Discover The Wealth Of Northern Madagascar , Madagascar

Overview

Discover the wealth of Northern Madagascar

The main aim of this tour is simple, to observe the way of Malagasy peoples lives, day to day.

You will visit Diego Suarez, the Amber Mountain, the Tsingy of Ankarana, Nosy Be - all places that evoke northern Madagascar and diversity.

Highlights include;

Diego Suarez Bay and its surroundings

The lemurs at Amber Mountain National Park

The discovery of the Red Tsingy and Ankarana

The atmosphere and buzz of Nosy Be

What is Included

All Prices indicated are in Euros. Single Room Supplement: EUR 535

  • 7 Nights Half-Board accommodation (Breakfast & Dinner; some picnic lunches included)
  • English-speaking guide
  • 4WD vehicle, maximum 4 per vehicle

Excludes;

  • Most Lunches
  • One-way internal flight Antananarivo - Diego Suarez and one-way internal flight Nosy Be - Antananarivo (costs subject to seat availability at the time of booking). See flight costs below - airfares subject to change without prior notice.

Antananarivo - Diego Suarez one-way flight:

LOW SEASON:  From EUR 232

January 11th - July 9th 2019

September 12th - October 31st 2019

December 1st - 17th 2019

HIGH SEASON:  From EUR 250

July 10th - September 11th 2019

November 1st - 30th 2019

December 18th 2019 - January 10th 2020 

 

Nosy Be - Antananarivo one-way flight:

LOW SEASON:  From EUR 232

January 11th - July 9th 2019

September 12th - October 31st 2019

December 1st - 17th 2019

HIGH SEASON:  From EUR 250

July 10th - September 11th 2019

November 1st - 30th 2019

December 18th 2019 - January 10th 2020 

Detailed Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrive at Antananarivo Airport, met and transferred to your hotel. Depending on your arrival time, you can choose to relax only, or relax, then walk with a historian guide towards upper town to discover the old town around the Queen's Palace. Dinner and overnight at Relais Des Plateaux, Antananarivo.

Day 2: After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your 1 & a half hour flight to Diego Suarez. Met and immediately drive towards the huge Diego bay & Sakalava bay, where you will walk for 2 - 4 hours along the beach, passing through the desert Pigeons and Dunes bays, with a picnic lunch at Orangea. Head back towards Joffreville. Dinner and overnight at Nature Lodge, Diego Suarez.

Day 3: After breakfast, visit the Amber Mountain National Park with a local guide. This is the 1st Park in Madagascar, with a variety of vegetation; tree ferns, palms, orchids and several rare species of trees, with waterfalls & crater lakes along the way. There are 7 types of lemurs in this forest, among them are crowned lemur and Sandorf lemur. You may also come across chameleons, gecko, leaf tailed gecko and lots of colorful birds. There is a possibility of walking back to the hotel, should you wish. A picnic lunch will be included during your walk. Dinner and overnight at Nature Lodge, Diego Suarez.

Day 4: Today after breakfast, you will leave Joffreville Village and drive towards Ankarana National Park. Turn off midway to visit the Red Tsingy. Although the geological formation of the Red Tsingy is the same as Tsingy of Ankarana, they were formed some thousands of years apart. Another difference is that the Red Tsingy was formed due to the erosion of sandstone, whereas that of Tsingy of Ankarana was due to limestone. Picnic lunch included. Drive back on to the main road and onward to your hotel. Dinner and overnight at Iharana Bush Camp.

Day 5: Spend half the day exploring Tsingy-Tsingy, Laka-Laka lake and the panoramic view of Ambatomiloloha. There's a private path with ladders, bridges and guardrails for Iharana Bush Camp's guests. You can start exploring either on foot or by boat. Your guide will take you until chameleon cave. Jean Claude Dobrilla - the Tsingy's specialist, designed this tour and also initiated the designing of Bemaraha National Park, which is open to everyone and is completely unique due to the biodiversity, and the endemic ecosystem. You will see lemurs, butterflies, invertebrates and bird species such as heron, cattle egret, kingfishers and drongos. Take a canoe ride on the famous lake, where you can experience peace & calm moments. Towards the end of the day, at sunset, finish your gentle walk at Ambatomiloloha's panoramic viewpoint, where you can enjoy sundowners. Dinner and overnight at Iharana Bush Camp.

