$ 2510

SOUTH WEST ADVENTURE TOUR

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Tour details
Destinations: Tsingy De Bemaraha National Park, Antsirabe, Ranomafana National Park, Isalo, Antananarivo
Guide language: English, French
Price: min $ 2510 — max $ 3300
Group size: min 2 — max 12
Duration: 17 days
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  • Itinerary
  • Included / Not Included

Itinerary


Day 1: Arrival in Antananarivo

Meeting at the airport and transfer to the hotel. Briefing.


 

Day 2: Antananarivo - Morondava

Morning departure and road to Morondava. Night at the hotel.

 


Day 3: Morondava - Tsingy de Bemaraha

Breakfast at the hotel then drive to the village of Bekopaka. It is quickly after the exit of the city that we cross the famous Baobab Alley “Allée des Baobabs”. We take the time to linger there and take some beautiful pictures. Continuation for the Tsingy of Bemaraha. The track is sometimes uncomfortable but it is the only one that leads to this site classified World Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO. We cross by ferries the rivers Tsiribihina and Manambolo. Arrival at the end of the day in the village of Bekopaka.



Day 4: Discovery of the Tsingy of Bemaraha

This site is one of the most extraordinary in the world! The Tsingy are true cathedrals of limestone, this dense network of faults, crevices and blocks of limestone carved into blades is one of the most spectacular landscapes of Madagascar. The formation of this Middle Jurassic massif began 200 million years ago, the time when the sea still covered this region of Bemaraha. Then this immense plate of corals and shells rose up. Exposed to the open air for 5 million years, the rain, with its work of erosion has sculpted the rest. Among these wonders there are 6 species of lemurs, reptiles and 53 varieties of birds. It is also the habitat of one of the smallest species of chameleon, the Brookesiaperarmata. In the company of guides and porters, you are ready to  discover these wonders of nature. Night at the hotel


 

Day 5: Bekopaka - Morondava

After breakfast, you will return to Morondava by taking the road and then the ferries. You will watch the sunset at the Baobabs Alley. Baobabs are specific to the region and Madagascar has six species out of the eight existing in the world. After enjoying the beautiful sunset, you will continue to Morondava. Night at the hotel.



Day 6: Morondava - Antsirabe

Road to Antsirabe. Tour of the town in a rickshaw and of some workshops, including the work of the zebu horn. Night at the hotel.



Day 7: Antsirabe - Ambositra - Fianarantsoa

Departure from Antsirabe after breakfast. Arrival in Ambositra after 2 hours drive, "city of the Malagasy craft industry". Visit of the workshops of Malagasy arts and crafts, especially marquetry, and shops. We continue after lunch and arrive in Fianarantsoa after 4 hours drive. Installation at the hotel. Night at the hotel



Day 8: Fianarantsoa - Manakara by train

Breakfast very early because the train leaves at 7:00, the car drops us off at the train station and we leave for a really lush journey through the landscape to Manakara. The landscape is fabulous and at each stop the villagers sell their specialties, take a snack anyway. Arrival in Manakara after 7 to 8 hours. Transfer to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.

 

 

Day 9: Visit of the Pangalanes Canal

A day trip by pirogue on the Pangalanes canal to the fishermen's village, visit of a vanilla plantation and an essential oil distillery. The pirogue guide will prepare our lunch on the spot. Possibility to swim in the Indian Ocean. Return to Manakara in the afternoon. Dinner and night at the same hotel.



Day 10: Manakara - Ranomafana

Departure for Ranomafana after breakfast. We cross a green landscape, dotted with traveler’s trees (ravinala). After our arrival, installation at the hotel and lunch. In the afternoon, visit of the village on foot: the thermal baths and its hot water swimming pool, possibility to swim there. We plan to make a night visit of the park. Night at the hotel.


 

Day 11: Ranomafana - Ambalavao - Ranohira

Breakfast and departure for the morning visit of Ranomafana National Park. After the visit, we leave for Ambalavao, "the city of wine", lunch on the spot, visit of the Antaimoro paper manufacture, (the speciality of the city). We continue our road and stop in the village reserve of Anja, for a visit of 1 hour. Then, we take the road again through the beautiful landscapes of the south. Arrival in Ranohira (Isalo) at the end of the afternoon. Installation at the hotel. Night at the hotel.



Day 12: Visit the Isalo National Park

Departure after breakfast for the visit of the Isalo National Park. This walk requires good walking shoes. We take the track of the Namaza circuit: where we can see many lemurs, we will then go to the blue and black swimming pool and the nymph waterfall. To relax from this tiring day, we can take a bath in the natural swimming pool which is optional. Then we return home. Night at the same hotel.


 

Day 13:Ranohira - Tulear - Ifaty

We leave Ranohira to join Ifaty. We will make a stop at the Antsokay arboretum for a one-hour visit. It is a botanical garden gathering more than 900 species of endemic plants of the south of the island. Lunch in Tulear and then we take the road to Ifaty. Night at Ifaty hotel.


 

Day 14 - 15:Ifaty

Two days of relaxation. Several optional activities will be proposed to you: Snorkeling or scuba diving, excursion in the baobab forest ... Dinner and night at the same hotel.



Day 16: Ifaty - Tulear - Antananarivo

Transfer to Tuléar airport according to the flight schedule then flight to Antananarivo. Night at the hotel.


 

Day 17: Antananarivo - Home Country

Transfer to the airport according to the flight schedule and return to the country of origin.




Included / Not Included

Included:

  • The driver/guide throughout the trip except in Ifaty
  • One vehicle throughout the trip except in Ifaty
  • Accommodation on half board as indicated in the program,
  • Entrances to the parks and sites indicated,
  • Local guides and porters in the parks,
  • Transfers (car and ferries)
  • one bottle of water per day per person

 

Not included:

  • International and domestic flights,
  • Meals as not indicated in the program
  • Activities with free mention and other optional activities,
  • Tips and drinks,
  • Your personal insurances.
  • The price of the visa: +/- 35 €.
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All tour descriptions and conditions are given in accordance with the information of Green Island Discovery Madagascar
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