Vy Raharinosy

From sharing his knowledge about the famed Madagascar lemurs and other unique wildlife in the region, to the unique Malagasy culture and environmental challenges, Vy Raharinosy is a wonderful ambassador of his native country. You can often find him traversing to every known part of Madagascar, where he has been a professional guide since 1998. One of his favorite memories from leading trips is during the Farewell Dinner, where he gets to witness acquaintances become lifelong friends. Vy is fluent in Malagasy and also speaks English and French.

Upcoming Trips:

Madagascar: Off the Beaten Path, September 6-21, 2015
Madagascar: Off the Beaten Path, September 27-October 12, 2015
Madagascar: Off the Beaten Path, October 18-November 2, 2015

Recent Photo Blog Posts

Attack of the Killer-Cute Lemurs!

Client Testimonials:


One of the best trip leaders we have ever had. Hermese S., Woodland, CA
Magical Madagascar
Vy was an outstanding leader, very friendly, well organized, knowledgeable, and interesting. Jon W., Davis, CA
Magical Madagascar
Vy really should have a rating higher than excellent! He was ALWAYS concerned for our safety and our enjoyment, and had a remarkable amount of knowledge about his wonderful country. We are sorry we all live so far away -- he is a friend now. Irene R., Cincinnati, OH
Magical Madagascar
Vy was one of the the best guides I've ever had--a very kind and capable representative of Madagascar with excellent people skills and knowledge of other environment. He is a definite asset for Wilderness Travel. Ken N., Kailua, HI
Magical Madagascar
Vy was such an excellent, helpful, fun, knowledgeable, interactive, engaging guide. How will any future guide ever measure up? Karin E., San Jose, CA
Magical Madagascar
Vy was an excellent leader, very attentive to our needs and desires. Sara K., Las Cruces, NM
Magical Madagascar
Vy is definitely one of the best. Binney N., Camarillo, CA
Magical Madagascar
Vy is well educated and knowledgable about the culture, history, and wildlife of Madagascar. He was friendly, easy to talk with, and readily shared his knowledge. Isaac A., Martinez, CA
Madagascar: Off the Beaten Path
Vy is your best asset. He worked constantly to make sure the trip met our interests, and to be sure it ran smoothly. Charles E., Long Beach, CA
Madagascar: Off the Beaten Path
Vy was definitely one of our best guides ever! We knew from our first meeting he would be good! Marilyn G., Ponte Vedra Bch, FL
Madagascar: Off the Beaten Path
Fantastic and caring person who goes beyond any expectations. His desire to ensure the participant's enjoyment throughout the trip was continuously evident. Jacqueline D., Ozone Park, NY
Magical Madagascar
Vy made us very comfortable and made sure everything ran smoothly. Everything was done so we didn't have any worries. A special thank you to him. Joe C., Escondido, CA
Madagascar: Off the Beaten Path
We can't say enough about Vy. So professional and yet fun. Quite thoughtful and really listens to what your interests are. How lucky you are to have him. Lisa H., Helotes, TX
Madagascar: Off the Beaten Path
Do you have an adjective more glowing than 'excellent?' Because Vy was 'superb!,' 'magnificent!," "AWESOME!" Pamela M., Centennial, CO
Magical Madagascar
Vy was superb...top notch in every way. You are fortunate to have him as a guide. Richard R., Santa Barbara, CA
Madagascar: Off the Beaten Path
I can’t say enough postivie things about Vy. He is a winner, big time! Bryna W., Bellevue, WA
Madagascar: Off the Beaten Path
Vy was excellent in every respect. He seemed to know everything, for all our questions were answered. His interaction with the group and his attempt to deal with all our needs was very professional. I also liked the way he interacted with the local guides. Elaine S., Chestertown, NY
Madagascar: Off the Beaten Path