The Beautiful South

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Duration :12nights/ 13 Days
Type of service : Hotel with breakfast
Accommodation : Top (Luxury) or Midrange
Vehicle type : 4WD or a BUS
Language of the driver / guide : English, French, Malagasy
Period :January to December
Price : from 750 Euros per person

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS : Andasibe reserve, Ranomafana rainforest, Anja reserveIsalo National Park ,Ifaty

  • Detailed Itinerary

  • Price and Condition

DAY 1: TANA

While arriving at Ivato international airport in Antananarivo (Tana for short), meet Ortour representative, and then transfer to your hotel for check-in and overnight in hotel du Louvre (Top) or Hotel Tripolitsa or Chalet des Roses (high-midrange), in BB.

DAY 2: TANA – ANDASIBE

Morning departure heading to Andasibe (roughly 4 hour drive) also known as Perinet… Upon arrival, visit the Vakona reserve where four species of day lemurs including the black and white ruffed-lemur, the browns, ring-tails, the dancing sifakas and the modest eastern bamboo lemur, would be ready for photo. You’d be enjoying the unforgettable fun time spent at this so-called ‘lemurs island’. Overnight at Top Hotel: Vakona Forest Lodge (Top) in BB or at Andasibe Hotel or in Midrange Hotel: at the hotel Feon’ny Ala or at Grace Lodge in BB.

DAY 3: ANDASIBE – TANA

After breakfast, we will explore the Analamazoatra reserve in search of the biggest lemurs called Indri indri, the lemur panda, whose eerie calls can be heard miles away from your hotel. Mild walk in the forest would surely grant you a great deal of windows of opportunity to spot not only the indri but also other lemurs such as the golden sifaka, the eastern woolly lemurs, without forgetting endemics birds and reptiles like the Parson chameleon, the tiny nose-horned chameleons, and so forth. After the visit, leave Andasibe and drive to Antananarivo overnighting at hotel du Louvre (Top) or in Hotel Tripolitsa or Chalet des Roses (high-midrange), in BB.

DAY 4: TANA- ANTSIRABE

After breakfast, morning drive toward the national road RN7, through the high plateau’s mountainous and rice field landscape. While arriving in Antsirabe, visit the surrounding areas and various workshops of semi and precious stones. In the afternoon, visit the “Tritriva” lake also worth to see because of the panoramic view of the Vakinakaratra.Overnight at: Top Hotel: Plumeria, in BB or in high-midrange: at the Vatolahy or at Chambre des Voyageurs or at hotel Couleur Café, in BB.

DAY 5: ANTSIRABE – AMBOSITRA – RANOMAFANA

We continue our journey heading to Ambositra, the capital of the Malagasy handicrafts. We will visit some workshops during our stop in this city where you will have time to buy some souvenirs. After lunch, we depart to Ranomafana national park. Overnight at Top Hotel: Thermal or Setam Lodge, in HB or in Midrange Hotel: at the hotel Grenat or at Karibo hotel, in BB.

DAY 6: VISIT AT RANOMAFANA NATIONAL PARK – AMBALAVAO

After breakfast, we will hike in the rainforest in search of the golden bamboo lemurs, the greater bamboo lemurs, and Milne Edward’s sifaka and at the same time see various species of plants, trees, insects and reptiles not forgetting some eerie animals including the satanic leaf-tailed geckos. Besides, there are 118 species of birds and 8 species of bats, as well as many rodents, batrachians, spiders and butterflies. After the visit, drive to Ambalavao passing by Fianarantsoa, the capital of the Betsileo tribe. Overnight at Tsienimparihy Lodge or La Varangue du Betsileo, (high-midrange) in BB.

DAY 7: AMBALAVAO – ISALO

After breakfast, we visit various places including the paper factory. Then, we continue our road trip toward south leaving behind the highlands of Madagascar while contemplating magnificent southern landscapes dominated by savanna, dry bush and semi desert land of southern Madagascar. We stop en route visiting theAnja Reserve, managed by local villagers. This reserve harbors the ring-tails, ground chameleons and many unique species of animals. After the visit, we continue our road trip till we reach Ranohira, well known for its striking grand canyon giving birth to the most visited park of Isalo. Overnight at Top Hotel: Jardin du Roy or Relais de la Reine or Isalo Rock Lodge, in HB or in Midrange Hotel: Isalo Ranch or Hotel Orchidée, (midrange) in BB.

DAY 8: ISALO

A whole day visit in the park through the canyons and oasis of Isalo would be our activities of today. During the hike, we will go to different places to see a panoramic view of the landscape. We will have several opportunities leading to the natural swimming pools and waterfalls. Then, another 4 km is necessary leading to the camping site. After lunch, extend your hike along the sheltered canyons reaching the ‘Piscine Blue and Noire’ called the cascade trails. Isalo is the home of the endemic bird called Benson’s Rock thrush, 14 species of nocturnal lemurs, 98 species of amphibians and reptiles. We will end our day contemplating the sunset over the famous window of Isalo.

Overnight at Top Hotel: Jardin du Roy  or at Relais de la Reine or Isalo Rock Lodge(Top), in HB or in Midrange Hotel: Isalo Ranch or Hotel Orchidée,(midrange)in BB.

DAY 9: ISALO – TULEAR – IFATY

After breakfast, we drive to Toliara, the capital of the Vezo fishing people. On our way, we will cross one the numerous villages formed by the sapphire rush. Besides, the famous Mahafaly tombs abound all along the way between Sakaraha and Tulear, having distinct cultural traits of this typical southern tribe, whose tombs display images that represent the daily life or dreams of the deceased. We shall have lunch in Tulear and then continue driving to Ifaty.Overnight at the hotel Belle Vue, (high-midrange) in BB or at the hotel Paradisier (top), in BB.

DAY 10-11: IFATY

Full day at leisure during your whole stay in Ifaty. However, some activities can be arranged by your hotel, on your charge. Ifaty grants you a relaxing place by the beach where you can go diving, snorkeling, take a dugout canoe ride with the Vezo fishermen. Besides, Ifaty spiny forest abounded by extraordinary vegetation of euphorbia, didieracea, and aloes is another important place to see the giant baobabs, the nocturnal southern sportive lemurs, some endemics birds like the sub-desert mesite found nowhere else, the running coua and so on. Overnight at the hotel Belle Vue,(high-midrange) in BB or at the hotel Paradisier (top), in BB.

DAY 12: IFATY – TULEAR – TANA

Drive to Tuléar; transfer to the airport to catch a flight heading back to Tana and settle in hotel du Louvre (Top) or at the Hotel Tripolitsa or at the Chalet des Roses (high-midrange), in BB.

DAY 13: TRANSFER AND FLY HOME

Transfer to the airport for flight back home. End of our service.

Participants Price per person for Top Option Price per person for Midrange  Option
1 Pax 3150€ 2350€
2Pax 1700€ 1280€
4 Pax 1250€ 850€
6 Pax 1240€ 820€
8 Pax 1230€ 800€
10 Pax 1150€ 750€

 

Included:

Car with driver who speaks English or Tour guide and driver

Fuel

Driver and his accommodation

Hotel in BB

Hotel in HB in Isalo and Ranomafana

Car insurance only

Local guide (More than 6 Pax)

Park entries

Transfers

 Excluded:

Tips

Local guide (Less than 6 Pax)

All lunches/dinners which are not mentioned above

Drinks

Internal flight (250 Euro)

Other activities which are not mentioned