General

Day 1. Paris – Antananarivo

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Flight to Antananarivo. Arrival in the evening, reception and transfer to your hotel.

Maison Gallieni – Night and breakfast.

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Day 2. Antananarivo – Nosy Be – Russians Bay

Flight to Nosy Be. Reception at the airport of Nosy Be and transfer by car to the crater harbour. Boarding and we will go directly to Nosy Tanikely Marine Reserve. Equipped with masks, fins and snorkels, we will take the time to explore the extraordinary seabed of the lagoon. Lunch on board, then sailing to the Russians Bay. Stunning place of anchorage.

Dinner and overnight stay on board.

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Day 3. To Nosy Iranja and Baramamay

Departure early in the morning for a two-and-a-half-hour sailing to reach the islands of Nosy Iranja, 2 islands connected by a sumptuous white sand bank. Grounding and discovery of the village, walk to the lighthouse. Kayaking, snorkeling in the turquoise waters and farniente. Lunch on board. Departure at 4.00pm for a one-hour boat trip to join Baramahamay’s stunning anchorage, a long arm of river very protected and nestled between a primary forest and mangroves.

Dinner and overnight stay on board.

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Day 4. Sailing to the Radamas

After a good breakfast on board, we will go ashore to visit an authentic fishermen’s village. An extraordinary moment of encounters and discovery of a way of life that is in total communion with nature and the sea. We will then leave in the middle of the morning to join Nosy Kalakajoro, the first island of the splendid archipelago of Radama. We will get to a very beautiful beach. Lunch. Afternoon discovery of the island, swimming, kayaking or snorkeling.

Dinner and overnight stay on board.

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Day 5. To Antanimora Island

Two-and-a-half-hour sailing towards the island of Antanimora, up to the coral barrier, ideal place for troll fishing. We will spend the rest of the day swimming, snorkeling and lazing around in this magical place.

Dinner and overnight stay on board, in front of a very beautiful and long beach of white sand.

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Day 6. The private island of Nosy Saba

Departure at 7.30 am for the private island of Nosy Saba, 2h30 to reach the beautiful beach of the southeast tip of the island. Snorkeling and kayaking in the lagoon, depending on your desires. Lunch on board. Then, 3-hour drive to the old prison of Nosy Lava.

Dinner and overnight stay on board.

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Day 7. Great sailing day

Departure from 7am for a sailing day, alternating regular and motor sailing.

We will take advantage of these 6h30 to fish along the coast. At lunchtime, we will get to the fabulous bay of Moramba, also called the Malagasy bay of Along. Surreal and sublime landscapes, incredible vegetation and improbable baobab trees fixed on volcanic mushrooms.

Dinner and overnight stay on board.

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Day 8. Day in the Bay of Moramba

We will spend the day in this magical place. The Bay of Moramba has a breathtaking natural beauty. This very particular ecosystem is composed of limestone islands (or Tsingy), covered with baobab forest. There, we can find some endemic bird species and lemurs cattas. Beautiful kayak tours planned in the bay.

Dinner and overnight stay on board.

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Day 9. Settling in Anjajavy – Relais Châteaux

Breakfast and departure around 08:30. Reach the very private hotel of Anjajavy, unique ” Relais and Châteaux ” of Madagascar. End of the cruise on the Anjajavy side where we will stay in the one and only Relais Châteaux de Madagascar. Check-in at the hotel.

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Day 10 – Day 11 – Day 12. Stay at the Relais Châteaux

Free stay – full board.

About the Lodge: It has spacious and comfortable villas, all facing the sea.

Anjajavy Hotel has set up discreet paths leading to the 7 coves near the hotel: you will often be left alone to enjoy the Mozambique Channel and the distant ballet of the triangular sailing canoes. If you prefer the swimming pool, the hotel has a 200-square-meter infinity pool that is filled with sea water.

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Day 13. Anjajavy – Antananarivo

Private flight to Antananarivo. Vehicle and guide available for a stroll and shopping in Tana. Night flight to Paris.

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Highlights

  • A mosaic of extraordinary ecosystem and scenery that are typical to small islands: rich seabeds,
  • clear sea, sandy white beaches. mangroves, lagoons, …
  • A unique biodiversity: colourful fishes, lemurs, turtles, chameleons, medicinal plants, baobabs, precious woods…
  • Possibility to see marine mammals (humpback whales from August to September, whale sharks from October to mid-December).
  • Original activities: fishing, swimming with turtles or colourful fishes in the natural aquarium of Nosy Tanikely’s reserve, snorkelling, kayaking…
  • Meeting the villagers and the islanders. Discovering their daily life in a “moramora” style. It is a Malagasy philosophy that consists in taking life easy.
  • Wonderful sunsets that are typical to the western part of Madagascar.

Prices

Let's board a catamaran and sail to one of the most beautiful archipelagos of Madagascar: the Radama. The Radama islands hide extraordinary treasures: basalt organs, coral islands, mangrove forests, fabulous lagoons, colorful and rich seabeds ... We will take the time to meet the local people as we stop in some pretty little villages of fishermen nestled in the bottom of small wild bays.

Then, we will go to the only Relais & Châteaux of the Big Island: Anjajavy.