North Tour & Sea stay 13 Days
From 2.860 €

North Tour & Sea stay 13 Days

holiday package
Created: Friday, September 30, 2022
Total price From 5.720 €
Created: Friday, September 30, 2022
Destinations: Antsiranana, Antanatsimanaja (Mahamasina Ankarana), Nosy Be, Madagascar

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31 Oct

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North Tour & Sea stay 13 Days

North Tour & Sea stay 13 Days

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Day 1: Nosy Be

Pickup: Aéroport international de Nosy Be-Fascene (NOS) {1}

Nosy Be
Welcome to Nosy Be airport. Briefing and transfer to the hotel.
Afternoon of relaxation
Le Zahir Lodge-Bungalow de Luxe Diner Bed & Breakfast

Day 2: Antsaravibé

Nosy Be - Antsaravibé
Meeting at the reception of your hotel in Nosy Be. Briefing and transfer to Hellville harbor.
Boarding on a speedboat at Hellville port for a tranfer to Ankify.
Departure from Ankify, we will take the RN6 which winds along rice fields and cocoa, coffee,
vanilla and pineapple plantations to Ambilobe, the residence of King Antakarana, a region known
for its sugar cane and cashew tree plantations to continue to the village of Isesy. We will continue
on a rolling track for 17 km to reach Antsaravibé.
Ride on the river with a secure dugout built by the hotel to discover the massive Tsingy facing to
the camp.
Enjoy the river banks of the Mahavavy rich in flora and fauna: different species of birds such as
cattle egrets, kingfishers and drongos who are still regarded as the King of birds, various colorful
and shimmering butterflies. A proper place for the image hunters: From the lake, enjoy the sunset
with changing colors of the massif through the full range of colors of the rainbow. The boat ride will
bring you peace and serenity.
Lunch in the camp restaurant.
Departure for a 30-35 mins walk to reach the point of view Belvedere by meandering some trails
and discovering the nature in its beauty.
Arrived at the belvedere where big surprise is waiting for us: a table with some benches organized
by camp staff is prepared for you for an aperitif (Tsak-Tsak, cocktails, natural juices) after the efforts
for reaching the viewpoint to admire the beautiful scenery.
Iharana Bush Camp-Bungalow Lake View Lunch-Dinner Bed & Breakfast

Day 3: Antsaravibé

Excursion around Iharana
Iharana is the point of departure for different itineraries inside the national park of Ankarana.
We will do trekking inside the wide territory of the massif of Ankarana West, through villages. We will
discover an unique panoramas and traditional local people’s daily life activities. Along the shores
of the lake " Mahatsabory ", we will be able to see rare birds as the Drongo, the hummingbird, the
martin-pêcheurs and birds of prey.
The Park offers a wide variety of fauna among which some species of lemurs, and flora (lot of
endemic plants).
Lunch in the restaurant camp.
Iharana Bush Camp-Bungalow Lake View Lunch-Dinner Bed & Breakfast

Day 4: Antsiranana (Diego Suarez)

Antsaravibé - Diégo-Suarez (Antsiranana)
Starting Antsaravibe, towards the north, we drive along the RN6 of 145 km which meanders
through rice fields and plantations to Diego Suarez.
Transfer to hotel on arrival.
Excursion "The Red Tsingy" with Lunch
The Red Tsingy is the result of erosion by rainwater from a thick mantle of laterite. Composed of
sandstone and marl, they offer their beautiful draperies ephemeral within single sedimentary basin
of Madagascar.
Lunch in a local restaurant at Analamera.
Transfer to hotel in diego Suarez.
Allamanda Hotel - Standard Room Lunch- Bed & Breakfast

Day 5: Antsiranana (Diego Suarez)

Diégo-Suarez (Antsiranana)
Excursion "The Emerald sea" by private boat
45mn drive 40mn by boat
Departure depending on tide and weather conditions. Transfer to Ramena and boarding on local
From Ramena beach you’ll sail till the small pass, after which you can discover the beautiful
emerald sea. This immense lagoon is shallow enough to see many fishes from the boat.
After 40 mn sailing you will reach Suarez island.
Enjoy the white sandy beach and the blue sea. Face painting or massage with local oil will be
suggested on place.
Lunch will be cooked on place. Local lunch under hut.
Back to Ramena the afternoon. Drive to Diego and transfer to your hotel.
Allamanda Hotel - Standard Room Lunch Bed & Breakfast

