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Ifaty Tour

Country: Madagascar
City: Toliara
Duration: 15 Day(s) - 14 Night(s)
Tour Category: Beach Tours
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99

Package Itinerary

Classical tour in IFATY

Day 1 : Antananarivo (Breakfast)

Meet and greet at Antananarivo airport by GMT+3 staff and then transfer to your hotel in Antananarivo city.

Day 2: Antananarivo – Antsirabe (170 km +/- 3h) (Dinner/Breakfast)

After breakfast, depart for Antsirabe, pass through beautiful landscapes of rice fields and highland villages. Stop in Ambatolampy to visit the aluminum fabricators who make a range of products by hand. Continue to Antsirabe. Upon arrival, check-in at your hotel and have lunch before touring the town by car and viewing the beautiful local handicrafts

Day 3: Antsirabe – Ambositra – Ranomafana (280km +/- 6h) (Dinner/Breakfast)

After breakfast, visit workshops specializing in Malagasy candy, bicycles, miniature pousse pousse, and gemstones. Then travel to Ambositra, the capital of Malagasy wood crafts, such as marquetry and sculptures made from precious woods like Rosewood. Have lunch before visiting more workshops then continue towards Ranomafana. Leave the highlands and enter the rainforest zone. Upon arrival, check-in at your hotel and have a nocturnal walk before dinner

Day 4 : Ranomafana – Fianarantsoa (70km +/- 1h30min) (Dinner/Breakfast)

After breakfast, transfer to Ranomafana National Park to discover its fauna and flora. Visit the park and see a range of lemurs, including Bamboo Lemurs and the rare diademed sifaka, birds, orchids, chameleons, butterflies, frogs, and other wildlife.

After the visit, have lunch then visit the thermal town of Ranomafana before setting off towards Fianarantsoa. Upon arrival, tour the old town, admire the beautiful landscape, and then check in at your hotel.

Day 5: Fianarantsoa – Ambalavao – Ranohira/Isalo (370km +/- 6h) (Dinner/Breakfast)

After breakfast, depart for Ranohira, via the colonial town of Ambalavao, and see some beautiful colonial architecture and the famous Antemoro paper and silk factory. Visit Anja reserve to see lemurs, orchids, and traditional tombs, then cross the high Plateau of Horombe, a landscape of open grassy plains. Upon arrival in Ranohira, check-in at your hotel

Day 6: Ranohira/Isalo (Dinner/Breakfast)

After breakfast, they transfer to the entrance Park to discover its fauna and its flora. Isalo massif is a plateau of continental stoneware’s dating from the Jurassic. Strongly affected, the only batons split by the sandy valleys and the canyons live a really exceptional show. Today, we are going to begin the visit with the canyons of the monkeys and finish at the Namaza site.

You go to discover the panoramic views, rice fields, cliffs made an incision by gorges. You will discover the Old royal village, royal surrounding wall, a shower of the king, a Grave of the king, Graves Bara. We will cross acrobatic ascent of the luxuriant gorges, discovered by the exceptional flora of the rain forest and by its numerous groups of Lemurs. We find also birds, butterflies, lizards and other more to discover there...

Day 7: Ranohira/Isalo – Tuléar – Ifaty (280Km +/- 6h) (Dinner/Breakfast)

Travel back across the high Plateau of Horombe past Ilakaka, the ‘Sapphire Village’ then continue to Tuléar through arid desert landscapes. Along the way see Mahafaly tombs with totems carved from Aloalo. Upon arrival in Tuléar, have lunch before continuing to Ifaty along a sandy road alongside beautiful beaches. Check-in at your hotel.

Day 8: Ifaty (Dinner/Breakfast)

Free day to explore Ifaty and its surrounds, which include the Reniala reserve and its dry forest, baobabs, and birds, snorkeling, and whale watching from July to October. Or just laze around on the beach.

Day 9: Ifaty - Tuléar - Antananarivo (30km +/- 1h15min and 1h15h flight) (Dinner/Breakfast)

Transfer to Tuléar and then to the airport for your flight to Antananarivo. Upon arrival, you will be met and then transfer to your hotel to have lunch and then continued towards the old city to know better the largest part of Merina and Madagascar history. Panoramic view of Antananarivo, the Queen Palace (under construction), visits to Andasiavaratra Palace which shelters the exhibition of objects saved from the fire at The Queen Palace in 1995. Andohalo place is the most ancient square in Antananarivo. After the visit, transfer to your hotel.

Day 10: Antananarivo

Today, you are doing to visit Ambohimanga Kings Palace which is 25km to the North of the city also named the "blue hill" which is classified as a World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO. One of twelve sacred hills which keeps directly a big part of Merina and Madagascar history. Houses dated 1871 and their surroundings which keep the real cultural and historic stories. Visit Madagascar rural during the trip. After the visit, we visit the handcrafts market for souvenirs and then transfer to your hotel. After dinner, transfer to the airport for your international flight.

Includes:

• Meet & greet personalized on arrival at Antananarivo airport
• Return private transfers from/in the airport – hotel
• Private transport during the tour (Gasoline included)
• Accommodations with private sanitary
• All meals as specified
• Entrance Parks/reserve and guide fees
• The internal flight Tulear/Antananarivo in
economic class
• One small bottle of water/day/person
• Taxes, VAT, and handling fees

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