From 2 to 12 people. See details below.


© Malagasy Tours | Carte One of our journeys all in hotel the most complete!
We propose you a whole range of accommodations going of the small charming lodge to the beautiful 3 stars hotel.
The most striking sites of Madagascar are visited: the North with Nosy Be and its surrounding islands, the region of Diego-Suarez with the lemurs in the park of Amber Mountain. In the center of the country we come down by the RN7, via the National Park of Isalo until Tulear with a small escapade to Manakara by the train before jumping by plane to the South and Fort-Dauphin to visit the private reserve of Berenty. The East from Antananarivo with the National park of Andasibe-Mantadia ( Perinet), the big port ofTamatave and the paradisiac island of Saint Marie.


  • A diverse range of accommodation ;
  • The most beautiful sites in the country ;
  • The main national parks ;
  • The best of Madagascar in one trip.

Travel identity card

  • Durée : 22 days (from Tana to Tana)
  • Participant: In group – minimum 2 persons
  • Accompaniment: English-speaking Malagasy Guide
  • Accommodation : Everything in hotel at ( 21 nights)
  • Travel: Vehicle 4×4 or either bus or minibus
  • Service : In Bed and Breakfast
  • Period: All year
  • Effort = 2

    “Easy to moderate”Physical activity and / or punctual hiking occasional, 3 to 5 hours per day on good trails.
    Little or no gradients. You only carry your bag for the day.
    Madagascar is vast, the stages in the vehicle can sometimes be a little long.

  • Confort = 4

    “Standard”All nights are in hotels. The accommodations and/or the hotel are good categories and equivalent to 2 or 3 stars international standards.
    Dinner in restaurant, lunch at the restaurant and / or picnic.
    Travel take place in comfortable vehicle on roads and/or on relatively goodfor tracks.

D 1 : Antananarivo (arrival) > Nosy Be

Malagasy Tours team meet you in Ivato, Antananarivo airport  hall. We assist you for your domestic flight to the north west of Madagascar. You meet our partner in the airport of Nosy Be. The most perfumed transfer is offered to you through ylang-ylang plantations. We pass close to Hellville which is the capital of the island and drive along the coast to reach the village of Dzamanzary. You settle down in your hotel for the afternoon at leisure. Rest and relaxation by the sea.

  • Duration : 1h15 de vol
  • Meals : Lunch not included / Dinner not included
  • Your hotel : Nosy Be. Explora Village.

    Explora VillageExplora VillageExplora village is a hotel of charm on the seaside. 5 standard bungalows and 1 studio combine comfort and peacefulness, the hotel can take a dozen of persons. Bungalows are in total harmony with the environment. Facing the sea, the restaurant serves local and European food.

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D 2 : Day at leisure at Nosy Be

We offer a day relax for this last day of your holidays.
Many activities are possible from the hotel : water sport, fishing, excursion in some islands, boat trips, motorbike or bicycle renting.
Nosy Komba island with its fishing village, and slao Nosy Tanikely which is one of the marine Parks in Madagascar are close. One full day of real pleasure ! The hotel reception will advise you and help you with all these activities.
We recommend a walk to Mont Passot in late afternoon for a beautiful panorama of the island at sunset, or just lazying around on the beach.
Evening at your hotel in front of the sea.

  • Meals : Lunch not included / Dinner not included
  • Your hotel : The same as the day before

D 3 : Nosy Be > Diego Suarez > Joffreville

The guide meets you in the reception at 8 o’clock. You take a taxi together to join Hellville port (Andoany). We take a speed boat for 45 mn crossing to Ankify. Drive north to Ambilobe, we pass through coffee, cacao, ylang-ylang and further on the way, cashew tree plantations .
We drive round Amber Mountain massif through the many villages along the road.
We climb the foothills of the mountain until the village of Joffreville where we settle in a nice bungalows.

  • Duration : +/- 5 heures
  • Distance : 250 km
  • Meals : Lunch not included / Dinner not included
  • Your hotel : Diego Suarez. Nature Lodge.

