3.100 € /personne
The great Malagasy South, a wild and unknown territory of the general public but which contains the most beautiful natural sites of the island.
It is here that the Tropic of Capricorn crosses this geographical area. Leathery and thorny plants composed of cactus, aloe and savannah peculiar to the semi-desert are the main vegetation that can be seen during the exploration of this part of the island. From time to time, we can see plantations of periwinkles, peppers or cape peas whose products are destined for export. These are the main riches of the region in addition to herds of zebus.
- Duration: 21 days and 20 nights
Period: MAY TO NOVEMBER
LEVEL OF PHYSICAL DIFFICULTYGOOD PHYSICAL CONDITION
PROVIDER: SUDMADATREK VOYAGES
2 * OR 3 * HOTEL ACCOMMODATION
(Local standards), basic double or twin room
Minimum: 2 persons – Maximum: 16 persons.
- Duration: 21 days and 20 nights
D1 & 2: TANA – FORT DAUPHIN
Meet and greet at the airport, transfer to the hotel at the edge of Galion Bay.
Night at the hotel
D3: FORT DAUPHIN – BERENTY
On the way to the Berenty private reserve. The road leading to Berenty will allow you to discover the peculiarities of the countries of Anosy: lush landscape, carnivorous plants and endemic trihedral palms. Stop on the way to discover stelae and mortuary stones. Early evening guided tour of the Berenty reserve to discover various species of nocturnal lemurs. Installation in half board at the cottage.
D4: BERENTY- FALSE CAP
Continental breakfast at the hotel. Guided tour of the reserve to discover various species of lemurs including lemurs’ dancers, turtles and various species of birds. The flora is also very interesting, there is still a superb bamboo forest that will impress the most hardened. Visit the Androy Museum to learn more about the habits and customs of Antandroy: museum integrated to the reserve, exhibiting parts of everyday life Antandroy, musical instruments, objects for divination … Visit the factory of sisal, planting to factory treatments.
And on the track for Ambovombe and Faux cap.
Night at the cottage
D5: FAUX CAP – CAP SAINTE MARIE – LAVANONO
We take the road again to join CAP SAINTE MARIE, the extreme south of the island. Beautiful beaches, high sandstone cliffs, and caves offer a dream landscape at the tip of southern Madagascar. Located between the waters of the Mozambique Channel and those of the Indian Ocean, Cape Sainte Marie is beaten by the winds and offers the appearance of “end of the world”. From July to November it is possible to observe the migration of humpback whales and their calves. There is also débrpyornis egg debris, the largest known bird that some associate with the rock-bird legends of Sinbad the Sailor. Their collection is forbidden to preserve these invaluable vestiges of the past. Accessible all year long, but to visit preferably during the coolest months. After the track for Lavanono. Installation at the hotel
D6: LAVANONO – ITAMPOLO
Departure after breakfast to reach Itampolo. Crossed the two great rivers of Menarandra and Linta. The track is very bad because we ride on tracks for zebu carts. Admire always some special and endemic vegetations in the south and also the Mahafaly tombs and cactus forests. Discovery of endemic turtles from Madagascar. Picnic on the road. Night at the hotel
Free day, possibility of snoerkling, canoe tours or simply lazing.
Night at the hotel
D8: ITAMPOLO – ANAKAO
On the way to Beheloka and Anakao. We drive on sandy tracks always admiring the tombs and different species of vegetation. Lunch in Beheloka and possibility to enjoy one of the most beautiful beach on the island before continuing to Anakao. Night at the hotel
D9 & J10: ANAKAO
Anakao, with its long beach, Vezo fishermen is almost accessible only by the sea. It is also possible to get there from Tuléar via local travel agencies.
The village keeps an image close to the paradise for travelers in need of idleness, far from the mass tourism, where the main activities are to attend the return of peaches, to dive in bottles or palms-mask-snorkel.
The place retains its authenticity that will seduce all those who can sacrifice a little comfort (hot water is rare and rudimentary accommodation).
Nearby, you can discover the island of Nosy Ve and its beautiful backgrounds, its deserted beach and its bird colonies (including the straw-tail). The island is now protected and an entrance fee is required to visit it.
Night at the hotel
D11: ANAKAO – RANOHIRA
Transfer by boat to Tulear. And then, on road to Ranohira.
Discover the villages of sapphire researchers.
Transfer to the hotel
Early departure for the discovery of the ruiniform massif of ISALO. Start of the hike in CANYON DES MAKI. Possibility to see the LEMURS CATTA and the lemurs “vazaha”. Then, continue the walk by the ridge to reach the natural pool, a small oasis in the middle of arid vegetation. Magnificent view of the whole massif of Isalo, the big canyon and the desert plateau of Ihorombe. Picnic near the natural pool & swimming. End of the hike through the cascade of nymphs. Night at the hotel
D13: RANOHIRA – FIANARANTSOA
Departure after breakfast and transfer to FIANARANTSOA.
