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SUSTAINABLE TOURISM MADAGASCAR

165 € /personne

Trek of 3 days in the region of Ambohimahamasina. A circuit that combines adventure with real encounters with local people. Participating in this trek is contributing to the protection of the forest corridor and the cultural value of the site.

Duration: 3 days and 2 nights

Period: ALL YEAR

LEVEL OF PHYSICAL DIFFICULTY
GOOD PHYSICAL CONDITION

PROVIDER: SUDMADATREK VOYAGES

CAMPING AND GITE ON FULL BOARD

REQUIRED PERSON

Minimum: 4 persons – Maximum: 16 persons.

D1: Fianarantsoa – Solidarity Immersion
5 hours of walking with 400m + elevation gain

Departure from Ranomafana to reach the municipality of Ambohimahamasina which is 45km east of Ambalavao. A 1 hour drive to reach the chief town of Ambohimahamasina Commune, we will start an hour hike through the village of Andranomangitsy and staying at the foot of the mountain Angavoa. The road finally gives a view on the beautiful village of Andalandranovao located at the foot of rice terraces where our first guests are waiting for us to serve the first lunch based on rice. We stay with them for the meal and then continue east towards the village of Vohimarina to approach the mountain of Itaolana. From the bottom of the valley lined with rice fields, the summit that we will climb the day of tomorrow is facing us in all its splendor, covered with its adornment of sacred primary forest. This first small walk will give a taste of the stay that we will spend together. Arrived at the family housing at the end of the afternoon.

Night at the inhabitant

D2: Solidarity Immersion
6 hours of walking with 500m + and 400m- of elevation gain

The second day, we will climb two peaks, one of which is a sacred mountain. We will evolve for 3 hours, first in the middle cultures on tavy where you will meet the first two positions of the guard of the kingdom. The guide will realize the “saotra” (request to the ancestors) for the good progress of the hike, and then one will enter on the heart of the primary forest. We will then pass the third guard post to reach the first summit and the stele of the King. To reach the second summit which is 30 minutes from the first, we will cross the rainforest to then go up a line of ridges that offer a splendid view. On one side is the humid forest of the east of the country Tanala, and on the other the territory of the Commune with in the background the Andringitra massif. We will finally begin the descent through the forest for 2 hours, to reach the rice fields, the eucalyptus forests. Arrival in the village of Ambalahazo, meeting with our 2nd host family. Ten minutes away is a lake where an association of women from the village develops craft activities that we will visit.

D3: Solidarity Immersion – Fianarantsoa

3 hours of walking with 250m of elevation gain
after breakfast, we will visit a craft forge to discover the art of shaping agricultural tools. Here, the blacksmith will initiate you to some gestures with the hammer and the bellows in hand. After, lunch with the family, and then we will visit the weavers and discover how wild works silk. To finish the stay, return to Ambohimahamasina the chief town place. After lunch, back to Ambalavao.
In Ambalavao, visit of the artisanal paper mill Antemoro. The process, which turns into vegetable paper from the mulberry bark Avoha was introduced in Madagascar in the 15th century by the Arabs and the Malagasy still use the exact same technique in this small workshop of Ambalavao.
Possibility to visit the Anja Reserve, a fair park founded by the association of four small villages (located +/- 10 km from Ambalavao) where you can see lemurs and chameleons. You will be seduced by this project that directly helps the development of these isolated villages and the improvement of the standard of living of the local population (not counting the reforestation projects and preservation of biodiversity undertaken). Back to Fianarantsoa.

End of our services in Fianarantsoa.

HIGHLIGHT TOUR

  • Sustainable tourism
  • The rainforest
  • The lemurs
  • The countryside

TARIF : à partir de :       165€ /personne

 Conditions

Le prix indiqué s’entend par personne pour un forfait  trek de 3 jours

Prestations incluses

Transfert en A/R , carburant aller et retour du véhicule, chauffeur, hébergements et restaurations en pension complète, porteurs, la présence d’un guide accompagnateur SMT

Prestations non incluses

Sacs de couchages, boissons, Les extra et autres dépenses que celles proposées par la formule. Les frais personnels Les pourboires. Les assurances annulation, assistance et rapatriement

COMPULSORY PARTS

Individual passport, including for minor children, valid at least 6 months after the date
back from the stay. For foreign nationals outside the European Union, consult your
consulate.

HEALTH

We recommend you to be up to date with your usual vaccinations.

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