Rural et Solidaire
Paysage Betsileo
Fianarantsoa grenier à riz de Madagascar

Solidarity and Rural Tourism Trip

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All about the Solidarity and Rural Tourism Trip.

Description : The tour combines hghlands, natures parks and meet with local people and also ONG implicated with rural tourism on Madagascar Isalnd.

Period : All year.

Access : For everyone. Walks in the parks are flexible and don’t need a special physical condition.

Accommodation type : 2 * *

Vehicles / Transports : All needed transfers and assistance airport/ Hotels/ airport are included. The trip will be done with 4DW car and an experienced English speaking driver.

Availability : The proposed trip is private and individual trip which could be arranged as per your requested period (take off or add on some days than the scheduled).

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.

  1. Day 1 Antananarivo

    Meet our team at the airport and transfer to hotel. Chalet des Roses

  2. Day 2 Antananarivo - Antsirabe

    Briefing with the driver, then road to the thermal city of Antsirabe. 4 hours of drive with some photos stops or short visit such as the visit of the aluminium factory at Ambatolampy. Accommodation at the hotel. City tour of Antsiarbe. Accommodation Chambre du Voyageur.

  3. Day 3 Antsirabe

    The guided walk around rural village of Betafo (located 25 km west of Antsirabe, direction to Miandirazo) also called ”the boucle de forgerons” picnic included
    Transfer to TRITRIVA, Betafo, hiking loops to the west, the circuit invites you to meet the farmers of Vakinankaratra through large meadows, or meet with craftsmen (brick and tiles makers, or we will visit the small village of Mandritsara, the capital of blacksmiths and the carts manufacturing. Betafo is a very productive region through its climate. the people there can produce rice, varieties of fruits and vegetables. they also grow food crops. Possibility to visit the large peasants market of Betafo (every Monday)
    We cross an infinite landscape decorated by volcanic landforms to discover its history, its tourist and cultural sights (sacred sites, phonolites, lakes, grave, the fall Antafofo. Night in a Rural House.

  4. Day 4 Antsirabe - Antoetra

    A guided walk around rural Manandona (located 20 kms South of Antsirabe), picnic included. It consists to visit the villages and It is about 3h to 5h of walk. Discover an old farmers village and wild silk, Protective ditches (or hadivory), the famous ”tamboho” of old time, You will also be brought to meet different types of customs (Famadiana, Famorana, Ala volon-jaza), which may reflect the culture of Malagasy people (season: June, July, August, September). You go for a walking tour in the rural countryside, crossing rice fields and small villages in the area, schools and meeting the real highlands peasant that will make you discover their daily life Folksongs and dancing around a fire with the villagers and families who welcome us at the end of the afternoon (Tandonaka).
    Head to Ambositra the capital of craft; famous for its marquetry and sculptures. At the exit of the city we take a biffurcation for the village of Antoetra , the birthplace of Zafimaniry Country. Installation to Ecolodge Sous Le Soleil de Mada (Steps: 132 km – 2h30)

  5. Day 5 Antoetra - Ranomafana

    Guided walk with picnic from Antoetra to the village of Ifasina. Immersion in Zafimaniry country. It is 4 to 5 hours two-way trip. Then we reachAmbositra the capital of the craft then we continue to Ranomafana. Arrival in the late afternoon. (Step: 241 Km – 4h45). Hotel Chez Gapsard.

  6. Day 6 Ranoamfana - Fianarantsoa

    Ranomafana is a park covering 41,601 ha of forest. In 2007, it was ranked Heritage as World Natural of the Atsinanana (”The East”) . It shelters a rich endemic biodiversity, which includes rare species of lemur. The park is also the genetic reservoir of rare and some endemic plant species. It is traversed by many rivers that are tributaries of the river Namorona; visit from 2 to 4 hours. ( we can adapt the visit timing according to your fitness ). In the afternoon, continuation to Fianarantsoa. Visit to the Farm School site at Tambohomandrevo, downtown Fianarantsoa managed by “Bel Avenir” NGO train yearly, sixty stripped teenagers of this region, to agricultural and livestock works appropriate to rural realities. The aim is to insert them into the professional way to aware them to protect the environment. La Rizière.

