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NORTH OF MADAGASCAR | DIEGO - NOSY BE TOURS

Period: All the year.
Generality:
Travel to discover the north of Madagascar during 08days / 07nights trip starting from Antananarivo to return back there. We do a fascinating visit of the bay that make famous internationally Diego and explore amazing sites such us Mer d’Emeraude, Ambre mountain, Red Tsingy as well as Tsingy Ankarana. Then, we cross the perfumed coast of the north to berth to Nosy Be Island. Relax to the lush beaches of Nosy Be and more seas-sides activities for instance diving and observation of further kinds of color fish, surf, etc.
Level: Open for all.

DAY 1 and 2: Flight to the North; Antananarivo - Diego Suarez
Welcome to the airport and transfer to the hotel to Tana. We can organize a short visit of the capital city depending on your arrival time.
- Overnight stay to Shangai hotel or equivalent at Antananarivo.
Transfer to the airport and flight for Diego Suarez city, to the north of Madagascar. Arrival to Diego, welcome to the airport and installation at hotel. Then, road for Ramena fisherman village: excursion to the bays: Sakalava bay, Ramena bay and Pigeon bay via French mountain, which builds the reputation of the region. Lower and sandy coast are often framed by coral reef, sometimes covered with mangroves.
- Picnic lunch
At last, we return back to join Diego city by sandy track.
- Overnight stay to Moramora hotel or equivalent at Diego.

DAY 3: Diego Suarez – Ambre Mountain
By 4wd car, we drive between Diego city and Ambre Mountain. Excursion to Ambre Mountain: the Ambre volcanic massif raise up 1475m and covered by primary forest which offers a wide variety of endemic flora and fauna. Along the trails, we will admire palms trees, varieties of ferns, gigantic baobabs, orchid’s etc. Big “Cascade de Nymph” with 80 m height, clear water, crater lakes and dense forest will delight you during this trek. Varieties of lemurs populate the wild forest.
Picnic lunch.
- Overnight stay to Relais de la Montagne d'Ambre hotel or equivalent.

DAY 4: Ambre montain – Ankarana Park
We will take the way to reach Ankarana Park. Along our path, we will visit the “Red Tsingy”, a marvel natural formation. Then, we pursue the road and arrived to Ankarana village. We visit "Tsingy ', the Mahamasina Botanical Garden, Siphon caves depending on water level and the weather.
Tsingy Ankarana: It’s a natural amphitheater like a karstic sharp peaks sculpted by erosion on the limestone formations.
- Overnight stay to Chez Laurent bungalow or equivalent.

DAY 5: Ankarana - Ankify.
Morning: Visit of the Ankarana Park.
We continue our raid toward Ankify. We contemplate Sambirano landscape and its aromatic plantations (coffee, palma rosa, cocoa ....).
- Overnight stay to Baobab hotel or equivalent.

DAY 6: Ankify - Nosy Be.
Transfer by motor boat to Nosy Be. Nosy be is most known by its famous perfume plant cultivation: Ylang Ylang, but also for its beautiful beaches, coconut palms, blue lagoons, rich underwater, its paradise surrounding islands.
Arrival at the port of Nosy Be, transfer to hotel. Nosy Be island is on the North-west coast covered by hills and valleys where grow aroma fruits and flowers.
- Overnight stay to hotel.

DAY 7: Nosy Be island and its neighborhood
By boat, we explore the neighboring islands especially “Nosy Komba” or the lemur’s island and “Nosy Tanikely”; the reserve marine. We visit the fisher village and the lemur macacos reserve. These lemurs in freedom, steal bananas that you hold to your hand. Continuation to “Nosy Tanikely”, a small island far 40 minutes from “Nosy Komba”, categorized as an underwater national park with amazing marine life. We don’t need to dive for observing the multitudes of colorful fish; we perceive them over the water.
- Picnic lunch
- Overnight stay to hotel.

DAY 8: Free day to Nosy Be island.
Relaxation to the beautiful beaches of Nosy Be under the tropical sun; the wave’s beat and the monsoon breath is the natural musician of the coast.
* More activities can be organized: relax, beach, diving…

DAY 9: Flight back Nosy Be - Antananarivo.
Transfer to the Airport and flight to return back to Antananarivo. Internationnal flight to connect to your contry.

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