West and South Coast of Madagascar

Discover our selection of three carefully designed itineraries along Madagascar’s west and south coasts.

RN7 circuit (Route Nationale 07)

Cross diversified ecosystems, discover towns with a prestigious architectural heritage, visit parks and reserves. The tour ends by the sea, on the magnificent beaches of the Mozambique Channel.

Itineraries: Antananarivo – Antsirabe with a visit to Ambatolampy – Ambositra – Fianarantsoa – Ranomafana – Ambalavao – Ranohira – Tuléar – Ifaty Mangily – Tuléar – Antananarivo

Travel to Madagascar from 13 days à la carte, all year round

Some of the most beautiful landscapes on the Big Island: rice terraces, canyons, rainforests, mountain pastures, thorny bush and savannahs. The towns of Antsirabe, Ambositra, Fianarantsoa, Ranomafana, Ambalavao, Ranohira and Tuléar will reveal their precious secrets. You’ll have the chance to visit Ranomafana National Park, a zebu market, a silk and paper factory, Isalo National Park and the famous Maki ring-tailed lemurs, as well as all the flora and fauna endemic to the region. Finally, for a well-deserved rest, the beaches and turquoise seas of Ifaty and Anakao await you. For the more indefatigable, fishing, snorkeling, scuba diving and, depending on the season, whale watching, can further enrich the program.


Discover Sakalava culture…the dominant ethnic group living along the banks of the Tsiribihina River. Contemplative walks, three days of immersion in the wilderness at the pace of the piroguier and his paddle (motorboat option available). Visit to the Tsingy nature reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Itineraries: Antananarivo – Antsirabe with a visit to Ambatolampy – Miandrivazo – Masikampy – Belo sur Tsiribihina – Bekopaka – Morondava – Antananarivo

Travel to Madagascar from 11 days à la carte, from April to December

After visiting Ampatolampy and Antsirabe, we arrive in Miandrivazo before the end of the day and settle into our hotel. The next day, we leave Miandrivazo, join Masikampy to board our barge and begin navigation on the Tsiribihina river.

Visit Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, famous for its unique, sharp rock formations known as “Tsingy”, as well as its caves and canyons.

Visit the famous Allée des Baobabs, a row of majestic baobabs that attracts photographers from all over the world.

The Kirindy nature reserve is home to a variety of lemurs, as well as rare species such as the fosa, Madagascar’s largest predator.

The west coast boasts a number of beautiful beaches, including Morondava and Nosy Kely.

South Menabe Circuit

From the capital Antananarivo to charming Antsirabe and the banks of the Tsiribihina River at Miandrivazo, our adventure begins. We’ll sail along the Tsiribihina and plunge into the world of the Baobabs, continuing our journey from Morondava to Tuléar. Along the way, we’ll be enchanted by the emblematic landscapes of the central highlands: rice terraces and hills dotted with red earth houses. Crossing the Tsiribihina River, we’re transported to a new reality: savannah and dry forest dotted with baobabs, hills with red entrails, a world of labyrinthine canyons, faults and limestone sculptures along the Manambolo, all framed by varied vegetation. En route to Andavadoaka, we’ll be dazzled by the famous Allée des baobabs, where these majestic trees seem to touch the sky. In Andavadoaka, the picturesque atmosphere of the fishing villages will take shape before we depart for the famous Ifaty, renowned for its beach and magnificent coral reef.

Itineraries: Antananarivo – Antsirabe with a visit to Ambatolampy – Morondava – Miandrivazo – Masikampy – Belo sur Tsiribihina – Bekopaka – Morondava – Belo sur Mer – Manja – Andavadoaka – Salary – Tuléar – Ifaty – Tuléar – Antananarivo

Travel to Madagascar from 15 days à la carte, from April to December

From the capital Antananarivo to Antsirabe, then on to Miandrivazo on the banks of the Tsiribihina River, our journey begins. The road winds through the Highlands, offering a mosaic of rice terraces and fields of varied crops. Frequent stops allow us to meet the inhabitants of the villages along Route Nationale 7. Our route then heads west towards Miandrivazo, with visits to local markets. The landscape gradually changes from the mosaic of the Highlands to the arid landscape of the Sakalava Middle West.

After two days’ sailing along the Tsiribihina River, we reach Belo-sur-Tsiribihina, then continue on to Bekopaka, where we discover the spectacular Tsingy de Bemaraha. We then head for Belo-sur-Tsiribihina in an all-terrain vehicle, passing through unique landscapes all the way to Morondava. The journey continues to Belo sur Mer, a picturesque fishing village in the west, crossing fords and rivers depending on the season.

Our route heads south through the dry forest of the Southwest. We travel by 4×4 to Andavadoaka, stopping at Bevoay to cross the Mangoky River in a rustic motorized ferry. In the late afternoon, we reach Andavadoaka, where you can enjoy the beach, lagoon and coral reef. Andavadoaka is a preserved marine jewel studied by numerous researchers. A coastal track then takes us to Salary, where a magnificent baobab landscape facing a lagoon welcomes us. At the end of the afternoon in Salary, we’ll have the opportunity to explore a Vezo village and experience an authentic immersion experience.

Enjoy a relaxing day by the sea. Lunch is also free, allowing you to choose your own flavors. From July to September, majestic humpback whales frequent these waters, offering a fascinating spectacle. The hotel offers a variety of water-based activities, including traditional pirogue rides, snorkeling, scuba diving, fishing and various water sports. If you prefer to stay on land, explore the local Vezo villages. Next, we’ll head for Tuléar along the picturesque track to Ifaty and the charming fishing village of Mangily. The afternoon is dedicated to relaxation and rest, giving you the freedom to recharge your batteries as you wish.

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