Diego Suarez, circuit
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The great north, the wild circuits

The “Big show” circuit : Nosy Be and Diego Suarez – 12 days

Circuit grand NordD 1 – International and domestic connection (Antananarivo – Nosy Be)
D 2 – Tour of Nosy be’s island (visit of Hell-Ville for shopping, Lemuria land, ylang ylang distillery, Marodoka, sacred tree …), sunset in Mont Passot
D 3 – Visit of Nosy Sakatia for trekking and Andilana’s beach
D 4 – Free day in Nosy Be (plenty of opportunities : Nosy Tanikely, Lokobe’s peninsula…)
D 5 – Boat transfer from Ankify to Ambanja. Visit of Antsahampano’s mangrove swamp at the end of morning. Lunch in Anjavamilay. Visit of plantations in the afternoon. overnight stay in Ambanja
D 6 – Ambanja : excursion in the Sambirano’s valley. overnight stay in Ambanja
D 7 – Visit of Ambilobe and transfer to Ankarana
D 8 – Visit of the Ankarana Tsingy National Park. overnight stay in Ankarana
D 9 – Ankaranto – Red Tsingy then transfer to Diego Suarez
D 10 – Mountain of the French and the 3 bays
D 11 – Amber Mountain in the morning and Diego Suarez’s city in the afternoon
D 12 – Domestic and/or international connection

The “Big show” circuit Boeny and Diego Suarez – 12 days

Diego SuarezD 1 – International Connection
D 2 – Antananarivo – Ankarafantsika (7 hours drive)
D 3 – Ankarafantsika – Mahajanga
Visit of the National park and transfer to Mahajanga. Overnight stay in Mahajanga
D 4 – Mahajanga city tour – sacred Lake – beaches and red circus
D 5 – Anjohibe’s caves
Transfer day to the caves (3 to 4 hours track) – Visit of caves and the site (forest and lemurs). Bivouac in the caves.
D 6 – Caves / Sofia river / Ambanja
Cruise through Mahajamba’s bay and and run up the Sofia river until the RN6 (a few kilometers from Port-Bergé) then drive to Ambanja. Overnight stay in Ambanja.
D 7 – Ambanja. Visit of plantations then Antsahampano. Lunch and visit of Anjavimilay’s village. Sunset by the Sambirano’s valley in the evening.
D 8 – Departure for Ambilobe. City tour (museum, Ankarana’s royalty, market…). Lunch in Ambilobe then departure towards Ankarana (circuit into the National Park)
D 9 – Ankarana. Visit of the red Tsingy and overnight stay in Joffreville
D 10 – Visit of the Amber Mountain et Diego Suarez’s city tour at the end of the afternoon
D 11 – Emerald sea
D 12 – International and/or domestic connection

The “Big show” circuit : Boeny – Diana – 17 days

D 1 – international Connection
D 2 – Antananarivo – Ankarafantsika (7 hours drive)
D 3 – Ankarafantsika – Mahajanga
Visit of the National park and transfer to Mahajanga. Overnight stay in Mahajanga
D 4 – Mahajanga city tour – sacred Lake – beaches and red circus
D 5 – Anjohibe’s caves
Transfer day to the caves (3 to 4 hours track) – Visit of caves and the site (forest and lemurs). Bivouac in the caves.
D 6 – Caves / Sofia river / Ambanja
Cruise through Mahajamba’s bay and and run up the Sofia river until the RN6 (a few kilometers from Port-Bergé) then drive to Ambanja. overnight stay in Ambanja.
D 7 – Ambanja. In the morning, visit of plantations then Antsahampano, half an hour drive to visit Antsahampano’s mangrove, as well as participating in the mangrove plantation. Then heading towards the Anjavimilay village, about a 45 minutes drive. Lunch in Anjavimilay with the village’s women association. Visit of plantations in the afternoon (cocoa, coffee, ylang ylang, pink bay). Sunset over the Sambirano’s valley in the evening. Dinner and overnight stay in Ambanja.
J 8 – Departure for Ambilobe, 1 hour drive away from Ambanja’s city. Visit of the city (museum, monarchy Ankarana, market …). Lunch in Ambilobe then departure towards Ankarana which is 30 minutes away from Ambilobe.
2 circuits : Benavony the suspension bridge and the stalagmite and stalactite cave and the skeleton cave. Dinner and overnight stay in Ankarana.
D 9 – Ankarana: visit of loss of river, turret of Tsingy. Lunch in Ankarana
Visit of the red Tsingy and overnight stay in Joffreville.
D 10 – Visit of the Amber Mountain 3.50km away from Joffreville (visit of the sacred waterfall, Antomboko’s waterfall, Antakarana’s waterfall and Mahasarika lake / observation of different lemur species, as well as discovering the world’s smallesst chameleon, the brokesia minima. Lunch in Joffreville’s village. Then heading towards Diego Suarez.
In the afternoon, at 4 pm, a 1h long cultural tour of Diego Suarez, shopping for city’s souvenirs.
Dinner and overnight stay in Diego Suarez.
D 11 – Visit of the Mountain of the French which is a 7km hike away from Diego Suarez and magnificent vantage point on Diego Suarez’s famous four bays. Then visit of the 3 bays (The Sakalava bay, the pigeons bay and the Dunes bay) 13km away from the Mountain of the French. Lunch in Sakalava bay before visiting the two other bays, bathing in the Dunes bay.
Dinner and overnight stay in Diego Suarez.
D 12 – Diego – Nosy be flight.
D 13 – Nosy be. Visit of Nosy Tanikely: submarine reserve which shelters a protected coral barrier that you will discover snorkelling.
D 14 – Nosy be. Tourof the island (visit of Hell-ville for shopping, lemurialand, ylang ylang distillery, Marodoka, sacred tree), sunset on Mount Passot.
J 15 – Visit of Nosy Iranja, the tortoises island. Exceptional landscape composed by two green islands connected by a white sandbank. Stroll on the island, visit of the lighthouse from where we can admire a magnificent panoramic view. Bathing in crystalline waters.
J 16 – Free day in Nosy be.
J17 – Domestic and/or international Connection.