For excursions in the middle of nature, choose Ampefy, this little burg located at 2 hours of roads of Antananarivo, in the Middle West. Its location on Lake Itasy gives it the status of a haven of peace with volcanic landscapes and green surroundings. Through this tour, explore all the facets of this place so peaceful implanted in a sumptuous region.
- Lake Itasy
- The falls of Lilly
- The geysers of Ampefy
- The islet of the Virgin
- The artificial beach at Lake Itasy
DAY 1: ANTANANARIVO – AMPEFY
Departure from Antananarivo in the morning. Mountainous and semi-arid landscapes. Arrive at Ampefy in the late morning. Lunch and installation at the hotel. Free time. Night at the hotel.
DAY 2: THE FALL OF LA LILLY
Walking tour of about an hour until the Fall of the Lily high 20 meters, real attraction of the region. On the way, you will cross several small villages with their houses in red soil and thatched roofs. You will also discover fields of corn or cassava. The landscape is very typical of the Highlands regions. Possibility to take a dip in the clear and warm water of the Fall. Local artisans will come on site to offer you various items such as pumice stones made from volcano lava. Return to the hotel by car or on foot according to your desire.
DAY 3: THE ISLAND OF THE VIRGIN
This is the starting point for the visit of Lake Itasy. The islet of the Virgin is considered the center of Madagascar. Its terrace offers us a breathtaking view of Lake Itasy, formed from an ancient volcano crater. As its name suggests, a statue of the Virgin is erected in this place emerged from the waters. From there, it is possible to embark on a traditional pirogue to go around the lake. It will be an opportunity to meet the fishermen of the region, Lake Itasy is very fish. Return to the hotel.
DAY 4: THE ANALAVORY GEYSERS
After breakfast, departure for Analavory geysers located about twenty kilometers from Ampefy. This place is another wonder of nature, thanks to the intermittent gushing of several hot springs. This phenomenon is caused by the contact of water with volcanic rocks at high temperature. This permanent show is really worth seeing. You could even go for a swim, especially as you give healing qualities to this hot water that springs from the rocks. Return to the hotel.
DAY 5: AMPEFY - ANTANANARIVO
After breakfast, we immediately take the road back to Antananarivo.