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TULEAR - FORT DAUPHIN BY 4WD | SOUTH TOURS OF MADAGASCAR

Period: May to December.
Incredible adventures on 4wd car departing from Tulear to the deep south of Madagascar lead by a driver guide. Discovery arid landscapes of the deep south of Madagascar along the coastline track, encounter with original inhabitants, meeting with the "turtles" tribe on the road to Lavanono, beautiful scenery at St. Mary Cape and relaxation to the beach every free time.
Level: Open for all.

DAY 1: Tulear - Anakao.
Depending to your program, the driver guide will pick up you to your hotel or at the airport. We start the tours by a transfer on speedboat to reach beautiful turquoise lagoons of Anakao. Transfer between the landing stage to the hotel.
- Overnight stay to Longo Vezo hotel or equivalent.

DAY 2: Anakao.
Localized to the south of the St. Augustine Bay, Anakao seaside resort attracts by its superb long beaches, traditional village and dive site. It seaside resort is coveted all the years by passionate of beaches and “Robinson Crusoe” venture.
- Overnight stay to Longo Vezo hotel or equivalent.

DAY 3: Anakao - Itampolo.
Early the morning, we leave this lovely "oasis" in the midst of thorns land to a pretty track between dry forest with Baobab and the coastline. Passage thought impressive Itampolo mounds. Installation to the hotel, relaxation to the seaside and 4wd tours to the bush forests.
- Overnight stay to Sud-Sud Itampolo hotel or equivalent.

DAY 4: Itampolo - Lavanono (180km).
Beautiful raid on 4wd by crossing vast sandbanks, climbing dunes, passing over river... Then we passed the river, the track continues to Lavanono between dry forest where we will meet the “turtles tribe” (tribe that doesn’t move on the track and therefore must be “removed” if we want to pass) and Mahafaly tombs richly decorated.
We arrive to Lavanono village in the evening. Weather-beaten coast and wave’s abatement is in this tiny world the nature musician. Here begins the deep south of Madagascar, territory of Antandroy, Mahafaly and Antanosy; arid area of thorny vegetation and heat climate.
- Overnight stay to Chez Gigy hotel or equivalent.

DAY 5: Lavanono – Faux cap.
We take back our 4wd raid for 2 hours track to the village of Betanty near Faux Cap; meeting point of the Mozambique Channel and the Indian Ocean. We will encounter Antandroy tribes or those "on the thorns", and their zebu cart. The Faux cap village is directly exposed to Indian Ocean in a quiet impressive site sometimes blurred by the blow of humpback whales and the waves beating.
- Overnight stay to Cactus hotel or equivalent.

DAY 6: Faux cap - Berenty reserve.
We leave the trail over the sandy arid landscape to rally Berenty reserve.
Berenty Reserve:
Berenty reserve is located to 80 km from Fort dauphin. It is famous for its more specific rich flora and fauna such us Nepenthes madagascarensis the Neudypis Decary and Alludia. For primates, the reserve shelter Catta Lemur and Lepelemur Murinus. More ever, we can look here fifty kinds of birds including Falcozoniventis bird, Agopornis Cana, Conacrista the curvirostris Vanga, as well as many bats.
- Overnight stay to Berenty Lodge or equivalent.

DAY 7: Berenty - Fort Dauphin
Morning: Visit of Berenty reserve.
Afternoon: On the trail to Fort-Dauphin.
We cross sisal plantations and approach the distant neighborhood of Fort Dauphin town. The region thus offers multiple facet: mountain ranges, green forests and even deserts area.

DAY 8: Fort Dauphin or Taolagnaro.
Ford Dauphin city ends the deep south area of Madagascar. Rainforest replaces here the thorny and Baobab forest. The city is built on a rocky peninsula framed by seaside and illuminated by the protective surrounding hills. It has been known for its beautiful beaches permanently breathe by trade wind.
Besides prawns traditional fishing character, the city has recently an industrial opportunity with the discovery of limonite deposit in the district. However, the city retains its calm allure.
- Overnight stay to Lavasoa hotel or equivalent.

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