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MDG03: 15 Days Antananarivo - Andasibe - Ankanin'ny Nofy - Antsiranana - Amber Mountain National Park - Ankarana - Nosy Be - Antananarivo

Tour Type: Private Tour, flexible and customized
Guide & Driver: Experienced English-speaking driver guide & air-conditioned car
Accommodation: 3 to 4-star well selected hotels, also be open to your own choice
Meals: A mix choice of local cuisines and western-style food

Itinerary Details
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Day 1: Arrive in Antananarivo, Airport pick up
When your flight arrives at Ivato International Airport in Antananarivo, the capital of Madagascar, our driver guide will pick you up and transfer you to the hotel about 20 minutes' drive away. There is no activity for the rest of the day.

Accommodation: San Cristobal Hotel-Ivato Airport (3 stars)

Day 2: Drive to Andasibe and visit at Reserve Peyrieras Madagascar Exotic
The first attraction of our Madagascar guided tours is the Andasibe National Park. This park, founded in 1989, is the star among Madagascar's parks. The driver guide will lead you to the park along the RN2 Road by car and it takes about 4 hours. En route, a short visit will be paid to the Reserve Peyrieras Madagascar Exotic where you can see several genus and species of reptiles. There will be no more stop until we arrive at the hotel. In the evening, a local guide will accompany you to find nocturnal lemurs, reptiles and chameleons near the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Vakona Forest Lodge

Day 3: Escorted Analamazaotra National Park tour
In the morning, a local guide will lead you to visit the Anaalamazaotra National Park, one of the best parks to observe lemurs in Madagascar because there are more than ten kinds of lemurs living here. Get ready to see the famous Indri Indri, the largest existing lemur species in the world. We can also meet many different kinds of wild animals. After the visit, return to the hotel. In the afternoon, we will visit Lemur's Island and the reptile farm at Vakona Private Reserve.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Vakona Forest Lodge

Day 4: Transfer to Manambato, Ship to Ankanin'ny Nofy
Today, we will drive to Manambato, taking about 3 hours. On the way, we will stop over at Antsampanana to have a look at the local fruit market. After arriving in Manambato, we will cross Pangalane Canal to Ankanin'ny Nofy by speed boat. Our driver will pick you and the guide up at the pier and proceed to the hotel for check-in. In the evening, we will go to see the lemurs called "Aye Aye". After, return to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Palmarium Hotel Ankanin'Nofy

Day 5: Palmarium Reserve exploration
Today, a local guide will escort you to tour the Palmarium Reserve. There are a variety of local animals and plants such as lemurs and pitcher plants. Later, return to the hotel. In the afternoon, take a boat to a local fishermen's village, Andranokoditra, to appreciate the beautiful scenery along the Pangalane canal. Return to the hotel at the end of the day.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Palmarium Hotel Ankanin'Nofy

Day 6: Boat back to Manambato, Drive to Antananarivo
We will go back to Manambato by boat today. Our driver will pick you up at the harbor and then head to the capital. The journey is long, so we will stop for a rest halfway. It is scheduled to arrive in Antananarivo at dusk. Check into a hotel near the airport.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: San Cristobal Hotel - Ivato Airport (3 stars)

Day 7: Fly to Antsiranana, Visit the famous three bays
Today's Madagascar guided tours will extend to Antsiranana in the north. Our driver will send you to the airport according to the flight time for you to catch the flight we booked for you in advance. Upon arrival, our local guide will pick you up and then directly show you the famous three bays and the surrounding landscape. After, transfer you to a local hotel to have a good rest at night.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Le Suarez Hotel

Day 8: Drive to Joffre Ville, Visit Amber Mountain National Park
Drive to Joffre Ville. After checking in at the hotel, meet the local guide who will accompany you to explore the Amber Mountain National Park. This national park has plenty of rainfall. It not only has the most well-preserved tropical rain forest in northern Madagascar, but also has waterfalls and crater lakes. The park is also home to 75 species of birds, 7 species of lemurs (including the smallest diurnal lemurs) and 24 reptiles (including the smallest chameleons), as well as more than 1,000 kinds of tropical rainforest plants. We will send you back to the hotel after the visit is finished.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Nature Lodge

Day 9: Short visit to Red Tsingy, Car ride to Ankarana
Today, we will drive for 2.5 hours to see Red Tsingy. This landscape hidden in the bush is formed by limestone erosion. After, keep driving for about 5 hours to Ankarana and check in the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Ankarana Lodge

Day 10: Ankarana National Park trekking
Today, the local guide will show you around the Ankarana National Park. The 18,000 hectare national park features caves, underground rivers and lush forest canyons. Peaks of limestone also scatter over the park. We will spend the whole day hiking in this limestone forest, during which you can see many amazing landscapes and some rare local wildlife. It is absolutely one of the wonderful experiences of your Madagascar escorted tours. In the end, drive back to the hotel for a good rest.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Ankarana Lodge

Day 11: Drive to Ankify, Ship to Nosy Be
We will go to Ankify Harbor and it takes about 2.5 hours to get there by car. Then we will take a speed boat to Nosy Be Island. Check in the hotel on arrival. No arrangement is prepared for the rest time of the day and you can spend it as you like.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: L'heure Bleue (4 stars)

Day 12: Leisure day at Nosy Be
Today is a leisure day. You can enjoy your time at the seaside. If you are interested, you may attend some activities organized by the hotel, such as snorkeling, or taking a boat to visit the surrounding islands such as Nosy Iranja. The cost for these activities needs to be paid by yourself.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: L'heure Bleue (4 stars)

Day 13: Free day at Nosy Be
Relax and enjoy another free day. If you are interested in other water projects, you can consult the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: L'heure Bleue (4 stars)

Day 14: Fly back to Antananarivo
Today, take a flight back to Antananarivo. Once landing, our driver will pick you up at the Ivato International Airport and escort you to the hotel. For the rest free time, you can rest in the hotel or go to downtown to pick up some souvenirs.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: San Cristobal Hotel - Ivato Airport (3 stars)

Day 15: Airport see off
Your Madagascar escorted tours come to an end. Our driver will send you to the airport based on your flight time.

Meals: Breakfast

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Tour Prices

10% off - book 60 days before, 5% off - book 30 days before

Month2-3 travelers4-5 travelers
Jul 15 - Aug 31$2849 $2564$3079 $2771
May 01 - Jul 14$2799 $2519$3019 $2717
Sep 01 - Jan 15$2799 $2519$3019 $2717
  • Prices are per person in US Dollars based on double occupancy.
  • The prices in red reflect 10% discount.
  • Any part of the itinerary e.g. tour length, activities & hotels can be tailored to your individual interests.
What's Included
  • Pick-up and drop-off service at airport.
  • Accommodation with daily breakfast at selected hotels.
  • Economy class airfare of Antananarivo - Antsiranana - Antananarivo.
  • Speed boat fees of Manambato - Akanin'ny Nofy - Manambato.
  • Speed boat fees of Ankify - Nosy Be.
  • Transfers in private A/C vehicle with experienced driver.
  • English speaking driver-guide for 2-3 persons.
  • Driver and English-speaking guide for 4-5 persons or more.
  • Taxes, VAT, and the service fees.
What's Excluded
  • International flight into and out of Madagascar.
  • Meals other than those mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Personal expenses (travel insurance, laundry, drinks, etc.).
  • Tips for guides and drivers.
  • Madagascar Visa Fee.
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