Diego - Irodo - Ankarana - Joffreville - Ramena - Abakao
This program allows you to experience a few days of discovery of Diego and its surroundings. Rich in tourist, cultural and human attractions, this program will take you deep into extraordinary places, and you will enjoy the beautiful beaches of the region.
Pleasant for a small family, between friends, between collaborators, or even just for two.
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08 days – 08 nights
Departure from your hotel to reach the Red Tsingy of Irodo, about 2 hours drive from Diego (63Km). This community site is located 16 km from the Saharegnana village and 60 km south of the town of Diego Suarez. Along the way, you will see traditional villages, baobab forest and pachypodiums through the mountain range and rice fields.
The Red Tsingy are true masterpieces of Nature, made up of sandstone, marl and limestone and whose mixture of different oxides gives them a beautiful panel of warm colors. This changes from year to year because heavy rains and floods wash away some chimneys and cause new ones to appear.
Various walks are proposed to you according to your capacities and your desires. Continuation to Ankarana which we will reach in the early evening.
(Possibility of night visit of the Ankarana National Park as an option).
Cultural morning: departure after breakfast to reach Antagnavo or "the Sacred Lakes of Anivorano", which contains a Legend and popular tales relating to life in the waters transmitted from generation to generation: a reincarnation of the inhabitants of the village and of their herds of zebus into "crocodiles". A walk of about 4km to reach the site, passing through watchtowers and meeting smiling and friendly villagers along the way.
Very nice place with a nice view.
Back to the car and direction the Tsingy of Ankarana. Visit of the Special Reserve.
Landscape composed of a spectacular expanse of Tsingy in a formation of dense dry deciduous forest, dominated by a rugged relief built on basaltic soil. Composed of limestone formation that has inherited a particular shape through erosion, narrow corridors in the form of a labyrinth, underground caves, the Ankarana Park and rich in fauna and flora. It occupies an area of 18,220 ha and is a protected area.
Return to the hotel.
Departure after breakfast to reach the historic town built on the foothills of the Amber Mountain, on which a forest station was installed in colonial times (founded in 1937. It was once a garrison in which soldiers of the Legion stayed Foreign.The altitude offers a very pleasant climate, even if it is rainy at certain times of the year.Today it is one of the protected areas of Madagascar, the national park of the Montagne d'Ambre which is a sanctuary of nature.There are several endemic species.
Short city tour to discover historical remains, steeped in their stories. Transfer to the hotel.
Morning dedicated to the discovery of the Montagne d'Ambre: an unparalleled nature reserve, home to incredible endemic flora and fauna. Made up of a dense and humid forest that covers a mountain range culminating at an altitude of 1475 meters, the range is a very rich ecosystem. Several animal species have found refuge there, including 8 species of lemurs, reptiles including chameleons such as the brookesia (including the smallest chameleon on the planet).
Then continue to another place where another Sacred Lake is located. Back to Diego.
Hiking day of about 5 hours, accessible to all, with an easy pace, starting from the Montagne des Français to reach the Jungle Park site.
The mountains of the French or Tendrombohitr’Antsingy dominates the immense bay. Culminating at 450 meters above sea level, the summit is made up of limestone which covers the marls, a natural mixture of clay and limestone, forming the bottom of the slopes.
The Montagne des Français owes its name to the occupation of the site by French soldiers in the 20th century. A beautiful hike through lush vegetation, caves, baobabs and viewpoints.
Departure for the stay by the beach. After the hikes and the discoveries of the various sites and natural reserves, place in the white sand and the relaxation, to discover some of the beautiful bays of Diego.
We leave the paved road to take a track that winds through a landscape of semi-arid vegetation.
Abakao beach, located about 30 km from Diego Suarez, in the Indian Ocean, is closed by a coral reef that protects the pristine white beach allowing you to enjoy the joys of swimming in complete safety. Multicolored fish and sea turtles will accompany diving in crystal clear and emerald water. Tranquility and swimming at the rendezvous.
A day entirely dedicated to idleness and the beach in a wonderful place. Walk to Antalaha Bay. Enjoy!!!
Back to Ramena. Transfer to your hotel.