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The famous road to the south

  • Destination: Madagascar
  • Duration: 10 days
  • Price from: 1797

A wide variety of natural areas, mountains with lakes and spectacular canyons with waterfalls, deserts, coral reefs and beaches, evergreen rain forests with lemurs, an unique “space” landscapes and colorful local towns – Madagascar is a dream destination for nature and outdoor lovers – and half the fun is getting to all these incredible attractions.

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Day 1
Arrival at the international airport of Antananarivo. After immigration and customs formalities, meet and greet with your Russian or English speaking driver guide. Proceed to money exchange then transfer to the hotel which is situated in the city centre near the business area.
Overnight at LE LOUVRE HOTEL & SPA on half board.
Day 2
After breakfast, start the trip to the south, drive on to Antsirabe. Main stop at Ambatolampy, which is mainly known for its forging and foundry industry, famous for its production of kitchen utensils made of aluminum. Arrive at Antsirabe by lunch time. Then afternoon city tour on “Pousse pousse”, the famous means of transport to discover the region, and visit of the small handicraft fabrics.
Overnight at LA RESIDENCE CAMELIA on half board.
Day 3
Breakfast. Then head to the south, with main stop at Ambositra. On arrival, short city tour in town, famous for the woodcraft shops and typical art made of wood. Have lunch there, then continue the drive to the south east, late in the afternoon arrive at the village of Ranomafana.
Overnight at SETAM LODGE on half board.
Day 4
Morning expedition into the Ranomafana national park to spot
the best of wildlife species. Ranomafana is one of the most important wildlife sites and among the best rainforest reserves in this part of the region. The park is a part of the eastern corridor of the island, one of the best places to spot different endemic species such as lemurs; reptiles, frogs, invertebrates. This rainforest station shelters also many flora diversities
and large kind of medicinal plants.
Overnight at SETAM LODGE on half board.
Day 5
Leave Ranomafana and drive on to the south, passing through the big town of Fianarantsoa. Then Ambalavao where you will have lunch and visit the local paper factory, which allowed visitors to learn more about this famous paper “Antemoro paper”. Then another visit at the silk workshop to discover about spinning and weaving of wild silk using traditional methods.
After visits continue the drive to the south, to reach Isalo, the main village at the entry of the national park, you will arrive at destination by the end of the day.
Overnight at RELAIS DE LA REINE on half board.
Day 6
Today you will have a full day expedition into the Isalo National Park. This is among the best and most visited park in Madagascar, with astonishing landscapes made of natural massive rock uniform dating from the Jurassic era, with a typical and amazing wildlife species.
The visit begins by a morning trekking at the Canyon of Maki, then to the natural pool with picnic lunch.
Late in the afternoon, drive back to the lodge with a short stop at the sandstone window of Isalo to enjoy the sunset. A real post card that deserves the detour.
Overnight at RELAIS DE LA REINE on half board.
Day 7
Leave Isalo in the morning and head on to Tulear, the main town of the south. At arrival visit of the arboretum Antsokay which spread large endemic and specific plants of the south region, then continue to the shell market.
After lunch, head on to the north to reach Ifaty, a small coastal beach village situated at about 35km. Arrive there at the end of the day.
Overnight at DUNES D’IFATY on half board.
Day 8
Morning drive to the spiny forest of Reniala for birdwatching. The forest is one of the most important also for botanical species. Afternoon at leisure on the beach to relax.
Overnight at DUNES D’IFATY on half board.
Day 9
After breakfast, have a morning at leisure, then drive back to Tulear and transfer to the airport to take flight back to Antananarivo. At arrival, transfer to the hotel.
Overnight at LE LOUVRE HOTEL & SPA on half board.
Day 10
Today you will have a morning drive to the north of the city to visit Ambohimanga royal palace to learn about Merina kingdom, then back in town for lunch at a local restaurant. Followed by a visit at the handicraft market of La Digue, then back to the hotel for a day use of room and relax. Late in the evening, transfer to the airport to take flight back home.
Day use of room at LE LOUVRE HOTEL & SPA.
Already in the price

– Accommodation based on a Twin room / bungalow on half board at all locations during the tour;
– All transfers to and from the airport, including transfer from Ifaty to Tulear on Day 9;
– 4X4 with driver guide and all fuel during the trip: Antananarivo – Antsirabe- Ranomafana- Isalo –Tulear – Ifaty;
– All parks, reserves, and visits entrance fees, with local forest guides at each park mentioned in the itinerary: Ranomafana, Isalo, Arboretum of Antsokay in Tulear, Reniala private reserve at Ifaty.
– An English or Russian speaking guide through all the tour

Extra payment

  • – All lunches, drinks and personal expenses during all the tour;
    – All activities at Ifaty not included in the itinerary (that you can organize directly with hotels);
    – Tips;
    – Domestic flight Tulear – Antananarivo: ~~300,00 EUR per person and international flights;
    – Personal travel insurance;
    – Any changes or additional activities on the way not mentioned in the itinerary
ID Departure Date ADL CHD Price Qty. Buy
MAD01* Any 2 0 €3594
MAD01* Any 1 0 €3594
MAD01* Any 3 0 €5374
MAD01* Any 2 1 €5349
MAD01* Any 1 1 €3594


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