Day 1: Tana
Upon your arrival at the airport Ivato, a representative of the ours welcomes you and arrange to transfer to your hotel of convenience: Overnight at the hotel Chalet des Roses (mid range) or Tana Hotel (top).
Day 2: Tana - Andasibe
Morning drive to go to Andasibe where tourists are expected to see and meet the biggest quasi-untailed lemur known as the Indri (indri indri). Andasibe is a rainforest area covered of 810 hectare; the national park of Analamazaotra often referred to Périnet, the Indri’s home. Mantadia and the Special Reserve of Indri of Analamazaotra form the complex Andasibe Mantadia. These two protected areas are identical but unfortunately the human pressures separated them. Mantadia spreads over 15 480 ha. Overnight at Hotel Feon’ny Ala (mid range) and Andasibe hotel (top), Vakona Forest Lodge (top).
Day 3: Visit at the Park
Morning walk at the reserve to see the biggest lemur (Indri). The park of Andasibe accommodates a lot of animals which assure their perpetuity at the same time. 108 species of birds are known in the park, of which some play a role in the survival of plants like Terpsiphone mutata. We can also find 14 species of lemurs in there, 51 species of reptiles Boa of which the famous Boa manditra and 84 species of amphibian. Overnight at Hotel Feon’ny Ala (midrange) and Andasibe hotel (top), Vakona Forest Lodge (top).
Day 4: Andasibe - Antsirabe
Drive from Andasibe to Antsirabe, passing through the high-plateaux‘s landscape: ricefield and mountains, arrive in Antsirabe (7 hours drive). The visit of a volcanic lake called Andraikiba is recommended for its beautiful carved stone bazaar, as well as horseback riding or canoe touring the lake. A small lake called "Tritriva" is also worth to see because of the panoramic view of the plain Vakinakaratra and the famous story of forbidden married. Overnight at Trianon (mid range) or Arotel /Camelia /Le Voyageur /Couleur Café (Top).
Day 5: Antsirabe - Ambositra - Ranomafana
2 hours driving on the N°7 south brings you to Ambositra, a city known for its wood crafts (carved wood), short visit in a few crafts shops and continue to Ranomafana national parks, 9 kms before entering the town of Ranomafana, you will stop half an hour at the impressive views of the fall and mists of water from the river Namorona. Overnight at the hotel Cristo (mid range), hotel Centr’Est (high-mid range) or Setam (top).
Day 6: Ranomafana National Park
Visit accompanied by your local guide, Ranomafana National Park is where you can admire some twenty species of mammals including 12 lemurs namely the famous bamboo lemur lemurs. - 115 species of birds including thirty of them are strictly forest species.
- 90 species of butterflies,
- 98 species of amphibians,
- Some species of fish
- And 62 species of reptiles: Chameleons, lizards, overnight at the hotel Cristo (mid range), hotel Centr’Est (high mid range) or Setam Lodge (top).
Day 7: Ranomafana - Isalo
After breakfast, drive to Ambalavao spend a few minutes at the Bougainvillées to see the workshop of the Antemoro traditional paper and move to Anja park to meet the ringtails lemurs , then continue to Ranohira where is Isalo national park. Isalo is part of the Common Ranohira in the region Ihorombe. It is 279 km south of Fianarantsoa and 80 km from Ihosy. The park, crisscrossed by rivers and their tributaries, extends over 81,540 ha. This is a massive ruiniform sandstone plateau continental Jurassic. Heavily eroded, broken up only by the witnesses sandy valleys and canyons remained: a truly exceptional performance. Overnight at the Hotel Orchidée (mid range) or Relais de la Reine (top)/ Satrana Lodge (Top).
Day 8: Isalo
Leave Ranohira to Isalo national park for a full day visit from the canyon to the natural swimming – pool. Isalo animals are typical of the climate, vegetation and geomorphology of the park. They are, overwhelmingly, endemic species. 77 species of birds live in the Isalo thrush or Pseudocosyphus Benson Benson, a species endemic to Madagascar, which is highly protected. There are also 14 species of lemurs and moths introduced with 8 and 7 endemic in Madagascar. Reptiles, amphibians, carnivores, insectivores and rodents complete the list. Overnight at the Hotel Orchidée (mid range) or Relais de la Reine (top)/ Satrana Lodge (Top).
Days 9 - 12: Isalo – Relais d’Ambola
Early in the morning, leaving Isalo we take a road lined with baobab, tombs decorated Mahafaly tribe way that are unique to their gender. It runs along Lake Tsimanampetsotsa. It is a large shallow lake. The main attractions of the book are 70 species of birds, The National Park covers 43,200 ha Tsimanampesotse.Lake Tsimanampesotse is the first Ramsar site in Madagascar classified by the International Convention on Wetlands. It is also the only protected area located on the limestone plateau and the coastal area along the coastline of the South West.
Tsimanampesotse includes, among others, 112 species of birds including 5 species of Coua the nine existing 42 species of herpetofauna, including 39 reptiles, 3 species of lemurs including 2 diurnal (Lemur catta and Propithecus verreauxii verreauxii and 2 night (Microcebus griseorufus and Lepilemur). The Pink Flamingo, a bird endemic to the rosy wings. Seen all year on Lake Tsimanampesotse. Overnight at Relais d’Ambola (the most beautiful beach in the south).
Day 13: Relais d’Ambola - Toliara
Leave Relais d’Ambola, go further west and take the boat from Anakao to Tulear, the major city in the south west. Overnight at the hotel the Palétuvier (Top/mid range).
Day 14: Tulear - Tana
Transfer to the airport and take flight back to Tana, Overnight at the hotel Chalet des Roses (mid range) or Tana Hotel (top).
Day 15: Transfer in fly home.
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