The great south is magic: You will discover through a journey of contrasts, the best beauty spots of Madagascar. From the highlands, with typical villages in the middle of infinite rice fields, till the immense spiny bush of the South. Then, the north of Madagascar will seduce you since it has all the assets for that. Exceptional fauna and flora, fantastic landscapes, ending with the perfect Sea, Sand and Sun…


When to visit:

from Mach to December

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Tropical humid in the

Centre and the North,

semi-desert in the South



Nosy Be




ivato airport - city center

Arrival to Antananarivo

Antananarivo, first step of your journey, is the capital of Madagascar

Welcome at the airport by a representative of Jacaranda. Transfer by car to your hotel, located downtown.


Antananarivo, first step of your journey, is the capital of Madagascar and is worth discovering for its cultural, historic and environmental heritage. This will be your primary introduction to the daily life of the highlands inhabitants.


Dinner and Overnight 



168 km

Antananarivo – Antsirabe

Drive through panoramic landscapes of Central Madagascar. Visit of traditional aluminium pot workshop in Ambatolampy and the historical city of Antsirabe.

Breakfast at the hotel.

Departure for Antsirabe.

Stopover in Ambatolampy:visit to an unexpected small-scale foundry making aluminum pots.

Explore the beautiful uplands of Central Madagascar; we take a short walk on the rice fields, amongst the picturesque little villages.

Continuation to Antsirabe.

Antsirabe : visit of rickshaws miniature manufacture, embroidery workshop, zebu horn artifact and gemstone cutter lapidary shop.

Dinner and overnight



257 km

Antsirabe – Ambositra – Ranomafana

Visit of Ambositra's woodcarving workshops, part of UNESCO Cultural World Heritage. Drive to lush rainforests of Ranomafana National Park.

Breakfast in hotel.

Drive to Ambositra throughout the landscapes of the Highlands with its multicolored rice paddies and villages.

Arrival in Ambositra. Visit of handcraft manufacture and shops. Ambositra is well known for its woodcarving made of precious wood (rosewood, ebony, etc.). There are several shops with an abundant choice of carved figures and marquetry. It is the land of the Zafimaniry ethnic group, whose woodcraft art is on the list of the UNESCO Cultural World Heritage.

Departure to Ranomafana, a Spa village at the edge of tropical rainforest, down a series of waterfalls by Namorona river. The little village is named after the hot springs in the valley. The National Park of Ranomafana is host to an exceptional wealth of fauna and flora. Luxuriant vegetation, typical villages and beautiful landscapes.

Dinner and overnight



123 km

Ranomafana – Fianarantsoa – Ambalavao

Visit of the rainforests of Ranomafana National Park, UNESCO World Heritage. Drive to the south until the town of Ambalavao, visit of the historical city of Fianarantsoa on the way.


Visit of Ranomafana National Park. Dense vegetation of endemic and indigenous species of trees, palms, orchids, bamboos, ferns, etc. It is also a sanctuary for many species of lemurs, including the famous golden bamboo lemur.

Departure to Ambalavao. Stopover in the city of Fianarantsoa to visit this historical town and Pierrot Men’s photo exhibition. This photograph is worldwide known and has received several awards such as the Prize “Leica Mothers Jones of San Francisco” in 1995,

Continuation to Ambalavao.

Dinner and overnight



241 km

Ambalavao – Fianarantsoa – Ranohira

Visit of the Antemoro paper manufacture. Drive on and visit of the Anja Private Park and its ringtail lemurs. Continuation to Ranohira crossing of the Horombe plateau, a huge semi-desert savannah.


Visit of the Antemoro paper manufacture, a nice papyrus-like handicraft item. The paper is made from barks of a tree called “Avoho”.

Drive to Ranohira. On the way visit of Anja private park. A little 2 hours getaway to see ring-tailed lemurs (Lemur Catta). Panoramic views and endemic medicinal plants of the region.

Continuation to Ranohira crossing of the Horombe plateau, a huge semi-desert savannah. Arrival in the afternoon, at the fascinating ruined form massif of Isalo

Dinner and overnight



3 km

Ranohira, Isalo National Park

A whole day to enjoy the immensity of the National Park of Isalo, the "Grand Canyon" of Madagascar.


