Madagascar Classic Tour

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Duration 📅

9 Days

Flights ✈️

International flights are NOT included

Airport Transfer 🧳

Drop-Off, Pickup

Accommodation 🛏️

3 Star Hotel

Tour Size 🧑🏻‍🤝‍🧑🏻

Small Group

Transport 🚍

Airconditioned Vehicle, Domestic Flight

Language 🌐


Difficulty 🚥


Visa 🛂

NOT Included


8 Nights Accommodation
Fuel and Driver indemnification during all land transportation
All visits and excursions mentioned in the program
Entrance fees and local guide services in all parks and reserves mentioned in the program
Tourist’s taxes or vignette.
A bottle of mineral water per day per person

From: $1,930.00

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💎 Why we love it ?

The South – Colourful trip will show you the best of MADAGASCAR. It is a road trip of 1000Km starting from the main highland until the south coast. This is an unforgettable trip as every day is special and magic. You will drive on road national 7 through rainforests, wide savannahs, and spiny forests until the coast. On the way, discover the beautiful scenery, encounter over 7ethnic groups with their unique culture, and enjoy the marvelous eroded mountain of CANYON which is the most popular national park in this region. After the long and sensational drive, relax on the white sandy beach is worth doing either in Ifaty.

🏁 Tour Itinerary: Madagascar Classic Tour

Day 1 – Arrival at Antananarivo

Upon your arrival at the international airport of Ivato-Antananarivo meet your experienced English tour guide at the customs area. After clearing from immigration and customs, we will transfer you to your hotel in Antananarivo and you can rest and prepare yourself for your amazing 9 days Madagascar Classic Tour!

🏚️ Hotel Option in Antananarivo: 3 Metis hotel or similar.


Day 2 – Antananarivo – Antsirabe (B, D)

After having breakfast, check out the hotel and then drive to Antsirabe through the mountains, the hills, and the rice fields. On the way, you will see many burial tombs, some simple; others elaborate which play an important role in the local people and their fascination with the afterlife. Arrived in Antsirabe after 03 hours’ drive: the thermal station, “the water city» as it is called; it has become a very important economic city, famous for its fresh products and its mineral water, commonly called “Visy Gasy”. The town is well known as well on the numerous rickshaws and on precious and semi-precious stones. Check-in the hotel and after you will be free on your own to check the places around your hotel.

🏚️ Hotel Option in Antsirabe: H1 Hotel or similar.


Day 3 – Antsirabe – Ambositra – Fianarantsoa (B, D)

After having breakfast at the hotel, taking a short city tour of the town and its small manufacturer of corn horns of zebu, semi-precious stones. After, drive to Ambositra the capital of the Malagasy handicrafts. Visit of ARTEMISIA FIELD and the different shops, after visit continuation to Fianarantsoa. Upon arrival, we are taking a city tour in this town which is the capital of the Betsileo tribe.

🏚️ Hotel Option in Fianarantsoa: La Riziere or similar.


Day 4 – Fianarantsoa – Ambalavao (B, D)

After having breakfast at your hotel, leaving Fianarantsoa for the short time drives southwards, going down to the southern part. In Ambalavao there is an interesting factory making hand-made paper that is well worth visiting. On Wednesday the possibility to visit the Zebu Market, that is very interesting. In the afternoon, take a visit to the Anja villager’s reserve where you can spot easily the Ring-tailed Lemur. In the afternoon, the second part of our journey starts. We will go for a city tour to see the various processes at work and there will be a small gift shop at which you can buy some souvenirs.

🏚️ Hotel Option in Ambalavao: Aux Boungaivilliers or similar.


Day 5 – Ambalavao – Ranohira (B, D)

We take breakfast at the hotel and then leaving to Ihosy to the wide IHorombe grassland plains and on towards Ranohira. The scenery begins to change as you travel through the ‘Gateway to the South’ mountain and enter the attractive countryside of the Betsileo people where granite outcrops dominate the skyline. Here the village architecture also begins to change, from the single-story ‘African-style’ house to the double-story buildings of the central highlands where the people a more of kin to those from Southeast Asia than Africa.

🏚️ Hotel Option in Ranohira: Isalo Ranch Hotel or similar.


Day 6 – Ranohira (B, D)

Breakfast at the hotel and drive to the village of Ranohira to meet your local guide. Transfer to the parking lot where you start walking to where you can easily find the birds. You might spot bird species as Madagascar Hoopoe, Common Newtonia, Benson’s Rock-Thrush, White-Throated Rail, Madagascar Coucal, Madagascar Wagtail, Madagascar Kestrel, Bat Hawk, and with the chance the Juvenile Long-eared Owl.

🏚️ Hotel Option in Ranohira: Isalo Ranch Hotel or similar.


Day 7 – Ranohira – Tulear – Ifaty (B, D)

After having breakfast at the hotel, drive to Tulear through different villages of sapphire miners and the southern savannah. Stop on the way to visit the Zombitse National Park. Sightseeing of baobab trees, well-painted tombs as well as typical villages of the southern tribes can be seen. After arrival in Toliara, we continue our trip to Ifaty check-in at your hotel. In the afternoon we visit inside the Reniala Reserve.

🏚️ Hotel Option in Ifaty: La Bella Donna or similar.


Day 8 – Ifaty (B, D)

Today is free for leisure either to stay in your room or relax on the white sandy beach.

🏚️ Hotel Option in Ifaty: La Bella Donna or similar.


Day 9 – Departure from Antananarivo (B)

After having breakfast at the hotel, we transfer you to the airport to depart for the flight back home.

Remarks: Flights from Ifaty to Antananarivo are not included. (EXTRA COST FOR DOMESTIC FLIGHT – NON REFUNDABLE)

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