    Nature LodgeNature LodgeIn Amber Mountain National Park gate, Nature Lodge offers a few bungalows made of wood and local materials. At 700m above sea level, the coolness of Joffreville, the hotel has a dominant view of huge Diego Suarez bay. Comfortable bungalows with private bathroom. Warm and convivial mood in the restaurant and the bar.

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D 4 : Montagne d’Ambre National park

Breakfast at the hotel.
Drive to the park and start the visit of Amber Mountain National Park with a local guide to this luxuriant forest.This is the first National Park created in Madagascar.
It has special vegetation with tree ferns, palms, orchids and several rare species of trees.
Waterfalls and crater lakes decorate our walk. There are seven kinds of lemurs in the forest, we can meet crowned lemur, Sanford lemur …We might see chameleons, gecko, leaf tailed gecko and many colourful birds.
There is a possibility of walking down heading back to the hotel in the afternoon.
NB : Walk pace and duration depend on the group (minimum 2 hours).The guide will advise you.

  • Duration : 2 à 4 h de marche
  • Meals : Picnic lunch included / Dinner not included
  • Your hotel : The same as the day before

D 5 : Diego Suarez > Antananarivo > Antsirabe

A single transfer to Diego Suarez airport to fly to Antananarivo. Malagasy Tours team welcome you in Ivato airport hall in the capital, we drive stright to Antsirabe.  Out of the city, rice fields and different villages define the landscape of the highlands. We stop in Ambatolampy to see how to make local aluminum cooking-pot that we find in all Madagascar.
Continuing towards Antsirabe.
We take our time for a city tour and can expeirence a “pousse-pousse” (rick shaw) ride which is the main transport in Antsirabe.NB : The program mighht change depending on the flight schedule.

  • Duration : 1h de vol et +/- 3 h de route
  • Distance : 170 km
  • Meals : Lunch not included / Dinner not included
  • Your hotel : Antsirabe. Couleur Café.

    Couleur CaféCouleur CaféLocated in the heart of Antsirabe city. A new guesthouse with fifteen guestrooms. Each room has authentic interior decoration with good taste. You will enjoy the warmth of old furniture made of precious wood and gleaming colour fabrics.In winter evening, the chimney heats you at the bottom of the bed.It has a convivial and familial atmosphere.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   View site on :

D 6 : Antsirabe > Fianarantsoa

We keep going on the National Road 7 and progress towards the south.

We shop in Zafimaniry artisans boutiques in Ambositra village looking for a piece of carved wood, or fine work of marquetry box.
Take time to wander around in the village and get lunch in a loca restaurant where you have the opportunity to taste local specialties.

We continue to Fianarantsoa in Betsileo region, the main tribe on the south part of the Highlands of Madagascar. we have a winding road; we are close to the highest summit of the Great Island.

  • Duration : +/- 4 heures
  • Distance : 230 km
  • Meals : Lunch not included / Dinner not included
  • Your hotel : Fianarantsoa. Le Lac Hôtel.

    Le Lac HôtelLe Lac HôtelLake Hotel is located in the village of Sahambavy, at about twenty kilometers from the city of Fianarantsoa,  in the area of the unique tea plantation in Madagascar. It is also close to Sahambavy train station, a train going to the east coast, the Canal des Pangalanes and Manakara town. The hotel has 33 bungalows as family, double and triple rooms, there is also a restaurant with a bar.
    The hotel is facing  Sahambavy lake where you can hire a pedalo.
    The garden is an ideal place to rest.

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D 7 : The train Fianarantsoa > East coast (F.C.E)

The railway Manakara-Fianarantsoa was built between 1926 to 1936, it passes through one of the most beautiful landscape in Madagascar between the Indian Ocean and the highlands. We start the ride from Sahambavy station for a picturesque and colorful trip. You have seats in the first class car of outmoded charm. The diesel locomotive makes its way with whistles through the rice fields and tea plantations. A major part of the journey happens in the heart of the primary forest in a splendid setting with deep cliffs, villages, waterfalls, including the Faraony  waterfall, which is one of the most attractive in Madagascar. The cultures are omnipresent and we evolve between banana, coffee, jack fruit, orange, litchi plantations.  In every station stop, itinerant sellers try to sell you their cooking specialties as samosa, banana fritters, crayfish, fruits.  Although you brought your picnic lunch, you can taste some of these savors. The itinerary in numbers : 163 km long, 1200 m difference in height with 48 tunnels, of which that of Andrambovato who extends over 1 kilometer, 68 bridges and 12 stations all ones more picturesque than the others. The average speed is between 20 to 30 km per hour. You will arrive at best, 10 hours later to the seaside town of Manakara. Manakara was just a fisherman village at the begining of 20th century but it has developed after the railway work achieved in 1936.

