The RN7 tour is one of the most wanted by visitors due to its diversity in terms of wildlife, cultures, different landscape. You will start you trip in Andasibe NP, the famous and easy access located in the East of the capital and home of the largest lemur called indri indri ; following another two famous NPs such us Ranomafana and Isalo. After, the safari, you will have a day off at the beach of Ifaty.

TOUR DESTINATION

The RN7 tour destination:

TANA-ANDASIBE-ANTSIRABE-RANOMAFANA-RANOHIRA-TULEAR-IFATY-TANA

DAY1: ANTANANARIVO or TANA

Arrival at the international airport of Madagascar, we will meet and welcome you at the airport of Antananarivo and will transfer you to your hotel. You will be briefed on your Madagascar guide at the comfort of your hotel. Overnight at your hotel on bed and breakfast basis.

  • Chalet de Rose
  • Sakamanga
  • La Ribaudiere
  • La Villette hotel
Antananarive

DAY2: TANA-ANDASIBE

We will meet you at your hotel after breakfast with your driver and then proceed along the RN2 to the east of Tana. We will stop at Pereyras Reptile Reserve to spot reptiles endemic of Madagascar. This is a great opportunity to get up close and personal with these amazing animals!! Lunch in Moramanga after a further 40km of driving.

Night walk

Arrival in Andasibe late in the afternoon. Settle in the hotel. Possibility to go at a night walk to spot the nocturnal lemurs known as the smallest of the lemurs in the world. Overnight at your hotel on bed and breakfast basis.

  • Grace Lodge
  • Feon’ny Ala
Lemurs of Andasibe
Lemurs of Andasibe

DAY 3: ANDASIBE NP

Andasibe-Analamazaotra national park is surely one of the most rewarding. Frogs, reptiles and birds abound. However, on top of the bill is the indri, the largest of all living lemurs.

These creatures sing a haunting song (reminiscent of whale song), which carries for miles across the forest. Afternoon visit of Vakoana Reserve known as the island of lemurs where you will get close to lemurs. Overnight at your hotel on bed and breakfast basis.

  • Grace Lodge
  • Feon’ny Ala
National Park of Andasibe
Andasibe’s National Park

DAY 4: ANDASIBE – ANTSIRABE

Andasibe

Meet your driver after breakfast and then continue to Antsirabe. Stop at Ambatolampy for a visit of a workshop working on recycled aluminum, a good example of Malagasy know-how and handicraft skills. Continue to Antsirabe; check in at the hotel upon arrival.

Antsirabe

Antsirabe is a thermal town also famous for the handicraft workshops. City tour to discover this former colonial town and its workshops. You can also go a little out of the city to the countryside to see its in-depth local life and markets. Visits planned in Antsirabe: workshops. Overnight at your hotel on bed and breakfast basis.

  • Les Chambres du Voyageur
  • Le Grenat
  • Ny Tanana hotel

DAY 5: ANTSIRABE-RANOMAFANA

Breakfast at the hotel. Hit the road southwards to Ranomafana, passing by Ambositra and visit. Ambositra is the Zafimaniry capital. Zafimaniry being people of the forest, they have for year mastered woodcarving and all wooden furniture manufacturing.

The Zafimaniry

The Zafimaniry Capital is a real work of art; the shutters and walls are carved in geometric designs inspired by Arabic designs. Lunch at your charge.

The Ranomafana

Continuation to Ranomafana and check in at the hotel by the end of the afternoon. Overnight at your hotel on bed and breakfast basis.

  • Manja hotel
  • Le Grenat
  • Ny Tanana hotel
Antsirabe's Town
Antsirabe

DAY 6: RANOMAFANA-FIANARANTSOA

Visit of Ranomafana National Park in the morning, located on rain forested uphill that lies at an altitude of 800 to 1200 meters. Ranomafana National Park was created in 1990 after the discovery in 1986 of the “Golden bamboo lemur” (scientific name is Hapalemur Aureus).

Lunch at your charge. Then head towards Fianarantsoa. You will make a short city tour to the “old town” of Fianarantsoa.

