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Wild North and Nosy Be archipelago

Key attractions

Overview

On this itinerary, we aim to show you as much of Madagascar’s exquisite wildlife and habitats as can comfortably fit into a two week trip. Diego Suarez situated in a picturesque bay, encircled by hills. The changes in climate there create many varieties of flora and fauna, making this region particularly interesting for everyone. Another highlight of the tour is a visit to Ankarana, frequently cited as the one place in Madagascar having that ‘wow’ factor, which is a tough call in this extraordinary island! A short spell on the islands of the perfumed Nosy Be archipelago provides the perfect relaxing.

Key infomration

Price 1895 € per pax (118€/day)
Duration 16 days
Transport A car, aircraft, motorboats
Distance about 1750 km
Camp No
Difficulity Easy peasy
Regions North and Diego; Nosy Be and Islands; Tananarive

Day by day

Arrival at Antananarivo

Tongasoa! Welcome! How was your international flight? You are now in Antananarivo, the Capital city! Our bureau's team will be at the airport to welcome you from your international flight. Already now is the time for selfie lovers to take beautiful shots! Our Family Adventure Holiday 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.

From the “Croc Farm” we will transfer you to your hotel, where you will stay overnight. Time to settle a bit. Get refreshed. In the evening after dinner, over cocktails 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. We are leaving tomorrow.

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.

Good morning, Diego!

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. We will have a unique experience here as we will stay overnight in the tree bungalows – literally huts built in trees!

Flight to Diego Suarez;

Distance: about 800 km;

Drive time: about 3 hours;

Lunch – picnic on the beach;

Accommodation at the hotel, Full board: 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.

Montagne des Francais reserve and Jungle Park

Montagne des Francais reserve, a unique and exceptional area of adventure and discovery – a tropical dry forest with Baobab trees, caves, fish eagles and lemurs.

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.

This place is an incredible starting point to a huge variety of activities as well as a world-famous spot for climbing, but also trekking, caving, moutainboarding, bird-watching, mountain biking, bush golf, archery etc. Enjoy in a massif exceptional with an endemicity rate of more than 90%.

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:

*Cap Diego Quad-trip, one-day;

*Trip to the Cape Ambre, the extreme northern tip of Madagascar;

*Trip Windsor Castle and Baie du Courrier. A beautiful walk on the horizon;

*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.

Montagne d’Ambre National Park

After breakfast, we will take trip for come to Montagne d’Ambre National Park, just a short 2 hours by road, but a very different environment.

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.

Distance: about 70 km;

Drive time: about 2 hours;

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.

Ankarana NP - Ambanja (Ankify)

Today we will set off to Ambanja. Ambanja boasts a stunning location on the Sambirano river and is a buzzing, farming community with plantations, with crops like coffee, ylang ylang pepper and vanilla but most importantly for the community, cacao. There is a local airport and a small maritime harbor at Ankify which notably is the gate to the Islands of Nosy Be and Nosy Komba.

The road crosses never ending plantations of sugarcane, ylang-ylang, cocoa, coffee, pepper, crove, cinnamon and vanilla. We will add lots of shortstop offs to keep young travellers (and their parents) happy. Once we arrive in Ankify, rooms will be ready for you to settle and rest.

We will be rewarded with the azure blue sea and golden sand at Ankify.  Ankify is a small fishing and farming village with thatched huts and tropical vegetation and is surrounded by a number of sandy beaches overlooking the crystal clear sea.

Distance: about 170 km;

Drive time: about 4 hours, between Ankarana NP and Ambilobe has a bad road sections;

Tonight we will sleep in bungalows on the beach,

Accommodation at the hotel, Bed & Breakfast:

Eco lodge Les Jardins d’Ankify;

Ankify Lodge Dauphin Bleu;

Antoremba Lodge.

Beaches of Ankify and the discovery of the region Sambirano

You may choose to go for peaceful bike ride around the plantations, relax on the beach or even partake in a mangrove canoe trip.

The NDAO-i-Travel proposes to you to discover the region of Sambirano through various thematic excursions. With us you have the possibility to explore the region through original circuits that offer different modes of discovery: mountain biking, walking, canoeing or all-terrain vehicle.

Unforgettable moments for a long time will remain in your heart, as well as social networks and personal photo albums.

For those who wish to explore this blessed region in depth and to extend this tour, we can also organize visits to little explored sites. We take you to a little-known area to share find authentic encounters and a true taste of adventure in wildlife. Take a view, what we have for you:

*Sambirano Cocoa Cycling tour;

*The Exclusive Sambirano River Trekking Tour;

*Expedition to Tsaratanana Integral Reserve, to the peak of Maromokotra.

Look at a few offers from many options:

*Excursion The mangrove and Antsahampano village;

*A trip The Waterfall Bons Pères and Ambobaka village;

*Visit to the Millot Plantations. Top choice of "Lonely Planet" of farm in Ambanja.

Visiting the Nosy Iranja

Ready for new adventures? Today, we are going to enjoy our one-day excursion to Nosy Iranja. Prepare your sunscreen, hat, and sunglasses. You can now relax or swim in the turquoise water. Navigating the ocean is like having an adventure on a clear mirror.

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. The most beautiful excursion. Do not miss out!

All the day visiting the Nosy Iranja;

The tour will include a great lunch of fish, rice, shrimp and meat skewers and some salad. The food is actually outstanding and barracuda is one favorite types of fish.

Nosy Komba – Nosy Be

Do you like stroll? 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 one-day way Robinson Crusoe. Combine history and culture with the inhabitants of this charming piece of land. An astonishment guaranteed.

This morning, we will board a motorboat for a 15 min sea trip to Nosy Komba, the island of lemurs, a jewel of nature. Enjoy this… a stroll and 3S (the sun, the sea and swimming) on Nosy Komba.

Near the evening we return to our boat for a transfer to the port of Hell Ville, center of Nosy Be and a transfer to your hotel. And actually: Hell Ville looks amazing, isn’t that great?!

All the day visiting the Nosy Komba (click here to learn more); transfer to Nosy Be;

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.

On the other hand, we can stay on the Nosy Komba in the camp on the beaches Anjiabe or Antamontamo, or in one of the hotels on the Nosy Komba.

Nosy Be

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.

Snorkeling, the sun and beach in the Nosy Tanikely Marine Reserve

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.

A getaway close to nature in the Lokobe National Park

Today, we are going to enjoy our one-day excursion in the natural Lokobe reserve! We will have a transfer by car and a traditional canoe trip to Lokobe reserve. This canoe experience is really amazing. The Lokobe National Park known for its Black lemur and the beautiful the Nosy be Panther Chameleon.

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 learn more about the excursion "A getaway close to nature in the Lokobe National Park".

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.

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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;

*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, quad etc, pre-booking is required);

*Special Requirements: to be specified during your order.

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