  • Duration : Minimum 10 heures
  • Distance : 163 km
  • Meals : Lunch not included / Dinner not included
  • Your hotel : Manakara. Le Parthenay.

    Le ParthenayLe ParthenayLocated between Canal des Pangalanes and the Indian Ocean, a little further from the centre, Parthenay hotel is one of those hotels set up in old colonial spots.bungalows are planted on a large garden with green grass. It is possible to enjoy a nice walk along the beach towards the lagoon boarded with filao, coming and going of dugouts is just incessant there.

D 8 : Day trip on the Canal des Pangalanes

Transfer to the landing stage where we take a dugout. The “canal des Pangalanes” is running along the east coast of Madagascar from Foulpointein the north and Farafangana in the south. This riverway is 665 km long, it is much safer than the tumbling Indian Ocean. General Gallieniundertook that giant works to link a chain of lakes when he was a governor of Madagascar at the beginning of twentieth century. The canal was build at the begining to make the trading easy between coastal small towns and to get strategic control of isolated areas as well. This riverway is unfortunately sank into oblivion nowadays because of lack of maintenance mainly between Mananjary and Manakara, the flow is much more difficult. In the middle of a real exceptional vegetation, the Canal des Pangalanes gives us the opportunity to discover locals living in harmony with the nature. We meet some barges, taxi boats, dugouts and rafts taking local products as banana, other fruits, manioc, fish and ravinala leaves to the closest towns.

  • Duration : Toute la journée
  • Meals : Picnic lunch included / Dinner not included
  • Your hotel : The same as the day before

D 9 : Manakara > Ranomafana

We leave the seaside vegetation scenery by the Ravinala (travelers’ palm) road to get into eastern rainforest of Madagascar .
We arrive in Ranomafana village in the afternoon, the name means” hot water”.
We stroll around the village and take our time to visit the thermal station. If you want to take a hot bath, it is quite possible !

  • Duration : +/- 4h
  • Distance : 180 km
  • Meals : Lunch not included / Dinner not included
  • Your hotel : Ranomafana. Centrest hotel .

    Centrest hotel Centrest hotel Built on a green hill near the National Park and the Thermal station, the hotel gives high standard guestrooms and bungalows with private bathroom and hot water. Different French and local dishes proposal on the restaurant’s menu. The hotel owns a botanical garden (at 12km) and a private protected reserve (at 6km) on the way east.

D 10 : Ranomafana Park > Ambalavao

We get in Ranomafana National Park gate after a drive. This is one of the most beautiful sites that the primary forest and rain forest in Madagascar can offer. We walk into the park with a local guide in this very humid environment. You should take your rain cape for the visit. We can find many species of lemurs as the Golden bamboo lemur (Hapalemur aureus), the red-fronted brown lemur (Eulemur fulvus), red-bellied lemur(Eulemur rubriventer) and we can also meet  some rare and endangered species as the Greater bamboo lemur (Hapalemur simus). In botanical terms, the park is the a genetic reservoir of some rare and endemic plant species, but also many medicinal plants. We drive back to the main road N7 after to reach Fianarantsoa town and then the small town of Ambalavao.

  • Duration : +/-3 h de visite et +/- 3 h de route
  • Distance : 120 km
  • Meals : Lunch not included / Dinner not included
  • Your hotel : Ambalavao . Tsienimparihy Lodge.

    Tsienimparihy LodgeTsienimparihy LodgeThe hotel is situated in a peaceful and quiet place. All the bungalow are equipped with toilets with hot water and its restaurant offers a wide choice of cooking with varied products.A beautiful garden is availabie for clients, ideal for relaxing.

