Visit of aluminum recycler craftsmen village in Ambatolampy. Various stops along the way. Continuation on Antsirabe, walking tour of the center of the large village and visit of multiple craft workshops. Continuation to the south of the locality for the village of Manandona and Installation in bush cottage.
Compact and intensive program that brings together the mountainous sites of the South combining the Highlands and the Massifs of Isalo
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10 days – 10 nights
Visit the village of artisan recyclers in Ambatolampy. Continuation on Antsirabe, walking tour through the small village and visit multiple workshops. Continuation to the south of the locality for the village of Ihasy, located about 1h30 from Antsirabe, in the southern part of the rural commune of Ibity which itself takes its name from Mount Ibity (2200 m), with a population is mainly composed of farmers.
Installation in bush cottage.
Ascent of Mount Ibity and visit of caves. Early departure from the village to reach the few peaks of this superb mountain that culminates at more than 2500 meters. Composed mainly of granite and basalt rocks, this mountain is full of landscape treasures and unique biodiversity. Accompanied by an experienced local guide, you will discover postcard landscapes. With an average level of difficulty, this hike is up to many people with a minimum of physical condition.
Return to the village at the end of the day and installation in a bush cottage. Immersion in the daily life of your hosts.
Departure very early by car to reach the village of Antoetra about a hundred kilometers to the south. Arrival in the middle of the morning, After the preparations, departure to the village of Faliarivo, one of the villages located in the Zafimaniry area. This people who have lived backwards and who know modernity only through the radio. The Zafimaniry are part of the cultural folklore of the island because they are the bearers and guardians of the woodworking culture that dates back to the first Malagasy, back to the lodge for the night.
Departure very early by car for a junction towards Ranomafana on the eastern flank of the island following the national road 07. On arrival, discover the rainforest and its famous tenants, the lemurs. Park exit at the end of the day. Installation.
This park is among the most visited on the island. A reserve located in a mountainous area, the configuration of this park allows you to make a very nice hike through the rainforest of the East with a level of difficulty easy to medium. Classified by UNESCO, Ranomafana is worth a visit.
Departure early towards the south, the Andringitra massif stands in front of us before accessing the south of the island. Culminating at more than 2500 meters, this massif is one of the attractions of this part of the island, passage in traditional villages and arrival on Antanifotsy at the end of the day, installation in bush cottage and preparation in the company of your local guide for the hike to the first accessible summit of the island.
After the preparations, first day of incursion into the Andringitra massif. Elevation gain of 1700 meters, first camp in Andriampotsy 2100 meters. Landscapes of the royal falls and the sacred forest. Night in bivouac in full board.
Early departure for the roof of the Andringitra before sunrise. The peak Imarivolanitra offers you the panorama of the malagasy middle mountains. Clouds at your feet and clean air. Return to camp and breakfast. Continuation for the second camp on the extraterrestrial plateau at 2200 meters. Night in bivouac in full board
Early departure for the exit of the mountain and junction for the national 7, and continuation to Ranohira. Installation and rest at the hotel.
A full morning of walking through a wild west setting. Canyons, valleys, plateau, natural pools will parade in front of you. Change of scenery guaranteed. An undeniably unique biodiversity. Exit from the park at the end of the day and transfer to your hotel.
Departure for Tulear, capital of the malagasy south on a road still as beautiful, we are in the territory of the Mahafaly. Stop for a roadside tour of local rum making. We cross the first galleries of dry forests commonly known as the Bush. We arrive in Tulear on a warm road lined with cacti. Check-in at the hotel.
The possibility of following the following program LIBRE, your choice: continuity for the beaches around Tulear or return to the capital