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Experience - La Réunion

Volcano Hike with a Guide

Highlights

  • Hike around the unique and active volcano Piton de la Fournaise

  • From the last collapsed crater, past lava fields, and around bizarre rock formations, explore up to the peak of the gigantic volcano

  • Route du Volcan gives you countless opportunities for extraordinary pictures

  • Spectacular view over the La Plaine des Sable

  • Accompanied by an experienced guide

Description

Are you ready for a once in a lifetime hike to Piton de la Fournaise? During this up-close experience with the fascinating volcano, hike over the solidified lava, over bizarre rock formations, and along daunting craters.

Destination

Indian Ocean

  1. La Réunion
  2. La Réunion East Coast
  3. La Réunion South Coast

Experience a once in a lifetime opportunity and discover one of the most active volcanos of the Indian Ocean, the Piton de la Fournaise. The most recent full eruption occurred in 2007, and its traces are still visible today. The explosion caused approx—140 million cubic meters to flow into the sea and expanded the La Réunion island by 0.45 sqm. The most recent eruption was in June 2014! With an experienced guide, trek along the craters and listen to them unveil the secrets of this natural phenomenon.

During your drive to the meeting point, Route du Volcan, coast along mixed woodlands and through bizarre, vast landscapes. Stop at breathtaking viewpoints for memorable pictures or a moment of tranquility. At the end of the road, you will suddenly have a remarkable view of La Plaine des Sables, the plateau surrounding the volcano.

Once you complete the drive, your hike begins at the most recently collapsed crater of the volcano, the Pen Fouquet. Hike down paths that cross the solidified lava of the last years and admire the active crater, Piton de la Fournaise.

With your guide, you will learn new things about the natural world we are lucky to call our home!

Duration of the trip: Full day

Date of the trip: Approx. 06:00 AM - 05:00 PM, depending on your guide

Including

  • Mountain hike in the Plaine des Sables around the volcano
  • Guided tour by an experienced guide
  • Insurance

Excluding

  • Round trip shuttle service from hotel to meeting point
  • Refreshments

Services & Notes

  • The price corresponds to a day trip with a guide. Depending on how many passengers you are traveling with, the price per person is reduced.

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