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Enjoy An 8 Day National Park Tour In Southwestern Madagascar
  • Tour Category

    Private Tour

  • Tour Types

    Nature, Trekking, Wildlife

  • Duration

    8 Days

  • Activity Level


  • Language

    English, French


Travel through three provinces; Antananarivo, Fianarantsoa and Toliary, famous for their national parks. Hike through the natural landscapes to visit unique sights such as baobab forests, different species of lemurs, Isalo window and natural swimming pools. Understand the local culture at the Malgasy alcohol factory, wood work and assorted craftsman workshops at its villages.

I have already offered many times the similar tour therefore if this one does not suit to your interests please feel free to request any customized tour according to your needs and wishes

  • See the five major national parks of Madagascar
  • Trek through Isalo National Park and see the Maki Canyon, Natural Swimming Pool, and the Isalo Window
  • Visit the craftsmen workshop and the wooden artworks made in Ambositra.
  • Learn about local wine production in Ambalavao 
  • Enjoy Whale watching in Ifaty or Mangily (from June to September)
  • Day 1: Travel from Antananarivo to Atsirabe expand_more
    • Begin the day by visiting the Zoological and Botanical National Park in Tsimbazaza.
    • In the afternoon, drive to Antsirabe and stay there overnight.
  • Day 2: Head to Ambalavao city expand_more
    • Today, we will visit the craftsmen workshop, and the woodworks arts shop in Ambositra. When we arrive in Ambalavao in the afternoon, we will still have some activities like silk workshop andtraditional paper workshop visits and then if you like wine, I will be glad to take you to the local wine store. Ambalavao is well known as Madagascar first local wine producer

    Spend the night in Ambalavao (B&B).

  • Day 3: Visit Anja Park and head to Ranohira expand_more
    • Visit the Anja Park, known for its rocky landscape filled with fallen rocks and boulders. This reserve has much-sheltered habitats. It also has the highest concentration of maki (ring-tailed lemurs) in all of Madagascar.

    Night in Ranohira (B&B)

  • Day 4: Explore Isalo National Park expand_more
    • Hike and trek through Isalo National Park to see makis, the Natural Swimming Pool, the rock formation known as the 'Queen of Isalo National Park', and the famous Isalo Window.

    Night in Ranohira  (B&B)

  • Day 5: Isalo National park ( Ranohira) to Ifaty expand_more

    • Today, we will visit the sapphire mining site in Ilakaka on the road side
    • Then see how Malagasy alcohol is traditionally produced in Sakaraha
    • Overnight stay in Ifaty/Mangily (B&B).

  • Day 6: Tour of Ifaty and Mangily expand_more
    • Visit the Turtle's village, Baobab forest park and engage in many activities like surfing and diving.
    • Apart from seeing the wonderful beaches in Ifaty and Mangily, you can also participate in whale watching that is best done between June and September.

    Night in Ifaty/Mangily (B&B).

  • Day 7: a full day relax in Ifaty/Mangily expand_more
    • Beach and relax
  • Day 8: Return to Antananarivo expand_more
    • On the last day of the tour, head back to Antananarivo via Toliara.
    • Flight back to Antananarivo from Toliara
What's Included
  • Flight tickets from Toliara to Antananarivo

  • All means of transportation (public transportation and private vehicle 4X4) from the first day until the 8th day, fuel.

  • All nights in the hotels or bungalows (bed and breakfast).

  • Transfer from airport to the hotel le relais des plateaux in Antananarivo.

  • All entrance fees to the parks and their locals guide.

  • Disposable face mask and washing hands liquid to protect from the covid-19
  • Personal Madagascar tour guide.

What's Excluded
  • All international flights costs   

  • Insurance and visa expenses.

  • Purchasing any items of a personal nature related to shopping souvenirs, snacks, bottled water and meals in restaurants.

  • Your diving or surfing activities when you are in Ifaty/Mangily village.

  • The same is for a whale watching activity.

What to bring

Please  bring the following items  during the tour:

Depending on the season, 

During the dry season from  August to December, you need to bring light clothing

During the rainy season from December to March, you need to bring raincoat

During the winter, from April to July, you need to bring warm clothing.

Through all seasons, you have to wear an hard shoes while trekking in Isalo National park

Do not forget to bring your cream solar, mosquitos repellent  and flash light. Some times, the power does not work 24/7 in the coutnry side of Madagascar. 

Know before you go
  • In Madagascar, the southwest is the most visited area. Since the road facilities make the tour easy and feasible all the seasons (from January to December), you will see how nice the people in those three different provinces are. You are always welcomed wherever you are and whoever you meet over Madagascar Island.
  • Hiring a local guide is mandatory when you visit any park in Madagascar
  • If you bring USD bill, make sure that the bill is issued after 2010. In Madagascar, no money changer company  accepts the USD bll issued before 2010 
  • Wearing face mask is still mandatory when in a crowded and coffined place
  • Covid-19 Vaccin pass is required at the airport 
Meeting Point

Antananarivo international airport Ivato. I will bring a label JEAN CLAUDE TOUR in hands. at the airport

Cancellation Policy

For cancellations upto 2 days before the tour -

Refund of 80% of the tour price.
Tour Reviews
  • Judy

    Jean Claude was very good. He explained our itinerary in detail and organised the tour well. We can thoroughly recommend him.

  • Cynthia

    Not only was Jean Claude a wonderful guide, he was a delightful companion.   He was cheerful, knowledgeable, and patiently attentive.   He delivered everything that we asked and more and always kept us comfortable; we are not easy-going tourists.

  • Christopher

    Great communication from start to finish. Simon my guide was very friendly and timings were very prompt. Guided me to my hotel door at the start of the trip and then waited until my flight had taken off after the trip. 

    Many thanks to Jean Claude and Simon (and the great driver who's name has escaped me). I would highly recommend Jean Claude.

  • Nanie
    Mon mari et moi sommes très satisfait de notre voyage à Madagascar avec ce guide très professionnel, sympathique et plein d'humour. Pour découvrir cette merveilleuse ile, je vous recommande de prendre Monsieur RALAINIAINA Jean Claude comme guide, vous ne serez pas décu et passer des moments inoubliables. Tout était parfait, bon rapport qualité prix!
  • Halsz
    Jean Claude is a professional guide with amazing sense of humor. He knows a lot about the island and is very happy to share it with you. I was on the trip with my mom, we spent together two weeks and I do not regret a single minute. He took care of us during the whole trip. I can strongly recommend Jean Claude as a guide in Madagascar.
Starting From


USD 1000.00 / person

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