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THE VANILLA COAST (13 days - 12 nights)

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THE VANILLA COAST (13 days - 12 nights)

This tour will take you to the SAVA region, where you will live a unique experience for 2 nights in bivouac in the Marojejy National Park. Discovery of a primary forest of low and high altitude. The program will continue with an exploration of the Ankarana reserve with its "Tsingy" and will end with a beach stay at Nosy Be "the Island of perfumes"

DAY 1

ANTANANARIVO

Meet and greet at the airport then transfer to the hotel. Lunch and dinner at your expense Overnight at hotel

ANTANANARIVO - 1 night
DAY 2

ANTANANARIVO - SAMBAVA

In the morning, you will be transferred to the airport and fly to Sambava. On arrival in Sambava, you will be welcomed by a representative of your hotel. The rest of day will be free. Optional visits and activities. Lunch and dinner at your expense. Overnight at hotel

SAMBAVA - 1 night
DAY 3

SAMBAVA - MAROJEJY

After breakfast, you will leave Sambava to Manantenina, Marojejy NP visitor's center. Located at 60 km from Sambava on Andapa road, the access to the park will be made through a bad track. In your arrival the trekking inside the park will begin, you will leave to Mantella Camp (C1, 8km, 4h in a watching pace, no difficulty - start at 100m altitude, camp at 450m) and discover the lower part of the wet primary forests. This is an opportunity to meet many species of reptiles and amphibians, some species of lemurs and many species of birds (including blue Coua and Prevost Eurycère). Bivouac shelter or tent on full board (fully equipped but always better to have a light sleeping bag) Read more

MAROJEJY - 1 night
DAY 4

MAROJEJY

Simpona Tour is a continuation of the Mantella Tour: from Mantella Camp, you walk for an hour or two until Marojejia Camp (C3), at 775 m altitude. The camp is located on the border between the humid lowland forest and mountain. Real panorama of granite cliffs and mountains covered with deep green forests. The fauna and flora are exceptional and unique. You will stay for the night at Marojejia Camp. Bivouac shelter or tent on full board (fully equipped but always better to have a light sleeping bag) Read more

MAROJEJY - 1 night
DAY 5

MAROJEJY - SAMBAVA

Soon after breakfast, you will begin the descent towards the park exit and back to Sambava. Lunch included. Dinner at your expense Overnight at hotel.

SAMBAVA - 1 night
DAY 6

SAMBAVA - VOHEMAR

In the morning, you will leave Sambava for Vohémar. Vohémar is the northern town of the SAVA region and is distinguished above all by its drier climate and its dialect closer to the northwestern dialect : sakalava. Its sparse flora has favored the extensive breeding of the zebus, which makes the richest district of the region in cattle. The cattle are left there in complete freedom. It is here that the commercial port of the region is located, which carries the maritime traffic of the goods with the great ports of Madagascar of which Toamasina, but also with the foreign one. Lunch and dinner at your expense. Overnight at hotel Read more

VOHEMAR - 1 nuit
DAY 7

VOHEMAR - ANKARANA

The part of the road you are going to do this day is one of the worst trails on the island. It is impracticable during the rainy season and that one crosses painfully even in dry period. Arrival Ambilobe, you will continue on Ankarana. Lunch and dinner at your expense. Overnight at lodge.

ANKARANA - 2 nights
DAY 8

ANKARANA

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. This day will be dedicated to the visit of Ankarana reserve. With a MNP guide (Madagascar National Park). You will discover the reserve with its Tsingy, the famous sharp spikes, lake and caves. This massif has also a historical interest. It is also home to the tombs of early kings Antakarana. Lunch and dinner at your expense. Overnight at lodge. After the visit, you will come back to your hotel Read more

ANKARANA
DAY 9

ANKARANA - ANKIFY - NOSY BE

After the breakfast, you will leave Ankarana to Ankify, through cocoa plantations, coffee and ylang ylang and through mangroves landscapes. Ankify is a peninsula located 17 km from Ambanja. It faces the islands of Nosy Be and Nosy Komba. The small port included is allowing those on board to these islands. You will be transferred by sea to the island of Nosy Be, crossing will take about one hour and a half. In your arrival, you will be welcomed by your hotel representative and transfer to the hotel. Lunch and dinner at your expense. Overnight at hotel. Read more

NOSY BE - 3 nights
DAY 10

NOSY BE

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. Day at leisure. Optional tours and excursions. Lunch and dinner at your expense. Overnight at hotel.

NOSY BE
DAY 11

NOSY BE

Day at leisure. Optional tours and excursions. Lunch and dinner at your expense. Overnight at hotel.

NOSY BE
DAY 12

NOSY BE - ANTANANARIVO

According the flight schedule, transfer to the airport and fly to Antananarivo. Lunch and dinner at your expense.

ANTANANARIVO - 1 night
DAY 13

ANTANANARIVO

This day will be devoted to a discovery of Antananarivo city in company of a historian. 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. Visits to the royal enclosure where once stood the ROVA, palace of Queen RANAVALONA first (1828/1861) and the Palace of the Prime Minister RAINILAIARIVONY converted into the National Museum; will be an opportunity to discuss the important role of "Hova"; People in the highlands, who first established state structures in Madagascar. La nuit, transfert à l’aéroport pour prendre le vol à destination De Paris. You will continue the morning strolling through the lively and typical quarters who have, over time, keep an authentic character. In the afternoon, you will go to Ambohimanga (« the blue hill »), birthplace of the fathers of the Merina dynasty; This sacred place is home to the tombs of the Merina kings whose Andrianjaka, founder of Antananarivo. After the tour, transfer to hotel for day use, then transfer to the airport for the international flight. Lunch and dinner at your expense. Read more

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location ANTANANARIVO
Day 2
Location SAMBAVA
Day 3
Location MAROJEJY
Day 6
Location VOHEMAR
Day 7
Location ANKARANA
Day 9
Location NOSY BE
Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location ANTANANARIVO
Day 2
Location SAMBAVA
Day 3
Location MAROJEJY
Day 6
Location VOHEMAR
Day 7
Location ANKARANA
Day 9
Location NOSY BE

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • Accommodation on bed &breakfast basis except at some hotels where a half board is required at mentioned hotels or similar
  • Camping on full board basis during the stay at Marojejy National Park
  • Transfers from Sambava to Marojejy National Park
  • Transportation by private 4WD car from day 6 to day 9, 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 6 to day 9 and the service of a historian guide during Antananarivo visit
  • The service of an accompanying guide for a group of 6 or more from the day 6 to day 9
  • 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 domestic Airfares
  • Visa
  • Lunches and dinners (except those which are otherwise stipulated)
  • 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 be provided on request
  • It is possible to obtain the tourist visa at about 30 Euros (depending on exchange rate) for a stay less than or equal to one month upon arrival at the airport. For this, the passport should be valid 6 months after the date of return mentionned on the flight ticket. It should have also a whole blank page.

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