Beautiful breakaway on the Emerald Coast – 8 days

From 2 to 12 people. See details below.

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© Malagasy Tours | Carte It is a journey where the beauty and diversity of landscapes are everywhere. It leads us to the extreme north of Madagascar in Nosy Be, the island of perfumes. Off Diego Suarez (Antsiranana), the Indian Ocean offers us one of his finest jewels: the Emerald Sea. The Amber Mountain National Park is a biodiversity treasure that hides a unique fauna and flora. The Red Tsingy and those of Ankaarana reveal their unique and surprising reliefs. Through the large cocoa plantations, the road leads to the coast and the Mozambique Channel for a relaxing paradise in a luxury ecolodge on the beach.

Highlights

  • The stunning beauty of the Emerald Sea;
  • The exceptional biodiversity of the Amber Mountain;
  • An exploration of the spectacular Tsingy of Ankarana;
  • A unique bush camp in the heart of Tsingy;
  • A relaxing and nature stay in a luxury ecolodge;

Travel identity card

  • Duration: 7 days (Tana Tana)
  • Participant: From 2 people
  • Support crew: English speaking Malagasy Guide
  • Accommodation: All in hotel (6 nights)
  • Vehicle: 4×4
  • Meals: Full board
  • Period: All year
  • Effort =2

    “Easy to moderate”Physical activity and / or punctual hiking occasional, 3 to 5 hours per day on good trails.
    Little or no gradients. You only carry your bag for the day.
    Madagascar is vast, the stages in the vehicle can sometimes be a little long.

  • Confort = 4

    “Standard”All nights are in hotels. The accommodations and/or the hotel are good categories and equivalent to 2 or 3 stars international standards.
    Dinner in restaurant, lunch at the restaurant and / or picnic.
    Travel take place in comfortable vehicle on roads and/or on relatively good tracks.

D 1 : Antananarivo > Diego Suarez

Transfer to Ivato Antananarivo airport.

We assist you to take the domestic flight to the north of Madagascar.

Your guide welcomes you in Diego Suarez airport. We drive along the Diego Bay to the village of Ramena fishermen. Aboard a dhow, we reach the Emerald Sea, a beautiful lagoon surprisingly green emerald, in which evolve colourful fish, turtles and rays. This inland sea is protected from the Indian Ocean waves by a coral reef. We land on the tiny island of «Nosy Suarez” for swimming and snorkelling before our picnic with fresh fish accompanied with coconut rice.

Some lazing on the beach before we return by boat to Ramena and then to our hotel.

  • Duration : 1h15 de vol
  • Meals : Picnic lunch included / Dinner included
  • Your hotel : Diego Suarez. Le Suarez.

    Le SuarezLe SuarezLe Suarez hotel has 12 bungalows carefully made and natural, all equipped with king sized beds, mosquito net, air conditioner, a safe and a private terrace. The hotel is built on a mountain slope overlooking the Sugarloaf mount, bungalows are scattered in a wide park with endemic flora and mix perfectly with the environment. There is a privileged location to contemplate Diego bay in the early hours of the morning

    View site on : http://www.suarez-hotel.com

D 2 : Montagne d’Ambre National park

Breakfast at the hotel.
Drive to the park and start the visit of Amber Mountain National Park with a local guide to this luxuriant forest.

This is the first National Park created in Madagascar.
It has special vegetation with tree ferns, palms, orchids and several rare species of trees.
Waterfalls and crater lakes decorate our walk. There are seven kinds of lemurs in the forest, we can meet crowned lemur, Sanford lemur …We might see chameleons, gecko, leaf tailed gecko and many colourful birds.
There is a possibility of walking down heading back to the hotel in the afternoon.
NB : Walk pace and duration depend on the group (minimum 2 hours).The guide will advise you.

