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La Soufriere Drive-In Volcano

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Address: Bay St., St. Lucia
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YOu can literally drive right into the crater of this volcano and walk...

YOu can literally drive right into the crater of this volcano and walk between the bubbling sulfur springs and hissing pools of steam.

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Minor volcanic activity viewed from safety

We parked up at the entrance and walked from there to the viewing platforms (5 minutes) the public are formed into groups who can follow their giude ("free") The guides are... read more

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Farnborough, United Kingdom
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Farnborough, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

We parked up at the entrance and walked from there to the viewing platforms (5 minutes) the public are formed into groups who can follow their giude ("free") The guides are informative and interesting and you can wander about with or without them as you see fit within the confines of the walkways and platforms. The actual volcanic action is... More 

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Lahaina, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This geological areas has several areas with in the volcano park. the drive-in part, is where you can drive up to the steam vents of the volcano....most tours will stop and you walk to over look areas. the guides will give you a brief history of the area, volcano and formations. Another part of the area is the mud baths.... More 

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Thank Bill S
Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My family & I did the Soufriere Adventure Tour and it was super cool, we went to a botanical garden, saw the pitons, visited the volcanos, had a mud bath and had lunch in town. The excursion lasted about 8 hours, but it was well worth it, as we were educated on the St. Lucia culture. i recommed this excursion/tour.

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Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed our visit and soaked in the volcanic mud. Although lots of people, we managed to get around the different mud puddles and also had a guided tour around the volcano. We happened to see a solar eclipse while we were there!

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Alexandria, Virginia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

So it was definitely worth it to have the mud all over you...my skin was buttery smooth for days. However, it is quite the odd experience. you first get into a small rectangular pool with about 400 of your closest friends, then you head over to the plastic bucket filled with mud (there are attendants who can assist with mud... More 

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Wigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

So the volcanic area is a giant crater formed during an eruption 40,000 years ago that blew the mountain apart. There are 24? cauldrons of bubbling mud that boil around 340F within the site. We had a guide that rushed us through the small viewing site. I gleaned more information listening to the other guides to be honest however you... More 

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Macclesfield, Cheshire
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place for a first time visitor to a volcanic area. Our tour bus drove us to the entrance of the site and we were met by the official guides who took us on a brief 15-30 min tour of the central part of the caldera. There is not a lot to see but it's great for someone who has... More 

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Atlanta
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not much here. You literally drive in and drive out. Takes about 10 minutes total to see the smoke, the smell an you are ready to go.

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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I highly recommend traveling here on an off-day starting early to avoid the crowds as I hear it can get pretty crowded. We stared in the morning and had a lovely drive up and in. They sell basic items- water, snacks, and swim suits, etc... The park allows for you to walk around and view steaming mountains from afar, surrounded... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I think to enjoy this best it's important to know what to expect. When they say Drive in volcano you're actually driving into the caldera, which is the crator left when a cone volcano caves in or explodes. You walk first into a very hot pool of water and then step out and use A bucket to put mud all... More 

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