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Mantasoa Day Tour

Country: Madagascar
City: Antananarivo
Duration: 1 Day(s) - 0 Night(s)
Tour Category: Full Day Tours

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Start date 
: On request

Program: Landscape, artificial lake in the center, private reserve, Mantasoa (center)

Includes  : Rent a car, private guide driver speaking english, all fees for entrances

As the majority of the geographical sets which forms the “Great Island”, the central highlands as well offer examples of wonderful places which are worth a visit. Among the enchanting places of this part of Madagascar, one must absolutely count Mantasoa situated at the extreme eastern side of the highlands. It is the door of entrance of the Eastern area with the Angavo large escarpment located not far from this charming destination. Those who are in search of the authentic very serene back corner landscapes of the 19th century will be rewarded by taking the destination of Mantasoa. This one presents relics of the industrial facility of this time. It is difficult to resist the charms of landscape assembled of any part by Jean Laborde.

Mantasoa, which in Malagasy language means “is pleasant even raw” locates himself from 70 kilometers in the North-East of Antananarivo the Malagasy capital. It is easily accessible by highway N°2 which leads to the largest city port of Tamatave or Toamasina on the east coast. This site is ideal for retreat and a holiday in the middle of large pine forests which gives tranquility. It is very popular for the Antananarivo city dwellers and it also constitutes a crossing point of tourists who join the East coast of Madagascar. Three principal attractions of this place are the artificial lake of Mantasoa, the industrial city which Jean Laborde built himself and his tomb: Soamandrakizay. To know better about Mantasoa, it is essential initially know the father of all these wonders. Initially, Jean Laborde was a French adventurer, trader and entrepreneur. 

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