7 days to south of madagascar

The southern axis of Madagascar is the most visited site by tourists who come to Madagascar. The tourists who choose the destination Madagascar are passionate about Malagasy cultures and Fauna and flora. This is the reason why Zamilane Tours offers you this circuit to discover the specificity of RN7 or National Route number 7 from Antananarivo to Tulear. This tour summarizes the Malagasy art of life and Malagasy biodiversity.

Let’s go friends! 7 days with us is enough to understand our Country.

The stages of your 7-day tour south of madagascar

DAY 1: Reception at the airport

DAY 2: Tananarive- Antsirabe

DAY 3: Antsirabe – Ranomafana

DAY 4: Ranomafana – Ambalavao

DAY 5: Ambalavao- Isalo Park

DAY 6: Isalo Park

DAY 7: Isalo-Tulear Park – Mangily

DAY 1: Reception at the airport

Arrival at Ivato International Airport, reception and transfer to the hotel. Even if Madagascar is in the southern hemisphere and everyone thinks it’s very hot there, on the contrary, in winter it’s cold in the highlands; the temperature drops to 6 ° C.

The Zamilane tours team will accompany you to your hotel and inform you about everything you need to do during your stay in Madagascar.

Dinner and overnight at the hotel

DAY 2: Tananarive- Antsirabe

Departing from Antananarivo after breakfast, we pass through the heart of the capital to join the famous RN7. We directly observe the people of the highlands, cosmopolitan dominated by the Merina. They get up early in the morning to go to markets, fields and offices for those who are bureaucrats. A mountainous city located at 1240 to 1440 m above sea level, very lively. On the outskirts of the city, we observe bricklayers mixing clay to make bricks, tiles and other uses.

30 km from the city, on the RN7, we stop for the visit of a small workshop of objects in Raffia.

70km from the capital, we enter the city of Ambatolampy, a city located at the foot of the third highest peak in Madagascar. This city has its specificity for the manufacture of aluminum objects. Thanks to the existence of local raw materials, the young people of Ambatolampy can build various aluminum materials.

We continue towards Antsirabe, admiring the beautiful landscapes of the high plateaus: terrace crops of rice, corn, various vegetables, barley….

Lunch at Antsirabe.

After lunch, we proceed to visit the first hotel in Madagascar, “Hôtel des thermes” which was built in 1897 and which still works today. Not far from Independence Avenue is Chez Joseph, which is also very famous for its semi-precious stone workshop. And then we continue to visit the workshop of zebu horns and the workshop of miniature objects, at Mamy’s, which are located side by side. To end your day, rickshaw tours in the city center.

Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

DAY 3: Antsirabe – Ranomafana

Depart south to explore new landscapes.

Just 20km from the city, we meet young cyclists transporting charcoal for sale from their countryside to the city of Antsirabe. Arriving at the village of Mandoto, weather permitting, we will visit the local village, the base of their daily life.

Arrival at Ambositra around 11 a.m. Ambositra is the capital of the Zafimaniry tribe, one of the tribes appreciated for their skill in carving wood. Stop for the visit to the stationery workshop: demonstration and visit of the finished products. This is the only place where you can buy wooden items.

Lunch at Ambositra, then we continue to Ranomafana.

Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

DAY 4: Ranomafana – Ambalavao

Early morning departure for the visit of Ranomafana Park. Ranomafana National Park is a Madagascan park located in the province of Fianarantsoa. It was created in 1991. It was included in 2007 in the Antsinanana wetland World Heritage site.

The park covers just over 41,600 ha of tropical rain forest. There are several rare animal and plant species such as lemurs and Fanaloka, giraffe insects….

After the park, we resume our famous RN7 road, lunch stop in Fianarantsoa.

In the afternoon, visit the upper town at Fianarantsoa, ​​a town founded in 1831 by Queen Ranavalona I to make it the capital of the southern part of the island. The hill of Kianjasoa was the first site chosen, but the new town, named Fianarantsoa, ​​was finally built on the neighboring hill, Ivoneana, which is much more protected. The first governor of Fianarantsoa was Rafaralahindraininaly who ruled from 1831 to 1842.

We continue to the Southwest; towards the end of the afternoon, we arrive in Ambalavao.

Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

DAY 5: Ambalavao- Isalo Park

Departure from the hotel in the morning to visit the wild silk workshop at “Soa Landy”. It’s a small workshop that processes wild silkworm cocoons that live symbiotically on Tapia leaves. Then visit the Antemoro paper workshop at Bougainvilliers.

After the various visits to downtown Ambalavao, we continue the road to Anja Park. It is a small park managed by the COBA (Community of Base) thanks to the existence of a species of lemur which lives there, it is a Maki catta. It’s a great place to see lemurs, chameleons and sometimes snakes.

After lunch, we will dive entirely in the southern part of Madagascar. The landscapes change, the vegetation is rare, the Zebus are numerous, because we arrive in the territory where people do not plant a lot of rice, but are rather breeders of zebus.

At the end of the afternoon, we arrive at the village of RANOHIRA, an ecotourism village which is located at the entrance to the Isalo National Park.

Dinner and overnight at the hotel

DAY 6: Isalo Park

We have a full day to explore the beauty of Isalo Park. The Isalo National Park is a protected area of ​​Madagascar, declared a national park in 1999.

It is a mountain range of Jurassic sandstone, stretching for almost a hundred kilometers, in a north-south direction, and cut by deep canyons and bristling with peaks.

Isalo National Park covers an area of ​​81,540 ha, stretching for almost one hundred kilometers, in a north-south direction. The erosion of the rock has carved a ruiniform relief, varying from 820 to 1240m above sea level, with deep canyons, rivers, and abundant rocky vegetation. The park is also home to lemurs and other lemurs.

During your stay at Isalo, the morning is dedicated to hiking to the natural swimming pool. Now is the time to know the rites of the Bara tribe during the funeral and also see their provisional and final tombs and in the afternoon, hike in the canyon, to the blue and black pool. Possibility to see the sifaka or the lemur dancer and the maki catta.

At the end of the afternoon, sunset at the window of Isalo.

Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

 DAY 7: Isalo-Tulear Park – Mangily

By abandoning the chaotic and canonical landscape of Isalo, new discoveries await us along the way. The landscape changes and the daily life of the local people also changes according to the rhythm of the climate. Around noon, you arrive at the city of Tulear. Lunch at the restaurant specializing in seafood and in the afternoon you will visit the Baobab reserve in Mangily.

Transfer to the hotel.

END OF OUR SERVICE

PRICE : 915€/Pax    based on 2 persons

INCLUSIONS:

  • Assistance meet and great at Ivato airports
  • Private transfers from/in Airport/hotel
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room in STANDARD category
  • Half board (with dinner and breakfast) during the tour
  • 4WD private vehicle with fuel and driver during the tour
  • Entrance ticket and local guide fees in the parks and reserves
  • The excursions and visits mentioned in the program
  • The National tour Guide english speaking

ESCLUDES :

– Visa fees, drinks and tips

– Lunches during the tour and personal expense

– Services or excursions not mentioned in the program

– International and local flights

– Baggage and illness insurance.

 

 ACCOMODATIONS

DAYS CITY/VILLAGE HOTELS MEALS
Day 1 ANTANANARIVO Chalet des roses Half Board
Day 2 ANTSIRABE Hôtel H1  
Day 3 RANNOMAFANA Centre’Est séjour  
Day 4 AMBALAVAO Hôtel Zongo  
Day 5 RANOHIRA Hôtel H1  
Day 6 RANOHIRA Hôtel H1  
Day 7 MANGILY Bamboo Club Day Use

 

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