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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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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We didn’t get the clear view from the top but it was certainly worth the trek. We were pelted with winds, rain, sulfuric clouds of gas and it was all amazing and worthwhile. Be sure to arrive early to get a decent parking spot and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had been on Basse Terre for a week and had been carefully watching both the weather report and the top of the mountain, hoping to get a clear day, and boy, did we! We were at the parking lot for Bains Jaunes at 0800,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
4  Thank stork90
Reviewed 1 week ago

We climbed the volcano with a 'tour' group, we were about 16, arrived in land rovers and were on climb by 8am. Our guide rushed us through the climb, which was a little disappointing, no time to take in our surrondings. Was a hard, but...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We hiked to the summit of La Soufriere this morning. After reading others’ reviews we arrived early at 8 am and took the 2nd to last parking space near the Bains Jaunes. We recommend backing into your space for an easier exit. It took our...More

Date of experience: January 2019
3  Thank suzannel531
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our hike experience was one of the many wet, windy, and foggy. 2 minutes into the hike it was raining heavy, followed up by the high winds and sideways sleet. This is expected since the volcano is in the rainforest. Bring plenty of dry clothes...More

Date of experience: December 2018
5  Thank youngmud
Reviewed November 18, 2018 via mobile

I would recommend this for whoever is into hikes and/or exercises regularly. In some places, the views are very nice, but overall, I for one was a bit disappointed - I felt like it was not worth the effort. It took a long time to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
4  Thank Cristina V
Reviewed September 27, 2018 via mobile

It was raining a little during the hike but still it was a great experience. Did not see any view from the top because of the clouds and the rain but the hike itself was very entertaining. Some pats were quite steep. My friends went...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank Ieva D
Reviewed September 23, 2018

The island doesn't offer much. It has a few beaches mainly on the Grand side which are pretty. On this mountainous side there are a few beaches here and there. We stayed in Deshaies and it took us 1.5 hrs drive to get here, remember...More

Date of experience: November 2017
2  Thank flgafl1
Reviewed August 29, 2018

highly recommended if you stay in Guadalupe. Bring with you at least a liter of water and a wind jacket. Wear proper shoes because it is slepery. You dont need to start to early in the morning, but consider the daylight for the visit.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank lucri90
Reviewed July 23, 2018 via mobile

This walk can be difficult, at times it resembles rockclimbing and going up a staircase of stones. It took us 3-4 hours to go up and down in total. At the top it was very windy and rainy. We got cold. We waited in a...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank sebmellab
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Response from Michael Y | Reviewed this property |
I would suggest against doing so. It would be pretty miserable and dangerous. If you're an experienced climber, and you want to hike in the rain, I would strongly suggest you wear full rain gear and sturdy hiking boots... More
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