Day 6: Antsiranana (Diego Suarez)

Diégo-Suarez (Antsiranana)
Excursion "Ramena and the 3 bay"
About 50 km of road, track sandy
It is about a succession of three bays on the coast situated along the Indian Ocean. They are lined
with a long beautiful white sand beach allowing a delicious bathing.
Regularly blowed, the bay of Sakalava is the hangout of the windsurfers who evolve on
magnificent waves.
The bay of Dunes and the bay of the Pigeons are accessible from the bay of Sakalava or cap
Lunch in Ramena restaurant, a traditional village of fishermen bordered with white sand beach
and coconuts trees.
On the way back to Diégo-Suarez, we will go round the Bay of Diégo which is meant to be one of
the most beautiful bay in the world after Rio de Janeiro, where a majestic sugar loaf with its
conical karstic structure is towering up above the sea.
Return to the hotel.
Allamanda Hotel - Standard Room Lunch Bed & Breakfast

Day 7: Joffreville

Diégo-Suarez (Antsiranana) - Joffreville
Departure from Diego Suarez, direction Joffre city, a small resort southwest of Diego founded early
in the century by Marshal Joffre, it is a destination synonymous with rest and freshness over 700
meters. Famous for its letchis, the city is the gateway to the National Park Montagne d’Ambre.
Visit of Amber Mountain National Park
Meeting at the hotel with the guide.
Visit to the park with a certified MADAGASCAR NATIONAL PARK guide for a journey of about 2.5
Evergreen forest with tropical humid microclimate, forest paths, botanical trails, waterfalls
The park is home of 7 species of lemur and a variety of endemic land species that can be
observed in their natural environment.
Lunch in the restaurant «Le Relais de la Montagne d’Ambre, chez Maryline», renovated house
which has retained its colonial charm, decorated with flowers and different litchi plantations,
cocoa, coffee, vanilla.
Optional stop along the way back to a monastery from which we will enjoy a wonderful
panorama immersed in an atmosphere of absolute relaxation.
Here we can visit their well-kept garden of officinal and medicinal plants, from which essential oils
and curative balms are obtained, according to local tradition.
Transfer in the hotel in Joffreville.
Nature Lodge-Bungalow standard Lunch-Dinner Bed & Breakfast

Day 8: Ankarana National Park

Joffreville - Mahamasina
Departure toward the south, we take the N6 of 121 km, which winds along the paddy fields and
plantations to the village Mahamasina front door of Ankarana reserve.
Excursion "The Ankarana East National Park"
The massif of Ankarana is known for its attractive limestone peaks locally called Tsingy, that extend
over 20km on the west coast.
Ankarana is refuge of 13 species of bats, 10 species of Lemurs and 92 species of birds.
Some endemic fauna species can be discovered in this reserve, like the « Fosa », the unique lemurs
predator. This animal belongs to the family of Felidae.
Ankarana preserves a dense, tropical deciduous forest, spiny forests, baobabs, tall trees.
The path changes according to the weather and your physical conditions, from 2.5 to 4 hours visit
with several circuits that you can choose in agreement with your guide : La Perte de rivière, the
Turret of Tsingy, Tsingy Rary, the suspended bridge and the bats’ cave.
Lunch in a local restaurant at Mahamasina.
Transfer in hotel Mahamasina.
N.B: the visit of the suspended bridge and bats’ cave is possible only for tours that plan overnight at
Ankarana Lodge-Bungalow standard Lunch-Dinner Bed & Breakfast

Day 9: Nosy Be

Mahamasina - Nosy Be
Transfer from Mahamasina to Ankify
140 km of damaged road
We will start the transfer to Ankify, which we will reach after 3.5 hours by crossing ever-changing
landscapes, savannah, rice fields, hills with palm forests, villages.
We will cross the town of Ambilobe where a daily colorful local market takes place.
Arrival at Ankify
Boarding on a speedboat at Ankify for a transfer to Hellville port.
Take over at Hellville harbor and transfer to your hotel in Nosy Be.
Sea stay
Le Zahir Lodge-Bungalow de Luxe Bed & Breakfast

