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.
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.
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 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.