Mystery behind road - North
Duration : 9 days / 8 nights
Type of service : hotel with breakfast
Number of people : from one person
Accommodation : hotel top and midrange
Vehicle type : 4WD or minibus
Language of guide : English, French, Malagasy
Availability: all year round
DAY 1 : ANTANANARIVO – DIEGO SUAREZ
A morning flight takes you to the pic North of the island: to Diego Suarez or Antsiranana as it is called nowadays. This town is the Havana of Madagascar, very colorful and full of life. You’ll spend two nights in a hotel
DAY 2 : DIEGO SUAREZ
Today you will go for a long walk along ‘the Three Bays’ with their emerald green waters and deserted white sandy beaches. Of course there’s plenty of time for a splash. We’ll have a delicious lunch on the beach. After the walk or in the evening there is still enough time to explore the bustling city center. Night in a hotel
DAY 3 : DIEGO SUAREZ – AMBER MOUNTAINS
You drive to a nearby town called Joffreville where you will camp a night in a nunnery. We will have diner after exploring Amber Mountains National Park. If you like hiking you will surely enjoy this park, especially when encountering lemurs that come to drink at its mystical lakes or splashing waterfalls. Night in a tent.
DAY 4 : AMBER MOUNTAINS – ANKARANA
Millions of years ago the north western side of Madagascar was pushed upwards from the sea. Limestone was subject to winds and rain for years on end and became karst, resulting in an impressive razor-sharp karst rock sea named Tsingy in the local language.
You have a choice between different walks in this amazing landscape. A short walk (still some climbing is involved) will take you through the ‘small Tsingy’ passing by a bat cave housed in a natural cathedral. You could also choose for the full day option in the ‘big Tsingy’, which you’ll explore thoroughly in the presence of an experienced trained guide. Night in a tent.
DAY 5 : ANKARANA
Today you will spend the whole day exploring the big Tsingy with our guide. At noon you will have a picnic lunch while enjoying this incredibly spectacular landscape. Night in a tent.
DAY 6 : ANKARANA – NOSY BE
After breakfast you will drive to Ankify where a boat is waiting to take you to the island of Nosy Be. A car will pick you up in the harbour to take us to your hotel where you will spend three nights. Night in a hotel
DAY 7 : NOSY BE
Nosy Be is the flower island. It is also a holidaymakers’ paradise where it is wonderful to relax and enjoy delicious food. A local guide will accompany you to the nearby Nosy Tanikely. Snorkeling is a spectacular experience here. You will surely think you have taken a dive into an enormous colorful fish tank. Lunch with lobster, crab, fish, chicken, salad and fruit is served on the beach. Night in a hotel.
DAY 8 : NOSY BE
A local guide takes you to Lokobé today. This NP is located on a peninsula of Nosy Be and home to the rare black lemur. With a little luck you will also encounter a local variety of the boa. During this excursion we will have a delicious seafood lunch.
DAY 9 : NOSY BE – ANTANANARIVO
In the late afternoon a domestic flight takes you back to the capital where you can take your international flight home (if that is your plan that is).
– Car with driver and English speaking Tour guide
– Boat (Ankify –Nosy Be)
– Driver and his accommodation
– Hotel in BB
– Hotel in HB in Nosy Be for Top Option
– Car insurance only
– Entrance fees
– Local guide
– All lunches/dinners not mentioned
– Domestic flight
– Other activities which are mentioned above