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Address: Morne Trois Pitons National Park, Dominica
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A moss and lichen covered valley littered with brightly-colored hot...

A moss and lichen covered valley littered with brightly-colored hot springs, boiling mud and mini-geysers.

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Wander through the Valley of Desolation and be amazed

We visited the Valley of Desolation on our way to the Boiling Lake. Together, they make for an excellent hike (about 6 hours). Bring your camera and wear something you can swim... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Thijsvliegerparadijs
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Schiermonnikoog, The Netherlands
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Schiermonnikoog, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the Valley of Desolation on our way to the Boiling Lake. Together, they make for an excellent hike (about 6 hours). Bring your camera and wear something you can swim in. Your shoes will get soaked.

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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So much to see and learn about. Don't touch anything without a guide's permission as some things will burn you! Cool change of pace as you hike to Boiling Lake

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Thank termaelliw
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Not for the faint of heart this trail to get to the valley can have falls of more than a hundred feet and it's advised u go on sunny days to avoid slipping. It's definitely a workout and it's not advised that elderly people do this hike

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

As you enter, follow the red dots on rocks and arrows all the way through to the other side. To make it simple, walk towards the way all the water is flowing to continue on the path that runs on the right hand side, parallel to the stream. As you enter the valley, look back and make yourself familiar with... More 

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Thank jamesftwatson
Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016

It takes on average 6 hours to hike to Boiling Lake and back which takes you through the Valley of Desolation. It is incredible to experience. Hurricane Erika really did change the trail. As such, I would recommend hiring a guide familiar with the hike. There are things you would not know about the landscape without one like where to... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

OK the eggs went black but they were still edible. We had a face mask applied, smelled the sulphur and bathed in the warm pools. A wonderful but strenuous experience.

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Thank Steve L
Paris, France
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

A very nice trail starting in Laudat, going through the forest up to the valley of desolation and the boiling lake. We did it in 6 hours all in all, at an easy pace. The trail is very easy to follow, no need for a guide. If you wish to do it with a guide, be sure to choose a... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016

Was a very spectacular place. It needs to be experienced if you make it to Dominica! Just wow! We boiled eggs in the stream, felt the vents of hot air, you can also hear the bubbling under the earth...

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Kenilworth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2016

The vast landscape akin to a bubbly furnace was so varied and worthwhile after several hours and kms hiking on way to Boiling Lake - was a truly great experience...you will not be disappointed!

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Thank Simondos1707
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2015 via mobile

The title says it all. The Valley looked and felt like something out of a documentary about prehistoric times - simply divine and eerie. A valley filled with steam, bubbling fissures and vents spitting boiling water, gray, red, black, yellow, white mineral deposits, crossing gurgling hot streams while avoiding scalding steam. It is unreal! Go with a guide as this... More 

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