Day 10: Nosy Be

Nosy Be
Collective excursion Nosy Sakatia
Nosy Sakatia is obviously the most authentic island of Nosy Be (protected by the Ministry of
A place enjoyed by scientists and bird watchers: Flamboyant trees, coffee trees, pepper, vanilla,
Ravinala trees, pineapple fields, cashew, mango trees, Guava trees, eucalyptus , raffia, orchids,
medicinal plants etc .... Also discover culture and tradition (customs, beliefs and legends). We
invite you to share fishermen and craftsmen’s daily lives.
End your day on the beach to enjoy calm and wellness.
Lunch under palm trees.
Back to Nosy Be and transfer to the hotel.
Le Zahir Lodge-Bungalow de Luxe Lunch-Bed & Breakfast

Day 11: Nosy Be

Nosy Be
Collective excursions Nosy Komba/Tanikely
First stop: Nosy Komba is the 2nd biggest island behind Nosy Be. Visit of the Lemurs Park, the
fishermen’s village with its traditional boat. We will also see the table clothes market, then through
the village for a moment of shopping with the famous sculpture of Nosy Komba, its colorful stalls
and its smiling faces.
Second stop: Nosy Tanikely is a protected submarine natural reserve. Snorkelling equipment is all
you need to dive into a real life size of aquarium. A few steps from the beach, you can see all kinds
of corals, anemones, multicolored fishes, shellfish, and if you are lucky you’ll see turtles. Bathing,
strolling to the lighthouse in order to see giant bats and lemurs, lizards, chameleons and butterflies.
Lunch in a local restaurant.
Back to the hotel.
Le Zahir Lodge-Bungalow de Luxe Lunch-Bed & Breakfast

Day 12: Nosy Be

Nosy Be
Excursion to Nosy Iranja
Nosy Iranja is located an hour and a half from Nosy Be, by motor boat. These two islands (Nosy
Iranja be and Nosy Iranja Kely) are connected by a bank of fine white sand, covered during high
tides and discovered during low tides. It is a paradise island with its turquoise colors of every shade
and crystal clear waters. Turtles still come to lay their eggs there this day, hence its name "turtle
Lunch on the island.
Possibility of visiting the lighthouse, which overlooks the island offering a breathtaking view, and
the traditional fishing village where life still takes place as in times past forgotten.
During the transfer by speedboat, you can admire the virgin coast of the great land
(Madagascar) and its miles of wild beaches, the "pain de sucre" (great rock formation at
mid-point) and Nosy Antsoa, island still totally endemic and uninhabited, nest of various species of
birds and eagles.
Back to Nosy Be and transfer to your hotel.
Le Zahir Lodge-Bungalow de Luxe Lunch-Bed & Breakfast

Day 13:

Nosy Be
Meeting at the reception of the hotel in Nosy be and transfer to the airport according to the flight

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Destinations 12
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Tours 1
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- All transfers as mentioned in the program
- Excursions by 4x4 WD / minibus / Boat with guide
- Assistance
- Accommodation in metioned hotels or similar
- Lunches as mentioned in the program (Legend: L= Lunch - D= Dinner -
BB=Bed & Breakfast)
- Entrance fees to the Park or Site
- MNP Guide in the Park
- Fresh bottled water
- Vignettes and tourist taxes
- Drinks
- Meals not mentionned in the program
- International and domestic flights/Airport taxes/visas and travel insurance
- Services not mentioned in the program
- Tips and personal expenses
- Insurances
In case of bad weather or force majeure, we are able to modify sense of tours or even replace them by other ones, if planned sites are inaccessible.

Allamanda Hotel - Standard Room (Or similar)

Ankarana Lodge-Bungalow Standard (Or similar)

Iharana Bush Camp-Bungalow Lake View (Or similar)

Le Zahir Lodge-Bungalow de Luxe (Or similar)

Nature Lodge-Bungalow Standard (Or similar)