9 Days Madagascar Tour

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9 Days Madagascar Tour Overview

The north of Madagascar, considered “vanilla country,” offers a range of spectacular landscapes and experiences. It is the ideal region for a first 9 Days Madagascar Tour trip to the island if you wish to combine adventure, nature, and relaxation in an idyllic setting. Ankarana and the surroundings of Diego Suarez are waiting for you to discover. You’ll end the trip on unforgettable Nosy beach for rest and relaxation.
9 Days Madagascar Tour

Day 1: Antananarivo

Welcome to Madagascar! After all the immigration formalities and money exchanging, your English-speaking tour guide will welcome you. You will then be transferred to your hotel, which is located near the airport. The rest of the day will be at your leisure.

Main Destination: Antananarivo (City)
Accommodation: San Cristobal
Mid-range hotel
Meals & Drinks: Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
9 Days Madagascar Tour

Day 2: Antananarivo – Diego

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the Antananarivo airport en route to the northern part of Madagascar. Here the Antakarana people will welcome you with their beautiful smiles. After landing, you will go on a tour of the city. After the visit, the rest of the day will be spent at your leisure.

Main Destination: Antsiranana (City)
Accommodation: Grand Hotel
Mid-range hotel located in Antsiranana (City)
Meals & Drinks: Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
9 Days Madagascar Tour

Day 3: Diego – Ankarana

In the morning the road will lead you between luxurious landscapes and sandy tracks to the red Tsingy, which means “pointed rock.” Here you will arrive on what feels like another planet. The multitude of chimneys and ephemeral formations shaped by the whims of the wind and rain offer a palette of colors ranging from yellow to red ocher. Later you will make your way towards Ankarana, which will be your final destination of the day.

Main Destination: Ankarana Special Reserve
Accommodation: Ankarana Lodge
Mid-range lodge bordering Ankarana SR without fences
Meals & Drinks: Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
9 Days Madagascar Tour

Day 4: Ankarana National Park

After breakfast, you will embark on a new adventure to explore the renowned Ankarana National Park. The dense forest of trees you will find here have deciduous leaves, many of which bloom from September to November. You will also find baobab trees on the Tsingy trail and the Lost Rivers trail. Today’s hike will take you to the Bat Cave. It is an easy trail but features some steep slopes. You will see lemurs and black parrots in addition to bats.

Main Destination: Ankarana Special Reserve
Accommodation: Ankarana Lodge
Mid-range lodge bordering Ankarana SR without fences
Meals & Drinks: Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)

Day 5: Ankarana – Ankify

Today you will leave for Ankify. A stop at the Millot plantation will be on the program, where you can discover the secrets of the greatest cocoa preparations and where you will have the chance to see the birth and transformation of the most beautiful fragrances (ylang, vetiver, patchouli, and palma rosa). Later in the day you’ll reach Ankify.

Main Destination: Ankify (Village)
Accommodation: Baobab Ankify
Mid-range hotel located in Ankify (Village)
Meals & Drinks: Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
9 Days Madagascar Tour

Day 6: Ankify – Nosy Be

Today you’ll leave your hotel and make your way to the port. From there, you will transfer toNosy Komba by speedboat. Nosy Komba is the second largest island after Nosy Be. Upon arrival, you will visit the artisanal fisherman village with its traditional pirogues and market of embroidery and wood crafts. You’ll then visit the mini park to see boa constrictors, chameleons, and land tortoises.

This is the best play to see the Macaco lemur. It will easily come to rest on your shoulder and let itself be caressed. Later you’ll make your way to the protected natural underwater reserve in Nosy Tanikely. This beautiful aquatic hike features a magnificent spectacle of corals and anemones, myriads of multicolored fish, crustaceans, groupers, morays, and sea turtles. You’ll then walk to the lighthouse to discover the dogfish and lemurs perched in the trees. You’ll eat a picnic lunch here and then return to the hotel in the afternoon.

