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North Tour & Cruise around Nosy Be 11 nights & 12 days from Antananarivo

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North Tour & Cruise around Nosy Be 11 nights & 12 days from Antananarivo

Discover must-see sites around Diego Suarez then end your stay with a 04 days cruise by catamaran to enjoy fabulous spots surrounding Nosy be island!

DAY 1

Arrival Tana

Night arrival at Ivato international airport, welcome, change and transfer to your hotel.

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DAY 2

Diego Suarez city tour

Pick up at your hotel according to flight schedule then transfer to the airport for flight to Diego Suarez. Welcome to Diego-Suarez airport. Briefing and transfer to the hotel. Little city Tour then free time. Although Diego Suarez or Antsiranana is facing the sea, urbanization dictated by the military strategy of the time, unfortunately deprived the city of a coastline, the grid plan of the city center in the recall. North of the site on October 14, extends the old center, with its colonnades counters pastel houses and verandas. Rue Colbert and his incessant ballet of 4l, is the main artery that connects the city to the Place Foch Rue Richelieu. Fine example of colonial architecture and buildings belonging to the Indo-Pakistani, the old covered market, the seat of the French Alliance erected in 1892, is worth a visit. Richelieu Street, opposite the handle of the Dordogne, where you can admire the “ residence Faritany” and the “Hotel de la Marine”, palace of the colonial period eroded by time. Nearby, the bandstand is an excellent viewpoint from where you can admire the bay and its contours. Few steps in the direction of the famous place Joffre, adorned with the bust of Marshal, where it is easy to admire beautiful sunsets. South of the site on October 14, extend the neighborhoods with their stalls and bustling markets. Lunch, Dinner and overnight at your hotel. Read more

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DAY 3

Emerald Sea

Continental breakfast at your hotel then excursion to The Emerald Sea. Diego – Ramena 20 Km + 01 hour boating (one way) Departure will depend on the tide and the weather conditions. Transfer to Ramena and boarding on motorized sailing boat to join Suarez Island. The Emerald Sea is located in the North of the “false pass”. The Emerald Sea is a huge and shallow emerald colored lagoon that allows divers to swim in a natural aquarium. Lunch on the Suarez Island. Swimming (massage can be possible). Back to Ramena and to your hotel. Dinner and overnight. Read more

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DAY 4

Ambre Mountain & Red Tsingy

Continental breakfast at your hotel then excursion to Amber Mountain and Red Tsingy. Excursion "The Amber Mountain National Park " Diego – Ambre 40 Km First Park created in Madagascar in October 1958, the Montagne d’Ambre National Park which peaks in 1475m, offers a tropical type climate and shelters a fauna and flora which are typical rainforest of Madagascar. Several animal species can surprise you; we can spot the crowned lemur, the foliages Brookesia tuberculé, so small that he can hold in a thimble, Red Microcèbe, the smallest primate of the World, the carnivorous Fosa mammal, the boas… The Amber Mountain National Park is also a major site of botanical interests. Lunch in a local restaurant at Joffre Ville. Then road towards the Red Tsingy after lunch. Drive on the national 06, then you’ll take a track of about 20 Km to reach the site. "The Red Tsingy" The Red Tsingy is the result of erosion by rainwater from a thick mantle of laterite. Composed of sandstone and marl, they offer their beautiful draperies ephemeral within single sedimentary basin of Madagascar. Back to Diego after visit, transfer to your hotel. Dinner and overnight at your hotel. Read more

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DAY 5

The Three bays

Continental breakfast at your hotel then excursion to the 03 bays About 50km of road, sandy track This spot is about a succession of three bays on the coast situated along the Indian Ocean. They are lined with a long beautiful white sand beach allowing a delicious bathing. Regularly blowed, the bay of Sakalava is the hangout of the windsurfers who evolve on magnificent waves. The bay of Dunes and the bay of the Pigeons are accessible from the bay of Sakalava or cap miné. Lunch in a local restaurant at Ramena, a traditional village of fishermen bordered with white sand beach and coconuts trees. On the way back to Diego-Suarez, you will long the Bay of Diego; one of the most beautiful bays in the world after Rio de Janeiro, inside of which stands a majestic sugar loaf with its conical karstic structure. Read more

