TOUR DESTINATIONS: TANA – ANTSIRABE – RANOMAFANA –MANAKARA –
FIANARANTSOA – RANOHIRA – ISALO –TULEAR – TANA


DAY1: ANTANANARIVO or TANA:
Arrival at the international airport of Madagascar, we will meet and
welcome you at the airport of Antananarivo and will transfer you to
your hotel. You will be briefed on your Madagascar guide at the
comfort of your hotel. Overnight at your hotel on bed and breakfast
basis.
•       Chalet de Rose
•       Sakamanga
•       La Ribaudiere
•       La Villette hotel

DAY2: TANA-ANTSIRABE:
Meet your driver after breakfast and then continue to Antsirabe. Stop
at Ambatolampy for a visit of a workshop working on recycled
aluminiumn, a good example of Malagasy know-how and handicraft skills.
Continue to Antsirabe; check in at the hotel upon arrival. Antsirabe
is a thermal town also famous for the handicraft workshops. Be sure to
enjoy the taste of a true Malagasy beer whilst here. An option is to
visit the two crater lakes of Andraikiba and Tritriva. Legend says
that there were two young lovers forbidden to marry by their parents,
so they threw themselves into Tritriva and drowned. Overnight at your
hotel on bed and breakfast basis.
•       Les Chambres du Voyageur
•       La Residence Camelia
•       Couleur Café hotel

DAY3: ANTSIRABE -RANOMAFANA:
Breakfast at the hotel. Hit the road southwards to Ranomafana, passing
by Ambositra and visit. Ambositra is the Zafimaniry capital.
Zafimaniry being people of the forest, they have for year mastered
woodcarving and all wooden furniture manufacturing. The Zafimaniry
Capital is a real work of art; the shutters and walls are carved in
geometric designs inspired by Arabic designs. Lunch at your charge.
Continuation to Ranomafana and check in at the hotel by the end of the
afternoon. Overnight at your hotel on bed and breakfast basis
•       Manja hotel
•       Grenat hotel

DAY4: RANOMAFANA NP:
Exploring of Ranomafana. This is the best reserve for lemurs’
encounters; no fewer than 12 species are seen in the park.
This includes the most notable two species: the golden bamboo lemur
and the greater bamboo lemur. Other mammals include the Malagasy
striped civet (strictly nocturnal) and Ranomafana NP is an excellent
chance of seeing it, eastern ring-tailed mongoose belongs to the
endemic subfamily Galidiinae.We will also see many species of birds,
chameleons. Afternoon transfer to Manakara. Overnight at your hotel on
bed and breakfast basis
•       Parthenay Club
•       H1 hotel

DAY5: MANAKARA:
Excursion to the Pangalana Channel. Afternoon visit of the town of
Manakara. Afternoon transfer to Manakara. Overnight at your hotel on
bed and breakfast basis
•       Parthenay Club
•       H1 hotel

DAY6: MANAKARA-FIANARANTSOA:
After the breakfast, we leave Manakara and continue to Fianarantsoa.
The train runs every WEDNESDAY AND SUNDAY connecting Manakara to
Fianarantsoa. Arrival in Fianarantsoa, then transfer to your hotel.
Overnight at your hotel on bed and breakfast basis
•       La Riziere hotel
•       Villa Sylvestre

DAY7: FIANARANTSOA-RANOHIRA:
Today we continue the trip along the National7; we then head to
Ambalavao, which is a very beautiful and quaint town. A visit to a
local workshop gives you an opportunity to see the craftsmen and women
at work, possibility to visit the famous zebu market which takes place
every Wednesday. We will stop at ANJA Park, which is a sanctuary of
ring- tailed lemurs and this reserve was created by the local village
to protect the fauna in Madagascar. It’s a perfect opportunity to come
close to the lemurs, take some great photos and witness how local
villages can make a positive impact on protecting the environment.
After lunch we continue our trip till Ranohira by passing through the
non-man land plateaux of Horombe.
Arrival at Ranohira by the end of the afternoon. Possibility to visit
the natural rock windows for sunset photos. Overnight at your hotel on
bed and breakfast basis
•       Isalo Ranch
•       Orchide of Isalo


DAY8: ISALO NP:
Breakfast at the hotel. Today we explore the bizarre landscapes that
are scattered throughout Isalo National Park, and with a little luck
we might encounter the three lemur species that are found here the
Red-fronted Brown Lemur, the highly charismatic Ring-tailed Lemur and
the loping bipedal Verreaux’s Sifaka. Picnic lunch during the visit
(at your charge), and return to the hotel in the afternoon. Time
permitting will allow for a turn at the window of Isalo, one of the
most famous spots of this National Park. It is where people generally
take pictures of the sunset reflecting on the sandstone massif.
Overnight at your hotel on bed and breakfast basis
•       Isalo Ranch
•       Orchide of Isalo

 DAY 9: RANOHIRA – TULEAR – IFATY:
Continue to Tuléar after breakfast. You will pass by Ilakaka, the
sapphire town. This used to be a small village before is expanded in
an amazing way from 1998, since the discovery of a sapphire mine. From
this point of the road, you will see the difference in habitat, which
is different from Ranomafana evergreen forest, to the dryness of
Isalo, and then the lush green vegetation within the massif, and
finally going drier southwards. The forests around Tuléar are typical
dry forests, and bushes. On the road, you will see a few baobabs as
well, a different species from those seen in Morondava. Also, funerary
arts seen on the local Mahafaly tombs. Arrival in Tuléar, lunch at
your charge. Overnight at your hotel on bed and breakfast basis
•       Bella Donna
•       Le Nautilus
•       Jardin de L’Isle

 DAY10-11: IFATY:
Relaxing days at Ifaty. Possible visit of the Reniala reserve known as
the forest of baobab. Overnight at your hotel on bed and breakfast
basis
•       Bella Donna
•       Le Nautilus

DAY 12: IFATY –TULEAR-TANA
Transfer to the airport of Tuléar following your flight schedule to
Tana. Overnight at your hotel on bed and breakfast basis.
•       Chalet de Rose
•       Sakamanga
•       La Ribaudiere
•       La Villette hotel

DAY13: INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT TRANSFER:
Before we transfer you to the international airport of Tana, we will
offer a free city tour depending your time. This can be the visit of
the Lemur’s Park located 23 Km West of Tana or the Queen’s Palace
located at 18 Km North of Tana following the shopping time at La Route
Digue on the way to the airport. End of our services.

PRICING:
2 to 5 People   1385 Euro per person
6 to 9 People   1185 Euro per person
10 to more People       1085 Euro per person

INCLUDED
•       Land transporting + fuel
•       Driver guide
•       Driver + his food & his accommodation
•       Park Entrances fees & guides
•       Transfer airport/hotel /airport
•       Accommodations listed on the tour programme based on midrange hotel
•       City tour of Tana
•       Train ticket Fianarantsoa/Manakara (1st class)
•       Escort of an English speaking guide during the tour
•       Domestic ticket flight ( TLE-TNR)

EXCLUDED
•       lnternational ticket flight
•       Food & drink
•       Tips
•       Personal spending money

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