The colours of the South (NR7)

6 days – 6 nights

Antananarivo - Antsirabe - Ranomafana – Ambalavao – Ranohira – Toliara


Day 1
Antananarivo - Antsirabe

Departure from the capital. Visit of the recyclming artisan's village of Ambatolampy, discovery of a traditional village. Continuation along Antsirabe, a rickshaw trip and visit of multiple workshops. Hotel *..
A tradition that emerged from the colonization, the ironwork is an activity that takes a huge importannce in almost homes of the island. Simple housework in modern houses, each house is endowed with at least one of the saucepans that are manufactured in the central Highlands locality. With the coming of industrial iron, the aluminum took the place of the iron that is fifficult to work with. A collect of old aluminum in diverse homes of cities and it is done. They just have to work the means avalaible like we are using to say.

Day 2
Antsirabe - Ranomafana

Pics stop, Rice fields and traditional villages of the Highlands. Step in Ambositra, woodwork workshops visit . Continuation to Ranomafana. Nocturnal visit of the Eastern tropical forest . Hotel *..
Lemurs belong to the great family of the primates and are definitely the most famous occupiers of the Red Island forests. Ranomafana national park is one of the most beautiful sites of Madagascar in terms of biodiversity, Moreover this reserve is currently classified by UNESCO in the world heritage for the biodiversity conservation .

Day 3
Ranomafana - Ambalavao

Discovery of the humid forest and continuation to Ambalavao. A way through in Fianarantsoa, a walk visit of the old city. Discovery of the daily life of Highlands cultivators of a village.. Arrival in Ambalavao at end of day. Hotel *..
Most of the time, a country's life comes down to the traditional markets. In that one of Ambalavao, life is very animated, in color, in smell , an atmosphere that is completely offset in comparison with the big cities such as Fianarantsoa or Antananarivo . Here, the time is measured by colour and smiles. A meeting place and also a place of newness, Thus, it is here that young people uncover their future.

Day 4
Ambalavao – Ranohira

Visit Ambalavao and its zebu market according to the day, paper maker and silk reeller. Continuation towards the South. Stop in a local Reserve to discover the "maki".. Continuation towards Ranohira. Passage through the plateau of the Ihorombe. Hotel ***.
In this country where the population is mainly confined to cities, There are places where time rhymes with spaces. Large poor animaled remaining wilderness areas, certainly, but very rich in landscapes. Here the rock has been eroded since thousands of years and keeps changing shape to give rise to a setting worthy of great western movies. Isalo national park is worth a visit because it is a unique biosphere in the arid landscape of southern.

Day 5

A day of discovery of this extraordinary massif. Return to the hotel in the middle of the afternoon. Hotel *..
Isalo national park is the second largest park of the island. With an area of 81540 HA this area , located on the plateau of the Ihorombe , is regarded as the home of the life in this arid landscape. This mountain range is in the water in this part of the island. Arisen from the depths of the Earth, There are a few million years, This massif is a unique biotope.

Day 6
Ranohira – Toliara

Departure to the South, visit of Ilakaka Sapphire Mines, discovery of an artisanal rhumerie. Stop at Antsokay to visit its Arboretum. Continuation to Toliara. Arrival in mid-afternoon, visit of the city, passage by its small traditional port. Transfer to the hotel and installation. Hotel *..
Currently estimated as being one of the largest deposits in open pit of the world, Ilakaka stone quarries drain a very cosmopolitan population come from all sides. Discovered in 1998, first sapphires attract until today so many people. There are, According to professionals, more than blue sapphires that other hand elsewhere in the world.