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DAY 6

Ankarana national Park

Departure after your breakfast, direction towards the south, you’ll take again the N6 which winds along the paddy fields and plantations until Mahamasina front door of Ankarana reserve. The massif of Ankarana is dominated by attractive limestone karst formations called locally “Tsingy”, it extends on a little over 20km on the west coast. We count an underground complex network, extending over nearly 120km. Ankarana is home 13 species of bats, 10 species of Lemurs and 92 species of birds. The specific fauna, adapted to the life of caves, gives to Ankarana its particular character. Ankarana preserves a dense, tropical deciduous forest with spiny forests, baobabs, tall trees. Rare and endemic birds and many species found their holiday cottage in the reserve, as the fosa, the unique predator of the species of the family of Felidae in Madagascar. Lunch in a local restaurant. Transfer to your hotel. Dinner and overnight. Read more

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DAY 7

Nosy Be

Departure from Mahamasina and drive to Ankify on 142 km, trhough savannah landscapes, paddy fields and villages. Arrival at Ankify and boarding on a private motorboat to reach Hellville Harbor. Transfer to your hotel. Overnight.

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DAY 8

Beginning of cruise

Pick up at 08h45 at your hotel then transfer to Crater Harbor. Boarding on Catamaran and beginning of the Cruise. You’ll leave Ankify and will reach the Big Mitsio Islands after 7 hours navigation. Trolling during the trip. Arrival in afternoon at the impressive bronze-coloured volcanic ‘organ pipes', sail east and anchorage at Marimbe. Walk on the island. Dinner and night on board. Read more

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DAY 9

Second say cruise

5 miles of navigation to Ankarea, a lovely high basalt-island with white sandy beaches. You will enjoy snorkelling in its coral garden and its colourful tropical fishes. Return to Marimbe, where we spend the night. Dinner on the beach : Young tender goat barbecue, cooked by villagers on request. Night on board. Read more

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DAY 10

Third day cruise

Early start for Tsarabanjina island (4h of navigation). A true paradise with its lush vegetation, beautiful white beaches and crystal-clear water, where you will enjoy a swim. Visit of the tombs of Sakalava kings . According to meteorological conditions, night at Tsarabanjina or nocturnal navigation to Sakatia (about 6h) Dinner and night on board. Read more

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DAY 11

Last day cruise

Visit of Sakatia, its calm beaches, village, vegetation and orchids. Snorkelling and swimming. The Talio (a west-wind) will take us back to Nosy Be, arrival around 05 PM. Transfer from the Crater Harbor to Hotel Pick up at at the Crater harbor and transfer to your hotel in Nosy Be.

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DAY 12

Back to Tana

Pick up at your hotel according to flight schedule then transfer to the airport. Flight to Antananarivo. Welcome and transfer for lunch then, visit of La Digue Handicraft market. Transfer to your hotel. Day use and dinner at bois vert or similar. Pick up at your hotel and transfer to Ivato international airport for flight homewards. Read more

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ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Antananarivo
Hotel Au Bois Vert
Day 2
Location Diego Suarez
Hotel Allamanda
Day 6
Location Ankarana
Day 7
Location Nosy Be
Day 12
Location Antananarivo
Hotel Au Bois vert

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • Transfer from/to the airport
  • Transport during the tour
  • Driver and fuel
  • Guide
  • Accommodation
  • Catamaran in fullboard
  • Meals as mentioned
  • Local guides in parks and reserves
  • Information services
  • Entrance fee

Package excludes

  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses
  • Visa, consular 76fees or any other formalities.
  • Tips
  • Beverages (except during cruise)
  • Additional journeys and transfers

REVIEWS

5 Reviews

Maria, United States

We were in Nord Madagascar last year for honeymoon, it was an amazing journey. Everything was perfect, from guides (very pleasant and italian spoken very very well) to tours, to hotel and restaurants. We did a lot of very interesting visits: red and grey tsingy, spices fields, forests, wonderful beaches, quad tour....I can suggest Madaways to everyone! Read more

Silvia & Roberto, Italy

E' stato un bellissimo viaggio...siamo stati accolti con gentilezza e cordialità in un paese a noi lontano per cultura e modi di vivere... Ci ha lasciato tanto nel cuore e nell'anima...abbiamo ancora contatti con la nostra guida Paulin una persona veramente splendida.Non posso che lasciarvi un commento positivo di questo viaggio!!!Grazie di tutto e della perfetta organizzazione ! Read more

Marco D'Amico, Italy

mio compiacimento per la Vostra organizzazione, volevo altresì elogiare la guida Fidel e l'autista Abdul che ci hanno validamente accompagnati nel tour. Entrambe hanno dimostrato grande competenza e capacità, fornendoci continue e valide spiegazioni di ciò che stavamo vedendo. Se in futuro avrò amici in partenza per il Madagascar sicuramente li indirizzerò alla Vostra Agenzia. Sentiti Ringraziamenti Read more

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