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Isalo National Park: Tours & Tickets

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Distinguished by a canyon and beautiful, rolling plains, the Parc National de Isalo is an attractive reserve of Madagascar's land and wildlife.
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Reviewed 5 days ago

It was a hot walk through the moonscape of Isalo, but the dip in the hidden pool was worth it. Walk down the track to the natural pool fed with a cascade and fringed with vegetation. Wonderful!

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank john_on_road
Reviewed 6 days ago

We had two days doing doing walks in the park. In both days we had swimming in the various pools that are along the main routes. Really refreshing after a warm hike. Landscapes are great and the guide can find interesting animals and explain plants....More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank huys25
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a nice park although not one you'd call spectacular. We did the hike to the large pool where you could swim and had lunch at the camp site. There were some wildlife although not abundant along the way - lizards, birds, bugs, and...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank paxa
Reviewed 1 week ago

Thoroughly enjoyed my visit to this park, and can see why it is so popular. The setting is stunning, and the walks are incredible. I did both the Piscine Naturelle and Namaza hikes, combining the two. When we got to the Namaza campsite, where ringtail...More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank David94114
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came to Madagascar in search of lemurs and found them in abundance in Isalo National Park. Our guide, Dolphin, was really the best guide we had during our time in Madagascar – no additional ‘animal spotter’ needed, Dolphin knew everything we needed to know...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Tipishca
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are numerous hiking circuits in Isalo National Park ranging from easy hikes of a few hours to average or heavy multiple-day circuits including camping. Every circuit will show you parts of the amazing landscape of Isalo National Park. We chose to do a hiking...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The park covers an area of 81,540 ha, comprising of the entire stretch of the Isalo massif. The huge mountain is very spectacular with its eroded sandstone elevations. It was fun to hike to the natural swimming pool in the Park.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Moonxia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is a prety park. We did the short hike since we were not interested in walking through the Savannah. We had seen enough of that on our long drive. The blue pool was not blue. It looked as dark as the black pool. We...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank mimiP6892ZQ
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The trek into the park was relatively easy as the guide took great care leading us over the slippery boulders, hugging the cliff wall and wading across the muddy plains, all the time leaving enough time for us to ask questions, take photos and marvel...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank GRIMS
Reviewed 13 October 2019

Nice and not difficult walks - very nice views, waterfalls and lemurs. Really a lot of places to walk around. Do to miss it.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Ewelina M
10 October 2019|
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Response from Geerlings | Reviewed this property |
We did the long walk, which gives great views and a lot of varied landscapes, rocks, dry plains and wet river banks with pools and waterfalls. It should not be too difficult if you are reasonably fit.
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ofer k
23 September 2019|
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Response from Danskroo | Reviewed this property |
I would highly recommend Tourguidelovemada We used Arsene and he has so many connections to good guides! Thru our 3 weeks with his as private guide, we had local guides in each park, and they were all awesome. In this park... More
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16 September 2018|
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Response from CarmenS4650 | Reviewed this property |
It's not clear at the moment. It's wet season now and that apparently makes it super sandy. During dry season is when it's clear. (According to my guide I had there a few days ago.)
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