Road North with Espace Mada
ITINERARY TANANARIVE – DIEGO SUAREZ – The Road to The North
Exceptionnal : Discover the road to the North, Cross Ankarafantsika with unique fauna and flora, Ambanaja and its plantations, Tsingy of Ankarana, Amber Mountain and insolite sites around Diego Suarez.
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Accessible à tous
Group Size Large Group
General Description : Adventure Trip going all along the road form Antananarivo to Antsiranana. It includes National Parks like : Ankarafantsika, Ankarana, Red Tsingy, Amber Mountains. Trip ends on Ramena, closed to the “Emerald Coast”
Period : From March to January
Level : Accessible for all if you can assume lon road time.
Accomodation : Level 2 stars with private sanitories.
Vehicules / Transportation : All assistance airport are included. An english speaking driver will mange the Tour with a 4WD.
Availibility : The Tour is private. Day per Day could be adapted to your dates.
Flights : we can arrange Tsaradia domestic flights booking.
Assistance airport and transfer to your hotel closed to the airport. Grace Lodge.
Antananarivo - Ankarafantsika
Departure early in the morning around 7am. We take the National Route 4 towards Mahajunga. Along the way we will pass the impressive falls of the Betsiboka. Recommended lunch at a local restaurant in Maevatanana. In the late afternoon, we will stop at Ankarafantsika National Park. Night near the reserve Assity Lodge. (Step of 450 kms, 11 hours)
Visit to Ankarafantsika Park: A walking tour in the morning and an excursion on the lake in the afternoon that will be appreciated by bird lovers. (Ankarafantsika National Park, in northwestern Madagascar, is a mosaic of dense, dry forests. Ankarafantsika is known for its lakes, the last refuges of flagship species. It is also a den for endemic lemurs and birds). Back to the hotel after the visit.
Ankarafanttsika - Anatsohy
We go down south, at Ambondromamy, we turn north towards Antsohihy. We pass through several villages and the ”ghost” town of Port Berger. Arrival scheduled in Antsohihy in the late afternoon. Installation at the hotel Bellevue. Dinner and night. (340 kms stage, 8 hours)
Antsohy - Ankify - Nosy Be
We continue our ascent north towards Ambanja. famous for its plantations of Cocoa, Vanilla, Pepper, Ylang Ylang and Pink Berries. Bifurcation for Ankify. In the early afternoon, transfer by boat to reach Nosy Be . (45 minutes of crossing). Installation at the hotel. Afternoon free and relaxing. (210 kms stage, 6 hours ) Hôtel Nosy Lodge. ( 3 nights ).
Half board at the hotel. The hotel can provide on-site all kinds of excursions: Nosy Iranja, Nosy Komba, Nosy Tanikely, Nosy Sakatia, Mont Passot Reserve Lokobe.
Half board at the hotel. The hotel can provide on-site all kinds of excursions: Nosy Iranja, Nosy Komba, Nosy Tanikely, Nosy Sakatia, Mont Passot Reserve Lokobe. All excursions could be arranged with the Cie located in Nosy Be : ”Nosy Be Original”
Nosy Be - Ankify - Ankarana
Transfer by boat to Ankify Harbour. Your driver/guide will be waiting for you there. Road to the Ankarana National Park which is part of Madagascar’s network of protected areas. In addition to its fauna rich in species endemic to the island, this reserve is of geological interest, due to karst erosion, as well as cultural. Installation at the hotel Relais de l’Ankrana. ( Step of 150 kms / 4 hours )
On the way, with ADAPS association, the FINISTERE region, the hotel PALMA NOVA invites you to discover the region of AMBANJA through three hematic excursions. Beginning with the vast plantations (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.With the partnership with the peasant organization ADAPS, we take you in a little known region to share unforgettable moments with its inhabitants. Solidarity tourism, pioneer project in northern Madagascar, you will participate here in a form of tourism whose real goals, the meet and exchange, it can generate income for farmers in the region.
