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15 Days Tour in the Paradise Islands : Nosy Be and Sainte Marie

This tour will take you to the two most visited islands of Madagascar : Nosy Be and Sainte Marie.

Safari tour package: A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Prices: $2227 - $2641
Includes internal flights: No
Length of safari: 15 days
Best months: April - December
Countries visited: Madagascar Madagascar
Parks visited: Andasibe-Mantadia, Ankarana
Activity level: Moderate - Game walks, Cultural visits
Safari type:
  • Cultural
  • Birding
  • Boating
During 15 days, you will discover the most visited spot in Madagascar : Nosy Be. You will also spend your holiday on the white-sand beaches of Sainte Marie during 3 days. Besides, you will explore many interesting places like the Emerald Sea, the 3 Bays, the Red Tsingy, Ankarana and Andasibe National Parks.

Day 1 - Antananarivo

Reception at Ivato Antananarivo airport and transfer to the hotel. Overnight at the hôtel

 

Day 2 : Antananarivo - Andasibe (3h - 150km)

Departure towards Andasibe. Stop at Marozevo for a visit of the exotic park Peyrieras which is the paradise of chameleons, geckos, butterflies, crocodiles, lemurs, snakes, but also aquatic plants. In the afternoon, visit of the Vakona private reserve : discovery of some tamed lemurs widespread throughout the sparsed islets. Overnight at the hotel. Included: Breakfast and Dinner.

 

Day 3 : Andasibe

In the morning, visit of the special reserve of Analamazaotra, where you can observe a great diversity of fauna and flora, including Indri indri which has several features : it is the largest and the most noisy lemurs. The indri is also interesting due to the fact that it has no tail and above all, it is monogamous. In all, 12 species of lemurs live in this reserve, including the tawny lemur. Free afternoon. Overnight at the hotel. Included: Breakfast and Dinner.

 

Day 4 : Andasibe - Tamatave (4h15 - 215km)

Early departure for Tamatave. In the afternoon, visit the city whose port is the largest in Madagascar. Overnight at the hotel. Included: Breakfast and Dinner.

 

Day 5 : Tamatave - Soanieran'Ivongo - Sainte Marie (165km / 4h30mn + 1h30mn of navigation)

Transfer to the port of Soanieran'Ivongo, then embarkment aboard a boat to reach Sainte Marie (Nosy Boraha), one of the most popular destinations in Madagascar. Reception and transfer to the hotel. Spend an unforgettable holiday on an authentic island in this place that offers all the opportunities that a traveler looking for a total change of scenery aspires: whale safari (July to September), whale festival (July), diving centers, expedition in primitive forests, magnificent beaches, water sports, etc ... Free afternoon. Overnight at the hotel. Included: Breakfast and Dinner.

 

Day 6 : Sainte marie

Free stay at Sainte Marie . Possibility to go sightseeing. Overnight at the hotel. Included: Breakfast and Dinner.

 

Day 7 : Sainte Marie - Antananarivo (1 hour flight)

Transfer to the airport and flight to Antananarivo. Reception and transfer to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel. Included: Breakfast and Dinner.

*Domestic flight not included in the tour price - you can book it on www.tsaradia.com (between 150 and 250 euros)

 

Day 8 : Antananarivo - Diégo Suarez

Transfer to the airport for flight to Diégo Suarez. Pick up at Diego's airport and transfer to the hotel. Excursion to the 3 bays: the dune bay, the pigeon bay and the Sakalava bay. You will appreciate the beautiful beach with fine white sand, and the splendor of the turquoise sea in this area. Towards the end of the afternoon, return to Diégo Suarez. Overnight at the hotel. Included: Breakfast, Picnic Lunch and Dinner.

*Domestic flight not included in the tour price - you can book it on www.tsaradia.com (between 150 and 250 euros)

 

Day 9 : Diego Suarez - Emerald Sea (1 hour crossing)

Departure for an excursion in the Emerald Sea, the ideal location for nautical activities, such as snorkeling. The exploration of the seabed in this place is similar to a visit in a natural aquarium, owing to the turquoise color of the local sea. These activities are optional. By the late afternoon, return to Diégo Suarez. Overnight at the hotel. Included: Breakfast, Picnic Lunch and Dinner.

 

Day 10 : Diégo Suarez - Tsingy red (60km - 1h30) / Tsingy red - Ankarana (50 km - 2h) - 2h)

Visit of the impressive red Tsingy, a smaller version of the majestic Tsingy of Ankarana and red, composed of sandstone, marl and laterites. Overnight at the hotel. Included: Breakfast and Dinner.

 

Day 11 : Ankarana

Day dedicated to the expedition in the Ankarana National Park, an exceptional site whose figures speak for themselves: 18 225 ha area, 60 species of reptiles and amphibians, 96 species of birds, 50 species of molluscs , 14 species of bats, 11 species of lemurs, and the apotheosis, 330 plant species. We will discover the famous Tsingy (formation of sharp peaks limestones), caves (the most famous is the phenomenal Cave Cathedral), canyons, large black parrots, bats. Overnight at the hotel. Included: Breakfast, Picnic Lunch and Dinner.

 

Day 12 : Ankarana - Ankify (175 km - 4 hrs) - Nosy Be (25 km - 1h 30mn of navigation)

Early departure towards Ankify. Along the way, discover some plantations of geranium, cocoa, coffee, ylang ylang ... Once arrived at Ankify, embarkation aboard a boat to reach Nosy Be island, one of the best tourist destinations in the world and the favorite place of travelers who come to Madagascar. Pick up at Nosy Be port and transfer to the hotel. Free time during which it is possible to do several activities: dhow or catamaran cruise, snorkeling and scuba diving, water sports (surfing, windsurfing, kitesurfing), safaris (whale safari, whale shark safari, dolphin, turtle), excursions to the neighboring islets (Nosy Komba or lemur island, Nosy Iranja or turtle island, Nosy Sakatia, Nosy Tanikely which is an underwater national reserve with sublime coral beds , and wildlife such as multicolored fish) that demonstrate the biodiversity richness of Madagascar. Overnight at the hotel. Included : Breakfast and Dinner.

 

Day 13 : Nosy Be

Free stay. Overnight at the hotel. Included: Breakfast and Dinner.

 

Day 14 : Nosy Be - Antananarivo

Transfer to the airport and return flight to Antananarivo. Pick up at Ivato airport and transfer to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel. Included: Breakfast and Dinner.

* Domestic flight not included in the tour price - you can book it on www.tsaradia.com (between 150 and 250 euros)

* You can take your international flight directly at Nosy Be Airport, if you manage to get an international ticket on this day, and as a result, you will have a PRICE REDUCTION given that you will not have to spend another night in Antananarivo, and you will not have to take the domestic flight Nosy Be - Antananarivo either.

 

Day 15 : Antananarivo - International flight

Visit of the dike craft market. Transfer to the airport for return flight. Included: Breakfast.

Listed below are hotels/lodges/resorts that the safari tour operator can accomodate for you.

  • Accomodation in 2 and 3-star hotels ; in a 4-star hotel in Antananarivo.
A friendly lemur
A friendly lemur by Bio D Island
Turquoise sea in Nosy Be
Turquoise sea in Nosy Be by Bio D Island
A friendly boa
A friendly boa by Bio D Island
White-sand beach in Nosy Iranja
White-sand beach in Nosy Iranja by Bio D Island
Boating for half a day.
Boating for half a day. by Bio D Island

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