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Around the City of beauty - 2 days

Antananarivo & surroundings

The picturesque Capital of Madagascar has a lot to offer for visitors, ranging from its typical markets, historical sites, different workshops, rural and urban life.

Experience the exclusive historical and cultural tour led by our historian tour guides around the City of Beauty. You will get deep insights of the origin, lifestyle, tradition, religion, practices, demographic of the people of Madagascar as well as its economy and development.

In the program:

  • the Palace of Ambohimanga, a world heritage
  • the museum of Ilafy 
  • the Queen’s palace, recently reopened to the public
  • visit of surrounding villages and sites
  • visit of artisans’ workshops and markets
  • authentic Malagasy cuisine. A cooking class is also organized on request.
  • overnight in a typical highland estate experience the Malagasy lifestyle.

Enquire to visit also the weekly local markets in the outskirts of Antananarivo.

  • 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

The City of beauty – 2 days

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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City of departure

Antananarivo, the Capital city.

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