Big soth tour, from Toliara to Fort Dauphin and Manakara to Antananarivo

Big soth tour, from Toliara to Fort Dauphin and Manakara to Antananarivo

Overview

The first part of the tour reveals the beauty of the southern part of Madagascar, a mixture of culture and ethnicity. From Tulear to Fort Dauphin, Vezo, Antandroy, Mahafaly then Antanosy. All along the coast, wonderful sites, Mahafaly tombs and Antandroy illustrate the journey, know-how, local artisans are worth visiting. The second part offers the south-east coast, a sudden change of dry vegetation in wet. A track event by crossing a dozen ferry-boats crossings. The coast suggests clove, coffee and vanilla plantations; local craftsmen, baskets, mats … Arriving at Manakara a last and third part, go on traditional canoe on the Pangalanes channel by discovering the Antemoro fischermen and their way of life. And to finalize the trip, an ascent to the highland, through Ranomafana and Tanala villages or those of the forest and the Betsileo ethnic group.

Details

Departure city

Toliara

Duration

Type

Axis

Level

Availability

17days/16nights

Adventure

South&South-east

2

May to November

Itinerary

Day 1: Toliara

Arrivé à Toliara ou Tuléar, City tour

Overnight at the hotel

Day 2: Toliary / Anakao

Transfer by boat to Anakao, an authentic fishing village protected by coral reefs.

People and culture, visit of Nosy Ve, swimming allowed

Overnight at the hotel

Day 3: Anakao / Itampolo

Early in the morning, go to Itampolo with its beautiful beach.

People, culture

Overnight gite

Day 4: Itampolo / Lavanono

To go to Lavanono, a surfers’ site because of the good waves, a very long road on track, a beautiful stage in 4WD. While passing by Ampanihy, visit of artisans of mohair carpets. Picnic lunch

Overnight ecolodge

Day 5: Lavanono

Guided tour of the Cap Ste Marie Special Reserve with its fauna and flora typical of the region.

Whale watching in September, October and November allowed

Overnight ecolodge

Day 6: Lavanono / Berenty

Finished the track decorated by mahafaly and antandroy tombs , guided tour of the Berenty Nature Reserve, A stage nature, visit the plantations of sisal

Overnight cottage

Day 7: Berenty/ Fort Dauphin

Up to there vegetation landscapes and climate are changed.

People, culture

Overnight at the hotel

Day 8: Fort Dauphin

Lokaro bay, day of idleness, discovery of virgin islands, fishing villages.

Overnight at the hotel

Day 9: Fort Dauphin / Manantenina

Early in the morning, departure to Manantenina with  its passages of 5 ferryboats, picnic food

Overnight gite

Day 10: Manantenina / Vangaindrano

After the early breakfast, continue  till Vangaindrano by crossing 5 other ferries. Picnic lunch

Plantation of clove and coffee

Overnight at the hotel

Day 11: Vangaindrano / Farafangana

On the way to Farafangana passing by vanilla plantations

People and cultures

Overnight at the hotel

Day 12: Farafangana / Manakara

Passing through Vohipeno, local craftsmen, baskets, mats, market

Overnight at the hotel

Day 13: Manakara

A day trip by traditional dugout canoe in the Pangalanes channel by visiting some activities of the canal fishermen, a stop on the hole of the commissioner, natural swimming pool …

Canoe, history, nepenthes orchids, swimming allowed

Overnight at the hotel

Day 14: Manakara/ Ranomafana

Visit guided of Madagascar National Park which is a tropical forest. One of the most visited park in Madagascar.

Hiking in the Ranomafana park

Overnight at the hotel

Day 15: Ranomafana/ Antsirabe

A long road deserves an early start, Join to Antsirabe an architectural town and renown by its thermal spring water.

People and culture

Overnight at the hotel

Day 16 : Antsirabe/ Antananarivo

Go to join Antananarivo and have a visit Aluminium foundries of Ambatolampy in the half way and arriving in Antananarivo, visit guided of Rova  of Ambohimanga, one of the 12 sacred hills  of Antananarivo, a world cultural heritage by unesco. The village of Ambohimanga that has not known a big change since royal times.

