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This is the only active volcano on the island and one of the most active in the world.
Saint-Benoit, Reunion Island
+262 692 31 42 04
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All reviews active volcano car park early in the morning spectacular views volcanic rock parking area is an amazing experience lots of water be careful amazing walk alien landscape takes hours bring water blue sky bring a jacket weather forecast hiking shoes
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved our trip to Piton de Fournaise. The drive to Pas de Bellecombe is long but a fascinating journey through the landscape, geology and climate zones as you wend through the different zones until you reach the volcanic plain. The section through the forest...More

Thank TakeMeToTheGloamin
Reviewed September 22, 2018 via mobile

If you stay in a hotel in Saint Pierre, prepare yourself for a long curvy drive up, the road is clearly not meant to hold lots and lots of tourists. If you have a minivan you often need to stop at narrow passages or tight...More

Thank simonjoel96
Reviewed September 17, 2018

took us approx 4.5hrs return for the hike! Strongly recommended to pace yourself, start very early to avoid the clouds/fog which will ruin the view once on top. make sure to have good hiking shoes, as the paths can take their toll on your knees...More

1  Thank Nic C
Reviewed August 25, 2018

It gets pretty windy though we were warm enough in shorts and a coat. We did this in trainers…they just about held up until the end! Would highly recommend walking boots if you have them. Round tip to the summit and back to the carpark...More

Thank BethEd9390
Reviewed July 3, 2018 via mobile

Arrived late at 13h00 and in perfect weather, so we decided to attempt it. The drive to the parking area is slow and difficult, with the last few kilometers on gravel. The decent down to the caldera is steep and challenging. We hit the floor...More

2  Thank RicotheGreat
Reviewed May 13, 2018

If you have some half a day and would like a short climb with a lovely view this is the place to be, but you have to do it as early as possible as clouds start to build before noon. The surrounding landscape is quite...More

1  Thank Maat00
Reviewed May 13, 2018

While the road to get there is a bit adventurous (curvy, last couple of km bumpy dirt road), even the view at the parking area is simply amazing. Since we got there a bit to late to do the whole walk around the vulcano, we...More

1  Thank TobiF88
Reviewed February 11, 2018 via mobile

Wonderful panoramic view of Piton de la Fournaise and Formica Leo. Incredible experience but wake up before sunrise and get here early in the morning to see the volcano without clouds.

Thank Vittorio R
Reviewed February 4, 2018 via mobile

We walked there within 2 hours, same with return. It is longer than expected - all reviews said its easy trek, but do not be fooled - easy but long! I have seen people attempting to walk it in flip flops, with no water or...More

4  Thank Kate S
Reviewed December 23, 2017

This is definitely a must see when visiting Reunion Island. It is amazing to see how the volcano has changed the landscape. Please note that you need to be at the top by 8:30 as the clouds will come rolling in later in the morning....More

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September 28, 2017|
Response from Charlene S | Reviewed this property |
Hi, there is a lookout point that is very close to a big parking lot. It will give you views of the area surrounding the volcano and of the volcano in the distance. Definitely not a hike to do with a little one though. But... More
Fouche D
September 18, 2017|
Response from LuxuryTraveller001 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, We visited in April and had a nightmare trying to book a guide - no response/slow/very expensive (Eur200+ day). Eventually we just hired a car/got sim card for Google Maps and drove there. Its easy to get to on... More