North and Nosy Be island
North and Nosy Be island
Its beautiful beaches and majestic islands make the northern region of Madagascar a tropical paradise. This area is known of producing cacao, vanilla and spices. There are also many great things to see in this region such as the cacao plantation,the wildlife in the Mount Ambre, the Tsingy d’ Ankarana and the Tsingy Rouge. The customs and lifestyles of the northern tribes of Madagascar are very distinct to this region.
When you are arrive at the airport, we will be there waiting for you holding a sign with your name on it. After picking you up at the airport we will drive to our hotel in Antananarivo and give you a special briefing about our upcoming journey together. During this time you will have the opportunity to ask any questions about our upcoming adventure.
[ABOUT 1 HOUR AND 40 MINUTE FLIGHT]
After the breakfast, we will drive to Ivato airport and board a domestic flight that will take us to the the city of Diego Suarez. Upon arrival we will check into our hotel and enjoy some free to either explore the city of Diego or simply relax.
[ 42KM: 3HOURS ON THE ROAD]
On day 3 we will travel three hours south and visit the “Montagne des Francais”, where we will find the endemic Baobab that is indigenous to the northern region of Madagascar. After our visit to the “Montagne de Francais” we will visit Diego Bay, which is the second largest bay in the world after Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. We will continue our drive south to our final destination Joffreville. Upon arrival we will check into our hotel and get settled in. Afterwards we will spend three to four hours at the Mount Amber National Park and explore the various fauna such as lemurs and orchid. We will also have the opportunity to view the beautiful cascade and crater lake which is located at Mount Amber National Park.
[ 145 KM/ 4 HOURS ON THE ROAD ]
On day 4 we will continue with a 3 hour drive south towards our final destination Ankarana. On our way to Ankarana we will stop by Tsingy Rouge that is one of most impressive place in all of Madagascar.
On day 5 we will spend the day exploring the National park of Ankarana. At the Ankarana park we will see big rocks that are millions of years old. We will also explore spectacular caves and subterranean rivers with underground-dwelling and meet several animals such as the nile crocodiles, blind cave fish. We will also see several kinds of lemurs such as the crowned lemurs and northern ring-tailed mongooses. During our visit we may also see the fox, the biggest carnivorous here on the Island. After our visit to the Ankarana we will return to our hotel and get settled in for the evening.
[160 KM - 5 HOURS ON THE ROAD AND 45 MN SHIPPING ]
On day 6 we will drive 6 hours south to Ankify, where where we will the sail for 45 minutes into the beautiful island of Nosy-Be. On our journey to Nosy Be we will cross valley of sambirano and see the cacao and vanilla,“girofle” plantations. Upon arrival we will check into our hotel and enjoy some free to either explore the island of Nosy Be or to simply relax.
On day 7 we will enjoy a day of free time to either relax by the beach or to continue to explore the island of Nosy Be. Our hotel offers a lot of activities such as visiting the nearby islands, kayaking, snorkeling etc.
On day 8 we will spend the morning exploring Iranja Island. Iranja Island has one of the best beaches in the world and all of the guests that visit this island fall in love with it. In the afternoon we will head back to Nosy be and enjoy some more free time on the island or we can take a moment to explore Mont Passort and Crater Lake.
[1 HOUR FLIGHT]
On day 9 after breakfast we will drive to the airport in Nosy Be and board our one hour flight in Antananarivo. Upon arrival we will check into our hotel, once we are settled in we will continue the day with a visit to the upper city, the Manjakamiadana palace and Andafiavaratra museum, which are historical places of Madagascar
During day 10 of our journey, which is also our last day together, we will have a free morning for shop for souvenirs to bring back home. During our shopping tour we will look at Malagasy craftwork, local spices, vanilla, and much more After shopping we will prepare for our departure to Ivato International airport. We will arrive at the airport 2 hours before your departure time.
NB: Please note that we can make changes to this journey as much as you would like. Please do not hesitate to email us or send us a message and we will respond as soon as we can.