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Anakao Tour

Anakao Tour Packages
Country: Madagascar
City: Toliara
Duration: 14 Day(s) - 13 Night(s)
Tour Category: Beach Tours
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99

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Package Itinerary


Day 1: Antananarivo - Antsirabe

Departure for Antsirabe (3 hours drive) along the central part of Madagascar to the South. In Antsirabe, transfer to the hotel. Lunch and then a city tour, visit a craft shop exposing means of locomotion in miniature made from recycled cans, and pieces of wood .... Dinner, and overnight at the hotel.

Day 2: Antsirabe - Antoetra

Drive to Antoetra. Stop at Ambositra. Here are shops and craft workshops where you can find all Zafimaniry arts, totems, and many other sculptures in rosewood, and ebony, ... Arriving at Antoetra, check-in. Afternoon walk to the village of Ifasina. This is a typical village among the others where you can learn more about the Zafimaniry people and their cultures. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 3 : Antoetra - Ranomafana

In the morning, start driving through the beautiful landscapes of the Betsileo region. Then come towards the rainforest of Ranomafana. Upon arrival, check-in at the hotel. By the evening, night walk to spot some nocturnal animals for about 1h30 with a local guide who specializes in finding them. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 4: Ranomafana

Full day to explore Ranomafana national park, hiking in the park again with our local guide to see some species of diurnal lemurs, reptiles, birds, and various plants. At midday, back to the hotel for lunch. Late afternoon, back to the forest again in search of other species and go on for another night walk. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 5 : Ranomafana - Andringitra

Full day drive to Andringitra. Passing through the town of Fianarantsoa for a glimpse at the historical old city. Stop at Ambalavao to discover the origin of Antemoro paper which was introduced centuries ago by the Arab immigrants who settled in the southeastern part of Madagascar. Can buy some souvenirs. Then continue on a dusty road for about 2 and half hours until Andringitra. Arriving late afternoon, check-in at the hotel. Dinner and overnight.

Day 6: Andringitra

Here we are in the mountains of the second-highest top of Madagascar. Hiking and exploring the Andringitra national park mostly "Diavolana" with its lunar landscape called "alien". Then arrive at a sacred waterfall. The walk takes approximately 6 hours. Picnic lunch. Dinner and overnight camping inside the park.

Day 7 : Andringitra - Ranohira

5-hour drive to Ranohira. En route, we pass by Ihosy and then Horombe Plateau stretching out of sight. It is the largest plateau of the island and home to a herd of Zebu of the Bara. Arrived in Ranohira at the end of the afternoon. Evening free. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 8 and 9 : Ranohira

Two days to discover Isalo national park. Isalo is composed of sandstone massif and various natural pools and waterfalls, forest with lemur species such as Maki, and Sifaka fulvus. Picnic lunch in the park for those two days. After each visit, drive back to the village. Once, we will drive to the window of Isalo which is located 12 km in the western part of the park for a beautiful sunset. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 10 : Ranohira - Tulear - Ifaty or Anakao

Drive about 4 hours to Tulear. After a few minutes, pass through the town of Ilakaka the Wild West of Madagascar (the city of sapphire). Then cross the forest of Zombitse and farther some baobabs. Arriving at Tulear, continue driving on a sandy road of the coast for about one and a half hours to Ifaty or have a boat transfer for 1h30 until Anakao. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 11 and 12 : Ifaty or Anakao

Day at leisure. Optional activities are available. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 13 : Ifaty or Anakao - Tulear - Antananarivo

Return to Tulear then transfer to the airport. Flight to Antananarivo. Meet and transfer to the hotel on arrival in Antananarivo. Dinner and overnight.

Day 14 : Antananarivo

City tour including the visit of Ambohimanga Rova North of the city. City center, traditional market, and local/craft market before transfer to the airport for international flights. Day use at the hotel.

End of program.

PRICE OF THIS TRIP: Please contact us for the price.

The Price Includes :

Domestic flight (Antananarivo-Tulear),
An English-speaking guide except at Ifaty or Anakao,
A vehicle with its driver needed,
Accommodation in a comfortable hotel (DOUBLE or TWIN),
Half board during the tour,
Parks entrance fee and local guides,
All transfers.

The Price Does Not Include :

International flights
Lunch during the tour
Activities during days at leisure,
Gratuities and beverages,
Insurance, visa fees, airport taxes.

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