Ambohimanga Rova heritage, history

Overnight at the hotel

Day 17: Antananarivo/ Ivato airport

Transfer to the airport

End of the circuit

Or visitors would like to extend their stay or tour by combining them with other activities or excursions

Map

Services

Services included

Reception of our representatives at the airport

Assistance from our representative during your stay

All transfers by private air-conditioned car

Fuels

One way transfer by boat Toliary / Anakao

Boat Transfers Lokaro Bay Fort Dauphin

11 crossed in bins

16 nights of bed and breakfast accommodation according to the program

English or french speaking tour guide

Picnic lunches Day 4- 9 and 10

All taxes and charges are included in the package

Tickets to enter all the sites mentioned in the itinerary

Local guides

APT / HTL and HTL/APT transfers

excluded

Visa of stay in Madagascar

Drinks

Personal need

Tipping

Other activities not mentioned above

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Trip by Vezo outrigger canoe, from the highland to the west and from Morondava to Toliara tour

Trip by Vezo outrigger canoe, from the highland to the west and from Morondava to Toliara tour

Overview

This trip in the seaside takes you along the Vezo lagoons, which are protected by coral reefs from Morombe to Anakao. The tour allows you to discover the entire Madagascar south-west coast from Morondava to Toliara. The Vezo is an ethnic group called the nomadics of the sea with whom you will meet during your journey. Adventure is done by vezo outrigger canoe and its duration depends on the wind but it is necessary to envisage a week. The coast offers you decorated landscapes of dreams, wild creeks, turquoise lagoons, dunes and white sandy beaches. We lift the sail to Morondava and go for an adventure under the wind, through Belo-sur-Mer, Andranopasy and Morombe. Then continue on Andavadaoka, Salary and Ifaty one of the best seaside resort of the south of Madagascar. The boatmen will help you lead the seafood hunt with their inherited methods.

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Departure city

Antananarivo

Duration

Type

Axis

Level

Availability

13days/12nights

Adventure

South-west

2

April to November

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Itinerary

Day 1: Antananarivo / Antsirabe

To start travel, departure  to Antsirabe or the city of water, a city of colonial architecture with its beautiful avenue, its hot spring water, and multicolored rickshaws, through Ambatolampy a city recognized by the recycling of aluminum.

People, culture, landscapes, some visits of local craftsmen, city tour by rickshaws allowed.

Night at the hotel

Day 2: Antsirabe / Miandrivazo

On the way to Miandrivazo which is a big village provider of dry seeds because of its highest heat wave in Madagascar.

People, culture, visit of artisans made gold

Night at the hotel

Day 3: Miandrivazo / Morondava

After breakfast, drive to Morondava, the capital of Menabe. People are traders and fishermen. You arrive at the right time because you will also enjoy watching the sunset in the avenue of baobabs in the evening.

People, culture, baobabs

Night at the hotel

Day 4 to Day 9: Morondava / Belo Sur Mer / Andranopasy / Morombe / Andavadaoka / Salary / Ifaty

Early in the morning, you will throw the Vezo traditional canoe  in the Mozambique Channel to go along the coast to Ifaty. We raise the sail and follow the rhythm of the wind.

Dhow construction, typical landscapes, lagoons, baobabs, wild coves, fishermen hunting, coastal villages, traditional Vezo canoe…

Night camping in the second and nights at the hotel left over

Day 10: Ifaty

Quiet day in Ifaty and in the meantime you have a guided tour of the Za park.

Baobabs, birds, beach, diving allowed

Night at the hotel

Day 11: Ifaty / Toliary or Tulear

On the way to Toliary a bustling city you will buy souvenirs.

Visit the marine station with its living fossil fish, the little sea tricks…

Night at the hotel

Day 12: Toliary / Antananarivo

Transfer to the airport and flight to Antananarivo

Night at the hotel

Day 13: Antananarivo / Airport

After some shopping, transfer to Ivato International Airport.

End of circuit

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the North trip, from Antananarivo to Diégo Suarez, Antsiranana

the North trip, from Antananarivo to Diégo Suarez, Antsiranana

Overview

This tour allows you to discover all the northern part of Madagascar, from the highland Antananarivo to the northern top Antsiranana or Diego Suarez. The trip reveals the beauty of the scented landscapes of the north. The national park of Ankarafantsika reveals you its dense forest deciduous, then Mahajanga or Majunga, a city of architecture at the same time colonial, Indian and Muslim. After that, continue by joining Nosy Be or the island to the perfun, its miraculous seabed and its beautiful satellite islands that one can visit some of them. Apart from these, you will continue to the north through Tsingy d’Ankarana a special reserve known for its amazing cathedral-like massifs and Red Tsingy. To finalize the northern direction, Antsiranana offers a panoramic view of its second largest bay in the world.

