A tour to discover the customs and craft traditions of this unique country, in fact craftsmanship is one of the main sources of life for many families.
The products and artifacts made are as varied as the techniques used. Malagasy craftsmanship reflects both the personality and ethnic diversity of a multi-ethnic country where craftsmanship is a way of expressing yourself and seeing the world in your own way.
You will visit the highlands region, Antsirabe, famous city of precious stones., Further south, Ambositra which has an important reputation for woodworking and carving and crafts,
hand-made sculptures and artifacts, the Zafimaniry culture whose knowledge was established as a material heritage of humanity in 2003 by UNESCO, the national Park of Isalo and its flora and fauna that reigns supreme.
To the south, you will be able to admire in the village of Mahafaly, how the tombs are real mausoleums decorated with numerous wood carvings or ALOALO.
Through this circuit, you will discover a part of Malagasy history accompanied and told by the guide, who will know how to make you live passionate moments of Malagasy life.
The Reserve of Isalo……..
Arrive at Antananarivo airport, welcome by your driver guide, transfer to the hotel.
Capital of Madagascar, Antananarivo is a raised location, with the appearance of a large city that extends over several hills with an altitude between 1240m and 1470m. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Breakfast. Departure for the famous “southern route”. Stop in Ambatolampy, and visit an aluminum cookware production workshop. Continue to the small village of Sambaina where we will meet Sylvain, an atypical Malagasy astrologer and ethnologist who will make us discover, depending on the time available: a village of blacksmiths, a typical market of the plateau, sacred places where ancestral rites can take place. Free lunch. Arrival in Antsirabe mid-afternoon. Visit of the city and surroundings of Antsirabe, and of the renowned workshops for the cutting of precious stones. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Breakfast. Departure for Ambositra. Small town renowned for the art of unique know-how and culture of the “Zafimaniry” community, which has been classified as intangible cultural heritage by Unesco, the art of working and carving wood to make it a unique and exceptional work. Free lunch. Continuation to Fianarantsoa via a winding mountain road lined with eucalyptus and pine trees. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Breakfast. Departure for Ranohira, located at the foot of the Isalo massif. Stop in Ambalavao, where we will visit an Antemoro paper mill. A typical format of paper which during the first Arab migration to the east coast of Madagascar was intended to write the Koran. Free lunch.
Continuation of the route through a hilly landscape of wide-open spaces where the imposing plateau of Ihorombe resides. Arrival in the Isalo massif at the end of the afternoon.
Dinner and overnight at the Bush House Hotel.Possibility Variants Pangalanes Chanel's & Ranomafana Park
Breakfast. Day dedicated to the exploration of the canal and its surroundings, you will have the opportunity to visit the villages that reside along the coasts, the Palmarium, private reserve of Ankanin’ny Nofy, the “dream nest”, on the shores of Lake Ampitabe, which includes several species of palm trees, plants. Free lunch. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Breakfast Departure for Tulear, crossing of Ilakaka, a village renowned for sapphire hunters, discovery of the real world of the search for precious stones in Madagascar, how is it done? By what means? and above all in what conditions. Free lunch.
Visit of the city of Tulear in the afternoon. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.Possibility Extensions Ifaty Paradisier
Breakfast. Transfer to the airport and flight to Antananarivo.
Meet and transfer, timing permitting, shopping at the “de la Digue” handicraft market.
Free lunch and dinner. Night in the hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel. Lunch and free day.
Transfer to the airport according to the flight schedule.
Assistance with departure formalities.