Madagasikara Tsara Be * (*Beautiful Madagascar )

This program allows you total immersion into the daily life of villagers far from the noise and stress of the big cities : their rhythm, their work, their living place, their custom, their meal… . A mixture of discovery, immersion, encounter and sharing.

13 days – 12 nights



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Day 1
Antananarivo - Antsirabe

Departure from the capital. Road to Antsirabe. Visit of a traditional village along the way. Walking tour of the city on arrival. Installation in the room.
Diner, bed and breakfast in Soa Guest House

Day 2
Antsirabe - Ihasy

Connexion to the village of Ihasy located in he south of the city. Meeting with the local population. Visit of the village and local crafts. (Basketry and pottery)Day of discovery of the region. Discover of the sacred spring and introduction to the ancestral rites. Discovery of the local fauna (carpet chameleon )
Diner, bed and breakfast at the inhabitant's house

Day 3
Ihasy
A rather sporty day with the ascent of Ibity Mount . This will take us all the day with a picnic along the way. Back at the end of the day.
Diner, bed and breakfast at the inhabitant's house

Day 4
Ihasy – Ambalandingana

Departure from Ihasy to Ambositra. Passage through the eucalyptus forest landscapes. Visit of an artisanal sculpture workshop. Installation in the bush lodge .
Diner, bed and breakfast at Sous le soleil de Mada

Day 5
Ambalandingana - Ifasina

Departure by car to Faliarivo. Beginning of the discovery of the Zafimaniry region. Walk to the village and visit of this beautiful village of the central highlands. Immersion and meeting with the local population. Continue to Ifasina and overnight in this village.Camping
Diner, bed and breakfast in the campsite

Day 6
Ifasina - Ranomafana
Departure after the breakfast and walk out in the middle of the day. Pick up of the car and continuation to Ranomafana. Arrival at the end of the day. Installation in the hotel .
Diner, bed and breakfast at Chez Gaspard

Day 7
Ranomafana - Fianarantsoa

Half-day tour through the eastern’ rainforest. Wildlife discovery and output at midday. Lunch on the site and continuation to the hills towards Fianarantsoa. Visit of the old town with a local guides. . Installation in the room.
Diner, bed and breakfast at Residence Betsileo

Day 8
Fianarantsoa

Day dedicate for the impregnation of the Betsileo culture and daily life. Meeting with the local population. Visit of the potters village and local artisans. Local lunch and return in the evening for a night at the hotel..
Diner, bed and breakfast at Residence Betsileo

Day 9
Fianarantsoa - Ranohira
Road to Ranohira. Passing by Ambalavao and visit of the zebu market and its open-air market (Wednesday Thursday). Discovery of the Anja Community reserve and its lemurs. Continuation to Ranohira after passing through the Ihorombe plateau. Arrival at the end of the day, installation in a hotel..
Diner, bed and breakfast at Isalo Ranch

Day 10
Ranohira
Discovery day of the Isalo National ’ park. valleys, canyons, waterfalls, ridges, plateaus and other reliefs make it up. A mountain chain essentially composed of sandstones. The colors are beautiful. Exit in middle of the afternoon. Installation in the room.
Diner, bed and breakfast at Isalo Ranch

Day 11
Ranohira – Mangily
Departure after breakfast and visit of the sapphires mines of Ilakaka. Continuation to Toliara and lunch. Back on the road in the afternoon to reach Ifaty situated in the north. Visit of the small tourist village and the solidarity hotel. Installation in the room.
Diner, bed and breakfast at the Hotel Solidaire Mangily

Day 12
Mangily
Immersion and meeting with the people of the association. Visit, discovery of the association and sharing activities with students and participation in their activities. . Back at the hotel and installation.
Diner, bed and breakfast at the Hotel Solidaire Mangily.

Day 13
Mangily - Antananarivo
According to the flight schedules to the capital. Transfer to airport and assistance for the registration. Flight to Antananarivo and possibility to pass through the city center. Transfer to the airport for the return to the’ Europe.