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Nosy Be/Nosy Komba, Madagascar-port

Discover exotic Nosy Be with its rich air fragrant from native spices and flowers and, neighboring Nosy Komba with its lemur population found only in this part of the world. Beginwith a stroll around the city center of Hellville in Nosy Be, visiting the open marketplace. Then hire a driver to take you on an island tour to see the bright blue volcanic lakes, or hire a boat to take you to Nosy Komba to visit the lemurs. Back in Nosy Be, shop for locally made perfume, distilled rum, finelinens and hand carved wooden art. Enjoy some of the fresh local seafood prepared with the local spices in this colorful and aromatic destination.

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Below is a list of those shore excursions previously offered in this port. For information on which shore excursions will be offered on a particular cruise, please reference the specific itinerary of that cruise.

Free Excursions

Regent Choice Excursions

  • Light Activity /Walking Light Activity /Walking
  • Seated Tour Seated Tour
  • Moderate Activity/Walking Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Most Active or Strenuous Most Active or Strenuous
  • Minimal Activity Required Minimal Activity Required
  • Regent Choice Regent Choice
  • Meal Meal
  • Evening Tour Evening Tour
  • A Glimpse of Nosy Be
    Seated TourMinimal Activity Required
  • Eastern Nosy Be, Marodoka & Madirokely Beach
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Executive Collection Full Day Car
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Executive Collection Full Day Van
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Executive Collection Half Day Car
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Executive Collection Half Day Van
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Highlights of Northwestern Nosy Be
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Lokobe Natural Reserve
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Nosy Komba - Isle of Lemurs
    Light Activity /WalkingRegent Choice
  • Open-Air Market & Sacred Tree
    Light Activity /WalkingMinimal Activity Required

A Glimpse of Nosy Be

Seated Tour Minimal Activity Required

Duration: 5 hours

Tour Code: NOS-005

This compact 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.

During your tour around the island, you will travel through Hell Ville and also view the island's sugar fields, fruit and spice plantations. A drive up Mont Passot affords you with marvelous views of the twin lakes of Sakatia Island.

Finally, you will make your way back to the port where your tour concludes.

Please note: This tour includes a limited amount of walking, mainly at the guests' discretion during stops; however, there will be natural and uneven surfaces to negotiate. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests and 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. 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.