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Ring tailed lemurs Madagascar

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Tour details
Destinations: Antananarivo, Antsirabe, Ranomafana National Park, Ambalavao, Isalo National Park, Toliara
Guide language: English, Esperanto, French, Chinese
Price: min $ 2111
Group size: min 2 — max 12
Duration: 14 days
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Itinerary details

An itinerary along the National Road number 7 (RN7) with highland landscapes. Large cliffs dot the green mountains and small villages with friendly people. Parks and reserves will be visited on this trip, including Ranomafana National Park, Isalo National Park, Anja Village Reserve and Reniala Nature Reserve. There are several species of lemurs, chameleons, endemic plants and even birds. After the parks, you will continue the trip by hiking in the famous granite massif of Tsaranoro before reaching Ifaty then Tuléar for the return to the capital.

 

Highlights of the tour:

v  Admiration of the historical landscapes of the capital and visit of the sites on the way back.

v  Discovery of the highlands: the capital(Antananarivo) and the industrial city of Madagascar (Antsirabe)

v  Travel along the RN7 (national road n°7)

v  Relaxation, fitness and well-being at the Ranomafana thermal pool.

v  Discovery of the fauna and flora in the famous Ranomafana National Park.

v  Trekking on the great massif of Andringitra.

v  Meeting of the endemic animals of Madagascar in the reserve of Anja.

v  Visit of the Reniala nature reserve

v  Exploring the Isalo natural pool.

v  Relaxation at the Ifaty beach.

 

ITINERARY

DAY 1: Antananarivo

DAY 2 : Antananarivo - Antsirabe

DAY 3 : Antsirabe - Ranomafana

DAY 4: Ranomafana

DAY 5: Ranomafana - Ambalavao

DAY 6 : Ambalavao - Tsaranoro

DAY 7: Tsaranoro

DAY 8: Tsaranoro - Ranohira.

DAY 9 :Ranohira

DAY10 : Ranohira - Ifaty

DAYS 11-12: Ifaty

DAY 13 :Ifaty - Tulear - Antananarivo

DAY 14: Antananarivo - Return to the country of origin.

Specific information for the tour

·         14 days /13 nights tour

·         From 2 persons

·         Accommodation in the comfort hotel

·         4WD vehicle with a good driver and a professional English, French, Italian or Spanish speaking guide according to your request.

·         Accessible between April and November.

Tour category

ADVENTURE, DISCOVERY, FAMILY

Activities

-          Driving on the track

-          Trekking on foot in the famous granite massif of Tsaranoro

-          Discovery of fauna and flora in national and private parks and reserves

-          Meeting with the local population

-          Various water sports activities

Group Size

Unlimited number, but at least 2 people for a guaranteed departure, if solo, you just have to pay the extra indicated in the program.

Regions

Highlands, Southeast and South

Day 1: Arrival in Antananarivo

Our team will welcome you at Ivato International Airport upon your arrival, assure your transfer to the hotel, present the program of your tour and give you the travel documents. Possibility to visit the city according to your flight schedule. Dinner and night at the hotel.

·         Duration: 30 minutes

·         Distance: 15 km

·         Accommodation: ROVA HOTEL or similar

Day 2: Drive to the cityof water

We will have breakfast at the hotel and will drive south through Antananarivo. Rice fields and typical highland villages represent the landscape just after Antananarivo. We stop in Ambatolampy to discover the rather surprising work of aluminium in the manufacture of pots for the whole country. We will take the lunch in town. Continuation to Antsirabe, many stops along the way to enjoy the beautiful scenery, taking pictures. Arrival in Antsirabe in the early afternoon. Have dinner and overnight at the hotel.

·         Duration: about 4 hours

·         Distance: 170 km

·         Meals included: Breakfast

·         Accommodation: GREEN PARK HOTEL or similar

Day 3: Departure to Antsirabe to reach Ranomafana.

After breakfast, we will continue on the national road n°7 and progress towards the south. We will turn left to join Ranomafana in the Betsileo region, the main tribe south of the highlands of Madagascar. We have a winding road. Stop for lunch at a restaurant along the way. Arrival in Ranomafana in the early afternoon. Installation at the Hotel. After a break, departure to discover the village and its crafts. A relaxation of fitness and well-being on the thermal swimming pool of Ranomafana. Return to the hotel, preparation of the night visit. Dinner and night at the hotel.

