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Discover the famous road to the South with Ifaty
Discover the famous road to the South with Ifaty
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Highlights: Antananarivo - Antsirabe - Ranomafana - Isalo - Ifaty


Other departures: Glasgow - £2929, Edinburgh - £2755, Brimingham - £2925, Manchester - £2919, Bristol - £2805, Norwich - £2915, Southampton - £2835, Newcastle - £2925, Cardiff - £2715


Hotels:
Antananarivo - Le Louvre Hôtel & Spa or similar
Antsirabe - Couleur Café or similar
Ranomafana - Setam Lodge or similar
Isalo - Hôtel le Relais de la Reine or similar
Ifaty - Les Dunes d'Ifaty or similar


Itinerary:


Day 1: Flight
- International flight to Madagascar.


Day 2: Arrival in Antananarivo
- Arrival at the international airport of Antananarivo. After immigration and customs formalities, meet and greet with your English speaking driver guide.
- Proceed to money exchange then transfer to the hotel which is situated in the city centre.
- Overnight at Le Louvre Hôtel & Spa or similar on half board.


Day 3: Antananarivo – Antsirabe
- After breakfast, start the trip to the south, drive on to Antsirabe. Short stop at Ambatolampy, which is mainly known for its forging and foundry industry, famous for its production of kitchen utensils made of aluminum.
- Arrive at Antsirabe by lunch time. Then afternoon have a short city tour and visit of the small handicraft fabrics. After that, check in to the hotel.
- Overnight at Couleur Café or similar on half board.


Day 4: Antsirabe – Ranomafana
- Today, you will head to the south, with main stop at Ambositra. On arrival, short city tour in town, famous for the woodcraft shops and typical art made of wood.
- Have lunch there, then continue the drive to the south east, late in the afternoon arrive at the village of Ranomafana.
- Overnight at Setam Lodge or similar on half board. 

Day 5: Ranomafana
- Today, you will have a day expedition into the Ranomafana national park to spot the best of wildlife species. Ranomafana is one of the most important wildlife sites and among the best rainforest reserves in this part of the region. 
- The park is a part of the eastern corridor of the island, one of the best places to spot different endemic species such as lemurs; reptiles, frogs, invertebrates. This rainforest station shelters also many flora diversities and large kind of medicinal plants.
- Overnight at Setam Lodge or similar on half board. 

Day 6: Ranomafana – Isalo
- Leave Ranomafana and drive on to the south, passing through the big town of Fianarantsoa. Then Ambalavao where you will have lunch and visit the local paper factory, which allowed visitors to learn more about this famous paper “Antemoro paper”.
- Then another visit at the silk workshop to discover about spinning and weaving of wild silk using traditional methods. After visits continue the drive to the south, to reach Isalo, the main village at the entry of the national park, you will arrive at destination by the end of the day.
- Overnight at Hôtel le Relais de la Reine or similar on half board.


Day 7: Isalo
- Today you will have a day expedition into the Isalo National Park. This is among the best and most visited park in Madagascar, with astonishing landscapes made of natural massive rock uniform dating from the Jurassic era, with a typical and amazing wildlife species.
- The visit begins by a morning trekking into the park, then to the natural pool with picnic lunch.
- Late in the afternoon, drive back to the lodge with a short stop at the sandstone window of Isalo to enjoy the sunset. A real post card that deserves the detour.
- Overnight at Hôtel le Relais de la Reine or similar on half board.

Day 8: Isalo – Tuléar - Ifaty
- Leave Isalo in the morning and head on to Tulear, the main town of the south. At arrival visit of the arboretum Antsokay which spread large endemic and specific plants of the south region, then continue to the shell market.
- After lunch, head on to the north to reach Ifaty, a small coastal beach village situated at about 35km. Arrive there at the end of the day.
- Overnight at Les Dunes d'Ifaty or similar on half board.


Day 9: Ifaty
- Morning drive to the spiny forest of Reniala for expedition. The forest is one of the most important in the region also for botanical species.
Afternoon at leisure on the beach.
- Overnight at Les Dunes d'Ifaty or similar on half board. 

Day 10: Ifaty - Tuléar - Antananarivo
- Drive back to Tulear and transfer to the airport to take the flight back to Antananarivo depending on the flight schedule. At arrival, transfer to the hotel.
- Overnight at Le Louvre Hôtel & Spa or similar on half board.

Day 11: Antananarivo – Departure
- Today you will have a morning city tour of Antananarivo, discover the upper, some buildings dating the colonial period, followed by a visit at the handicraft market for shopping.
- Afternoon relax at the hotel for a day use of room before an evening transfer to the airport to take flight back home.
- Day use at Le Louvre Hôtel & Spa depending of the flight schedule.



Offer Includes

  • Flights from London with Air Mauritius
  • Airport taxes
  • 10 nights accommodation at chosen hotels as per itinerary in a Double or Twin Room or Bungalow
  • All transfers to and from the airport
  • Car with English speaking driver guide
  • Fuel during the trip
  • All parks, reserves, and visits entrance fees, with local forest guides at each park mentioned in the itinerary

Meal Plans

  • Half Board