13. déc., 2016

SPECIAL TREKKING, ADVENTURE, BEACH

             As mentioned before, Madagascar is also a destination for divers, snorkelers, and windsurfing, kite surfing and beach lovers. Join us for this trip, not hundred per cent of sea, but we thing travelling in Madagascar without seeing a lemurs, seems not traveling here. So, this a mixing of animals, land parks and bays for beaches, few islands around Nosy Be. You will spot the blue eye lemurs in Sahamalaza National Park, most spectacular and only in this area. You will hike through the Amber Mountain National Park, see the grey Tsingy of Ankarana National Park, the Red Tsingy, and find the famous Black Lemur in Lokobe National Park in Nosy Be and its turquoise and blue water of Nosy Iranja. If you are birdwatcher, you will be delighted spending two days in Ankarafantsika National Park, perfect spot for birdwatching in the country.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The most amazing lemurs, the blue eye lemurs only found in Sahamalaza NP
  • The smallest chameleons on the planet spotting in Amber Mountain National Park
  • Entertaining walking at Tsingy of Ankarana National Park
  • Night wildlife viewing at Ankarana National Park
  • Walking through three bays in Diego Suarez along white sandy beaches, turquoise water : Esmerald Sea, Pigeon bay, Sakalava bay
  • Fun walking at Nosy Komba
  • Snorkeling in marine reserve of Nosy Tanihely
  • Hiking through the Lokobe National Park
  • Red Tsingy
  • Birdwatching in Ankarafantsika National Park.

ACCOMMODATION

You will be accommodated at Sakalava Lodge, Litchee Tree, Relais de l’Ankarana, Aviavy hotel, Ankarafantsika Lodge, Rova hotel. All accommodations feature a local network and Wi-Fi except Ankarafantsika Lodge which does not have a Wi-Fi.

ITINERARY

Day 1: ANTANANARIVO

Welcome to the international airport. There will be guide’s presentation, then transfer to the hotel. You will spend your night at Rova Hotel.

Day 2: ANTANANARIVO – DUEGO SUAREZ (Domestic flight)

You will fly to Duego Suarez to the extreme North. Arriving there, you will be transferred to Ramena, a fishermen village with blue water. You will spend your night at Sakalava Lodge. The village is also a world spot for kite surf.

Day 3: ESMERALD SEA DAYTRIP

You will start your daytrip by boat on the Esmerald, an absolutely natural aquarium. Snorkel with tuba, and have sea food picnic lunch on a paradise island of Esmerald sea. The afternoon, you will be back to the hotel. You will spend your night at Sakalava Lodge.

Day 4: THREE BAYS DAYTRIP

You will have a walk along succession of three beautiful bays (Sakalava bay, Dunes Bay, Pigeons Bay). You will walk on wonderful white sandy beach and have bath on turquoise and blue water. Picnic lunch. You will spend your night at Sakalava Lodge.

Day 5: RAMENA – AMBER MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK – JOFFREVILE (110 km: 3 heures de route)

You will go to Joffreville. Arriving there, you will visit the Amber National Park, the first park in Madagascar created in 1958. This is a volcanic massif up to 1 475 meters of altitude, covered by a tropical forest and crossed by a river. The park contains numerous species of birds, lemurs, and chameleons, especially the Brookesia family, the smallest species on the world. You will take picnic lunch inside the park. After visit, you will go back to the hotel. You will spend your night at Litchee Tree.

Day 6: JOFFREVILLE – TSINGY ROUGE – ANKARANA (145 km : 5 heures de route)

We continue the trip, today, we will head to Ankarana. Along the way, we will take a bifurcation which will drive us to the Red Tsingy, a concretion of laterite and herissed shape, sculpted by the erosion. You will have Picnic lunch along the way. Arriving in Ankarana, you will go for a night walk in Ankarana reserve to spot nocturnal animals, like microcebus, chameleons,… You will spend your night at Relais de l’Ankarana.

