Madagascar Classic Tour

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9 Days
Small Group Tour
3 Star Hotel

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 the 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 its unique culture, and enjoy the marvellous eroded mountain of CANYON which is the most popular national park in this region. After the long and sensational drive, relax in the white sandy beach is worth to do either in Ifaty.

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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!
Antananarivo Hotel: 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.
Antsirabe Hotel: 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.
Fianarantsoa Hotel:  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.
Ambalavao Hotel: 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.
Ranohira Hotel: 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.
Ranohira Hotel: 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.
Ifaty Hotel: 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.
Ifaty Hotel: 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 to flight back home.
Flights from Ifaty to Antananarivo is not included. (EXTRA COST FOR DOMESTIC FLIGHT – NON REFUNDABLE)

Specification: Madagascar Classic Tour

Duration 9 Days
Accommodation 3 Star Hotel
Tour Style Small Group
Flights International flights are NOT included
Language English
Airport Transfer Drop-Off, Pickup
Transport Airconditioned Vehicle, Domestic Flight
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner as per itineraries
Visa NOT Included
Insurance NOT included
Other Inclusions Botteled Water, Wi-Fi, Tickets & Entry Fees

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