·         Duration: 5 hours

·         Distance: 229 km

·         Meals included: Breakfast

·         Accommodation : IHARY HOTEL or similar

 

Day 4: Visit of Ranomafana National Park

The morning is devoted to the visit of Ranomafana National Park. This Malagasy park, created in 1991, is located 65 kilometers northeast of the capital of the province of Fianarantsoa and covers nearly 41,601 hectares. More precisely, the Ranomafana Park lurks happily in the heart of the Namorona Valley. It is surrounded by the mountains. The immense evergreen forest that surrounds it will only increase its charm. The Bamboo Lemur, the fulvus, the Rubriventer Lemur populate the place. Numerous medicinal plants mark out the path, our guide will introduce them to us. We leave from the entrance of the park and will go down through this jungle. At the very end, we will be welcomed in the village of Ranomafana. Lunch at the restaurant along the way. After the visit, our adventure will continue to the road to Ambalavao with a stop in Fianarantsoa, "where one learns good". We will take a small tour of the town to admire its historical remains. This locality is the twin of the city of Antananarivo of its architecture. Indeed, Queen Ranavalona I hadbuilt it in the image of the capital and had hotels installed there. Have dinner and night at the hotel.

·         Duration: All day (visit from 5 to 6 hours)

·         Meals included: Breakfast

·         Accommodation: TSARA GUEST HOUSE or similar

 

Day 5: Drive to the famous Antemoro papermaking town

After breakfast, we continue the road. We will head towards the old town of Fianarantsoa. Perched in the hills with its beautiful traditional architecture, Fianarantsoa abounds with the history of the different stages of colonization. Then we continue the road to Ambalavao. Lunch at the restaurant, then discovery of this city, visit of the zebu market (Wednesday and Thursday), visit of a silk craft workshop. After the visit, have dinner and night at the hotel.

·         Duration: 1 hour 30 min

·         Distance: 55 km

·         Meals included: Breakfast

·         Accommodation: ZONGO HOTEL or similar

Day 6: Visit of Anja Reserve.

After breakfast, departure for the discovery. A few minutes from Ambalavao, on the road to Isalo, we will stop for the visit of the Anja Community Reserve. This site is very attractive of its biodiversity with the presence of lemurs like catta lemur (Maki), reptiles like chameleons, snakes. We continue the road to Tsaranoro (literally Noro means pretty). Lunch and Dinner.

·         Duration:

·         Distance:

·         Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

·         Accommodation: At the campsite

Day 7: Trekking on the great massif of Andringitra.

After breakfast, the will adventure begin. Andringitra is a granite massif which extends over an area of 31160 ha. Hiking, trekking, climbing and panoramic views are among the interests of this national park with its 100 km of trails decorated by a mountainous and picturesque landscape. Among others, the Tsaranoro Valley is a tourist site integrated in the Andringitra National Park. It is called the great cliff "Tsaranoro". This gigantic cliff is world famous for its climbers and adventurers. It is one of the most magical and quiet places in Madagascar. There are also tours that will soothe you like the adventure in the forest and the visit of the native villages which ends with the ascent of Mount Chameleon and its superb panoramic view. Picnic lunch. Dinner and night at the camp site.

·         Duration: One day

·         Distance: 4 to 5 hours of walk

·         Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

·         Accommodation: At the campsite

 

Day 8: Drive to the fabulous Isalo massif.

After breakfast, back on the national road N°7, we cross the largest plateau of Madagascar consisting of a beautiful herbaceous steppe and surmounted by huge termite nests. This is the region of Ihorombe. We arrive in the village of Ranohira, close to the Isalo massif and the entrance of the national park. Arrival at the village of Ranohira in the late morning, installation at the hotel. Lunch at the restaurant. After a rest, enjoy the sunset at the window of the Isalo. Return to the hotel. Dinner and night at the hotel.

·         Duration: 4 hours

·         Distance: 216 km

·         Meals included: Breakfast

·         Accommodation: CHEZ ALICE or similar

Day 9: Visit of the natural swimming pool of Isalo.

