Welcome to Antananarivo

In the city itself, the Haute-Ville, with its beautiful colonial buildings, steep streets and cool climate (average altitude in Tana is 1400m), is a great place to wander about. There are also some excellent markets and shops that stock products and crafts from across the country at very competitive prices. Finally, Tana is the place in Madagascar to treat yourself to a fine meal: some establishments rival Europe’s Michelin-starred restaurants, but without the price tag.

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2-Day Private Tour to Ampefy from Antananarivo

Day 1: Antananarivo - AmpefyMeet in the reception of your hotel between 8am and 8.30 am before departing to Ampefy which is located at 120km from the capital, in the rural commune of Itasy in Soavinandrina district and mostly the geographical center of Madagascar. It is a village perched on the edge of the Lily, which feeds a small crater lake. Two of the most famous sites you will get to visit on this tour are 'The Geyser' and 'The Lily Waterfall'. Many interesting sites are to be found in this region like the lake basin and its surrounding areas. You will discover also a volcanic landscape in this tour. Around 9.30 am you will be visiting Lemur Park which is a private reserve located at 25km from the capital, close to Katsaoka river and between Fenoarivo and Imerintsiatosika. You will find birds, medicinal plants, reptiles and mostly Lemurs (Black and white ruffed Lemur, Common brown Lemur, Coquerel’s Sifaka, Crowned Sifaka, Eastern Lesser Bamboo Lemur, Mongoose Lemur and Ring Tailed Lemur). After it you will continue to Ampefy. You will arrive in Ampefy at approx 12.30pm, and have the most delicious lunch at Eucalyptus hotel Around 2pm at afternoon relax at the famous waterfall - La Chute de La Lilly. 26m high, this waterfall comes from Itasy lake formed by ancient crater. The place was once called Antafofo. Its name was changed when a settler came to live at the scene and lost her daughter named Lily in the waterfall. This waterfall is has beautiful landscape not to be missed in while your stay in Madagascar.Back to the hotel at the end of the afternoon in Ampefy. Overnight: Eucalyptus hotel, AmpefyDay 2: Ampefy - AntananarivoAfter the breakfast the driver will pick you up and take you to marvelous place known as 'Geyser' which is located  22km from Ampefy, the region also includes Ampefy geysers. Geysers of Amparaky come from the artesian wells phenomenon, not volcanic geysers. The difference is essentially the fact that the expelled water is not very hot. You can hike around to discover the volcanic landscape of the region which is the prolific fruit trees. You will then enjoy lunch at the La Terasse or Chez Jacky Hotel restaurantAt 3.00 pm you will travel back to Antananarivo and will be dropped in your hotel at the end of afternoon.

$162 Day Trips & Excursions

Antananarivo to Andasibe-Mantadia National Park Full-Day Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Analamazaotra Special Reserve, Andasibe, Toamasina ProvinceThe nearest national park wher you will find the endemic Lemurs of MADAGASCAR. Endemic FAUNA and FLORA Duration: 12 hours

$866.25 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Sambatra Magic Madagascar

From Antananarivo Airport you will take a 55 minute flight to Sainte Marie Island where a representative will meet you for a 15 minute pirogue ride to Sambatra Beach Lodge.The days spent on the island is totally at your leisure.Attractions on the island include:Pirate CemeteryWould you believe St Marie has one.ZooSmall but playing a part in educating the community with Madagascar’s local wild life, fauna and flora.Ile Aux Natte LighthousePay a small fee and see a breath-taking view of the entire southern reef.Reef SnorkellingDo this whenever, where ever, so many spots to choose from. Ile Aux Sable – Chartering out to 2 small sand bars where fishing and snorkeling are a must.Activities available at an extra cost include bike hire, diving, fishing, motor bike hire, explore Ile Aux Natte Island and Pirogue Trips.Laze on the beautiful white sand beaches, explore the island, snorkel in the crystal blue waters or sip cocktails at the beach bar.  It’s all up to you!After these incredible 5 nights on the Island, unfortunately it’s time to say goodbye.  I representative will escort you for your boat trip back to Sainte Marie Island and onward to Antananarivo Airport for your return flight home. 

