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Itineraries :
Fragrances of the north

Rate (starting from)

1204 € /p

Duration of the circuit

20 jours – 19 nuits

We discover first Ambohimanga which is the cradle of the merina kingdom. We enthrall the amazing landscape along the RN4 which leads to the north east. Hike in the wild, mountain climbing, stroll along the beaches will take place. This is our way to show you our beautiful country.

You will enjoy :

The Ankarana National park The crossing of Katsepy The islets around Nosy Be The may Tsingys of Ankarana and the red Tsingys The turquoise bleu of the emerald sea The hiking on the three bays

Itinerary :

Antananarivo – Ankarafantsika – Mahajanga – Katsepy – Mahajanga – Ambanja –Nosy Be – Nosy Sakatia – Nosy Komba, Nosy Tanikely - Ankarana –Tsingy rouge – Montagne d’Ambre - Antsiranana – Merd’Emeraude – TroisBaies – Antananarivo

Program :

Day 01: Antananarivo

Arrival at the international airport Ivato.Transfert to the hotel; then visit of the upper town. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 02: Antananarivo – Ankarafantsika

We will take the RN 4 and will enjoy the typical landscape of the highland and the west part of the island. Camp in Ankarafantsika.

Day 03: Ankarafantsika

The national parc of Ankarafantsika is “the kingdom of birds”. The visit will be guided by local guides; you will walk around the lake Ravelobe and will learn more about its history and the crocodiles. 

Night walk in the evening to see small mammals,  reptiles and nocturnal birds. Overnight in a hotel or in a tent.

Day 04: Ankarafantsika – Majunga

We will reach Majunga. You will savourseafoods on the beaches such as lobsters.

We will visit the “cirque rouge” in the afternoon and will enjoy the sunset there.  Overnight at the hotel.

Day 05: Katsepy

An excursion will be organized in the fishing village of Katsepy. We can probably visit the lighthouse of Katsepy  which is made of metal.

We go back to Majunga afterwards. A city will take place. We will visit the harbor, the market, the old houses which are built during the colonial period and the big baobab which is the landmark of the city. Overnight at the hotel

Day 06: Majunga


Day 07: Majunga – Tanetilava

We take once again the RN4 till Ambondromamy, we take afterwards the RN6 toreach the village called Tanetilava. We will meet the local people there. 

Day 08: Tanetilava – Ambanja

You will learn more about the daily life of the people, you can participate to the local activities. We will visit by cart the tobacco plantation, cotton, lens and beans …

You can attend to the manufacturing of the local rum. We prepare lunch together. Overnight with the locals

Day 09: Tanetilava – Ambanja

We reach Ambanja after breakfast. Ambanja  is a town located by the side of the Sambirano river. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 10: Ambanja – Nosy Be

We reach Ankify first, then transfert by boat to Nosy Be. City tour and visit of the zoological and botanical parc “Lemur land”. We will see the Ilang-ilang distillery as well. We will visit the sacred tree and then transfert to Dzamandzar where we will overnight at a hostfamily. 

Day 11: Nosy Sakatia

Transfert to Nosy Sakatia, the island has a surface area of 3 km2,ilang-ilang and orchids are found there. You can bath in the warm sea and you can see turtles.

You will enjoy the sunset in the afternoon at Mont passot which is the highest peak in Nosy Be.

Day 12: Nosy Komba – Nosy Tanikely

We discover the two islands by boat. Nosy Komba or the island of lemurs.  Nosy Komba is famous for handicraft, jewelry and sculputures. Nosy tanikely is famous for its marine reserves. 

Day 13: Nosy Be – Ankarana

Transfert to Ankify. Visit of coffee, vanilla and especially cacao plantation which is one of the best in the world. We go to Ankarana afterwards. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 14: Visit of the Ankarana parc

We will discover the Tsingy, the karstic landscape, and many endemic  plants. Ankarana is a coral massif and a part of the parc is crossed by volcano. Canyons, forest, grottoes, underground rivers are found there. 

Moreover, that township is the cradle of the Antakarana people. 

Day 15: Ankarana – Red Tsingys – Diego

We set off for Diego and visit the red Tsingys. The tsingys or limestone karst pinnacles are the result of erosion. The massif is penetrated by numerous caves and canyons.

We go to Diego afterwards. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 16: Emerald sea

We will have an early breakfast, then transfer to Ramena beach by car where an excursion will be organized. Many activities can be done:  bathe, snorkel diving, fishing. We can taste the home made food prepared by the local. We go back the the hotel in the evening. Overnight in Diego.

Day 17: Amber mountain

The Amber mountain is another national park. Amber mountain is as exciting for its plants as for its animals.The massif ranges in altitude from 850 m to 1.475 m and has its own micro-climate with rainfall equal to the eastern region. Fauna is unique there. The smallest chameleon in the world is found there. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 18: Three bays

We will spend a nice day on the beautiful beach.  The three bays are: Baie des dunes, baie des pigeons and baie des Sakalava. The last one is famous for kite surfing.

Day 19: Diego – Tana

You can buy some souvenirs then we fly to Tana

Day 20: Antananarivo

Transfer to the airport.

End of services

Rate (starting from)

1204 € /p

Duration of the circuit

20 jours – 19 nuits

The tariff includes :

  • Accommodations during the whole trip
  • Meals during the whole trip
  • Transfer airport – hotel – airport
  • Trip by car including driver and fuel
  • Excursion by boat
  • Visits of the parks and reserves mentioned in the program
  • Guiding fees

The tariff doesn’t include :

  • Bottles of mineral water
  • Drinks, extra charge, tips
  • Flight tickets
  • Services that are not mentioned in the program

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