Together with a park guide, you quietly put a small bag on your shoulder for a hike through surprising landscapes made up of canyons, pools and rocks with magical erosions. Your day of walking in this spectacular setting begins in the morning with a visit to the natural pool lost in the middle of the immensity of the rocks. The adventure continues with a picnic near the nymph waterfall populated by lemurs and ends with the discovery of the two pools: black and blue. Return to the hotel, dinner and night at the hotel.

·         Duration: All day

·         Meals included: Breakfast, Picnic lunch

·         Accommodation: CHEZ ALICE or similar

Day10: Departure to Isalo to join the seaside resort of Ifaty

After breakfast, you leave Isalo for the coast along the Mozambique Channel. The road unrolls its ribbon of tar over 245 km and the southern vegetation gradually takes its place in the landscape: baobabs, aloe, euphorbiaceae ... You will probably come across impressive herds of zebus and make a stop in the Mahafaly tombs, surprisingly decorated and erected with wooden sculptures. On arrival in Tulear, you will make a short visit of the city before taking the sand track that runs along the beach and the mangrove swamp towards Ifaty and your hotel.

·         Duration: 5 hours

·         Distance: 265 km

·         Meals included: Breakfast

·         Accommodation :SUR LA PLAGE CHEZ CECILE or similar

Days 11-12: Relaxation day in Ifaty

These free days on the banks of the Mozambique waterway will allow you to enjoy the various activities offered by your hotel. For those who want to enjoy the sea and the lagoon: diving, boat trips with Vezo fishermen, swimming or simply relaxing can satisfy their needs. Those who love hiking can explore the mangroves or go to discover a specific and singular vegetation composed of euphorbias, aloes, baobabs. Lunch and Dinner . Night at the hotel.

·         Duration: 2 days in Ifaty

·         Meals included: Breakfast

·         Accommodation :SUR LA PLAGE CHEZ CECILE or similar

Day 13: From Ifaty to Antananarivo.

Free morning then transfer to the airport organized by us with the collaboration of the hotel. Flight to the capital. Our team will pick you up at the airport then transfer to the hotel. Lunch at the restaurant. Depending on the flight schedule, possibility to visit the city up to the upper town. Discovery of the Queen's palace up to the panoramic viewpoint on the city of Antananarivo. Dinner and night at the hotel.

·         Duration: 1 hour of drive to Tuléar airport and 1h30 flight.

·         Distance: 40 km + 635 km

·         Meals included: Breakfast

·         Accommodation: ROVA HOTEL or similar

Day14: Discovery of the capital and return to the home country

After breakfast, take the national road RN3 for a cultural and historical discovery by visiting the Royal Palace in Ambohimanga Rova. On the way, a stop to visit a center that takes care of autistic children and young people. This is the Padre Pio Charity House, supported by our Tour Operator in its charitable activities. Depending on your flight schedule, possibility to discover Malagasy handicrafts at the dam market. Dinner offer and meeting with our team. Day use at the hotel then transfer to the airport, flight back to your home country.

·         Duration: Visit all day

·         Distance: 40 km + 15 km transfer

·         Meals included: Breakfast and Dinner

·         Accommodation : SAHAMALAZA or similar

Included / Not Included

The price includes:

·         A good driver and a professional English, French, Italian or Spanish speaking guide according to your request throughout the trip except in Ifaty.

·         A 4WD vehicle with fuel throughout the trip except in Ifaty

·         Accommodation with breakfast as indicated in the program (or similar), based on double room.

·         Picnic lunches as indicated on Day 6, Day 7 and Day 9, dinners on Day 6, Day 7 and Day 14

·         Entrance fees to parks and sites indicated

·         Local guides and porters in the parks

·         Transfers

·         Vignettes and tourist taxes

·         One bottle of water per person per day

 

The price does not include:

·         International flights

·         The domestic flight Tuléar - Antananarivo

·         Meals not included in the program

·         Activities with the mention "free" and other optional activities

·         Tips and drinks

·         Your personal insurances

·         Expenditure of a personal nature

·         The price of the visa: +/- 35 €.

All tour descriptions and conditions are given in accordance with the information of Green Island Discovery Madagascar
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