D 11 : Ambalavao > Anja reserve > Ranohira

At Ambalavao, we visit the Antemoro paper factory .
The secular process to make this paper by the bark of mulberry tree Avoha (Bosqueia danguyana) was introduced in Madagascar in the XVth century by the first Arabic migrants to retranscribe the Koran.
It is still made to the same processes in Ambalavao.
Meet some lemurs in Anja small Reserve at these huge granite rock foothill.
We continue towards the southwest and enter Barâ region. We cross the largest plateau of Madagascar constituted by a beautiful herbaceous steppe, topped with huge termite nests: it is IHorombe.
We arrive in the village of Ranohira which is close to Isalo massif and the National Park entrance.

  • Duration : +/- 6h
  • Distance : 250 km
  • Meals : Lunch not included / Dinner not included
  • Your hotel : Ranohira. Isalo Ranch.

    Isalo RanchIsalo RanchLocated in 5km to the south of Ranohira, in the savannah of Isalo massif foothill. Bungalows are simple and made in traditional way, they have private or outdoor bathroom, swimming pool is also available.The straw hut restaurant offers local and European dishes. One among those good hotels we like.View site on :

D 12 : visit of Isalo National Park

A short drive to join Isalo foothill.

We start the walk quietly with a small rucksack, through impressive landscape, canyons, natural pool and magic rock erosions.
Isalo ruin form massif is a continental sandstone plateau from Jurassic period.
There are many rock formations with different shapes here. The nature has adapted to dry climate.
This park has a different ecosystem, endemic rupicolous flora such as Aloe, Euphorbia, Pachypodium and Kalanchoe … We picnic in the Tapia forest. Some walks are possible around, going up to summits gives splendid view.

NB : Walk pace and duration depend on clients (minimum 2h). The guide will advise you.

  • Duration : de 2 à 4h de marche, selon vos envies !
  • Meals : Picnic lunch included / Dinner not included
  • Your hotel : The same as the day before

D 13 : Ranohira > Tulear

We go on south and visit the “window of Isalo”, it is an eroded rock as a window shape that opens onto a fabulous scenery landscape of deserted valleys stretching to the horizon. We then progress to the south and pass through the surprising Ilakaka village. It was a rush related with the sapphire mining which attracted more than 100 000 people in the early 2000s. Now the enthusiasm is down. We  stop on the way to see Mahafaly tribe typical tombs so nicely painted and decorated, on which are erected some amazing wooden sculptures. Arrive in Tuléar in the afternoon. Stroll around in town before reaching the hotel.

  • Duration : +/- 5 heures
  • Distance : 250 km
  • Meals : Lunch not included / Dinner not included
  • Your hotel : Tuléar . Victory.

    VictoryVictoryLocated in mid-way between the airport and the centre, greenery surroundings with a swimming pool in the middle and a restaurant which serves local, European and seafood dishes.17 double guestrooms supplied with ventilation or air conditioner and modern bathrooms.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 View site on :

D 14 : Tuléar > Fort Dauphin > Berenty

Have breakfast in the hotel and then transfer to Tuléar airport. If we have enough time, we first make a short walk to the market or to the beach.

Fly to Fort Dauphin where we meet our guide at the airport.
Fort Dauphin is like an end of the world, with the ocean immensity and the mountain range behind. The very first foreigners from Portugal accosted there in the15th century. We then head towards Berenty. After the mountain pass, we leave abruptly the Antanosy green area and discover Antandroy spiny forest side, just about thirty kilometres from Fort Dauphin.
We can admire different spiny trees species such as Aloe, Didieraceae, Pachypodium, and Baobab…

Nocturnal visit of Berenty Reserve.

NB : The program might be changed depending on the flight schedule.

  • Duration : 30 mn de vol et +/-2 h de route
  • Distance : 90 km de route
  • Meals : Lunch not included / Dinner not included
  • Your hotel : Berenty. Le Berenty Lodge.

