North : Diego – Nosy Be
Discovering the North Diego Nosy Be :
One of the most beautiful bay in the world. 4WD trip, treks in Montagne d’Ambre and Tsingy of Ankarana. Our trip will end on the beautiful islands of Nosy Be. Discover Emeraude Sea closed to Ramena.
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Accessible à tous
Group Size Large Group
Period : All other the year. Please note that on the Western part of the Tsingy the entry could be closed depending of the period ( level of the water … rain season) in this case only the Eastern part of the tsingy could be accessible.
Description : Madagascar North Trip : The first week you will discover the high stop sites and reserves on the surrounding of Diego Suarez, the second week , Nosy Be islands.
Accommodation : Good standard, 02** and superior.
Vehicles / Transport : all needed transfers airport / hotels are included. In Diego a 4wd with an English speaking driver will be available all along the trip.
Availability : Private trip which could be personalised according period (take off or add on some days).
Flights : We can book your Domestic flights. Meanwhile we advise you to book your international flight in the country of departure.
Meet our team at the airport and transfer to your hotel on the city center ( Résidence Lapasoa ) or nearby the airport Hotel Bois Vert (in case of morning flight the following day). Overnight at the hotel.
Antananarivo - Diego - Les 3 Baies
Transfer to the Airport. Flight to Diego. Assisitance aiprot and Tour of three bays that are the concatenation of the Sakalava Bay, the Bay of pigeons and the Bay of the dunes. It’s possible to walk along the bays for 3 hours in order to discover the flora and fauna. It is a quiet and unfrequented place where range of fine white sand is a natural beauty. Then we discover the Cape undermined with its lighthouse and cannons inherited from the colonial era. You can enjoy a breathtaking view of the entrance to the Bay of Diego Suarez. In a clear weather,you might even see the clear waters of the emerald sea. You will end the ride in Ramena. Lunch at a local restaurant in Ramena. Before nightfall you will enjoy the beauty of the sunset. At the end of your visit, you will return to your hotel.
Overnight at Suarez hotel.
Ramena : La Mer d'Emeraude
Transfer to Ramena where the boat team awaits you. You will have an unforgettable day at the beach. La Mer d’Emeraude ”The Emerald Sea” is an Emerald colour Lagoon, located just after the little pass towards up the North. Shallow and transparent, it allows you to dive in a natural aquarium dream where fishes of all sizes, all shapes and colors seem it be given an appointment. Snorkeling Equipment is in our care (need to have your sizes). At noon you will have the lunch : like grilled fish (fishing on the same day), rice with coconut, vegetables cooked in the Malagasy way, grilled bananas. Late in the afternoon, boat team bring you back to Ramena through the coral of a form of Tsingy to admire this beauty due to the battle of the Sea and limestone. The ground team will meet you at Ramena and take you to your hotel. Overnight at Suarez hotel.
Transfer to ”Montagne d’Ambre” (Amber Mountain). Created in 1958, the National Park is a volcanic region. Rightly considered as a ”biological treasure”, it hosts a wonderful protected rainforest, preserved from any human impact, where thrives a rich and complex natures. Following the nature trail and enjoy various forms of vegetation (canarium, ficus, orchids … Meet different species of chameleons which smallest in the world is the Brokesia Minima tuberculata. Picnic lunch near the resort of bats. Then also get to know crowned and fulvus lemurs . A real water tower for the region, discover different waterfalls such as the cascade of Antomboka, the Sacred cascade, waterfall of Antakarana or lake Mahasarika. At the end of your visit Our team will take you to the village to admire Joffreville before taking the road for Joffre (Step 50km – 1 hour). Overnight at Nature Lodge.
Tsingy of Ankarana
Departure for the ”Tsingy Rouges”a red tsingy (located 50 km of Diego, 2h) through the mountains, in the southeast of Diego, the Red Tsingy give us other secrets of nature Composed of sandstone, marl and limestone, just right at the foot of eroded canyons, within the single sedimentary basin of Madagascar with a diverse vegetation, balance is fragile.Then we take the road to Anivorano. Lunch on the road. Arrival at Anivorano you can stop to visit the sacred lake Antagnavo to meet crocodiles … Continuation to Ambilobe and installation in the hotel Relais de l’Ankarana near the Ankarana park (Step 150km – 3h30)
Expedition inside the Tsingy of Ankarana. It is composed by a karstic massif extended over 35 km long (east-west). Traversed by many canyons covered by forests, caves and underground rivers, it shelters endemic fauna and flora. Discover the sacred cave of bats which houses splendid stalactites and stalagmites (It’s necessary to have a flashlight per person). Then you browse to the part of Tsingy Rary, turrets of Tsingy ( panorama, possibility to continue to the suspension brigde). It takes about 1h30 to visit the caves and 4 hours for the Tsingy. Back to the hotel after visit.
Ankarana - Ankify - Nosy BE
Early departure from Ankarana to Ankify by passing to Ambanja where we make a stop to visit a plantation (cocoa, coffee, vanilla, pepper, ylang ylang, rose bay and perfume plants) to the villages nestled between river and mountain, find through authentic meet and wild nature. After visit drive to Ankify and boat transfer to Nosy Be. Installation at your hotel Nosy Lodge. (Step 150Kms – 3h / boat crossing 1h)
Day 8 and 9
Half Half board at Nosy Lodge hotel The hotel can provide on-site all kinds of excursions: Nosy Iranja, Nosy Komba, Nosy Tanikely, Nosy Sakatia, Mont Passot Reserve Lokobe
Nosy Be - Tananarive
Transfer at the airport of Nosy Be and flight back to Antananarivo. End of our services
Public Rates 2019 Euros per person (base Relais of ankarana)
|Number of Participants||Euros / Person|
|Single Room Supplement : 257 Euros|
Confirmation by mail of the present trip.
After Espace Mada confirmation of hotels, transport and flights availability’s : Deposit of 30% of the total amount plus domestic flights by bank transfer. Balance day of departure in Tana :
- CB Visa or Master Card
- Euros Cash.
Air Madagascar Domestic Flights: the cancellation is penalized by 10 euros per person per ticket
Domestic flight on the same date as the international flight: in case domestic flight delay causes the no show on international flight, Air Madagascar will take anything in charge : penalties fees, new ticket flight. also accomodation, transfers, restoration.
Air Madagascar pass up (decline) the responsibility if a passenger does not foresee one night in Antananarivo, before the international departure
- Nuitées sur la base chambre(s) double(s)
- Vignettes touristiques et taxes de séjour
- Demi-pension sauf à Tana dîners libres
- Repas pique nique du J2 au J6
- Véhicule 4×4 pour Diego J2 J4 à J6, Chauffeur, Carburant
- Les excursions mentionnées (Montagne d’Ambre, Les 3 Baies, La mer d’Emeraude, Les Tsingy de l’Ankarana)
- Droits d’entrée et droits de guidage dans ces mêmes réserves (Montagne d’ Ambre, Ankarana)
- Transfert bateau Ankify – Hotel Nosy Be
- Tous les transferts et assistance Hôtel – Aéroport
- Drinks, extras and tips, Lunches in Nosy Ben Diners in Tananarive
- Excursions in Nosy ( can be arranged directly with the hotels )
- Domestic flights Tana – Diego and Nosy Be – Tana