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.

 

 

 

 

1st day : EUROPE – ANTANANARIVO
Meeting at Ivato international airport and transfer to the city. Night at the hotel.

2nd day : ANTANANARIVO – ANDASIBE (140 km about 3 h 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.

3rd day : ANDASIBE – AKANIN’ NY NOFY (132 Km about 3 hour -drive, boat trip about 1,5 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

4th day : AKANIN’NY NOFY
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.

5th day : AKANIN’NY NOFY – MANAMBATO – ANTANANARIVO (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.

6th day : ANTANANARIVO – DIEGO SUAREZ
Transfer to the airport and flight to Diego. Reception at the airport and transfer to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.

7th day : DIEGO – MONTAGNE D’AMBRE (25 km about 1 h)
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.

8th day: MONTAGNE D’AMBRE- ANKARANA (120 km about 3 h)
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.

9th day: ANKARANA
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.

10th day: ANKARANA – ANKIFY – NOSY BE (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.

11th day:  NOSY BE.
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.

12th & 13th day : NOSY BE
Relaxing on the beach. Nights at the hotel. Optional: Visit of the Lokobe reserve or Lemuria Land or mount Passot.

14th day: NOSY BE – ANTANANARIVO
Depending on flight time, transfers to the airport and flight back to the capital. Reception and transfers to the hotel, overnight.

15th day : ANTANANARIVO – EUROPE
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.

 

TARIFFS PER PERSON:

1 person SINGLE: 3120 Euro
2-3 people DOUBLE: 1860 Euro
4-5 people DOUBLE: 1640 Euro
6-7 people DOUBLE: 1535 Euro
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT 450 Euro

 

Including:

  • Airport transfers
  • Midrange accommodation based on bed and breakfast
  • Park and reserve fees (Marozevo, Andasibe, Montagne d’Ambre, Ankarana)
  • Service of local guides in parks and reserves
  • Picnic lunch on days 7,8,9
  • Motor boat transfers in the Hotel owned boat (there may be other passengers on board): Manambato – Akanin’ny Nofy – Manambato, and Ankify – Nosy Be
  • Car rental with a driver from from Antananarivo to Manambato, and by 4WD car Diego to Ankify
  • Driver’s indemnities and Fuel
  • Excursion to Ambohimanga and handicraft market
  • tourist levy and VAT

Excluding:

  • International flights with their airport taxes
  • Domestic flight with airport taxes: Tana- Diégo; Nosy Be – Antananarivo: about 540 Euro per person without reduction, if flying long haul with MD, tariff will be reduced..
  • Visa fee (around 24 to 27 € depending on exchange rate) for a stay up to 30 days)
  • All other meals and drinks
  • Excursions on Nosy Be (to Lokobe and Mt. Passot etc.), diving and water sports
  • Day-cruise to Nosy Komba and Nosy Tany Kely
  • Personal expenditures
  • Personal insurance for eventualities like accidents, theft or damage to luggage, cancellation etc

 

Supplement for a guide until arrival on Nosy be 1140 Euro (to be shared by participants)
Supplement for best hotels DOUBLE: 500 Euro/person
SINGLE:  1045 Euro
Supplement in best hotels for Half board: 265 Euro
Full board:  530 Euro

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 /Lapasoa** / Tamboho Hotel***
Andasibe / Grace Lodge** / Vakona Forest Lodge***
Akanin’ny Nofy / Palmarium** / unchanged
Antananarivo /Lapasoa** / Tamboho Hotel****
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 /Lapasoa** / Tamboho***