The South of Madagascar

13-day itinerary visiting Andasibe-Mantadia, Ranomafana, Isalo and the southern coast

The South of Madagascar

Journey to the South of Madagascar on this 13-day tour. Beginning in the capital of Antananarivo, you'll travel south visiting the famous parks of Andasibe-Mantadia, Vakona and Ranomafana along the way, before continuing to the Dry South and Isalo, then ending on the coast at Ifaty.

Outline Itinerary

  1. Day 1: Arrive Antananarivo

    You will be met on arrival at the airport and transferred to the Tana Plaza Hotel for one night (B&B basis).

  2. Day 2: Andasibe National Park

    After breakfast, embark on a short tour of Antananarivo - or Tana, as it is fondly known - in the company of a local guide.

  3. Day 3: Andasibe National Park

    After breakfast, venture into Andasibe National Park (Analamazoatra) with your guide on an early morning hike.

  4. Day 4: Mantadia National Park

    After breakfast at the lodge, depart with your guide for Mantadia National Park.

  5. Day 5: Andasibe to Antsirabe

    Depart Vakona this morning and drive south via Tana, across the highland landscape with its beautiful rice-fields and spectacular eroded hills (or ‘lavaka’), to Antsirabe, capital of the Vakinankaratra region.

  6. Day 6: Antsirabe to Ranomafana

    Depart Antsirabe after breakfast and continue your journey south through the highlands region, with its green landscapes dominated by rice fields and forests of pine and eucalyptus, to Ambositra, the centre of Madagascar's wood-carving industry.

  7. Day 7: Ranomafana National Park

    Meet with your specialist wildlife guide after breakfast and set off for a 3-4 hour rainforest expedition in Ranomafana National Park.

  8. Day 8: Ranomafana to Isalo

    After breakfast at the hotel, depart for Isalo and Ihosy, stopping at the town of Fianarantsoa en route.

  9. Day 9: Isalo National Park

    After breakfast, meet with your guide and set off for a full day expedition into Isalo National Park.

  10. Day 10: Isalo to Ifaty

    Depart Isalo this morning and continue south to Tuléar (or Toliara), passing through the dry spiny forest of the south-west. En-route you will see the tribal tombs of the Mahafaly and Antandroy.

  11. Day 11: Ifaty

    Day at leisure in Ifaty.

  12. Day 12: Ifaty to Antananarivo

    Late morning transfer to Tulear airport to catch the afternoon flight to Antananarivo (13:55 / 15:35).

  13. Day 13: Departure

    At leisure until your scheduled transfer to the airport for your international flight home.

Price guide

Price based on two travellers in shared twin/double accommodation and subject to availability at the time of booking.

13 days from £1890pp


13 days from £1890pp


I had an incredible time in Madagascar. Can’t believe it is all over!



G&M stepped in at short notice and put together a great trip. We did everything we wanted to do, and more.

Valerie C.N. and family