Day 6: After a relaxing previous day, this morning, you will drive through cashew trees, coffee, cocoa & ylang-ylang plantations towards Ambanja, to get to Ankify which faces Nosy Be. Take a 45-minute speed boat to get across to Hellville, Nosy Be's capital. From the port, you will be transferred to your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Your guide will not be with you in Nosy Be. Dinner and overnight at Vanila Hotel.

Day 7: Morning at leisure with breakfast at your hotel. Then transfer to the airport for your onward flight to Antananarivo. Upon arrival into Antananarivo, depending on flight arrival time, stop at the crafts market, or otherwise drive straight to your hotel. Dinner and overnight at Palissandre Hotel & Spa.

Day 8: Breakfast at the hotel, with the rest of the morning/day at leisure. Transfer to the airport to catch your international flight back home.

 

 

DISCOVER THE WEALTH OF NORTHERN MADAGASCAR, MADAGASCAR

Packages
11 Jan , 2019
10 Jan , 2020
From $ 1445
For each of 2 Persons
11 Jan , 2019
10 Jan , 2020
From $ 1125
For each of 11 Persons
11 Jan , 2019
10 Jan , 2020
From $ 1145
For each of 10 Persons
11 Jan , 2019
10 Jan , 2020
From $ 1180
For each of 9 Persons
11 Jan , 2019
10 Jan , 2020
From $ 1135
For each of 8 Persons
11 Jan , 2019
10 Jan , 2020
From $ 1155
For each of 7 Persons
11 Jan , 2019
10 Jan , 2020
From $ 1190
For each of 6 Persons
11 Jan , 2019
10 Jan , 2020
From $ 1240
For each of 5 Persons
11 Jan , 2019
10 Jan , 2020
From $ 1195
For each of 4 Persons
11 Jan , 2019
10 Jan , 2020
From $ 1305
For each of 3 Persons
11 Jan , 2019
10 Jan , 2020
From $ 1115
For each of 12 Persons

At A Glance

Day 1: Arrival into Antananarivo. Relais Des Plateaux, Antananarivo.

Day 2: Morning flight of 1 hour 15 minutes to Diego Duarez.  Drive straight towards the huge Diego Bay. Walk along the beach with picnic lunch included. Head back to Joffreville. Duration: 2 - 4 hours walk. Nature Lode, Diego Suarez.

Day 3: Visit Amber Mountain National Park with picnic lunch included. Duration: 2 - 4 hours walk. Nature Lodge, Diego Suarez.

Day 4: Drive to Ankarana National Park via Red Tsingy with picnic lunch included. Distance - 180kms. Duration - +/- 4 hours. Iharana Bush Camp, Ankarana National Park.

Day 5: Iharana Bush Camp, Ankarana National Park.

Day 6: Drive towards Ambanja and join Ankify facing Nosy Be. Take a speed boat for 45 minutes to reach Hellville, Nosy Be's capital. Distance - 120kms. Duration - +/- 4 hours drive. Vanila Hotel, Nosy Be.

Day 7: One & a quarter hour's flight to Antananarivo. Palissandre Hotel & Spa, Antananarivo.

Day 8: Depart for your flight back home

Ideal For

  • Wildlife enthusiasts looking for a different safari experience other than the traditional safari experience
  • Lemurs enthusiasts
  • Cultural enthusiasts
  • Those people interested in different environments such as Tsingys (translated into English as where one cannot walk barefoot)
  • People who don't mind long drives daily
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