Anakao for 17 days

  • Duration: 17 Days
  • Arriving: Antananarivo
  • Departing: Antananarivo
Anakao Vezo is a village in the municipality of Ambolofoty, Toliara II district in southwestern Madagascar. Set on the coast mahafaly south of the mouth of the Onilahy, he faces Nosy Ve. Two coral islands and lagoon surrounding Anakao, Nosy Ve 5 km off the hotel and the village and Nosy Satrana, right inside the lagoon on a white sand bottom, a jewel 10 km south of Anakao. Both islands are popular places for excursions by canoe or boat.
Day 1 – International flight - Antananarivo – Périnet

Arrival from the international flight to the airport of Ivato, Antananarivo. Landing, customs and immigration        formalities, baggage claim: about 1 hour. After these formalities, your driver guide takes you to the hotel so you can enjoy breakfast.

Finishing breakfast, you will head to eastern Madagascar on the village of ‘Andasibe “to 140km from the capital, a good paved road. You will stop for visiting villages and taking pictures. Before visiting the two reserves: the island of lemurs and the crocodile farm, you install to the hotel where you will stay for dinner in the evening.

Day 2– Périnet – Antananarivo

Today you will go around and discover the National Park Analamazaotra to surprise the Indri in their habitat: a species endangered due to the restriction of their condition of survival. Indeed, each individual needs a space of six hectares and at least one kilogram of leaves endemic. This reserve is full of botanical treasures representing the tern forest where you can see the largest species of lemurs and advanced: Indri Indri.

After this, you will take the car to return in Antananarivo from good paved road. Photos breaks will always present you as the views along the way to the landscape are not the same going and returning the Périnet. Arriving in the capital, you will have time to stroll downtown. In the evening, your dinner and your room await you at the hotel.

Day 3 – Antananarivo – Ambatolampy – Antsirabe

After breakfast, 68 miles of good paved road leads you to Ambatolampy that deserves attention, to visit a factory of aluminum pots that are the basic utensils Malagasy, because they are made there.

After this visit, you take the road lined with beautiful landscapes made of rice terraces and cultures during 100Km up Antsirabe. Nicknamed “The Vichy Malgache”, the city water you discover the stone-cutting and crafts of the region of Malagasy ethnicity Vakinankaratra: production of bicycles and rickshaws and mini processing horn zebu. You dine in the restaurant “The Push Push” aptly named because it is in an original setting and as you feast on specialties Malagasy sitting in seats … rickshaw. Located downtown, the hotel welcomes you for a night in a warm atmosphere.

Day 4– Antsirabe – Fianarantsoa

Breakfast finished and the luggage in the car, you will go for 98 miles of good paved road to the capital Ambositra Crafts Malagasy. Throughout the route you will admire the tremendous work that was done to “make” this beautiful landscape of rice paddies and terraced fields.

After visiting shops and craft workshops sculptors Ambositra, you will take the winding road lined with rice terraces, rivers, mountains and cultures, to reach the capital of Betsileo ethnic group: Fianarantsoa whose name means “learning well”.

On arrival, your driver guide will lead you to the hotel where you will take the time to freshen up before joining the Panda restaurant downtown for dinner during which you can if you want ,to eat the bat mouse or alligator, and also more traditional dishes.

Day 5 – Fianarantsoa – Tolongoina – Manakara

Today, you must get up early because the train FCE (Fianarantsoa – East Coast) from early this morning. Your seats will be in the first-class charm. You will hear the whistle of the locomotive diesel makes its way out of town and across the rice fields. Throughout the journey, at every stop, small sellers will offer their culinary specialties: samosas, fried bananas, boiled crayfish, fruits, etc.  You do not hesitate to taste all those specialties.

You find your car waiting for you at the train station to Tolongoina to take you for Manakara.

In your arrival, you will sit in your hotel which lies along the Indian Ocean. In the evening you will enjoy your dinner at the restaurant of your hotel. After dinner, it’s time for you to relax in your bungalow.

Day 6–Pangalanes channel – Manakara – Ranomafana

Pangalanes channel parallel to the Indian Ocean, ranging from Tamatave to Farafangana, Manakara is on the way, so naturally that you do a boat ride on a portion of the channel. During this ride you will enjoy the landscape of the East Coast. Lunch will be picnic and the boatman guide knows the proper place where you can stop to take it.

In the afternoon, barely 200 km of good road with beautiful scenery to reach the Ranomafana National Park. You arrive for your accommodation and dinner at the hotel located in the center of the village of Ranomafana.

Day 7– Ranomafana – Fianarantsoa

You will visit the Ranomafana National Park early morning where you will discover the endemic fauna and flora, its lemurs and the hot springs which the village takes its name from Ranomafana.

After that, you will take the road for 65 km to reach the town of Fianarantsoa. In Fianarantsoa, you will

stay and dine at the hotel restaurant “Mini Croc, ” located in the middle of down town.

