DAY 1: Antananarivo
Landing at the airport Ivato followed by greeting with Mada Sky Tour staff and transfert to the responsible of hotel for breakfast and lodging.
DAY 2: Antananarivo – Antsirabe
Direct departure to Antsirabe after the breakfast. The national road number 7 lets us discover some important spots such as: rice field in terraces, houses in red bricks. Behenjy is where we take the first stop as to find out «foie gras» in that small town. The second stop is going to be at Ambatolampy which is a famous place by its crafts aluminum fourdry, pots, spoons, forks, etc. Visiting the city with vehicle is the most exciting thing when you get Antsirabe. Visit the avenue´s place with its rice garden then the rail station and finally the old post office. Cars, rickshaws and bikes make the town in question comfortable. You can also profit to watch a demonstration of zebus. Before getting back to the hotel, the visit at Malagasy´s candy closes the tour there. Then we can relax to take a dinner at the hotel before going to bed.
DAY 3: Antsirabe – Ranomafana
After taking breakfast still at Antsirabe, you have to be ready for the departure to the capital of Malagasy woods which is called Ambositra. All along the road, green landscapes are exciting. It may be difficult for you to not appreciate sculptures and some handcrafts products there. Don´t forget to bring souvenirs before leaving and continuing the trip to Ranomafana National Park. Then your lunch is ready and waits for you at your hotel.
Visit of the park. It´s 410km2 of area in which you can notice a great presence of primary forest. Longing for nature? No need, you will see a great deal of medical plants, picturesque landscapes, different type of vegetations, cactus,…
The park contains 12 species of lemurs (two of them are rare: Hapalemur simus and Hapalemur aureus), 110 species of birds (30 of them are endemic) and around hundred species of chameleons and frogs (many of them are endemic too)
DAY 4: Ranomafana – Fianarantsoa
After visitng and discovening ererything in the national park Ranomafana especially about its fauna and flora, your lunch is already waiting for you. Before moving to Fianarantsoa, the wealth of the town is offered for your excitement. When you get there, be aware that a famous workshop is in there and you are invited to visit the old town. Colonial architecture decorates that town. Finally check in at your hotel.
Before getting back to the road which leads to Fianarantsoa, we can relax at the thermal sources of Ranomafana.Then getting to Betsileo capital. Rice fields in terraces dominate that road and blue hills. Ranavalona I, Queen of Madagascar, left an important story in Fianarantsoa. So, visit the high town, the Ambozontany cathedral.
DAY 5: Fianarantsoa – Ranohirana
>Breakfast ended, let´s move to Ambalavao now. This last is the capital of wine. During the market, its peoples sell their handmade products, ports and wines. Zebus of Madagascar are extremely needed also there. In fact, it´s the second biggest zebus market in Madagascar. After the market, visit the famous lemurs called Anja and discover endemic orchids, traditional tombs and caves. Now, we reach Ihosy and Plateau of Horombe then appreciate the landscape. Upon arrival, we can directly see the natural windows of Isalo, the sunset before getting back to the village. Finally, cheek in at your hotel.
DAY 6: RANOHIRA
You probably may be excited to discover its fauna and flora after your breakfast. So, visit Isalo massif which is a plateau of continental software. The valleys and the canyons are really exceptional. We start visiting first the canyons of the monkeys and end by the Namaza site. That canyon contains a magnificent waterfall. The site offers you a panoramic view in the tropical forest, the cliffs and the rice fields. The forest of bamboos and palm trees are very luxuriant there where you are going to be fascinated by the great groups of lemurs. Then the presence of birds, butterfies and lizards cannot be neglected. You have an access to a beautiful spot view of Ranohira after Namaza site. The canyon is dominated by the calm and serenity. Sunset? Don´t miss it at the window of Isalo before finishing the beautiful tour and going back to your hotel.
DAY 7: Ranohira – Tuléar
Without waiting so long after breakfast, we can already move to Tulear seeing the high plateau of Horombe. The landscape transforms progressively as we approach Tulear. Euphorbiacées and baobabs appear on the way. Sometimes the road is full of zebus before crossing Ilakaka village which is also called sapphire village. Upon the arrival, more precisely at the entry of Tulear, visit arboretum d´Antsokay where we can find out some endemic and rare plants of the region and Madagascar.
After breakfast, departure to the cost city of Tulear followed by an expected stop on the way for admiring the colored drawings on the Mahafaly Tombs, the landscapes almost desertic and some baobabs before getting the town. Free lunch in a typical restaurant, to your charge, and free afternoon followed by walking the cost of the city, the big market and shells market.
DAY 8: TULÉAR – TANA
We get back to Tana by plan without forgetting making tour at the market of shells and finding some nice characteristic objects of Tulear. In the other side, a picturesque fun is very exciting at a daily market that we have to visit as well. We have to be transfered at the airport of Tulear according to the flying timetable traveling to Tananarivo. Cheek in at the hotel Sun City or a similary one for you dinner and sleeping.