Licence: 074-13/mintour/sg/dgdt/dait/sat

RN 7, madagascar old train, Andringitra National Park, Anakao ifaty beaches and the visit of the south part of Madagascar

This tour is the most complete tour program to explore the south classic part of Madagascar. The tour combines all together the RN7, Train, Andringitra National Park, Ifaty and Anakao beaches. The main road number 7 or the RN7 is the longest and the most useful road in Madagascar; long about 950 km this road links the capital Antananarivo till to the south west coast town of Toliary. Many Parks and reserve can be seen and visited on this RN 7 Ranomafana National Park, Anja reserve, Isalo National Parks, Zombitse National Park and last the visit of Arboretum d'Antsokay near Toliary. The Train, F.E.C or Fianarantsoa East Coast is the rail way links the town of Fianarantsoa (town about 400 km in the south of Antananarivo, on this RN7), to the east coast of Manakara town. Distant about 163 km, the rail way crosses the very deep east rain forest in the Antanala tribe territory (Antanala is the mane of people live in the forest). Andringitra is a National Park in the south east of Ambalavao village (village in this RN7 road, about 460 km in the south of Antananarivo, and the park is about 45 km bad road from Ambalavao village).Andringitra National Park is one of the nicest National Parks in this south part of Madagascar, due of many high peaks mountains which formed the Park. One of these high peaks Mountain is the second highest peaks in Madagascar, called: Peak Boby; and last at the end of the tour tourists will relax in Ifaty and Anako beaches, the best beaches in this south west coast of Madagascar in the Mozambique Channel.

main tour: full south (23 Days)

optional tour:

departs: Antananarivo

destination: south, east south and west south of madagascar

accommodation: good accomodation (local range)

> Optional accomodation: mid range accommodation (local range). Please mail us to require quote for this optional accommodations

age range: 15 - 60

ifaty, anakao beaches - overall tour madagascar

Best of the tour

> Visit of Antsirabe town :zebu Horne's tools workshop, rick show city tour, Gems stone shop

> Visit of Ambositra town ,woodcarving and sculpture workshop for souvenirs

> Old Train trip

> Visit of Manakara town , visit of the Pangalana channel, fishermen village, vanilla plantation, Carnivore plants

> Visit of Ranomafana National Park and its fauna and flora

> Visit of Fianarantsoa town ,view point and the old village

> Ambalavao village ,Antemoro paper and lambalandy( or silk) workshop for souvenir

> Visit of Andringitra National Park

> Visit of Anja reserve and its fauna and flora

> Visit of Isalo National Park and its fauna and flora

> Visit of Zombitse National Park and its fauna and flora

> Visit of Arboretum d'Antsokay ,Botanic garden of all plants in the south part of the island

> Toliary town

> Beach relaxing in ifaty and anakao

> Antananarivo city tour

Plus you get

> private land transport

> services of the tour leader

> all accommodation

Transfer to the hotel

Overnight in the hotel

Morning drive from Antananarivo to Antsirabe town distant about 167 km (3 hours on drive), discover the landscape of the highland of Madagascar and the typically house and the daily life of the Merina tribe (one of the 18 tribes in Madagascar),a tribe who dominated the highland from Antananarivo to Antsirabe town

Short break, then full visit of this town

Overnight in the hotel

Morning drive from Antsirabe town to reach Ambositra town distant about 90 km, this last town is the capital of the handicraft, the woodcarving, and sculpture in Madagascar, stop in this town to visit and see how the people there manufacturing many Tools from wood (photos opportunity, a short exhibition is possible), the cheapest place for souvenirs, Ambositra town is dominated and occupied by the Betsileo tribe (one of the 18 tribes in Madagascar),the afternoon drive to reach Fianarantsoa town (one of the 6 provinces in Madagascar), Distant about 145 km, 3 hours on drive

Fianarantsoa town is the second Provinces after Antananarivo on this road RN7 (the capital of Betsileo tribe)

Overnight in the hotel

Early morning at the train station (the train station is in the center town), tourists will travel on board of first class wagon of the old train to explore the beauty of the east rain forest of Madagascar, but especially to see the daily life of the Antanala tribe who lives in This forest and on the banks of This rail way (Antanala is one of the 18 tribes in Madagascar), passengers on board of this train will have almost one day to enjoy this trip till arriving at the east coast town of Manakara

Overnight in a hotel

Morning visit of the Pangalana channel on board of the peddling dugout canoe, to see the beauty of this channel, then fisherman village, then vanilla plantation , carnivore plants, and last pick -nick lunch on the very nice sand beach, under the coconut trees of the Indian ocean beach. The Afternoon drives to reach Ranomafana village (about 4 hours on drive)

Arriving in Ranomafana village, short break and night walk visit to see the mouse lemurs (the smallest lemur in Madagascar, flash light is necessary), chameleons...

