THE UNIQUE ADVENTURE for 24 days
D1 – ANTANANARIVO
Discover the fascinating cultural mix of architectural styles an its people in a city tour. Dinner and overnight at the hôtel.
D2 – ANTANANARIVO – FORT DAUPHIN
Transfert to the airport, flight to Fort Dauphin. Guided visit to Nahampoana Reserve: a botanical garden, has four species including the dancinglemur, Verreaux's Sifaka. In the forest, waterfalls and natural swimming pools offer quiet and secluded picnic sites. B, picnic L & D
D3, 4 – FORT DAUPHIN
A full day in the Evatra and Lokaro area passing through mangroves, lakes and lagoon areas with the option for snorkeling on the very different east coast side. B, Picnic L& D. The following day : free day at leisure, swim in Madagascar' s most beautiful beach « Libanona » or visit another interesting spots such as ilots des Portugais, Peak Saint Louis, Andohaela Reserve. Dinner and overnight at the hôtel.
D5 – FORT DAUPHIN – LAVANONO
Drive to Lavanono longing the coast passing through exotic spiny desert, Faux Cap, a calm and lovely village, the place where aepyornis eggs can be found. Nice trip with beautiful wild landscape. Dinner and overnight at the hôtel.
D6 – LAVANONO – AMPANIHY
Carry on northwards : the weaving of mohair is a thriving business here. Possibility to visit the carpet "factory" and the biggest strikking Baobab in Madagascar. B & D
D7 – AMPANIHY – TOLIARY – IFATY
Heading to the capital of the South, Toliara, by passing through Betioky small village, continuation to Ifaty beach resorts Dinner and overnight at the hôtel.
D8 – IFATY
Transfert to Ifaty, this bay is famous for the beauty of its coral barrier. Apnea and bottle divings are proposed as sea excursions. Dinner and overnight at the hôtel.
D9 – IFATY – TOLIARY – RANOHIRA
Continue northwards to Toliary where you have the possibility to visit the ADES SOLAR, a Swiss project about solar stoves. To Ranohira across the giant baobab trees, the bush vegetation as well as the large, rectangular, posts and Mahafaly tombs well decorated with drawings. Dinner and overnight at the hôtel.
D10 – 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.
D11 – RANOHIRA – ANDRINGITRA
Go to Andringitra National Park to trek through a clear level paths in one of the highest mountain chains of Madagascar. B, Picnic L&D
D12 – ANDRINGITRA
The whole day is devoted to wander, to discover endemic fauna and flora through untouched forests, paddy fields and to get contact with simple way of life practiced by the inhabitants. Many trekking tours are proposed according to physical conditions. B, Picnic L&D
D13 – ANDRINGITRA – RANOMAFANA
Off we go to Ambalavao reputed for the manufacture of Antaimoro paper, zebu region also, continue to the rainforest of Ranomafana NP: cross a striking landscape, tropical vegetation will take your breath away. Visit of this by night to see the famous mouse lemur,... B&D
D14 – RANOMAFANA
Visit by day to see lots of birds, frogs, lemurs, orchids, medicinal plants and other endemic species. After trekking, possibility to relax and bathe into the thermal swimming pool in the region. B&D
D15 – RANOMAFANA – MANAKARA
By car heading to Manakara, cross a striking landscape, tropical vegetation will take your breath away. B&D
D16 – MANAKARA – SAHAMBAVY (by train)
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 Sahambavy station. B, L on board & D
D17 – SAHAMBAVY – ANTSIRABE
Sahambavy, the unique tea plantation in Madagascar. Possibility to visit its factory to discover the process of tea since its preparation up to its packaging. Drive to Antsirabe. Dinner and overnight at the hôtel.
D18 – ANTSIRABE – ANDASIBE
After a city tour, heading to Antananarivo, on the way admire the typical fabulous Highland landscape as well as the Merina population with their Asian features. Carry on to Andasibe to ANALAMAZAOTRA Special Reserve, home of the unique Indri, the world's largest lemur. B&D
D19 – ANDASIBE
Wake up by piercing morning calls of Indri, early diurnal visit for wildlife especially indri lemurs and birds are at their most active and easiest to find, explore also orchids, medicinal plants,... Fantastic spots to nature lovers either travellers or scientists. B&D
D20 – ANDASIBE – MANAMBATO
Drive to Manambato , a relaxing place , located on the shore of Rasoabe lake, with its lovely seaside and lakeside full of vegetations. On the way, pass more of the typical villages of the Betsimisaraka ethnic group. B&D
D21 – MANAMBATO – AKANIN’ NY NOFY
By boat to Ankanin’ny Nofy along the Pangalanes Canal: discover the simple life of Betsimisaraka mainly on water resource, cross many locally-made canoes, the only means of transport for local people to carry their goods. B&D
D22 – AKANIN’NY NOFY
Morning visit of Palmarium Reserve to view wildlife: for Nature lover, number of rare plants such as palm trees, orchids and reptiles. Different species of lemurs live freely in trees. Possibility to swim, walk along the Indian Ocean shore, visit the small village of Andranokoditra. B&D
D23 – AKANIN’NY NOFY – TOAMASINA
Transfer by boat to Tamatave by crossing the Pangalanes Canal. A multitude of lakes and natural lagoons are seen with ever-green landscapes around: pandanus and traveller’s trees. B&D
D24 – TOAMASINA – ANTANANARIVO – PARIS ( by flight)
Transfert to the airport, flight to Antananarivo, connect with flights homeward.B
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