  7. Day 7 Fianarantsoa / Les Greniers du Betsileo

    Discovery of the rural areas around Fianarantsoa : from the cathedral towards Ikianjasoa, after 2km, we reach the point out with a breathtaking, we go down to Antsahamasina through eucalyptus, pine and mimosa forests. The road leads to typical Betsileo villages, and the Wine fields of this region where the tour will end at noon with a traditional Betsileo meal. Back to Fianarantsoa. La Rizière. This hotel is helped by an association for students formation in hotel / restauration. Price charged for night is used to pay students scolarity.

  8. Day 8 Fianarantsoa - Ranohira (Isalo)

    Head to Ambalavao and visit of the Anteimoro papirus factory visit of the Anja reserve where a large family of ring tailed lemur could be spotted. Continuation throughout the Bara ethnic country, famous in raising cattle. Arrrival in Ranohira by the end of the afternoon. Isalo Ranch.

  9. Day 9 Ranohira (Isalo)

    In the morning visit of Isalo including the “nymphes waterfall”. possibility of visiting the natural black and blue pool. Turn back to the village and walk to the natural pool in the afternoon. Return back to the hotel. Isalo Ranch.

  10. Day 10 Ranohira (Isalo) - Ifaty

    Four hours of drive to join Tuléar, passing by the village of Ilakaka, the Malagasy wild far west west because of the sapphire fever. At the entry of Tulear visit of the botanical garden called Arboretum in which almost all the dry and spiny forest characteristic of the south are present as well as endemic and medicinal plants. City tour of Tuléar and transfer to Ifaty the fishermen village.. Installation at the Hotel. Solidaire Mangily.

  11. Day 11 and 12 Ifaty

    Beach and lstay at leisure .Excursions can be organised directly with the hotel : visit of the Baobab forest (7 species), snorkelling, nautical activities…Solidaire Mangily.

  12. Day 13 Antananarivo - Anjozorobe

    Transfert to the airport of Tuléar. Flight back to Tanà, then departure for Anjozorobe (90kms from Tanà). Depending on the time we can visit a Community immersion in Antsahabe village, supported by the “Association Fanamby” Saha Forest Camp.

  13. Day 14 Anjozorobe - Antananarivo

    Day visit in the primary forest in the morning, éco touristic tour “Shadows” in the middle of the protected area in the afternoon. Back to Tanà at the hotel Chalet Des Roses.

  14. Day 15 Antananarivo

    Pick up at your hotel and transfer to the airport.

Ballade aux environs de Manandona

Ballade aux environs de Manandona

L'hôtel Solidaire Mangily à Ifaty

L'hôtel Solidaire Mangily à Ifaty

Public rates 2019 in Euros TTC per person

Public rates 2019 in Euros TTC per person

NB Persons Rate per Person
2 1 444 €
3 1 171 €
4 1 040 €
Single Room supplement : 233 Euros

Booking / Payment

Confirmation by mail of the present trip.
After Espace Mada confirmation of hotels, transport and flights availability’s : Deposit of 30% of the total amount plus domestic flights by bank transfer.
Balance before departure in Tana :

  • CB Visa or Master Card
  • Cash.

Domestic Flights Air Madagascar : in case of cancellation penality of 10 euros per person per ticket.
Domestic filght and International flight the same day : in case of domestic flight delay which will cause the no show on international flight, Air Madagascar will take anythings in charge : penalities fees, new ticket flight. also accomodation, transfers, restauration.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance.
  • Accommodation base double room.
  • Necessary tourist taxes.
  • Half Board exept in Tananarive base B and B.
  • Lunch Day 3 – 4 – 5 and 7.
  • 4WD driven car from day 2 to day 10 and day 13 – 14.
  • Driver indemnities and daily fees / Fuel.
  • English speaking driver, gasoline.
  • Come back vehicle empty to Tana.
  • Entry and guides fees within the reserves and park ( (Ifasina, Ambohimahasoa, Isalo, Saha Forest Camp).
  • Excursions : Trek Antsirabe, Ifasina Lemur Forest Camp, participations at ONG Bel Avenir, les greniers du Betsileo, Anja, Isalo, Anjozorobe.
  • All transfers airport – hotel .
  • Drinks, tips, extras, Lunches, Dinners in Tananarive
  • Domestics flights : Tulear – Tana
  • International fligths