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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
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All reviews car park active volcano sandwiches early in the morning parking area is spectacular views volcanic rock st pierre an amazing experience be careful lots of water hiking shoes start early amazing walk alien landscape takes hours in advance
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The view starts from the drive through the point des sable which is what we imagine it looks like on the moon, the view is just remarkable. A bit further you meet the point where the volcano is which is great if you are there...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Mutesi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As one of the most active volcanoes in the world, it's amazing to be able to access the site freely. Can be accessed from either St Pierre in the West or Ste Rose / St Benoit in the East. Not keen on the endurance hikes,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ZA_world
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Huddling in the cold, sipping Selon David Fourout La Tourg des Verdot Cotes de Bergerac Grand Cuvee, nibbling Piton Ste Leu fois gras on a baguette a la Ferme du Kilimandjaro, while Le Volcan sent forth showers of sparks and tongues of lava under a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank mmbbaltimore
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We did a few things wrong - we did not start early enough in the morning (we were there by 08:00); and the weather was against us. I was also not fit enough and really battled the last 20 minutes or so, to get back...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank LDR2014
Reviewed 16 December 2018

To get here we went by bus and it took awhile but very worth it once you get there. When you get up here its possible to walk inside the volcano and there are hiking trails to take you to different locations up here. A...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Mange72
Reviewed 14 December 2018 via mobile

The drive to the volcano is very very long, but very worth it once you get there. Climbing to over 2000m above sea level was an incredible experience. Driving through small towns, forests and even through the foggy clouds was an experience like no other....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank naaziam
Reviewed 2 November 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
3  Thank TakeMeToTheGloamin
Reviewed 23 September 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

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank simonjoel96
Reviewed 18 September 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

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank niccasta
Reviewed 25 August 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

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank BethEd9390
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28 September 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
18 September 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