Details

Departure city

Antananarivo

Duration Type Axis Level availability
15 days/14nights Discovery North 1 All year

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrived in Antananarivo
Transfer and installation at the hotel
Night at the hotel
Day 2: Antananarivo / Ankarafantsika
On the way to the north with its beautiful landscapes that link more villages with them own way of life.
Highlights: People, culture, landscapes …
Day 3: Ankarafantsika
Guided tour of the Ankarafantsika Special Reserve which is a dense dry deciduous forest.
Highlights: Rosewoods, The great flamboyant, Dwarf Baobabs, Lemurs …
Wink: Visit of Ankarafantsika NP
Day 4: Ankarafantsika / Mahajanga
On the way to Mahajanga which is a city recognized by its cosmopolitan architecture.
Highlights: Landscapes, panoramas …
Day 5: Mahajanga
After a visit of the city, departure for the red circus.
Highlights: Cosmopolitan people, culture, architecture, crafts, panorama, swimming …
Wink: Red circus, hiking
Day 6: Mahajanga / Ankify
Early departure for a long road leading to Ankify, a fishing village, the place of embarkation to Nosy Be.
Highlights: People, culture, history …
Day 7: Ankify / Nosy Be
Departure for Nosy Be or the « Island perfumed » with its aromatic plants, beaches, fauna and flora.
Visit of Lokobe Natural Reserve.
Highlights: People, culture, endemic wildlife…
Wink: Visit the Lokobe Island
Day 8: Nosy Be
On the way to Mont Passot with its sacred crater lakes.
Highlights: Sacred Lakes
Wink: Visit of the satellite islands and diving allowed

Day 9: Nosy Be / Mahamasina
Departure for Mahamasina, where the Ankarana National Park is located with its massive karstic limestone
Highlights: Discovery of the Antakarana Kingdom
Day 10: Mahamasina
Guided tour of the amazing massifs of the Ankarana NP, with its very dry vegetation.
Highlights: Euphorbia, Pachypodiums, canyons, cave, endemic lemurs of the region, bats…
Wink: Hiking
Day 11: Mahamasina / Antsiranana (Diégo Suarez)
Continue on road to Antsiranana which is a city always appeared formerly colonized.
Highlights: People, culture, architecture, crafts …
Day 12: Antsiranana
Guided tour of the Montagne des Français with a panoramic view of the second largest bay in the world after Rio.
Highlights: Baobabs, orchids, panoramas, swimming …
Wink: Climbing alowed
Day 13: Antsiranana
Departure for the emerald sea, a beautiful sandy beach, a day under the sun and idleness
Highlight: Swimming, sun …
Wink: Relaxation
Day 14: Antsiranana / Antananarivo
Flight to Antananarivo
Day 15: Antananarivo / Ivato Airport
After shoping souvenirs, transfer to Ivato airport
End of the tour

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The highland and the old FCE train

The highland and the old FCE train

Overview

This tour offers you retro feeling.It allows you to explore the highlands of Madagascar from Antananarivo to Fianarantsoa and the east coast to Manakara.After discovering the highlands where most of people are farmerand trader, you will get in the old train FCE or (Fianarantsoa Côte Est). The old train of fianarantsoa awaits you through the steps of cliffs in a rainforest down to the pangalanes channel and the Indian Ocean. Then we ascend to the Ranomafana National Park.One of the most visited parks and home to an astonishing biodiversity.

Details

Departure city

Antananarivo

Duration

Type

Axis

Level

Availability

6days/5nights

Discovery

South-east

1

All year

Itinerary

Day 1: Antananarivo / Antsirabe

Along the road on 168km length, you will meet local artisans before arriving in Antsirabe, a lovely city of colonial architecture and you will visit craftsmen’s workshops, precious stonecutting.

Dinner and overnight at the hotel

Day 2: Antsirabe / Fianarantsoa

After breakfast, we leave Antsirabe on road to join Fianarantsoa via Ambositra that is a Zafimaniry’s arts capital, an unavoidable visit. Arriving to Fianarantsoa, check in our hotel.

Diner and overnight at the hotel

Day 3: Fianarantsoa / Manakara (Departure FCE Train: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays)    

Early, after breakfast, departure for the unforgettable retro trip by train dated in 1936. Only 170km on rail way but it will be a long journey (17 stops with loading goods). Adventurers will be filled as they wind through green carpets, cascades, torrents, to be between hills with lush vegetation.

Dinner and overnight at the hotel

Day 4: Manakara / Ranomafana

After breakfast, we leave Manakara on good road to visit National Park of Ranomafana that is one of the most visited Madagascar’s parks and classified World Natural Heritage. Forest is dense and cutting by beautiful cascades, one can find many species of lemurs and you could enjoy the water of thermal station.

