(8 days / 7 nights)
Classical northern tour with visits of the national parks Montagne d’Ambre and Ankarana with its Tsingy, then discovery and relaxing on Nosy Be. Extension on Nosy Be possible.

Meeting at Ivato international airport and transfer to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.

(25 km about 1 hour)
Transfer to the airport and flight to Diego. Reception and visit of the Montagne d’Ambre Nationalpark, where you can see waterfalls, many rare and endemic plants and with a bit of luck some lemurs. Picnic lunch. Overnight at the hotel.

(120 Km about 3 hour)
Breakfast, then drive  to Ankarana -a nature reserve. On the way, weather permitting, leave the national road and visit the red Tsingy (laterite, sculpted by erosion). Continuation to Ankarana and visit the 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.  Picnic lunch. Visit of some caves. Night at the hotel.

(120 Km about 4 hours, then around 30 Min by boat)

|Drive to Ankify – a small village along the white sand beach, then boat transfer to Nosy Be then continuation by car to the hotel. Afternoon on the beach. Overnight at the hotel

Days at leisure. Options: Visit of the Lokobe Reserve, a rainforest where you might see snakes, birds, chameleons etc. or 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, or visit of lemuria land. Back to the hotel at the end of the afternoon. Overnight at the hotel.

Transfer to the airport and flight back to the capital city of the Big Island. Meeting at the airport and transfer to the city. Overnight at the hotel

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, transfer to the hotel and day use. In the evening, 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** / Royal Palissandre****
Joffreville / Nature Lodge**(*) / Domaine de Fontenay***
Ankarana / Relais de l’Ankarana* / Ankarana Lodge***
Nosy Be / Arc en ciel*** / Ravintsara**** garden room
Antananarivo /Rova Hotel** / Royal Palissandre****