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Overview

If you are looking for adventures and relaxations, this tour is for you. You will discover places, far away from the beaten tracks. Get excited: You will stroll in one of the most beautiful bay in the world! Encounter Madagascar’s amazing fauna in the Montagne d'Ambre National Park. Hiking on the breathtaking rooftop of the Tsingy and enjoying a fantastic panorama. We will have a unique experience here as we few days will stay overnight in the tree bungalows – literally huts built in trees! Make the most of the clear blue ocean by swimming with sea turtles in Nosy Hara.

Key infomration

Price 1850 € per pax (109€/day)
Duration 17 days
Transport A car, aircraft
Distance about 1230 km
Camp No
Difficulity Easily
Regions North and around Diego Suarez; Tana and around

Day by day

Arrival at Antananarivo

Tongasoa aty Madagasikara! Dear friends, welcome to Madagascar! We will do our very best to make your trip in Madagascar unforgettable! Our bureau's team will be at the airport to welcome you from your international flight. Your special tour will begin in Antananarivo, where we will go by car, but before getting to a hotel we will visit the Ivato crocodile farm, also called “Croc Farm”. Spanning three hectares, this lush green oasis is ideal for you to relax, we know that having an international flight is tiring.

Afterwards, we will go by car to your nice hotel, where a prepared-room with a comfortable bed will be available for you to have a rest. Discover the City of a Thousand as you are taken to hotel where you will stay overnight. And in the evening after dinner, over a cocktail we discuss our program.

From the first day to the last day our experienced and professional guide and the driver will be next to you, they are near to make sure you have everything you need, so don’t worry about it. Tomorrow we are leaving the capital city.

Arriving in Tana;

Visit in the Ivato crocodile farm, also called “Croc Farm”, lunch and cocktails;

Accommodation at the hotel, Bed & Breakfast;

Dinner and discussion our program.

Antananarivo – Diego Suarez

This morning, depending on the flight schedule, we will proceed to your transfer to the airport and flight to Diego Suarez.

Let’s enjoy it and discover this amazing place. We get started at the famous bay of Diego Suarez. Start gathering highlights from today on: enjoy exploring the beaches, swimming in the sea before going for a walk along the coast. Relax. Enjoy the view of the picturesque Sugar Loaf Mountain. Delight in the baobab trees and the traditional fishing village of Ramena.

«Three bays» of Diego Suarez. Their name evokes the change of scenery... French Bay, Sugar Loaf, Bay of Sakalavas, Bay of Pigeons, Bay of Dunes, Cape Miné, Orangea, Ramena... This "tricolor" trip offers a course with infinite color palettes, in all its nuances with its succession of bays and beaches, the white of the sand, sometimes pink, sometimes golden, sometimes blond. A lunch taken from lunch baskets in the heart of the Dunes’ Bay and we continue towards the numerous military vestiges from the Colonial past - the Miné cape, the lighthouse, cannons, and Orangea beach, where we will stay until late afternoon.

Later on, dinner will be served at your hotel, and you will stay there overnight.

Flight to Diego Suarez;

Distance: about 800 km;

Drive time: about 3 hours;

Lunch – picnic on the beach;

Accommodation at the hotel, Bed & Breakfast: Allamanda Hotel.

Diego - Cap D'ambre - Baie du Courrier and Nosy Hara

After breakfast, we will departure (by a car 4*4, on quad, or on motorbike) towards the extreme north of Madagascar and its awesome lighthouse, in the middle of nowhere: where Indian Ocean meets Mozambique Channel. Crossing the plain of Cap D'ambre and lunch in the village of Lotsohina. Visit of the lighthouse, picnic on the spot to celebrate your visiting the extreme tip of Madagascar. You will continue your adventure by driving down south west to the Baie du Courrier near the Nosy Hara. Dinner at Madiro Kitamby (the specialty seafood and fish) and night in the rustic bungalows along the Mozambique Channel.

Distance: about 120 km;

Transport: a car 4*4, or quad, or motorbike;

Cap D'ambre;

Baie du Courrier;

Accommodation at the hotel, Full Board: Madiro Kitamby Lodge.

