the most important thing is to respect them Camp next to the Lake

Day 10 : The Makay Massif

Location: Makay

Accommodation: Camp

Accommodation Name: Camping under Tent

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Early departure for the rest, this day will be dedicated to the canyon, Lots of endurance
physical but well-deserved frame. Our day always ends in a beautiful canyon
near Lake Anosilahy.

Day 11 : The Makay Massif

Location: Makay

Accommodation: Camp

Accommodation Name: Camping under Tent

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

This day will be a return trip to the same camp, from there we will make the ascent
for the beautiful viewpoint near Mount Manitsiila It will be a day dedicated to the landscape as far as the eye can see. In the middle of the day we
we arrive at the natural swimming pool and canyon of andranoviniry, only one word to describe it,
it is paradise!! After swimming we return to our starting camp.

Day 12 : The Makay Massif

Location: Makay

Accommodation: Camp

Accommodation Name: Camping under Tent

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Back to the village of Beronono and yes, we return to the first village in order to
get back on the road the next day, breathtaking views and a few lakes passage, the most beautiful of all is Lake Anosilahy, if we have good equipment, we can
admire the large flying foxes which occupies a small forest next to this lake. Installation and night in tent.

Day 13 : Beronono - Beroroha - Ranohira

Location: Beroroha, Ranohira

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Isalo Ranch

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Back to Ranohira village by taking the track and the ferry passage. Night at the hotel.

Day 14 : Ranohira - Tuléar - 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. Overnight at the hotel

Day 15 : Antananarivo

Location: Antananarivo, Ivato International Airport

Meals Included: Breakfast

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

What's Included

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation & Hotels & Camping in Makay Massif

  • Additional Services

    Accommodation & Hotels. Fees & entrance mentioned on the program and fees for local guides, National Park as well as all other small visits. Taxes, ferry crossings, etc....

  • Airport Transfers at Destination

    Internal flight

  • Fully Guided

    Accommodation of the accompanying driver-guide (meals, accommodation, compensation and miscellaneous expenses).

  • Transport

    4WD rental car The fuel

What's Not Included

Lunch and dinner except during the trekking in Makay Massif Drinks and mineral water

Mode of Transport

Private 4WD vehicle, Ferry

Accommodation

Hotel, Camping

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  • What is the maximum group size?

    The maximum Group size is 12pax

  • Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

    Children over 5 years old are allowed to participate in the 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

  • Is the tour coach air conditioned?

    Our cars are equipped with air conditioning

  • Will there be an escort accompanying this tour?

    All our tours are accompanied by an experienced guide

  • What currencies are required for this tour?

    The currencies used in this tour are Euros and US Dollars

  • Are airport transfers included in this tour?

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

  • Are all entrance fees included in the price?

    All entrance fees are included in the price

  • Are flights included in this tour?

    Internal flights are included in this Tour

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