Visit Isalo National park - Ranomafana park Madagascar with Rija tours guide operator in Madagascar
South tour madagascar (ranomafana park- isalo national park)
Strong points in madagascar tour special south:
- Antsirabe, town of holiday
- Ambositra, capital of marquetry
- Ranomafana, at the 'Countries of the Fogs'
- Fianarantsoa and its Old City
- Ambalavao, high place of the craft industry
- Isalo, its 'Queen' and several strangenesses
The southern gate of Madagascar opens in Antsirabe and continues towards Ambositra where the Zafimaniry tribe is accessible to you. This artisanal place invites you to discover how local craftsmen handle the wood named Zafimaniry to create unique furniture and decorative objects. After leaving Ambositra, we reach Ranomafana, second thermal site of the south after Antsirabe. It is a thermal center but also a national park where you have the boon to discover the animals and the endemic vegetations of the big island in all their splendor. From Ranomafana, we go directly to Fianarantsoa, the capital of the Betsileo kingdom, then to Ambalavao, the capital of Malagasy wine. We continue the road to Ranohira, the gateway to the Isalo Nature Reserve. We stop in Isalo to admire the rocky structures carved by erosion. Nature has done its work on this place and has anchored an elegant nature that is not found anywhere else. On your side, you will enjoy a swim in a natural pool surrounded by trees and rocks. We will finish the circuit in Tulear where the heat is omnipresent. Ilakaka is on your way, reminding you of a Farwest setting to the Malagasy version.
From Antananarivo to Antsirabe
After a recovering day in Antananarivo decorated of a visit of the Old City and the Sacred Hill of Ambohimanga, departure for the town of Water. At the km No 68, Ambatolampy renowned for its fresh temperatures in winter and its craft industry. About midday arrival in Antsirabe. An elegant and quite ventilated city with its broad rectilinear avenues where the rickshaws and the bicycles reign. We schedule some strange visits such as a workshop of miniature cars made of cans, the Lake Tritriva guardian of a legend pointing out that of Romeo and Juliette. Night at the hotel chosen by the client.
From Antsirabe to Ranomafana
At the limit of the two regions, Vakinankaratra and Amoron' i Mania, at the km No 233.6 we pass the new bridge of Fatihita baptized Bridge of the National Unit. The former one, dynamited during the tragic events of 2002, has been left in the state to be used for the posterity reflection. Having lunch in Ambositra at the km No 259, and discovering the wooden art of Zafimaniry retained by UNESCO the Cultural Inheritance of Humanity.
We will agree with the RN7 to the level of Ambohimahasoa a small freedom, to turn towards the National park of Ranomafana where we will arrive at the end of afternoon. The Park of Ranomafana is one of best equipped for discovering the rich biodiversity of the wet forests of the island eastern littoral. It is there that the variety of lemur hitherto unknown as gilded Hapalemur has been discovered in 1986. With its 118 species of birds of which many are endemics, Ranomafana is also a high place of the bird-watching. Refreshments and night at the hotel.
From Ranomafana to Fianarantsoa
Park Visit during the morning, and departure for Fianarantsoa after lunch. In this capital of Betsileo, the Old City (Antananambony) should not be missed. Going back to the years 1830, it is the only place in Madagascar where some constructions of 19th century always form a coherent architectural unit. It belongs to the 100 sites indexed for 2008 by World Monuments Fund. Night at Tsara Guest House or chosen by the client.
From Fianarantsoa to Ranohira (Isalo)
In the morning, departure for Ambalavao (km No 466), capital of the beautiful sometimes fringed with small pearls fabrics betsileo, and antemoro paper made of bark manufactured by craftsmen. A workshop as well as a cellar visit is scheduled, also Ambalavao as a high place of the malagasy wines. Certainly don't forget to take a picture of the pretty houses with floor timbers, very characteristic of this locality. We continue till Isalo.
After the lunch we take again the road. After crossing the plateau of Horombe in right transformation, arrival in Ranohira at the doors of Isalo. This monument of malagasy tourism deserves well that we devotes 2 days to him! Here, erosion carved the fantastic forms where imagination will recognize a lion, a boot, a crocodile, a queen become the emblem of the place... Sacred land, Isalo also shelters the old burials with cliffside. 'House of Isalo' visit, pedestrian excursions according to a broad choice of circuits, bathe in the natural swimming pool, the 2 days will pass very quickly!
We continue the RN7 by leaving far behind a locality like Ilakaka which curiously remind the Wildwest: of simple anonymous hamlet, it became a mushroom town of more than 100.000 inhabitants by the fever of sapphire. Made drowsy between the rivers Onilahy and Fiherenana, Toliary is called 'the White one' because of a relentless sun. Night at the Hotel at Alain or according to the choice of the client. We are at the terminus of the 950 km of the RN7, taken by the magic of this entrancing Deep South...
The clients have the choice to go to the beach of Ifaty or Anakao for relaxation.
- For 2 persons with midrange hotel: 940 euros
- From 3 persons : 360 euros per person
- For single person : 880 euros
- For 2 persons with high class hotel: 1220 euros
- 6 nights of hotels
- Tickets of the parks(Ranomafana-Anja Park-Isalo)
- meals and hotels for driver
In charge of tourists :
- All meals and drinks
- local guide
- All things not mentioned here above
Tsingy of Bemaraha Park
- Morondava and its legendary baobab trees,
- Refuge of the giant jumping rat 'Vositse'
- The biggest carnivorous of Madagascar 'Fosa'
- A navigation of another age by dugout,
- Majesty of the Tsiribihina river...
- Morondava, and the baobab trees country.
Sainte-Marie, Andasibe park
- The slow metamorphosis of the landscape
- Andasibe, the most attended Protected Areas
- Sainte Marie, a Garden-Island