Viajar a Madagascar

Nature in its purest form

Madagascar is the fourth largest island in the world. It is one of the top 10 most biodiverse places on the planet and a trip to Madagascar is a return to Eden. After the break-up ofGondwana, many groups of animals and plants remained on or reached the island, evolving there and becoming a refuge for species that had disappeared from the African and Asiancontinents. The country is home to varied landscapes and climates, mountainous regions in the central plateau, dry plains in the south and humid areas in the east, all surrounded by 5000 km of coastline.The Malagasy people, of black-African and Indonesian-Malay origin are shy and hospitable which is representative of Madagascar’s contrast, sometimes feeling as if they are in Africa and sometimes in Asia. All of these attractions make Madagascar a must for curious travellers looking for new and different experiences.

mapa de Madagascar

Rutas y salidas programadas

Información práctica de Madagascar

Mejor época para viajar a Madagascar

The best time to travel to Madagascar is between April and November, in the middle of the dry season. Madagascar has three different climates: inland, the climate is temperate, the north-central coast is warm and humid, and the south is dry and arid.

Sanidad - Vacunas

Rift Valley advises you to consult with international immunization centers prior to travelling.

Visados

A visa is required in all cases, and one must present their departure flight from the country. Visas may be obtained at the Consulate of Madagascar in Barcelona, and at the airport in Antananarivo.

Moneda

The currency of Madagascar is the ariary. It is advisable to change euros or dollars to the local currency because credit card payments are not common.

Festividad

Famadinha, or exhumation: families with deceased loved ones exhume the corpses to change their shrouds. It is observed between June and October, and, apart from the funerary act itself, constitutes a family holiday. Music and food are combined with folk songs and dances. According to anthropological sources, this peculiar exhumation allows spirits to pass into the Kingdom of Death ina "clean" way. Famor, or circumcision: boys are circumcised to acquire virility. In the villages, this ceremony is held, usually between June and September, provided that there are enough boys.

Etnias de Madagascar

niña etnia vezo

Etnia Vezo

Pescadores seminómadas, la etnia de los Vezo utiliza para su actividad piraguas tipo balancín. Ocupan la zona costera desde Morombe hasta Tulear,...

etnia merina

Etnia Merina

La etnia Merina es un pueblo que habita en las montañas centrales de Madagascar. Los Merina tienen grandes conocimientos agrícolas (especialmente con...

Lugares de interés de Madagascar

viajar a Madagascar

Parques Nacionales de Madagascar

Razones para viajar a Madagascar

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