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This is the only active volcano on the island and one of the most...

This is the only active volcano on the island and one of the most active in the world.

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Erupting Volcano! Stunning!

We have seen a few volcanoes, but never have we been fortunate enough to see an erupting one. It was most exciting. Obviously we were unable to trek as close as normal, but my... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Ruth D
Port Macquarie, Australia
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Port Macquarie, Australia
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53 reviews
16 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have seen a few volcanoes, but never have we been fortunate enough to see an erupting one. It was most exciting. Obviously we were unable to trek as close as normal, but my goodness! Loved the arid landscape, which you can also see in various parts of the island. These are sign posted according to major eruptions. Must see!... More 

Thank Ruth D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

We were lucky enough to visit during an eruption. Went up in the evening 4:30pm, for the sunset, then drove back home. Highly recommended, one of the most remarkable landmark, especially when the lights are on

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United Kingdom
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61 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

Make an effort, get up early when the weather forecast is favourable. The drive up is an attraction itself!

1 Thank Jo P
Prague, Czech Republic
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

Everything on Reunion is very special. We spent there only 10 days and it felt like two months. Piton de Fournaise is very different to the rest of the island. Still beautiful but very cold, windy, almost moonland but really wort to visit.

1 Thank LucyWay
Sydney, Australia
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

If you are lucky enough to be in Reunion Island during an eruption of 'Le Piton de la Fournaise', you must visit it. Actually... you must visit it anyway! It is a moon-like landscape, fantastic for hiking, fantastic scenery. You need to pack very warm clothes if you are walking at night to reach a good spot to watch the... More 

1 Thank Sandra D
Leicester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

A fabulous hike, quite tough if you aren't acclimatised or used to hiking but bearable if you are. Five hundred steps take you down into the outer crater, a trail of white dots lead you across the inner caldera and the up and around the cone for what seems like forever. It is worth getting up early to get to... More 

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West Flanders Province, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Very spectacular views, moon landscapes, but the crater was in the clouds the day we visited. So you must be lucky sometimes. The week after our visit there was an eruption!! Must do when you go to Reunion.

1 Thank Belgiantravellover
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Prepare for a longish drive from St Denis (+-1hr). The lunar landscape, spectacular cliffs and solidified lava flows will take your breath away. There is a little coffee shop providing sandwiches and drinks. If you plan on walking make sure you have decent shoes as the rocks formed from lava can be very sharp. Also take sun protection and a... More 

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7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Great views of the island has you drive up to the volcano, and lovely places to stop and take good pictures. The lunar landscape of this place is truly something to see - be careful of weather changes, they can happen really quickly without warning.

Thank Libra24
Boulder, Colorado
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33 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

No entrance fee. Took us about 6 hours, but we spent a lot of time messing around with rocks and stuff. At one point we were even pretending to kayak in gaps in the rock, so I'm sure you could complete it in less time. We actually got a super late start, arrived at 12:30 pm. This meant a few... More 

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