Swimming allowed

Dinner and overnight at the hotel

Day 5:  Ranomafana / Antananarivo

After breakfast, we go back to Antananarivo on road, have launch in Antsirabe

People and culture

Dinner and overnight at the hotel

Day 6: Antananarivo/ Ivato airport

Visit guided of Manjakamiadana king’s palace; one of the 12 sacred hills of merina, then finalize on shopping souvenirs before to be transfered to the Ivato airport.

Stories, souvenirs

End of tour

End of tour

Map

Services

Inclusion

Meet and greet service by our representatives at airports

All transfers by private air-conditioned vehicles

Assistance of our representative during your stay

Accommodation for 5 nights on Bed and Breakfast according to the program

Sightseeing tours in Antsirabe

English or french speaking tour guide throughout the tours

Entrance fees to all sites as indicated in the itinerary

Transfers APT/HTL and HTL/APT

Local guide

One way ticket FCE train

All service charges and taxes included in the package price

Transfers APT / HTL and HTL / APT

Exclusion

Entry visa to Madagascar

Any optional tours

Drinks

Personal spending

Tipping

Any other item not mentioned above

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Madagascar south tour or RN7 tour, from Antananarivo to Toliara

Madagascar south tour or RN7 tour, from Antananarivo to Toliara

Overview

This Madagascar south tour or rn7 tour offers you the beauty of the landscapes and culture varieties from Antananarivo the midle highland to the south to Toliara with its way of life, customs and colors. Pass through Antsirabe colonial town and Ambositra the Zafimaniry’s arts or carved wood artisans. Then you continue to visit Ranomafana national parc, one of the best tropical forests and beautiful parks in madagascar Following that,  Have city tour in Fianarantsoa, the capital of the Betsileo ethnic, sahambavy tea plantation and local wine provider. Continue to follow the rn7, pass by a well known village by silk breeding and the manufactured Antemoro paper in Ambalavao. Then, visit of the Anja reserve, a villagers association. In addition, visit the famous and have hiking in Isalo national park with its amazing sandstone massifs. To finalize the RN7 to Toliara, pass by Antsokay arboretum and have some visits and city tour which are worth seeing in Toliara that is the capital of the south-west before joining the seaside resort of Ifaty.

Passing by Antananarivo-Ambatolampy-Antsirabe-Ambositra- Ranomafana-Fianarantsoa-Ambalavao-Ihosy-Ranohira-Ilakaka-Toliara-Ifaty

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Departure city

Antananarivo

Duration Type Axis Level availability
10 jours/9nuits Discovery South 1 All year

Itinerary

Day 1: Antananarivo / Antsirabe

Departure for Antsirabe or the city of water, Antsirabe is famous due to its hot spring water and its colonial architecture town and not to mention its typical handicrafts and markets of semi-precious and precious stones.

Highlights: ambatolampy aluminium foundries, people, culture, colonial architecture…

Wink: City tour in Antsirabe, semi-precious and precious stones museum

Night at the hotel

Day 2: Antsirabe / Ranomafana

Before joining Ranomafana, that is one of the best national parks in madagascar, have a break to visit Ambositra, famous for making carved wood.

Highlights: Terrace rice field, landscapes,…

Wink: Visit of some workshops, zafimaniry arts

Night at the hotel

Day 3: Ranomafana

visit of Ranomafana National Park, a tropical forest which shelters lemurs, frogs, reptiles and rare birds…

Highlights: Endemic flora and fauna

Wink: Convenient hiking and thermal swimming pool allowed

Day 4: Ranomafana / Fianarantsoa

Departure to visit the Sahambavy tea plantation and visit the city of Fianarantsoa in the afternoon.

Highlights: Traditional house, panoramas, crafts, people and culture

Wink: Visit the old town of Fianarantsoa and Sahambavy tea plantation

Night at the hotel

Day 5: Fianarantsoa / Ranohira

Departure for Ranohira via Ambalavao, where is located the 2nd zebu market, have some visits in Ambalavao such as silk and antemoro paper.

Highlights: Crossing south doors, panoramas, antemoro paper …

Wink: Visit of the zebu markets

Night at the hotel

Day 6: Ranohira (Visit the National Park of Isalo)

Departure for a guided tour of the Isalo Park, a sandstone massifs.

