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La Soufriere

St. Vincent
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Ranked #2 of 34 Attractions in St. Vincent
Type: Mountains, Volcanos
Activities: Hiking
Description: Reaching the top of this 4,000-foot active volcano requires a four-hour hike through the rainforest.
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English first
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This a site for the Nature enthusiast. If you want to explore nature in a tropical rainforest whiles getting possibly the best cardio workout that could make Shaun T's "insanity" look like child's play, just try hiking up this sleep beast of a Volcano. Oh and don't forget, you can try running it. LOL. The view at the top is... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This is a must do thing. Full stop. What you need to know: 1) you do need a guide as the trail at places is not very safe and things happen, be safe. 2) at the top it is much cooler, have something warm with you. 3) no matter how tired you are, ask your guide to take you inside... More

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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
30 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

The ACTIVE volcano can be seen in the distance from many areas of St Vincent, dominating the skyline in a shroud of mist. If you want to climb to the crater, it is an arduous walk of about 4 hours taking a couple of hours to complete in sweaty humid conditions, so take water and a hat at the very... More

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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Something memoriable on my 50th Birthday - climb a volcano. We made it to the rim of the crater in 1hour 45, guide book said it would take 2hr 30min. we had a young local guide, but there was a path the whole way. 1hour 15min back. loved it! such different vegetation, tropical rain forest & tree ferns.

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

A strenuous hike well worth the trip. Experience distinct ecosystems as you climb, from tropical rain forest, mountaine forests, and elfin woodland into the clouds! As you reach the higher elevations, tree ferns and bromeliads abound. The large caldera is magnificent with the volcanic plug from its 1979 eruption prominently located within. This will count as one of your lifetime... More

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Best to do as part of a tour. You are taken by minibus to the base of the trail and the guide that we had was very knowledgeable about the area and looked out for all members of the group, adapting the pace accordingly. For us it was a hard three hour climb to the edge of the crater where... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Not an easy walk, but worthwhile the view when we got to the top. There is a track most of the way up, but near the top it turns into a scramble up the rocks. Friends of ours went a few weeks before and got a guide, they advised us that there was no need to get a guide. This... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Hard work would be an understatement. Even the youngsters were finding it tough as we passed them on their way up, when we were coming down. The views from the top were stunning. Our guides were Hudson and Halford, two local 'likely lads' who wore flip flops but would have been equally at home barefoot.

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Amriswil, Switzerland
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5 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

The turn-off at the windward Highway is clearly signposted. Drive 3 miles to the end of the road and find a large carpark, ranger Office, and restrooms (closed when we were there). The trail is in good condition, lots of steps. The last ca. 20 minutes are stony and rough, however. Arrive at the vertical abyss (no fence) and enjoy... More

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Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

While visiting St. Vincent and the Grenadines, i recently toured the Soufriere volcano (the largest volcano in the Caribbean) on the island of St. Vincent. I was guided by Desmond from the tour company Sailors, which is the largest tour operator on the island. The owner of the firm was very helpful in accommodating my time schedule. The tour can... More

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