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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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Parc National, Guadeloupe
+590 690 59-3095
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Reviewed January 30, 2017

We arrived by 7:15, based on advice from tourist office, and the top parking lot was already full (this was a Friday in late January). We had no problem parking a bit below it, in a space along the road. If we had arrived after...More

2  Thank DavidByKayak
Reviewed January 29, 2017

If you get to the trailhead by 7 you can get parking right next to it. If you get there after 8, you zill have to park further down the hill, maybe a lot further. Plan 4.5 hours round trip. Take water. There are a...More

2  Thank ChuckPMi
Reviewed January 26, 2017

First the drive to get there - if staying on the West Coast is a bit of work. We were staying south of Deshaise and it took more than 1.5 hours to get there. We did hit some traffic near Baillif, before getting into Basse-Terrre....More

6  Thank Tom G
Reviewed January 24, 2017

This is the fourth time we have climbed this mountain. Each time we see something new. You definitely need hiking shoes. The parking is a little crazy and going up to the parking can be a little scary. People coming down tend to go faster...More

2  Thank cdrctravelers
Reviewed January 24, 2017

A beautiful hike. Things to know: Check the weather before you leave -- try to go on a sunny day Leave early Wear sunscreen Wear a pair of sturdy walking/hiking shoes. It can be slippery in spots Bring water. At least 1 litre Bring a...More

2  Thank Paul G
Reviewed January 22, 2017

This is an awesome hike, and even though you might doubt it as you trek up the steep rocky trail it is well worth it for the beautiful views. Getting here is a bit of an adventure itself, the road is narrow and twisty and...More

1  Thank Sarah B
Reviewed January 19, 2017 via mobile

First of all there are two parking "lots". The one right at the start of the actual climb has been closed for awhile because of the damaged road. You cant drive up there anymore. Maybe one day they will repair the roads..so much easier. Now...More

1  Thank Kawartha1
Reviewed January 19, 2017

I would consider myself an amateur hiker and would say this is one of the toughest hikes I've done. I recommend this hike for those who are physically fit and can handle breathing in high altitudes. It's a challenging hike due to the windy conditions,...More

Thank Lewis U
Reviewed January 10, 2017

This was a nice hike up to the La Soufriere volcano. It gets quite intense in the end, so do not try to survive with flipflops or sandals... Also a light jacket would have been a good idea because of the raining and the furious...More

6  Thank Joose S
Reviewed January 6, 2017 via mobile

Driving to the park is half the challenge, we made it in a small automatic but we could easily tell the car was struggling, on the other hand the roads are very narrow and only allow enough room for one Car in either direction at...More

3  Thank Jordan N
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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.
March 20, 2016|
Response from Michael D |
No there is no fee to hike the volcano.
Sean T
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