from € 2450
Madagascar: Exo + Luxury Beach Holiday on the Nosy Be Island
Perfect optiion for those, who want to see exotic and relax on the best beaches of Madagascar. The program includes visits to national and private parks to observe lemurs, exotic birds, chameleons, reptiles, butterflies and others. Opportunity to see the main beauty of the local flora and fauna, to be photographed with hand lemurs.
On a beach holiday in the fashionable resort of Nosy Be Island it is possible to allocate up to 5 days.
Good hotels (3-4-5*). Food: mostly half-board and all inclusive. Possible excursions and visit the souvenir shops, buying jewelry and precious stones. The program is not overloaded with long flights and transfers.
Arrival in Antananarivo
Meeting on arrival at the international airport Ivato. Transfer to the city. Accommodation at the new hotel Paon d'Or 5*. Hotel with breakfast. Rest.
Antananarivo - Andasibe
After breakfast at the hotel you are going by car to the east of the country. On the way you have an excursion to the tropical rain forest and a visit to a private park where you can see rare reptiles and amphibians of Madagascar - chameleons, snakes, geckos, tropical frogs.
After a fascinating tour and photo session you're going to Andasibe. You wait for access to a private park "Vacuna." Here crocodiles, turtles, Fusano (the largest land predator on the island), rare birds and huge butterflies comet (Argema mittrei). Further examination of a regional museum "Vacuna". in which there are many interesting exhibits about life and traditions of the people of Madagascar.
Late in the evening you will go into the jungle with flashlights to see the nocturnal lemurs and chameleons. After the tour, hotel accommodation Vakoana Forest Lodge 3* or Andasibe hotel 3* (half board, drinks not included). Rest.
Andasibe - Antananarivo
After breakfast visit the reserve to observe the largest lemurs indri indri and brown lemurs, exotic birds and chameleons are already familiar to you. Indri indri lemurs are very careful and do not let people close to them. It is very interesting to observe the animals that deftly move through the treetops. Their screams are very loud and remind of siren.
After the tour return by the car in Antananarivo. Hotel Accommodation Paon d'Or 5* (HB). Rest.
Antananarivo - Antsiranana
Breakfast and transfer to airport for flight in Antsiranana. After the meeting at the airport immediately go out from the city to the National Park Montagne d'Ambra. You expect an exciting day tour in the pristine natural area, where many rare and endemic plants and animals are, including species of lemurs and chameleons, which you have not seen. The fauna and flora of the reserve is identical to the fauna and flora eastern part of the island. It is recommended to pay special attention to the "short-tailed" and "blue-nosed" chameleons.
Bird lovers will not be disappointed, in the Montagne d'Ambra you can find more than 73 species of exotic birds. You can also see Petit Cascade - a small waterfall falling into a "pool", naturally formed in the rocks, and the Petit Lac - great lake located a few steps from the Falls, from which extends a "botanical trail'' (Jardin Botanique). Here you will have the opportunity to see the luxurious vines and palm trees, and bright orchids and other exotic plants.
At the end of the day you're going to stay in a hotel Nature Lodge 3* (HB). Rest.
Montagne d'Ambra - Ankaran (Stone Forest)
After breakfast departure to Ankaran (Diego Suarez). In its surroundings you will see with your own eyes one of the natural wonders of Madagascar - Stone Forest or the Tsingy. It is limestone cliffs with bizarre form that create a heavenly landscape. Here is a rich endemic flora and fauna. You see again the funny lemurs, exotic birds and colorful plants. Also you'll be able to visit several coves and grottoes.
After the tour you go to settle in hotel Relais de l'Ankarana or Tsingy de l'Ankarana Lodge 3* (HB). Rest.
Ankaran - Ankifi
After breakfast visit of the sanctuary again and then - moving on jeep along plantation of chocolate and coffee trees, ylang-ylang and spices in Ankifi (journey time: 4 hrs.). It's a small but very picturesque village on the coast with beautiful beaches with white sand. It is here that you will have a beach holiday.
After the beach - accommodation in hotel Le baobabs 3 * or 3 * Ankify Lodge (full board). Rest.
Ankifi - the island of Nosy Be
In the morning after breakfast, transfer to the pier to a high-speed motorboat to get to the island resort of Nosy Be (1.5 hours).
