Madagascar Escape – North Adventure

The Details

Type: Accommodated Accommodated
Start: Antananarivo Madagascar
Length: 7 - 14 Days
End: Antananarivo Madagascar
Comfort: Standard
Vehicle: Overland Vehicle
Group Size: Small (<12 People)
Countries: Madagascar

Tour Dates

2020
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From EURO 1819 pp
(Excl. local payment )
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Overview

Madagascar Escape – North Adventure

Experience Madagascar’s varied habitats during this journey which takes you from the waterfalls and lakes of Montagne d’Ambre National Park to the underground caves and limestone ‘tsingy’ of Ankarana Reserve, before enjoying the tropical beaches of Nosy Be. Throughout your stay you will have the opportunity to encounter a multitude of animals, most of which are endemic to Madagascar.

HIGHLIGHTS:

Antananarivo: The picturesque capital of Madagascar
Montagne d’Ambre National Park: Because of its striking scenery, rainforest and waterfalls, it is one of Madagascar’s most visited natural attractions
Ankarana: A nature reserve with karst pinnacles, sacred caves, underground rivers and beautiful scenery
Ankify: Small village situated along a white sand beach
Nosy Be: Commonly known as “the island of perfumes” and the largest of Madagascar’s offshore islands
Lokobe Reserve: Here you might see lemurs, birds and chameleons
Nosy Komba: Optional day cruise to the “island of lemurs”
Nosy Tanikely: An underwater reserve offering a rich diversity of marine life

TOUR PRICE INCLUSIONS

  • Accommodation as mentioned in the itinerary or of similar standard (on bed and breakfast basis in twin sharing room)
  • All transport and group transfers in applicable vehicle*
  • Airport transfers on day of arrival and departure of tour**
  • English-speaking guide for 2 clients+ (Day 1-9)
  • Activities and excursions as mentioned
  • Specialist local guides in national parks as per programme
  • Park entrance fees

*Kindly note vehicle type as indicated on tour itinerary.

**Should you require transfers on preceding or subsequent days, these can be arranged at an additional cost. For transfers to different points or alternative accommodation, please contact us

EXCLUDED FROM TOUR PRICE

  • Flights: International & domestic from Tuléar to Tana
  • Pre and post tour accommodation
  • Optional activities
  • All drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses such as telephone calls, curios etc.
  • Travel insurance

*** NOTE prices are subject to change.

**2020 & 2021 Price EURO 1,819 is per person sharing, excludes single supplement, internal flights and any additional meals or activities not set out in the itinerary.

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Detailed 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

Accommodation:

Relais Des Plateaux or similar

Meals

Meals:

No Meals

DAYS 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, rainforest 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

Accommodation:

Nature Lodge or Litchi Tree or similar

Meals

Meals:

DAYS 2 - 3: Breakfast & 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

Accommodation:

Ankarana Lodge or similar

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast & 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

Accommodation:

Ankarana Lodge or similar

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast & 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

Accommodation:

Ravintsara Wellness Hotel or similar

Meals

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

Accommodation:

Ravintsara Wellness Hotel or similar

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast

DAY 8: NOSY BE – ANTANANARIVO – HOME DESTINATION

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

Meals:

Breakfast

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