13. déc., 2016

IN THE HEART OF LOCAL PEOPLE, HIKING, TREK

               Are you a passionate of hike or trek, join us on this trip along the Southern. You will enjoy the landscape that changes place to place during this periple on the famous Road number 7. You can trek through the Andringitra National Park, the second highest and unique accessible mountain in Madagascar. Inside the Massif of Isalo National Park, you will get two whole days to explore more the richness of this park; and the end, find the famous indri in Andasibe National Park. This will surely make you in awe of Madagascar and come back to explore more!

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Antsirabe and its handicrafts
  • Entertaining walking at Ranomafana National Park
  • Night wildlife viewing at Ranomafana
  • Exciting night walking in Andasibe
  • Hiking through Ranomafana
  • Visit of Isalo National Park.
  • Majestically sunset at the Window of Isalo
  • Trek through the  Andringitra National Park
  • Spotting Indri Indri at Andasibe National Park

ACCOMMODATION

You will be accommodated at Green Park Hotel, Karibo, Chez Alice, Chez Alain, Lalandaka, Mikalo Hotel, and Rova Hotel. All accommodations feature a local network and Wi-Fi except Kirindy Eco Lodge which does not have a local network and Wi-Fi.

ITINERARY

Day 1: ANTANANARIVO - ANTSIRABE (170 kilometers, 4 hours’ drive)

Welcome to the international airport. There will be guide’s presentation, then transfer directly to Antsirabe. You will have first view on highland’s landscape with its traditional red clay house, and rice paddies. You will spend your night at Green Park Hotel.

Day 2: ANTSIRABE

Antsirabe is the capital of rickshaw in Madagascar, where the number of this locomotion is quite equal to the number of the population. You will continue the tours on rickshaw for visit of the Antsirabe’s monuments. You will visit handicrafts showroom: Miniature, Zebu horn. After that, you have choices for next: By bike to Tritriva lake or a hike in rural area in Betafo with a view of different plantations. You will spend your night at Green Park Hotel.

Day 3: ANTSIRABE – RANOMAFANA (245 kilometers, 6 hours’ drive)

You will admire beautiful scenery with its rice paddies, and Uapaca Bojeri forest. Stop at Ambositra for the lunch. Ambositra is the capital of woodcarving sculptures and carving.

Continuation to Ranomafana through the green scenery  of « ravinala » or traveller’s tree. Night walk to spot nocturnal chameleons and lemurs, frogs. You will spend your night at KARIBO hotel

Day 4: RANOMAFANA NP – AMBALAVAO (90 kms : 2 hours’ drive)

Early the morning, you will visit of the Ranomafana National Park for more wildlife of this rainforest. 12 species of lemurs such as golden bamboo lemur, chameleons are seeing in this park, especially the genera Brookesia, the smallest. Without forgetting orchids, and medicinal plants. After 4 hours visit of the Park, you will drive to Ambalavao, which is 2 hours driving, through Fianarantsoa. You will across Betsileo region, with a scenery of rice fields in terraces, specific for this tribe, and mountainus landscape. There is also Possibility to see the market of zebu in Ambalavao, if you arrive at Wednesday day, the first biggest market of zebu in Madagascar. You will spend your night at ZONGO Hotel

Day 5, 6, 7: AMBALAVAO – ANDRINGITRA NATIONAL PARK – ISALO

For trekking lovers, how is about doing challenge in Andringitra National Park, the second highest and only accessible mountain in Madagascar, for 2658m. It is done in three days, camping site in the heart of the park. The local people call it Imaravodilanitra, which means « where the mountain reach the sky ». Then crossing the dry and semi-desertic landscape of the South, the land plateau of Horombe which extend as far as the eye can see. You will spend the third night at Chez Alice hotel.

Day 8, 9: ISALO NATIONAL PARK

You will visit Isalo National Park, formed by a sandstone massif of ruined forms, two full days to explore the National park. First, you will hike through the Maki’s canyon, called the Colorado, to joing a camping site called Namza. The landscape along the way is absolutely wonderful. You will spend the night under tent in the heart of the park, a refuge for lemurs such as brown lemur, ring-tailed lemur, and chameleons. Second day, you will hike to the blue and black swimming pool then reaching natural swimming pool ang getting out from the south side. You will spend your night at Chez Alice. After installation at hotel, you will be taken to the Window of Isalo, a majestic spot for sunset photograph.

Day 10: ISALO – ZOMBITSE VOHIBASIA – MANGILY (257 kms : 5 hours driving)

You will drive to Toliara, the extreme South by crossing a semi-deserted landscape. Along the way, arriving at Zombitse Vohibasia National park stop and visit this park to look for Oustateti, the biggest species of chameleons which can extend to 60 cm length, and other faunas. Seeing Baobabs trees, and the famous green geckos. After visits, continuing driving until Mangily. You will spend your night at village Maroloko.

Day 11, 12, 13: MANGILY

Relax on the beach, visit of the RENIALA Reserve, a spiny forest including the forest of Baobabs, medicinal plants; birds such as long-tailed ground roller which is endemic also, tenrecs, turtles. You will spend your night at Village Maroloko.

Day 14: MANGILY – TOLIARA – ANTANANARIVO (domestic flight)

Now, you will fly back to Tanà or the capital. Depending of the flight, but possibility of city tours in when arriving in Antananarivo. You will spend your night at Rova Hotel.

Day 15: ANTANANARIVO – INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Depending of your international flight, possibility of shopping to buy remembers the morning. If the city is not possible the previous day, you will do this today. You will take direction to the « haute ville » to see the view of Antananarivo, the capital and visit the Queen Palace. Then, transfer to international airport.

 

END OF TOURS!

 

Note: This trip is available all year. The best month for this trip April, May, June where all the landscape are green, and best photos, even for the animals, or October, November.

 

Food

The included food for this trip is continental breakfast when you will be in hotel, and all meals will be included during camping on the trek (Andringitra NP and Isalo NP).

 

What's included

  • Transportation in a 4WD with driver and fuel
  • Driver’s food and accomodation
  • Toll fees
  • Parks and reserve entrance ticket fees
  • Local guides
  • Domestic flights
  • Continental Breakfasts
  • Full board during the trek
  • 14 nights' accommodation

What's not included

  • Lunches and dinners
  • Private expenses
  • Insurance

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 20% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 20 days before the arrival date.

The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.