A TOUCH OF THE NORTH OF MADAGASCAR

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Price 1 460,00 USD for excursion
Capacity 8 persons max

Highlights: Wildlife, culture, rainforest, landscapes, local life style, limestone, beaches,..

Period: all through out of the year

DAY 1: Arrive in Antananarivo

Arrive at Antananarivo airport, where our team will meet you and transfer to your hotel.

Overnight at hotel IVOTEL hotel***.

DAY 2: Antananarivo – Diégo Suarez

Generally early in the morning, after breakfast, fly to Diego Suarez, also known as Antsiranana located at northern most point of Madagascar.

Upon arrival, a driver guide will greet you and start by exploring the city the must see spots in Diego Suarez including beautiful colonial architectures, and local markets. Diego Suarez is a cosmopolite city situated at the northern most point of Madagascar. The area comprises 4 principal stunning bays which offer you a peerless beauty.

Rest of the day is at leisure to enjoy the view from hotel.

Overnight at Hotel IMPERIAL***.

DAY 3: Diégo Suarez – Montagne des Français (7 km) – 3 bays – Diego Suarez

After breakfast, head to Mountain of French, the necropolis of colonist anciens.

So named because of the fight opposed the French colonial forces to the English in 1942. Its ascent (approximately 02 hours) is a long and winding road, lined with aloes, spiny plants and endemic Baobabs (Andasonia Suarezensis). Birds, lizards and even lemurs can surprise you and accompany you during this ascent which does not present any difficulty.

After visit, drive to discover the famous three bays (Sakalava Bay, Pigeon Bay and the Dune bay) and the fisherman village of Ramena , a small fishermen’s village. Enjoy your afternoon to get up close to the fishermen and admire the rhythm of floating pirogues.

Head back to the hotel after visit.

Overnight at hotel IMPERIAL***.

DAY4: Diégo Suarez – Joffre ville – Amber Mountain (distance: 35 Km, roughly 45mn drive)

After a filling breakfast, you will enjoy exploring the Amber Mountain National Park. Famous for its waterfalls and crater lakes, the park is a site of beauties hosting diverse endemic wildlife including birds, reptile, lemurs and amphibians along with diverse endemic species of flora. Large choices of tours and major site of botanic interest will be proposed to you on spot according to your pace. Picnic lunch.

Head back to the Hotel after the visit. Dinner and overnight at NATURE LODGE.

DAY 5: Joffre ville – Ankarana National Park (distance: 100Km, roughly 2h drive bad road)

After a healthy breakfast, check-out from lodge as you head to Ankarana Special reserve. On your way, visit the surrealistic “Red Tsingy”, so majestiously fragile but so wonderful to see. A unique geological formation that seemingly rises up with the delicatessen of the rain and wind. (only accessible from April to October).

This glance is a front view of the real karstic pinnacled grey « Tsingy » enterholed by Caves and Grottos dominating the Ankarana area. Surplanted by dry and deciduous vegetation, this scenery is worthy to get our respectful attention as spatial area planted on earth.

Picnic Lunch.

Diner and night at LE RELAIS DE L’ANKARANA*. Limited electricity

DAY 6 : Ankarana National Park

Breakfast, full day exploration of the Ankarana National Park.

The park covers an area of 18 225 ha and famous for its spectacular landscapes offered by fascinating natural phenomenon and its unevenly landscapes: the « beauty Tsingy »; the « sculpted Tsingy »; the Green lake; the Bat caves and the sacred Antakarana grotto.

Wildlife is also rewarded here with interesting bird and mammal site, reptiles; botanists or simple enthusiast can find their own also in here. A life moment for sure you will always want to share the experience.

Pic nic lunch.

Diner and night at LE RELAIS DE L’ANKARANA*.

DAY 7 : Ankarana National Park – Ankify (165 Km, roughly 4h drive)

Breakfast. we leave this wonderful area and start to drive through villages and cities with the ambianced Ambilobe: cradle village of the Antankarana Kingdom and cross the mighty Mahavavy bridge with such daily life sceneries along. Then we will drive on heart of the Sambirano Valley where the vegetation changes again to turn green over mountain and hills.

Soon we will reach different plantation of cocoa and perfumed Ylang Ylang. Visit of Millot’s Plantation. Lunch there before we land in Ankify, a charming bourgade with nice beaches and mangroves. The must place to boat connect the nearby island of Nosy Be.

Diner and overnight at ANKIFY LODGE***. Limited electricity

DAY 8:Ankify – Nosy Be

Have breakfast at the hotel and then embark on speed boat to Nosy Be.

The riding is about 45mn. On your arrival at Nosy Be port, you will be transferred to your hotel.

Accordingly, possibility to start to sightseeing around the island: Mont Passot, Lokobe, Ylang Ylang distillery, market,… or by your own for the day.

Nosy be is the perfume island by its spices plantations as ylang-ylang, coffee, pepper, ginger. Its beautiful beaches and superb submarines have much more to seduce you.

Diner and overnight at ANJIAMARANGO BEACH RESORT***.

DAY 9: Nosy Be - 2 isles (Nosy Komba et Nosy Tanikely)

Breakfast. You embark on boat for a day excursion towards the two islands.

Picnic Lunch.

First stop Nosy Komba : The lemurs Island is the home of Komba lemurs which is considered as sacred and insular. Nosy Komba is the best place to see lemurs in their natural habitat. This is the right place for nature-lovers and swimmers for its beautiful beaches with turquoise and clear sea water. You will also see the table clothes market, then through the village for a moment of shopping with the famous sculpture of Nosy Komba, its colorful stalls and its smiling faces.

Second stop: Nosy Tanikely is a protected submarine natural reserve. Snorkelling equipment is all you need to dive into a real life size of aquarium. A few steps from the

beach, you can see all kinds of corals, anemones, multicolored fishes, shellfish, and if you are lucky you’ll see turtles.

Bathing, strolling to the lighthouse in order to see giant bats and lemurs, lizards, chameleons and butterflies.

Diner and overnight at ANJIAMARANGO BEACH RESORT***.

DAY 10: Nosy Be

Breakfast. Enjoy a leisure of relaxing day under the sun.

Diner and overnight at ANJIAMARANGO BEACH RESORT.

DAY 11: Nosy Be

Breakfast. Enjoy a leisure of relaxing day under the sun.

Diner and overnight at ANJIAMARANGO BEACH RESORT.

DAY12: Nosy Be – Fly home

After breakfast, depending your timetable flight, your driver will take you to Nosy be airport to fly back to Antananarivo.

At Ivato airport, you will do the transit to your flight back home.

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