Transfer for the Tsingy from Ankarana. The Ankarana National Park, composed of a Karsingy massif, stretches 35 km long (from east to west). Covered by numerous canyons covered with forests, caves, and underground rivers, it is home to endemic flora and fauna. Discover the Tsingy Rary, the turrets of the tsingy. Lunch recommended at Aurélien. In the afternoon you can visit the sacred cave of bats which is home to splendid stalactites and stalagmites (provide one flashlight per person).
Ankarana - Tsingy Rouge - Joffreville
From Ankarana to Diégo, the road becomes bad (broken tar) but the beautiful landscape will compress the travel time. We make a stop in the ”Tsingy Rouges» the red tsingy 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 diverse vegetation, their balance is fragile. A little walk in the area, then continuation to Joffre Ville. ( Step 150 Kms – 6h ) Accomodation at Nature Lodge
Joffreville - Diego Suarez
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 is the smallest in the world , called Brokesia Minima tuberculata. 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 the Mahasarika lake. Drive to Diégo Suarez / Ramena after visits. Installation at your hotel Suarez Hôtel (Step 30Kms – 1h30)
Diego - Les 03 Baies
Early departure for the v3 Bays visit which are the sequence of Sakalava Bay, ”pigeons” Bay and the ”Dunes” bay . It is possible to walk along the bays during 3 hours. You will be in quiet and uncrowded places where the fine white sand beach is of natural beauty. Then, transfer to the cape mine with its lighthouse and its canons inherited from the colonial area. You will appreciate a breathtaking view of the entrance to the Bay of Diégo-Suarez. And in case of clear weather, you might see the Emerald Sea. You will end the day in Ramena. Before dark, enjoy the beauty of the sunset. Come back to your hotel.
Diego - La Mer d'Emeraude
The boat team will wait you at Ramena. Unforgettable day. La Mer d’Emeraude ”The Emerald Sea” is an Emerald color Lagoon, located just after the little pass towards up the North. Transparent and shallow, it allows you to do do some snorkeling in a natural aquarium where all sizes fishes, all shapes and colors seem it be given an appointment. Snorkeling Equipment is in our charge Lunch with seafood prepared on the spot. Later in the afternoon, boat team takes you back to Ramena through the coral of a Tsingy form to admire this beauty due to the battle of the Sea and limestone. Back to your hotel
Diego - Antananarivo
Transfer to the airport and domestic flight for Tananarive . End of our services.
Public rates 2020 in Euros TTC per person
|Number Persons||EUROS / PERSON|
|2||1 749 €|
|3||1 406 €|
|4||1 242 €|
|Single Room supplement : 321 E uros|
Confirmation by email of the present trip.
After Espace Mada confirmation of availabilities hotels, transport and flights : : Deposit of 30% of the total amount plus domestic flights by bank transfer or Online Payment.
Balance before departure in Tana :
- CB Visa , Master Card.
- Euros Cash.
- Accommodation on double room
- Necessary tourist taxes.
- Half-board (Breakfasts and Dinners) except in Tanannarive based on breakfast
- Vehicle 4WD with English speaking driver from Day 2 to Day 12 ( vehicle waiting in Ankify )
- Indemnity and daily fees of the driver.
- Return of the car from Diégo to Antananarivo
- Tansfer Hotel – Mer d’Emeraud boarding point RT
- Transfer Hotel – Diégo Airport
- Entry and guide fees within the parks and reserves : Ankarafantsika national park, Cocoa plantation in Ambanja, Ankarana National park, Red Tsingy, Mntagne d’Ambre, the 03 Bays
- Excursion by boat at Mer d’Emeraude on the Day 12
- Drinks, tips and tips
- Lunches except the picnic lunch in Mer d’Emeraude included
- Visa : 35 Euros / person
- Domestic flight : Diégo – Tanà
- International flight