It is a nice experience to learn about lemurs, tortoises, cameleons etc. The contact with lemurs was an unforgettable experience. The essential oils distillery was not a specially interesting but a commercial stop to support an Indian investor and not the poor malagasy unfortunately!
The trip was organized through an agency but was rather expensive for just four hours. The visit to the market and the stop ar the art shops are for commercial purposes but we need to help local artisans and farmers. The guides expected tips at every corner but then again it is a poor country and people seem badly paid even in the tourist sector.