Our excursions – Madagascar culture voyage

Excursion in the north of Madagascar

Excursion in the north of Madagascar

Excursion in the South of Madagascar

Excursion in the South of Madagascar

Excursion in the West of Madagascar

Excursion in the West of Madagascar

Excursion in the East of Madagascar

Excursion in the East of Madagascar

North of Madagascar

Majunga (Mahajanga)

Majunga is located 570Km northwest of the capital Antananarivo. Known as the "City of Flowers", the city unveils historical, cultural and natural sites. It offers a wide range of activities with its beaches and varied landscapes. A little further on, the Ankarafantsika National Park for the discovery of fauna and flora and the Anjohibe cave which shows the beauty of stalactites and stalagmites but also galleries with natural swimming pools for swimming.

Majunga is discovered in 2 to 7 days of circuit. It is also an adventure area by the traditional canoe trip from the Anjohibe cave to Antsohihy, with overnight stay with the locals. It is also possible to organize a boat transfer between Majunga and Nosy be or Anjavavy Island.

Diego Suarez (Antsiranana)

Located in the far north of the island, Diego holds its reputation as a tourist region thanks to the National Park of the Amber Mountain, the Red Tsingy, the Grey Tsingy of Ankarana, the cocoa and spice plantations of all kinds in the Sambirano valley and especially thanks to the Emerald Sea, a place privileged by lovers of water sports and short cruises.

Nosy Be

This island of coconut palms and white sand has tourist and sacred sites decorated by traditional villages. Nosy-Be is surrounded by six small islands to discover through day trips or short cruises. The island is home to natural resources on land and sea as well as beautiful beaches with turquoise blue waters. The island is located 15 km northwest of Grande Terre, in the Mozambique Channel.

South of Madagascar

Famadihana

A day trip to discover a traditional culture in the central highlands, more precisely in Antsirabe. The Famadihana or "reversal of death" is a typical Malagasy event. You will witness the unfolding of the cultural rite, which begins with a stone to call God. Then, it is a matter of removing the bones from the tomb and covering them with white silk. After the picnic lunch (and traditional lunch for the local population) the festival continues with dancing and local rum. But back to the hotel for you in the evening.

Descent of the Matsiatra River

Departure from Fianarantsoa to Mahasoabe village, located 30 km from the city centre. First stop at the Berma workshop to see how pottery is made. Once the visit is over, you will continue on the road through the campus and continue along a slightly rodeo track to your destination. This trip will be complemented by a few stops to admire a landscape composed of rice fields, villages, eucalyptus forest. On arrival in the village of Manaotsara, a team of pirogues awaits you to make you live a few hours of stroll on the Matsiatra river. Picnic lunch near a waterfall located by the river. End of the canoe trip to Sahambavy and continuation by car to Fianarantsoa.

Karitaka

In the city of Ihosy, or country of the Bara ethnic group, our team will introduce you to traditional local music and dress, karitaka or malaso dance.

Rodeo Malagasy

Total immersion in the Betsileo culture in Fianarantsoa. Tolon'omby or rodeo with malagasy, is a traditional sport, essential among the Betsileo to fight zebu with bare hands accompanied by Kidodo and horija, music and traditional dance of the region.

Fort dauphin

Fort-dauphin offers cultural authenticity, adventure and seaside resorts. With its varied climate, the city offers a diverse landscape ranging from baobabs, then tropical forests to rice paddies as far as the eye can see. Some of the island's endemic fauna and flora are found in protected parks. Cruise passengers sometimes make a few stops there. To get to Fort Dauphin, you must travel by 4x4 from Manakara to Tulear, or fly from Antananarivo to Fort Dauphin.

West of Madagascar

Belo sur Mer

An emerald and turquoise bay, a village of Vezo fishermen and carpenters, located 60 kilometres south of Morondava by the sea, with 350 days of sunshine per year and a water temperature between 22°C and 32°C, Belo sur Mer, its landscapes and its white sand beach invite you to enjoy this peaceful nature for relaxing and serene moments. This trip offers a little more adventure by continuing to Manja, then along the coastal track to Andavadaoka, Salary, Mikea village and the white sand dunes to Ifaty to reach the town of Tulear. It is also possible to travel the Mozambique Channel by canoe with a pendulum or by boat between Morondava and Belo sur Mer.

Manambolo

For lovers of hiking and sporting adventures, we invite you to make your dream come true in the Middle West of the big island, with about 3 days of hiking, 3 days of canoeing down the Manambolo River, or a day of car transfer to Akavandra and a day of hiking plus 3 days of canoeing down with overnight camping. The short adventure from Tsiroanomandidy to Bekopaka continues with the discovery of the Tsingy of Bemaraha and the Baobab Alley in Morondava.

East of Madagascar

Pangalanes Canal

Possibility to organize a traditional canoe trip in one or half day from the city of Tamatave. Meeting with the local population living along the Canal, and lunch with the locals. Or a two to two and a half day excursion between Mahanoro and Mananjary (or in the opposite direction) with overnight stay in a tent.

Hiking in Tamatave

The East of the Big Island is also an area of biodiversity and with tourist and cultural potential. In Tamavate, the capital of the Betsimisaraka ethnic group, cultural excursions with a picnic lunch are organised to meet the population and discover their way of life. Solidarity tours of one to four days, with hiking and overnight stay with locals, are also possible to live a purely Malagasy experience and discover the local nature.