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Madagascar The Charm Of The North

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The trip will begin from Antananarivo, the capital of Madagascar and lead you to the Northern part of the Island. During the tour, you will have the opportunity to visit the Amber Mountain National Park with its waterfalls and its crowned lemurs, the wondrous Red Tsingy and the amazing Tsingy of Ankarana with its sharp edges of limestone. After this wonderful discovery, you will end up your trip i...

The trip will begin from Antananarivo, the capital of Madagascar and lead you to the Northern part of the Island. During the tour, you will have the opportunity to visit the Amber Mountain National Park with its waterfalls and its crowned lemurs, the wondrous Red Tsingy and the amazing Tsingy of Ankarana with its sharp edges of limestone. After this wonderful discovery, you will end up your trip in Nosy Be the perfumed island, which is Madagascar’s first tourist destination. The beautiful beach of Nosy Be will you invite you for swimming, diving and snorkelling.

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Customizable tour itinerary

This tour idea is fully customizable

This itinerary has been crafted by our Local Agency with one idea in mind: to inspire you. Every element can be adapted to your needs and your interests, from duration to accommodation and activities.

Day 1: Welcome to Antananarivo, Madagascar! Tonga Soa!

At your arrival, you will be welcomed at Ivato international airport by the team of our agency, and then we will transfer you to the hotel. If time allows, we will give you some briefing of the tour.

Distance: 10 km by car – about 20 min - Meals: Breakfast and Dinner included

Visited:
Antananarivo
Accommodation
Night at Ny Telomiova (Antananarivo)

Day 2: Flight to the northern part of Madagascar

According to the flight’s schedule, you will be transferred to the airport to get to Diego in the northern part of Madagascar. If time allows, you will visit the famous three Bays of Diego, the Bay of Dunes, the Bay of Sakalava and the Bay of Pigeons. A bathing is almost unavoidable.

Flight duration: 01 hour and a half - Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

Visited:
Antananarivo Diego Suarez
Accommodation
Suarez Hôtel (Diego Suarez)

Day 3: Excursion in the Emerald Sea

In the morning, you will leave the hotel for a full-day excursion. You will be driven to the Ramena beach. From there, you will cross the bay in a fishing boat; you will pass through the red rock and will arrive in the blue glowing sea. Afterwards, you will land on an isolated island and you can swim on the sea to take profit of it. On the way back, you will admire the most spectacular coral of the emerald sea. Then, after the outing you will get back to the hotel.

Boat duration: about 45 min - Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

Visited:
Diego Suarez
Accommodation
Suarez Hôtel (Diego Suarez)

Day 4: Hiking through the Amber Mountain National Park

In the morning, you will depart for the Amber Mountain which is about 25 km from Diego. At your arrival,you will be transferred to the hotel. Then, you will make a hiking in the park to discover the large, small waterfall and the botanical path. The famous crowned lemurs are also in their natural habitats. After the visit, you will go back to the hotel.

Hiking: 03 hours - Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

Visited:
Diego Suarez
Accommodation
Nature Lodge (Diego Suarez)

Day 5: Stroll in the heart of Red Tsingy

After breakfast, you will drive to Ankarana. On the way, you will visit the red tsingy. This original geological formation related to the combination of bushfire and infiltration of rain water offer a surnatural landscape of any beauty. After the visit, you will move on to Ankarana.

Distance: 120 km by car – 05 hours - Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

Accommodation
Ankarana Lodge. (Ankarana)

Day 6: Hike through the Tsingy

This day is dedicated for the visit of the Tsingy of Ankarana which is like sharp needles of limestone, with a very thick network of faults, underground cave and lake. In fact, they offer one of the most spectacular landscapes of the big Island. Various species of animal and plant still kept their cradle and their habitat there. You will have picnic lunch in the reserve. After the visit, you will get back to the hotel.

Hiking: 04 hours - Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

Visited:
Ankarana
Accommodation
Ankarana Lodge. (Ankarana)

Day 7: Nosy Be Island, Here we are!

