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Nosy Be Archipelago: Nature & Beaches

Key attractions

Overview

This colorful journey awaits you - this trip is rich discovery of biodiversity, especially snorkeling. You will admire and appreciate the various landscapes, characterizing the north region: the sea, the beaches, cocoas of Nosy Be and also the primary wet forest, flora and fauna. Each day of your sojourn is animated by variety excursions and surprise contacts. In addition to the sun, sea and sand, there are lemurs, abundant chameleons, the scent of ylang and vanilla, a market where you can bargain for spices, sacred lakes, villages and forests – all within easy reach of your hotel.

Key infomration

Price 1600 € per pax (114€/day)
Duration 14 days
Transport Aircraft, motorboats
Distance --
Camp No
Difficulity Easy peasy
Regions Nosy Be and Islands around; Tana and around

Day by day

Arrival at Antananarivo

Today is a great day! The first date) Your first taste of Madagascar will be your arrival in Antananarivo (or Tana, as it is known by the locals) from your international flight. We will do our very best to make our trip in Madagascar unforgettable! Our bureau's team will be at the airport to welcome you from your international flight.

Our North Madagascar Family Tour will begin in Antananarivo, where we will depart by car, but before catching a hotel we will visit in 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.

After, we will depart by car to your nice hotel, where a prepared-room with a comfortable bed will be available for you to rest. Once there, refresh yourself. Look by the window, you made it! Take time to unpack what you need for tonight, rest and be ready for tomorrow! 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, so don’t worry about it, they are near to make sure you have everything you need. 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.

Hey, Nosy Be!

This morning, depending on the flight schedule, we will proceed to your transfer to the airport and flight to Nosy Be. Let’s enjoy it and discover this amazing place.

Nosy Be is the haven of peace received many qualifications from visitors, to indicate its beauty but it seems that the term “ paradise on earth” is best adapted to qualify the extremely rare beauty of this island, which means not easily seen from other parts of the planet. The other terms, like the pearl of the Indian Ocean, does not completely manage to qualify it because it does not evoke the width of its splendor.

The ocean, transparent and pure, is the most obvious part of its beauty. Waterfalls and sacred trees are also sites to come to admire, but the unmissable would be the sunset that you would observe at the top of Mount Passot. On the program: fishing, exploring mangroves or visiting ylang ylang distilleries. You can embark on cruises and tours to archipelagos composed of truly heavenly small islands. Sailing among dozens of canoes is an incomparable pleasure! Fishing, snorkeling, or seascapes fan?

What do I do once there? As said before: “Doing everything or doing nothing, both are great and possible.” Nosy Be has enough to do that you can fill many days here. Just enjoy your day; as usual we will take care of the all.

For your accommodation on the Nosy Be, we suggest you hotels and lodges, which will meet your expectations: Chez Eugénie Hotel from 35 euros; d’Anjiamarango Beach Resort from 39 euros; Nosy Lodge 3* from 45 euros; Hôtel Les Boucaniers from 52 euros; Hotel Nosy Be Loharano Madagascar from 80 euros; Arc en ciel Boutique Hotel 3* from 85 euros; l'Heure Bleue Hotel from 89 euros; Manga Soa Lodge from 95 euros; Vanila Hotel and SPA from 98 euros; Le Ravintsara Wellness Hotel 4* from 224 euros.

Flight to Nosy Be;

Distance: about 650 km;

Drive time: about 3 hours;

To whet your Island hopping appetite, we’re offer a look at few of the most popular things you can do together with us on the lush and charming Nosy Be:

The incredible beaches of Nosy Be;

Diving off the coast of Nosy Sakatia;

Diving for everyone in waters of Nosy Be;

Cruise by a catamaran in waters Nosy Be archipelago;

Big Fishing in waters of Nosy Be archipelago;

Whale watching at Nosy Be (July to September);

Helicopter tour above the Nosy Be island and its archipelago.

Quad and Farniente in Nosy Be

Explore Nosy Be in an unprecedented way. Relax and feel strong through off-the-beaten paths: the quad. A superb quad adventure through Nosy Be awaits you!

Around 8:30 am departure from the hotel, on the quad, for an unusual journey inside the island, to the discovery of exceptional landscapes. Adrenaline rush and rapture guaranteed!

Nosy Be is unveiled to you in an unprecedented way: ylang-ylang, lemurs, historic vestiges, the unmissable Mont Passot... A busy day to discover the island of perfume!

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Nosy Sakatia, the island with orchids

The so called Orchids Island is still unspoilt piece of paradise, offering excellent snorkeling, diving and moderate hiking. Nosy Sakatia is known for its flowers but also it has many other riches.

Discover the chameleons, birds or rare medicinal plants that you will encounter during your day which naturally takes place under the sign of discovery.

Your day begins with a ride on a traditional dugout canoe. Immersion in the Malagasy atmosphere that is "mora-mora" where you will take the time to appreciate all that surrounds you.

Possibility of safari-turtles.

During the afternoon, you will enjoy private beach to the fullest, its bar and hammocks, but you will also have the opportunity to take a tour of the surroundings and the superb views of the island Nosy Be.

