LAND OF TRADITIONS

CULTURAL VILLAGE

The Malagasy people are from mixed ancestry and get various cultural heritages derived from a blend of Afro-Asian and Arabic traditions, civilizations, and languages.
The Malagasy people are firmly attached to their origins; as a result, their culture and civilization have a strong imprint on their lifestyle, and architecture such as the Merina and Betsileo thatched roof red clay cottage in the Central Highlands and the impressive Zafimaniry sculpture and house structure.
Tomb and house structures differ from one tribe to one another; such as the Mahafaly colorful painted tombs decorated with sculpted wooden posts called “Aloalo” , which are built with great. “Famadihana” or exhumation ceremony is the most important religious event for the Merina and other Highlander ethnic groups. This cultural ceremony occurs every year from August to October in the central highlands.
If you visit the country at that period of time, we can plan for you a "Famadihana tour", while you can experience this cultural event.

6DAY CULTURAL VILLAGE(CV6)

6DAYS/5NIGHTS
  • Accommodation on full board basis in double or twin rooms
  • Accommodation: Middle range, 3*hotels and basic bush camping
  • 01 domestic flight: Fort-Dauphin-Antananarivo
  • Excluding international flights
  • Tips and gratuities are not included in the rates
  • Group size: max 10
  • Tour cost should be paid in EURO because the hotel tariffs and Malagasy money are based in Euro

ITINERARY: ANTANANARIVO-ANTSIRABE-AMBOSITRA-ANTOETRA

CENTRAL HIGHLANDS

Day 1: Arrival
Arrival, meet and greet at Ivato airport and transfer to the hotel located in Antananarivo capital city.
Dinner and overnight at TAMBOHO HOTEL (3*)
Day 2: Visit of Rovan'Ambohimanga World Heritage Site
Morning visit of Rovan'Ambohimanga or a Royal fortified village, which lies 24km of Antananarivo, located on one of the Antananarivo 12 sacred hills. This fortified royal compound dated back to 18th century, is surrounded by 2 defensive ditches while each one is sealed my 7gateways.
Two different house structures built in different period of time can be seen there.
Afternoon sightseeing tour, visiting some historical sites such as the old Priminister Palace built by London Missionary Society, and Queen's Palace or Rovan'ny Manjakamiadana built by French architect anc achieved by English architecte.
Accommodation on full board at the Hotel
Day 3: Drive to Isalo
Morning departure to Antsirabe, visit of Merina village.
Afternoon drive to Ambositra, visit of wood carving workshop.
Accommodation on half board at the hotel
Day 4: Drive to Antoetra, visit of Zafimaniry village
Visit of the village wiith its typical wooden house with scupted doors and windows.
Return to Ambositra.
Accommodation on half board at the hotel
Day 5: Drive back to Antananarivo
Accommodation on half board at the hotel
Day 6: Departure
You will be transferred to the airport for your return flight.

    ACTIVITIES

    • Visit of Rovan'Ambohimanga
    • Sightseeing tour
    • Visit Zafimaniry village

    INCLUDED

    • Accommodation:5nights
    • Meals: 3meals a day

    EXCLUDED

    • International airfare to Madagascar
    • Travel insurance and taxes
    • Passport and visa fees
    • Beverages
    • Tips and gratuities
    • Optional excursions
    • Other expenses of personal nature
    • Luggage handling fee

Ambohimanga flat stone disk

Andrianampoinimerina residence

Zafimaniry sculpture

Bellows an Indonesian heritage can be seen until now

Ombiasy or diviner, divination is an arabic influence