Day 8 – Fianarantsoa – Ambalavao – Ranohira

You took the time to enjoy a tasty breakfast, the driver guide takes you discover the town of Fianarantsoa. Ending the visit, you will start your descent to the south for 58 km until the small medieval town of Ambalavao where you will make a break for a moment; time to admire the Antemoro paper and discover its manufacturing know-howin herited Arabs.

Then, some ten kilometers further south, you will make a stop at Park Village Anja for the visit. You have an opportunity to give donations if you want. The descent continues for some 225 km, appears gradually savanna, majestic rock, domes requires their presence, only nomadic herders zebu will across the of plateau Horombe with their huge herds of zebu. When the massif of Isalo ruiniform will start to be visible, you arrived at Ranohira. You will sit comfortably in your bungalow “Alice In” and will enjoy your dinner.

Day 9 – Ranohira – Parc de l’Isalo – Ranohira

A great and beautiful day waits. 17 km of track to reach the Canyon maki where you will have the chance to observe Verreaux’s sifaka, lemurs lemurs, brown lemurs scattered in the surrounding vegetation and your local guide makes it a pleasure to drive out for you.

Then you will return to the car for 20 km for going to the Natural pool featuring a waterfall and

beautifully lined with pandanus. Too bad you left your swimsuit in your room, because swimming is allowed and the water is very good. After a day of short hikes, you will find the atmosphere of

the restaurant Chez Alice “and your bungalow for a good night.

Day 10 Ranohira – Tuléar – Ifaty

Head still full of memories of the day, you will take the car for 243 km still for going on an endless straight lines of the plateau Horombe. Crossing the little “boom town” of Ilakaka and that of Sakaraha, you will realize that this region has been a very active center for the extraction of sapphire and are now in decline .Baobabs and Aloe: new growth appears. Mahafaly tombs are remarkable: they are the only solid structures in the South. After this visit the Arboretum Antsokay, there are only 15 km to reach Tulear where you will do a city tour on arrival.Then, you have to do even last 26 miles on a track to reach the seaside resort of Ifaty and settle into your bungalow hotel “Ifaty Beach Resorts” by the sea, where you will also take your dinner.

Day 11 – Ifaty

Entirely free day today. You will enjoy the lagoon, clear water and warm white sand. We will have however provided a tour of the baobab forest. Also, you can do other activities outside the hotel will suggested: navigating outrigger canoe with fishermen Vezo, snorkelling, quad, etc. …And it will be in the hotel “Ifaty Beach Resorts” that you take your lunch and your night.

Day 12 – Ifaty

Free day to enjoy the various activities. Dinner and overnight at the hotel “Ifaty Beach Resorts”

Day 13 –Ifaty – Tuléar – Anakao

Very early in the morning, after breakfast, you will leave the village to go to Tulear Ifaty; where you will

board a shuttle boat fast motor. After an hour of browsing, you will arrive in the village of Anakao. This village is an important crossroads fishing Vezo that trade between the villages with their canoes, here is the sweetness and joy of living. Children play to control the winds on their miniature canoes amid laughter and shouts. Today, you will have a free afternoon so you can relax or explore the small village of Anakao. Dinner and overnight at the hotel “Longo Vezo. the boarding is completed, your driver-guide with a car rally will leave for Tulear Antananarivo for two days.

Day 14 – Anakao

After breakfast, enjoy this free day: walking, swimming, snorkeling in turquoise water. Dinner and overnight at the hotel “Longo Vezo.

Day 15 – Anakao

Free day to enjoy the various activities. Dinner and overnight at the hotel “LongoVezo.

Day 16 – Anakao – Tuléar – Antananarivo

After you will complete breakfast, you’ll have an hour’s sailing to regain the city of Tulear. Arriving at thelanding, it will be another driver that will guide the shuttle to drop you at the airport of Tulear where your airplane Air Madagascar Antananarivo waiting for you to win. Remember to take still a sweater … it does the same temperature in the capital! It is the driver guide of Mada Hexagone during your tour, who will wait you at the airport in Antananarivo. It will take you back in town for dinner and overnight at your hotel “The Saint Laurent”

Day 17 Antananarivo and its surroundings– Transfer to the Airport Ivato – Paris

The morning will be devoted to a tour of the city of Antananarivo (upper town, lower town,) and to

visit the Blue Hill Ambohimanga which is a site full of charm with its fascinating history and also classified World Heritage by UNESCO since December 2001.

In the afternoon, your driver guide will take you back in town, but as it is on the road, and it will be possible that you’ll want to bring back some memories of Madagascar, he will stop at the craft village: the big traditional market of Antananarivo. You will find all gathered Malagasy crafts. And at the end of the afternoon, you’ll have time to prepare your luggage at the hotel restaurant quietly ‘Auberge Du Cheval Blanc “will welcome you in day use. You will be able to have shower and change you to be more comfortable for your journey home.

You’ll also take your dinner before your transfer to the airport provided by the driver guide who will assist you until your registration is completed. And it’s the end of our services. Our team wishes you a pleasant journey and hope to see you soon discover another facet of Madagascar.

Veloma !