Highlights: Pachypodiums, lemurs, aloes, euphorbias, panoramas, natural swimming pools…

Wink: Hiking in the park

Night at the hotel

Day 7: Ranohira / Toliara

On the way to Toliara, where the rn7 from antananarivo to toliara is finished and where still found fossil fish still alive.

Highlights: People, culture, crafts, its great rickshaw, fossil fish …

Wink: Visit of Antsokay arboertum, the marine station

Night at the hotel

Day 8: Toliara / Ifaty

Departure for Ifaty, a seaside resort that contains beautiful beaches with its seabed. Have advantage to visit of baobab forest

Highlights: People, culture, swimming, relaxation, …

Wink: Snorkeling or bottled possible, sighting humpback whales

Whale period: July, August, September

Night at the hotel

J9: Ifaty / Toliary / Antananarivo

Toliary / Antananarivo flight

Night at the hotel

J10: Antananarivo / Airport

Antananarivo city tour, Shop souvenirs

Transfer to the international airport

End of the circuit

Or visitors would like to extend their stay or tour by combining with other activities or excursions

Services

Inclusion

Meet and greet service by our representatives at airports

All transfers by private air-conditioned vehicles

Assistance of our representative during your stay

Accommodation for 9 nights on Bed and Breakfast according to the program

Sightseeing tours in Fianarantsoa (The old town)

English speaking tour guide throughout the tours

Entrance fees to all sites as indicated in the itinerary

English speaking local guides

All service charges and taxes included in the package price

All tansfers APT / HTL and HTL / APT

Exclusion

Entry visa to Madagascar

Any optional tours

Drinks

Personal spending

Tipping

Any other item not mentioned above

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Tsiribihina river trip and Tsingy of Bemaraha tour

Tsiribihina river trip and Tsingy of Bemaraha tour

Overview

This course named madagascar west tour reveals the plain of Madagascar western from Antananarivo to Morondava. You will start the tour in Antananarivo that is the capital of Madagascar, passing by Antsirabe that is the coolest town before joining Miandrivazo which is one of the biggest heat wave areas of the Big Island. And then you will go down for the original Tsiribihina river trip by traditional canoe or motor boat. Landscapes, warm people of Tsiribihina, camping, waterfalls, endemic wildlife are offered. After that, the famous Tsingy of Bemaraha, a World Heritage Site by UNESCO with its karsts limestone cathedral up to 60m high will be visited. Canyons and vistas as well as its many endemic species. To finalize course, go to Morondava that is menabe’s capital passing by Sacred Baobab, Baobabs in Love and miles of Baobabs with its nice sunset.

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Departure city

Antananarivo

Duration Type Axis Level Availability
7 days/6nights Adventure West 2 Apr to Nov

 

Itinerary

 

Day 1 : Antananarivo / Antsirabe 170kms

Leave Antananarivo on road to join Antsirabe the coolest area in Madagascar.

People, culture, handicrafts, workshops, stones markets…

Overnight at the hotel

Day 2 : Antsirabe / Miandrivazo 220kms

Go to the west to join Miandrivazo where located Masiakampy the embarkation point for the trip down Tsiribihina River.

People, culture, artisanal gold extraction…

Overnight at the hotel

Day 3 / 4 : Miandrivazo / Belo Sur Tsiribihina (Trip down Tsiribihina)

Departure for the original Tsiribihina trip by canoe or motor boat. And warm meeting people will wait for you along the river.

Numerous landscapes’ shapes, Anosinampela waterfalls, cliffs and not to mention varieties of endemic animals like lemurs, birds, crocodiles.

Riding by zebu cart allowed.

1 night camping and the second night at the hotel

Day 5 : Belo Sur Tsiribihina / Bekopaka 90kms

Following the breakfast. Take your time to visit the big village of Belo Sur Tsiribihina that is famous for providing fish. And then, go off road to Bekopaka where the National Park of Tsingy of Bemaraha nests with its amazing limestone massif  of cathedrals.

Overnight at the hotel

Day 6 : Visit of the NP Tsingy of Bemaraha

Departure for a visit guided of the National Park of Tsingy of Bemaraha including Big Tsingy and Litle Tsingy.

Hiking, canyon, viewpoints, endemic fauna and flora are offered.

Overnight at the hotel

Day 7 : Bekopaka / Morondava 190kms

Follow by the breakfast we leave Bekopaka on 190kms off road to Morondava. You will pass by Sacred Baobab, Baobabs in love and the wonderfull Avenue of Baobabs with its famous nice sunset.

