Trip to Madagascar

8 Day North of Madagascar

Ref: MDG08JN

Tour

Join us on this  journey which takes you from the waterfalls and lakes of Montagne d'Ambre National Park to the caves and limestone ‘tsingy’ of Ankarana Reserve, before enjoying the tropical beaches of Nosy Be.

  • 7 Breakfast
  • 4 Lunch
  • According to Group Size
  • Dates on Request
  • 1 English Guide
  • Madagascar
  • Starting & Ending in Antananarivo

Country

Madagascar

Lodge

Price

Single Supplement

€759


Itinerary

Day 1 – Arrival to Antananarivo

You will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel in Antananarivo, the picturesque capital of Madagascar. With its bustling markets, friendly people and ancient town on a hill with freestone churches and ancient royal places, it is unique among the world’s other capitals.

Accommodation Facilities: Room with En-Suite Bathrooms

Day 2 / 3 – Antananarivo, Diego Suarez, Montagne D’Ambre

You will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Diego Suarez, where you will be collected at the airport. We then drive directly to Montagne d’Ambre National Park, which covers 18,200 ha of a prominent volcanic massif and with its striking scenery, rain forest and waterfalls, it is one of Madagascar’s most visited natural attractions. It was created in 1958 to protect the massif and its ecosystems, including the region’s unique flora and fauna. We arrive in the late afternoon. The next day is spent exploring the park on foot. In the park you will have the chance to see seven species of lemurs, the ring-tailed mongoose and a variety of reptiles including frogs, geckos and chameleons, as well as more than 70 species of birds.

Accommodation Facilities: Room with En-Suite Bathrooms

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 4 – Montagne D’Ambre, Ankarana

Today we head to Ankarana – a nature reserve with karst pinnacles, sacred caves, underground rivers and beautiful scenery. The rich and diverse flora and fauna includes many lemurs and interesting bird species. Its limestone pinnacles are called tsingy formations.  Running through and under the tsingy are hidden forest-filled canyons and numerous subterranean rivers. We will explore the extensive cave system, which includes several fascinating bat-filled grottoes.

Accommodation Facilities: Room with En-Suite Bathrooms

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 5 – Ankarana

Today we will have a full day to visit the Ankarana nature reserve, where once again you will have the chance to admire the remarkably rich and varied vegetation and the abundant wildlife of the reserve.

Accommodation Facilities: Room with En-Suite Bathrooms

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 6 – Ankify, Nosy Be

Today we drive to Ankify – a small village situated along a white sand beach. From here we will go on a boat transfer to Nosy Be where you will be transferred by car to your hotel.

Nosy Be, commonly known as “the island of perfumes” and the largest of Madagascar’s offshore islands, is a beautiful tropical island covered with palm trees and bougainvillea. Nosy Be is a beautiful place where you could easily spend the entire day simply watching the changing hues of blue in the sea and the sky. In addition to its attractive beaches, the island’s assets include luxuriant foliage, friendly people and a relaxed Indian Ocean ambience.

Accommodation Facilities: Room with En-Suite Bathrooms

Meals: Breakfast

Day 7 – Nosy Be

This day in Nosy Be is at leisure. The following optional activities is available. Visit the Lokobe Reserve, a rainforest reserve that protects most of Nosy Be’s endemic vegetation. You might see lemurs, birds and chameleons. Or go on a day-cruise to the islands “Nosy Komba”- the island of lemurs or “Nosy Tanikely”- an underwater reserve offering a rich diversity of marine life, such as beautiful corals and a big variety of fish, with excellent diving and snorkelling opportunities. Fish you might see include surgeonfish, clown fish, barracuda, manta rays, sea urchins, starfish, eels, anemones and many more. At the end of the afternoon we will go back to the hotel where you will have the chance to enjoy the amenities on offer.

Accommodation Facilities: Room with En-Suite Bathrooms

Meals: Breakfast

Day 8 – Nosy Be, Antananarivo

Today you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back to Antananarivo to connect with your flight home. We hope to welcome you in Madagascar again very soon!

Meals: Breakfast

Terms

TOUR PRICE INCLUSIONS

  • Accommodation as mentioned in the itinerary or of similar standard (on bed and breakfast basis)
  • Lunches or picnic lunches as mentioned (Day 2-5) All transport and transfers in applicable vehicle* Motorboat transfer from Ankify to Nosy B
  • English-speaking guide from Diego Suarez airport to Ankify (Day 2-6)
  • Specialist local guides in national parks as per programme
  • Activities and excursions as mentioned Park and reserve entrance fees

EXCLUDED FROM TOUR PRICE

  • Flights: International & domestic
  • Pre and post tour accommodation Optional activities
  • All drinks & meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Personal expenses such as visas, travel insurance, curios, laundry etc.
  • Gratuities

A minimum of 4 clients will be required to guarantee a departure. For 2-3 clients booked, the tour can be offered on a private basis at the rate above.

DEPARTURE:

When arriving in Antananarivo in the morning of Day 1 of the tour you will be picked up from the airport and embark on your tour. Should you arrive prior to day 1, pre tour accommodation can be arranged and you will be picked up from your hotel on the morning of day 1. (Pick up time will be confirmed on arrival).

TRANSPORT:

Transfer will be in an appropriate 2x 4 vehicle.

ACCOMMODATION:

Accommodation will be in 4* hotels and applies only to Nosy Be, Ankarana and Antananarivo. No opportunities exist for upgrade at Montagne d’Ambre and accommodation will therefore be in a mid-range hotel.

Please note that Madagascar is a country which is in its infancy when it comes to tourism. Accommodation is limited so all the above mentioned accommodation are subject to availability, and we reserve the right to change these using similar accommodation of the same standards.

MEALS:

Please advise us of any special dietary requirements in advance.

VISAS:

A visa is required to enter the territory of Madagascar and can easily be obtained upon arrival at the airport of Antananarivo with a validity of up to 90 days. Tourists staying for less than one month, can purchase a visa for 115’000 Ariary (around 35 €). Paying with the exact amounts or small currency is advised. No photographs are required, however please ensure that passports are valid for at least 6 months after return date.

TRAVEL INSURANCE:

All insurance is solely the responsibility of our guests. Please ensure you arrange your own insurance with protection for the full duration of your journey to cover personal injury, damage and loss of personal items including but not limited to camera equipment and other electronic items, medical expenses, repatriation expenses and loss of luggage, etc. Please speak to your travel agent if you require assistance.

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Accommodation

Price per person - Terrestrial

Lodge

Season Room type Value
until 16/11/2019 Twin Share € 1785
Single € 2544
from 17/11/2019 to 16/11/2020 Twin Share € 1819
Single € 2578


Minimum 4 people per tour

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