Train

The only train that is still working in Madagascar for passengers is departing from this town to Manakara.  Overnight at your hotel on bed and breakfast basis.

  • La Riziere
  • Villa Sylvestre
Ranomafana national park
Ranomafana

DAY 7: FIANARANTSOA-RANOHIRA

Continue to Ambalavao where we will visit the Antemoro paper workshop in Ambalavao.

Stop at Anja Private Reserve for a short walk during which we will have the opportunity to see the Catta Lemurs and other brown lemurs, and depending on the season, reptiles.

Isalo

Continue to Isalo. On your way down to Ranohira, you’ll pass by the “Porte du Sud”, and cross the Plateau of Horombe. Check in at your hotel upon arrival.  Overnight at your hotel on bed and breakfast basis.

  • Orchidée hotel
  • Isalo Ranch

DAY 8: ISALO NP

Breakfast at the hotel. Today we explore the bizarre landscapes that are scattered throughout Isalo National Park, and with a little luck we might encounter the three lemur species that are found here the Red-fronted Brown Lemur, the highly charismatic Ring-tailed Lemur and the loping bipedal Verreaux’s Sifaka. Picnic lunch during the visit (at your charge), and return to the hotel in the afternoon.

Isalo

Time permitting will allow for a turn at the window of Isalo, one of the most famous spots of this National Park. It is where people generally take pictures of the sunset reflecting on the sandstone massif. Overnight at your hotel on bed and breakfast basis.

  • Orchidée hotel
  • Isalo Ranch
Isalo National Park
Isalo National Park

DAY 9: RANOHIRA-TULEAR-IFATY

Continue to Tulear after breakfast. You will pass by Ilakaka, the sapphire town. This used to be a small village before is expanded in an amazing way from 1998, since the discovery of a sapphire mine.

Forest

From this point of the road, you will see the difference in habitat, which is different from Ranomafana evergreen forest, to the dryness of Isalo, and then the lush green vegetation within the massif, and finally going drier southwards. The forests around Tulear are typical dry forests, and bushes.

On the road, you will see a few baobabs as well, a different species from those seen in Morondava. Also, funerary arts seen on the local Mahafaly tombs.

Arrival in Tulear, lunch at your charge. Overnight at your hotel on bed and breakfast basis.

  • Bella Donna
  • Princesse du Lagon

DAY 10-11-12: IFATY BEACH

Day at leisure at the beach of Ifaty. You will visit the forest of baobab known as the Reniala reserve. Overnight at your hotel on bed and breakfast basis.

  • Bella Donna
  • Princesse du Lagon
Ifaty Beach
Ifaty Beach

DAY 13: IFATY-TULEAR-TANA

Transfer to the airport of Tulear following the flight schedule to fly to Tana. You will meet your driver then transfer to your hotel. Overnight at your hotel on bed and breakfast basis.

  • Chalet de Rose
  • Sakamanga
  • La Ribaudiere
  • La Villette hotel

DAY14: INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT TRANSFER

Before we transfer you to the international airport of Tana, on the RN7 Tour, we will offer a free city tour depending your time. This can be the visit of the Lemur’s Park located 23 Km West of Tana or the Queen’s Palace located at 18 Km North of Tana following the shopping time at La Route Digue on the way to the airport. End of our services.

PRICING
2 to 5 People1485 Euro per person
6 to 9 People 1285 Euro per person
10 to more People 1185 Euro per person

GENERAL INCLUSION

The General inclusion of the RN7 Tour:

  • Land transporting fuel
  • Driver+ his food and accommodations
  • Escort of an English speaking tour guide
  • Entrance fees to the NP and private reserves
  • Night walk in Andasibe and Ranomafana
  • Local guide fees
  • Airport transfer
  • Accommodations listed on the tour program in a bed and breakfast basis
  • Domestic ticket flight (TLE-TNR)

GENERAL EXCLUSION

  • International ticket flight
  • Food and drink
  • Personal spending money
  • Tips

The RN7 Tour.

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