Experience The Magic Of Madagascar With This 7-Day Itinerary
Embark on a journey of discovery as you explore the best of Madagascar on this 7-day itinerary. From the bustling streets of Antananarivo to the lush rainforests of Ranomafana and Isalo National Parks, this trip has it all. Experience the magic of Madagascar and create memories that will last a lifetime!
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Upon arrival at the Ivato International Airport, you will meet your private guide, who will transfer you to your hotel in Antananarivo, the capital city of Madagascar. Take a stroll through the bustling streets, visit the central market, and return to your hotel for dinner.
Day 2: Exploring the Royal History of Antananarivo
Start your day with a delicious breakfast and get ready to discover the rich history of Antananarivo. Your first stop will be the Rova of Antananarivo, the ancient fortress that served as the royal palace of the Merina kingdom. From the fortress, you will enjoy panoramic views of the city. Next, you will visit the Presidential Palace and the Andafivaratra Palace, which offer a glimpse into the city's rich history and culture. As you explore these historic sites, your guide will provide insightful commentary on the city's rich past and the people who shaped it. After a day of learning and discovery, return to your hotel for dinner and rest, return to your hotel for dinner.
Day 3: Visit the Lemurs Park via Tana and Rova
You'll first travel to "Tana," Madagascar's most colorful and energetic city. Tana is situated atop a hill with views over the island's central rift and provides various ethnic meals, tastes, and clothing. Tana's center markets, old railway station, government and historical buildings, lake Anosy, and the city's twisting roads and hills offer great architecture. The next stop is Rova, where you will stop for lunch with a fantastic view of the city below. You will go more than an hour outside the city in the afternoon to visit Lemurs Park, a sanctuary for various lemur species, including the largest Lemur, Indri, and the ring-tailed Lemur. Enjoy seeing these fascinating primates in their natural habitat and learning about their behavior and conservation efforts. Return to your hotel for dinner.
Day 4: Journey to Ranomafana National Park
Start in the wee hours, leave Antananarivo and drive to Antsirabe (a six-hour drive), the third largest city in Madagascar. On the way, you will stop at Andraikiba Lake, a popular birdwatching spot. After that, you will continue your journey to Ranomafana National Park to witness the diverse flora and fauna, including the red-bellied lemur, the black-and-white ruffed lemur, and the greater bamboo lemur. You will also see various other animals and plants, such as birds, reptiles, and orchids. After the hike, you will have lunch at the park and then take a relaxing dip in the natural hot springs, known for their healing properties. Check your cozy hotel for a delicious dinner and rest in the late evening.
Day 5: Ranomafana to Andringrita Mountains
Today, you will leave Ranomafana and drive to the beautiful Andringitra mountains. It's an excellent spot for photography and hiking. You can take several trails to discover the majestic peaks and stunning landscapes. The hike will take around 4-5 hours. Settle down for lunch in a picturesque spot amidst the sound of nature. After resting for a while, you will check into your mountain-top hotel and have the rest of the day to relax, explore the hotel, dip in the swimming pool, or indulge in various spa sessions.
Day 6: Explore Isalo National Park
Today, you will spend the whole day exploring the Isalo National Park. You will start the day early and reach Isalo National Park in a two-hour private drive. Take a guided hike through the park, during which you will see a variety of landscapes, including sandstone formations, canyons, and waterfalls. Get a chance to see rare species of animals and plants. After the hike, you will have lunch at the park and visit the natural swimming pool, known as the "Blue Pool." This crystal-clear pool is surrounded by towering cliffs and is a popular spot for swimming and relaxing.
In the evening, attend a traditional Malagasy dance performance. This is a great way to learn about the local people's culture and traditions and enjoy local music and dance. Return to your hotel for dinner as the day comes to a close.
Day 7: Departure
Drive back to Antananarivo and spend some last-minute souvenir shopping at local markets. You can find traditional crafts and textiles, such as woven baskets and hand-painted wooden carvings. Have a farewell lunch, followed by a drive to the airport for your flight home.