Click here to view more information of the "Visit to the Nosy Sakatia, the island of orchids";

There is an excellent opportunity for diving - from beginners to professionals.

Nosy Komba

Do you like trekking? Discovery? The great outdoors? Nosy Komba is the ideal place for an easy hike, off the beaten track and in the forest, in the heart of a nature that is almost intact and an abundance of wildlife.

Island rich in biodiversity and panoramas through the day way Robinson Crusoe. Combine history and culture with the inhabitants of this charming piece of land. Wonderful guaranteed.

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Nosy Iranja

It is one of the most beautiful islands around Nosy Be. Here, the word paradise takes on its full meaning. It invites you to relax in a multicolored decor.

Nosy Iranja is a place that dreams are made of. It is the place you dream about at night. It is that tropical island screensaver that comes with the computer. It is pretty much perfect.

Nosy Iranja is actually 2 separate islands that become one at low tide as the islands become connected by a dreamy white sandbar with stunning azure water on either side. You can walk, swim, sunbathe or do whatever on the sandbar while it still exists.

Heavenly place for swimming. The most beautiful excursion. Do not miss out!

The Lokobe Reserve

A getaway close to nature! In the Lokobe National Park, chameleons, lemurs and birds live in an environment where the only sound is the ocean.

This preserved forest is the area of Nosy Be where the original and primary forest has been preserved. Its 740 hectares that you will reach after a typical crossing in traditional dugout canoe will allow you to admire the endemic fauna and flora of the island.

Your beautiful walk will take you through dense vegetation to meet nocturnal and diurnal lemurs including macaco and fulvus, chameleons, boas as well as 17 species of birds including the owl of Madagascar and the Madagascar kingfisher.

Click here to view more information of the "A getaway close to nature in the Lokobe National Park"

Nosy Tanikely - "Natural aquarium"

Go to Tanikely Marine Reserve where fine sand, colorful fish and unforgettable moments of relax await you. You visit Nosy Tanikely Marine Reserve – famed for its world-class snorkeling and diving. You will spend the day on the island of Tanikely – A diverse coral reef and a privileged position in the middle of Bay Nosy Be give it its nickname "a crystal clear natural aquarium" where you will snorkel with colorful marine life, explore the underwater world of anemones and coral, hopefully swim with a turtle or two! Nosy Tanikely with its abundant corals and an exceptional biodiversity offers habitats to many underwater species.

The tropical warm waters and the alluvial supply of the Sambirano river mean that a large number of species have taken up residence on this small islet. Indeed, a varied and spectacular fauna lives all around the island.

Nosy Be

Nosy Be offers a wide range of activities that will please even the demanding visitor. Enjoy a relaxing break on white sandy beaches, blue-green sea and the amazing coral reefs. Explore the lush jungle or enjoy the discovery of the incredible beaches of Nosy Be. These little pieces of paradise with pearly white sand and turquoise blue sea, transparent as gin, create terrific places to experience the island's charm. They are ideal for swimming and water sports, with magnificent sunsets, like of paradisiacal postcards. There can be very fun night life is also good - it's no surprise that more and more visitors come to Nosy Be as an excellent alternative to the expensive Mauritius.

We will help you find your own way of exploring the natural wonders of this archipelago, far away from the tourist centers.

Nosy Be - Antananarivo

Today you will proceed to your transfer to the airport and prepare yourself for a safe flight to Antananarivo. Departure time depends on the day of the week. 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 650 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.

Extend this tour:

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Anjozorobe-Angavo offers you the simplicity of harmonious communication with nature. Your visit will be a unique experience, unlike what you have seen along your journey to Madagascar. The Protected Area allows the followers hik...

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Ankarana National Park. A place, where everything is strange and fascinating. The most unique things to see are the tsingy and the caves. Losing yourself in the Ankarana reserve is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. It is a spectacularly eroded limestone fortress of sharp ridges, patches of dense tropical jungle, deciduous forest, deep caves and canyons (actually the biggest underground network of Africa with an altogether length of 120 km) and rushing rivers.

During your stay in Ankarana National Park, you will discover the vast subterranean network of the massif which will reveal you a big part of the values of the Antakarana culture. The Park is in fact one of the most visited specially among hikers: it offers incredible trails, unique and terrific landscapes and a lot of animals!

First time visitors to Madagascar should spend at least two nights in Andasibe, and go to the Mantadia National Park. The Park is home to the loudest and most famous animal the Indri (Indri indri) jumping through the treetops, whose calls reach far away through the forest and awake many guests in the morning.

After spending the time at Mantadia National Park and Analamazaotra chasing lemurs through the gorgeous rainforest you are thought that you had already seen too many lemurs for one day… You are wrong… There is no such thing as too many lemurs for one day. Andasibe has enough to do that you can fill a day or two before, after, or in between visiting Andasibe-Mantadia National Park.

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;

*Car 4x4 with a driver;

*Fuel;

*Rent of boat;

*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 etc, pre-booking is required);

*Special Requirements: to be specified during your order.

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