Malagasya Travel

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Arrival (See Getting There for more details)

Arrival (See Getting There for more details)

  • You'll be collected from the airport.
  • Accommodation before the tour starts can be arranged for an extra cost.

Day 1

Arrival in Antananarivo

Arrival in Antananarivo

Welcome to Madagascar! Today you'll land at the international airport of Tana. After all formalities and money exchange, your English-speaking tour guide will welcome you. You will then be transferred to your hotel, which is located in the city centre. The rest of the day will be at your disposal.

Main Destination:
Antananarivo (City)
Accommodation:
Hotel La Villette
  • Mid-range hotel located in Antananarivo (City)
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • Drinks not included

Day 2

Drive to the Rickshaw City (170km / 6h)

Drive to the Rickshaw City (170km / 6h)

Today, you will begin your program with a copious breakfast. Your driver will pick you up at your hotel and you will drive southward. On your way to Antsirabe, you will pass by typical red-mudded houses which represent Malagasy identity and origins. Before reaching your hotel, you are invited to attend a pot manufacturing, Malagasy pots made in aluminium. Late in the afternoon, you will refresh at your hotel and look forward to dinner.

Main Destination:
Antsirabe (City)
Accommodation:
Arotel
  • Mid-range hotel located in Antsirabe (City)
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • Drinks not included

Day 3

Drive to Miandrivazo (220km / 7h)

Drive to Miandrivazo (220km / 7h)

After an extensive breakfast, you are invited for an exciting Rickshaw city tour. After the visit, you will take national road 34 to reach Miandrivazo. After a few kilometres, you will make a stop in Betafo where you will make a hike and visit a school. You will then take the road again to Miandrivazo. Your foreseen arrival is at the end of the afternoon.

Main Destination:
Miandrivazo (Town)
Accommodation:
Eden De La Tsiribihina
  • Mid-range lodge located in Miandrivazo (Town)
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • Drinks not included

Day 4

Meeting with the Famous Fossa (296km / 8h)

Meeting with the Famous Fossa (296km / 8h)

Today, you will head to Kirindy. Several stops are planned to stretch your legs and admire the beautiful landscapes of the western part of Madagascar. Before dinner, you are invited to make a nocturnal visit to the reserve of Kirindy. During the visit, you will discover several species of microbes (berthae and murinus), snakes and the famous Hypogeomys antimena also known as Vositse (giant rat), an endemic species of the western part of Madagascar.

Main Destination:
Kirindy Forest
Best Time To Visit October and November (Fossa mating season)
High Season July and August (Some of the trails get busy)
Best Weather May to September

Wildlife in Kirindy Forest

Accommodation:
Relais Du Kirindy
  • Mid-range lodge located outside Kirindy Forest
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • Drinks not included

Day 5

Reserve of Kirindy - Road to Morondava

Reserve of Kirindy - Road to Morondava

After an early breakfast, you will visit the reserve of Kirindy. You will meet the famous Cryptoprocta ferox also known under the name of Fossa, many species of lemurs like the sifaka (Propithecus vereauxii), red-fronted brown lemur (Eulemur fulvus rufus), several species of couas (Coua cristata and couas gigas), the Paradyse flycatcher, the famous narrow-striped mongoose (Mungotictis decemlineata). In terms of flora, you will find baobabs here, young palissandres. You will head back to Morondava after the visit. At the end of the afternoon, you will pass by the famous avenue of the baobabs, where you will be able to feel the mystical atmosphere which reigns under the Malagasy sky. You should not miss a picture of the "Grandidieri adansonia". " It belongs to one of the seven species of baobab trees in Madagascar. The sunset here offers not only beautiful photo motifs but also a magnificent colour show.

Main Destination:
Morondava (Town)
Accommodation:
Renala Au Sable D'or
  • Mid-range hotel located Morondava (Town)
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • Drinks not included

Day 6

Morondava - Antsirabe (499km / 12h)

Morondava - Antsirabe (499km / 12h)

Today is dedicated to the return journey to the colonial city of Antsirabe. At several points, you will make photo stops to enjoy the beautiful scenery and have the opportunity to stretch your legs. You will reach the colonial city in the late afternoon.

Main Destination:
Antsirabe (City)
Accommodation:
Arotel
  • Mid-range hotel located in Antsirabe (City)
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • Drinks not included

Day 7

Road to Ambalavao (203km / 7h)

Road to Ambalavao (203km / 7h)

After an extensive breakfast, you'll head to Ambalavao today. After your arrival, you can participate in a cultural and interesting city tour. You will visit a paper factory that produces paper from the Havoha tree. This kind of production is originally from Arab businessmen. Finally, you will be taken to your hotel. The rest of the day is spent at your free disposal.

Main Destination:
Ambalavao (City)
Accommodation:
Hotel Tsienimparihy
  • Budget hotel located in Ambalavao (City)
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • Drinks not included

Day 8

Heading to the Bara Land (224km/6h)

Heading to the Bara Land (224km/6h)

Today, you're heading to Ranohira. On the way, you will visit Anja Park, where the kattas can be found. Afterwards, you'll continue to Ranohira. On the way to Ihosy, you will experience an impressive change from the terraced highlands to the dry region of the south at the huge granite formation "Gateway of the South". Past the Bishop's Hat, a holy place of the people living here, you will reach your destination for today, the village of Ranohira in the Isalo mountains, via the treeless plateau of Ihorombe. At the end of the afternoon, you can admire the impressive sunset from the window of Isalo. The evening atmosphere at the window of Isalo and its surroundings is unique.

