9 Days Authentic North of Madagascar


The north of Madagascar, known as “vanilla country,” has a variety of stunning scenery and experiences to offer. If you want to combine adventure, nature, and relaxation in a beautiful location, this is the perfect area to visit on your first vacation to the island. You are invited to explore Ankara and the area around Diego Suarez. The excursion will come to a close at the legendary Nosy beach, where you may unwind and relax. The Ankarana National Park is situated in Madagascar’s northern Diana region. The park is located 20 kilometers north of Ambilobe and 108 kilometers south of Antsiranana (Diego Suarez). The park is surrounded by the four rural districts of Marivorahona, Anivorano, Ambondrona, and Antsaravibe. The main entrance on the east side at Mahamasina along the RN6 can be reached from Antsiranana in two to three hours by taxi-brousse. The majority of local residents are of the Antakarana ethnic group.

Tour highlights

  • Arrival in Antananarivo
  • Transfer to Diego
  • Travel to Ankarana
  • Explore Ankarana National Park
  • Transfer to Ankify
  • Travel to Nosy Be
  • Explore Nosy Be
  • Departure

    Price Includes:

  • Park fees
  • All mentioned activities
  • Full board accommodation
  • Service of a professional driver/guide
  • Transportation in 4×4 Safari Vehicles
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Bottled drinking
  • Airport transfers
  • Meals

    Price Excludes:

  • International flights
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips
  • Personal items like Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
  • Additionally meals which are not included on itinerary
  • Visa and Air tickets

Itinary in details

Greetings from Madagascar! Your English-speaking tour guide will greet you following the completion of all immigration procedures and currency exchange. After that, you’ll be driven to your accommodation, which is close to the airport. You can enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure.

After breakfast, you will be driven to the airport in Antananarivo for your flight to the northern region of Madagascar. You will be greeted by the lovely grins of the Antakarana tribe here. You’ll take a city tour after you land. After the visit, you will have the remainder of the day to yourselves.

The road will take you to the red Tsingy, which means “pointed rock,” in the morning via opulent scenery and over sand paths. You will arrive on this planet-like environment. The countless chimneys and ephemeral structures created by the wind and rain offer a spectrum of hues from yellow to crimson ocher. Your next stop of the day will be Ankara, which you will reach later.

After breakfast, you’ll go out on a fresh adventure to see the world-famous Ankarana National Park. There is a large forest of trees here; many of which blossoms from September to November, and many have deciduous leaves. Baobab trees can also be seen on the Lost Rivers and Tsingy trails. You’ll visit the Bat Cave during the hike you take today. Although it is a short trail, there are several severe slopes. Along with bats, you’ll also come across lemurs and black parrots.

You’ll travel to Ankify today. The itinerary will include a visit to the Millot plantation, where you can learn the techniques for the best cocoa preparations and see the development of the most exquisite scents (ylang, vetiver, patchouli, and Palma rosa). You will eventually arrive in Ankify.

Today you’ll check out of your accommodation and head to the dock. You will then take a speedboat to Nosy Komba. Nosy Komba is the second largest island after Nosy Be. When you get there, you’ll go to the classic pirogues and market for wood and needlework crafts in the community of artisanal fishermen. Then you’ll go to the miniature park to see land tortoises, chameleons, and boa constrictors. The Macaco lemur can be seen here most effectively. It will effortlessly settle on your shoulder and consent to being stroked. Later, you’ll travel to Nosy Tanikely’s protected natural underwater reserve. This stunning underwater stroll offers a breathtaking display of corals, anemones, groupers, moray eels, sea turtles, and an abundance of rainbow fish. The dogfish and lemurs can then be seen in the trees as you make your way to the lighthouse. After enjoying a picnic lunch here, you’ll head back to the hotel in the late afternoon.

It is entirely up to you what you want to do with the remainder of your stay. You might love diving or taking bike rides along the natural coastlines. Nosy Be has a wide choice of activities for you to enjoy. Allow your imagination to go wild and embark on an adventure.

You’ll be taken today to the airport for your travel back home. We hope you have had a wonderful time on your vacation with us and we look forward to seeing you soon.

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