Tana Tulear with 2WD
Tana Tulear with 2WD
Tour managed by an English speaking driver. You will cross the Imerina highlands et visit parks : Ranomafana, Anja and Isalo. The trips ends on the west coast in ifaty ( The Vezo country ).
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Accessible à tous
Group Size Large Group
Period : All year.
Level : Accessible to everyone.
Hotels : 2 * * ; private sanitories.
Vehicules : All transfers and assistances airport are included. For the trip a 2 WD with english speaking driver.
Availibility : All year. Private Trip.
Flights : We can book domestic madagascar flights with Air Madagascar
Meet our team at the airport and transfer to your hotel. Belvedere.
Antananarivo - Antsirabe
Your driver pick you up at the hotel,we can start the trip by the visiting the uptown and admire the capital city. Then we head to the ”thermal town” of Antsirabe, down the road we stop at the village of Behenjy which is famous for its ”foie gras”, Ambatolampy known for its artisanal factories of aluminum objects like canner. Continuation to Antsirabe: the landscape and the environment reveal rich land laterite, villages Imerina, Catholic and Protestant churches, lively markets. Arrived at Antsirabe, installation at the hotel. Depending on time we can exit to Tritriva lake located 15 kms west of town.It is one of the great lakes rather mysterious crater whose shape evokes map of Madagascar. This lake has also its legend: two lovers whose the parents refused the marriage ended their day by drowning together. Back to the hotel. (Step 170 km, 3h30). Chambre du Voyageur.
Antsirabe - Ranomafana
Breakfast at the hotel and city tour : we will visit a particular miniatures shops (rickshaws, bicycle, trucks). The gems (amethyst, tourmaline, garnet …) are one of the main attraction of Antsirabe. The craftsman ”Chez Joseph” may make gems cutting demonstration. Continuation of the road to the South. After Ankaratra’s mountains, we cross the cultural heritage rice terraces Indonesian. Stop in Ambositra the artisanal capital ; one street of the city is dedicated to shops sculptors on Wood specialized in marquetery. Advised lunch at ”Artisan Hotel” to savor the Malagasy dish ”Romazava ”meat and cress vegetables. Drive to the road in the heart of Betsileo which will take us to Ranomafana one of the main national parks of the Big Island. Installation at the hotel. (Step 230 km, 5 h) Chez Gaspard.
Ranomafana - 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 ). Then visit of typical village around 1h30 in the heart Tanala, located 15 kms south of Ranomafana which has 53 homes. We will visit a small royal palace, a school, a home. Meetings and exchanges with farmers and we will hear songs and see a traditional dances. Continuation to Fianarantsoain the afternoon , Installation at the hotel (Step 60 km – 1h30) Check-in La Case Madrigale.
Fianarantsoa - Ranohira (Isalo)
Morning departure from Fianarantsoa. we cross the vineyards (possibility of wine tasting ”Lazan’i Betsielo”) to Ambalavao. If step falls on a Wednesday or Thursday morning you can attend one of the largest markets of the Zebu: thousands of heads are delivered twice a week. Special entertainment prevails. The capital of zebu is also known for its factory Antaimoro Paper and beautiful silk weaving shop. South of the city, visiting the reserve Anja. This reserve was created by a village association that provides protection. The walks are between 45 minutes and 2 hours;we will see Catta lemurs. Continuation of the N7 south direction; the landscape becomes more desert. Crossing the tray of Horombe. We move to Bara’s countries one the ethnic group of the Island, known for the breeding of zebu. Arrival late afternoon at Isalo, exceptional site in Western décor which presents a variety of majestic landscapes, impressive canyons, rock formations carved by erosion. Installation at the hotel. (Step 270 km, 5 hours). Toiles de L’Isalo.
The Isalo National Park, crisscrossed by rivers and tributaries, extends over 81,540 hectares. This massive ruiniform is a sandstone plateau continental Jurassic. Heavily eroded, only the parceled witnessed by the sandy valleys and canyons remained. A truly exceptional show! There are many possible circuits in the park. We can make a walk in the morning and another in the afternoon or even make a complete loop in the day, the hotel can prepare you a picnic. We include two circuits which can be combined as follow :
– The cascade of the Nymphs : Easy level up to the waterfall, can be extended through the rugged trails to the black and blue swimming pools in the middle of lush vegetation.
– The natural pool : easy level, done in half a day, the water is very clear, we can swim (a little cool from June to August ). Since the pool, the park guide will take you to a lookout 10 minutes of the site (for panoramic view of Isalo)
Ranohira - Ifaty
Early morning departure towards Tulear, desert landscape where thorny plants emerge. Crossing villages gems of researchers which the more known is Ilakaka, who is sapphire’s city. First glimpse of baobabs and passing by Mahafaly country’s, overlooking the famous tombs of the same name, topped by large carved posts called ”Aloalo”. We visit the arboretum of Antsokay located at the entrance to the South Tulear grouping typical flora and many endemic medicinal plants in Madagascar. Lunch advised at Tulear. It remains a part of sandy track (around one hour) to reach the seaside resort of Ifaty. (Step 250 km – 4h30).. Sur la Plage, Chez Cécile.
Seaside stay to the hotel which offers various activities: visiting a baobab forest, output Vezo dugout along the coral reef, diving, fishing, snorkelling, quad biking, turtle village … All these activities can be arranged on site.
Ifaty - Antananarivo
Transfer to the airport of Tulear. Flight back to Antananarivo. End of our services.
Public rates 2018 in Euros TTC per person
|Nb Persons||Euros per person|
|Single Room supplement : 99 Euros|
Terms & Conditions
Confirmation by email of the present trip.
After Espace Mada confirmation of availabilities hotels, transport and flights :
50% deposit by bank transfer 45 Days before departure.
Balance before departure in Tana :
- CB Visa or Master Card.
- Euros Notes or 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.
- Night on base double room
- Touristic Stamps
- Half Board except in Tananarive base B and B
- Transfer aiprort – hotel day 1 and hotel airport Tulear day 9
- 2WD car with english speaking driver from day 2 to 7
- Driver allowancies
- Comme back vehicle empty to Tana
- Entrance and guiding fees in the sites and reserves (Tritriva, Iala Tsara, Anja, Isalo, Arboretum)
- Drinks extra and tips
- LLunch, diner in Tananarive
- Domestic Flight Tulear – Tana 235 Euros per person base high season, 215 Euros inlow season