Diego and Nosy Be – 7 days

From 2 to 12 people. See details below.

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© Malagasy Tours | Carte This trip leads us from the extreme north of Madagascar to Nosy Be, the island of perfumes.
Diego-Suarez city, Antsiranana, is encircled by a rich and diversified nature. Beautiful beaches open on one of the most beautiful bays of the world whereas the Indian Ocean comes to run around in wild and protected creeks in the East.
Overlooking the Bay of Diego, Amber Mountain National Park holds a unique and often endemic fauna and a flora. We walk to discover patiently this specific environment.
We cross through different landscapes to join Nosy Be. The life is present everywhere, we progress between high mountains and the coast of Mozambique Channel. It is a rich region, the land and agriculture are generous there. Vanilla, cocoa, cashew nut, ylang-ylang are grow there benefiting from this very favorable climate.
You will enjoy the relaxed rhythm of life of Nosy Be. Relaxed or active stay, all is possible, there are many activities in the island : boat trips, diving, fishing, discovery of surrounding islands, hikes …

Highlights

  • Creeks and wild bays of the Indian Ocean;
  • Wildlife in Amber mountain;
  • The exceptional natural and human diversity;
  • Nosy Be Island, Mozambique Channel quietness.

Travel identity card

  • Duration: 7 days (from Tana to Tana)
  • Participant: from 2 persons
  • Support crew : English-speaking Malagasy Guide
  • Accommodation: hotel ( 6 nights)
  • Vehicle : 4WD
  • Meals : Bed and Breakfast
  • 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 Antananrivo Ivato airport.

We assist you to check in the domestic flight to the north of Madagascar.

Your guide welcome you in the airport of Diego Suarez and take you for a stroll to the lively market and the port inside the huge Diego bay. Diégo, a slow going town, often dozing by overpowering heat.
It is slow here, relaxed mood, it is easy to get the feel of the atmosphere of the north of Madagascar.
NB : The program might change following the flight schedule.

  • Duration : 1h15 de vol
  • Meals : Lunch not included / Dinner not included
  • Your hotel : Diego Suarez. Nature Lodge.

    Nature LodgeNature LodgeIn Amber Mountain National Park gate, Nature Lodge offers a few bungalows made of wood and local materials. At 700m above sea level, the coolness of Joffreville, the hotel has a dominant view of huge Diego Suarez bay. Comfortable bungalows with private bathroom. Warm and convivial mood in the restaurant and the bar.

    View site on : http://www.naturelodge-ambre.com

D 2 : Les Trois Baies sur l’océan Indien

We drive along  the Montagne des Français to join the Three Bays.
It is a nice walk which combines the bay of Dunes, Pigeons and Sakalava.
The channel that separates the huge Diego bay from the Indian Ocean is close, we are now in Cap Miné.
This place is full of history and the remnants of the French presence are still visible. We then stroll on Orangea and Ramena beaches.
There is a possibility to climb to the top of the Montagne des Français summit and enjoy a beautiful panorama during sunset. We are back to the hotel in the evening.

  • Duration : 2 à 4 h de marche
  • Meals : Picnic lunch included / Dinner not included
  • Your hotel : The same as the day before

D 3 : 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 : Picnic lunch included / Dinner not included
  • Your hotel : The same as the day before

D 4 : Diego Suarez > Tsingy de l’Ankarana > Ankify

Breakfast in the hotel and then we drive round Amber Mountain massif with a 4WD heading to the south.
At around hundred kilometres from Diego we take the time to discover the amazing Tsingy of Ankarana National Park.
It is an ancient coral reef eroded by water and wind resulting a limestone formation looking as sharp stone forest.
On the way to Ankify we pass through cashew tree, coffee, cacao and ylang-ylang plantation by Ambanja village.
Arrive in the afternoon facing Nosy Be.

  • Duration : +/- 5 h de route et 2h de randonnée
  • Distance : 250 km
  • Meals : Picnic lunch included / Dinner not included
  • Your hotel : Ankify. Ankify Lodge.

    Ankify LodgeAnkify LodgeDauphin Bleu  is a charming hotel situated in front of Nosy Be, on the municipality of Ankify, in the village of Doany.
    In the middle of trees, in a protected forest, the bungalow of  Dauphin Bleu overhang a crystal clear sea and a colored coral reef.
    Each of eight bungalow possesses its own terrace in front of the sea. They are all equipped with shower and with privative toilet.

    View site on : http://www.ankifylodge.com

D 5 : Ankify > Nosy Be

We embark on a speed boat in the morning during 45 mn to join Hellville (Andoany) which is the capital of Nosy Be.
We pass close to Nosy Komba and Nosy Tanikely.
We reach our beachfront hotel by taxi, lunch on arrival. You will be with your guide up to the reception of your hotel. Afternoon at leisure. We invite you to go and meet local people who are quiet and friendly. Evening at the hotel.NB : Your guide is not with you during the stay in Nosy Be.

  • Duration : 45 mn de traversée en vedette
  • Meals : Lunch not included / Dinner not included
  • Your hotel : Nosy Be. Explora Village.

    Explora VillageExplora VillageExplora village is a hotel of charm on the seaside. 5 standard bungalows and 1 studio combine comfort and peacefulness, the hotel can take a dozen of persons. Bungalows are in total harmony with the environment. Facing the sea, the restaurant serves local and European food.

    View site on : http://www.exploravillage.com

D 6 : 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 not included / Dinner not included
  • Your hotel : The same as the day before

D 7 : Nosy Be > Antananarivo

Relaxed morning before transfer organised by the hotel to the airport.

End of Malagasy Tours services.

Fly to the capital of Madagascar.

 

  • 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 743 € 651 € 619 € 616 € 594 € 568 € 560 € 552 € 540 € 520 € 508 € 217 €

Price includes:

  • An English speaking Malagasy guide along the trip except in Nosy Be,
  • A driver and his vehicleexcept in Nosy Be,
  • Accommodation as mentioned in program,
  • Boat transfer from Ankify to Nosy Be,
  • Meals as mentioned in the program,
  • National Park and indicated sites fees,
  • All transfers.

Price does not include:

  • International and domestic flights,
  • Meals as mentioned in the program,
  • Optional activities in Nosy Be,
  • Tips and drinks,
  • Your personal insurances.

 

 

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