Baie du Courrier and Nosy Hara archipelago Marine National Park

A few days at the edge of the world...  takes you through some truly stunning landscapes. You go on to know gradually the richest in diversity and beauty of the amazing uncommon kind in the north. It includes land, coast and sea. Following discovery of the earth’s natural beauty, marine and coastal excursions offers you the admiration of an unforgettable holiday.

It is the starting point for many tourist activities: hiking, deep-sea fishing, snorkeling or diving. To top it all, this is the entrance to the small neighboring islands such as Nosy Hara archipelago Marine National Park, Goat Island, Gull Island, an arch of wild and magical nature (Tortoises, Terns, Whales, Dolphin) which will surprise the lovers of nature.

The setting is ideal to spend a holiday by the sea with family or lovers. Here you will spend unusual nights in the bush camp and facing the sea. Peaceful evenings under the sky lit by constellations of stars.

Here, you will ensure that you do not lack anything for a pleasant and safe stay. Let yourself be tempted by this tourist destination that will take you to the heart of the Courrier Bay.

Baie du Courrier - Click here to learn more - You can choose the program of your days: between a sea excursion to discover the surrounding islands of the archipelago of Nosy Hara and their coral reefs populated by fish of all kinds or a simple stroll along the coast with deserted beaches, your days will be full;

The discovery of the Nosy Hara archipelago, a small paradise that nature offers us;

Accommodation - Situated on the seafront on a beach close to the mangrove, below the Windsor Castle, Madiro Kitamby offers individual bungalows, or rather traditional Malagasy huts, typical of the region. The cottage is a family home where conviviality is the key word;

Full board.

Windsor Castle - Cape Diego - Diego Suarez

Full breakfast with exceptional overlooking the Island Nosy Hara National Marine Park. After, we will conquer Windsor Castle, this small fort from colonial times, overhanging a rocky hill 391mts high. The climb is worthy: The view is fabulous because it is the only place in the region where you can see Mozambique Channel (West), Indian Ocean, Diego Suarez (East), and Amber Cape (North) in the same panorama! You will continue to the old military camp of Diego Cape and its old airstrip, very animated and strategic in the old times. Lunch in the cave close to the camp. Back to Diego for an arrival at the end of the afternoon.

Distance: about 120 km;

Transport: a car 4*4, or quad, or motorbike;

Accommodation at the hotel, Bed & Breakfast: Allamanda Hotel.

Montagne d’Ambre National Park

After breakfast, we will take 40-minute trip for come to Montagne d’Ambre National Park.

Are you keen to explore the Amber Mountain National Park? Today we will make amazing discoveries. Trust our tour guide. We will spend the day exploring the forest trails and waterfalls in the Montagne d’Ambre which is rich in both animal and plant life (including orchids). Just enjoy strolling around, don’t think about dinner. We’re taking care of it at the hotel where you will stay overnight.

The amazing Montagne d’Ambre, covered by lush vegetation and thick green mantle of rainforest, reaches 1475 m at its peak. And as a wonderful oasis, it towers up in the middle of a dry savannah. This mountain is enriched by endemic species like 77 species of birds, 7 species of lemurs and 24 species of amphibians. The park is home to two species of nocturnal lemurs and five diurnal species, especially the crowned lemurs or Eulemur Coronatus. These primates live in harmony with reptiles, amphibians and endemic birds. If you are lucky, you will see the smallest chameleon in the world, the brookesia.

Walks in the Montagne d’Ambre National Park. Hiking trails include very nice trips to the big waterfall (grande cascade) with a steepy way back and a very comfortable, easy to walk promeande to the green lake (Lac verte). In theory, the park has 30 km of tracks.

Lunch – picnic;

Accommodation at the hotel, Bed & Breakfast:

Nature Lodge;

The Litchi Tree;

Le Domaine de Fontenay 4*.

Montagne d’Ambre - Ankarana National Park

So thrilled about what happened yesterday, Montagne d’Ambre is such a great experience! What next? Today we head to Ankarana National Park.

