East and North

(15 days / 14 nights) Visit of the Perinet nationalpark, then along the Pangalanes canal. Flight to the North and visit of the nationalparks Montagne d’Ambre and Ankarana with its Tsingy. After that discovery and relaxing on Nosy Be. Extension on Nosy Be possible.

Meeting at Ivato international airport and transfer to the city. Night at the hotel.

(140 Km about 3 hour – drive)
Drive to Andasibe through a landscape composed of rice paddies, waterfalls, and scarce forest stations. In Marozevo, stop at the exotic park in order to see a variety of chameleons. Continuation to Andasibe and check-in at the hotel. Before dinner, off for a night walk to see some nocturnal species of animals, with some luck you’ll see woolly and mouse lemurs, chameleons etc. Overnight at the hotel

(132 Km about 4 hour – drive, boat trip 2 hours)
After breakfast , visit of the reserve on a walk which takes around three hours, first a bit up, then mostly flat. Discover the species dwelling inside this forest like Indri Indri, the largest species of lemurs. Drive to Manambato, then continuation aboard a motor boat to Akanin’ ny Nofy (  meaning “Nest of Dreams”). Overnight at the hotel

A full day to discover this beautiful area at the clear and calm waters of the Ampitabe lake and the private Palmarium park with a big variety of lemurs on one spot. You can do a walk of several hours, on small trails, a little bit up and down, but not steep. When night falls, excursion by boat to spot the Aye Aye lemur, with its long middle finger (Daubentonia madagascariensis). Overnight  at the hotel.

(about 1,5 h by boat on the canal, then around 272 km 6,5 h per car)

After breakfast transfer by motor boat along the Pangalanes canal until Manambato and drive back to Antananarivo. Overnight at the hotel.

Transfer to the airport and flight to Diego. Reception at the airport and transfer to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.

(25 km about 1 hour)
After breakfast, a full day excursion to the National Park of Montagne d’Ambre where you can see Lemurs, Waterfalls, and many rare and endemic plants. Overnight at the hotel in Joffreville.

(120 Km about 3 hours)
Breakfast, then off to Ankarana – a nature reserve of limestone pinnacles called Tsingy , rich in endemic fauna and flora ( lemurs, birds, plants,… ), the walk takes several hours and goes up and down on mostly rocky trails. Visit of some caves. Night at the hotel.

A full day to continue the visit of the nature reserve of Ankarana to see endemic plants, birds and lemurs. The walk takes several hours again and goes up and down on mostly rocky trails. Night at the hotel.

(120 Km about 4 hours by car, and 30 Min. by boat)  
After breakfast, drive to Ankify- a small village along the white sand beach . Then , transfer to Nosy Be aboard a motor boat then continuation by car to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel

Day free. Optional day-cruise to the islands “Nosy Komba”- island of lemurs and “Nosy Tany Kely”- underwater reserve with beautiful corals and a big variety of fish. Back to the hotel at the end of the afternoon. Overnight at the hotel.

Relaxing on the beach. Nights at the hotel. Optional: Visit of the Lokobe reserve or mount Passot or lemuria land.

Transfers to the airport and flight back to the capital. Reception and transfers to the hotel, overnight.

In the morning, excursion to Ambohimanga – a UNESCO World heritage site: a King‘s palace built on the top of the hill covered with forests. In the afternoon, back to Tana and visit of a handicraft market. At the end of the afternoon, day use at the hotel, then transfer to the airport for the flight back to Europe.


Planned hotels for this tour (subject to availability, other hotels are possible, tariff may have to be adjusted):

Name of city / Standard hotel / best hotel
Antananarivo /Rova Hotel** / Palissandre & Spa****
Andasibe / Grace Lodge** / Vakona Forest Lodge***
Akanin’ny Nofy / Palmarium** / unchanged
Antananarivo /Rova Hotel** / Palissandre & Spa****
Diego Suarez / Suarez Hotel**(*) / Allamanda***
Joffreville / Nature Lodge**(*) / Domaine de Fontenay***
Ankarana / Relais de l’Ankarana* / Ankarana Lodge***
Nosy Be / Arc en ciel*** / Ravintsara**** garden room
Antananarivo /Rova Hotel** / Palissandre & Spa****