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Classic RN7 Route Tour

MDG01: 14 Days Antananarivo - Andasibe - Antsirabe - Ranomafana - Ranohira - Ifaty - Antananarivo

Tour Type: Private Tour, flexible and customizable
Guide & Driver: Experienced English-speaking driver guide & air-conditioned car
Hotel: Well selected hotels, open to your own choice

Trip Highlights
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    A driver guide and local expert guides get you covered for an eye-opening tour.
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    Approach Madagascar’s iconic lemurs and rare species of reptiles and birds.
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    Wonder at ancient baobabs and unearthly octopus trees unique to Madagascar.
  • 4
    Visit historic sites of the world’s biggest sapphire deposit and the King’s Palace.
This trip can be tailored to match your dates and interests!
Itinerary
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Day 1: Arrival in Antananarivo, Airport Pick up
Upon your arrival at the Ivato International Airport in Antananarivo, our English speaking driver guide will pick you up and transfer you to the hotel for check-in.

Accommodation: San Cristobal Hotel - Ivato Airport (3 stars)

Day 2: Transfer to Andasibe, Visit Reserve Peyrieras Madagascar Exotic
The driver guide will pick you up at the hotel and drive for 4 hours along RN2 (Route national 2) to Andasibe. On the way, take a short tour at the Reserve Peyrieras Madagascar Exotic, which shelters Madagascar’s some most treasured animals, like sifaka lemurs and the biggest chameleons Calumma parsonii. On arrival in Andasibe, check into the hotel. At night, accompanied by a local guide, walk around near the hotel to find nocturnal lemurs, reptiles, and chameleons.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Vakona Forest Lodge (3 stars)

Day 3: Wildlife Tour to Analamazaotra National Park
In the early morning, go to the Analamazaotra National Park for a stroll. Here, you will find more diurnal species of lemurs, including Indri Indri, the biggest existing lemurs, known for their loud wails that can be heard more than one mile away. It’s also interesting to learn that the number of white patches on their black fur varies from region to region! Spending most of time living high up in the trees, Indris are now critically endangered mainly due to the clearing of their natural habitat for agriculture. Seize the chance to say hello to them! Later, we will transfer you back to the hotel for lunch and visit Lemur's Island and a reptile farm at Vakona Private Reserve in the afternoon.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Vakona Forest Lodge (3 stars)

Day 4: Drive from Andasibe to Antsirabe
Today, we will drive about 8 hours to Antsirabe, the third largest city in Madagascar. We will stop for lunch on our way. Upon arrival, check into the Plumeria Hotel and have a good rest. As the city has cool climate and is famous for hot spring bath, why not have a soak to invigorate yourself?

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Plumeria Hotel

Day 5: Antsirabe: Visit Local Villages and Crater Lakes
Let’s drive to Betafo and spend three hours visiting local villages and rice fields, which the district is attractive for. In the afternoon, drive to two crater lakes near Antsirabe to take in their breathtaking natural beauty. In the end, our driver guide will escort you back to the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Plumeria Hotel

Day 6: Transfer to Ranomafana, with Stopover at Ambositra
Today, we will drive along the RN7 national road to Ranomafana. Before getting there, we will stop by the town of Ambositra, to appreciate its UNESCO-honored native woodcrafting art. While in Ranomafana, check into the hotel, take a break, and go on an evening walk to spot lemurs, frogs and different genera of chameleons that only appear at night.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel Thermal Ranomafana (3 stars)

Day 7: Ranomafana National Park Excursion
In the morning, transfer to the Ranomafana National Park, which boasts rainforests on mountains and was established for the discovery of bamboo lemurs, a species previously thought to be extinct. Explore around in the company of our driver guide and a local park guide. After the tour, return to the hotel for lunch. You are free to spend the rest of the day as you like.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel Thermal Ranomafana (3 stars)

Day 8: Visit Anja Community Reserve, Drive to Ranohira
After breakfast, head to Ranohira. We will pass by Fianarantsoa and Ambalavao and pay a visit to Anja Community Reserve first, where you get to see ring-tailed lemurs to your heart’s content. Then we will reach Big South Region and check into the hotel on the edge of the Isalo National Park, our next destination, in Ranohira.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Le Jardin du Roy (4 stars)

Day 9: Full Day Excursion in Isalo National Park
We will have a full day excursion in Isalo National Park, which features spectacular rugged terrain formed by eroded sandstone formations. Meet the local guide first who will lead you through the park. You will find abundant succulent flora here, and be able to spot up-close many ring-tailed lemurs and sifakas. Lunch is a simple packed lunch enjoyed at the camping site of Namazà. After today’s sightseeing, the driver guide will escort you back to the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Packed Lunch

Accommodation: Le Jardin du Roy (4 stars)

Day 10: Road Trip from Ranohira to Ifaty
Today, our driver guide will escort you on a 5.5-hour road trip from Ranohira to Ifaty on the southwest coast. We will pass by the town of Ilakaka, known for being one of the biggest sapphire deposits in the world. After arriving in Ifaty, you will be led to the hotel to check in. Then, you can freely arrange the rest of the day.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel La Mira de Madiorano (3 stars)

Day 11: Half-day Tour to Reniala Reserve
In the morning, a 20-minute drive will take you to the Reniala Reserve, a small protected piece of spiny forest. On this oddest habitat on the earth, you can find an entire family of bizarre spiny octopus trees, the oldest and largest baobab of Ifaty, some rare species of tortoises, and so on. Drive back to the hotel after the tour. The afternoon is your free time.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel La Mira de Madiorano (3 stars)

Day 12: Free Day in Ifaty
Today is a leisure day. You can just relieve fatigue in the hotel, or go for a walk and experience some self-financed projects in the lagoon area of Ifaty, the ideal place to relax after ten days’ trip. It won’t disappoint you with its dreamy yet often-neglected golden beaches, turquoise waters, and wildlife diversity. Try a snorkel safari if you are interested!

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel La Mira de Madiorano (3 stars)

Day 13: Fly from Ifaty to Antananarivo; Visit Ambohimanga
Our driver will send you to the Toliara Airport for your flight to Antananarivo. After you arrive, our local driver guide will lead you to visit the King’s Palace on the Royal Hill of Ambohimanga, where King Andrianampoinimerina (reigned 1787 – 1810) who initiated the unification of the island of Madagascar once lived, and then transfer you to the hotel.

● Note: The flight is subject to change due to uncontrollable factors. If it is delayed until the afternoon, we will visit the King’s Palace tomorrow in the morning.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: San Cristobal Hotel-Ivato Airport (3 stars)

Day 14: Antananarivo Airport See-off
Our driver guide will transfer you from the hotel to the airport to catch your international flight. May you a smooth journey home!

Meals: Breakfast

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This trip can be tailored to match your dates and interests!
Tour Prices

Christmas & 2024 Special: 12% off - Book before Dec 31, 2023

2-3 travelers4-5 travelers
USD2789 USD2454USD2279 USD2005
  • Prices are per person based on double occupancy.
  • The prices in red reflect 12% discount.
What's Included
  • Pick-up and drop-off service at airport.
  • Economy class airfare of Toliara - Antananarivo.
  • Accommodation with daily breakfast at selected hotels.
  • Transfers in private A/C vehicle with experienced driver.
  • English speaking driver-guide for 2-3 persons.
  • Driver and English-speaking guide for 4-5 persons or more.
  • Taxes, VAT, and the service fees.
What's Excluded
  • International flight into and out of Madagascar.
  • Meals other than those mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Personal expenses (travel insurance, laundry, drinks, etc.).
  • Tips for guides and drivers.
  • Madagascar Visa Fee.
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