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Address: Reunion Island
Description: This untamed little village, though populated, is so removed from...
This untamed little village, though populated, is so removed from civilization it has no roads suitable for cars.
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A beautiful volcanic crater accessible only by foot, this spectacular location will entrance you. Though not quite as large as Haleakala on Maui, this caldera has small and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 18, 2015
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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

A beautiful volcanic crater accessible only by foot, this spectacular location will entrance you. Though not quite as large as Haleakala on Maui, this caldera has small and picturesque villages scattered throughout. It is a long and difficult hike down from the Maido viewpoint. The easier route is from Cilaos. Plan on 5-6 hours from Maido. Bring plenty of supplies... More 

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Barcelona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

We started our 8 day trek of the 3 cirques in Cilaos, climbing col de Taïbit on our first day to get to Marla. It was worth the effort, descending into the crater it became obvious that the scenery the next three days would be AMAZING. From Marla we took off to Roche Plate on day 2, and from thereon... More 

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Paris, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We spent two days hiking within the Cirque de Mafate. We left on the first day from the parking lot of Col des Boeufs, walking up to Marla through La Nouvelle. We slept at Marla and went all the way back to Col des Boeufs from there on our second day. Amazing views and precious memories! This hiking experience is... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Just take water, energy, good hiking shoes, a good guide, and go ! It is a fantastic landscape! You will never see somewhere else, just beautiful !

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

The crater of Mofate is cut cut off from the outside world with the only way down to the village is by foot or by helicopter. We drove by car to the outskirts of Mofate and started our descent on foot. I wore only trainers which where light and airy. You will see many lovely views and interesting foliage in... More 

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Ulm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

I walked from Col de Boeufs to Piton de la Fournaise in 6 days. The Bureau de Tourisme in Saint Denis helped me book the accommodation, which was very helpful. It was quite a long and sometimes steep way, but I enjoyed every step. The views really are spectacular and you never get bored of the changing landscape. The treks... More 

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france
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I recommend to carefully plan your hike in Mafate : It's not easy, and difficult to get to you if needed... So good shoes, a good map, and a good sense of your own capacities under those tropical conditions (heat, humidity, sun, ...) Other than that, a whole "Cirque" is waiting for you and Mafate is truly a gem !... More 

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Mauritius
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

With my friend Maryse, we started to walk around eleven o'clock in the morning by the Col des Boeufs, from the Cirque Salazie which was supposed to be the easiest way down to the main village La nouvelle. But I am not very good walker, instead of the two hours or so to arrive there I took twice as much.... More 

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Mullumbimby, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

I had actually never heard of it until my boyfriend asked if I would like to go visit his brother who lived there. I jumped at the thought of travelling to a place in Africa. Well close by anyway. Reunion Island is beautiful in all aspects. If you want beaches - it has some of the best beaches I've seen... More 

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Lyon, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

From Cilaos, climb Taibit pass to enter the Cirque de Mafate. Start to walk early in the morning and book in advance your night in the lodge because there are many persons hiking in this place. Difficult, but so nice!

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