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EMERALD PLACE Day 1: Arrival in Antananarivo, Madagascar You will be greeted at the airport by our team. We will transfer you to your hotel in downtown Antananarivo. Day 2: Antsiranana and the Three Bays of Diego We . .
Country: Madagascar
City: Antsiranana
Duration: 10 Day(s) - 9 Night(s)
Tour Category: Beach Tours
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99
Package Itinerary


Day 1: Arrival in Antananarivo, Madagascar

You will be greeted at the airport by our team. We will transfer you to your hotel in downtown Antananarivo.

Day 2: Antsiranana and the Three Bays of Diego

We fly from the capital to Diego, home of the second-largest bay in the world. Known for their rugged beauty, the walk will lead you in the succession of three bays: Sakalava, Pigeon, and finally the Dunes. Each bay has a unique landscape but all have in common the turquoise waters.

We will break into Cape Miné with its guns and fortifications that authenticate the role of the former colonial army in the Bay of Antsiranana. We will finish our loop leaving the camp to reach the village of Orangea Ramena. We will see the beautiful sunset on the way to Diego Suarez.

Day 3: Emerald Sea

Accompanied by experienced sailors and fishermen, you will take a boat to a small island off the Bay of Diego to reach the Emerald Sea. You will spend the day relaxing and snorkeling in clear water while your fishermen prepare food with their daily catch.

After your excursion, you will be transferred to Joffreville, the gateway city to Amber Mountain.

Day 4: Amber Mountain

Located twenty kilometers from the port, the green Amber Mountain Park ( a.k.a Montagne d’Ambre ) is home to lemurs, sacred waterfalls, and lush vegetation. The Montagne d’Ambre is the first national park to be created in Madagascar. We will do a trek in the national park to see the different species of lemurs, the smallest and rarest chameleon in the world.

Day 5: Joffreville to Ankarana & Red Tsingy Visit

On our way to Ankarana, we will discover in the mountains, southeast of Diego, The Red Tsingy. Located right at the feet of eroded canyons, within the single sedimentary basin of Madagascar and heterogeneous vegetation, They are made of sandstone, marl, and limestone. We will arrive in Ankarana towards the middle of the afternoon.

Day 6: Tsingy of Ankarana

The Ankarana is the second place in Madagascar where you can see the famous Tsingy. Here, we will walk through the forest where many endemic specimens live and appreciate the scenery offered by these impressive limestone formations. In the afternoon, we will visit the Red Tsingy.

Day 7: Ankarana – Ankify – Nosy Be

We drive through plantations of coffee, cocoa, and ylang-ylang. This trip will take us through a volcanic zone and the most fertile region of Madagascar. We spend the mountain Tsaratanana which houses the highest peak of the island. After a passage of Ambilobe, we arrive at the port of Ankify where we take the boat to Nosy Be. From the port, you will be transferred to your hotel.

Day 8 : Nosy Komba & Nosy Tanikely

This day is devoted to an excursion to the islands of Nosy Komba and Tanikely. We will visit the Nosy Komba reserve to have a close-up experience with the Eulemur macaco or Black Lemur. We will continue to Nosy Tanikely, another small island that is part the of Nosy Be archipelago. This inhabited island is part of a marine reserve and offers one of the most impressive snorkeling experiences.

Surrounded by some coral reefs, the undersea biodiversity is very wealthy and you may even have the chance to spot some sea turtles while you will be snorkeling. A seafood lunch cooked onsite will be served during this full-day excursion.

Day 9: Nosy Be Island Tour

We will do a tour of the Market of the colonial town of Hell-Ville to see various spice and vegetables merchants, and the fishermen selling what they caught in the waters surrounding the islands. Your quad bikes will wait for you to begin a tour of the island. You will be led through different Ylang Ylang plantations and sugar cane fields.

Day 10: Nosy Be-Antananarivo & International Departure

We transfer you to the airport to fly back to Antananarivo to catch your international flight. We will provision a hotel for you to stay in Antananarivo if you intend to stay another night in the country.

Please contact us for the price per pax.


Accommodation in hotels based on a double room, in bed & breakfast

Transport with a driver including fuel,

English-speaking tour guide

Entrance fees to mentioned parks including a local guide

Tax (vat 20%) and tourist hotel taxes

Domestic flights


Lunch, dinner and drink

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