Visits: Ankarana Special Reserve, Amber Mountain, the red Tsingy, the 3 bays with Diego’s Sugar Loaf and the Ramena Beach, Emerald Sea, Millot Plantation of Ambanja
Duration: 6 days 5 nights
Departure: Nosy be
Description of circuits
Number of pax : Customers, Guide Accompanist, Driver
Vehicle type : 4WD spacious and air-conditioned
Accommodation : -Bungalow Mahamasina (relative to your budget)
-Diego Suarez and Ambanja hotels (relative to your budget)
Day 1: Nosy be – Ankify – Ankarana -Diégo
Visit: Ankarana Special Reserve (Tsingy Gris – Loss of River – Lemurs)
Departure at 07:00 from the hotel. Then transfer by boat to Ankify for 40 minutes crossing. From Ankify Continuation to the North crossing the typical tribal villages Antakarana on the one hand and a huge mahogany field that dominates the landscapes on the other hand, before joining the urban town of Ambilobe not to mention panoramic views and the ravinala forest for 2h 30 minutes. Another 35 minutes by car, after that you arrive at Mahamasina, the main entrance of the Ankarana Park. After lunch on the spot, we begin the visit of the park through the Tsingy Gris with its acute and spectacular formations; inside the river loss with its traces of fossilized animals, the 11 species of lemurs and the 92 species of birds that shelter its forests. At noon, lunch will be served on site. In the late afternoon, visit the village of Mahamasina, dinner and overnight at the hotel Mahamasina.
Day 2: Ankarana – Amber Mountain – Diego
Visit: PAmber Mountain National Park (Sacred Waterfall – The Station – The Forest of Thousand Trees)
Departure at 7:30 am from the Mahamasina Hotel, taking the road to Diégo with a stop at the sapphire villages with the possibility of buying precious stones. Located 40 km south of Diego-Suarez there is Joffre Ville, the main entrance to the Montagne d’Ambre National Park. It rises on an altitude of 1470 meters at sea level and is a forest rich in flora and fauna. Visit of its crater lakes and its sacred waterfalls that contain the history of Antakarana royalty, Sanford lemurs fun in their fiefdom, the smallest chameleon in the world the famous Brokesia, uroplatus the
Camouflage gecko, amphibians and endemic plants present in this northern primary forest. A lunch will be prepared on site at 12:00. Return to Diego around 15:30 with a short tour of the city to discover the history of the city of Diego, the Joffre square and the navy hotel that recalls the colonial era. Return to the hotel around 16h.
Day 3: Diego – Tsingy Rouge – Diego
Visit: Grand Canyon in miniature
Departure from the hotel at 8:00 am for 2 hours drive to the Tsingy Rouge through lush landscapes. Sedimentary formations composed of sandstone, marl, laterite and limestone with climate change and the deterioration of the environment and the infiltration of water from the bowels of the earth create this unique supernatural landscape in the world just ask to be admired. Picnic lunch in the middle of the road. Return to the hotel around 16h.
Day 4: Diego – The Sugar Loaf and Ramena Beach, The Three Bays – Ramena
Visit: Sakalava Bays, Dune Bay and Pigeon Bay (French Mountain, Camp Miné and Ramena Beach)
Departure from the hotel at 08:00 to observe the island in the form of sugar loaf, sacred place of Antakarana and the baobabs of the mountain of the French who are in front. Then you will walk on beaches in the middle of sand dunes: Sakalava Bay, a favorite place for windsurfers and kite surfers, dune bays and pigeons with its deserted beaches of exceptional beauty; the mined Cape with the remains of military cannons and French fortifications.
In the afternoon around 13:00, lunch at the Restaurant in Ramena with option free time for swimming and ballad on the beach. Overnight at the hotel in Ramena.
Day 5: Ramena – Emerald Sea – Ramena
Visit: Relaxed day, snorkeling activity, underwater hunting
Departure from the hotel at 8:00 to Ramena beach, 19 km from Diégo. After 1 hour boat trip from Ramena Beach, you are on the bay of the Emerald Sea, a crystal clear lagoon, coral reefs with multicolored fish, straw huts, seafood, golden sand , nice fishermen. A nice cruise in the bay allows you to enjoy the activities of snorkeling, windsurfing or kite surfing offered by its beach. It also offers you a day of relaxation and relaxation by indulging in the pleasure of sunbathing, swimming, a small fishing shot. At lunchtime, lunch picnic with seafood will be served on the beach. Overnight at the Hotel de Diego.
Day 6: Ramena – Plantation MILLOT (Ambanja) – Nosy be
Visit: Millot Plantation
Departure from the hotel at 6:00, direction to Ambanja to visit the Millot plantation. This circuit is more famous in the world. This Plantation which provides the finest Chocolatiers in Fine Cocoa has existed for over a century. During the visit, you will discover how to grow a rare variety of cacao, how over the course of the culture, the harvest, the Preparation these pods of cocoa will become one of the best chocolates in the world. You will also discover the secret of four spices, peppers black, white and green. However, you will touch a centenary tradition and you will stop to see the primary school and the village of employees of the Plantation you will finally discover the true meaning of fair trade. Yet, you will discover the work and memory of Lucien Millot and you will discover how this Plantation produces 100% organic fragrances, cocoa and spices in unparalleled respect for nature and its balance. Finally, at the Table du Planeur, you will enjoy a meal made of fresh produce at a market and the season. Arriving Ankify around 4 pm, direction to Nosy Be by speedboat, the crossing takes 40 minutes.
Transfer from the hotel to the port
Accommodation at Diego Suarez hotel
4 WD spacious and air-conditioned
Services Not Included:
Nb :Interchangeable itinerary according to the client’s preferred site