It will a week of discovery combining nature and culture: the beauty of the biodiversity with their forests and its Tsingy, fauna and flora, the deserted beaches, the ritual and the tradition cultures of the local population. Diego Suarez is the emerald green forest and blue of Azure of bays and the spices scents. Nosy Be is the white sands and the sea bottom, perfume of Ylang Ylang.
Come to escape away from the rhythm of everyday life!
You will see during about ten days the natural beauty of the northern part of the island. During your short stay in Diego Suarez, you will visit the old city Libertalia by doing a small tour of the city and visit to its magnificent Bays. Then you take the road to the national park of the Amber Mountain where you could discover its biological diversity including flora and fauna, waterfalls and lakes craters ... and continuation to Ankarana Reserve where the trails lead to awesome viewpoints on ridges above hundreds of limestones needles.
The trip will end by a seaside stay on Nosy Be for relaxing and for other nautical activities
Day 1 : ARRIVAL IN TANA On arrival in Antananarivo airport, you will be meet and welcomed by your guide, who will assist with formalities including flight reconfirmation and currency exchange at an airport bank. You will be transferred to the hotel, to stay one night, breakfast included.
Day 2 : TANA – DIEGO SUAREZ (domestic flight in the afternoon) Breakfast then transfer to the airport for your flight to Diego. Welcome by our local representative and private transfer from the airport to your hotel in Diego. City tour Diego to discover its colonial past: countertops colonnades, old colonial houses, market and port. Overnight at hotel in Diego Suarez on half board basis
Day 3 : DIEGO SUAREZ – Three Bays Full day excursion to 3 Bays with your guide, a privileged site for all nautical activities such as Kitsurf or Windsurf and especially for relax at the seaside. Road to Cape Minet, A beacon of bright white it keeps the "high pass" on the edge of the cliffs. You can observe the "white-tailed" twirling along dizzy precipices in the ruins of fortifications built by the French to protect access to the bay. Continuation of the visit by the Sakalava Bay, fringed with white sand and ideal for swimming. Visit the small village of Ramena then back to Diego. Overnight at hotel in Diego Suarez on half board basis
Day 4: DIEGO SUAREZ / MONTAGNE D'AMBRE Full day to discover the national park of Ambre mountain, where you will see a variety of flora and fauna with endemic species. Walk in the park to observe the different type of vegetation, the beautiful waterfalls crater lakes; Overnight at hotel in Joffreville on half board basis
Day 5: AMBER MOUNTAIN – ANKARANA (115km +/-4h driving) Breakfast and continuation to the Ankarana Reserve, the landscape along the road will amaze you: the green forest of the North-east is replaced by the bright color of spices and the growing places. Ankarana reserve is an area of 18,200 ha over 35 km long, it consists of amazing rock formations of coral origin Malagasy call "Tsingy". Tsingy of Ankarana is spectacular in scope and more easily accessible. You will inevitably seduced by these limestone needles pointing towards the sky and covered with long canyons. Overnight at hotel in Ankarana on half board basis
Day 6 :ANKARANA RESERVE This journey is dedicated to discover the Ankarna Reserve: The choice of a route will be decided on the spot with your guide depending on your shape and your desires. Discovery of "small Tsingy" major " Tsingys of Benavony "and the western part of the park rarely explored. Not forgotten to discover the caves of “Chauves-souris” , the small Tsingy, “pertes des rivières” for meeting some endemic fauna such us Lemurs, owl… and many species of vegetation such us the dry forest of Baobab and pacchipoduim. Picnic lunch in the park. Overnight at hotel in Ankarana on half board basis
Day 7 :ANKARANA –ANKIFY – NOSY BE (150km +/-3h of road + 45mn of crossing by boat) Breakfast and drive to Ankify. On the way, possible to visit the plantation of cocoa, coffee, ylang-ylang and cloves plantations..The perfumed of these spices fill the air. Upon on your arrival at Ankify, transfer by boat to Nosy Be. Greeting by our local representative and transfer to your hotel, Lunch free at your charge and free in the afternoon. Overnight at hotel in Ankarana on half board basis
Day 8 &Day 9: NOSY BE
Stay at leisure on half board basis at the hotel
Nosy be is a favorable island for relax by these little islands which surround it with their long white and fine sand; also with its richness about stories and customs through their traditions and “fady”, its sacred sites and their traditional villages; and with its greenery and savage nature.
Lots of activities will be proposed to you following your feeling and physical capacity, you could doing a cruise along some islands: Nosy Iranja, Sakatia, Nosy Tanikely and to take advantage for diving or snorkeling and others nautical activities. You could also doing some excursion such as to visit Lokobe reserve and Nosy Komba for their lemurs, city tour on bike or Quad…
Day 10: NOSY BE - TANA –international flight Breakfast and transfer to the airport for your flight back to Antananarivo. If time permitted, you could go to the handicrafts market for buying something for remembers your trip to Madagascar. Transfer to the airport and flight back to your Country