Passage to Ambalavao, visit of the PAPER ANTEMORO production workshop, and wild silk weaving. Arrival in Fianarantsoa in the afternoon. Visit the photographer Pierrot Men’s studio, visit the old town. Night at the hotel
D14: FIANARANTSOA – MANAKARA
Journey with the famous FCE train to reach Manakara. Crossing many villages and meetings with the local population. Beautiful vegetation, landscapes of greenery, waterfalls and cliffs along the railway line. Night at the hotel
D15: MANAKARA- RANOMAFANA
Discovery Day Pangalana Canal: Day trip by traditional canoe to discover the fishing villages. Between Indian Ocean and Filaos, you will be lulled by the tranquility of brackish waters. Swimming at the Indian Ocean and picnic in a small village. After
On the way to the South-East coast to Antemoro country. Many Antanala villages. Arrival in Ranomafana and visit the baths: bathing. Night visit near the point of view to see the microcèbes, the smallest lemur of Madagascar, and other nocturnal animals. Night at the hotel
D16 to D18: RANOMAFANA 6 to 7 walking a day
The name of Ranomafana has long been associated with the thermalism of which it is the second site of the island. Today it evokes still more the treasures of the forest of the East and the Ecotourism. Since June 2007, Ranomafana and 5 other Eastern Coast Parks have been collectively admitted to Unesco World Heritage. Accessible from Ambohimahasoa on the RN7 and covering an area of 41,600 ha, the Ranomafana National Park is one of the best equipped for the discovery of the biodiversity of the Eastern Rainforest. Nestled in a mountainous area with plenty of water, which earned it the nickname of “Land of Mists”, the island’s second thermal site, it alternates between green cliffs and streams dotted with waterfalls. It contains 12 species of lemurs whose territories are well known (Black Sifaka diadem, Hapalémur Aureus, Hapalémur Simus, or Microcebus Rufus, the smallest lemur which is observed at night Talatakely site). Ranomafana is a Mecca of birdwatching, has 114 species of birds of Madagascar, to watch and listen especially in September-October. Chameleons are here the most colorful and the most attractive. Tree species have many valuable or medicinal species. In the undergrowth, pandanus, ferns, orchids, lianas and strangler figs accentuate the tropical character of the forest. The itineraries are focused on the observation of a particularly rich fauna and flora with possibilities of nocturnal visits, as well as on the discovery of cultural and historical sites.
We will spend 3 days trekking and discovering one of the most beautiful park in Madagascar, we will spend 2 nights in bivouacs in the middle of the rainforest.
D19: RANOMAFANA – ANTSIRABE
Transfer to Antsirabe. Passage to Ambositra, the capital of Malagasy crafts.
Discovery of the typical landscapes of the highlands, between terracotta house and terraced rice field.
Lunches in Ambositra.
Free afternoon in Antsirabe.
Night at the hotel
Discover the Vakinakaratra region by bike.
It takes about 18 kilometers to reach the lakes (7km to Andraikiba + 11km to Tritriva). Take the RN34 towards West Antsirabe, then, 7km, turn left to reach the 1st Andraikiba Lake. At the end of 500m, the lake appears on the right, as well as the fishermen who live from the fishing of freshwater fish, such as tilapia, the carp or the black bass.
To reach the second lake, Lake Tritriva, considered sacred by the Malagasy, continue straight on a red dirt track on 10km. crossing typical upland landscapes with brick houses. The area is very fertile because the land is volcanic. Leave the mountain bike at the village of Belazao, then, just at the exit of the village, take a small climb to the right that leads to the sacred lake, tucked between the cliffs. The depth of this lake exceeds one hundred meters, and presents deep blue-green colors. The guardian of this sacred lake will be present to narrate the legend of the Malagasy Romeo and Juliet.
Return to Antsirabe and overnight at the hotel
D21: ANTSIRABE – TANA
Transfer on Tana.
Visit of the dike market.
Day use at the hotel and transfer to the airport and return flight in the evening
- Discovery tour and hikes
- The crossing of 3 provinces of Madagascar
- The typical landscapes of the highlands: terraced rice fields, architecture
- The typical landscapes of the great south with its beaches, dunes, and aloalo
- The visit of craft workshops
- The meeting with the local population (mahafaly, antanosy, Merina, Zafimaniry, Betsileo, Bara and Vezo)
- Antanala villages
- The Isalo massif and its canyons
- The exceptional fauna and flora of Madagascar
- The Berenty reserve
- The lagoon and the seaside pleasures of the most beautiful beaches of the island
- Fort Dauphin and its surroundings
PRICE PER PERSON SHARING from 1720 € TTC
The indicated price is per person,
for a package stay of 21 days / 20 nights. Non-contractual program that can be modified at any time.
Tour of 21 days / 20 nights
- Accommodation on the basis of a double or twin room
- The meals as specified
- Meet and greet at the airport
- Entrance Parks/ reserve and local guide fees
- Visits and excursions mentioned in the program
- Private 4X4 with Driver
- An English speaking guide for the whole tour
- Train Fianarantsoa to manakara
- All the transfers airports – hotels – airports
- All flights coast and visa fee
- The single room supplement (230 €)
- All drinks.
- Extra and other expenses than those proposed by the formula.
- Personal expenses Tips.
- Cancellation, assistance and repatriation insurance
Passport (children included) valid at least 6 months after returning to home country. Out of European Union, consult your consulate
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