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Nosy Be Island Getaway

Overview

Escape to the tropical paradise of Nosy Be in Madagascar. 

The Nosy Be Archipelago is situated off the north-west coast of Madagascar. It’s tropical climate and superb location makes it Madagascar’s best-loved beach-resort destination. Known as “the perfumed island”, it is popular with tourist yet hugely laid-back with sugar cane plantations, rum distilleries, ylang ylang bushes and lounging lemurs. It offers some amazing snorkelling and diving opportunities and beautiful primary forests with a great wildlife.

Vanila Hotel & Spa
Located on the West Coast of Nosy Be and surrounded by a tropical garden overlooking the Indian Ocean, the three-star Vanila Hotel & Spa offers a 24-hour front desk, two restaurants and a bar. The rooms are decorated in warm colours and are furnished with fine wood from Madagascar. Rooms are fitted with a satellite TV, air conditioning and tea-and-coffee-making facilities. The rooms have a view of the sea or garden. Vanila Hotel & Spa has an à la carte and buffet restaurant. Guests can unwind and relax in the spa or enjoy a refreshing swim in the swimming pool which has views of the sea. An array of optional activities can also be enjoyed including horse riding, diving, snorkelling and golf at a charge.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival

Welcome to Madagascar. On arrival at the Nosy-Be Fascène International Airport you will be met and assisted with the formalities. You will then be transferred to your local hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure.

Nosy Be is famous for its perfumed plant, Ylang Ylang, but also for its beautiful sandy beaches... a true paradise. The island is situated on the north-west coast of Madagascar and is characterized by hills, valleys, plantations of sugar cane, fragrant flower bushes and some primary forests.

Overnight at the Vanila Hotel & Spa in an Ocean View Room including dinner.

Day 2: Nosy Be

Spend the day at leisure.

Overnight at the Vanila Hotel & Spa in an Ocean View Room including breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 3: Nosy Be Island Tour

After breakfast, depart on an island tour. The tour includes:
- a tour of Hell Ville, the capital of Nosy Be
- visit the markets that offer fresh vegetables, spices, fruit and Malagasy handicraft
- a brief visit to the harbour with some free time for shopping
- visit the sacred tree, a big banyan tree, which is over 200 years old
- lunch at one of the best restaurants on the island
- end the day with a visit to Andilana Beach to the extreme north, one of the most beautiful beaches of Nosy Be, passing Djamandjar city with its colonial buildings and old rum factory

Overnight at the Vanila Hotel & Spa in an Ocean View Room including breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 4: Nosy Komba & Nosy Tanikely

Today you depart by boat to the islands of Nosy Komba, known as the lemur island, and Nosy Tanikely which is a marine reserve.

On Nosy Komba you will visit the fisherman’s village and the lemur reserve for a chance to view these curious creatures. From here you proceed to Nosy Tanikely, a small island situated about 40 minutes by boat from Nosy Komba. This is an underwater reserve with multi-coloured coral reefs just a few meters below the surface. It is one of the best snorkelling sites in the area, though there is no need to be an experienced diver to observe the colourful spectacle. Return to the hotel late afternoon.

Overnight at the Vanila Hotel & Spa in an Ocean View Room including breakfast, picnic lunch and dinner.

Day 5: Nosy Be

Spend the day at leisure.

Overnight at the Vanila Hotel & Spa in an Ocean View Room including breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 6: Nosy Be

Spend the day at leisure.

Overnight at the Vanila Hotel & Spa in an Ocean View Room including breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 7: Nosy Be

Spend the day at leisure.

Overnight at the Vanila Hotel & Spa in an Ocean View Room including breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 8: Nosy Be

Enjoy breakfast this morning before check-out and private transfer to the airport according to your flight schedule.

Breakfast

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Dates

Subject to availability on request

Rates

PACKAGE COST
Based on 2 guests, sharing 1 double/ twin room.

Valid: 02 December 2018 To 22 December 2018
Per Person Sharing: EUR 1,305.00

Valid: 23 December 2018 To 31 October 2019
Per Person Sharing: EUR 1,380.00

Included

  • Return international airfare, excluding taxes (Johannesburg – Nosy Be – Johannesburg)
  • Return airport/ hotel transfers 
  • 7 Nights accommodation at Vanila Hotel in an Ocean View Room 
  • All meals, starting with dinner on day 1, ending with breakfast on day 8
  • Full day Nosy Be Island tour inclusive of lunch
  • Full day excursion to Nosy Komba and Nosy Tanikely inclusive of picnic lunch
  • Administrative hotel fees

Excluded

  • International flights taxes (approximately ZAR 4,600.00 per person, subject to change due to daily exchange rate fluctuations)
  • All drinks
  • Optional activities, not specified
  • Items of a personal nature such as telephone calls, laundry
  • Gratuities at time of services
  • Visa Fees (payable direct and in cash approx. EUR 35 per person, subject to change)
  • Comprehensive Travel Insurance

NOTES:

  • This is a quotation only. 
  • All services and flight fares are subject to availability and rate of exchange changes. 
  • Valid for SA residents only.
  • Madagascar is a malaria area and a Yellow Fever Certificate may be required, depending on travel history. Please contact your travel clinic or physician prior to departure.
  • Travel insurance is essential.
  • South African Passport Holders require a visa which can be issued upon arrival.
  • Lunches mentioned in the program may be picnic/ packed lunches.