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nice hike

We hiked from the ticket booth to the mountain top with the fort and the valley of the parakeets... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2018
Petra E
Thakhek, Laos
Nice views.

Quite a nice place to visit and hike while in Diego. This sight requires a guide which you pay for... read more

Reviewed 20 October 2017
Sofia, Bulgaria
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Antsiranana (Diego Suarez), Madagascar
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Reviewed 6 August 2018

We hiked from the ticket booth to the mountain top with the fort and the valley of the parakeets and back. The trek was really beautiful with plenty of wildlife and views. Our guide was also quite knowledgeable.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

Quite a nice place to visit and hike while in Diego. This sight requires a guide which you pay for. The entry is reasonable and our guide was nice as many Madagasi people. Bring proper shoes, we managed to walk on sandals but it's not...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 14 October 2017

We went to Amber mountain specifically to se the Lemurs and were fortunate enough to see mongoose's, spiders, chameleons and several other amazing creatures. The trip out to the park takes some time but it is truly beautiful and well worth the effort to get...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 11 November 2016

It is a steep and exhausting hike up the French Mountain. Go in the morning before it gets too hot and bring plenty of water. The view from the top is stunning, and it is interesting to see the old French fortress. There are baobab...More

Date of experience: October 2016
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Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

We did this hike on our first day up north after Air Mada decided not to load any luggage onto the plane. So we only had the clothes on our backs and flip flops on our feet. We hiked up the mountain, sweat dripping down...More

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed 22 January 2016

We went early in the morning, yet we managed to all get burned, as there is no shade (they are currently building a viewpoint with shade). The views were amazing, and it was generally really interesting to see all the ruins.

Date of experience: November 2015
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Reviewed 27 October 2015

Our guide advised he was 82 years old but that didn't stop him hiking up the mountain like a goat (in flip flops) Some stunning views of the bay and town of Diego from the top Still the remains of the old french fort from...More

Date of experience: October 2015
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Reviewed 23 September 2015 via mobile

What an amazing hike! I started off with the normal offered hike but had heard about the jungle parc trail and asked if we could return that way. Since i had brought enough food and water it was possible. And worth it! What a beautiful...More

Date of experience: September 2015
1  Thank 969frankad
Reviewed 16 September 2015

We didn't exactly visit it, but admired it from our trek, the guide filled in interesting history. Its about the scenery

Date of experience: August 2015
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Reviewed 28 April 2015 via mobile

We hiked up Montagne de Francais the day after flying into Diego Suarez. Unfortunately Air Mada decided not to bring the entire plane full of luggage, so we had to hike in flip flops, which we were told would be no problem. Other than the...More

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patrick b
25 July 2018|
Hi there, there are a lot of formal tour operator in Diego Suarez who can organize your excursion, Like Madabest, Toto circuit, Abc tour, ... And for the entrance fee, it's depends on the circuit you will choose but i'm... More