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10 DAYS IN THE NORTHERN MADAGASCAR

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TANY MENA TOURS

Since 1997, Tany Mena Tours offers a deep and authentic discovery of the "Madagascar universe".

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10 DAYS IN THE NORTHERN MADAGASCAR

Discovery of the specific fauna and flora of the north of the island before enjoying the beauty of the beach of Nosy Be.

ARRIVAL AND MEETING

Arrival in Antananarivo, your travel agent will meet you at the airport and take you to your hotel in town. Overnight in a hotel.

Antananarivo, 1 night

ANTANANARIVO / DIEGO

According to the flight schedule, you will be transferred to the airport and flight to Diégo. In your arrival, you will be welcomed by our local representative. If you arrive in the morning, you will go to discover the city of Diego, the largest city in northern Madagascar and the third port of the island. The city is housed in a large and beautiful bay "Diego Bay," one of the finest in the world and second largest (coast 156km) after that of Rio de Janeiro. During the colonization, French people used the site as a naval base because its situation coast of Africa, Mayotte, the Comoros, and Seychelles. You will continue your visit to the French Mountain, the necropolis of the ancient colonizers. Accompanied by a guide, you will discover the dry tropical flora, endemic Baobabs (Andansonia suarezensis) prickly aloe. Birds, lizards and even lemurs can surprise you and accompany you during this ascent which does not present any major difficulty. At the top, the caves and the vestiges of colonial times await. The mines of the French Legion fort and its tunnels, finally allow you to access the stunning views of the bay in its entirety and its 156 km coastline. The magnificent panorama opens over the city, the Bay of Diego and his "Sugar Loaf", which are part of the very select "Club of most beautiful bay in the world." After the visit, you will come back to Diego. Overnight in a hotel. Read more

Diégo, 1 night

DIEGO / JOFFREVILLE / DIEGO

In the morning, you will leave Diégo and drive to Joffreville, from there you will continue to Amber Mountain National Park. Amber Mountain National Park covers 18,200 hectares of a prominent volcanic massif, is one of northern Madagascar’s most visited natural attractions. It was created in 1958 to protect the massif and its ecosystems, including the region’s unique flora and fauna. The park receives 07 species of lemurs, 70 species of reptile and amphibian includes a variety of frogs, geckos and chameleons. Besides, you can find more than 75 species of birds and a variety of orchids. You will discover the park. After the visit, you will drive back to Diégo. You can have your lunch at Amber Mountain before to go back to Diégo. Overnight in a hotel. Read more

Diégo, 1 night

DIEGO / ANKARANA

After breakfast, you will drive to Ankarana. After some kilometers, you will take the junction to the "Red Tsingy", a landscape of another planet at the gates of Analamera reserve. These tsingy come from an erosion called "lapis". This unique geological formation related to the combination of bush fires, erosion and infiltration of rainwater, offers a landscape of unearthly beauty. You will make a visit. After the visit, you will continue to Ankarana that you will reach in the afternoon. Ankarana, is a special reserve, about 18,225 hectares, encompasses the beautiful Ankarana massif, about 100km south-west of Antsiranana. It’s a striking and undeveloped region with impressive tsingy formations; diverse flora and fauna, including many lemurs and interesting birds’ species; lakes; and an extensive cave system, which includes several fascinating bat-filled grottoes. Ankarana has remarkably rich and varied vegetation such as figs, baobabs and other trees typical deciduous forest. Overnight in a hotel. Read more

Ankarana, 1 night

ANKARANA

This day will be dedicated to the discovery of Tsingy through a private trail outside the park, designed by the team of the Iharana Bush Camp. With Iharana guide you will go for a hike in the heart of Tsingy. A circuit designed by Jean Claude Dobrilla the spelunker, just for you, which is the access road to this hike. How to play the Tsingy? by creating, for Iharana customers, a private path combining ladders, bridges, guardrails and stunning lookouts. The starting point for this trail is the camp with two options: a departure by boat or on foot. Let us guide you to the cave of the chameleon ... This development was carried out by the Tsingy specialist, Jean Claude Dobrilla who is, for example, the responsible for the development of the Bemaraha National Park. The creation of this hike at the center of the earth available to all and absolutely unique is the result of a year of work, research and shipping. Biodiversity, ecosystem endemic Tsingy of Ankarana will prove to you during this adventure. Photo enthusiasts do not forget your camera: lemurs, butterflies, vegetation of great variety, invertebrates and birds will come your way. Under the gentle rays of the setting sun, your walk takes you to the viewpoint of Ambatomiloloha, following the trails of the massif. Throughout your ascent, you will discover the sparkling lake that borders the camp: breathtaking view. To celebrate the arrival to the gazebo, enjoy a spectacular sunset between the Tsingy. A good physical condition is required for this tour: there are narrow and steep passages as well as small step ladders. You will come to the hotel after the tour. Overnight in a hotel. Read more