We want you to discover the Red Tsingy in the Southern East mountains of Diego Suarez, on your way to Jofreville. Located right at the bedrocks of eroded canyons, within the single sedimentary basin of Madagascar and heterogeneous vegetation, the Tsingy are made of sandstone, marl and limestone. This place is breathtaking landscape. It looks like time abandoned giant coral in the middle of nowhere, which turns grey of sadness. And the set is just gorgeous!

Let’s continue the tour to reach your hotel for lunch. You will get there towards the middle of the afternoon. Already today we will have time to stroll a little in the Ankarana National Park.

After lunch, we will then get a chance to explore the park and its wildlife. This afternoon we will visit Perte de Riviere – which is the gateway to a series of caves leading to the ocean. During your stay in Ankarana, you will discover the vast subterranean network of the massif which will reveal you a big part of the values of the Antakarana culture. In addition, we will make a walk for several hours towards the "Small Tsingy" and the "big bat cave". You’ll enjoy marveling at stunning Tsingy massif.

In evening, you can exploring the lodge and its surrounding.

Distance: about 130 km;

Drive time: about 3 hours on a slightly bumpy road;

discover the Tsingy Rouges;

Stroll in the Ankarana National Park;

Accommodation at the hotel, Bed & Breakfast:

Ankarana Lodge;

Iharana Bush Camp;

or similar – (or camp).

Ankarana National Park (Tsingy Ankarana)

How your yesterdays little stroll in the surroundings? Today you will have a great day to explore this amazing Ankarana National Park with the Tsingy and the canyons. Accessible at any period of the year by the Eastern side, the beauty of this unique landscape will make your passage a real disorientation. In dry seasons, its western part will surprise you even more: the big sinkhole and the caves, the canyons as well as the suspension bridges are real treasures, and always sparkling.

The trails are not easy but are feasible for anyone with a moderate level of fitness. Our discovery plan can vary depending on your physical conditions. Still, if you suffer dizziness, please stay safe by refraining yourself. Depending on your interest and physical conditions, several types of tours are suggested through the reliefs, dripstone caves, and natural trails.

We will be back tonight for dinner, and you will have an overnight stay at your hotel.

Full day exploring  Ankarana National Park;

Lunch – picnic;

Night walk;

Overnight at the lodge.

Montagne des Francais reserve and Jungle Park

Today we head to Montagne des Francais reserve, a unique and exceptional area of adventure and discovery, just a short 3 hours by road, but a very different environment – a tropical dry forest with Baobab trees, caves, fish eagles and lemurs.

The Jungle Park is inscribed in a development program of responsible tourism linked to sports and eco-tourism activities. The camp is a tourism center located at the very opening of a world of adventure in the natural park of “Ambohitra Antsingy”, at the heart of “La vallée des perroquets” (Parrot Valley). The Jungle Park is the door to the world of adventure. This is a place that brings pleasure to all those who travels with us.

We will have a unique experience here as we will stay overnight in the tree bungalows – literally huts built in trees! The accommodation is located in an exceptional ecosetting, there are three options for accommodation:

Jungle Lodge - a real eco village;

Jungle House. Sleep in the trees!...;

The Jungle Camp (parrot camp) is the Jungle Park campground.

We have many activities for everyone. Click here to learn more and choose just for yourself.

In addition, take a look what else we offer for you:

*Quad ride "Between Earth and Sea", one day of a thrill;

*Ampondrafeta, Pirate Bay and the baobabs forest quad-trip, one-day;

*Dhow Excursions in the bays of Diego Suarez;

Full board.

Emerald Sea and Sakalava bay

This morning we head to Sakalava bay and Emerald Sea.  With beautiful white sand and a shallow lagoon with pristine waters this is a perfect family destination to end your time in Madagascar. It is protected swirls of the Indian Ocean by a coral reef and the islands Nosy Diego and Nosy Suarez, and closed by the Babaomby peninsula where proudly stands a native forest, dominate by the baobabs with their size. Other islands framing the Emerald Sea are: Nosy Antaly Be, Nosy Antaly Kely, Nosy Lava and Nosy Toreky.

