From Diego Suarez to Nosy Be

A week to discover Northern Madagascar: Diego- Suarez and Nosy Be! Come along on a memorable adventure made of human encounters in the heart of a unique nature, among endemic trees and orchids, Tsingy, extraterrestrial fauna, beaches and turquoise sea populated by a multicolored fauna…

In Antsiranana (known as Diego Suarez), we will discover streets invaded by Renault 4 cars and colonnaded houses. On the second day, we will set off for Amber Mountain National Park (300,000 ha), renowned for its ...

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Day 1Antananarivo > Diego Suarez

Antananarivo - Diego Suarez I Antsiranana

  • Welcome upon arrival in Antananarivo, and connecting flight to Diego Suarez.

    The Détours Madagascar team welcomes you at the airport. Visit of the city with its colonnaded houses, its market and its port. Lunch and afternoon free.

Accommodation: Hôtel 3 étoiles

Day 2Diego > Amber Mountain > Diego

Amber Mountain - Amber Mountain

  • A full day visiting the Amber Mountain National Park. This volcanic Quaternary structure is 300 000 ha wide. The diversity of its fauna and flora makes it one of the most visited natural parks in the Northern part of Madagascar.
    Accompanied by a local guide, we will discover this very interesting botanical site, by the Thousand Trees Way, going from lichen to orchids, from various species of palm trees to "strangling" ficus, and passing by the ramy, an endemic tree whose sap has a strong turpentine smell.
    Animals are not left aside, with 11 species of lemurs living inside the park : among them the crowned lemur, the Sanford Lemur, and also one of the smallest chameleons in the world, Brookesia tuberculata (barely 3 cm long, including the tail). We will need the trained eye of our local guide to spot this one.

    We might also spot the uroplatus, a flat gecko whose nickname is the King of Camouflage, because he covers up perfectly with the trees' bark on which he sits.

    Picnic lunch at the Roussettes Forest station, and back to the hotel at the end of the day.

Breakfast: Hôtel 3 étoiles
Lunch: Picnic during the hike
Accommodation: Hôtel 3 étoiles
1h 30m - 100km
Red Tsingy
40m - 30km
Ankarana

Day 3Diego > Ankarana

Diego Suarez I Antsiranana - Red Tsingy

  • From the small village of Sadjoavato, we will do a little detour towards the village of Irodo, to visit the Red Tsingy. Made of stoneware, limestone, marl and laterite rich in iron oxide (which gives them their red colour), the Red Tsingy are the result of the erosion of a layered ground uncovered by deforestation. This unreal place, which can be visited by foot, is pretty outlandish, and definitely worth seeing.

Red Tsingy - Ankarana

  • We then reach again the National 6 and head towards Mahamasina, doorstep of the Ankarana Tsingy.

Breakfast: Hôtel 3 étoiles
Lunch: Picnic during the hike
Accommodation: 2 stars hotel
Ankarana
4h - 180km
Ankify

Day 4Ankarana > Ankarana Tsingy National Park > Ankify

Ankarana - Ankify

  • Accompanied by a local guide, we leave for a walk to the foot of the Ankarana Tsingy National Park. Endemic fauna is present everywhere: lemurs, Mongoose, bats, owls…

    The picturesque sites and landscapes are not left with the Tsingy Rary and turrets of Tsingy. Picnic lunch along the way.

  • Road to Ankify, village by the sea. We will discover the coffee, ylang ylang and cocoa plantations located along the road.

Breakfast: 2 stars hotel
Lunch: Picnic during the hike
Accommodation: Ankify Lodge | Ankify
Ankify

Day 5 - 6Ankify > Nosy Be

Ankify - Nosy Be

  • After breakfast, transfer by speedboat from the port of Ankify to Nosy Be.

    Nosy Be, or "the big island" is the best known of the Malagasy islands. Also called the island of perfumes, Nosy Be alternates cultures of ylang-ylang, cane sugar, coffee, cocoa, cinnamon, pepper and other spices.

    Arrival at the port of hell city then transfer by taxi to your hotel.

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  • 5, 6

    Many possible activities at the departure from the hotel: water sports, fishing, walking in the Islands and out to sea, motorbikes and bicycles rental. The reception of your hotel will advise you and direct you to these activities. At the end of the day, we recommend a walk to the Passot mount that offers a superb panorama over the whole island at the sunset or just lazing on the beach.

Breakfast: Ankify Lodge | Ankify (5)
Breakfast: Anjiamarango resort / Nosy Be (6)
Accommodation: Anjiamarango resort / Nosy Be

Day 7Nosy Be > Antananarivo

Nosy Be - Antananarivo

Breakfast: Anjiamarango resort / Nosy Be
duration 7 days. International flight not included.

from 650€ (per person)

Difficulty:3/5
Comfort:5/5
Directly ask from local agency.