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Excursion 'HIKING IN THE AMBER MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK'

Description

Visit the most popular natural attractions in Madagascar: the luxuriant Amber Mountain National Park, in the hinterland of the large island, with gurgling waterfalls, ferns and volcanic lakes. A true immersion into nature.



What we will see
  • Interior of Madagascar
  • Joffreville
  • Amber Mountain National Park: Grand Cascade


What we will do
  • Leaving the port of Diego Suarez in an off-road vehicle, we head south, crossing the hinterland of Madagascar with its evocative and varied panoramas.
  • Our first destination is Joffreville at the foot of the Amber Mountain, the entrance to the park. We'll stop briefly among the colonial houses that speak of the past of this little town immersed in the forest.
  • We then enter the Amber Mountain National Park* which stretches over some 18,200 hectares, gathered around the volcano of the same name, a highly popular destination which, since it opened in 1958, has become Madagascar's main natural attraction.
  • Here we set off on a hiking trail through the forest where, with a little luck, we can spot various species of lemurs, including the crowned lemur and Sanford's brown lemur, the brookesia minima – the smallest and rarest chameleon in the world, tortoises and turtles.
  • We then continue towards the Grand Cascade, a beautiful waterfall that pours its waters into a natural swimming pool surrounded by rocks and covered with ferns.
When would you like to leave?
Adult € 120.00
Child (3-13 old) € 90.00
Length 5 hours approximately
Level Hard Hard
Type Eco Natural Trail Eco Natural Trail
Sport lovers Sport lovers
Refreshement included Refreshement included
 
What you need to know
  • Transport and facilities in Madagascar are not necessarily of the standard usually found in developed countries.
  • Given the large number of vehicles used, we cannot guarantee that a member of the ship’s crew will be on hand to assist with communication.
  • Appropriate sportswear and suitable shoes with non-slip soles are recommended.
  • This excursion involves travelling over rough, unpaved roads in an off-road vehicle and a long stretch of walking in the forest. As such, we do not recommend this excursion to guests who have back problems or who are otherwise not at peak fitness.
  • Wildlife sightings are not guaranteed, since they depend on the behaviour of the animals themselves.
  • Places on this excursion are limited. We recommend booking early to avoid disappointment.
  • We recommend bringing insect repellent and a long-sleeved, cotton top when visiting the park.
  • The excursion does not feature guides but some local guides will assist groups providing information during the main stops. Guides for each language are limited; if they are not available in English, the excursions will be conducted in French.
  • The capacity for the jeeps is for 4 to 5 people. We cannot guarantee that families or groups of friends will be able to travel together in the same jeep.