north(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.

1st day: EUROPE – ANTANANARIVO
Meeting at the ANTANANARIVO Ivato International airport and transit to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.

2nd day: ANTANANARIVO – DIEGO SUAREZ – AMBER MOUNTAIN (25 km about 1 h)
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 in Joffreville.

3rd day: AMBER MOUNTAIN – ANKARANA (120 km about 3 hours)
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.

4th day: ANKARANA – ANKIFY – NOSY BE (120 Km about 3 hours, then around 30 Min by boat)
Drive to Ankify – a small village along the white sand beach, then boat transfer to Nosy Be, and then continuation by car to the hotel. Afternoon on the beach. Overnight at the hotel.

5th and 6th  day: NOSY BE
Day 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.

7th day: NOSY BE – ANTANANARIVO
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.

8th 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, transfer to the hotel and day use. In the evening, transfer to the airport for the flight back to Europe.

TARIFFS PER PERSON:

1 person SINGLE: 1800 Euro
2-3 people DOUBLE: 1055 Euro
4-5 people DOUBLE: 965 Euro
6-8 people DOUBLE: 895 Euro
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT  310 Euro

Including:

  • Transfer from and to airport
  • Accommodation based on bed and breakfast at simple to midrange hotels
  • Park and reserve fees ( Montagne d’Ambre, Ankarana)
  • Service of local guides in parks and reserves
  • 4WD car  rental from Diego to Ankify
  • Motor boat transfer from Ankify to Nosy Be
  • Picnic on day 2 and 3
  • Driver’s indemnities and Fuel
  • Visit of Ambohimanga and the handcrafts market
  • tourist levy and VAT

Excluding:

  • International flights with their taxes
  • Domestic flight with airport taxes: Antananarivo-Diégo; Nosy Be-Antananarivo about 540 Euro per person
  • Visa fee (around 25 € for stay up to 30 days)
  • other meals and drinks
  • all excursions on Nosy Be and surroundings
  • Personal expenditures
  • Personal insurance for eventualities like accidents, theft or damage to luggage, cancellation etc
Supplement for guide escort from the agency 900 Euro (to be shared by participants)
Supplement for best hotels DOUBLE: 320 Euro/person
SINGLE: 695 Euro/person
Supplement in best hotels for Half board: 150 Euro
Full board:  295 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** / Royal Palissandre****
Joffreville / Nature Lodge**(*) / Domaine de Fontenay***
Ankarana / Relais de l’Ankarana* / Ankarana Lodge***
Nosy Be / Arc en ciel*** / Ravintsara**** garden room
Antananarivo /Lapasoa** / Royal Palissandre****