We just returned from a trip to Madagascar. I worked out the itinerary and hotels and planned on travelling independently. However, the more I read the clearer it became that this wasn't an option as we were on a 17 day time constraint. We contacted a number of agents in order for them to book our hotels and provide us with drivers. Those based outside Madagascar were extremely expensive and I also have an issue with spending money outside of the country where I'm visiting. Rija tours name came up and in a matter of 8 days our hotels and itinerary were organised. We were met by Rija and Mammy as soon as we landed in Tana and everything went extremely well from there. Mammy became our driver for the first 5 days of the trip = to the north east of the country.He spoke excellent English, was an extremely good, safe driver and was generally helpful and easy to be with. After spending 4 days on our own on Ile SteMarie we flew back to Tana for a day and night before leaving from the airport again for Morondava, Kirindy and the Tsingy. This time we had Jean-Claude as our guide (Iunfortunately don't have the name of the driver but again he was excellent). He was a delight to be with and we had a lot of laughs with him. We flew back to Tana for a day before our night flight back to Paris. Rija arranged a day room for us near the airport and also got this nephew to take us shopping for last minute souvenirs at the crafts market.. All in all I can't recommend his company highly enough. His prices were very reasonable for everything he organised for us and I much prefer contributing to the local economy.