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The other face of Nosy Be

Tropical beaches, dream backdrops, snorkeling and … lots of relaxation

Tour description

Nosy Be is the symbol of Madagascar, with its transparent sea, white beaches, rainforest, turtles and lemurs. An island that is, at the same time, an earthly paradise, for its inestimable heritage of biodiversity, and one of the most popular destinations for tourists.

But our vision of Nosy Be is different, far from the typical itineraries of mass tourism, following unusual and exciting routes. With this trip you will discover the truest and wildest part of these places; you will get excited by enjoying its natural wonders but also by coming into contact with the communities that live there and with the associations that are working here for local development.

An unforgettable experience that you will carry with you forever.

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Rates

Prices vary depending on the season, availability and number of people. Contact us indicating your needs and we will be happy to provide you with a detailed quote.

  • Transfer to and from airports
  • Transfer by speedboat / boat / pirogue
  • Accommodation in hotels mentioned in the program or similar
  • Tourist taxes and tourist vignettes
  • Treatment as planned in the program
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • Tickets for parks and various tourist sites
  • Madagascar National Park (MNP) certified guides for visits to parks
  • Solidarity share intended for local associations
  • International flights / airport taxes / entry visas and travel insurance
  • Transfer to and from port (tuk tuk about 1000Ar (€ 0.25) per person each way)
  • Benefits not mentioned in the program
  • Night visit to the turtle beach in Nosy Iranjia (50.000 ar about 10 €)
  • Tips and personal expenses
  • Lunches where not foreseen
  • Drinks outside and during meals
  • MEDICAL / LUGGAGE / PERSONNEL INSURANCE
  • Anything not expressly indicated in the “included” item
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Duration: 9 days

This is a “standard” program, which arises from our in-depth knowledge of the area; if you want to add or delete some stages, you can increase or decrease the number of days. We remain available to help you work out the best route.

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Difficulty: easy

Path accessible to all including children.

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Equipment

Comfortable equipment! Shorts, T-shirts, Cotton Shirts, Canvas Pants, Light Sweaters, Between Season Jacket, Walking Shoes and Tennis Shoes, Rain Cape, Flip Flops, Hat, Sunglasses, Full Screen Sunscreen, Fleece, Swiss Army Knife, Basket Bag, lighter, flashlight, binoculars, camera.

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Flights

Domestic and international flights are NOT included in the tour. 

Itinerary

DAY 1 - Discovering Hell-Ville

Let your wonderful journey begin to discover the other face of Nosy Be, the wildest and most authentic one.

After being met at the airport, we will take you to Hell-Ville, the main town on the island. The afternoon will be all yours: you can stroll through the streets of the town, admiring its colonial buildings, enter the lively cafes and enjoy the shade of the bougainvillea and frangipani trees.

Accommodation at: Tamana Hostel or similar  

DAY 2 - Emotions in Nosy Komba

Immediately after breakfast, we will go to visit the characteristic Hell-Ville market. After the morning of shopping, we will embark for the island of Nosy Komba, where we will have the opportunity to meet the volunteer association H4O and to get in touch with the local development projects they are carrying out. Finally, we will spend the night in the village of Anjiabè, in an accommodation facility managed by the locals.

Accommodation at: Chez Remo and Berenice  or similar  

DAY 3 - Among lemurs and turtles in Nosy Tanikely

Our departure is scheduled at dawn: we will thus take advantage of the early hours of the day to enjoy the wonders of the island of Nosy Tanikely, without the presence of other tourists. We will then get on a private boat to this paradise on earth, where we will be able to snorkel and swim with the turtles.

On our way to the lighthouse, we will have the opportunity to meet makako lemurs, a rare species. In the morning we will reach Ampangorina, the largest village on the island, to have lunch on the beach. In the afternoon we will go to visit the local park with its specimens of lemurs, snakes and chameleons.

Accommodation at: Chez Remo and Berenice or similar  

DAY 4 - The sacred tree of Nosy Be

At dawn we will embark to return to Nosy Be: here, after having breakfast at the hotel, we will go to see the sacred tree, where many Malagasy go on pilgrimage, bringing gifts, to pray and invoke their blessing.

In the afternoon we will head to the Mont Passot waterfalls, a volcanic hill which is also the highest vantage point on the island, from which we will admire the sunset.

Accommodation at: Tamana Hostel or similar  

DAY 5 - Relax in Nosy Iranjia

A whole day dedicated to the sea and relaxation on the island of Nosy Iranjia, to which we will embark immediately after breakfast.

The evening will hold several surprises. First of all, a night visit to the turtle beach. The rest is to be discovered!

Accommodation at: Le Zahir Lodge or similar  

DAY 6 - Lunch with Bolò and his family

This day will also be dedicated to relaxation but also to get to know the inhabitants of the island and their traditions. We will spend the morning on the deserted beaches of Nosy Iranja, swimming in its crystal clear waters. 

We will then share lunch with Bolò and his family and, finally, we will return to Nosy Be by boat.

Accommodation at: Tamana Hostel or similar  

DAY 7 - By pirogue in the Lokobè Forest

We will embark early in the morning on a rowing and sailing pirogue and we will leave for the Lokobe Forest, following an adventurous path, different from those of mass tourism. We will then stop on a small structure, reachable only from the sea, where we will be able to relax and have our lunch.

At the end of the excursion, in the afternoon, we will return, fishing bolentino from the boat and observing the park from the boat again.

Accommodation at: Tamana Hostel or similar  

DAY 8 - On the beaches of Nosy Sakatia

Early in the morning we will embark for a small island, Nosy Sakatia, still little known to tourists and not in the classic itineraries. Here we will have the opportunity to relax on its pristine white beaches, in the shade of palm trees, fruit trees and tropical flowers. We will also be able to snorkel in the transparent waters that surround the island. In the late afternoon we will return to Nosy Be to spend the last evening of our adventure trip here.

Accommodation at: Tamana Hostel or similar  

DAY 9 - Return home

On the last day of our trip to Madagascar we will visit Nosy Be, savoring its colors and scents. Upon boarding, we will be transferred to Ivato airport and from the window we will greet these places that will inexorably become part of us.

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