A whole day to enjoy the immensity of the National Park of Isalo. After a short trek, refresh yourself at the natural swimming pool. Continue on to the “cascades”, hiking through strange lunar landscapes till the Namaza campsite, a nice spot down a stream, rolling from a natural pool. With a bit of luck, you may see some lemurs.

Dinner and overnight



244 km + domestic flight

Ranohira – Tulear – Antananarivo – DOMESTIC FLIGHT

Drive to Tulear across villages of sapphire. First glimpse of Baobab trees. Domestic flight from Tulear to Antananarivo.

Breakfast at the hotel.

Drive to Tuléar.

First glimpse of baobab trees and Mahafaly tombs.

Passage Ilakaka city sapphires.

Transfer to the airport. Flight for Antananarivo. Meet and transfer to the hotel.

Dinner and overnight

Remark: if domestic flight leaves in the morning, night should be spent in Tulear




Antananarivo – Diego Suarez – DOMESTIC FLIGHT

Domestic flight from Antananarivo to Diego Suarez in the North. Guided tour of the city.

Breakfast in hotel

Transfer to the airport for flight to Diego Suarez.

Meet at the airport and transfer to the hotel.

Guided tour of the city and its surroundings. Situated in one of the largest bays in the world, Diego Suarez is an ancient port and it’s a particular pleasure to walk around as the various views over the bay, the old colonial architecture, the vibrant market, and the lively crafts shops make the city atmospheric and enjoyable.

Dinner and overnight



o km

Diego Suarez

A whole day excursion to discover the famous bay of Diego Suarez and the three bays.

Breakfast in hotel.

A whole day excursion to discover the famous bay of Diego Suarez and the three bays. Through the beautiful beach of Ramena, charming sceneries and typical villages, you get to the three bays. It is a succession of 3 bays on the East coast: The Pigeons Bay, the Dunes Bay and the Sakalava Bay. Very nice long white sand beach offers delicious opportunity for swimming. The winds and big waves of the Indian Ocean make these sites one of the best surfing spots in Madagascar.

Dinner and overnight


DAY 10

108 km

Diego Suarez – Montagne d’Ambre – Ankarana

Visit of the rainforests of Montagne d’Ambre National Park. Drive to Ankarana. On the way, visit of the spectacular geograhical formations of the Red Tsingy.

Breakfast in hotel.

Visit of Montagne d’Ambre National park. A forty kilometers south of Diego Suarez, the Amber Mountain is a rainforest covering a volcanic massif. The vegetation is lush, but the dense forest. You can see seven species of lemurs, 1,000 species of plants, five crater lakes and waterfalls.

Drive to Ankarana. On the way, visit of the Red Tsingy. Made of sandstone, marl and limestone, red Tsingy are very different from current Tsingy of Ankarana, not only in terms of color but also in terms of formation.

Continuation to Ankarana.

Dinner and overnight


DAY 11

3 km


A whole day to visit the Tsingy in Ankarana National Park. Curiosities: spectacular limestone scale formations ("Tsingy"), caves, canyons, lemurs, birds.

Breakfast in hotel.

Visit of the Tsingy in Ankarana National Park. The massif of Ankarana is the second place in Madagascar after Bemaraha reserve where you can see the Tsingy, karst forms offering pretty amazing sight of hundreds of needles and limestone peaks drawn up towards the sky. Itinerary for visit is chosen according to interest and physical abilities of the participants. Curiosities: Tsingy, caves, canyons, lemurs, birds,

Dinner and overnight


DAY 12

144 km + 45 min. boat transfer

Ankarana – Ankify – Nosy Be

Drive to Ankify through plantations of cocoa, coffee and Ylang-ylang flowers and crossing the mangroves. Transfer by boat to the magnificent island ofNosy Be.

Breakfast in hotel.

Drive to Ankify. Ankify is a small harbor on a peninsula located in the district of Ambanja, 20 KM away from it.  After a drive through plantations of cocoa, coffee and Ylang-ylang flowers, you cross the mangroves and you arrive to the port where you board to Nosy Be.

