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Antananarivo, Antsirabe, Lemurs, Toliara, Isalo NP, Ranomafana NP, Namorona waterfalls, Antemoro paper factory, Antsirabe.
The fascinating Island of Madagascar awaits. Escape the everyday routine on this 10-day journey encompassing natural beauty, stunning landscapes, Malgache history and culture, and of course, a wide variety of lemurs.
Max 15, Avg 10 Group Leader:
Tour leader, local guides. Accommodation:
Simple hotel (9 nts). Transport:
Private mini bus, local flight, walking. Meals Included:
9 breakfasts, 2 dinners. Meal Budget:
Allow USD120 for meals not included. For additional expenses, see dossier.
Antsirabe artisan workshop tour
Visit to Antemoro Paper Factory
Entrances and Guided walks in Andasibe-Mantadia National Park
Ranomafana National Park
Isalo National Park
Day 1 Arrive Antananarivo (Tana): Arrive in Antananarivo at any time.
Day 2 Andasibe-Mantadia National Park (B): Visit the world-renowned upland rainforest, also known as Perinet Reserve, home of the unique Indri, the world's largest lemur.
Day 3 Antsirabe (B): Travel to Antsirabe, "Vichy Malgache", an ancient colonial town. Along the way, discover Merina tombs and locals cultivating rice paddies.
Day 4 Ranomafana (B): Take a tour of handicraft workshops, home to some of Madagascar's best wood carvings, before continuing on to Ranomafana.
Day 5 Ranomafana (B): Visit Ranomafana National Park, home to 12 species of lemur. Discover the bewildering diversity of endemic plant and animal life including the golden bamboo lemur and red-bellied lemur.
Day 6 Ambalavao (B): Head south through Madagascar's wine-producing region and enjoy the wonderful changes of landscape along the way. In Ambalavao, we visit with locals as they share with us their traditional methods of producing a unique, hand-made paper.
Day 7 Ranohira/Isalo (B,D): Drive through south-central Madagascar to Ranohira on the edge of Isalo National Park. Enjoy the fascinating countryside, with the day's drive culminating in impressive views of the Isalo Mountains.
Day 8 Ranohira/Isalo (B,D): Spend the day exploring the semi-arid Isalo National Park, with its rocky cliffs, archaeological relics and funeral sanctuaries that create a magical atmosphere of strong contrasts. This park is home to a plethora of endemic flora and fauna, including the ring tailed lemur.
Day 9 Antananarivo (B): Travel from Ranohira back to Antananarivo, known simply as Tana to the locals. En route, visit Mahafaly's tomb and see the remarkable fire-resistant Baobab trees.
Day 10 Depart Antananarivo (B)
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