Day 1 Paris-Antananarivo
Arrival in Madagascar at Ivato airport. Meet by our speaking guide and transfer to hotel . Overnight in hotel: first choice at Carlton hotel.//Second choice at Tana plaza hotel
Day 2 :ANTANANARIVO-ANTSIRABE : 170 km / 3h Drive across the highlands through a beautiful landscape with its rice fields on stage and eroded hills. Stop at Ambatolampy city craft to visit a small-scale factory pot aluminum smelters. Arrival in Antsirabe, visit of that « city of water »with its market as well as a few workshops and crafts shops : precious stones and jewellers, thumbnail and embroidery workshop, artisan workshop for horn transformation …have an insight into the working and Malagasy daily life. … Installation at the hotel. Overnight in hotel: first choice at Soa guest house// Second choice at Royal Palace hotel
Day 3 : ANTSIRABE- RANOMAFANA : 265 km/ 6h After breakfast, drive through the highlands to Ambositra the center of Madagascar wood carving industry to buy some souvenirs and have lunch. Continue on to Ranomafana. Dinner and overnight at First choice: Setamlodge// Second choice: Chez Gaspard
Day 4 : RANOMAFANA-FIANARANTSOA : 60km/ 1h30 Day in the rainforest : trekking and exploring the fauna and flora , getting in touch with lemurs, chameleons and others animals…The National park of Ranomafana is renowned as one of Madagascar’ s highlights . In the afternoon, drive to Fianarantsoa, the gate of the south and capital of Betsileo’s tribes for overnight. Overnight at first choice hotel: Zomatel // Second choice: at Cotsoyanis hotel
Day 5 : FIANARANTSOA-RANOHIRA 295 km/ 6H After breakfast, head to the Isalo massif. Stop at Ambalavao to visit the Antemoro paper factory before continuing to a different landscape : the dry south. We leave the rice fields and Rocky Mountains to enter in the dry landscape of the south. If arrival is on time in Ranohira, go to the “ Isalo’s window to appreciate the sunset . Dinner and overnight at First choice: Le Relais de la reine hotel// Second choice: Isalo Ranch
Day 6 : ISALO With local guides, explore the National park of Isalo. Walking through an eroded mountains giving different images like crocodiles, tortoise, a queen… before reaching the “natural swimming pool”. Along the trekking, see the pachypodium, rosalatum, elephant’s foot, a native species of Aloe and endemic in Isalo, lemurs as sifaka, brown lemurs and ringtailed lemurs, birds, lizards and sometimes snakes. Dinner and overnight at First choice: Le Relais de la reine hotel// Second choice: Isalo Ranch
DAY 7 : ISALO-TULEAR 272 km/ 4h-IFATY 30KM/45MN Another scenery, along the way, see the baobab’s forest, colored tombs. Overnight at First choice: Hotel Paradisier Second choice: Hotel de la plage.
Day 8-9 : IFATY Day at leisure at the beach: diving, pirogue on your own. Overnight at First choice: Hotel Paradisier Second choice: Hotel de la plage.
Day 10 : IFATY-TULEAR-ANTANANARIVO-PARIS Flight back to Antananarivo and connecting flight to Paris.
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