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Journey moramora to the North – 13 days

From 2 to 12 people.


© Malagasy Tours | Carte The principle of our travels “Mora-Mora” is simple, it comes to travel by taking the time to do things, to see people, to understand their lives. This approach of Madagascar aims to be intimate and soft.
Diego Suarez, the Amber Mountain, the Tsingy of Ankarana, Nosy Be … all names that evoke northern Madagascar with its atmosphere and its diversity. We walk in this small charming city and visit the area and sites around the huge bay. We will see in the lands of extraordinary wildlife park of Amber Mountain. The Red Tsingy and those of Ankarana are unavoidable in the area. Our rides are quiet with exciting discoveries. It is on the island of Nosy Be that we finish our stay with a relaxing time on the seaside.


  • Diego Suarez Bay and its surroundings ;
  • The lemurs at the Amber Moutain National Park ;
  • The discovery of the Red Tsingy and Ankarana ;
  • The atmosphere and the light of Nosy Be.

Travel identity card

  • Duration: 13 days (from Tana to Tana)
  • Participant: In group – minimum 2 persons
  • Accompaniment: English speaking Malagasy Guide
  • Accommodation: All in hotel (12 nights)
  • Travel: 4×4 vehicle or either bus or minibus
  • Service: In Bed & Breakfast (with some picnics)
  • Period: All year
  • Effort = 1

    “Easy”This trip is accessible to all. However, we ask you to be healthy.
    It is a journey of discovery and short hikes are scheduled for site visits.
    Madagascar is large, the steps in a 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 – Visit the city

Meeting at your hotel in the heart of the city.

Antananarivo is one of these cities under the tropics having a soul, his own feeling.
Tana history bigins with Queens and Kings during XVIIe century. The architecture is original and esthetic.
Strolling in the streets of the town means going to meet people and discovering the unknown aspect of Madagascar.

From the hotel we walk to the Old Town through the city. We learn the “every day” life of the population.
Reach and visit of the Queen Palace and the Prime Minister Palace though narow streets and many steps.

Back to your hotel in the end of the afternoon.

  • Duration: all the day
  • Meals: Lunch not included / Dinner not included
  • Your hotel: Antananarivo. 3 metis .

    3 metis 3 metis Built in 1913, located in the heart of the city, renovated entirely respecting Malagasy architectural art, Les 3 Metis is a warm and family mood guesthouse, local artists and artisans has decorated the place. All rooms has private bathroom. The restaurant offers a nice mixture of French and Indian Ocean gastronomy.

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D 2: 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 Suarez, 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 depending on the flight schedule.

  • Duration: 1h15 flight
  • 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.

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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: from 2 to 4h of walking
  • Meals: Picnic lunch included / Dinner not included
  • Your hotel: The same as the day before

D 4: 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: from 2 to 4h of walking
  • Meals: Picnic lunch included / Dinner not included
  • Your hotel: The same as the day before

D 5: 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: +/- 6 h
  • Distance: 150 km de route
  • Meals: Picnic lunch included / Dinner included
  • Your hotel: Ankarana. Relais Ankarana.

     Relais Ankarana Relais AnkaranaLocated in Mahamasina village, 2 mn from the eastern gate of Ankarana National Park , the hotel gives you a warm Malagasy welcome. In an estate of 5 hectares , woody of banana, mango, coconut, lemon and bougainvillea trees, are set up 6 spacious bungalows ; each has a private lounge and standard bathroom.

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D 6: 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: all the day
  • Meals: Picnic lunch included / Dinner included
  • Your hotel: The same as the day before

D 7: Ankarana Reserve – Ankify

Breakfast in the hotel.

We stop in Ambilobe town where the market is always very busy in the morning, walk aroud the market and continue to Mahavavy river where there are other important activities as well. This region is also famous for sugar cane plantation and its rum. We also pass through coffee, cocoa andylang-ylang plantations on the way to Ankify, we will have a few stops to learn about those.

We get into our hotel by the sea in the afternoon.

  • Duration: 4h drive
  • Distance: 120 km
  • Meals: Lunch not included / Dinner not included
  • Your hotel: BAOBAB ANKIFY .

    Located in Ankify, near the pier for Nosy Be, Baobab Hotel is hidden in a beautiful site overlooking the ocean, on the edge of a beautiful small beach. It has 21 spacious and comfortable bungalows, nestled in the heart of a beautiful garden of coconut, lemon and bougainvillea trees. The hotel also has a large restaurant with terrace, offering an extraordinary view of the ocean and the small island of Nosy Komba in the distance. It offers Creole, Malagasy and European specialties, as well as seafood.

D 8: Discover the valley of Sambirano

Breakfast in the hotel.

This tour allows you to discover Sambirano that makes up one of the main economy of the region with wide plantations of cocoa, rice fields, villages and its real water tower.

Immersion inside Sambirano valley is an opportunity to learn about locals’ life organisation and enjoy green landscape between forested mountains and the river banks. Ambobaka village is famous for traditional medicine. A lineage of healers practises ancestral knowledge to heal with plants and different ways of massage. Visit of healing herbs garden. Dugout tour trip on Ramena river. Picnic lunch and swim under the waterfall and to the basin of cascade « des Bons Pères».

We go back to the hotel in Ankify in the afternoon to enjoy the sea, facing Nosy Be.

  • Duration: all the day
  • Meals: Picnic lunch included / Dinner not included
  • Your hotel: The same as the day before

D 9: 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 navigation
  • Meals: Lunch not included / Dinner not included
  • Your hotel: NOSY LODGE.

    The Nosy Lodge is a small boutique hotel located at the end of the large beach of Ambondrona in Nosy Be. It has 22 rooms with modern and refined decoration, air-conditioned or ventilated and all equipped with shower and private toilet, WiFi, safe and balcony or terrace. The restaurant offers fine and tasty cuisine, a mix of local products of the island and the catch of the day. Also available, a beautiful landscaped pool with a pleasant terrace, a fitness area, kayak, canoe, sailing, Hobbie Cat.
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D 10 to 12: 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 13: 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 flight
  • Meals: Lunch not included / Dinner not included


Price includes:

  • English speaking Malagasy Tours Guide along the trip except in Nosy Be,
  • Travel by 4×4 with drivers along the trip except in Nosy Be,
  • Accommodation in hotels listed in the program,
  • Meals as indicated in the program,
  • The entrance fees in the national parks and sites listed,
  • Local guides in parks,
  • All transfers.

Price does not include:

  • International and domestic flights,
  • Meals not indicated in the program,
  • Tips and drinks,
  • The cancellation and / or repatriation insurance.
  • Visa: +/- 35€


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