When to go
This site is family-friendly. A visit is possible during all seasons, even though summer rains occur frequently between November and April and leave the trails muddy. It is preferable in the months between May and October.
How to get there
From Antananarivo, take the RN1 towards Ampasamanantongotra, which lies 13km away from Miarinarivo, the capital of the Itasy region. A small path on the right will lead you to a hamlet and the strange tomb. It is easy to spot, amid weeded ground, 150m after the church.
Where to stay
In Miarinarivo, the nearest town to Ampasamanantongotra, you will have the choice between various establishments such as the Hotel des Volcans or Kaz d'Imazy. If you decide to spend the night in the capital, the Hotel La Ribaudière, Le Colbert, La Maison des Cottonniers, the Tripolitsa, the 3 Métis or the Tana Hotel provide a warm welcome in luxurious settings.
Where to eat
Have a picnic to enjoy this quiet and peaceful spot. Otherwise, a trip to Ampefy will enable you to taste the famed specialty of the region: the freshwater fish of Itasy. Try the Kavitaha Hotel restaurant, the Eucalyptus Hotel restaurant or the La Terrasse Hotel restaurant.
What to see
Take this national road to Lemur's Park, 25km from Antananarivo, and learn about the nine species of lemurs and the 6,000 trees in that botanical park. Enjoy the opportunity to contemplate the landscape of the Imamo.