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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. Vy is fluent in Malagasy and also speaks English and French.

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Vy exceeded even the high standards that Wilderness sets for its trip leaders. He met every situation with professionalism, patience, and humor. His "Plan B" fallbacks were invariably wonderful. I am such a fan!
— Bonnie B., Bakersfield, CA
Madagascar: Off the Beaten Path
Vy was fantastic! He was always working hard to make sure everything ran smoothly—not easy in Madagascar. I liked that we had options so it was easy to do smaller group activities. Vy was very organized.
— Kathy W., Minneapolis, MN
Madagascar: Off the Beaten Path
I have visited about 90 countries and have had some excellent trip leaders. None of them were as good as Vy Raharinosy. He was by far the best trip leader ever!!!
— Ken L., St George, UT
Madagascar: Off the Beaten Path
Wilderness Travel is to be congratulated on having Vy as a guide in Madagascar. We have travelled with several companies, and Vy is definitely the most professional and caring guide we have had the pleasure to travel with. We were constantly consulted as a group, kept informed of itinerary changes and could see that he was always mindful of the best outcome for all. With five Americans and two Australians, all with different preferences and personalities, Vy managed to keep everyone happy.
— Gaye F., Dalkeith, WA
Madagascar: Off the Beaten Path
I really enjoyed getting to know Vy. He was an outstanding guide and worked hard to make our trip enjoyable.
— Kathleen k., Reno, NV
Magical Madagascar
Vy was outstanding. We have been on many trips with WT and other companies and he is one of the very best guides we've had. He had knowledge of the county, history, culture, politics, and was interested in ensuring that he met the needs of everyone and that we were all enjoying every aspect of the trip. He was personable with a good sense of humor, has a great rapport with everyone we came in contact with—hotel managers, bell hops, wait staff, local experts, drivers. Vy's attention to detail was excellent.
— Lauren P., Ft. Collins, CO
Magical Madagascar
Vy was so lovely to spend time with. Knowledgeable, helpful, perceptive of people's needs, and delightful. I would travel with him again in a heartbeat!
— Wendy G., Tucson, AZ
Magical Madagascar
Vy was absolutely outstanding in every single way. He is an absolute gem and a huge asset to Wilderness Travel. He made the trip!
— Brenda E., Oakland, CA
Madagascar: Off the Beaten Path
We were especially pleased and impressed with the skills, care, and professionalism of our excellent guide, Vy Raharinosy. A Malagasy himself, he has truly excellent and extensive knowledge of all aspects of the country and its people, history, and culture. In addition, Vy is a very friendly and personable individual who seems to get along well with all his clients and coworkers.
— Robert P., San Diego, CA
Madagascar: Off the Beaten Path
We couldn't have had a better guide. Vy's flexiblity, knowlege, sense of humor, and attention to concerns of each individual were superb.
— Polly P., Seattle, WA
Madagascar: Off the Beaten Path
Vy is fabulous! Professional, congenial, knowledgeable, personable, flexible, and incredibly hardworking! He is a wonderful leader and traveling companion.
— Nancy F., New York, NY
Madagascar: Off the Beaten Path
Vy knows Madagascar—the country and so many of its people—and shared that knowledge and love with us. He also planned many cultural stops and activities to allow us to experience and photograph Malagasy people and their culture. It's this kind of detail that makes Vy an extraordinary guide and WT an extraordinary company.
— Jeannee S., Milwaukee, WI
Madagascar: Off the Beaten Path
Vy is very personable and caring as well as an excellent guide. His concern about his country was evident.
— Kathy R., Austin, TX
Madagascar: Off the Beaten Path
Vy went the extra mile to be sure that all participants had a great trip.
— Diane G., Arlington, VA
Madagascar: Off the Beaten Path
Vy was amazing. We couldn't figure out how he timed everything so perfectly! He's a treasure and a fabulous representative of WT and Madagascar.
— Laurie B., Washington, NJ
Madagascar: Off the Beaten Path
Vy was outstanding. A super person with the patience of a saint! Always ready to share and give each of us plenty of attention.
— Sandy E., Boulder, CO
Madagascar: Off the Beaten Path
Can't say enough good about Vy...he was terrific. Definitely the best guide I've ever had.
— Linda H., Naples, FL
Magical Madagascar
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
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 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
Do you have an adjective more glowing than 'excellent?' Because Vy was 'superb!,' 'magnificent!," "AWESOME!"
— Pamela M., Centennial, CO
Magical Madagascar
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
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
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 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
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 is well educated and knowledgeable 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 definitely one of the best.
— Binney N., Camarillo, CA
Magical Madagascar
Vy was an excellent leader, very attentive to our needs and desires.
— Sara K., Las Cruces, NM
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 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 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 an outstanding leader, very friendly, well organized, knowledgeable, and interesting.
— Jon W., Davis, CA
Magical Madagascar
One of the best trip leaders we have ever had.
— Hermese S., Woodland, CA
Magical Madagascar