Arriving on the island of Nosy Be. On the island there are huge plantations of coffee, ylang-ylang, red and black pepper, which you can smell even before the island is within sight. Today the island of Nosy Be is one of the best resorts in Madagascar through the beautiful tropical climate and wonderful beaches, where you can almost a year swim and sunbath, go snorkeling, diving, fishing, and even watch the lemurs that live here.
Our visitors have the choice for the day to go on an excursion to the island of lemurs Nosy Kumba and underwater reserve of Nosy-Thani Keli with colorful corals and a large variety of exotic fish, or a day off (after accomodation in the hotel).
Accommodation in a luxurious hotel Andilana Beach 4* (All inclusive). Rest.
Nosy Be Island (relaxing on the beach)
Free day. Relaxing holiday at the beach. You can organize leisure: On the beach there is a diving center, rental scooters, boats, and other entertainment.
Overnight at the hotel Andilana Beach 4* (All inclusive)
Nosy Be Island (city tour and visit of the reserve Lokobe)
After breakfast city tour of Nosy Be and visit of the Reserve Lokobe. On the tour you will see the ruins of a Portuguese trading post, to hear the story about the stay on the island in 1905, the Russian eskardy, which included the cruiser Aurora, as well as the legend of the pirate treasure La Bussang.
Nature reserve Lokobe, which is located in the southeastern part of the island of Nosy Be, is quite small, but it is an important nature reserve of archipelago. Lokobe is one of the few places where you can see the nature rainforests Sambirano. Here there are various kinds of trees, rosewood and other valuable tree species. Once sambirano forest had been covered the entire island, but today, because of human activity, they are preserved only in a small area of the reserve.
The forest is inhabited by some of the most interesting and rare representatives of the Malagasy fauna. Among these various kinds of lemurs, as well as 17 different species of birds, including
rare Malagasy owls. In addition these places are filled with found and rare reptiles, including chameleons, madagascar leaf-nosed snakes, boa constrictor, tiny frogs and lizards.
Of course, the most attention of tourists are attracted fun-eyed lemurs, several species, which is found in this reserve. The most valuable of these is the black lemur, which is found only on Nosy Be. In addition, here you can see the brown playful lemur, dwarf lemur, as well as reddish ring-tailed lemurs living in other regions of Madagascar. These animals are mostly nocturnal, so watch them better at dusk or at the watering, where they can be seen in the daytime.
Attention should be paid to the coastal waters of the reserve, because there can be found a colony of dugongs. Rare animal belongs to the family of the Sirens, which is often called as "sea cows." These marine mammals, according to some scientists, are the prototype of the mythical mermaids.
Overnight at the hotel Andilana Beach 4* (All inclusive).
Nosy Be Island (relax on the beach)
Free day. Relax on the beach. You can organize leisure: On the beach there is a diving center, rental scooters, boats, and other entertainment.
In the evening do not forget to take photographs wonderful sunset.
Overnight at the hotel Andilana Beach 4 * (in The all inclusive).
Nosy Be Island - Antananarivo - Homecoming
In the morning you still have free time to relax on the beach. On this day will be the transfer to the airport and flight to the capital. Meeting at the airport. If you have time, there will be organized sightseeing tour on Antananarivo, including a visit to the handicraft market to buy souvenirs.
For those who want to buy Madagascar jewelry, precious and semi-precious stones (sapphires, rubies, etc.) can be organized a meeting with dealers.
Transfer, registration and flight home.
The price includes:
- all transfers;
- accommodation in hotels (3-4 * - 5 *) half-board or "all inclusive";
- excursions according to the program;
- visit of parks and reserves in the program;
- local guides in parks and reserves;
- sightseeing tours in Nosy Be and Antananarivo;
- rent a car to move out to Diego Ankifu;
- rental boats;
- payment of fuel and driving service;
- residence in Antananarivo;
- Tourist fee;
- payment of maintenance english speaking guide (60 euros per day) + compensation airfare guide if its support is necessary on the way (for the group);
- internal flights (Antananarivo - Antsiranana. Nosy Be - Antananarivo) - about € 423 per person;
- international flights;
- cost of the visa;
- personal expenses.
from € 2450