North itinerary

DAY 0: INTERNATIONAL FLIGHT – ANTANANARIVO
Meet and pick up at the airport and then transfer to the hotel. Dinner and overnight at LES 3 METIS

DAY 1:ANTANANARIVO – ANDASIBE
Morning drive from Antananarivo to Andasibe for about 4hours. stop en route for a short visit at “Peyrieras reserve” to see several genus and species among the class of reptiles. Lunch then continuation until the destination. Check-in on arrival before an evening walk to spot some nocturnal lemurs, reptiles, chameleons, … with a local guide. Dinner and overnight atANDASIBE HOTEL

DAY 2: ANDASIBE NP
Drive for about 1hour to reach the National Park of Mantadia rain forest. This is a primary forest where you can see many endemic species of birds, rare and medicinal plants, Lemurs such as “Black and white”, “red belled”, “Indri Indri” sometimes…and many otherdifferent species of wildlife. After the visit, back to the hotel for lunch, then afternoon visit at the Lemur’s Island and the reptile farm at Vakona private reserve. Back to the hotel, dinner and overnight at ANDASIBE HOTEL

DAY 3:ANDASIBE – ANTANANARIVO
Morning walk at Perinet reserve to find more species of diurnal lemurs. Get ready to see the famous Indri Indri, the biggest species of existing lemurs in the world. One can also meet many different species of wildlife during the walk. Lunch then drive back to Antananarivo along the RN2. Hotel check-in, dinner and Overnight at LES 3 METIS

DAY 4:ANTANANARIVO – ANKARAFANTSIKA
Road to Ankarafantsika. You will be amazed by the great plateau of Tampoketsa. Then the Betsiboka river with its impressive cascade. At Ambondromamy, see the market with different fruit and souvenir. Arriving in Ankarafantsika late afternoon. Check in. Dinner and overnight at BLUE VANGA LODGE

DAY 5:ANKARAFANTSIKA
Full day to discovery the national park of Ankarafantsika. This dry forest of 130 000 ha has several species of lemurs, birds and other interesting wildlife. You will start the hike into the park with local guide, continue by car to the canyon of Ankarokaroka to see the stange formation made by the erosion. Afternoon visit around theRavelobe lake for more birding and see crocodiles. Later, an evening walk allows you to see at least 3 species of nocturnal lemurs. Dinner and overnight. BLUE VANGA LODGE

DAY 6:ANKARAFANTSIKA – ANTSOHIHY
Late in the morning, leave the RN4 to join RN6to Antsohihy.We pass by Ambondromamy ,Mampikony and Port –Berger. Almost journey on road but the landscape changedvery quickly and amazing. Dinner and overnight at HOTEL BELLE VUE

DAY 7:ANTSOHIHY – ANKARANA
Another long drive until Ankarana. Part of the road will offer nice panorama. Along the way, discover daily life of people in those area. Stop after Ambanja to visit some plantation of cacao, spices, coffee, vanilla… celebrity of Madagascar. Arriving in Ankarana late afternoon, check in. Dinner and overnightat ANKARANA LODGE

Day 8:ANKARANA NATIONAL PARK
Visit of Ankarana NP with a local guide to meet lemurs and rare birds or reptiles; see the large cave and formation of the limestone rock (tsingy). Picnic lunch inside the park then back to the hotel in the afternoon. Dinner and overnight at ANKARANA LODGE

Day 9:ANKARANA – MONTAGNE D’AMBRE
In the morning, start driving to the North. Leave the main road after few minutes to join the Red Tsingy hidden in the bush. This is nice scenery resulting from erosion. View on different canyons. After the visit, continue until Joffre Ville which is South West of Diego Suarez. Upon arrival, check in at the hotel. Dinner and overnight at NATURE LODGE/RELAIS DE MONTAGNE D’AMBRE

Day10:MONTAGNE D’AMBRE NATIONAL PARK – DIEGO
Morning visit of Amber Mountain national park. This place is home for several species. Meet the crowned lemurs or more and see waterfalls. Out of the forest in the afternoon, drive towards the city of Diego Suarez. Upon arrival, check in. Dinner and overnight at ALLAMANDA

DAY 11:DIEGO – ANKIFY
All day drive from Diego to Ankify where to wait for the boat to Nosy Be. Lunch en route and continue to drive until the destination. Hotel check-in on arrival, dinner and overnight at BAOBAB HOTEL in front of the beach

DAY 12:ANKIFY – NOSY BE
After the breakfast, transfer to the port and take a boat to Nosy Be. Upon arrival, meet and tranfer to the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Dinner and overnight. BELVEDERE

DAY 13 to 15:NOSY BE
Days at leisure in the island of Nosy Be. Some daily optional activities are available from the hotel arrangement such as the boat excursion to Nosy Tanikely& Nosy Komba, Nosy Iranja and to Nosy Sakatia. It is also possible to hire some motor bike, quad or bicycle for a ride to Mont Passot for a great view around Nosy Be. This place is also the best place for diving. Dinner and overnight at HOTEL BELVEDERE

DAY 16:NOSY BE – ANTANANARIVO
Day to leave Nosy Be. Transfer to the airport for catching the flight to Antananarivo. Pick up on arrival, then transfer to the hotel. Dinner and overnight at IC HOTEL

DAY 17:ANTANANARIVO – INTERNATIONAL FLIGHT
Pick up at the hotel and then transfer to the airport for catching the international flight. End of the program

Are included:
Accommodations during the whole trip
Half board (Continental breakfast + Menus) during the entire trip
All transportations by car with an English-speaking driver and all the fuel.
All the activities mentioned in the program (entrance fees and local guides into the parks and reserves) EXCEPT during the days at leisure in Nosy Be
All transfers, road taxes, parking.
Domestic flights (Nosy Be – TNR)

Are not included:
All Lunch or packed lunches inside the park and dinner during the tour
Tips, drinks and bottle of water, personal expenses
Insurance, visa, personale expenses
All activities not mentioned in the program
The International flight