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La Soufriere Drive-In Volcano

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Address: Bay St., St. Lucia
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YOu can literally drive right into the crater of this volcano and walk...

YOu can literally drive right into the crater of this volcano and walk between the bubbling sulfur springs and hissing pools of steam.

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Not what I expected but still good

After a long drive on winding roads to get here, there really is nothing that resembles a volcano. It has caved in so it's just a hole but the mud-baths and scenery are... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Richy_Bobby
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Ottawa, Canada
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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

After a long drive on winding roads to get here, there really is nothing that resembles a volcano. It has caved in so it's just a hole but the mud-baths and scenery are fantastic. The area is very busy with tourists and the road and parking seem disorganized and chaotic.

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Innisfil, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's not a drive in volcano.DRIVE UP is more like it and actuall you get out and walk to see it. The volcano has caved in so it's just a hole in the ground now. But the are you are re walking on is volcanic. The island is formed from a volcano.

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Ottawa, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Tour guide made the history of the volcano come alive, but overall is just a few steaming holes in the ground. Investment in a visitors centre needed.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This excursion came recommended by some friends. I'll admit I wasn't sure what to expect but glad we decided to try it. The ride to the volcano was scenic albeit a bit longer than anticipated. Our tour guide made it fun and he was knowledgeable. He took us to one of the waterfalls where we attempted to sit under the... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We did a dip in the hot mud baths on a tour and it was interesting. One of the guides painted us with the darker mud (there was darker mud and lighter mud). A lot of people were there and it was kind of confusing as to where to walk and what to do. We had to leave towels and... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

ok, so actually driving through a volcano is undoubtedly a great thing to do. It is joined with being able to go to the hot springs & mud baths which sounds great, but in practise, its inundated with coach loads of people & you are all getting herded i & out

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Woking
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're in the Soufriere area this is worth a brief visit. We were there at the new year on a day when there were multiple crusie ships on the island, so we didn't do the baths as it looked as though they would be incredibly crowded.

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Guelph, ON
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Like many others, not what I pictured in my head. However, you drive up beside the area, and go out on walkways beside the bubbling mud. Heavy smell of sulphur! Tour guides tell you the history. We liked it and it was worth the visit.

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

There are bubbling volcanic pots, lots of fumes, and the smell of sulphur as you enter the area. What the “drive through” means is that you pay a fee then you can drive up a short hill to park by the bubbling hell. A guide leads a very short tour filled with fascinating information. It was pouring rain when we... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2016

It wasn't what I pictured in my mind. The side of the volcanic cone has collapsed, but active vents still spew sulfur steam into the air. The smell of sulfur is strong, but the nose adjusts. The bubbling mud pots were interesting to see and the sets of stairs take visitors around to view from different vantage points. There are... More 

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