A time to enjoy the activities in this wild beauty place. Snorkeling, swimming, or simply relaxing are among the interesting leisure activities. Beside sunbathing and swimming, Emerald Sea is ideal for snorkeling, kitesurfing and windsurfing. We can be organized day excursions kitesurfing to Emerald Bay and to the islets. Animations and laughing are on the program! At the same time, a picnic lunch of seafood in the menu will be prepared by a team of professionals.

You can choose to extend your stay with some extra days on the beach if you prefer.

ENJOY THESE... experiences:

Snorkeling;

swimming;

relaxing;

Sunbathing;

Kitesurfing;

Windsurfing;

Kiteboarding School;

Accommodation at the hotel, Full board:

Le Babaomby Island Lodge;

Sakalava Lodge.

Diego Suarez - Antananarivo

Today you will proceed to your transfer to the airport and prepare yourself for a safe flight to Antananarivo. Departure time usually at 09-00. Transfer in your hotel in Tana.

Excursion "Tana-city" and Goodbye-dinner in the cozy atmosphere of the Le Restaurant «La Varangue».

We also can make visit the Chocolaterie Robert factory and Chocolatière boutique. Chocolaterie Robert is a traditional cocoa producer and chocolate maker using Trinitario and Criollo cocoa beans organically grown in the Sambirano region (Ambanja). The result is an irresistible range of pralines and chocolate bars made by ancient recipes containing only natural Malagasy ingredients. Prize-winner "GOLDEN BEAN AWARD 2017".

Alternatively, we can make visit The PALA. The PALA jewelers is a gem trader with a reputation for its premium quality gemstones and handcrafted jewelry design. Established in 1922, PALA is one of the original gem traders of Indian heritage to have settled on Madagascar. Today, the PALA Group is in its third generation of business.

Flight to Tana;

Distance: about 800 km;

Drive time: about 3 hours;

Excursion Chocolaterie Robert factory and Chocolatière boutique;

Excursion The PALA jewelers;

Excursion "Tana-city";

Goodbye-dinner in the Le Restaurant «La Varangue».

Accommodation at the hotel, Bed & Breakfast: The Sakamanga Hotel 3* or De France Hotel 3* or Colbert Hotel 4*  or Hotel La Varangue or Maison Gallieni.

Flight Home

Today your tour ends. A transfer back to the airport Ivato. We wish you a comfortable journey home and are sure you will take with you some wonderful memories of Madagascar. Experienced travelers are used to goodbyes, but that doesn't mean they get any easier. When the time comes to depart the wonderful Madagascar, we wouldn't be surprised if you were already planning a return trip!

Transfer to the airport Ivato.

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Included in price

PLEASE NOTE: The price indicated is per person sharing room (DBL or TWIN), it is based on 2 Persons. If the group is of 4, 6, 8, 10 Persons, the price decreases.

*Pick up and drop off;

*Accommodations in standard hotels/bungalows (similar to European hotels 3*), bed & breakfast (D3-7, D10-11 Full board);

*Car 4x4 with a driver;

*Fuel;

*Services of your professional, experienced, English-speaking personal guide-escort (French or Russian language);

*Entrance fees to parks and reserves and the services of local guides;

*Picnics in the stipulated places at the program;

*Excursions and visits as per itinerary (Unless labeled as optional or additional)

*All transfers, including water transport;

*Government taxes and fees, including TVA and tourist tax at hotels;

*Bottled mineral water in the vehicle.

Not included in price

*International air travel;

*Air Madagascar Internal flight (Booking only. If NDAO-i-Travel Madagascar is responsible for issuing domestic flights, payment for all flights will be requested in order to confirm them);

*Visa fee (single entry 1 month visa currently 27 Euros, issued on arrival);

*Your medical insurance;

*Personal items and expenses;

*Soft and alcoholic drinks in hotels;

*Lunches en-route, lunches and dinners (except in places mentioned half or full board), Goodbye-dinner, Lunch in the crocodile farm;

*Additional activities and excursions (for diving, cruising, fishing, quad etc, pre-booking is required);

*Special Requirements: to be specified during your order.

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