The Wondrous Highlands
5 days / 4 nights

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This is a 4-day cultural and active tour around the mountain chain of the Ankaratra region, in the very center of the Highlands. Immersed in the Imerina tribe, you will start the tour from the west of Antananarivo by visiting the lemurs Park and a village of artisans specialized in recycling-tins. You will also discover one of the old King’s palace, situated on one of the twelve sacred hills, with a great panoramic view.

Your visit will continue to a thermal spring and geyser then to the fishermen’s village at Itasy lake. Then reaching Faratsiho to visit a typical weekly market.

Getting more inside the Red Island, you will have some walks to visit a villag eof black smith artisans as well as traditional herbalists. You will also take advantage of some typical cuisines when staying at a rural inn. You will be then heading to Antsirabe, the “city of water ” and rickshaws, also known for its precious stones and minerals.

Detailed itinerary

Arrival in Antananarivo. Meet and greet at the airport and transfer to hotel.

Depart to Itasy
Visit of the Lemurs’ Park on the way.
Visit of villages of recycling tins and handicrafts workshops
Evening at Itasy Lake and tasting typical local food.

Early depart through the gorgeous valleys and  the Ankaratra Massif mountain chain.
Visit of villages.
Observing the local life styles.
Overnight at an inn.
Attend evening local animations among villagers – if matched.

Depart to Antsirabe, a thermal city.
Visit of minerals workshops and the local market.
City tour.

After a leisurely morning, return to Antananarivo. End of the tour.

Tour code:#WHI003


Route and itinerary map of the Wondrous Highlands Tours in Madagascar
The Wondrous Highlands Tours

Trip notes

Departure: March to December
Period: All year round
Transportation: 4WD 
Accommodation: Lodges
City of departure: Tana