RN7 TOUR

TOUR DESTINATIONS: TANA – ANTSIRABE – RANOMAFANA – RANOHIRA – TULEAR –
IFATY – 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 – FIANARANTSOA:
Visit of Ranomafana National Park in the morning, located on rain
forested uphill that lies at an altitude of 800 to 1200 meters.
Ranomafana NP was created in 1990 after the discovery in 1986 of the
“Golden bamboo lemur” (scientific name is Hapalemur Aureus). Lunch at
your charge. Then head towards Fianarantsoa. You will make a short
city tour to the “old town” of Fianarantsoa. The only train that is
still working in Madagascar for passengers is departing from this town
to Manakara. Overnight at your hotel on bed and breakfast basis
•       La Rizière hotel
•       Villa Sainte Sylvestre

DAY5: FIANARANTSOA-RANOHIRA:
Continue to Ambalavao where we will visit the Antemoro paper workshop
in Ambalavao. Stop at Anja Private Reserve for a short walk during
which we will have the opportunity to see the Catta Lemurs and other
brown lemurs, and depending on the season, reptiles. Continue to
Isalo. On your way down to Ranohira, you’ll pass by the “Porte du
Sud”, and cross the Plateau of Horombe. Check in at your hotel upon
arrival. Overnight at your hotel on bed and breakfast basis
•       Isalo Ranch
•       Orchide of Isalo

DAY6: 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 7: 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

 

DAY8-9: 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
•       Jardin de L’Isle

DAY 10: 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

DAY11: 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:
From 2 to 5 people 985 euro per person
From 6 to 9 people 785 euro per person
From 10 and more 685 euro per person

INCLUDED:
•       Land transporting + fuel
•       Driver
•       Driver/guide + their food & his accommodation
•       Escort of an English speaking tour guide
•       National Park and private reserve fees
•       Transfer airport/hotel /airport
•       Accommodations listed on the tour programme based on midrange hotel
in bed and breakfast
•       City tour of Tana
•       Domestic ticket flight (TLE-TNR)

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

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