North proposal itinerary

A rewarding discovery of the northern part of the big island.

DAY 0: INTERNATIONAL FLIGHT - ANTANANARIVO

Meet and pick up from the airport before transfer to your hotel. It is preferable if you do the exchange and buy local sim card at the airport. Dinner and overnight at IC HOTEL

DAY 1: ANTANANARIVO – ANKARAFANTSIKA

Leave the capital and drive towards the North West along the RN4. You will be amazed by the immensity of the landscapes, crossing the famous river Betsiboka carrying tons of laterite giving it its red color and the large plateau of Tampoketsa. Lunch en route and continue to Ankarafantsika National Park. On arrival, check-in. Dinner and overnight at BLEU VANGA LODGE

DAY 2: ANKARAFANTSIKA NATIONAL PARK

Day to discover the National Park of Ankarafantsika. This dry forest of 130 000 hectares has several species of lemurs, birds and other interesting wildlife. You will start the hike into the park accompanied by local guide to spot some lemurs, reptiles, birds, then cross the wide savannah to the  colorful canyon  of  Ankarokaroka, Afternoon visit around the Ravelobe Lake for more birdwatching and see crocodiles. Later, an evening walk allows you to see at least 3 species of nocturnal lemurs. Dinner and overnight at BLUE VANGA LODGE

DAY 3: ANKARAFANTSIKA - ANTSOHIHY

Late in the morning, leave the RN4 to join RN6 to Antsohihy. You will pass by Ambondromamy, Mampikony and Port –Berger town. As you journey through the road, the landscape changes very quickly, making you enjoy the journey. Check-in upon arrival. Dinner and overnight at HOTEL BELLE VUE

DAY 4: 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 areas. Stop after Ambanja to visit some plantation of cocoa, spices, coffee, and vanilla. Arriving in Ankarana in the afternoon, check-in. Dinner and overnight at CHEZ LAURENT

DAY 5: ANKARANA NATIONAL PARK

Almost full day to Explore the Ankarana NP with a local guide. Meet lemurs and rare birds or reptiles, enjoy taking some pictures with the long suspension bridge and the Tsingy (limestone). Pass to the large cave and see formation of Tsingy’s roots (stalactite) and many bats. Picnic lunch inside the park then back to the hotel in the afternoon. Dinner and overnight at ANKARANA LODGE

DAY 6: ANKARANA - AMBER MOUNTAIN

In the morning, start driving north. Leave the main road after a few minutes to reach the red Tsingy hidden in the bush and canyon. This original geological formation linked to the combination of bush fire and rainwater infiltration, giving a landscape of great beauty. After the visit, continue to Joffre Ville. Upon arrival, check-in at the hotel. Dinner and overnight at NATURE LODGE

DAY 7: AMBER MOUNTAIN National Park - DIEGO SUAREZ

Morning visit to the Amber Mountain national park. This place is home to several species of animals such as the smallest chameleon in the world (Broquesia Minima) and the crowned lemurs, as well as breathtaking waterfalls. Out of the forest around noon then drive towards the city of Diego Suarez. Upon arrival, check in. Dinner and overnight at VICTORIA HOTEL

DAY 8: DIEGO SUAREZ (visit of the 3 bays)

After breakfast, visit of Diego Suarez city and its surroundings. Start the visit by driving to the lighthouse and the old French military camp at Ramena then walk along the sea side to see the 3 Bays (Dunes Bay, Pigeon Bay and Sakalava Bay) where you can take a bath in turquoise waters, enjoying the nice white sand beach. Picnic lunch. These visits can be done on Quad, if you prefer. Back to the hotel after visit. Dinner and overnight at VICTORIA HOTEL

DAY 9: DIEGO SUAREZ - ANKIFY

All day drive from Diego to Ankify where you will hop on a 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 10: ANKIFY - NOSY BE

Late in the morning, transfer to the port and take a boat to Nosy Be. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure on the island. Dinner and overnight at BELVEDERE

DAY 11 to 13: NOSY BE

More days for leisure on the island of Nosy be. Several interesting activities are available as boat trips to the small peripheral islands of Nosy Be (Nosy Komba, Nosy Tanikely, Nosy Iranja and Nosy Sakatia…). You can also enjoy the marine activities, as the beaches of Nosy be is an ideal place for diving, snorkeling, fishing. You can hire a Quad bike or bike and explore around the island on your own. Dinner and overnight at BELVEDERE

DAY 14: NOSY BE - ANTANANARIVO (Local Flight)

Day to leave the paradise island. Transfer to the airport for catching the flight to Antananarivo. Pick up on arrival, and then transfer to the hotel. Dinner and overnight at IC HOTEL

DAY 15: ANTANANARIVO (city tour- International Flight)

This day will depend on the international flight schedule. In case of a late flight, we suggest you to visit the Rova d’Ambohimanga. This site is the only site in Madagascar classified as Patrimonial World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO. It is the cradle of the Merina ethnic group and the unification of the country. In the afternoon, you can go to the craft market to buy some souvenirs before transfer to the airport.

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