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Horseback riding in the highlands of Madagascar-11 days

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Duration 11 days

About the trip

Horse riding tour in the highlands
An unforgettable 11 days horse riding tour

For Horse foolswho want to be enchanted by Madagascar's uniqueness in the saddle, we have prepared three offers that include both riding requirement, as well as relaxed trotting enable

In addition to this 11-day tour, you also have the option of an extensive Horse riding tour for 16 days to undertake or trot in seven days along the beach.

This 11-day Tour into the depths of Madagascar's highlands gives you not only the opportunity to be enchanted by the impressive landscapes, but also provides insight into the diverse cultures of the island.

Madagascar offers you the opportunity to admire many different landscapes.

In the interior, the highlands rise impressively.

Rivers caress the mighty volcanic cones and craters, then carry volcanic rock down a raging gradient, while small, traditional mud huts nestle gently against the hillside.

Let us help you with the 11 days horse riding tour in Madagascar's mystic highlands from Magic of the island under the spell.

The travel days in detail

Day 1: Arrival in Antananarivo

Arrival at Antananarivo airport. From there you will be transferred to the Villa Sybille brought. After a short transfer (about 10 minutes) you will reach your hospitable, cozy accommodation for the first night.

Day 2: Get to know the country and its people

Your riding tour starts in the Midwest the island, where your horses are ready for you. A local driver will accompany you there after breakfast. On the way you will have the opportunity to visit a Lemurs Park to visit and marvel at the cute semi-monkeys up close. After a lunch typical for the country you will be taken to the ranch where you will meet your horses. You will spend the night here at the ranch after a tasty dinner made from regional products.  

Day 3: The first small tour on horseback

Today you will get to know your horse properly. On the still easy tour, you will get enough opportunity to Make friends with your horse and get used to the terrain. After a short rest at noon, you will return to the ranch and have dinner together to regain your strength for the next day. adventurous experiences of the next days collect.  

Day 4: The beautiful landscapes of the Lily River (about 5-6h riding time)

Already in the morning you will ride along the Sakay River deeper into the mid-west of Madagascar. You will have lunch in Babetville served. A town built in the 1950s by immigrant families from Reunion. In the late afternoon you will witness a picturesque sunset and get a traditional, dinner prepared on the campfire. You will spend the night under the stars the southern hemisphere in a tent camp on the Lily River.  

Day 5: The crater lake Mananasy and the town Soavinandriana (about 5-6h riding time)

The preliminary destination of the fifth day is a small crater lake, which you will reach via paths made of volcanic rock. Arrived at the lake Mananasy, a picnic already awaits you. On partly very steep paths you will ride down to the small town of Soavinandriana. In the town you will reach your accommodation. You will spend the night in the cozy and familiar accommodation Chaumière, which will offer you a unique view of the lake Itasy offers.

Day 6: From Ampefy to Manazary/Lac d'Amparihikely (about 5-6h riding time )

Through rice fields and narrow paths within the plantations you will climb on horseback on today's day proud 1500m. This challenging ride is rewarded by a impressive 360° panorama, which includes the entire area around the lake Itasy. You ride along the dam at a gallop and finally set up camp in the east of Manazary. On the shore of the lake of Amparihikely the small fishing boats sway gently in the waves, while you end the day of riding with a drink in a cozy atmosphere around the campfire.    

Day 7: Back to civilization - Ampefy (about 5-6h riding time)

On the seventh day of your riding tour you will follow winding paths above the lake of Itasy. You will cross again and again idyllic, small villages with charming houses and elaborately decorated wooden balconies. You will cross banana plantations and use the sandy paths for small gallops. Next you will reach a crater lake and finally the well greened small town of Ampefywhere you all have time to stroll around a little. In the cozy Belle Vue find your camp for the night.  

Day 8: Tearing waterfalls and bubbling geysers (approx. 5-6h riding time)

Cross a unique volcanic landscape on the banks of the Lily River until you reach its source. There you will have a clear view of the paradise Lily waterfalls, which plunge up to 25m into the depths. You also have the opportunity to buy some souvenirs made of pumice stone, which are made by the locals themselves. After this short rest, you will ride across black volcanic rock and reach in the late afternoon the  bubbling geysers. In the evening you will be served a typical dinner. You will spend the night in a cozy tented camp.

Day 9: The rice chamber of Madagascar (approx. 4h riding time)

Today's program includes a ride to the picturesque lake of Andranomena. On the way you will overcome mountain foothills and can let your gaze wander over Madagascar's rice chamber: 3000 hectares irrigated rice fields lie before you. End the day again at the geysers in the already known camp

Day 10: Return to Antanarivo (approx. 3h driving time)

Fleet hoofs you leave the world of geysers and go to the last natural spectacle of your trip for the time being. Your ride ends at the mysterious gorge La Marmite du Diable - the Devil's Cauldron. The river Mazy has dug a round crater in the rock here with tremendous force and through Erosion a fascinating landscape created. After a leisurely lunch, you will travel by car for about 3 hours via Tana to Antanarivo, where you will again stay at Villa Sibylle for the night.

Day 11: Madagascar's capital authentic and close

The last day is yours to do with as you please. After a hearty breakfast, you will have time to explore Madagascar's capital. Stroll through the streets of Antananarivo and witness the of the colorful and cheerful confusion of the city. Browse at your leisure for souvenirs and let the market taste local specialtiesbefore you start your journey home.

Basic Information:

At our 11 days horse riding tour you will be guided by a English or French speaking guide accompanied You will spend the night in accommodation specially selected by us in Double rooms. For the overnight stays in the area we provide you with Modern tents available. Breakfast and dinner will either be served in the respective hostel or provided by us and partly prepared quite traditionally at the crackling campfire. At noon is usually a small snack in the form of a Snack Packs or a small Picnics provided. Unless otherwise specified in the program, we also provide here small dishes ready for you. The tour is suitable for 1 to 10 participants, all of which have already been 2 to 3 years firmly in the saddle should sit. With our Stallions and geldings it concerns well-groomed and sociable animals. Just like the horses, you should be aware of all the 3 gaits safe feel. The mountain stages in particular demand riding skills in some cases. Even though the horses are extremely sure-footed and reliable animals, they must be able to rely on your leadership. You should therefore already Experience with off road riding have. Also ideal is a rider weight of not more than 90kg. The excursions are limited to a Riding time from 5 to 6 hours a day, with the pace changing depending on the condition of the trails. In the mountains, by nature, a calmer pace is often appropriate. The animals are kept at English bridle guided. In the dry season, i.e. from April till October, you will find the best weather conditions for the 11-day tour in the highlands. We will be happy to advise you personally and take suggestions from you to heart.

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After 10 months of total inactivity, self-employed people in the tourism industry in Madagascar are completely without income. There is no opening of the borders in sight in Madagascar and we are at the beginning of the rainy season, which is the low season, even in normal times. I have started a fundraiser for the guides and drivers I know well. From this money we will buy rice and other essentials and distribute them regularly, if possible, until the resumption of travel activities in April 2021 at the earliest. My special thanks to those who have already donated. I will start buying rice tomorrow and will begin distributing it this week.
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