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Highland tour with dream beaches at the end

Price from 3290 €
Duration 16 days

About the trip

This very varied and scenic tour will take you through the highlands, the mountain cloud forest in Ranomafana, the mountains near Ambalavao, the rugged mineral landscapes of the Isalo Massif, to the Mozambique Channel. This is then the starting point for a very exciting track safari through thorn forests, baobabs in all possible forms and relaxation and the most beautiful dazzling white coral beaches that Madagascar has to offer.

The travel days in detail

Day 1 - Arrival in Antananarivo

The first thing you have to do in Madagascar are the visa formalities at the airport Ivato. Immediately after that the adventure Madagascar begins for you. We will receive you at the exit of the airport Antananarivo- Ivato and look after you throughout. Depending on the time of day, the first activities in Tana or the first night's rest in our Villa Sibylle are now on the plan.Overnight stay in the "Villa Sibylle

Day 2 Antananarivo-Antsirabe

When we stop for lunch in Behenjy or Ambatolampy, the suburbs of Tana are already gone behind us and we are in the middle of the famous N7. Antsirabe, which we reach after about 170km on a well maintained road, was originally founded in the 19th century by a Norwegian missionary and can still be recognized by the way some of the buildings in the older part of the town are built. In a beautiful and quiet hotel you can process the first experiences of your trip and with a little luck find the first chameleons in the garden.Overnight stay in the hotel "Chambres du Voyageur".

Day 3 Antsirabe-Ranomafana

Slowly the excitement rises what will await you in the further course of your journey. Today we will drive on a curvy but still very good road to Ranomafana, where the national park of the same name is located. On the way we will invite you to a real insider tip of sustainable tourism. The privately run "Ialatsara Camp" is home to numerous rare lemur species, which can be discovered and observed on a short game walk. When the landscape changes to a dense rainforest with lush vegetation and the road leads through the middle of the forest, the destination of today's stage is not far away. The Ranomafana National Park opens its doors for us. Overnight stay at the Hotel Thermal".

Day 4 Ranomafana N.P.-Ambalavao

After getting up early, hiking in Ranomafana National Park is on the agenda today. Via the winding, almost serpentine road we drive up to the park entrance. There you will be welcomed by our guide who will lead you through the park. Depending on your condition and preferences, different hikes in the cloud forest can be booked. Afterwards we will drive through small hidden villages of red and earth colored huts and houses back to the highlands and from there we will continue on the N7 towards Fianarantsoa and Ambalavao. Like mosaic fields, rice fields in all imaginable shades of green line the way. In Fianarantsoa we visit the photo studio of the world famous photographer Pierrot Men whose works are known intenationally but which can be found on the island only in his studio in Fianarantsoa. After this visit we will continue our trip on a very well maintained section of the N7 highway. The landscape will change tremendously on the way to Ambalavao. Huge granite boulders and barren laterite landscapes line the road. At a viewpoint above the town we take a break and let the vastness of the landscape take its effect on us. From here we can already see the destination of today's stage. Ambalavao lies in front of us between high mountains overgrown with grapevines. Overnight stay in the hotel "Tsienimparihy Lodge".

Day 5 Ambalavao-Anja Park-Ranohira

We leave Ambalavao early in the morning and drive through landscapes that strongly remind us of African savannahs. The first stop of the day is at the privately run and very well organized "Anja Park". The park is home to numerous chameleons and reptiles that can be observed very well. The highlight of the visit is the encounter with family groups of Katta Lemurs living in the park. After a few kilometers we pass the gateway to the south and after the capital of the Bara tribe, Ihosy, we continue on partly kilometers of dead straight roads until we arrive in Ranohira. We will spend the night in a first class hotel with an incredible view of the Isalo Mountains and relax the evening in a pleasant atmosphere.Overnight in the hotel "La Reine d'Isalo

Day 6 Ranohira and surroundings

On the seventh day you will go to one of the most famous national parks in Madagascar, the Isalo National Park. This is a huge mountain massif where granite and sandstone sculptures alternate with waterfalls and tropical nature. The entire national park includes more than 80,000 hectares of land and offers you a maximum of scenic variety. The level of difficulty and also the length of the tour through the park are adapted to Your personal wishes as well as adapted to your conditional requirements. After the exciting day trip follows again an overnight stay in the hotel La Reine d'Isalo

Day 8 - Drive from Ranohira via Ilakaka to Sarondrano

On the eighth day of the Journey through Madagascar Say goodbye to Ranohira and go by car to Ranohira. further south. Along the way there are several opportunities for Excursions an: Ilakaka Sapphire Mine, Zombitse Vohibasia National Park or the giant Baobab trees are just three possible examples. You will leave Tulear behind you and then directly go to Sarondrano. Here extends a stunning headland into the sea and beautiful dream beaches await you. The overnight stay takes place in the Résidence Eden Lodge an excellent guesthouse, which is still considered a real insider tip on the island.

Day 9 : Stay in Sarondrano and the surrounding area

The day nine of your Journey through Madagascar are all about various day trips and individual activities. During these three days you will stay exclusively in Sarondrano and the nearby surroundings, staying throughout the night in the wonderful Résidence Eden Lodge. Your daily program you can Assemble yourselfWe will gladly support you in this to the best of our ability: Relaxing hours on the dream beach are just as imaginable as sailing trips, diving or a boat trip to the humpback whales. Simply contact us and we will take care of a Program package, which corresponds to your individual wishes.

