TO THE HEART OF NOSY BE BY JEEP
Sightseeing, Nature excursion, Entertainment, Meal included
This excursion gives us the opportunity to feel like a VIP for the day at the heart of Nosy Be: enchanting views of land and sea, picturesque villages and expanses of ylang-ylang, a glass of champagne on Mount Passot and an exclusive lunch at an enchanting location, concluding with the great Sacred Tree and a plunge into the local culture.
What we will see
- Hinterland and coast of Nosy Be
- Typical villages
- Mount Passot and an aperitif with champagne
- Lunch of fish and meat
- Sacred tree and eco-museum
What we will do
- On board local jeeps, we begin our adventure to discover Nosy Be and along the way we can admire the exuberant nature typical of the island.
- We'll enjoy a truly unique spectacle as we take in the enormous stretches of ylang-ylang cultivation, interspersed with breathtaking panoramas with soft, green hills, bays with pure white sand and turquoise seas.
- We'll discover small villages of huts where life is simple, peaceful and appears to stand still, and we'll be fascinated by the herds of exotic zebu, the equivalent of our ordinary cows, wandering about on the beach.
- We'll then climb the slopes of Mount Passot to its summit, at an altitude of 320 metres above sea level, to savour its enchanting 360-degree views over the island and coast.
- Here a delicious champagne and fruit aperitif awaits us, a relaxing break that will heighten our enjoyment of such an evocative location.
- We then arrive at a restaurant where we'll enjoy an intimate lunch: immersed in a well-tended garden by the sea, we'll savour dishes of fish and meat. Our glasses filled with a cooled wine specially selected by the chef, we can toast this moment of Madagascan magic.
- In the afternoon we continue the excursion, stopping at the so-called Sacred Tree, an enormous ficus religiosa that, with its cascading roots and enormous trunk, covers an enormous surface area.
- We can literally climb inside the trunk for a curious and mystical experience. It's a great opportunity to find out more about the local traditions and animist culture.
- We then visit a small yet fascinating eco-museum where, through displays and photographs, we learn about the history of Nosy Be and its inhabitants and the island's flora and fauna.
What you need to know
- Transport and facilities in Madagascar are not necessarily of the standard usually found in developed countries.
- The excursion involves long stretches on foot. As such, we recommend wearing suitably sporty clothing and comfortable shoes.
- To enter the Holy Tree, participants must first remove their shoes. We therefore recommend you bring a pair of socks, a pareo or sarong to cover your legs and a shawl to cover your shoulders.
- We recommend bringing insect repellent.
- Places on this excursion are limited. We recommend booking early.
- The tour does not feature a guide however a local escort will be present.
- The capacity for the jeeps is for 4 people.