Then back to the hotel

Overnight in a hotel

Morning visit of the Park to see different species of lemurs, especially the "endemic golden bamboo lemurs ", birds, reptiles .The Park is in the Antanala tribe territory (one of the 18 tribes in Madagascar), an ethnic who dominated this area. This Park is also famous for its high rate range endemisity of plants, and insects which can't find else where apart in this park ,and last the visit of thermal station ,where tourists will find hot natural spring water, this hot water gives the name of the Park and the village as Ranomafana

Overnight in the hotel

Morning drive to Fianarantsoa town, the biggest town after Antsirabe town on this RN7 road, short visit of this town, then drive to Ambalavao village, visit of many handicraft place, then drive to Andringitra National Park, (drive about 45 km from Ambalavao village, off road)

Overnight in hotel (basic accommodation)

Morning drive to the entrance gate of the Park then walk to reach the camping place

Camping in side a tent

Morning hikes to see the very nice landscape of this Park and its wild life in side, waterfalls, plants and the very nice view

Camping in side a tent

Morning hikes to reach the highest peak Mountain in this Andringitra National Park, then back down to reach the car park and drive back to Ambalavo village

Overnight in the hotel

Morning drive to Anja reserve, a short visit about 1 hour 30mn, to explore the beauty of this small reserve, the best and easy place to see closer the ring tailed lemurs in its native area (photos opportunity, all the area are still occupied by the betsileo tribe). Then drive to Ranohira village (about 3h 30mn on drive), from here the area is dominated by the Bara tribe (one of the 18 tribes in Madagascar)

Overnight in hotel

Morning visit of this Park to see: the eroded sandstone massif (which formed the park of Isalo), one of the most spectacular and amazing scenery in this Park, the natural swimming pool where visitors of this Park can swim to cool bit( climate hot and sunny in this place), and last loops walkway to reach the canyon forest with its green vegetation, 3 species of lemurs can be seen in this place, but there are also the waterfalls and natural swimming pools( blue and black),where visitors can swim again after walk to reach this place, then drive back to the hotel

Overnight in the hotel

Morning drive from the hotel, drive about 1 hour to reach the grand canyon, this is one the biggest canyon in Isalo National park, visit in side of this canyon will be an opportunity to the tourist to discover the very green and amazing vegetation in side, species of lemurs can be seen during the visit of this place, like brown lemurs and verreaux's sifaka. The Visit is about 3 hours, then drive back to the hotel

After short breaks in the hotel , drive to the "Isalo's windows", a very nice place formed by natural Windows in the middle of a big rock ,where visitors can appreciate the sunsets through this natural windows( photos opportunity), then back to the hotel

Overnight in the hotel

Morning drive to Zombitse National Park, short visit about 2 hours to see the wildlife in side this park, then drive to the Arboretum d'Antsokay, this place is a very nice Botanic Garden to see all species of plants growth in this south part of Madagascar, then last drive to Toliary town. During this trip tourists will discover the landscape of the south west part of Madagascar, and to see the daily life of the different tribes, who live on the banks of this road till arriving in Toliary town (at least 3 different tribes occupied this area

Overnight in the hotel

Morning drive from Toliary town to IFATY village, drive about 25 km in the north from the town. IFATY is one of the best and famous beaches destinations all around Toliary town (it's a small village of fishermen). The afternoon, visit of Baobab Park to see baobab trees and many other plants which growth in this south part of Madagascar. But this small botanic park is good place also to spot some species of birds for the bird watcher tourists

Overnight in the hotel

Many other sea activities are possible to do in this place like: snorkeling and diving or just for fishing...