Main Destination: Nosy Be
Accommodation: Loharano Hotel
Mid-range hotel located on Nosy Be
Meals & Drinks: Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
9 Days Madagascar Tour

Day 7-8: Nosy Be

It is up to you in terms of what you’d like to do for the rest of your stay. You might enjoy diving or going on bike rides along the wild beaches. Nosy Be offers a wide range of activities for you to enjoy. Give free reign to your imagination and go on an adventure!

Main Destination: Nosy Be
Accommodation: Loharano Hotel
Mid-range hotel located on Nosy Be
Meals & Drinks: Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)

Day 9: Flight Home

Today you will be transferred to the airport for your flight home. We hope you have thoroughly enjoyed your adventure with us, and we are looking forward to meeting you again soon. Veloma!

Main Destination: No major destination visited
Accommodation: No accommodation

End of 9 Days Madagascar Tour


ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: All visitors to Madagascar must have a valid passport with at least 4 consecutive blanks pages.  Any applicable visa and/or relevant documentation are the responsibility of the traveller.  For further information on Visa requirements visitors are advised to contact their nearest Madagascar Embassy or Consulate.
VOLTAGE: 220 Volts/AC50Hz. Sockets are UK style, 3 pin square plugs. Power is from the government in the city/major towns and generator with inverter back up in the Safari Lodges and Camps.
CURRENCY: Foreign currency must be changed at the Bank, Bureau de Change, and Hotel/Safari lodge/Camp/Resort.   Major Credit Cards, Master card, Visa, American Express, are usually accepted throughout the country.  Where credit cards are accepted, the payment will normally be recorded in US$ regardless of the card’s default currency.
CLOTHING: Dress is mainly informal and should be comfortable as well as practical. Something warm should be brought along for early morning and evenings. Safari clothes are available from hotels/lodges/camps.
BAGGAGE: Where possible, travel light. Baggage space on safari is limited to medium suitcase or soft bag per person plus reasonable amount of hand luggage. There is 15 Kilogram per person limit on all flights to the wildlife sanctuaries. Excess luggage must be stored in your arrival hotel.
WATER: You will find many different of opinion of what is safe and what is not. We recommend for peace of mind, to drink local Bottled Mineral water. It is important to drink plenty of water especially during the hotter months. We would recommend that guests drink at least 2 to 3 liters of water per day to limit the effects of dehydration.
HEALTH; East Africa is a safe and secure destination; however, it is a good idea to take a few precautions.  Kindly consult your GP or local doctor at least 6 weeks before you travel, with regards: Malaria prophylactics. East Africa is a known malaria area and preventive measures are essential. You are advised to take one of the recommended anti-malarial drugs.  Be sure to wear long sleeved shorts and trousers after sunset and spray the exposed parts of your body with a mosquito repellent spray Remember to protect yourself from direct sun rays with sunscreen cream or safari hat.
DIETARY REQUIREMENTS: For those guests with specific dietary requirement, please ensure we are notified prior to travel
GRATUITIES: As a guideline and dependent on how happy you are, we would suggest the following: The General Hotel/Lodge/Camp Staff – Approximately U$ 10.00 per person per day Driver Guides – Approximately US$ 15.00 to US$ 20.00 per person per day.
PHOTOGRAPHY: Please be careful when photographing public buildings, airports, bridges, the national flag and people in uniform.  Ensure that you have sought permission before photographing local people and their villages.  If in doubt, please check with your guide.

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  • Park fees(For non-residents)
  • All activities(Unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation(Unless listed as upgrade)
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation(Unless labeled as optional)
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Round trip airport transfer
  • Meals(As specified in the day-by-day section)
  • International flights(From/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips(Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
  • Personal items(Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees

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Accepts Credit Cards
Car Parking
Free Coupons
Laundry Service
Outdoor Seating
Smoking Allowed
Wireless Internet

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