Tropical Cocktail

RN 7 is the most celebrated of the Malagasy roads and probably the most divisive on the big island. You will discover this country through its landscapes, its population, its skilled craftsmen who bring to life the objects of recovery, parks and reserves…
We continue our journey to Fort Dauphin, thanks to its geographical location blessed with an exceptional climate that is at once rainy, green, mountainous and desert. Visit of its parks and reserves, its lagoons which lead to a cut-out coast… We will end our stay on Nosy Be and its archipelago of coral islands.

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  • Day 1

    • ANTANANARIVO
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    Arrival in Antananarivo, welcome by our team. Transfer to the hotel and presentation of your program.
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    • Dîner
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  • Day 2

    • ANTANANARIVO
    • 170 km about 4 h
    • ANTSIRABE
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    Road to Antsirabe crossing the landscapes of the high plateaus by a winding road lined with small waterfalls and rice terraces. We pass by Ambatolampy the city of artisanal foundries: visit a small factory of aluminium pots. Arrival in the afternoon in the water city of Antsirabé. Visit the city with its multicoloured rickshaws, its lively market and its craftsmen working the zebus horn or transforming cans into small cars...
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  • Day 3

    • ANTSIRABE
    • 251 km about 7 h
    • RANOMAFANA
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    We drive towards Ambositra, the capital Zafimaniry, recognized by its craftsmen sculptors whose ability to work with wood is an art that was added in 2008 by UNESCO to the list of the intangible cultural heritage of humanity. Visit of some workshops specialized in marquetry and precious wood carvings. Then we continue on to Ranomafana, located in the Namorina valley, surrounded by mountainous massifs covered with a humid tropical forest.
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  • Day 4

    • RANOMAFANA
    • 65 km about 2 h
    • FIANARANTSOA
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    Visit of the national park in the morning. The park, which covers 41,601 ha, was declared a World Natural Heritage Site in 2007. It shelters a great richness in rare biodiversity with an important rate of endemicity among which 12 species of Lemurs, 118 species of birds, reptiles, spiders, butterflies,... as well as various medicinal plants, various varieties of orchids,... In the afternoon, we continue on Fianarantsoa the capital of Betsileo and literally translated "the city where "we learn the good"". A short walk at the end of the day allows you to discover the city, its century-old houses, its narrow streets and its lively staircases that wind between the houses... and end up at the top of the hill to admire the view of the city and its surroundings.
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  • Day 5

    • FIANARANTSOA
    • 295 km about 6 h
    • RANOHIRA
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    Early departure to Ranohira. Stop in Ambalavao to visit the Antaimoro paper making workshop (the workshop perpetuates traditional manufacturing methods based on the bark of plants called Havoa). Visit of the Anja village reserve in the foothills of the Andringitra massif and which shelters some families of Catta lemurs. We continue towards the Great South towards Ihosy in the Bara country (Zebus herding people). We leave the green landscape of the highlands which gives way to the semi-desert highland of Horombe. Arrival in Ranohira in the early evening.
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  • Day 6

    • New location
    • 4 to 6 h
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    Day dedicated to the discovery of the Isalo Park: its ruiniform massifs sculpted by erosion over time, its rivers, its flora and its exceptional fauna. Hiking in the heart of this exceptional site, following well-defined paths on land and rocks, crossing canyons with lush vegetation and ruinous landscapes. Swimming possible in natural pools. Return at the end of the day.
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  • Day 7

    • RANOHIRA
    • TULEAR
    • 268 km about 6 h
    • IFATY
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    Early departure for Tulear. Crossing the village of Ilakaka, which was built in 3 months after the discovery of the world's largest sapphire vein. Then the road crosses savannah landscapes and we discover the first baobabs. Arrival in Tulear in the late morning. Stop at the table inn and visit the arboretum (home to a wide variety of endemic plants and shrubs). In the afternoon, a short visit of Tulear, then we head towards Ifaty: we take a sandy track, along the coast and its mangroves. Crossing small fishing villages... Arrival at the end of the day.
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  • Day 8

    • IFATY
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    Free days: relaxation, swimming, diving, possibility to go for a walk in local canoes, visit the fishing village, a baobab forest...
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  • Day 9

    • IFATY
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    Free days: relaxation, swimming, diving, possibility to go for a walk in local canoes, visit the fishing village, a baobab forest...
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  • Day 10

    • FORT DAUPHIN
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    Return to Tulear and transfer to the airport and flight to Fort Dauphin. Reception and transfer to the hotel.
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  • Day 11

    • FORT-DAUPHIN
    • 86 km about 3 h
    • BERENTY
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    Located 86km from Fort Dauphin, we discover the land of Anosy by walking through a landscape of lush vegetation. Change of landscape as you pass the Androy Gate, a drier and drier landscape covered with many species of thorns: aloes, euphorbiaceae,..... Then crossing a sisal plantation before accessing the Berenty private reserve which extends along the Mandrare River. Visit of the reserve to meet lemurs, birds, butterflies, chameleons, turtles, bats and other animals from southern Madagascar. Discover the art and popular tradition of the "Antandroy" by visiting a small museum.
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  • Day 12

    • BERENTY
    • FORT-DAUPHIN
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    Back to Fort Dauphin early in the morning then we board a motor boat to sail in the lagoon towards Lokaro Bay. An exceptional, wild site located on the seaside surrounded by rocky hills interspersed with coves that we walk through. Stroll and swim on a beautiful beach. Return at the end of the day.
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  • Day 13

    • FORT-DAUPHIN
    • ANTANANARIVO
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    Transfer to the airport and flight to Antananarivo. Welcome and transfer to the hotel.
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  • Day 14

    • ANTANANARIVO
    • NOSY BE
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    Transfer and flight to Nosy Be. Welcome and transfer to your hotel. Free day. Overnight in a hotel. Nosy Be or "the Perfumed Island" which perfumes the scents of ylang ylang. The island has wonderful natural resources on land and underwater where you can practice a multitude of activities.
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  • Day 15

    • NOSY BE
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    Free stay. Lazing around or discovering the island and its surroundings: Mount Passot, the Ylang Ylang distillery, the Lokaro reserve or a sea excursion to the small surrounding islands... Nosy Komba, Nosy Tanikely...
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  • Day 16

    • New location
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    Free stay. Lazing around or discovering the island and its surroundings: Mount Passot, the Ylang Ylang distillery, the Lokaro reserve or a sea excursion to the small surrounding islands... Nosy Komba, Nosy Tanikely...
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  • Day 17

    • NOSY BE
    • ANTANANARIVO
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    Transfer to the airport and flight to Antananarivo. Reception and assistance for international correspondence.
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