    Le Berenty LodgeLe Berenty LodgeLocated in 85km of Fort Dauphin, the hotel lodge is just at the entrance of Berenty Reserve in the heart of the dry and spiny forest.29 guestrooms or bungalows set up in private estate, a real sanctuary of nature.A restaurant, a bar, a cafeteria, are at your disposal.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  View site on :

D 15 : Berenty reserve

Located about 100 km from Fort Dauphin, near the town of South Amboasary and inside a huge sisal plantation, the Berenty Private Nature Reserve covers an area of ??240 ha along the river Mandrare. Its wildelife belongs to the gallery forest classified as spiny bush characteristic of southern of Madagascar.
The fauna is mainly composed of lemur, four species are particularly very common in the south : Verreaux Sifaka (Propithecus verreauxi verreauxi), Ring-tailed lemur (lemur catta), Grey mouse lemur (microcebus murinus) and White footed  lemur (Lepilemur leucopus). The Brown lemur (Eulemur fulvus rufus) was introduced from Morondava area but been adapted to the environment.
Turtles, chameleons, snakes and butterflies are also found there. It is a good spot for bird watching as well. The flora is composed of Tamarind trees, Didieracea (Didiera trollii, Alluaudia procera), Euphorbiacea (Euphorbia stenoclada, Euphorbia onoclada), Apocynacea (different Pachypodium, Catharantus roseus) and Liliacea (different species of Aloe).
A museum is built into the reserve devoted to Antandroy tradition and arts, exposing parts of everyday life, musical instruments, amulets and other talismans intended to the art of divination …

  • Duration : Toute la journée
  • Meals : Lunch not included / Dinner not included
  • Your hotel : The same as the day before

D 16 : Berenty > Fort Dauphin > Antananarivo

You have a few time to greet  a few lemurs in the forest if you are up early. Head to Fort Dauphin airport from Berenty. We might have time to visit theFort Flacourt. Fly to Antananarivo and meet a guide in the airport, then we make a quick stop in the crafts market in the capital for some shopping.

Drive to your hotel.

NB : The programme of this day might be changed depending on the flight schedules.

  • Duration : +/- 2h de route et 1h15 de vol
  • Distance : 90 km
  • Meals : Lunch not included / Dinner not included
  • Your hotel : Antananarivo. Rova Hôtel .

    Rova Hôtel Rova Hôtel Le Rova Hotel is situated in a lively district where several famous restaurants are gathered. It was built on a traditional architectural way. The hotel has 17 rooms with private bathroom. Breakfast is totally served  in a Malagasy mood to start a perfect day.

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D 17 : Antananarivo > Andasibe National Park

We drive east towards Andasibe National Park. This is one of the main roads of the country, it is relying the most important sea port in Toamasina and the capital Antananarivo, a heavy traffic.
We leave the highlands by the steep slope of Mandraka where starts the forest.
Visit of the butterfly farm to see an amazing concentration of chameleon, gecko, leaf-tailed gecko and butterfly of course.
Then go on east. Arrive in Andasibe in the afternoon.

  • Duration : +/- 3 heures
  • Distance : 150 km
  • Meals : Lunch not included / Dinner not included
  • Your hotel : Andasibe. Feon’Ny Ala.

    Feon'Ny AlaFeon'Ny AlaLocated on the edge of the forest near the park gate. The hotel’s name means literally “sound of the forest”, it reflects perfectly the surroundings where it is every morning, Indri-Indri’s call rocks you harmoniously. The hotel Feony Ala has a restaurant, 30 bungalows built with local materials and has private or common bathrooms with hot water.

D 18 : Périnet National Park > Tamatave

We walk into the forest to discover this protected area with a local guide. It is mainly covered with rain forest that peculiar to the east part of Madagascar. The park provides a habitat for rare and/or endemic species of rain forest, a remarkable biodiversity. Here we meet the largest lemur which is the Indri Indri with fascinating family group behaviour. The guide will inform you about their customs. The Aye-Aye (Daubentonia Madagascariensis) is an endemic nocturnal lemur which is the most strange and archaic of all species. Other species living in the forest are bamboo lemur (Hapalemur Griseus), woolly lemur (Avahi Laniger)…
The flora is very interesting, there are many medicinal plants. We take back the Ravinala (Traveler’s palm) road to reach the east coast and Toamasina.