Transfer by boat to Nosy Be.

Nosy Be is the largest island of the archipelago of the same name, located off the northwest coast of Madagascar. The archipelago is considered to have some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. The exotic island is the location of a lot of luxury hotels, gourmet restaurants, nightclubs and shops. For many years now the world famous celebrities Nosy Be have chosen for the rest. Despite the rapid development of travel and entertainment infrastructure, the exotic island has maintained the most important – the natural harmony and the quiet atmosphere. The rare black lemurs and the chameleon live on its territory. A pleasant surprise awaits the divers on Nosy Be Island. In addition to hundreds of exotic sea-dwellers, one can see the ruined old ships in coastal waters.

Meet at the port and transfer to hotel.

Dinner and overnight


DAY 13

boat trip

Nosy Be – Nosy Komba&Nosy Tanikely

Boat excursion to the islands of Nosy Komba (island of lemurs) and Nosy Tanikely (protected marine reserve).

Breakfast in hotel.

Excursion: discovery of Nosy Komba and Nosy Tanikely.

A one-day boat trip to discover two small islands: morning discovery of Nosy Komba Island or lemurs. Picnic lunch. Free afternoon at Nosy Tanikely. Pretty little island ideal for snorkeling or diving (on request), a natural aquarium.

Return by boat to Nosy Be

Dinner and overnight


DAY 14

0 km

Nosy Be 

Leisure days on the beach - a variety of optional programs to choose upon your preferences.

Breakfast in hotel.

Leisure days. A variety of optional programs to choose upon your preferences. Here are some examples: visit of the surrounding islands (e.g Nosy Iranja, one of the world’s most beautiful islands), make a discovery round tour of the island including the ylang-ylang distillery and the capital city, go to whale watching tour in the season, deep-diving or scuba diving by the coral reef, visit the Lokobe National Park and the private reserve of Lemuria Landor, or try all kind of watersport activities available on spot.

Dinner and overnight


DAY 15

45 km

Antananarivo – long haul flight back

Visit of Lemur's Park. Transfer to the airport and flight back home.

Breakfast at the hotel.

Visit to the Lemur’s Park, a private reserve of lemurs located 25km from Antananarivo. It is a must if you are into lemurs! The purpose is based on the nature conservation and the park is home to nine species of diurnal and nocturnal lemurs live in a 5-hectare wooded environment of more than 70 plant species of which 40 species are endemic to Madagascar. Most of the lemurs are free-ranging and well habituated, so you’ll see them up close – however, it is strictly forbidden to feed or touch them.

Transfer to the airport.


Frequently asked questions

What does our price includes?

Our prices usually include:

  • The lodging on half board basis (breakfast and dinner).
  • All transfers.
  • The excursions and visits mentioned into the program.
  • The services of the local guide into the national park.
  • The car including the fuel.
  • The driver.
  • Until 4 pax: English (or other language on request) speaking driver-guide (full board basis /internal flight not included)
  • From 5 pax: English (or other language on request) speaking guide (full board basis /internal flight included)

what is not included in the price?

Usually, the below mentioned are not included in our prices:

  • **All flights** (Long Haul – Internal and Private flights)
  • Drinks and extra.
  • Tips
  • Lunches
  • Visa (can be obtained upon arrival at the airport, visa fee is approx. 35 euros)

which languages our guides speak?

For the standard price, we can offer English/French/Spanish-speaking guides. For a supplement, we can offer Russian/German/etc. speaking guides.


In Madagascar, domestic flights are operated by the Tsaradia Airlines, a subsidiary  of Air Madagascar. You can book the tickets via us or directly on their site:

how is the payment procedure & cancellation policy?

You can find all details in our General conditions of sales. If you have any question, please contact us, we will be happy to answer.

where can i find practical information for travelling to madagascar?

We put together a list of the most frequently asked practical information concerning travelling to Madagascar. We suggest you to visit our Practical information page. If you have any remaining questions, contact us for further information.


Of course. We are always happy to tailor-made the tour for you. There exist an endless number of possibilities how to create a tour, feel free to share us your ideas and preferences!  

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