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La Soufriere Volcano

Parc National, Guadeloupe
+590 690 59-3095
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The highest mountain in the lesser Antilles is also a volcano and an important landmark of Guadeloupe's landscape.
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May 16, 2017
“An experience not to be missed”
Apr 29, 2017
“Great experience ”
Parc National, Guadeloupe
+590 690 59-3095
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Reviewed May 16, 2017

We booked a hike up La Soufriere while we were staying at Fort Royal and are so glad we did. Our guide 'Johanne' was extremely knowledgable about the ecosystems, flora and fauna and had a good sense of humour. He took us up the volcano...More

Thank IanInSouthport
Reviewed April 29, 2017 via mobile

After reading all the reviews here, we arrived around 8:30 am and the parking lot was half empty. We almost don't hike back at home and it took us around 3 hours to get up and back down. Unfortunately it was raining all the time...More

Thank notwo23
Reviewed April 26, 2017 via mobile

This was one of the most challenging hikes we have ever done. Our 10 year old daughter struggled but we did reach the summit. Unfortunately it started raining and there was quite a bit of cloud cover when we reached the top. Strong sulfur smell....More

1  Thank Gkpv
Reviewed April 23, 2017

We got there around 1pm, after doing some other sightseeing, We got a little scared seeing cars lined up for a mile or two even before you got to the park entrance to start hike parked on both sides of road. We were able to...More

Thank jmjbrtw
Reviewed April 19, 2017

Someone told us that La Soufriere gets over 300 days of cloud in a year, so if you are climbing for the views, don't. Climb for the adventure, climb for the challenge, climb because it's a VOLCANO, but don't climb for the views, because you...More

2  Thank skyisblu
Reviewed March 29, 2017

This was a wonderful hike of about 1&1/2 hr each way for our group of 3 60-65 yr olds. The weather cooperated and we did not see any rain as is commonly seen in this tropical volcano. We also spent about 40 mins at the...More

1  Thank pearlyww
Reviewed March 26, 2017

This was a fun and interesting hike despite hiking in clouds for the majority of it. The views must be amazing on a clear day. It was wet and very windy at the top. Make sure you take time to see the vents after you...More

Thank Africabound_12
Reviewed March 25, 2017 via mobile

Get to the parking lot early, before eight in the morning, the parking area is small and fills up quickly. My husband and I are in our mid fifties, in decent shape and got up and down with out problems, but we were quite sore...More

2  Thank krishearle
Reviewed March 21, 2017 via mobile

Great hike v warm and not easy but well worth it. You will need to bring something to nibble & plenty of liquid as no shop or loo for at least 3 hrs. Took about 2 hours to get up to the top and a...More

Thank jojo m
Reviewed March 20, 2017 via mobile

The hike to the top took us about 2 hours (with lots of stops to take pictures). It's not an easy hike, but when you get to look in the mouth of the volcano, it's worth it. It does get cold and extremely windy at...More

Thank Deutschland4
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I am 67 and need to lose 25 pounds. He is 66 and needs to lose at least that. We are interested in making this hike if we are physically able. We walk here at home, but it's around our neighborhood and up only small inclines. I don't want to waste anyone's time and I don't want to kill myself going up a mountain either! Should we try it or should we give this one a miss?
February 23, 2017|
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Response from LCD_9 |
Separately from cardio fitness, I found the downhill portion of this hike to be hard on the knees, so keep that in mind too.
Hello is there a fee to enter the National Park to hike the Soufriere volcano trail?
March 20, 2016|
Response from Michael D |
No there is no fee to hike the volcano.
Sean T
Did you get a tour guide? I am going with myself and my girlfriend. From what I am reading we will need a raincoat. Anything else you recommend?
January 6, 2016|
Response from Angie A |
Yes, you will need a raincoat. Hiking shoes or athletic shoes a must! You flip flops or sandles won't cut it. It is mostly rocks and steep inclines. No need for a tour guide. Put "Bains Jaunes" into your GPS for the parking... More