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East and North of Madagascar

East and North of Madagascar
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Hilights

  • Andasibe National Park
  • Pangalanes' Canal
  • Diego Suarez and its famous bay
  • Montagne d'Ambre National Park
  • Tsingy of Ankarana National Park
  • Nosy Be and its surrounding islands

The price include

  • English speaking tour guide,
  • All transfers,
  • Hotel accommodation,
  • Half board during the tour,
  • Park entrances and local guide throughout the itinerary,
  • Domestic flights : Toamasina-Antananarivo, Antananarivo-Antsiranana, Nosy Be-Antananarivo

The price does not include

  • International flight,
  • Lunch throughout the itinerary,
  • Activities during days at leisure,
  • Gratuities and beverages,
  • Insurance and visa costs.

D 1
Antananarivo - Andasibe

Morning pick up from the hotel. City tour to enjoy the view from the upper town before starting to drive towards Andasibe. Stop along the way to admire beautiful sceneries. At about half way, stop at Madagascar Exotic Park, a small reserve which holds several genus of reptiles. Check the amazing leaf-tailed gecko and a lot of colourful chameleons. Then continue. Upon arrival in Andasibe, check in at the hotel near the reserve. Evening free for a walk in the village. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

 - Antananarivo - Andasibe

D 2
Andasibe, visit Mantadia national park and Vakona reserve

Morning drive to Andasibe Mantadia national park. This very luxuriant forest which is about 1h from the village. 4h walk offers opportunity to meet endemic species like the rare bird called "pittalike ground roller" or endemic lemurs like the "diademed sifaka", reptiles, … Picnic lunch. After the visit, back to the hotel. Then afternoon visit at Vakona private reserve and get 'in touch' with those lemurs on a small island. Later, night walk in search of nocturnal species of lemurs, chameleons, frogs... Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

 - Andasibe, visit Mantadia national park and Vakona reserve

D 3
Hike at Andasibe Perinet national park

Morning hike at Andasibe Perinet national park. This is the best place to meet the largest species of lemur, the Indri Indri. Meet some birds, reptiles, ... and many others. After the visit, lunch in the nearby restaurant. Then afternoon visit at "Vakona" private reserve and get 'in touch' with those lemurs on a small island. This is also an occasion to see how a "fosa" looks like. After the visit, back to the hotel to prepare for another night walk. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

 - Hike at Andasibe Perinet national park

D 4
Andasibe - Manambato - Akanin'ny Nofy

In the morning back on the ravinala road to the East. 12km after Brickaville, leave the main road to continue on a small muddy track until Manambato. This village is at the beach of Rasoabe Lake which is part of the Pangalanes Canal. At Manambato, meet and boat transfer to Akanin'ny Nofy. During this transfer one can enjoy the beauty of the Pangalane Canal with its green vegetation and clear water, ... At Akanin'ny Nofy, check in. Afternoon visit of the private reserve of Palmarium. A small forest station that holds some more species of wildlife... Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

 - Andasibe - Manambato - Akanin'ny Nofy

D 5
Akanin'ny Nofy

In the morning, another walk in the reserve of Palmarium. Afternoon at leisure. In the evening, night walk in the reserve. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

 - Akanin'ny Nofy

D 6
Akanin'ny Nofy - Toamasina

After breakfast, continue to discover the Pangalanes' Canal during the boat transfer to the city of Toamasina which takes about 3 hours. Picnic lunch. At Toamasina, meet and transfer to the hotel. City tour including local markets, the railway station, ... In the evening, dinner and overnight at the hotel.

 - Akanin'ny Nofy - Toamasina

D 7
Toamasina - Antananarivo - Antsiranana

Transfer to the airport and flight to Antananarivo and then Antsiranana in the North. At Antsiranana, meet and transfer to the hotel. Afternoon excursion to the East of the city around the Sakalava bay. Panoramic view, beach, ... Later, drive back to the hotel. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

 - Toamasina - Antananarivo - Antsiranana

D 8
Antsiranana – Amber Mountain

After breakfast, drive to Joffre Ville. Upon arrival, check in at the hotel. Start to explore the Amber Mountain national park. This park is home for 25 species of mammals among of them are native from the northern part of Madagascar. 75 different species of birds exist also in this area. Check the "crowned lemur" or the "brookesia" chameleon and more. Picnic lunch in the park. Late afternoon, drive back to the hotel. Dinner and overnight.

 - Antsiranana – Amber Mountain

D 9
Amber Mountain – Ankarana

Start driving South in the morning. After few hours, leave the main road to join a small offroad track. This is the way to the "Red Tsingy". Hidden in the bush, this is a unique scenery resulting from the erosion. Picnic lunch. After the visit, drive back to the national road and continue to Ankarana. Upon arrival, check in at the hotel. Dinner and overnight.

 - Amber Mountain – Ankarana

D 10
Ankarana - Ankify

Morning hike in the Tsingy of Ankarana national park. With its special panoramas, discover endemic plants and animals with more species of lemurs, birds, ... After the visit, drive to Ankify in the afternoon. Arrived at Ankify, check in at the hotel. Dinner and overnight.

 - Ankarana - Ankify

D 11
Ankify - Nosy Be

Boat transfer to Nosy Be. At Nosy Be, meet and transfer to the hotel. Check in at the hotel. Day at leisure. Optional activities available. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

 - Ankify - Nosy Be

D 12
Nosy Be

Days at leisure. Optional activities available. Possibility to have boat excursion onto the surrounding islands or discover Nosy Be itself. Dinner and overnight at hotel.

 - Nosy Be

D 13
Nosy be - Antananarivo

Transfer to airport. Flight to Antananarivo. Arriving in Antananarivo, meet and transfer to the hotel. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

 - Nosy be - Antananarivo

D 14
Antananarivo

Possibility to have some visit around the city according to the flight schedule. Visit of Ambohimanga Rova or the "Blue Hill" in the North, local/craft market before transfer to the airport for international flights. Day use at the hotel.
End of program.

 - Antananarivo

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