15 days/ 14 nights
First a visit of the Andasibe reserve, then classical southern tour with visit of the national parks of Ranomafana and Isalo, then visit of Ifaty with its nice beach and endemic flora. Flight to Ft. Dauphin and visit of the Berenty reserve.
Meeting at the airport and transfer to the hotel. City-sightseeing including a visit of lemur’s park where you can see various species of lemurs living freely in a forested area. Overnight at the hotel.
Leave after breakfast for Andasibe through a landscape composed by a succession of rice paddies, waterfalls, and scarce forest stations. Stop the visit the reptile park of Marozevo to see many chameleons, some butterflies, frogs etc. Before dinner, off for a night walk along the road to see some nocturnal species of animals. Back to the hotel and Overnight.
After breakfast, visit of the reserve and discover the species dwelling inside this forest like Indri, the tallest of all lemur species, birds, chameleons ,… Back to Antananarivo after lunch.
Overnight at the hotel.
Off to Antsirabe after breakfast. Installation at the hotel. In the afternoon, tour of the “Town of Water” or “Town of Rickshaws”: so called because of its numerous thermal springs and the existence of two lakes and its thousands of rickshaws. Visit of a workshop where they make miniatures from recycled materials.Overnight at the hotel.
After breakfast, drive to Ranomafana. Stop in Ambositra for the visit of some Zafimaniry handicrafts centres: woodcarving Continuation to Ranomafana. After check-in at the hotel, night walk along the road to see nocturnal species of animals. Back to the hotel and Overnight.
After breakfast, visit of the some 40’000 hectares big National park with its lemurs, chameleons, spiders, frogs, varieties of orchids and medicinal plants. Only in 1986 was discovered the golden Bamboo lemurs here, and there are more than 100 species of birds. After lunch, off to Fianarantsoa – the capital of the Betsileo tribe. Overnight at the hotel
Early departure to Ranohira. Stop in Ambalavao – the commercial centre of the southern Betsileo region, renowned for its folks, arts and crafts – possibility to visit a wine producer and the “Antemoro Paper” workshop (both visits not possible on Sundays). This paper is a delicate, handmade, flower-decorated paper made of the fibres of the treecalled “Avoha”, treated according to an ancient method of the Arabs. Another stop 12km south of Ambalavao to visit the Anja Park, where you can see some families of ring-tailed lemurs in their natural surroundings. Arrival in Ranohira, Overnight at the hotel.
A morning trek inside Isalo National Park to discover the massif of Isalo, its ruine-like rocks, canyons, endemic fauna and flora such as Lemurs , plants such as Pachypodiums, aloes, the Satrana ( Medemia palms )and to swim in its natural pool. Overnight at the hotel.
After breakfast, off to Tuléar along a straight road. The landscape is composed of high bushes, thick gallery forests and some proudly decorated Mahafaly tombs. Visit of the Arboretum with many species of endemic plants, then continuation by 4WD transfer to Ifaty, a beautiful beach, 27kms from the town, for beach life and sea activities. Overnight at the hotel.
Free day on the beach or for water sports such as diving, surfing etc. .Or optional visit of the Reniala reserve with some baobabs and other endemic plants, birds etc. Overnight at the hotel.
Back to Tuléar by 4WD shuttle transfer to the airport for the flight to Fort-dauphin. Meet at the airport and drive directly to Berenty (flight must arrive before 2PM, otherwise a night in Ft. Dauphin will be necessary. See some Alluaudias : spiny plants on the way. Dinner and night at the hotel.
After breakfast, Visit of the private reserve of Berenty : a reserve of dry forest and succulent spiny plants which is home to different species of birds (Couas, Vangas, Drongos, Falcons, …) and of lemurs (Lemur catta, Propithecus, Lemur fulvus, Microcebus, …). Dinner and night at the hotel.
Drive back to Fort-Dauphin in the afternoon then. Dinner and night at the hotel.
Transfer to the airport and flight to the capital city. Meet at the airport and transfer to the city.
A day excursion to Ambohimanga – a King‘s palace built on the top of the hill covered with forests,
Then visit of a handicraft market. At the end of the afternoon, day use at the hotel, then transfer to the airport for the flight back to Europe
|Accommodation based on bed and breakfast in midrange hotels, except in Tsaranoro and Ranohira: On half board and on camping stage: on full board.|
|Car rental with a driver from Antananarivo to Tulear, 4wd transfer from Tulear to Ifaty and Back|
|Transfer from Fort Dauphin to Berenty and back|
|Park and reserve fees|
|Service of park or reserve guides|
|Driver’s indemnities and Fuel|
|Tourist levy and VAT|
|Domestic flights with airport taxes and insurance: Tuléar- Fort Dauphin- Antananarivo, about500 Euro per person without reduction, if flying long haul with MD, tariff will be reduced.|
|International flights with airport taxes|
|Visa fee (around 25 € for a stay up to 30 days)|
|All other meals and drinks|
|Activities and excursions in Ifaty|
|Personal insurance for eventualities like accidents, theft or damage to luggage, cancellation etc|
|English speaking escort guide of the agency: (to be shared by participants)|
|Domestic flight with airport taxes|
|International flights with airport taxes|
|All other meals and drinks|
|All activities in Ifaty|
|Personal insurance for eventualities like accidents, theft or damage to luggage, cancellation etc.|
|Service tax as per goverment Policy|
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|Surcharge applicable during any blackout dates or festivals.|
|Midnight surcharge applicable for transfers between 23:00 HRS to 08:00 HRS.|
|Rates are based as per the number of passenger mention in the above quote; any change in the same will lead to Re-Quote.|
|Rate of Exchange will be calculated as per the exchange rate on the day of making full & final payment.|
|Check-in time is 1400 hrs & check-out time is 1200 noon|
|Airfares are subject to Ticketing.|
|Any Special remarks & Conditions like Early Check In / late Check Out / Adjoin room/Smoking Non Smoking Rooms / High Floor Room etc are always subject to the availability at the time of Check inn / Check Out and at the discretion of the hotel only No Guarantee Can be given in advance|
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|Price of the package is calculated for per passenger on a twin-sharing basis.|
|Prices are dynamic and may be based on offers running at the time of booking. ESPI reserves the right to change prices at any time.|
|A surcharge may be applicable for certain departures.|
|In case the selected hotel is unavailable for booking, an alternate arrangement will be offered to the customer in another hotel of a similar category.|
|Due to operational reasons, the routing of this tour may be amended. However, all mentioned services will remain unchanged.|
|Porter fee at hotels, airports and seaports is not included in the package and has to be borne by the customer.|
|Cost of expenses of personal nature such as, laundry, telephone calls, room service, alcoholic beverages, mini bar etc., are not included.|
|Any other items not mentioned under ‘Inclusions’ are not included in the cost of the package.|
|We shall be able to extend our visa assistance only to the applicants who are Indian citizen residing in India|
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