  • Duration : 2 à 4 h de marche
  • Meals : Lunch include at the restaurant / Dinner included
  • Your hotel : The same as the day before

D 3 : Diego Suarez > Tsingy Rouges > Ankarana

We leave Joffreville village behind us to reach Ankarana National Park.
We turn off on the way to visit the Red Tsingy. The geological history of this formation is the same as for Tsingy of Ankarana,  but with some thousands years of difference. Red Tsingy is due to the erosion of sandstone, instead of limestone as for the other one.
We drive back to the main road until we reach Mahamasina village where Ankarana national park gate is.

  • Duration : +/- 4 heures
  • Distance : 150 km de route
  • Meals : Picnic lunch included / Dinner included
  • Your hotel : Ankarana. Iharana Bush Camp.

    Iharana Bush CampIharana Bush CampIharana Bush Camp is the most unusual bush camp of Madagascar: here, synthetic tents are replaced by beautiful natural structures of mud.
    The rooms are actually eight cottages or cabanas with organic architecture inspired by the traditional Malagasy habitat. The combination of materials gives the camp a very original character, in complete harmony with its environment.

    View site on : http://iharanabushcamp.com/

D 4 : The Tsingy of Ankarana – Mahamasina

It is ancient coral reef eroded by water, wind and time, and here is the result : a limestone formation looking like a sharp stone forest.
We go and explore the park with a local guide. In the morning, we walk, sometimes with difficulty, through sharp crest of the Tsingy and the caves including that of the bats.
We have a picnic lunch by “la perte d’eau”, a huge excavation of a dried river, where water disappears during rain season.
We walk towards Tsingy Rary in the afternoon where we have a hanging footbridge above the canyon.
Go back to Mahamasina village at the end of the afternoon.

  • Duration : Toute la journée
  • Meals : Lunch included / Dinner included
  • Your hotel : The same as the day before

D 5 : Tsingy de l’Ankarana > Ankify > Nosy Be

Breakfast in the hotel before to come back on the main road.
We drive through cashew trees, coffee, cocoa and ylang-ylang plantations towards Ambanja.
We join Ankify facing Nosy Be, we ride on a speed boat for 45 mn to reach Hellville which is Nosy Be capital.
From the port, we go to our hotel for the lunch.

Afternoon at leisure.

 

D 6 and 7 : Day at leisure at Nosy Be

We offer a day relax for this last day of your holidays.
Many activities are possible from the hotel : water sport, fishing, excursion in some islands, boat trips, motorbike or bicycle renting.
Nosy Komba island with its fishing village, and slao Nosy Tanikely which is one of the marine Parks in Madagascar are close. One full day of real pleasure ! The hotel reception will advise you and help you with all these activities.
We recommend a walk to Mont Passot in late afternoon for a beautiful panorama of the island at sunset, or just lazying around on the beach.
Evening at your hotel in front of the sea.

  • Meals : Lunch include at the restaurant / Dinner included
  • Your hotel : The same as the day before

D 8 : Nosy Be > Antananarivo (departure)

Morning at leisure after breakfast at the hotel and then transfer to the airport to fly to Antananarivo.
Lunch on spot or in Tana depending to flight schedules. If the time allows we make a quick stop in the crafts market to look for basketery, marquetery, wood carvings, metal toys, miniature cars and some semi-precious stones, all in very relaxed mood.
Transfer to the airport in the evening.

NB – The program of this day might change depending on the domestic flight schedules.

  • Duration : 1h15 de vol
  • Meals : Lunch not included / Dinner not included
Number of person 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Supp. Single
Price per person 1 828 € 1 660 € 1 646 € 1 619 € 1 596 € 1 574 € 1 557 € 1 548 € 1 498 € 1 467 € 1 452 € 773 €

 

Price includes:

  • The English speaking Malagasy guide throughout the trip except in Nosy Be,
  • A 4×4 vehicle except in Nosy Be,
  • Accommodation as indicated in the program,
  • Meals as indicated in program
  • The activities as indicated in the program,
  • Entry fees in parks and listed sites
  • All transfers.

Price does not include:

  • International and domestic flights
  • Meals not indicated in the program,
  • Activities in Nosy Be,
  • Tips and drinks.

 

 

 

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