Become a gem hunter on the roads of Madagascar!

The island of Madagascar is immense and especially known for its baobabs and its lemurs, a little less for its subsoil, very rich. This island, the 4th largest in the world, has a luxuriant nature and 80% of its fauna is endemic.

Madagascar is also mountains, extraordinary geological formations and the island is especially marked by its mixed population, endowed with an extraordinary sense of welcome.

This country also contains the largest open-air sapphire mine in the world that you can discover with us, so don't hesitate and join us as soon as possible to discover this fantastic island.

Available seats: 6
Price : 2400 €.

This program is for groups of 6 people maximum. (Stay possible between May and October). A la carte program possible for groups of less or more than 6 people.

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Program :

Day 1: Reception at Antananarivo airport, then installation and rest in your hotel.

Day 2: A day's course on gems, fundamentals, cutting optimization, heat treatments, negotiation techniques, and customs law, then departure for the market ofAndravoahangy, where you will meet many gem traders.

Day 3: Departure for Antsirabé, where you will visit the Market with the mass of the officers, and its traders, then visit the city.

Day 4: Departure for theIbity mines, famous for tourmalines, aquamarines and beryls...

Day 5: Departure for Fianarantsoa, to reach Isalo.

Day 6: Departure to join theIsalo national park to discover the lemurs reserve of Anja. (Endemic species of the island).

Day 7: Departure for the famous sapphire mines ofIlakaka.

Day 8: Departure for Sakaraha, where you will meet many stone traders. Departure for Tulear.

Day 9: Departure by plane from Tulear to reach the capital (1h40 flight/optional), afternoon to visit the city and some traders.

Day 10: Departure to Antananarivo airport, to join Europe by plane.

This price includes, transfers from and to Antananarivo airport, hotel accommodation in single room, breakfasts, ground transportation, guides, all courses and visits, and file fees.

This price does not include the international flight from your country of origin (Return flight from Paris from 700 €/person), the flight from Tulear to Antananarivo about 250 €, lunches, dinners, drinks, visa fees, your personal expenses and additional purchases of stones, tips and possible taxes, as well as individual insurance

For more information, please refer to our General Conditions.

The guides

Benoît Charbonneau

Trained as a jeweler and Gemmologist at the GIA, Benoît invites you to discover his passion for gems. Fascinated since always by the stones, he does not cease to carry you in his world made of colors and travels.

With 20 years of experience in jewellery and gemology, as a trader for the Place Vendôme and with artisan jewellers between Asia and France, he puts all his trading experience and expertise at your service.

Ingrid Kintgen

Gemmologist graduated from the Gem-A since 2010, Ingrid invites you to discover the fascinating world of gems. Passionate since her childhood about stones and travels, she will take you into a world of colors and sparkles, offering initiations to gemology.

Associated with jewellers and traders, which allows her to create extraordinary jewels with a wide choice of quality stones.

Your hotels

Because we believe that your gemology experience should be unique and unforgettable, we have personally selected each of your hotels with the utmost care.

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