The northern tip of MadagascarMadagascar · 6 locations · 10 days
Day 1: Arrival in Antananarivo
On the first day we will meet and greet you at the airport and then accompany you to the Park Hotel le Chat'o, where you can move on a bed and breakfast basis. If the hotel is fully booked, we will secure you a place in a hotel of at least equal quality.
Day 2: Antananarivo - Diego Suarez
Early breakfast will be served on this day, which will be followed by a transfer to the airport and a flight to Diego Suarez. Upon arrival, your driver and tour guide will introduce himself at the airport. The trip begins with a visit to the bays of Diego Suarez. Among the places of interest are: the bay of Sakalava, the bay of pigeons, the bay of dunes and the beach of Ramena, where you will have the opportunity to cross the fishing villages. Later you can enjoy a picnic style lunch which will be provided for you. After the visit we will drive to Allamanda Hotel where you will stay for 2 nights on a bed and breakfast basis.
Day 3: Diego Suarez - Amber Mountain - Diego Suarez
In the morning you can enjoy a breakfast in the hotel. Later that day we will embark on a trip to Amber Mountain National Park, a volcanic mountain range covered with dense wet forest and hiding several small crater lakes hidden by lush vegetation. This place is very rich in fauna and flora and offers numerous sightseeing attractions: a variety of reptiles, botanically equipped trails, numerous spectacular waterfalls and crater lakes including picnic lunch. For lunch you will be offered a delicious picnic.
Day 4: Diego Suarez - Ankarana
After breakfast at the hotel we will drive to Ankarana, through the village of the sapphire miners and the typical villages of the Antakarana tribe. Later in the afternoon we will visit the Red Tsingy and the Holy Lake. You will be accommodated at Le Relais de l'Ankarana with half board for 2 nights. If the hotel is fully booked, we will secure you a place in a hotel of at least equal quality.
Day 5: Ankarana
We are going for a full day visit to the National Park where we will explore attractions including the Tsingy Rare and Tsingy Benavony, the Bat Caves and the Loss River. A picnic lunch is included.
Day 6: Ankarana - Ankify - Nosy Be
After breakfast at the hotel, we will continue with the drive to Ankify from where we will take the boat to Nosy Be. Upon arrival there will be a brief gathering followed by check-in at the Nosy Lodge where you will stay for 3 nights on a bed and breakfast basis. If the hotel is fully booked, we will secure you a place in a hotel of at least equal quality.
Day 7: Nosy Be
Today there is a day trip to the islands of Nosy Komba and Tanikely including lunch from the grill. Nosy Komba is a mountainous small island between Nosy Be and the continent, the most visited island because of its half tamed lemurs. Nosy Tanikely, a neighboring small island of Nosy Komba, has a national submarine reserve that has been protected for ages, beaches are idyllic and snorkelling is good. Amateurs can admire a colorful display of coral reefs and colorful fish. After the excursion we return to the hotel.
Day 8: Nosy Be
No activities are planned, so you can enjoy the day free at leisure.
Day 9: Nosy Be - Antananarivo
After breakfast at the hotel you have the day at your leisure until the transfer to the airport for the flight to Antananarivo. Upon arrival we will briefly gather together and then accompany you to the Hotel le Chat'o. If the hotel is fully booked, we will secure you a place in a hotel of at least the same standard.
Day 10: Antanarivo
On the last day of your trip, you can enjoy one last breakfast at the hotel. Later on, we will accompany you to the airport and bid you farewell.
The standard price covers a shared room with two beds. Paired travellers are accommodated in shared rooms. Solo travelers will share a room with another traveler of the same sex.
This price covers a private room for travelers. This option can be selected during the booking process.
The price includes
- Accommodation on bed and breakfast basis along the trip, except in Ankarana
- Accommodation on Half Board basis at Ankarana (compulsory for day 4 and day 5)
- All transfers from/to the airport
- All boat transfers
- Picnic lunch included from day 2 until day 5 and for day 7
- Excursion at Nosy Komba and Tanikely with picnic lunch on day 7
- A private car rental in Diego to Ankify (3 persons per car)
- One English speaking tour guide in Diego Suarez from day 2 until day 6
- The service of a private English speaking guide from Alexandra Travel all along the trip from 6 pax and more
- All visits mentioned in the program
- Entrance fees and local guide services in all parks and reserves mentioned in the program
- Tourist taxes
- One small bottle of mineral water per day
- A gift on departure
- Porterage in the airport
The price doesn't include
- Long haul air ticket and taxes
- Domestic flights as per above mentioned extra cost
- Drinks – Tippings
- Lunches and dinner not mentioned to the programme
- Visa fee of 35€ per person
- All visits which are not mentioned in the program
- Items for personal nature, tipping and souvenirs
Full refund (100%)
Up to 60 days before the trip
Partial refund (50%)
Up to 30 days before the trip
No refund (0%)
From 29 days before the trip