Posted on 15/07/2019
Tsiky Tour Madagascar   Tsiky Tour Madagascar  

15-day Adventure in Tsingy and the South of Madagascar  

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Live a multi-day adventure in Madagascar and discover the unique beauty of the island. We will take you around to discover the secrets of this remarkable island and admire its unsurpassed flora and fauna, the beautiful countryside and landscapes and its astonishing beaches.

Highlights

◾ Live a multi-day adventure in exotic Madagascar and benefit from the services of your friendly and experienced guide
◾ Enjoy stunning views of impressive landscapes and have close encounters with unique wildlife in the famous National parks of Tsingy de Bemaraha, Ranomafana and Isalo
◾ Admire the famous baobab trees and capture stunning photos of Lemurs
◾ Relax for one day in the beautiful resort of Ifaty and swim in the crystalline waters

What is included

✔ Airport pick up/drop off service
✔ 4WD or minivan with driver/guide
✔ All the fuel along the circuit
✔ Tourist taxes
✔ Local guides in national parks and nature reserves
✔ Entry fees into national parks and nature reserves mentioned in the circuit.
✔ Rooms double or twin with breakfast
✔ Picnic on Day 10
✔ Half board from 7 guests and above

Description

DAY 1: Arrival at Antananarivo
Upon your arrival at Ivato international airport, you receive a warm welcome by our representative and you will be transferred to your hotel.

DAY 2: Antananarivo - Antisirabe
Breakfast at the hotel and departure to Antsirabe, the water city of Madagascar. Along the way enjoy panoramic views of the impressive rice fields in steps and the tombs of the Highlands of Madagascar. Stop in Ambatolampy to visit a traditional workshop manufacturing aluminium pots. In the afternoon we arrive in Antsirabe. Enjoy a stroll in this beautiful City of Waters and visit some Malagasy craft workshops.

DAY 3: Antsirabe - Morondava
After breakfast at your hotel, we depart for the seaside town of Morondava, situated on the west coast of Madagascar. The town is famous for the so-called "Avenue of the Baobabs’". These impressive ancient Baobab trees create an enchanting spectacle at sunrise and sunset. You must not miss the opportunity to visit Morondava’s local market for some fine locally made textiles and other Malagasy handicrafts.

DAY 4: Morondava - Bekopaka
After an early breakfast at your hotel, we depart to Bekopaka town riding on a dirt road. Transfers to the ferry on Belo sur Tsiribihina. Then we continue to Bekopaka to arrive late in the afternoon.

DAY 5: Bekopaka
After our breakfast at the hotel, we depart for a 4-hour visit to Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park. The park is known for its unique geology boasting forests of ‘tsingy’, which are spiky limestone karst creating an impressive and unusual landscape. The place is also famous for its virgin woodlands, mangroves and lakes abundant with the wildlife of almost 100 different bird species. In the afternoon we will have the chance to visit the small Tsingy.

DAY 6: Bekoraka - Morondava
After breakfast, we depart early to return to Belo sur Tsiribihina. Then transfer by ferry to Tsimafana. Then, we follow the road back to Morondava. We will have the opportunity to admire the famous baobab avenue and the baobab in love. We will arrive in Morondava at the end of the afternoon.

DAY 7: Morondava - Antsirabe
The road leads us again to the highlands of Madagascar. Arrival in Antsirabe at the end of the afternoon. Antsirabe is a city rivalling in infrastructure that of the capital. The city features large restaurants and all modern amenities. On the outskirts, is located the volcanic Lake Tritriva open to visitors.

DAY 8: Antisirabe - Ambositra - Ranomafana
After an early morning visit of the Avenue of Antsirabe, we head towards Ambositra, the capital of Malagasy crafts and wood carving. You will have the opportunity to visit some craft shops in the city and have a close look at their impressive exhibits. We continue our tour travelling to Ranomafana. Along the way admire the characteristic architecture of Betsileo ethnic group.

DAY 9: Ranomafana- Fianarantsoa
In the morning we visit the Ranomafana National Park. Ranomafana to discover the famous Malagasy fauna and its renowned lemurs and chameleons, not to mention the typical birds of the country. The visit lasts approximately four hours. In the afternoon, you will be transferred to the capital of the Betsileo ethnic group, Fianarantsoa classified by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. In the afternoon spent time to visit the city and its historical monuments.

DAY 10: Fianarantoa - Ranohira
Departure to Ambalavao to visit the workshop paper making Antemoro and silk. Then visit the private reserve Anja in Iaritsena for admiring the famous lemur catta. We continue to Ranohira through Ihosy, the town of Bara ethnic. Arrival at the end of the afternoon in Ranohira.

DAY 11: Ranohira
Leaving the hotel for a visit to the National Park of Isalo to admire impressive the fauna and flora in the park with beautiful extraordinary landscapes, wild rock formations, awesome gorges and valleys. There are more than 500 species of plants and approximately 80 species of birds to be spotted in the lush forests. During the visit, you will have the opportunity to enjoy and swim in the natural swimming pool inside the national park. We will watch the sunset in the famous window of Isalo

DAY 12: Ranohira - Tulear - Ifaty
We depart to explore the south of Madagascar. View of the first south baobab tree. Admire as we drive the arid landscape and tombs of the Mahafaly ethnic group. Stop in the national park Zombitse Vohibasia to see the southern baobabs. Then, continue to Ifaty, the famous fishermen's village to visit one of the most beautiful beaches in the south of the island.

DAY 13: Ifaty
Take a day off to enjoy and relax in this serene seaside resort. Don't miss the opportunity to swim and snorkel in the crystalline waters or take a boat trip to explore the seashore

DAY 14: Ifaty - Tulear - Antanarivo (Domestic flight)
After breakfast, we drive you to Tulear airport for your domestic flight back to the capital. Here is another chance to see the beautiful capital and discover some of its hidden gems.

DAY 15: Antananarivo - Departure day
After breakfast, we take you to the impressive crafts market for the last minute gifts shopping. You will be transferred to the airport for your flight full of memories and pictures from beautiful Madagascar to take with you.

Duration of activity

15 days

Not included/Bring with you

Your International and Domestic flights ( flight from Tulear to Antananarivo is about 160 Euros)
Your visa issue costs
Airport tax
Tips
Food and drinks apart from those mentioned in the included section

Who can come/Other requirements

This is a multi-day tour and requires that guests are fit and healthy to endure daily travelling

Where we will meet

We will pick you from the airport

Language/s

  • English
  • French

Cutoff time before activity

  • Two weeks

Additional Info

This tour is available from mid-May till the end of October each year

Country

  • Madagascar