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20 Day Tour of Madagascar

Day 1: Once you land in the capital city, Antananarivo (Tana), today, you will be met and greeted by a representative and transferred to the Chalet des Roses Hotel for check-in. This evening is to rest and relax after your flight.Day 2: This morning we will make our way from Tana to Andasibe to visit Peyrieras Reserve. Tonight we will stay at the Feon'ny ala Hotel in Andasibe.Day 3: Our entire day today will involve Andasibe National Reserve and Vakona Reserve before we make our way back to the hotel for the evening. Day 4: Drive to Ansirabe today and enjoy a tour of the town. Tonight we will stay at Les Chambres du VoyageurDay 5: Drive to Amositra today for a city tour and handcraft and marquetry workshop. Overnight at Artisan HotelDay 6: Driving to Ranomafana to visit the UNESCO site of Zafimaniry Village. Overnight at Le Grenat Hotel.Day 7: Ranomafana National Park and village visit all day.Day 8: Drive from Ranomafana to Manakara where you will experience a beautiful view of the east coast of Mada.Day 9: Today we will explore Manakara. Today will include a visit to the Cana des Pangalanes and also to a local fisherman village by canoe. We will also include a city visit of Manakara today. Overnight at La Vanille Hotel.Day 10: Drive to Fianarantsoa for a city tour before settling in at the Zomatel Hotel for the night.Day 11: Drive to Ranohira where we will visit a wine deposit and do a village visit before calling it at night at the Mote de I'IsaloDay 12: Today we will visit the Isalo National Park in Ranohira.Day 13: Drive to Ifaty where we will visit the Mahafaly tombs. Overnight at La Mira HotelDay 14: Today is a free day on the beach in Ifaty.Day 15: Free day in IfatyDay 16: Today we will make our way from Ifaty back to Ranohira where we will stay overnight.Day 17: Today we will drive to Ambalavao where we will visit the Anja Reserve and experience the handicraft of Antemoro paper. Overnight at Les Bougainvilliers Hotel.Day 18: This morning we will drive back to Antsirabe and visit the local artisans here. This afternoon we will check-in and stay overnight at Les Chambres Voyageur HotelDay 19: As we make our way back to Antananarivo today, we experience an aluminium pot workshop in Ambatolampy on the way. Overnight in Antananarivo. Day 20: On our last day today, we will do a small city tour before you are transferred to the airport for your flight out.End of services.

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Madagascar Route 7 Great Rainforest Road to Ranomafana Park and Anja Reserve

DAY 1: ARRIVAL TO ANTANANARIVOArrival at Ivato. Steps for the visa. Guests are welcomed by our representative and transferred to the hotel. Check into the hotel.Overnight at hotel  la Ribaudiere (or similar)DAY 2: ANTANANARIVO - ANTSIRABEBreakfast at the hotel.Departure to Antsirabe. On the road, panoramic view of the rice fields in steps and the tombs of the Highlands of Madagascar. Stop in Ambatolampy to visit aluminum pots manufacturing. In the afternoon arrival to Antsirabe. Visit the City of Waters and some Malagasy craft workshops.Overnight at hotel Chambre du voyageur (or similar)DAY 3: ANTSIRABE - RANOMAFANABreakfast at the hotel. Before departure to Ambositra, visit Avenue Antsirabe in rickshaw. Ambositra is the capital of the Malagasy handicrafts and wood carving. Visit a few craft shops in the city of Ambositra. Later continue our road to Ranomafana. On the road admire the Betsileo ethnic group landscape with architecture and culture of the rice.Overnight at hotel Centrest (or similar)DAY 4 : RANOMAFANABreakfast at the hotel. Visit of e Ranomafana National Park. Ranomafana rainforest is known for thepresence of endemic wildlife of the island. There are different types of orchids and ferns. Several faunas are found in this park with different varieties of lemurs and chameleons. A visit of 2 to 3 hours. In the afternoon,visit the village of the ethnic group Tanala, these are forest people of southeastern Madagascar.Accommodation at the hotel Centrest (or similar)DAY 5 : RANOMAFANA – AMBALAVAOBreakfast at the hotel. Road to Ambalavao. Stop in the city of Fianarantsoa and its historic neighborhoods.Then continue to Ambalavao. Arrival in Ambalavao visit the village and the reserve of Anja. It is a small reserve, house of many lemurs called Maki.Accommodation at the hotel Zongo (or similar)DAY 6: AMBALAVAO - ANTANANARIVOBreakfast at the hotel. Road back to the capital of the big Island.Accommodation at the hotel La RibaudiereDAY 7: ANTANANARIVO - OUTBreakfast at the hotel. Tour of Antananarivo. Then we make last purchases in the artisanal marketof Digy. Transfer to Ivato International Airport. Formalities and boarding.

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5 Day Tour Baobab Avenue Express from Antananarivo

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Avenue of the Baobabs, Morondava, Toliara ProvinceThe most famous place to visit on the islandDuration: 3 hoursStop At: Kirindy Forest Morondava Madagascar, Morondava, Toliara ProvinceKirindy Mitea National Park is located about 50 km away from Morondava. 11 mammal species are found inside the park, including the Verraux sifaka, ring-tailed lemur, red-tailed sportive lemur and pale fork-marked lemur. Duration: 4 hours