WANDER INTO THE UNKNOWN

15DAY ADVENTURE AND OVERLAND TOUR (AOT15)

landscapes, adventure, wilderness, beaches


This journey takes you to the breathtaking contrasting landscapes, wildlife, cultural diversity, unspoiled reef, and wide-open spaces. The second leg of our journey, take you through the remote deep south that unmatched by any destination. Travelling back in time in this unknown area gives you a true feel for the untamed wilderness.

1-TOUR: 15DAY ADVENTURE AND OVERLAND TOUR (AOT15)
Tour costs based on the number of people, and type of hotel

TOUR DETAILS
14 night's accommodation on full board at basic, middle range, and 3* hotels
Domestic flight:01
Four wheel drive vehicle
Group size: max 12 people
Fitness level:easy to moderate

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2-ITINERARY: ANTANANARIVO-FIANARANTSOA-ISALO-IFATY-TOLIARA-ANAKAO-TSIMANAMPETSOTSA-ITAMPOLO-LAVANONO-FAUX CAP-BERENTY-FORT DAUPHIN
CENTRAL HIGHLANDS/SOUTH-WEST/DEEP SOUTH/SOUTH-EAST
15 days/14 nights
Day 1: Arrival
Arrival, meet and greet at Ivato airport and transfer to the hotel located in Antananarivo capital city.
Accommodation on half board at LE CHALET DES ROSES(middle range) or ASIA AFRICA HOTEL(4*) (Breakfast, Dinner)
Day 2: Drive to Fianarantsoa
Depart to Fianarantsoa via Ambositra wood carving center. We`ll cross the central highlands with the picturesque landscapes of Merina and Betsileo villages, of thatched roof red clay brick houses with balconies, surrounded by irrigated rice paddies, eroded hills, and granite outcrops.
We’ll stop at Ambositra for lunch and visit some wood carving curios.
Dinner and overnight at ZOMATEL (3*) (B,L,D)
Day 3: Drive to Isalo
Morning departure to Isalo via Ambalavao renowned for its handmade Antemoro paper fabric. The paper is created using ancient methods is a cultural heritage from early Arabic settlers.
Visit of ANJA Forest to view Ring-Tailed Lemur.Then cross the wide “no man`s land “desolate savannahs with sparse of vegetation.
Accommodation at ORQUIDEE HOTEL(middle range) or RELAIS DE LA REINE (3*) (B,L,D)
Day 4:Isalo National Park
Full day trek in the spectacular eroded Jurassic sandstone massif of ISALO National Park, featured by variety of ruinform sceneries, canyons and natural pools.Those canyons give refuge for Ring-Tailed Lemurs, Verreaux1s Sifaka and Brown Lemur. Some weird plants like Pachypodium rosulatum rosulatum are clanged on the cliffs.
Accommodation at ORQUIDEE HOTEL or RELAIS DE LA REINE (B,L,D)
Day 5: Drive to Toliara
We head to south which is characterised by a sub-desert region, with dunes, thorny vegetation and unspoilt white sandy beach. Toliara coast is an ideal spot for diving and water sports with its large 250km coral reef.
Accommodation on full board at SERENA HOTEL (2*) or HIPPOCAMPO HOTEL (3*) (B,L,D)
Day 6: Drive to Anakao
Early morning departure to Anakao, it has a quaint fishing village that offers lobsters, calmars and octopus.
This area is one the best place for water sports. Snorkellers, divers and surfers delight at the coral islet of Nosy Ve, which lies a few kilometres offshore.
Accommodation on half board at SAFARI VEZO (basic) (B,L,D)
Day 7: Excursion to Nosy Ve
Excursion to Nosy Ve to enjoy the beautiful lagoon of Nosy Ve Marine Reserve and to observe the Red-Tailed Tropicbirds that inhabit the islet.After having a picnic lunch , we'll sail back to Anakao.
Accommodation on half board at SAFARI VEZO (B,L,D)
Day 8: Excursion to Tsimanampetsotsa
After breakfast, we drive to Lake Tsimanampetsotsa wetland. We' ll have a full day visit of the lake and the surrounding forest dry forest with rich species of succulent and Baobab trees.
Accommodation on half board at SAFARI VEZO (B,L,D)
Day 9: Drive to Itampolo
We ll have a full day drive on a sandy track, to Itampolo beach. The western south-west coast boasts several untouched remote beaches with blue lagoons and coral reefs. Thorn trees thrive in the white sand dunes. We’ll have the opportunity to see some endemic radiated tortoises roaming in the area.
Accommodation at basic hotel (B,L,D)
Day 10: Drive to Lavanono
Today we’ll continue southward on a rough sandy track to Lavanono. The deep south is the most remote and uninhabited region of Madagascar. We’ll cross some Mahafaly villages and observe their typical brightly painted tombs decorated with elaborated carved wooden stelea.We'll have some picnic lunch on route
Accommodation at basic hotel (B,L,D)
Day 11: Drive to Faux Cap via Cap Sainte Marie
Leaving Lavanono, we’ll head to Cap Sainte Marie at the most southern tip of Madagascar. Cap Sainte Marie is the area where the Mozambic Chanel Sea meets the Indian Ocean.
Upon arrival in Cap Sainte Marie Special Reserve, we'll visit the seashore to view the dunes with layers of fossil egg shells of the extinct elephant bird “aepyornis”, fossils of sea-urchin and seashells.
We head to Faux Cap before lunch, and enjoy snorkelling on its small reef.
Accommodation at basic hotel (B,L,D)
Day 12: Drive to Berenty
This morning we depart to Berenty Reserve. We’ll cross some grassland and small towns before reaching Berenty Private Reserve. We'll go for a night walk in the spiny forest to see the tiny Grey Mouse Lemur as well as the White-Footed Sportive Lemur.
Accommodation at Berenty Lodge (basic)
Day 13: Berenty Private Reserve
Full day exploration of the Berenty riverine forest to have a close up look of some groups of “Dancer Sifaka”, Ring-Tailed Lemur and the Common Brown Lemur,to view fruit bats, several bird species such as Red Tailed Vanga, Giant Coua...
Visit of the AREMBELO Museum.
AccommodatioN ON half board at Berenty Lodge (basic)
Day 14: Drive to Fort-Dauphin and Fly to Antananarivo
We'll have an early morning visit of reserve before our transfer to the airport for our return flight to Antananarivo.
Afternoon visit of some curios if time allows.
Then, we`ll have a farewell dinner at VILLA VANILLE restaurant.
Accommodation LE CHALET DES ROSES or ASIA AFRICA HOTEL (B,L,D)
Day 15: Departure
You will be transferred to the airport for your return flight.(Breakfast)



 Terraced rice-paddies

The picturesque central highlands featured by terraced rice paddies

Zebu

The nomadic Zebu shepherders walking from a zebu market to another

Ring-Tailed Lemur, Anja Forest

Acquaintance with Ring-Tailed Lemurs at Anja forest

Isalo

Isalo massif offers scenic trails for trekkers

Track road

Often beaten-track road to the deep south

Lakambezo

Enjoy the unspoiled white sandy beach of Anakao

Fony, Tsimanampetotsa

Explore Tsimanampetsotsa Park with its odd shaped Baobab fony

Aloalo

The impressive Aloalo depicting Mahafaly tomb