Main Destination:
Isalo National Park
Best Time To Visit May to October (Cooler, sunny days)
High Season July, August and December (The park is busy)
Best Weather June to August

Wildlife in Isalo NP

Accommodation:
Isalo Ranch
  • Mid-range lodge located just outside Isalo NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • Drinks not included

Day 9

National Park of Isalo

National Park of Isalo

Ranohira is famous for the Isalo National Park. A day trip through the sandstone formations is worthwhile today. The rugged mountain landscape with bizarre rock formations and caves is especially attractive. Despite the dry climate, streams with crystal clear water run through the deep gorges and provide small green oases. Let yourself be impressed by the spectacular mountain landscape with rocks that shimmer in colour and enjoy this unique landscape that will catch your eye. The gorges and deep canyons carry the water during the dry season and are considered the irrigation of the Park. After the impressive hike, a beautifully laid-out, natural swimming pool awaits you.

Main Destination:
Isalo National Park
Accommodation:
Isalo Ranch
  • Mid-range lodge located just outside Isalo NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • Drinks not included

Day 10

Road to the Rainforest of Ranomafana(342km/ 8h)

Road to the Rainforest of Ranomafana(342km/ 8h)

Today, the road leads us to Ranomafana, where the famous national park is located. Ranomafana is one of the last mountain forests in the world and offers all nature lovers many spectacular views, which will certainly be unforgettable. Ranomafana National Park is home to many animal and plant species, many of which are now threatened with extinction. In the evening, a night hike along the forest is on the program.

Main Destination:
Ranomafana National Park
Best Time To Visit August to November (Less rainfall)
High Season July, August and December (The park is busy)
Best Weather April, May, September and November

Wildlife in Ranomafana NP

Accommodation:
Hotel Centrest
  • Mid-range hotel bordering Ranomafana NP without fences
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • Drinks not included

Day 11

National Park of Ranomafana and Return Back to Antsirabe (270km / 7h)

National Park of Ranomafana and Return Back to Antsirabe (270km / 7h)

Before your departure, an impressive visit to the national park of Ranomafana is proposed to you today. Through a large circular walk, you will discover the secrets of the park. This place hosts various species of lemurs like the golden bamboo lemur 'Hapalemur aureus', the famous Varecia variegata also known as varika. You will also discover many other species of animals such as the mantella and Trachelophorus giraffe. Afterwards, you will leave in direction of Antsirabe. Several stops are planned to stretch the legs and enjoy the landscape. Your arrival is foreseen in the afternoon.

Main Destination:
Antsirabe (City)
Accommodation:
Arotel
  • Mid-range hotel located in Antsirabe (City)
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • Drinks not included

Day 12

Road to Andasibe (296km)

Road to Andasibe (296km)

Today, you will leave for Andasibe, towards the east where the Perinet Reserve is located. There are many species of lemurs active during the day and night. You'll arrive in the afternoon. The evening can end with a night hike in the forest searching for nocturnal animals. Frogs, chameleons and other nocturnal animals will accompany you in their nocturnal activities.

Main Destination:
Andasibe-Mantadia National Park
Best Time To Visit August to November (Less rainfall)
High Season July to August and December (The park is busy)
Best Weather April, May, October and November

Wildlife in Andasibe-Mantadia NP

Accommodation:
Grace Lodge Andasibe
  • Budget hotel located just outside Andasibe-Mantadia NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • Drinks not included

Day 13

Andasibe National Park

Andasibe National Park

After a hearty breakfast, you will set out to visit the impressive National Park of Andasibe and get a feel for this natural environment. Here you will look for the indris, the largest living lemur. An indri concert is one of the highlights of this trip and this national park is the best place to participate in this magical and unique experience. Apart from the indris, you will admire the biodiversity that the park offers. Endemic plants as well as other animal species like geckos and other lemurs are also worth seeing in the park. After lunch, you will head to the famous Vakona Reserve. You will discover an island with lemurs and a park with crocodiles. This small reserve is pleasant to visit. The lemurs are used to tourists and let themselves be approached. One or the other of them likes to give in spectacle their agility as the Varecia variegata, you will also discover other species of lemurs as the brown lemurs.

Main Destination:
Andasibe-Mantadia National Park
Accommodation:
Grace Lodge Andasibe
  • Budget hotel located just outside Andasibe-Mantadia NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • Meals at own expense
  • Drinks not included

Day 14

Andasibe – Antananarivo (142km/ 5h)

Andasibe – Antananarivo (142km/ 5h)

After breakfast, you will return to the capital. On the way, you will have an hour's visit to the private farm Peyrieras "Madagascar Exotic". In Madagascar, there are about 3000 different species of butterflies. The biggest butterfly on earth is the comet with a wingspan of 30 cm, which you can admire very closely today with a little luck. You can also see almost all chameleon species of Madagascar as well as lizards, snakes, bats and other animals. Your arrival is expected in the afternoon.

Main Destination:
Antananarivo (City)
Accommodation:
Hotel La Villette
  • Mid-range hotel located in Antananarivo (City)
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • Drinks not included

Day 15

Flight Home

Flight Home

Your journey ends today. Before your departure, you are invited to an informative visit to the Andohalo Photography Museum. Here you will discover the history of the highlands during the royal era. After the tour, you will visit the colourful local markets where you can buy some souvenirs. Finally, you will be driven to the airport.

Main Destination:
No major destination visited
Accommodation:
No accommodation (End of tour)
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • Drinks not included

End of tour (See Getting There for more details)

End of tour (See Getting There for more details)

  • Additional accommodation can be arranged for an extra cost.
  • You'll be dropped off at the airport.

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