South tour

spiny forest and the south

During the tour to the South, you will discover a great variety of landscapes passing through rainforest, dry savanna plateaus, dramatic sandstone canyons and granite formations. In between the ‘big cities’ of Madagascar you can enjoy the highlands with endless rice fields. Along the way you enter the inspiring daily life of Malagasy tribes, the roads filled with waving and smiling families, chickens and zebu cattle.

Day 1: Tana – Antsirabe (170 km)

After breakfast, you will start driving toward the South. As soon as you leave busy Tana, you can start enjoying the pretty views. The road lingers through the hilly terraced highland and after 70 km you will pass through the village of Ambatolampy, where you can visit an aluminum pot atelier. Continuation to Antsirabe. As soon as you enter the town the roads are buzzing with colorful pousse-pousse (rickshaws).

Overnight at Couleur Café on BB

Day 2: Antsirabe – Ranomafana (250 km)

After short visit of the town to explore craft shops, drivre to Ranomafana passing by the tapia forest, endemic fruit trees. Stop in Ambositra, capital of the hand-craft. After lunch visit of town where woodcarvers perform incredible shows. Arrive in Ranomafana, Night walk to see night active animals.

Overnight at Setam Lodge on HB

Day 3: Visit of Ranomafana NP

This national park is one of Madagascar’s best-known rainforest wildlife hot spots. Ranomafana consist largely of steep, forested slopes over which there are well-designed trails. Some lead to lookout points from where views are mesmerizing. Besides all the beautiful lemurs and other wildlife, leeches are common in this park.

The guide will do his best to show you many species of lemurs, reptiles, birds and insects. During night walks, the guide takes you to a clearing where he pins slices of banana onto branches for the mouse lemurs, and leave scraps of chicken for the Malagasy striped civets.

Overnight at Setam Lodge on HB

Day 4: Ranomafana – Ambalavao (120 km)

After breakfast, drive to ambalavao, passing by Fianarantsoa the second biggest city.

Overnight at Aux Bougainvilliees on BB

Day 5: Ambalavao – Ranohira (220 km)

In morning visit of the first typical village of highlands Ambalavao with its wineries and vineyards and the Antemoro paper. Continue to Anja reserve, here you can see ring-tailed lemurs thriving in spectacular surroundings of enormous granite domes.

Overnight at Relais de la Reine on HB

Day 6+7: Visit of Isalo NP

Start of the 02 days to explore this majestic park, by visiting the Canyon the Maki then walk to Namazaha camping place in where you will install your tent, you will be on full board start to visit the Piscine Noire and Bleu then walk to the Piscine Naturel, the end of Afternoon you arrive at the parking place in where the driver waiting for you to drive back to the hotel overnight at Relais de la Reine on HB

Day 8: Ranohira – Toliara – Ifaty (170 km)

Drive to Toliara throughout the southeastern landscape. Passing by Zombitse NP to see the dancing SIFAKA. Lunch in Toliara. Continue to northward on a sandy and bumpy road.

Night at Dune d’Ifaty on BB.


Including :

  • Car with a driver including fuel
  • Guide that accompanies you during the whole trip.
  • Entry fees to mentioned parks and reserves including a local guide
  • Accommodation in hotels based on a double room, including breakfast
  • Tax ( vat 20%) and tourist hotel taxes

Excluding :

  • Lunch, dinner, and drinks
  • Insurance
  • Personal expenses and tips
  • International and domestic flights

adventure west cost

In the West part of Madagascar, you can experience the real adventure. Paddle trough the Tsiribihina River with a traditional canoe in three days. The meandering, but peaceful river gives you the opportunity to experience the real Madagascar with the isolated villages, where you’ll meet happy children and other local people. If you are lucky you might spot crocodiles, lemurs and other wildlife in their natural environment.After the campfires under of bright stars and nights in tent, you’ll visit in the Tsingy de Bemaraha, the huge limestone forest. There you can climb way throughthe chaotic razor-sharp pinnacles and narrow caves, all the way to the top. Surely the famous Avenue the Baobabs cannot be excluded.