TREKKING THE ANDRINGITRA NATIONAL PARK

ANDRINGITRA  is located at 47 km from Ambalavao, Trekking in Andringitra National park allow you to hiking PEAK BOBY, the 2nd mountains highest at 2685 m of attitude its offers you one of the panoramics view in Madagascar. Andringitra mountains are a granite characterized by high mountains; that we say “Where mountains reach the sky” deep valleys, and bridges, waterfall of Riambavy and Riandahy. Trekking in PEAK BOBY, You will be 2nights under tentes in bivouac,
Trekking in Peak Boby need a good physical condition.

Day 1 : TANA

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

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 . Indeed, Antsirabe is also a capital of rickshaws
Overnight at the hotel.

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 go across Betsileo region, with a scenery of rice fields in terraces , specific for this tribe.
Above all, stop along the road for having contact with the local people.
Night walk to spot nocturnal lemurs, chameleons & frogs.

Day 4 : RANOMAFANA

After that, visit the Ranomafana National Park for more wildlife of this rainforest .Birds,frog,chameleons, 12species of lemurs are seeing in this park such as the golden bamboo lemur, the greater bamboo lemur 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 point of view.
In addition, possibility to see the market of zebu in Ambalavao, if you arrive at Wednesday day . Indeed, 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. Visiting of the craftswomen local making Antemoro paper,which is done by hand
Stop along the road for having contact with the local people Overnight at the hotel.

DAY 6: AMBALAVAO- ANDRINGITRA NATIONAL PARK- ANDRIAMPOTSY

Drive to Andringitra national park, Andringitra located at 47 km from Ambalavao;reached only by 4X4 car . Andringitra is the 2nd mountains highest by the BOBY’S PEAK at 2658 m of attitude;
Beginning of the trekking ;on the way,visiting the grotte, the waterfalls sacred riandahy and riambavy ; then walking through the forest of”Philippia” for join Andriampotsy campsite for the first night
Camping in Andriampotsy campsite

DAY 7: ANDRIAMPOTSY- PEAK BOBY –ANDRANOLAVA

After that, continue the trekking for hiking Peak Boby,crossing the mountain range and endemic vegetation, spectacular panoramic view in peak boby, then descend to reach Andranolava campsite
Camping in Andranolava campsite

Day 8: ANDRANOLAVA – DIAVOLANA- AMBALAVAO

Subsequently , continue the trekking, to reach the plateaux of Diavolana , Diavolana the magnifique landscape resemblance to the lunear , then walking for join the parking
So that , drive to coming back to Ambalavao

Day 9: AMBALAVAO- ISALO

Afterwards, 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. Passing at Ihosy, the capital of the Bara tribe. Crossing through the dry and desertic landscape of the South, the land plateau of Horombe which extend as far as the eye can see.

Day 10: ISALO

Then, 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 11 : ISALO – TOLIARY – IFATY or ANAKAO

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 11: ISALO- TULEAR – IFATY

Drive to Tuléar until Ifaty

Day 12; Day 13 : IFATY

Activities in Ifaty
– Relax on the beach
– Snorkelling, Diving
– Excursion with local’s pirogue’s for seeing the coral reefs
Finally, 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 14: IFATY- TOLIARY- TANA

Transfert to the airport of Tuléar for join Tana

Day 15: TANA

After that, 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, Digue’s market, market of souvenirs before your transfert to the airport for your international flight

If you choose ANAKAO
Day 11 : ISALO – TOLIARY

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

Day 12: TULEAR- ANAKAO

Taking the boat in the morning for going to Anakao

Day 12; 13; 14: ANAKAO

ACTIVITIES in ANAKAO
– Relax on the beach
– Snorkelling, Diving
– Excursion with local’s pirogue’s for seeing the coral reefs
– Excursion in Nosy Ve with the pirogue’s local that you have opportunity to see the long tailed tropic bird

WHALEWATCHING:

From July to mid September, humpbacked whales come around Anakao.

Day 15 : TULEAR- TANA

Transfert to the airport of Tana for join to TANA

Day 16 : TANA

Finally, pick you at the aiport. After that, 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 , Digue’s market,market of souvenirs before your transfert to the airport for your international flight

EXTENSION : ZAFIMANIRY VILLAGE in ANTOETRA

In conclusion, ANTOETRA situated 45km from Ambositra. 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 “. Indeed, most of all the houses are built with wood. The sculptures carved in the doors and windows, furnitures, tools, and every day objects with attractive geometric patterns are highly codified,and so wonderful. Consequently , they were included in the world cultural heritage of UNESCO.
Trekking in Ifasina village for discovering Zafimaniry’s village, the magnific landscape of ricefield in terraces

Therefore this trip allows you to discover several tourist sites for example, Andringitra national park, Isalo and Anakao national park Therefore this trip allows you to discover several tourist sites for example, Andringitra national park, Isalo and Anakao