EXPLORING THE SOUTH for 20 days
D1 – ANTANANARIVO – ANDASIBE
Early morning to transfert to the Analamazotra Reserve (Périnet) which protects the largest of Madagascar' s lemurs, the Indri. Visit unique wildlife through rainforest by night. Dinner and overnight at the hôtel.
D2 – ANDASIBE – ANALAMAZAOTRA RESERVE / MANTADIA NATIONAL PARK
Full day to visit Analamazaotra R / Mantadia NP with early start to see endemic birds, active lemurs of this eastern rain forest. Many tours are available depend mainly on traveller’s interests and physical conditions. . Dinner and overnight at the hôtel.
D3 – ANDASIBE – ANTANANARIVO – ANTSIRABE
Wake up by piercing morning calls of Indri, after breakfast drive to Antsirabe. Admire the typical fabulous Highland landscape as well as the Merina population with their Asian features. . Dinner and overnight at the hôtel.
D4 – ANTSIRABE – ANTOETRA
A city tour, few artisanal factories’ visit, Andraikiba Lake before carry on to Ambositra, reputed to be the best
sculptors and workers in marquetry. Their carvings got UNESCO cultural heritage. Join the village of Antoetra. . Dinner and overnight at the hôtel.
D5 – ANTOETRA – IVATO – IFASINA – ANTOETRA
Trekking to Ivato, Ifasina to explore the unique architecture, to see the simple way of life of Tanala tribes basically depend on forest. . Dinner and overnight at the hôtel.
D6 – ANTOETRA – RANOMAFANA
Leave Antoetra for Ambositra, carry on to the rainforest Ranomafana National Park. Visit by night to see the famous mouse lemur,... . Dinner and overnight at the hôtel.
D7 – RANOMAFANA – MANAKARA
Visit by day to see lots of birds, frogs, lemurs, orchids, medicinal plants and other endemic species. After free lunch, by car heading to Manakara. . Dinner and overnight at the hôtel.
D8 – MANAKARA
Free day at leisure: possibility to manage a trip with locally-made canoe to visit the fisher’s village along the Pangalanes Canal or just relax on the beach. . Dinner and overnight at the hôtel.
D9 – MANAKARA – FIANARANTSOA ( by train)
After early breakfast, transfert to the railway station. You live unforgettable moment during your trip by train that circulates like a snake between mountain, jungle, tunnels, bridges and your contact with Tanal tribes. Our driver will pick us up from Fianarantsoa station. . Dinner and overnight at the hôtel.
D10 – FIANARANTSOA – AMBALAVAO – ANDRINGITRA
Off we go to Ambalavao reputed for the manufacture of Antaimoro paper, zebu region also. After free lunch, by car towards the Andringitra National Park to trek through a clear level paths in one of the highest mountain chains of Madagascar. Overnight in bivouac / camp. B, picnic L & D
D11,12,13 – ANDRINGITRA
Visit of the national parc. Several trekking are proposed to discover the région. Dinner and overnight at the hôtel.
D14 – ANDRINGITRA – RANOHIRA
Drive south passing through the huge and boundless savannas of Horombe, we arrive in the village of Ranohira. Dinner and overnight at the hôtel.
D15 – RANOHIRA
The whole day to discover the extraordinary solid massif of Isalo National Park: in the morning trekking to the spectacular natural swimming pool and to visit the « Fenêtre de l’ Isalo » at sunset. Many tours are proposed according to physical conditions. Dinner and overnight at the hôtel.
D16 – RANOHIRA – TOLIARY
Leave Isalo towards the south-western coast. On the way, discover the first baobabs and many Mahafaly tombs. Arrive in Tuléar, the capital of the South. Possibility to visit the ADES SOLAR, a Swiss project about solar stoves. Dinner and overnight at the hôtel.
D17 – TOLIARY – ANAKAO
Boat transfer to Anakao. A Vezo fisherman’s village with its long white sand beach along a crystal blue lagoon, Dinner and overnight at the hôtel.
D18,19 – ANAKAO
Free day at leisure: a perfect spot for diving and snorkelling, or simply enjoying "farniente". Different excursions are proposed from Anakao to nearby islet such as Nosy Ve, or to the Saint-Augustin bay.
D20 – ANAKAO – TOLIARY – ANTANANARIVO – PARIS (by flight)
Back to Toliary by boat, flight to Antananarivo, connect with flights homeward.B
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