North Circuit

The north circuit

About the circuit


Diego is one of the biggest city of Madagascar, located in the north around a thousand kilometers from Antananarivo, Diego is the second largest bay in the world after RIO DE JANEIRO. Biodiversity, beaches, cultures and Malagasy way of life wait for you.

Nosy Be

Nosy Be, the emblematic island of Madagascar. Considered as one of the best place in Madagascar, Nosy Be is one of the ‘’must’’ you have to visit during your trip in Madagascar. During your days different activities are possible: Snorkeling, walking through the forest to find different species of lemurs, one of the best beaches in the world.


Day 1

5th August July, Antananarivo – Diego Suarez (flight)

After your breakfast taking you to the airport for the transfer to Diego Suarez. Once arrived in Diego Suarez, a day to discover the city and its area. What you will see during your visit are Colonial buildings, the most successful example of colonial architecture is offered by the thread of colonnades of the rue Colbert, which ends in rue Richelieu. By turning left, one discovers an imposing colonial-style residence surrounded by ravenala trees. These are the current headquarters of a territorial administration. The bay and the port, The Bay of Antsiranana is one of largest and most breathtakingly beautiful lagoons in the world. Shaped like a four-petalled flower with a narrow mouth at its eastern tip, it opens into the Indian Ocean. At the southern edge of the bay the so called Sugar Loaf is its fabulous landmark which one can easily photograph by the roadside when approaching the Emerald Sea.
Diner and overnight at the hotel Le Colbert ***


Day 2

6th August, Diego Suarez: Montagne des Français and 3 bays

Continental breakfast at the hotel, then departure for a morning walking in the Montagne. During your walk, endemic Baobab from Diego, culture and stunning landscape will take your breath. After that head to the famous 3 Bays, free lunch and free days at leisure.
Diner and Overnight at the Hotel Le Colbert ***


Day 3

7th August, Diego Suarez: Montagne d’Ambre

Continental breakfast. Morning departure for the National Park of Ambre Montagne. The first park of Madagascar created in the 30’s. This is the place where you can both observe nature, landscape and culture. Picnic lunch then go back to the hotel,

Diner and overnight at the Hotel Le Colbert ***


Day 4

8th August, Diego Suarez – Ankarana (130km–6h)

Continental breakfast at the hotel, Morning departure to reach the little village of Ankarana which is located at 13o km from Diego, but before stop in the way to see the red Tsingy and the lake Sambirano. This is a day to discover the identity of Malagasy people. Free lunch
Diner and overnight at the hotel Relais de l’Ankarana


Day 5

9th August, Ankarana

Continental breakfast at the hotel. This day is consecrated to the visit of the National Park of Ankarana. Ankarana is the place to observe the Tsingy, a forest of spiny rocks formed million years ago by erosion of sedimentary rocks. Free lunch
Diner and overnight at the hotel Relais de l’Ankarana


Day 6

9th August, Ankarana – Ambanja (226km – 6h)

Continental breakfast. The sixth day is the longest drive during the journey, so this is a day consecrated in driving through the North of Madagascar and discovering landscape and the daily life of Malagasy people in the way.
Diner and overnight at the hotel Palma Nova


Day 7

10th August, Ambanja – Nosy Be (boat)

Continental breakfast. Transfer to the port and then taking the speed boat to Nosy Be. From Ankify, the port, Nosy Be is about 20 minutes by boat. After your installation at the hotel your free days begin. Free lunch
Diner and overnight at the hotel Bejamin Ambatoloaka


Day 8

11th August, Nosy Be – Antananarivo (flight)

Continental Breakfast. Transfer to the airport depending on the flight, possibility of free morning if the flight is at the evening. Free lunch
Diner and Overnight at the hotel Chalet des Roses ***

Tarif per pax in Euro


This Tarif include

  • Private Vehicle with English speaking driver
  • Fuel during the journey
  • Excursions in the program
  • Entrance fees and taxes
  • Water (1 liter/jour/person)
  • Accommodation en demi-pension du jour 1 au jour 8
  • All Transfers

This Tarif exclude

  • internes flight Antananarivo – Diego Suarez et Nosy Be -Antananarivo (in supplement)
  • Pension Complete en Supplement
  • Insurance
  • Drinks and other personal fees
Culinary exchange with local populations

The north circuit

Discover the hotels

Meva Plage à Ramena

Iharana Bush Camp

Dauphin bleu

Mangasoa Lodge

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