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The most visited destination of Madagascar : the North

This tour will take you to Madagascar's top destination : Nosy Be, The Emerald Sea, and the Northern National Parks.

Safari tour package: A set-date, set-itinerary, group safari
Prices: $1572 - $1919
Includes internal flights: No
Length of safari: 10 days
Best months: April - December
Countries visited: Madagascar Madagascar
Parks visited: Ankarana
Activity level: Moderate - Game walks, Cultural visits
Safari type:
  • Birding
  • Boating
This tour encompasses all the most interesting spots of the most visited part of Madagascar :Diego and the 3 bays ; the Emerald Sea, Amber Mountain with its forked lemurs, the smallest chameleon in the world,... ; the National Park of Ankarana with its Tsingy, the Cave Cathedral, large black parrots, …; the paradise island Nosy Be

Day 1 - Antananarivo

Ivato airport pick up and transfer to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.

 

Day 2 : Antananarivo - Diego Suarez - Three bays (20 Km - 1h)

Transfer to the airport for the domestic flight to Diégo Suarez. Airport reception and transfer to the hotel. Excursion to the 3 bays: the dune bay, the pigeon bay and the Sakalava bay. You will appreciate the beautiful beach with fine white sand, and the splendor of the turquoise sea in this area. Towards the end of the afternoon, return to Diégo Suarez. Overnight at the hotel. Included: Breakfast, Picnic Lunch and Dinner.

*Domestic flight not included in the tour price - you can book it on www.tsaradia.com (between 150 and 250 euros)

 

Day 3 : Diego Suarez - Emerald Sea (1 hour )

Departure for an excursion in the Emerald Sea, the ideal location for nautical activities, such as snorkeling. The exploration of the seabed in this place is similar to a visit in a natural aquarium, owing to the turquoise color of the local sea. These activities are optional. By the late afternoon, return to Diégo Suarez. Overnight at the hotel. Included: Breakfast, Picnic Lunch and Dinner.

 

Day 4 : Diégo Suarez - Amber Mountain (37 km - 1 h)

Exploration of the Amber Mountain, a volcanic massif where a tropical vegetation abounds. This mountain which rises to 1475m above sea level, is also home to many species of endemic fauna and flora, including the lemur fork, or the smallest chameleon in the world. Waterfalls and lakes will further amaze your eyes in this Northeastern part of Madagascar. Towards the end of the afternoon, return to Diégo Suarez. Overnight at the hotel. Included: Breakfast, Picnic Lunch and Dinner.

 

Day 5 : Diégo Suarez - Tsingy Red (60 km - 1h30)

Visit of the impressive red Tsingy, a smaller version of the majestic Tsingy of Ankarana and with red color, composed of sandstone, marl and laterites. Overnight at the hotel. Included: Breakfast and Dinner.

 

Day 6 : Ankarana

Day dedicated to the expedition in the Ankarana National Park, an exceptional site whose figures speak for themselves: 18 225 ha area, 60 species of reptiles and amphibians, 96 species of birds, 50 species of molluscs , 14 species of bats, 11 species of lemurs, and the apotheosis, 330 plant species. We will discover the famous Tsingy (formation of sharp peaks limestones), caves (the most famous is the phenomenal Cave Cathedral), canyons, large black parrots, bats. Overnight at the hotel. Included: Breakfast, Picnic Lunch and Dinner.

 

Day 7 : Ankarana - Ankify (175 km - 4h) Ankify - Nosy Be (25 km - 1h 30mn of navigation)

Early departure towards Ankify. Along the way, discover some plantations of geranium, cocoa, coffee, ylang ylang ... Once arrived at Ankify, embarkation aboard a boat to reach Nosy Be island, one of the best tourist destinations in the world and the favorite place of travelers who come to Madagascar. Pick up at Nosy Be Port and transfer to the hotel. Free time during which it is possible to do several activities: dhow or catamaran cruise, snorkeling and scuba diving, water sports (surfing, windsurfing, kitesurfing), safaris (whale safari, whale shark safari, dolphin, turtle), excursions to the neighboring islets (Nosy Komba or lemur island, Nosy Iranja or turtle island, Nosy Sakatia, Nosy Tanikely which is an underwater national reserve with sublime coral beds , and wildlife such as multicolored fish) that demonstrate the biodiversity richness of Madagascar. Overnight at the hotel. Included : Breakfast and Dinner.

 

Day 8 : Free Stay.

Free Stay. Overnight at the hotel. Included: Breakfast and Dinner.

 

Day 9 : Free Stay.

Free Stay. Overnight at the hotel. Included: Breakfast and Dinner.

 

Day 10 : Nosy Be - international flight

Transfer to Nosy Be airport for international flight.

 

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  • Accomodation in 2 and 3-star hotels ; in a 4-star hotel in Antananarivo.

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