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La Soufriere Drive-In Volcano

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Address: Bay St., St. Lucia
Phone Number: 758/459-5500
Activities: Driving
Description: 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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Magical Soufriere - A Tour of St Lucia

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Nice stop as part of a day tour

We came here as part of a Soufriere Experience tour. The guide was good and it was a nice short stop as part of our tour, though I'm not sure I would have needed any longer than... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Hudson, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

If a volcano experience is on your bucket list...you can scratch it off here. Not your traditional "exploded" volcano, this one "imploded" leaving behind hot mineral baths and mud for your entertainment. Often crowded with tourist groups you can participate yourself or simply be amused by the chaos in front of you. You enter a dark muddy mineral bath pool... More 

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Toronto, Ontario
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Coming from Castries City to the volcano is a harrowing 2 1/2 hour drive up and down the mountains. All for a fifteen minute visit before having to return back to the city for a total 5 hour transit. If you are on a cruise ship it is a long day that will take up your entire port day.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

We came here as part of a Soufriere Experience tour. The guide was good and it was a nice short stop as part of our tour, though I'm not sure I would have needed any longer than half an hour here as there isn't a lot to do unless you use the mud baths (which we didn't). Unlike some of... More 

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Great trip from start to finish, picked up at hotel, drive to a catamaran, trip along the beautiful coast to soufriere, with some breath taking sights. There you get picked up by your tour guide 'Nicholas', whose saying is ' no worries, no pressure!', it was exactly that. Short trip to pick up your sand buggy!!! Drive all through the... More 

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Mays Landing, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

My wife and I did an excursion through Joe Knows Tours, and the whole experience was fast and yet exihlerating . The sulpher smell is a bit stinky but the hot spring and the mud bath was a very cool memory. Glad we did it!

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Airlie Beach, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

It is dubbed as a “drive in volcano” as a major road runs through the caldera, which is difficult to see if not pointed out. We visited a volcanic area which had hot pools and the usual sulfur dioxide rotten egg gas smell, but they weren’t impressive – if you have been to other volcanic outbreaks such as Yosemite or... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Here you will drive in and park up you will pay an entrance fee and can buy the local soaps outside made from the volcanic mud . The warm mud is an amazing experience you will feel refreshed afterwards and can spend as long as you like , very quiet and peaceful and hardly full of tourists you can also... More 

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Drove across to Soufriere whilst staying at Rodney Bay. Took almost 2 hours - not unusual on the islands twisty roads. Had lunch in Soufriere and then went on to the volcano. It was a little disappointing. Its not 'drive through' in the strictest sense as the volcano collapsed and you are actually in the crater when you enter Soufriere.... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

It took us 2 hours to drive there and I would definitely not do it again. The Drive-In Volcano is very misleading. You drive in park your car and walk to a rail and overlook the very small volcano. The smell was so overwhelming that it actually gave us a headache.

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Long Island, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

An absolutely fantastic time actually being in the collapsed crater of a volcano. My kids had learned about volcanoes in school and were fascinated to see it live. Video presentation up the volcano at the Interpretive Center is well worth it also.

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