From 2 to 6 persons.
Discover the most beautiful sites of the North of Madagascar: Diego Suarez Bay, Amber Mountain National Park and its lemurs, relax with a breathtaking view of the beautiful beaches of Madagascar.
Accessible only by helicopter from Nosy-Be or Diégo Suarez, Nosy Ankao is located off the northeast coast of Madagascar. Spreading over an area of 10 km², this place is the largest of the five islands of the archipelago bearing the same name. For travelers wanting high quality service, Miavana is a must, while Nosy Ankao is a permanent invitation to explore virgin forests, filled with lemurs. The surrounding waters contain exceptional marine life, made of multicolored fish, whales, turtles and corals of innumerable colors.
- The splendid three bays in Diego Suarez
- The lemurs of the Montagne d’Ambre NP
- Nosy Ankao among the top 5 most beautiful island destinations in Africa
- Transfer by helicopter to Nosy Ankao
- TIME + TIDE Miavana, Deluxe property
- Nosy Ankao, the last secret of Madagascar.
Travel identity card
- Duration: 7 days
- Participant: From 2 persons
- Guiding: English-speaking Guide
- Accommodation: Ecolodge & Deluxe hotel
- Transport: 4×4 and helicopter
- Services: Full board
- Period: april to december
Day 1: Antananarivo > Diego Suarez > The 3 bays
Your guide welcomes you at Arachard airport.
We join the Indian Ocean to discover three small beautiful bays. We walk along the beach and make the most of the spot to relax and swim. We organise your picnic.
Drive to Joffreville in the mountains.
NB: The program might change depending on the flight schedules.
- Distance: 60 km
- Duration: +/-2h drive; 1h15 flight
Day 2: Montagne d’Ambre & Nosy Ankao
Drive to the park of the Montagne d’Ambre and, with a local guide, start your visit of this beautiful rainforest. 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 see crowned lemur, Sanford lemur. Plus some chameleons, gecko, leaf tailed gecko and many colorful birds.
We go down to Diego’s airport. The hotel’s helicopter is waiting for you for a transfer to the archipelago of Nosy Ankao on the west coast in the Indian Ocean.
Just the flight over the area is an enchanting experience. A friendly welcome on what will be your island for the next few days.
Settling into your beautiful villa.
- Duration: 2 à 3 h walk + 60 km + 30 mn helicopter flight.
- See you hotel here
Days 3 to day 6: Few days in Paradise … Hotel *****
A luxury property par excellence, Miavana Island Sanctuary was built on the private island of Nosy Ankao, the largest of an archipelago of four islands on the northeast coast of Madagascar. The island is accessible by air, a 30 minutes flight from Diego Suarez, the nearest airport. Nosy Ankao is part of a protected marine reserve of more than 15,000 hectares and has an exceptional view on the Indian Ocean and on the heights of the eastern part of the Grande-Ile.
Your stay: Days at leisure to enjoy the hotel, the beach.
Dotted along the pristine beach, Miavana’s 14 villas are a masterpiece in luxury. Natural elements of sea, sand and air meet elegantly through inspired interiors and textures that celebrate the extraordinary island setting. Hand-dyed textiles mirror the endless shades of turquoise shimmering in the ocean views. Local, hand cut stones the color of seashells accents the walls and the unique turreted shower, evoking castaway luxury at its finest. Floor to ceiling windows offer panoramic views of the Indian Ocean mere meters away.
Throughout the villas, every detail is thoughtfully designed to create the ultimate luxury experience. The one, two and three-bedroom guest sanctuaries offer ample space (minimum 450 square meters), a private pool overlooking the sea, a comfortable lounge, butler service and a well-stocked kitchenette.
Relaxing or active or both: the choice is yours!
Activities and excursions included in your stay: Forest walks / snorkeling / boat cruises / island cultural visits / shore boarding / kitesurfing / windsurfing / bicycling / electric buggy
Day 7 – Nosy Ankao > Diego Suarez > Antananarivo
And because everything has an end, you leave this wonderful place on this day.
We are sure you have enjoyed all and you will keep good memories.
Your host will farewell you by helicopter to Diego Suarez airport for a domestic flight to the capital.
- A guide from Sense of Oceans Madagascar D1 & 2,
- The accommodations Superior and Deluxe Hotel*****,
- Helicopter transfers to Nosy Ankao
- National park fees,
- All transfers.
- International and domestic flights,
- Optional activities in Nosy Ankao,
- Tips and drinks,
- Your personal insurances,
- The visa: +/- 35€.
RESERVATION – CONFIRMATION
Reservation: Please use the form below to book your trip or change this itinerary. We will respond within 24 hours.
Confirmation: It will be effective upon receipt of the completed registration form that we will send you, as well as a deposit of 30% of the total amount of the price of the travel.
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To prepare for your trip, we invite you to read our NEED TO KNOW section
You with us ! For each person, for each trip, we take 2€ from our margin for the sponsorship of one hectare of primary forest for one year near the Andasibe / Périnet park. More info here