The largest city in the south is Tuléar or in Malagasy Language » Toliara », it lays just slightly north of the Tropic of Capricorne, on the end of the RN7, National road No. 7. You can find near Toliara many interesting points of view. Near the airport is the Arboretum of Antsokay, with many endemic species of plants. About 4 hours north along the RN7, you’ll get to the beautiful Isalo nationalpark. And alond the northwest coast, you’ll find many nice beaches. If you go north alon the coast, you’ll find the beach of Ifaty and the neighbouring villages, and if you continue further up north, you’ll get to the Ankasy beach and then Salary Bay, with their turquoise waters. This is on sand and dirt tracks, and you’ll need a 4WD car, also if you want to go even further north until Morondava.
If you cross the bay of the Onilahy river and go south by boat, you’ll reach the Anakao fishing village, with some nice beaches and some hotels. Further south, you’ll get to Ambola, where you also have a beautiful beach, and the Tsimanampetsotsa National park nearby. Another reserve south of Toliara is the Beza Mahafaly Reserve. From Toliara, you can also start the tour to the deep south until Fort Dauphin in the Southeast.
(15 days/ 14 nights)
Classical southern tour with visit of the nationalparks of Ranomafana and Isalo, then visit of Ifaty with its nice beach and endemic flora. Flight to Ft. Dauphin and visit of the Berenty reserve.
(16 days / 15 nights)
A very nice classical tour that gives a great view of the different landscapes, fauna and flora of Madagascar. Drive to the South with visits of the Ranomafana and Isalo National park. In Tulear visit of the Arboretum and flight back to Tana, then continuation to the east with a visit of the Perinet park and along the Pangalanes canal until Tamatave. Flight to the Sainte Marie island to relax on the beach. Extension on Sainte Marie island possible.
( 15 days / 14 nights )
Visit Ifaty with its beautiful beach and backlands with endemic fauna and flora. Drive to Ranohira and visit of the Isalo nationalpark, then continuation and visit of the rainforest of Ranomafana with its nationalpark. Drive to the sea at the east, then by boat along the Pangalanes canal to Ambohitsara, a typical village between sea and canal, also known for its “white elephant statue”. Extension in Ambohitsara possible.
(15 Days / 14 nights)
At the beginning classical southern tour, with a trip to Ranomafana and Isalo nationalparks. Then, the tour becomes more adventurous: continuation on bad roads and sandtracks mostly along the coast through the very deep south with its scarce vegetation until Ft. Dauphin. For the adventurous who doesn’t mind long 4×4 drives on bad roads. Due to the weather possible only May to October.
(15 days/ 14 nights)
At the beginning classical southern tour, with a trip to Ranomafana and Isalo nationalparks. Then, flight to Morondava and drive by 4wd car through the famoused Baobab Alley and on to Belo and then to Bekopaka. You can see the sharp and up to 30 m high limestones called “Tsingy”, which are a UNESCO world heritage site. The tour is unsuitable for big people and people who are afraid of heights as there are passages in the Tsingys where you have to climb through narrow gaps.
Due to the weather possible only End of May to October.
(11 days / 10 nights)
At the beginning classical southern tour, with a trip to Ranomafana and Isalo nationalparks. Then, flight to Morondava and drive by 4wd car through the famoused Baobab Alley and visit of the Kirindy reserve.
(15 days / 14 nights)
At the beginning classical southern tour, with a trip to Ranomafana and Isalo nationalparks. Then, flight to Maroantsetra as a starting point to discover Masoala peninsula and Nosy mangabe.
(22 days / 21 nights)
Visit of the reserve of Périnet / Andasibe, then drive to Miandrivazo for the start of the downstream Tsiribihina River trip. Visit of the Tsingy of Bemaraha (UNESCO world heritage site) and drive through the baobab alley. Flight to Toliara and then visit of the Nationalparks of Isalo and Ranomafana. This tour can only be done from June until October and is for the more sporty and adventurous type of customer, it is unsuitable for big people and people who are afraid of heights, as there are passages in the Tsingys where you have to climb through narrow gaps.
(15 days / 14 nights)
A new version of the southern tour, starting with a visit of Ampefy and the Geysirs of Analavory. Then drive to the South with visits of the Ranomafana and Isalo National park and the Anja reserve. In Tulear visit of the Arboretum and then shuttle transfer to Ifaty. Beach stay with optional visit of the Reniala reserve, watersports etc.. Flight back to Tana.