The tour emphasises some hikes into national parks.
For a short time you can see the contrast between the north and the south of Madagascar.
The hikes involve some steep walk but feasable with a slow pace.
Arrival from PARIS.
Custom clearance then acclimatisation in TANA.
A short city tour will be provided depending on your internationnal flight.
Stay at SAKAMANGA HOTEL.
Fly to DIEGO SUAREZ then drive straight to the AMBER MOUNTAIN national park.
This park is home of two dirunal lemurs:Sanford’s brown lemur and the beautifull crowned lemur.
The nocturnal visit allows you to see chameleons and leaf tailed geckos….Even you are a non birder
you will be easily fascinated by the endemic birds in this park.
Stay at NATURE LODGE.(The research center dormitory is a good option for a less comfort
Leave AMBER MOUNTAIN and follow a 2 hours drive towards ANKARANA.
En route you will stop to see the pachypodium plant and local market of ANIVORANO.
Late afternoon to visit the Bats cave.
Stay at ANKARANA LODGE.
Day expedition to ANKARANA massif to enjoy the different caves and canyons and the spectacular
view of those limestone pinacles known as TSINGY.
Another day trekking inside Ankarana by joining the different sites:the green lake, the tsingy tourelle
and english camp.
Leave ANKARANA and drive back to ANKARANA for a overnight sleep in a hotel after 2 nights
camping. Stay at;
Fly back to TANA.
Fly to TULEAR then drive straight inland towards ISALO through saphir villages and diverse
landscapes from bush shrub to vast grassland until the sand stone massif of ISALO.
Stay at ISALO RANCH.
Drive to the “maki canyon “ to encounter the ring tailed lemur and the verraux sifaka,then a day hike
through the sanstone massif of ISALO.
The hike will end up at the site called namaza where the two black and blue natural swimming pool
are waiting for you for a refreshing bath.
After ISALO, drive back to TULEAR where you continue north to the sandy road to IFATY along the
Stay at LA MIRA
Visit of the spiny forest in the morning or late afternoon when the day cools down.
Snorkelling and diving allow you to see the colourfull and varieties of fish at this lagoon.
Stay at LA MIRA.
Fly back to TANA.Waiting for your internationnal flight home
TANA-DIEGO-AMBER MOUNTAIN ———————————- 1hour flight + 1 hour drive on a tared road
DIEGO-ANKARANA —————————————————– 2 hours drive
TANA-TULEAR ———————————————————– 1 hour flight
TULEAR -ISALO ———————————————————- 3 to 4 hours drive on a good road
TULEAR -IFATY ———————————————————- 1 hour drive on a sand road