Day 10 - Tulear - Ifaty - Morombe

In the early morning we continue north via Tulear and Ifaty, the road is in good condition and therefore there is plenty of time for breaks in the Madagascan bush.

Morombe is a hot and dusty town, it will be the starting point for a very nice dirt road drive along the most beautiful sandy beaches of Madagascar.

Traditional accommodation with sanitary facilities and hot water, friendly atmosphere and quite good food.

Day 11 Morombe to Andavadaoka

Here begins the track adventure along the Mozambique Channel, sandy track, partly and partly very deep sand; turquoise lagoons, the most beautiful beaches as far as you can see without people fantastic thorn forest with huge baobabs.

Here live the legendary Mikea, a small ethnic group that is considered the original population of Madagascar.

Overnight stay at " chez Laurette".

Day 12 Andavadaoka

You will spend this rest day at one of the most beautiful beaches I know in Madagascar, if you wish an additional day can be scheduled here.

One of the most beautiful places on the Mozambique Channel, wonderfully remote and yet there are very cozy and high quality hotels right here.

Day 13-Andavadaoka to Ambatomilo

Impressive landscapes mark this ride, sandy tracks through thorn forests, huge baobabs , euphorbias and other endemic plants of the deep south. From time to time a view of the turquoise sea, an unforgettable ride through a very unpopulated area.

Overnight stay at Hotel Shangri La.

Day 14 - Ambatomilo

The beach and the surrounding baobabs are too beautiful not to take a rest day there. There is only the Shangri La Hotel, the finest coral sand I have ever seen and an emerald green sea.

Overnight stay at Hotel Shangri La

Day 15 - Ambatomilo to Ifaty

Shortly after Ambatomiloha there are huge baobabs of a kind not usually seen, some growing in groups and looking like giant bonsais. After that, the sandy track continues until the dazzling contrast with the arid vegetation, snow-white sand and the whole palette of colors between emerald green and sapphire blue on the horizon. Comfortable bungalows in Ifaty allow an unforgettable stay in the middle of the dry tropics.

Day 15   Flight from Tulear to Antananarivo

The fourteenth day is from Spirit of optimism characterized: After the relaxing days in at the Mozambique channel it goes back to Tulear and from there by plane directly to the capital Antananarivo. Depending on the time of day you can then still explore the surrounding area, otherwise it goes directly to the hotel Villa Sybille or to an exceptional restaurant with excellent dining options.

Day 16 Antananarivo and surroundings

On the penultimate day of your exciting journey through Madagascar the capital of the island state is once again on the program: In Antananarivo, you will have numerous opportunities to go on Discovery tour to go. An example of a real attraction is the Lemurs Parkwhere many of the cute animals can be studied in detail. For this day we have a Day Use in the Villa Sybille so that you can store your luggage there and freshen up in the evening, if necessary, before we take you to the airport.

Day 17- The return flight

In the evening we will take you to the airport, usually the flight home leaves after midnight, so you will appreciate the possibility of a "dayuse" at the hotel and can prepare everything in peace before the flight.

Overnight stay in the guest house of the "Villa


Special notes

It is possible to book this trip on your travel dates as an individual trip.

This tour is feasible all year round. The south and the west of Madagascar are very hot areas, the coolest months would be June to August but in the remaining months where the tour is offered it is of course also feasible without any problems.

This is an adventure trip to areas that are difficult to access and sparsely populated, we attach great importance to the best possible accommodation wherever possible but on this trip a few poorer accommodations have to be accepted because there are no alternatives far and wide.

Although it is not a physically demanding trip, it should be clear from the beginning that the participants should not have any serious health problems because medical care can be difficult when traveling far from the usual routes. Vaccinations and malaria prophylaxis are neither mandatory nor really necessary, but some precautions for the usual medications for tropical travel should be taken. A good physical condition is absolutely necessary, this tour is not suitable for guests with heart problems.

The climate is mostly very warm to hot but it can get very cold on the highlands in the winter months (June to August), so both light summer clothing and warmer clothing must be taken.

There are chargers and voltage converters in the car, but it is advisable to bring your own power bank or enough batteries.

For all other questions we are at your disposal.

Facts and figures

Facts and figures about the tour

For the provision of a single room, a total surcharge of 690.00 euros will be charged.

2 guests A 4X4 vehicle 3290 €
3 guests A 4X4 vehicle 2990 €
4 guests Two 4X4 vehicles 2990 €
6 guests Two 4X4 vehicles 2990 €
7 guests Two 4X4 vehicles Upon request
8 guests Three 4X4 vehicles Upon request




The included in the basic price Services

- complete planning and logistics

- English-speaking accompaniment by experienced tour guide

- Four wheel drive car including driver and fuel

- all nights in the specified hotels

- Meals concerning breakfast- transfers, taxes and trips indicated in the program

Not included in the basic price Services

- Lunch and and dinner

Drinks and other individual catering

- Tips and all personal expenses

- Entrance fees for the national parks and private parks

- additional local guides and optional leisure activities

- Airfares for international flights and domestic flights

- Taxes for flights as well as airport fees

- Travel health insurance and travel cancellation insurance

- Visa costs (about 30€)

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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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