The city of Fianarantsoa, which means "where we learn good things" as it is one of the most religious place of Madagascar, is situated in the central highland, 1 day drive from the capital. It is a must stop for those who travel by car towards the big South. This region offers a large variety of discovery. Fianarantsoa is almost the only place where travellers can visit some tea plantation, winery. The Betsileo known as good workers shows their skill in their village. Visitors can visit workshops to see some silkweaving of Ambositra and Ambalavao, woodsculpture of the Zafimaniry near Ambositra, many other crafts.
This region gathers 3 different big national parks which are very interesting to find some endemic species of wildlife and nice scenery:
Toliary, at the end of the wellknown RN7 is situated on the South West coast. Daily flights of Air Madagascar deserve this city and link it to Antananarivo, Fort Dauphin, Morondava. Most tour would suggest to end the journey at Ifaty or Anakao. These are two small villages where people can relax for beaches or have some more discovery into the sea (snorkeling, fishing, diving, ...) or inland (visit of the spiny forest, birdwatching, ...).