The Southern Road highlights

Day 1: Arrive Antananarivo

Meet and assist upon arrival to the airport. Transfer to your hotel. According to flight schedule, could enjoy a sightseeing tour of the city. Overnight at RELAIS DES PLATEAUX.

Day 2: Antananarivo – Antsirabe 170km

After breakfast, head south to Antsirabe, a journey through highland landscape with its beautiful rice fields and traditional houses on display. Stopover in Ambatolampy to visit the aluminum cooking pot factory. Arrival in Antsirabe late afternoon. City tour by car before check in at your hotel. Overnight at COULEUR CAFÉ.

Day 3: Antsirabe – Ranomafana 240 km

After breakfast, visit of some workshop in town: sweets workshop: a traditional way of making sweets, a jeweler’s workshop and a horn workshop. Drive to Ambositra, the centre of Madagascar’s wood carving industry. Visit of some handcraft shops then head to Ranomafana National Park. A night walks with a local guide to explore nocturnal lemurs and other fauna’s species. Overnight at SETAM LODGE.

Day 4: Ranomafana – Fianarantsoa 63 Km

Breakfast. With a local guide, exploration of Ranomafana National Park: with about 41000ha, the park is home to more than 114 birds species, reptiles, butterflies, insects and two species of rarest lemurs. The fauna is very rich in medicinal plants, and orchids. Relaxing time at the thermal pools before heading to Fianarantsoa. Overnight at TSARA GUEST HOUSE.

Day 5: Fianarantsoa – Ranohira 297 Km

Breakfast. City tour including the laboratory of the famous photographer Pierrot Men. Stopover in Ambalavao to visit the Antemoro paper mill: handmade papers which are decorated with dried petals. Crossing the vast plateau of Ihorombe before reaching the towering jagged massif of Isalo. Overnight at JARDIN DU ROI.

Day 6: Ranohira

A full day tour in Isalo National Park: an easy to make round trips of 6 km will take you to the famous natural swimming pool, exploration of the massif itself, some canyons, the park typical fauna and flora. By the afternoon, appreciate the sunset amidst the beauty of the massif. Overnight at JARDIN DU ROI.

Day 7: Ranohira – Tulear – Ifaty 280 Km

Breakfast. Heading towards the coast, passing by the mushroom village of Ilakaka built by sapphire explorers. Vegetation changes down there: desert landscape with poor vegetation composed especially of spiny plants. On the way, you can see some of those beautiful and colorful Mahafaly tomb. City tour in Tuléar. Transfer to Ifaty by the afternoon. Overnight at LA MIRA.

Days 8 & 9 Ifaty

Days free for leisure by the seaside.
Optional activities:
Snorkeling, diving in the pristine lagoon
Discovering the Vezo way of life: Ambohimailaka village
Visit to the baobabs reserve
Whales watching 
Excursion by boat


Day 10: Ifaty – Tulear - Antananarivo

Breakfast. According to flight schedule, transfer to the airport. Flight to Tana. Meet and assist. Transfer to a hotel near the airport.

Day 11: Depart

Breakfast. Transfer to the airport and depart Tana for Europe.

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