SOUTH TOUR -7 DAYS

Trip’s Length: 7 days

Travel Route: Tana – Ambatolampy – Ambositra – Isalo – Ifaty -Tana

Overview

This sample itinerary is customizable. Contact us to have it tailor-made to suit your expectation if necessary.

DAY 1- ARRIVAL IN ANTANANARIVO – AMBATOLAMPY

DAY 2- AMBATOLAMPY – AMBOSITRA

DAY 3- AMBOSITRA – RANOMAFANA

DAY 4- RANOMAFANA NATIONAL PARK

DAY 5- RANOMAFANA – ANJA RESERVE – ISALO

DAY 6- ISALO NATIONAL PARK

DAY 7- ISALO – IFATY BEACH

DAY 8- IFATY TANA – FLY OUT

Detailed Itinerary

DAY 1- ARRIVAL IN ANTANANARIVO – AMBATOLAMPY

On arrival in Antananarivo (often abbreviated to Tana), you will be met by your driver/Guide and driven to the town of Ambatolampy which an hour and half drive from the airport on the way to is the south.RN7 and where you will overnight at La Pineta Hotel

DAY 2- AMBATOLAMPY – AMBOSITRA

This morning after breakfast, you will be taken for a tour around Ambatolampy and can visit a traditional family-run aluminum cookware factory before heading to Antsirabe which is also known for its Rickshaws and gemstones. Visit of a workshop for stone cutting, visit all the highlights of Antsirabe and will have a lunch in Antsirabe.

Overnight at Hotel ARTISAN Ambositra.

DAY 3 – AMBOSITRA – RANOMAFANA

This morning, after breakfast, you will drive to Ranomafana national park where you will directly do your first park visit to find your first lemurs in their wild habitat.

Overnight at Hotel LE GRENAT or IHARY HOTEL.

DAY 4 – RANOMAFANA NATIONAL PARK

A day visit of Ranomafana national park. This National Park covers an area of 41,000 hectares and has dense rainforest, waterfalls and rapids. It is home to 12 species of lemur including the golden bamboo as well as boasting an impressive 118 species of bird! A variety of trails and footpaths lead you through this dense jungle but it’s the sheer majesty of the forest itself that makes the park so beautiful. A variety of orchids, tree palms and ferns and a huge variety of geckos, chameleons and beautiful little coloured frogs make this a thoroughly enjoyable day.

Stay at the same hotel as the night before.

DAY 5- RANOMAFANA-ANJA RESERVE-ISALO

Today you make an early start for the drive to the south (approximately 7 hours drive). After a brief stop at Fianarantsoa in the highlands, you will descend into the west coast region where the scenery drastically changes to open savannah grasslands with zebu herds. There is time before lunch to visit the local community managed reserve of Anja; here you should be able to spot troupes of ring-tailed lemurs. In the late afternoon you will be driving through Isalo National Park before arriving at the oasis setting of your lodge.

Overnight at HOTEL RELAIS DE LA REINE

DAY 6- ISALO NATIONAL PARK

Today, you have the fantastic opportunity for some trekking through impressive canyons and along dramatic bluffs; Isalo’s topography has been sculpted over the years by wind and water and now lends itself to some quite fanciful shapes! A classic walk is along the Massif affording dramatic views and arriving late in the afternoon at « La Piscine Naturelle », a natural swimming pool formed in the rocks fringed by palm trees and forever topped up by a flowing waterfall. You will also have the option of visiting a variety of natural canyons in the area and horse riding trips.

DAY 7-ISALO – IFATY BEACH

Today your journey continues south towards the coastal area of Ifaty. This drive presents you with new scenery once again, with the dry and spiny forests of the south. Afternoon beach relax.

Overnight at HOTEL PRINCESSE DU LAGON

DAYS 8- IFATY – TANA – FLY OUT(DEPARTURE)

Drive back to Toliara (30 minutes) then catch the flight back to Tana following by your flight out. END OF THE TOUR

This tour would cost you 810 Euro per person

What’s included

INCLUDES

  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts
  • All park entrance fee
  • All local guides fee
  • A 4X4 car
  • Fuel
  • An English speaking driver/Guide

EXCLUDES

  • Your lunches and dinners, drinks… and the domestic flight( Flight from Toliara back to Tana would cost you 215 Euro per person and could be added to the tour cost if you want that we do arrange everything.)
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