Overnight at the hotel

Transfert to the airport

Or visitors would sometimes extend them stays or tour

End of the tour

services

Inclusion

Meet and greet service by our representatives at airports

All transfers by private air-conditioned vehicles

Assistance of our representative during your stay

Accommodation for 9 nights on Bed and Breakfast according to the program

Sightseeing tours in Fianarantsoa (The old town)

English speaking tour guide throughout the tours

Entrance fees to all sites as indicated in the itinerary

English speaking local guides

All service charges and taxes included in the package price

All tansfers APT / HTL and HTL / APT

Exclusion

Entry visa to Madagascar

Any optional tours

Drinks

Personal spending

Tipping

Any other item not mentioned above

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Andasibe, Pangalanes channel and escapade Ste Marie

Andasibe, Pangalanes channel and escapade Ste Marie

Overview

This Madagascar east tour is one of the most popular classical tours of Madagascar. This discovery trip to Madagascar allows you to discover the capital of Antananarivo and all the green cliffs up to the east coast and with an escape to Ste Marie Island. Go through the reptile reserve in Peyrieras, then, visit Andasibe which is home to the famous Indri-Indri lemurs and not to forget Vakona Forest reserve. Join Akanin’ny Nofy or the nest of dream via the Pangalanes Channel to visit to the Palmarium reserve. And then, win Tamatave, the largest city of the eastern part of Madagascar and continue to Mahambo where you take the boat to Ste Marie. The islandof Ste Marie or Nosy Boraha is an authentic island of Madagascar with its heaven beaches deserving a rest and relaxation.

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Departure city

Antananarivo

Duration

Type

Axis

Level

Availability

10days/9nights

Discovery

East

1

All the year

Itinerary

Day 1: Antananarivo / Andasibe

In the eastern part of Madagascar, in the heart of the rainforest lies Andasibe. Go through Peyrieras private reserve whose reptiles from the smallest to the largest are collected.

Landscapes, visit guided of the Peyrieras Reserve, Night walk in Andasibe

Overnight accommodation

Day 2: Andasibe

Departure for a visit of Andasibe Analamazaotra Reserve where one can see the largest lemurs in Madagascar or the famous Babakoto or Indri-indri. In the afternoon, have visit of Vakona forest including Lemurs Island and Crocodiles Park. Here lemurs are hospitable.

Fauna and flora, the largest lemur indri, rare birds, several kinds of orchid species…

Overnight accommodation

Day 3: Andasibe / Manambato / Akanin’ny Nofy

Go on road to Manambato and reach Akanin’ny Nofy by boat transfer or the nest of dream which is a magical place, a park with both botanical and lemurs.

Pangalanes channel authentic villages, landscapes, night walk to see aye-aye lemurs of Palmarium

Overnight accommodation

Day 4: Akanin’ny Nofy / Manambato / Tamatave

Visit guided of the palmarium reserve before joining Tamatave or Toamasina the second city and the first port of Madagascar.

Other varieties of lemurs, people and culture

Overnight accommodation

Day 5: Toamasina / Mahavelona / Mahambo

On the road to join Foulpointe or Mahavelona which is famous for its beautiful beach.  Mahavelona is an historical place where King Radama built the Fort Mahavelona. Then go to fishermen village of Mahambo and also the pier for the boat to Ste Marie.

Visit guided of Mahavelona Fort, ​​people and culture

Overnight accommodation

Day 6: Mahambo / Ste Marie

On the waves, transfer by boat to Ste Marie, installation at the hotel

Overnight accommodation

Day 7: Ste Marie

Some Ste Marie attractions feasible in 2 days are allowed

The old Eiffel lighthouse, the pirates’ cemetery, Antanandava waterfalls, Ambodiforaha zoological and botanical park, mangrove swamp, swimming in natural pools on the north of the island, visit of Ile au sable and whales safari allowed in June to September

Overnight accommodation

Day 8: Ste Marie / Ile aux Nattes / Ste Marie

A picnic day to enjoy the heaven beaches of Ile aux Nattes or Nosy Nato.

Excursion and Ile aux Nattes tour by pirogue, beaches and swimming

Overnight accommodation

Day 9: Ste Marie / Antananarivo

Shopping souvenirs

Domestic flight to return back Antananarivo

Overnight accommodation

Day 10: Antananarivo / Ambohimanga / Antananarivo

Go to visit the sacred hill of Ambohimanga Rova, one of the sacred hills of Antananarivo which is a place both panoramic and historical.

History, panoramic view, people and culture

Day use at the hotel

Transfer to the airport

End of the circuit

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