Overnight in the hotel

Morning drive back to the town of Toliary, then take 1 hour speed boat to reach the second famous beaches destination all around Toliary town. The afternoon, full visit of fishermen village all around this beach place, to see and observe their daily life. Visit of a place to see the eggs of OPYORNIS is possible too (it was to be the biggest bird in the world, already extinct)

Overnight in the hotel

Excursion visit of NOSY - VE by peddling dugout canoe (traditional canoe), it's a small island near ANAKAO to see many species of birds, but especially to see sea turtles which lay its eggs in the sand of this small island, but NOSY - VE is also a very nice beach destination too for relaxing, then back to the hotel in ANAKAO

Overnight in the hotel

Many sea activities are possible to do in this place, diving, snorkeling, and wind surfing...

Overnight in the hotel

Morning speed boat from ANKAO BEACH to Toliary town, the Afternoon visit of souvenirs market in Toliary like the market of seashells which is very famous in this place and many other

Overnight in the hotel

Transfer to the airport, then flight to Antananarivo and transfer to the town, short visit of Antananarivo city, then drive to the hotel

Overnight in the hotel

DAY 23: Transfer to the international airport of Antananarivo, last souvenir shopping.

Needs for this tour

> Domestic flight one way: Toliary(Tulear) - Antananarivo. For the flight ticket booking please visit: Air madagascar website

> Nice walking shoes, sun cream, medicines for all diseases in tropical country

> Swimming clothes (for optional tour)

Optional: you can do the entire tour by car, its need 2 days more. Please mail us for the additional quote

Booking

> You only need to pay a 25% deposit as booking confirmation( this is not refundable in case of tour cancelation, but we will keep this deposit money if you will adjourn your arrival date )

> Full payment is due in your arrival in Madagascar before the tour departure

> Price below are land only, please mail us for a domestic flight inclusive quote

Essential information

> Before you join this tour, you must be cover by adequate travel insurance, which is completely tailored for your trip: tour cancelation, lost of baggage, health evacuation ...

> We highly recommend you book this tour at least 3 weeks prior to your arrival date

Price per person

Full south: From EURO 1715

Number of participants: 2 people minimum

Quote for Single traveler is possible, please mail us

Services included

Transfer from the airport to the hotel and hotel to the airport

Cars and fuel and driver during the tour

Guiding assistance during the tour

Hotels and breakfast in Antananarivo (1 night), in Antsirabe (1 night), in Fianarantsoa (1 night), in Manakara (1 night), in Ranomafana (2 night), in Andringitra (1 night in hotel, and 2 nights camping), Ranohira (3 nights), in Toliary (2 night), IFATY BEACH ( 3 nights), ANAKAO BEACH( 3 nights), in Antananarivo (1 night)

Train trip tickets

Pick- nicks lunch during the Pangalana channel visit and visit of Isalo National Park

Full board during the camping in Andringitra National Park

Camping equipment during the camping in Andringitra National Park

Speed boat ticket to ANAKAO beach (return trip)

Excursion and pick- nick lunch during the visit of NOSY-VE, in ANAKAO

Parks entrance fees + local guide fees during all visits

Not included

Foods and Mineral water during the tour

Sleeping bags during the camping in Andringitra national Park

Sea Activities in ifaty and anakao beaches

Domestic flight tickets from Toliary town to Antananarivo

Travel insurance

International flight tickets to and out of Madagascar.

Souvenirs, tips and person expend

Special offer

For more 3 Travellers we offer discount, the definitive quote depends on the number of traveller participants, so for more information please mail us

Contact us for more information:
(+261) 34 16 992 87
(+261) 32.67.559.92
Email: radoeric@gmail.com

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why overall tour madagascar

> Our tours are for all different range of ages for international tourists from all over the world, we offer many ranges of tours like adventure tours; discover tour, nature tour, beach tour for tourists with a sense of fun and keen desire to explore Madagascar.

> Our tour price includes your own tour leader plus all land transport fees in parks and locale guides in each visits, so all you have to pay for are foods, drinks , personal expends and all flight tickets.

> We have a qualified and experienced English speaking guide to supply a full travel guide information to tourist during their tour to Madagascar.

Acknowledgement

Special thanks to all teams for their help to run the company, and their precious trust on me to be the Manager.

I won’t forget to give thanks for all tourists, friends, who know me and pushed me to create this tour operator company, but especially those who have chosen me as their tour guide, when they have been in Madagascar.

Last but not least, advance special thanks for you tourists who will have the intension to choose overall tour madagascar as your future tour organizator company for your trip to Madagascar.

Rado Eric

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(+261) 34 16 992 87


(+261) 32 67 559 92
radoeric@gmail.com