To Tulear, a short 1 hour flight from Antanarivo, you take your transfer to Les Dunes d’Ifaty where en-route you normally arrange a visit to the Arboretum de Antsokay which showcases the bizarre drought resistant flora of the Southern region. A further 90 minutes to Ifaty beach is Les Dunes d’Ifaty Beach Hotel. This is in the most interesting area of spiny bush, early morning excursions to the spiny bush for bottle baobabs, octopus trees, rare birds and more make this a worthwhile addition to your adventure.