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01/01/2017, 21:00

Travel Itineraries, central highlands, Isalo national park, Ranomafana national park


 Tour from Antananarivo to Tulear through the central highlands (7 days – 6 nights).

Departures of this tour : every day. 

Travel itinerary at a glance

Day 1: Arrival to Antananarivo 
Welcome to Antananarivo International Airport, transfer to hotel Au Bois Vert or similar close to Terminal, overnight

Day 2: Antananarivo - Antsirabe B-D (170 km, around 3 hours and half) 
Breakfast, beginning of your  private tour of 6 days along scenic "Route National 7" to Tulear city on south-western coast of Madagascar. Transfer to Antsirabe through typical landscapes of highlands region with stop at Ambatolampy village. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Antsirabe  (Couleour Cafè or Flower Palace). 

Day 3: Antsirabe - Ambositra - Ranomafana Park B-D (260 km, around 6 hours)
Breakfast, transfer to Ranomafana National Park with stop to visit Ambositra, typical village known for wood carving tradition. Dinner and overnight at the hotel close to the Park entrance (Setam Lodge or Centre Est or Thermala)

Day 4: Ranomafana Park Excursion, transfer to Fianarantsoa B-D (60 KM, around 1 hour)
Breakfast, morning walking excursion (3/4 hours) into the Park with an ANGAP guide. Ranomafana Park protects a rain forest, habitat of many species of endemic flora and fauna. Transfer to Fianarantsoa area, dinner and overnight at the hotel (Le Lac - Tsara Guest House - Villa Sylvestre - La Riziere). 

Day 5: Fianarantsoa - Ambalavao - Anja Reserve - Ranohira B-D (300 km, around 6 hours)
Breakfast, transfer to Ambalavao, through Betsileo people villages of Malayo/Indonesian origin. Short walking excursion to Anja Reserve and continue to Horombe highlands until Ranohira  close to Isalo National Park.  Dinner and overnight at the hotel (Jardin Le Roj or Relais de la Reine). 

Day 6: Isalo Park Excursion B-D 
Breakfast, full day walking excursion (3/6 hours) into the Park with an ANGAP guide. Isalo Park a dramatic massif, a mysterious landscape of imposing rock formations called "ruiniforme" dating from the Jurassic period. Dinner and overnight at the hotel (Jardin Le Roj or Relais de la Reine). 

Day 7: Isalo - Tulear B (240 km around 4 hours) B
Breakfast, transfer to the Madagascar South West Coast next to the Tropic of Capricorn. Climate in this area is dry and you will see baobab trees and other endemic plants of spiny forest. End of the tour.

Extension on request: seaside stay on Vezo Coast or Sainte Marie Island or Nosy Be Archipelago
Extension on request: North region tour (Diego Suarez) with seaside stay in Nosy Be Archipelago