Ankarana, 1 night

ANKARANA / ANKIFY / NOSY BE

After the breakfast, you will leave Ankarana to Ankify, through cocoa plantations, coffee and ylang ylang and through mangroves landscapes. From Ankify, you will board to Nosy Be Island; crossing will take about one hour and a half. Nosy Be is a volcanic island with an area of 321 Km2; it is located on the Bay of Ampasindava. Its capital is the city of Hell-Ville on the south coast of the island. In your arrival, you will be welcomed by your hotel representative and transfer to the hotel. The rest of the day will be free. Optional tours and activities. Various activities and excursions can be done in Nosy Be. Hotels propose to organize with their costumers activities that interest them. Overnight in a hotel. Read more

Nosy Be, 1 night

NOSY BE

Day at leisure. Optional visits and activities. Overnight in a hotel.

Nosy Be, 1 night

NOSY BE

Day at leisure. Optional visits and activities. Overnight in a hotel.

Nosy Be, 1 night

NOSY BE / ANTANANARIVO

According to the flight schedule, you will be transferred to Nosy Be airport and flight to Antananarivo. In your arrival, you will be welcomed by our driver and will be taken to your hotel. Overnight in a hotel.

Antananarivo, 1 night

ANTANANARIVO

The day will be dedicated to the discovery of the capital and its surroundings. Antananarivo, the "City of a Thousand" is the largest city in Madagascar. It stands on the side of one of the twelve sacred hills. This city is the cradle of the Merina dynasty. The visits of the upper town (the old town) where formerly stood the ROVA, palace of Queen RANAVALONA first (1828/1861) and the Palace of the Prime Minister Rainilaiarivony converted into National Museum; will be an opportunity to discuss the important role of "Hova"; highland people, who first established state structures in Madagascar. You will continue the morning strolling through the lively and typical districts which have, over time, keep an authentic character. In the afternoon, you will leave Antananarivo to explore the countryside of Imerina, villages, customs and traditions, living heritage highlands. You go to Ambohimanga ( "Blue Hill") visiting the Royal Hill. On the basis of cultural criteria, Ambohimanga is the only Malagasy site included on the UNESCO list of world heritage. The fortress consists of a royal city, a royal burial site, and an ensemble of sacred places. Combined with a strong sense of national identity, it retains its atmosphere of spirituality and sacredness, in practice and in the minds of the people, for some 500 years. It remains a place of worship and pilgrimage that can come from Madagascar and elsewhere. After the tour, you will be taken to a nearby airport hotel for day use. According to your international flight schedule, you will then transfer to the airport and flight home. Day Use in a hotel. Read more

Antananarivo, day use

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Antananarivo
Hotel La Villette
Day 2
Location Diégo Suarez
Day 4
Location Ankarana
Day 6
Location Nosy Be
Hotel Nosy Lodge
Day 9
Location Antananarivo
Hotel La Villette
Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Antananarivo
Hotel Colbert
Day 2
Location Diégo
Day 4
Location Ankarana
Day 6
Location Nosy Be
Day 9
Location Antananarivo
Hotel Colbert

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • Accommodation on bed &breakfast basis except at some hotels where a half board is required at mentioned hotels or similar
  • Transportation by private 4WD car from day 2 to day 6 and the day 10, fuel and English-speaking driver guide included
  • The service of an English-speaking driver guide for a group of 1 to 5people from the day 1 to day 6 and the service of a historian guide during Antananarivo visit
  • The service of an English-speaking accompanying guide for a group of 6 or more from the day 1 to day 6
  • Boat transfers from Ankify to Nosy be
  • Entrance fees and local guides during parks visit in the program,
  • Other visits and excursions in the program,
  • Transfers and assistances at the airport.

Package excludes

  • International and internal Airfares
  • Visa
  • Lunches and dinners
  • Optional visits and activities
  • Drinks, tips and personal expenses

More information

  • Prices are per person in a double room with breakfast.
  • A single supplement and a half board or a full board supplement will give as required.

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