Visit Diego Suarez

Visit Diego Suarez’s rich culture and diverse landscapes, from Montagne d’Ambre’s unique wildlife to Ankarana National Park’s striking geology, coupled with beach relaxation and cultural immersion.

Malagasy People

Adventure in Diego Suarez

On this trip, the days of sightseeing are organized around a variety of enriching themes, including culture and tradition, the discovery of flora and fauna, local gastronomy and exciting adventures. The itinerary offers a variety of striking landscapes and climates: from the tropical forest of the Montagne d’Ambre National Park to the semi-arid savannah of the Ankarana National Park, accompanied by seaside relaxation.

  • You’ll start with a visit to the Montagne d’Ambre, for a close-up look at the world’s smallest chameleon, the “Brookesia Minima”. You’ll then relax on the beaches of the Emerald Sea while exploring the Baies des Dunes. An immersion in Malagasy village life awaits you in Betahitra.

  • Discover the impressive Tsingy Rouge at Ankarana, followed by an in-depth exploration of the Ankarana Reserve. Ankarana National Park reveals its treasures, including the mysterious sacred lake of Antagnavo.


Arrival in Antananarivo

On arrival at Ivato International Airport, you’ll be met by a transfer agent who will transfer you from Ivato International Airport to your hotel.
You’ll check in, and once you’re settled in, your guide will come to meet you and give you a brief overview of your stay in Diego Suarez.

Overnight at the Hotel Relais des Plateaux or similar

Antananarivo - Diego Suarez

Depending on your arrival at the airport, we’ll meet you and drive you directly to Montagne d’Ambre National Park, where you can see the world’s smallest chameleon, the “Brookesia Minima”, and a variety of lemurs and medicinal plants.

Picnic lunch with a local specialty.

Overnight at the Grand Hotel Diego or Similar Hotel

Visit the Emerald Sea and Ramena beach

After breakfast, we start our day with an early-morning drive to the splendid Emerald Sea near Ramena Plage, where you can enjoy its stunning turquoise waters. A delicious seafood lunch awaits you on site. In the afternoon, continue your quest by exploring the Baie des Dunes.

Overnight at the Grand Hotel Diego or Similar Hotel

Visit to Betahitra village

During the day, we’ll take part in a visit to the Malagasy village of Betahitra, where the locals will give you an enthusiastic welcome. This traditional and cultural tour will immerse you in the habits and customs of a village rich in history.
Lunch in the village, tasting the typical dishes of this welcoming community.

Overnight at the Grand Hotel Diego or Similar Hotel

Diego Suarez - Ankarana

After breakfast, set off on an excursion to “Tsingy Rouge”, an ecotourism site with exceptional canyons and a landscape unrivalled anywhere else on the island. You’ll have lunch on the spot.
Next, your guide will take you to Anivorano, where you may be able to see the sacred lake of Antagnavo, depending on the season. Later in the afternoon, continue on to the Ankarana reserve for some interesting exploration.

Overnight at “Iharana Bush Camp” or Similar Hotel.

Ankarana National Reserve

Spend a full day exploring the vast 18,000-hectare Ankarana Reserve, home to many species of wildlife that you’ll discover on your hike.
Picnic lunch on site.

Overnight at “Iharana Bush Camp” or Similar Hotel.

Ankarana - Diego Suarez

After exploring Ankarana, you’ll return to Diego Suarez, where you’ll have a free afternoon to relax or do some shopping.

Overnight at the Grand Hotel Diego or Similar Hotel

Diego Suarez - Antananarivo

Depending on your local flight schedule, you’ll be transferred to the national airport for a domestic flight to Antananarivo. You will then be transferred to your hotel, or enjoy a short visit of Antananarivo.

Overnight at “Relais des Plateaux” or Similar Hotel.

Antananarivo - Departure

Your driver is at your disposal to take you on a tour of the souvenir stores before transferring you directly to Ivato airport, according to your departure schedule. The team will assist you and hope to see you soon.

  • A local economy flight to Diego Suarez and a return flight to Antananarivo.
  • A private driver guide to accompany you throughout your stay and visits.
  • Entrance fees  to parks and sites to visit
  • Local guides 
  • All private transfers 
  • International flights
  • VISA
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities
  • Dinner during the tour (Unless a change is requested)
  • Any International Travel Insurance
  • Your guides: Depending on the type of trip you choose, you will be accompanied by a certified English-speaking guide.
  • Vivy Travel Madagascar only organizes private trips unless otherwise requested by the clients.
  • Be Careful, there are Fady or taboos to respect in the palaces that we will visit. Please take note of them and adhere to them for a smooth visit. Your guide is at your disposal to provide you with all the necessary information before the start of your visit.

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