Cactus Tours Madagascar
Around the City of beauty - 2 days

Antananarivo & surroundings

A journey that is a feast for the senses, offering a your first connection with the local vibes.

Our expert historian guides will lead you through the picturesque capital of Antananarivo, a city where the whispers of history blend seamlessly with the rhythm of modern life. Discover the Palace of Ambohimanga, the origin of the nation of Madagascar, a world heritage site by the UNESCO. Wander through the halls of the Queen’s Palace, recently reopened narrating the timeline of the history of the country.

This tour will take you through the vibrant mosaic of local markets, where the colors, sounds, and scents tell their own stories. Here, you can immerse yourself in the daily life of the Malagasy people, witnessing the harmony of rural and urban existence. Visit artisans’ workshops, where skilled hands weave, carve, and create masterpieces that carry the spirit of tribes of Madagascar.

Savor the flavors of authentic Malagasy cuisine, an experience that extends beyond mere dining. Participate in a cooking class upon request and unlock the secrets of traditional recipes passed down through generations. Your night will be spent in a typical highland estate, offering an intimate senses into the Malagasy lifestyle.

The tour also offers opportunities to explore the city’s outskirts and immerse in wellness and cultural experiences unique to this land. Whether it’s learning about the Imerina Tribe’s culture, indulging in a leisurely spa session, or taking a morning walk through rural landscapes, each moment is crafted to deepen your connection with the island.

Join us on this exclusive tour and witness the unfolding of a tale as timeless as Madagascar itself.


  • Sightseeings
  • Wellness
  • Cultural experiences
  • Culture of the Imerina Tribe
  • Malagasy life style
  • SPA
  • City of Antananarivo and its surroundings itself

Itinerary outline

  • Antananarivo and surroundings

Detailed itinerary

Early depart northward to Ambohimanga to visit the King’s palace where one can learn more about the Malagasy origin and culture.

Then visit of the surrounding villages and the father Pedro’s original hotel/restaurant to participate in charity for former street kids and former homeless families currently having houses and hosted at the village of father Pedro’s. It is actually a real success story and now worldwide known for his effort and commitment.
Then head to the Queen’s palace in the middle of town. After the visit, continue visiting the museum of photography. The journey will be followed by some walks downhill through the stone-stairs of the old town. The tea/coffee time in a typical local restaurant will be a real gastronomical experience.

You will then drive out of town to a Malagasy guest house. The evening will be spent around campfire with typical Malagasy dishes.


This morning, you will be immersed inside the Malagasy rural life and culture through a leisurely morning walk. Then you will also visit some typical handicraft workshops and head back to town to have a leisurely luxury SPA to end in beauty this real Malagasy experience.

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4WD - Minibus
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City of departure

Antananarivo, the Capital city.

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