After breakfast, you will leave the hotel and go to Ankify passing through the town of Ambanja and Ambilobe with its cocoa plantation. At your arrival, you will take the boat to Nosy Be. Located in the north-west part, Nosy Be is Madagascar’s first tourist destination. The island has preserved its authentic feature. The welcoming population, the natural charm of its sites, the aromas and the colours provide us numerous excursions, activities and discoveries.

Cruise duration: about 45 min - Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

Visited:
Ankarana Ankify Nosy Be
Accommodation
Night at Hotel Gerard et Francine (Nosy Be)

Day 8: Nosy Komba and Tanikely islets

After breakfast, you will depart for Ambatoloaka port where you will take the boat to the surrounding islands. You will make an excursion to Nosy Komba with its black lemurs and its inhabitants. Then you will continue to Nosy Tanikely for its diving site. In the afternoon, you will go back to the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

Visited:
Ambatoloaka Nosy Be
Accommodation
Night at Hotel Gerard et Francine (Nosy Be)

Day 9: Meeting with the Famous Black Lemurs in Lokobe

This day will be dedicated to the discovery of the natural and integral reserve of Lokobe which is the only original forest left on the island. You will hike in the forest to meet the famous black lemurs called "Eulemur macaco" which is a flagship species in the area, and other diversity of endemic fauna and flora in the area. After the visit, you will go back to the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

Visited:
Nosy Be
Accommodation
Night at Hotel Gerard et Francine (Nosy Be)

Day 10: Relaxing and Spending Free Time

You have this day off on your own. Therefore, you can spend it by taking a peaceful rest at the seaside of Nosy Be. Otherwise, you can optionally follow the activities proposed by the hotel such as a tour of the island.

​Meals: Breakfast and dinner included

Visited:
Nosy Be
Accommodation
Night at Hotel Gerard et Francine (Nosy Be)

Day 11: Back to the Capital City

After these few days of discovery and relaxation in Nosy Be, you will return toward Antananarivo the capital of Madagascar. So, according to your flight's schedule, you will be transferred to the airport of Nosy Be and land at Ivato International airport. At your arrival you will be picked up and transferred to the hotel.

Flight duration: 1h30min - Distance: 27 km by car – 45 min depending on the traffic jam - ​Meals: Breakfast and dinner included

Visited:
Nosy Be Antananarivo
Accommodation
Ny Andrin'ny Soa (Antananarivo)

Day 12: Amazing visit of Ambohimanga

In the morning, you will go to Ambohimanga, the cradle of the Merina monarchy. There, the history of Madagascar will be brought closer. After that, you will make a city tour to discover the old architecture of the capital from the top end of the town and the administrative buildings and right after that, you will purchase some souvenir items at the craft market. Then, you will go back to the hotel.

​Meals: Breakfast and dinner included

Visited:
Antananarivo Ambohimanga
Accommodation
Ny Andrin'ny Soa (Antananarivo)

Day 13: Departure to the country of the destination, Veloma!

After a pleasant stay in Madagascar with full of new memories and pictures, you will go back to the country of your destination. So, according to your flight’s schedule, you will be transferred to Ivato International Airport and takeoff. With our gratitude, we will say “Thank you” and hopefully we shall meet again soon in Madagascar. Have a safe flight back home!

Visited:
Antananarivo

Antananarivo Diego Suarez Ankarana Ankify Nosy Be Ambatoloaka Ambohimanga

Price details

This tour idea is fully customizable

The price reflects this specific itinerary and is designed to give you an idea of the budget required for this destination. Throughout the trip-planning process, our local agency will tailor your itinerary around your budget.

Approx. $3,570 / 13 days
Excluding international flights
Price per person, based on double occupancy

Included in price:

  • Accommodation on half  board during the tour
  • Picnic lunches from the day 2 to day 9
  • Transportation in a private car with an English speaking driver during the tour
  • All transfers
  • Local guide and entrance fees in parks mentioned in the program

Not included in price:

  • Long haul air tickets and taxes
  • The Visa fees of around £ 23  that you should pay at the airport
  • All lunches which are not mentioned in the program
  • Domestic flights mentioned above
  • Tips and extra personal items
  • All the activities during the day off

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