RANOMAFANA NATIONAL PARK SOUTH TOUR TRAVEL TO MADAGASCAR

TRAVEL TO MADAGASCAR is done along the national road 7 and visit RANOMAFANA NATIONAL PARK , this tour is one of the most popular destinations by visitors since it offers the best and variety of scenery across the mountains, the rice field in terrace, valleys, forest, canyon; different National park; and different cultures as you will pass through different tribes .

SOUTH TOUR gives you opportunity to pass through the rainforest; Ranomafana national park; Manakara along the evergreen landscape, with the excursion in the Pangalane’s channel; ;( to have an experience with the train Fianarantsoa until Manakara ); to visit the zafimaniry’s village reputed of hability of woodcarving; not forgetting the mountain hiking in Andringitra.

National park, which you can reach BOBY’S PEAK, the 2nd mountain highest in Madagascar, and trekking in the Tsaranoro’s valley.
Trekking in Makay our new circuits :
TREKKING in MAKAY makes South tour exceptional. MAKAY is a new circuits to the south tour in Madagascar

Circuit can be modified according to your choice
We suggest you:
– CLASSICAL SOUTH TOUR IN RANOMAFANA NATIONAL PARK
– SOUTH TOUR with train and excursion in the Pangalane’s Channel.
– SOUTH TOUR with trekking in Andringitra National Park for the PEAK OF BOBY The itinerary will be possible of being flexible.
The itinerary will be possible of being flexible.

CLASSICAL SOUTH TOUR

Day 1 : TANA

Assistance at the airport
Transfer to the hotel, If you have more time, you can go to the point of view of Antananarivo

Day 2 : TANA – ANTSIRABE

Firstly, drive to Antsirabe across the highland sceneries, traditional red clay house of highland, to reach the town of Antsirabe which means a place of much salt Antsirabe, a town of water for its thermal source, spring water. Antsirabe is also a capital of rickshaws.

Day 3 : ANTSIRABE – RANOMAFANA

Secondly, city tour in Antsirabe with local rickshaw before driving to Ranomafana. Stop at Ambositra for the lunch. Ambositra is the capital of woodcarving sculptures and carving, possibility to visit the artisan market.
After that, continuation to Ranomafana where you will across Betsileo region, with a scenery of rice fields in terraces, specific for this tribe.
Stop along the road for having contact with the local people.
Night walk to spot nocturnal lemurs, chameleons & frogs.

Day 4 : RANOMAFANA NATIONAL PARK

Visit of the Ranomafana National Park for more wildlife of this rainforest. 12 species of lemurs such as golden bamboo lemur, the greater bamboo lemur, birds, chameleons are seeing in this park without forgetting orchids, different medicinal plants.

Day 5 : RANOMAFANA – FIANARANTSOA – AMBALAVAO

Further, drive Ranomafana to Ambalavao, with a stop in Fianarantsoa for discovering the old town and nice overview.
Certainly, possibility to see the market of zebu in Ambalavao, if you arrive at Wednesday day. Ambalavao is known for the market of zebu, the first biggest market of zebu in Madagascar in each Wednesday Ambalavao is known also for the paper Antemoro. After that, visiting of the craftswoman local making Antemoro paper, which is handmade
Stop along the road for having contact with the local people

Day 6 : AMBALAVAO – ISALO

Subsequently visit of ANJA reserve before going to Isalo, Anja reserve created by the local villageous for protecting the fauna, It’s a model for environmental protection. Indeed, you can see specially the ring-tailed lemurs, the point of view that you can see Amabalavao and his area, the medicial plants. Above all, passing at Ihosy, the capital of the Bara tribe. Crossing through the dry and desertic landscape of the South, the land plateau of Ihorombe which extend as far as the eye can see.

Day 7: ISALO

Further, visit of Isalo National Park. Isalo National Park formed by a sandstone massifs of ruined forms, whole day to explore the National Park, trekking through the Isalo’s canyon, natural swimming pool, the blue and black swimming pool, a refuge for lemurs such as Brown lemur, ring-tailed lemur; birds such as Benson’s rock, Madagascar Wagtail endemic in Isalo

Day 8 : ISALO – TOLIARY

Drive to Tuléar, the last itinerary across the desertic scenery and the South spiny forest before entering the sunny town of Ifaty or Anakao.
Stop along the road for having contact with the local people

After Toliary, You have choice between IFATY or ANAKAO
If you choose IFATY
Day 8: ISALO- TULEAR – IFATY

Firstly, drive to Tuléar until Ifaty
Activities in Ifaty :
– Relax on the beach
– Snorkeling, Diving
– Excursion with local’s pirogue’s for seeing the coral reefs
After that, visit of RENIALA RESERVE. Reniala reserve is a spiny forest including the forest of baobab, medicinal plants; birds such as blue coua, long-tailed ground roller endemic in Reniala reserve, tenrecs, the turtles.

Day 9, Day 10 : IFATY

Overnight at the hotel

Day 11: IFATY – TULEAR – TANA

Return by flight
Overnight at the hotel

Day 12: TANA

Finally, pick you at the aiport.City tour in Tana, depends on your schedule for the international flight
We give you free the city tour in Tana. Visiting the lemur’s park. Subsequently, digue’s market, market of souvenirs before your transfert to the airport for your international flight

EXTENSION : ZAFIMANIRY VILLAGE in ANTOETRA

ANTOETRA situated 45km from Ambositra. Indeed, there lives a group of people known as the Zafimaniry, or the “the people of the forest.” ZAFIMANIRY is famous for its woods carvings, most of the families are involved in the manufacture of wooden objects from towers “by hand “. Most of all the houses are built with wood.
Above all, the sculptures carved in the doors and windows, furnitures, tools, and every day objects with attractive geometric patterns are highly codified,and so wonderful; that’s why they were included in the world cultural heritage of UNESCO.
In conclusion, trekking in Ifasina village for discovering Zafimaniry’s village, the magnifique landscape of rice field in terraces