When to go
The climate in Fianarantsoa is warm and temperate. You can go most months, except between February and April, the cyclone season.
How to get there
By car, it's a six hour drive to Fianarantsoa from Antananarivo. To access the village you can take the bus or rent a car – or enjoy a four hour walk as described.
Where to stay
At the Hotel Soafia, located in the heart of the city of Fianarantsoa. Or book a room at Zomatel, Soratel, in the guest rooms of Villa Sylvestre or at Cotsoyannis.
Where to eat
Tsara Guest House Restaurant offers European specialties, while La Surprise Betsileo Restaurant serves typical Malagasy dishes. At Lac Hotel, the chef's specialty is wild duck hunted by the owner himself. Also try Little Food or the Golden Dragon.
What to see
During your trip to Fianarantsoa, do not forget to visit the old town, the statue of the Blessed Virgin, one of the historical monuments of the city (magnificent view). Also have a look at the talented creations of the Fianarois craftsmen.