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Northern Madagascar Tour : Diégo Suarez to Nosy Be

Tourist attractions’ discovery tour of the Northern Madagascar: Amber Mountain National Park, Emerald Sea, Ankarana Special Reserve, Nosy Be.

This Northern Madagascar tour is authentic. From Diégo Suarez to Nosy Be, visit paradisiacal sites such as Red Tsingy, Nosy Komba, Nosy Iranja… So we are waiting for you to do this Northern Madagascar tour with us.

Northern Madagascar Tour

Price from €… per person

Duration: 13 days / 12 nights

Itinerary : Antananarivo – Diégo Suarez – Joffreville – Ankarana – Ankify – Nosy Be – Antananarivo

− Ankarana Special Reserve: The largest underground network in Africa, composed of Tsingy Rary, the stalactites and stalagmites caves
− Amber Mountain National Park: Both National Park and Special Reserve, several lemur species (crowned lemur and the red microcebe), Brookesia, birds and nearly twenty amphibians
− The supernatural beauty of the Emerald Sea, the Red Tsingy and the 3 Bays of Diégo Suarez
− Nosy Be magnificent beaches and its neighbouring islands (Nosy Komba, Nosy Tanikely, Nosy Sakatia, Nosy Iranja)
− All the best attractions of this Northern Madagascar Tour


Depending on your booking date, a warm reception and a nice meeting will be reserved for you at Antananarivo airport. Transfer to your hotel to prepare for the next day’s adventure!

On the way to make memories!   

Night at hotel.


After breakfast, transfer to the airport to fly to Diégo Suarez (Antsiranana).

Arrival at Arracahart airport, transfer and installation at your hotel.

Night at hotel.


The adventure in Northern Madagascar continues with an excursion to the 3 bays: Sakalava Bay, Pigeons Bay and Dune Bay.

Sakalava Bay is known throughout the Indian Ocean and is considered one of the most beautiful spots in Madagascar. It is closed by a 2 km long and 1 km wide barrier reef, ideal for beginners in surfing. Its bay beaches are equipped to offer you the best comfort: sun loungers, umbrellas and beachvolley grounds will allow you to relax with the sea breeze.

Pigeons Bay, surrounded by a forest, is home to many endemic bird species. The site is known to travelers for its very relaxing environment. This place full of serenity is accessible via the bay of Sakalava. Continuing towards the Dunes Bay, you will recharge your batteries with birds’ songs.

And finally, Dunes Bay is a popular excursion destination in the Antsiranana region. It is easily reachable on foot by the village of Ramena or from the bay of Sakalava. The bay boasts 4 kilometres of beach where you can visit the remains of historic military buildings. Walks in the surrounding area will delight young and old, and especially birdwatching lovers because the site is home to several bird species.

You will go from enchantments to enchantments through the magnificent panoramas of these bays where you will end up at Ramena beach.

Night at hotel.


Departure to visit one of the most beautiful lagoons in the world located at the entrance of Diégo Suarez Bay: The Emerald Sea. The shallow water combined with a sandy bottom gives a turquoise hue to this small inland sea bordered by white sand beaches. It is a site preserved from tourism with some deserted islets accessible by boat from Ramena village or Diégo Suarez.

After this escape, rest of the day free.

Night at hotel.

  Day 5. DIÉGO SUAREZ – JOFFREVILLE (Amber Mountain National Park)

One more day to discover the first National Park of Madagascar: Amber Mountain. Both Land National Park and Special Reserve, this site is covered with a dense dry forest to the East, a dense humid forest to the West and a dense mountain forest at the top with a very high endemism rate (like precious woods: Dalbergia chlorocarpa and the Caniarium Madagascariensis). Several lemur species are listed, including the Crowned Lemur and the Red Mouse (the smallest primate in the world).

The park also contains other species such as the Brookesia (the smallest chameleon on the planet), birds and nearly twenty amphibians. It is a veritable biological diversity melting pot in a small practically accessible area.

Night at hotel.


Departure to discover the famous Red Tsingy. At about an hour’s drive, you will find yourself in a world of red color stemming from a truly incredible natural phenomenon with a decor that will leave you perplexed as the color shades change according to the day time.

Resuming the road to Ankarana.

Night at hotel.


After a good night’s sleep, departure to immerse yourself in the largest underground network in Africa. The Ankarana Park resembles that of Bemaraha, also composed of spectacular Tsingy (Lapiaz) in a dense deciduous dry forest formation. You will discover unique places: the Rivers loss, the Turrets of the Tsingy, the Tsingy Meva, the Tsingy Rary, the sacred lake, the canyons, the botanical trails, and the caves of stalactites and stalagmites.

The whole day will be dedicated to this escape into a whole new world.

Night at hotel.


Drive to Ankify port and board the boat to reach Nosy Be island. Welcome at the port, transfer and installation at your hotel.

Night at hotel.


This day will be dedicated to the discovery of Nosy Be islands neighboring: Nosy Komba and Nosy Tanikely.

Nosy Komba «Lemur Island» is a 15-minute boat ride from Nosy Be. It is the 2nd main island of the Nosy Be archipelago, home to many lemurs considered sacred by the island inhabitants.

Then continuation to Nosy Tanikely « The small land island » recognized worldwide for its remarkable marine and terrestrial biodiversity. You can dive into translucent water and observe a multitude of fish swimming among the corals.

Back to Nosy Be.

Night at hotel.


Discover the flora and fauna on the most authentic island of Nosy Be. Nosy Sakatia represents an ecosystem preserved, protected and classified because of the wonders that are there: postcard beaches, rare birds, endemic plants. The inhabitants will not fail to make you discover the island. Explore the fishing villages, explore the vanilla fields, coffee, or orchids that make the island famous and try to tame a lemur at the bend of a forest. Discover the island rites and customs.

The island is full of white sand beaches, some of which can even be privatized for those looking for peace of mind. Choose from a variety of activities: beachvolley, snorkeling, diving or kayaking, tanning, massage and napping for those who want to relax. Back to Nosy Be.

Night at hotel.


This day will be dedicted to the seaside activities of Nosy Iranja «Turtle Island». It is composed of two islets: Nosy Iranja Be and Nosy Iranja Kely, these two pieces of land are connected by an immaculate sandbar of about 2 km. At low tide you can enjoy this incredible place but be careful not to be surprised when the tide rises. You will discover a lush rainforest with exceptional marine flora and fauna. In addition, you can see many sea turtles coming to lay their eggs at nightfall. With a little luck you would witness the birth of some. Back to Nosy Be.

Night at hotel.

  Day 12. NOSY BE

Day of free activities or idleness according to your desires.

Night at hotel.


Transfer to Nosy Be airport to fly to the Capital for your international return flight.

End of Temea Tour services.

− Reception at Antananarivo International Airport
− Transfers airport-hotel-airport in Antananarivo
− Transfers port-hotel/hotel-airport in Nosy Be
− Boat transfers Ankify-Nosy Be
− Vehicle rental with fuel and driver service
− Accommodations in double room / twin
− Half board
− Vignettes and tourist taxes
− Entrance fees at parks/reserves/sites for this Northern Madagascar Tour with local guide fees

− International flights and airport taxes
− Visa and travel insurance
− Lunches
− Tips, personal expenses, drinks
− Any free activities
− Any other service not mentioned in this Northern Madagascar Tour
− Other factors independent of our services (increase in airport taxes…)