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Very nice lake with a cool story

We cycled to this lake from Antsirabe early in the morning, was a cool cycle to there. Saw some... read more

Reviewed August 4, 2018
Valencia, Spain
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Beautiful Deepest-Blue Crater Lake

This ancient volcanic crater lake, Lac Tritriva, is in the hills near the city of Antsirabe. The... read more

Reviewed June 18, 2018
Jack M
Tallahassee, Florida
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Antsirabe, Madagascar
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Reviewed August 16, 2018 via mobile

Very deep lake high up in the hills accessible only by car, and then a hike. There is a trail all the way round, steep in places. Fir trees all around and the odd bird. There are a lot of hawkers at the car parking...More

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Reviewed August 4, 2018 via mobile

We cycled to this lake from Antsirabe early in the morning, was a cool cycle to there. Saw some wonderful scenery on the way, choir in churches, small lovely villages, farmers, zeaboos, village elderly, other tourists, etc.... On the lake we had a very nice...More

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Reviewed June 18, 2018

This ancient volcanic crater lake, Lac Tritriva, is in the hills near the city of Antsirabe. The lake is reached by going up a rutted dirt road. Our tour stayed in Antsirabe the previous night and our morning excursion was a walk around the perimeter...More

Thank Jack M
Reviewed October 15, 2017

This was part of a full day tour with Exelans Tourism. Lunch was inclusive. A beautiful blue lake surrounded by pine trees and shrubs. Since it's a volcanic lake and lacks oxygen, it is void of life, even around it. It's peaceful and quiet. Our...More

Thank Britt B
Reviewed September 22, 2017 via mobile

The lake is very nice with the green-blue water and rock formations with the possibility to walk around. Until recently you only had to pay the entrance fee to access the lake, but now you must also pay for a guide to give you a...More

Thank flak_srilanka
Reviewed July 23, 2017 via mobile

Beautiful crater lake of deepest blue set up in the mountains accessed by rutted dirt roads in a village dotted with rice paddies, barley, veggie farms and the obligatory church. The geologic formation as well as the Romeo and Juliet story can be explained by...More

1  Thank liv2luv
Reviewed December 31, 2016 via mobile

Get a guide to show you around the lake for a hike that will excite you. There's a zipline for those more courageous. A very interesting back story and great photo opportunities. Don't mind the begging children.

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Antsirabe, Madagascar
Reviewed December 8, 2016

Tritriva lake is one of most famous in the country, by its legend Malagasy Romeo and Juliette. Ravolahanta sy Raben), from a rich family. So, the parents forbiddened the wedding. And to show these love, they jumped both to the lake and died. Gived a...More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed November 14, 2016

The lake is lovely and there's a perfect short, circular walk around the old crater. The only down side was being pestered by people wanting to sell fossils, stones and jewellery once you'd completed the walk.

Thank 944FrequentTraveller
Reviewed September 19, 2016 via mobile

What a beautiful place! It was a bit annoying with all the people standing ready to sell us stuff, but once we came down, it was so peaceful! We went for a swim, and the water was perfect temperature. I would really like to come...More

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