Day 7: ANKARANA NATIONAL PARK

You will visit the grey Tsingy of Ankarana, a limestone formation, caves, lost of river. The parks a refuge for 92 species of Birds, more than 10 species of lemurs, botanic path, that’s the most highlight in this park. You will spend your night at Relais de l’Ankarana.

Day 8: ANKARANA – ANKIFY – NOSY BE

Early the morning, off to Ankify, where you will take the speedboat for transfer to Nosy Be. Along the way to Ankify, you will pass through big cocoa plantation and species. Arriving in Nosy Be, you will go for a city Tour. The afternoon, you will go to the Mount of Passot, the highest in Nosy Be, and a good spot for sunset photographing. You will spend your night at Aviavy hôtel.

Day 9: NOSY IRANJA

You will do a daytrip by boat on a paradisiacal island with turquoise water, white sandy beaches, coconuts. Picnic lunch on the place. You will be back to Nosy Be late the afternoon. You will spend your night at Aviavy hôtel.

Day 10: NOSY TANIKELY – NOSY KOMBA

Today, a daytrip with a walk in Nosy Komba.

You will spend your night at Trecycogne Hotel.

Day 11: ARCHIPELAGO OF ISLE RADAMA

You will be transferred to Isle Radama by speedboat. One of the most beautiful archipelago in the area. Snorkel or Diving in a beautiful aquarium. You will spend your night at Radama Lodge.

Day 12: DAYTRIP ON THE ISLAND AROUND

You do a daytrip on a beautiful island with wild beaches, snorkeling in a marine reserve. Picnic lunch on a paradisiacal island. You will spend your night at Radama Lodge.

Day 13: SAHAMALAZA NATIONAL PARK

Today, you will visit the inland richness of this area, a refuge of a very rare lemur’s species, the Blue Eye Lemur. The most protected species because of its endangered. This is the place where the Queen of UK visited when she came to Madagascar last year. You will spend your night at Radama Lodge.

Day 14: SAHAMALAZA – ANTSOHIHY

Now, you will join the car in the mainland. The sea is finished. You will drive to Antsohihy, adventurous road. You will spend your night at Belle Vue.

Day 15: ANTSOHIHY – ANKARAFANTSIKA NATIONAL PARK

The morning, you will drive to Ampijoroa. Arriving there, the afternoon is a walk inside the park, spotting lemurs, birds. You will spend your night at Blue Vanga Lodge.

Day 16: ANKARAFANTSIKA NATIONAL PARK

Visit another trail in the park, for lemurs, birds, especially the Madagascar Fish Eagle. You will spend your night Blue Vanga Lodge.

Day 17: ANKARAFANTSIKA – ANTANANARIVO

One last long drive but the landscape is beautiful, the villages you crossing through. You will go back to Antananarivo. You will spend your night at Rova Hotel.

Day 18: ANTANANARIVO

The morning, you visit the lemur’s Park to see closely lemurs. The afternoon, direction to the « haute ville » to see the view of Antananarivo, the capital and visit the Queen Palace. You will spend your night at Rova Hotel.

Day 19: ANTANANARIVO – INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Depending to your international flight, possibility of shopping to buy remembers the morning.

Afterward, transfer to the international airport!

 

END OF THE TOURS!

 

Note: This trip is available from mid-April to mid-November. The conditions will permit you to visit all parts of the island as it is accessible. The most raining is in January, February, and March. Some sites are inaccessible due to rain, especially Sahamalaza NP to Antsohihy.

 

Food

The included food for this trip is continental breakfast.

 

What's included

  • Transportation in a 4WD with driver and fuel
  • Driver’s food and accomodation
  • Toll fees
  • Parks and reserve entrance ticket fees
  • Local guides
  • Domestic flights
  • Breakfasts
  • 18 nights' accommodation

What's not included

  • Lunches and dinners when you are staying in hotels
  • Private expenses
  • Insurance

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 20% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 20 days before the arrival date.

The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.