  • Duration : +/- 4h
  • Distance : 200 km
  • Meals : Lunch not included / Dinner not included
  • Your hotel : Tamatave. Joffre.

    JoffreJoffreLocated in the heart of Toamasina, its architecture is inspired on the rich history of the town and makes it the best edifice. Guestrooms have air conditioner, satellite TV, bathroom with a bath and most with balcony.The food is renowned in all Toamasina. A lively terrace in the evening.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        View site on :

D 19 : Tamatave > Sainte Marie (Nosy Boraha)

Breakfast at the hotel and then head to the airport of Toamasina.

We stroll around in the market and the sea front befrore we fly if we have time.
We can even visit Ivoloina Park if the flight to Sainte Marie is in the afternoon. Tansfer to the airport for a flash flight.
We are in one of those little paradise, as the Indian Ocean can offer us. Ste Marie is quiet and peaceful place, with natural white sand and coconut palms. Your guide accompanies you to the airport of Tamatave but the hotel takes you once you get there.

NB : The programme of this day might be changed depending on the flight schedules.

  • Duration : 25 mn de vol
  • Meals : Lunch not included / Dinner not included
  • Your hotel : Sainte-Marie. Ravoraha.

    RavorahaRavorahaThe ecolodge is set up in long and wide white sand in the heart of a fishing village, in complete harmony with its natural environment. It has 8 bungalows scattered in a tropical garden, each bungalow is equipped with a canopy bed, a tropical styled bathroom and an outdoor lounge. The restaurant offers European cuisine and Malagasy specialties based on lobster, fish, crab, shrimp, zebu or poultry meat, for the delight both of the eyes and the taste buds.

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D 20 and 21 : Days at leisure at Ste Marie

Days at leisure in Sainte Marie Island. You are free to choose your activity, the best way to move around is by bicycle or motor bike. You can rent  a mountain bike to go east coast, visit pirate graveyards or just ride along the beach and villages. You can go to “Ile aux Nattes” at the very south of Ste Marie, then take a canoe to go across the lagoon to the other side, the tour of the island on foot along the beach is enchanting.
Small restaurants or hotels are along the way to stop for lunch or to refresh. You have a possibility for a sea outing, diving or snorkelling towards the coral reef in this clear water.
A lazy day is also an option … the decor, the warmth and ambience lend themselves perfectly!The guide does not go to Ste Marie during your stay, you get advice from hotel about all activities.

  • Meals : Lunch not included / Dinner not included
  • Your hotel : The same as the day before

D 22 : Sainte Marie > Antananarivo (departure)

Leisure morning and then a single transfer to the airport to fly to Antananarivo.

Lunch in Ste Marie or in the capital depending on the flight hours ; we stop in the crafts market in the capital to purchase some souvenirs as basquetry, marquetry, wood carvings, metal toys, miniature cars and semi-precious stones. All in relaxed mood. Transfer to the airport of Antananarivo  in the evening.

  • Duration : 1h de vol
  • Meals : Lunch not included / Dinner not included
Number of person 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Supp single
Price per person 2 705 € 2 195 € 1 941 € 1 831 € 1 707 € 1 615 € 1 611 € 1 575 € 1 541 € 1 481 € 1 452 € 521 €

Price includes:

  • The English speaking driver / guide and its vehicle from D3 to D14 and from D17 to D19,
  • Hotel accommodation with breakfast (double or twin),
  • Meals in picnic on D4, D8 and D12,
  • Diners at Berenty Lodge,
  • The train from Fianarantsoa to Manakara,
  • The canoe trip on the Pangalanes,
  • Transfers and visits in Berenty are managed by the hotel staff,
  • Entrance fees in National Parks and sites listed,
  • Local guides in parks,
  • All transfers.

Price does not include:

  • International and domestic flights,
  • Meals not indicated in the program,
  • Optional activities in Nosy Be and Sainte Marie,
  • Tips and beverages,
  • Cancellation and / or repatriation Insurance.
  • visa fee is +/- 20 €






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