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South Trekking

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 15 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 20 people
Destination(s): Madagascar  
Specialty Categories: National Parks   Hiking & Trekking  
Season: May - October
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 900 Euro (EUR)
Maximum Per Person Price: 3000 Euro (EUR)

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Tana. Arriving at Ivato international airport and meet our representative for transfer to Anjary hotel (mid range) or Grand Mellis (top).

Day 2: Tana - Antsirabe. After breakfast, morning drive toward the national route R7, through the high plateau’s landscape: mountains and rice field scenery. Visit the surrounding: Lake Tritriva, Lake Andraikiba and the workshop of semi and precious stones. Stay at hotel Le Trianon (mid range) or hotel de Thermes (top), Villa Camélia (top).

Days 3-5: Antsirabe – Ambositra. Trekking. After two hours drive from Antsirabe to Ambositra, the capital of woodcarving, visit the workshop of Jean et Freres and a few other shops of craft. Drive to Antoetra and continue by foot to Ifasina and the surrounding, two nights camping. Back to Ambositra on the last day, overnight at hotel l’Artisan or hotel Violette.

Day 6: Ambositra - Ranomafana. This day, we leave Ambositra and our destination is to get to Ranomafana National Park, arriving there, half hour stops at Namorona waterfall. The park is home of the famous golden bamboo lemur, the greater bamboo lemur. You can have a nice walk in the village or just relax at the hot-spring swimming pool. Overnight at Setam lodge (top) or hotel Chez Cristo (mid range).

Day 7: Ranomafana park visit. For the whole day, in the morning, just after breakfast, mild walk to the forest to see the golden bamboo lemur, greater bamboo lemur and many species of birds. In the afternoon, move to Sahambavy tea field and spend a night at Lac hotel.

Days 8-10: Sahambavy – Andringitra. Trekking. Leave Sahambavy to Andringitra, the National Park of Andringitra is located in the South East. It shelters the Boby Peak, the roof of Madagascar. The nature, traditions and mystery surrounding Andringitra have made this park a mystical and a panoramic place to discover. The Park covers 31160 hectares. Perched on the heights, its altitude varies between 650 and 2658 meters.

It counts seven species of crustaceans, 205 species of bugs, 78 species of amphibian, 50 species of reptiles, 54 species of mammals (lemurs, carnivorous, bats) and 106 species of birds. Andringitra is one of most attractive park because it has fabulous landscape form of rock hills with such lovely waterfalls and beautiful plants. Go trekking up until you reach the peak Bobby, the second highest peak in Madagascar. Some 1000 plant species are known within the National Park of Andringitra. Camping (full board) during two nights. Gite lodge (home stay) one night (full board).

Day 11: Andringitra - Isalo. Drive from Andringitra to Ranohira (Isalo National Park). The National Park of Isalo is covered of 81540 hectares with eroded Jurassic sandstone massif. Isalo's topography is characterized by alternating flat grassy plains and sandstone ridges, sculpted by wind and water into fanciful shapes. Stay at hotel Orchidée (mid range comfort) or at Jardin du Roy or Satrana lodge (top).

Days 12-13: Trekking at Isalo. Walk from the monkey canyon to Namaza. The animals of the Isalo are typical of the climate with vegetation and the geomorphology of the park. These are for a very strong majority of the endemic species. 77 species of birds live in Isalo among which the Benson rock-thrush Pseudocossyphus bensoni, an endemic species of Madagascar that is well protected. We can also find 14 species of nocturnal lemurs, 8 of which are introduced and seven endemic to Madagascar. Reptilian, amphibian, carnivores, insectivorous and gnawing completes the list. Camping (full board).

Day 14: Isalo – Tulear. Long drive toward the western capital of the Vezo fisher people. Along the way, just right after the Zombitse/Vohibasia national park which is home Appert's Greenbul, you can see a few species of baobabs, and Mahafaly tombs on the way after Sakaraha. Overnight at Victory or Paletuvier (top).

Day 15: Tulear - Tana. Take a flight in the morning to get back to Tana.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

- Mid range:
* Single - EUR 2720 p/p
* 2 pax - EUR 1500 p/p
* 4 pax - EUR 1030 p/p
* 6 or more pax - EUR 900 p/p

- Top:
* Single - EUR 3000 p/p
* 2 pax - EUR 1660 p/p
* 4 pax - EUR 1170 p/p
* 6 or more pax - EUR 1040 p/p.

Price Includes:
- Four-wheel drive with a driver
- Fuel
- Camping
- Bed and breakfast
- Entrance fee to the park
- Flight booking only
- Driver’s meals and accommodation
- Tour guide
- Full board during the camping
- Tax
- Local guide
- Porters
- Car insurance only
- Transfer.

Price Excludes:
- Tips
- Drinks
- Lunch (at the restaurant)
- Diner (at the restaurant)
- Flight ticket
- Laundry.

- Type of prestation - hotel with breakfast plus camping (full board)
- Accommodation - hotel top and mid range
- Vehicle type - tourism or minibus
- Language spoken of driver/guide: French, English, Malagasy.