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A Glimpse of Nosy Be

Nosy Be, Madagascar

A Glimpse of Nosy Be


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This tour serves to acquaint you with the island's main points of interest in a short amount of time.

Traveling from the pier, you will enjoy a drive around this delightful island which is also referred to as the perfume island due to the wonderful Ylang-Ylang trees that grow here. The oil from the flowers of the Ylang-Ylang tree are extracted and used in the making of perfumes and lotions. During your tour, a stop will be made at a Ylang-Ylang distillery where you can observe this process in action.

As you continue your exploration of the island, you will travel through Hell Ville and also view the island's sugar fields, fruit and spice plantations. You will also stop in Dzamandzar, the second largest town in Nosy Be, famous for its unique balloon shaped houses. Afer having the opportunity to interact with some local villagers, you will next make your way to Andilana Beach, considered the most beautiful beach in Nosy Be. Enjoy a soft drink and folk performance here at the Loulou Belvedere Restaurant. You will also have the opportunity for a refreshing swim in the crystal clear waters.

Finally, you will make your way back to the port, stopping en route for a chance to purchase some local souvenirs.

Need to Know:

Note: This tour includes a limited amount of walking, mainly at the guests' discretion during the stops; however, there will be natural and uneven surfaces to negotiate. The tour available to wheelchair guests who have a collapsible wheelchair, are able to make their own way on and off the bus, and have an able-bodied companion to assist them. Those with mobility concerns are cautioned to carefully evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Light weight, casual clothing; a hat; sunglasses; sunscreen, insect repellant and flat, comfortable walking shoes are suggested. Those who wish to swim at the beach should wear a swim suit under their clothes (there are no changing facilities) and bring a towel from the ship. Guests should bring along small denominations of Euros or U.S. dollars for any purchases they may wish to make. The transportation used is the best available in this destination; however, it may not be up to the same standards as found in other parts of the world and may not be air-conditioned.

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Scenic & City Tours

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Tours with this activity level involve walking over relatively level terrain, possibly some cobblestone, gravel, or a few steps. Comfortable shoes are recommended.
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