Day 1: Tana
Arriving at Ivato international airport, clear customs and meet Ortour representative for transfer to the Hotel Chalet des Roses (midrange) or Tana Hotel (top) for overnight.
Day 2: Tana - Diego - Ankarana
Early transfer to airport for flight to Diego Suarez, unique port on the northern tip of the island. Meet and drive to the beautiful Ankarana, The park of Ankarana spreads over 18,225 ha. Ankarana is the western extension of a chalky massif of the medium Jurassic that emerges from a basaltic plain located above 50m over the sea level. The plateau, that is a greatly eroded karst formation in surface, is constituted by a lapiaz of Tsingy. Overnight at Hotel Relais d’Ankarana (High - midrange), or chez Aurelien (low midrange)
Day 3: Ankarana - Montagne d’Ambre
Morning visit at the park, 11 species of lemurs live in Ankarana. Besides, it is in this park that the famous Propithecus perrieri, known under the vernacular name of Black Sifaka was seen for the last time by the agents of the park in 1995 and1996. The biological inventories of Ankarana reported 50 herpetofauna species with 40 reptiles and 10 amphibians, also reported 96 species of birds, 50 species of mollusks and a huge number of snails of the tsingy. 14 species of bats, either the half of the bats of Madagascar lives in the underground cave of Ankarana. After the visit, drive to Montagne d’Ambre. Overnight at the Monaster Lodge (mid range) or Nature Lodge (top).
Day 4: Montagne d’Ambre - Diego - Ramena
Morning walk through the forest. The national park of the amber Mountain spreads on 23,010 ha of which 18,200 ha for the National Park and 4,810 ha for the Reserve Special Forest of amber. It is a volcanic massif covered of forest spreading on 850 to 1,475 m. Six lakes and several streams and rivers furrow the park. The Amber Mountain is a high place of endemicity with 77 species of birds, seven species of lemurs and 24 species of amphibian. This park counts 1,020 plant species listed. We will spend the rest of the afternoon in Diégo and the surrounding (Ramena beach and the lovely view of the French‘s mountain). Overnight at the hotel Jardin Exotique (midrange) or Grand hotel (top).
Day 5: Diego - Tana
Transfer to the Airport and take the flight to Tana and fly home.
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