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Piton de Fournaise

Reunion Island
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Very cool -- you can see and hear the eruptions

Very cool hike on the volcano, and the drive there from St. Pierre is beautiful. The hike isn't... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Denver, Colorado, United States
worth the trouble to reach

the road to the volcano from the pas de bellecombe is really awful, with terrible potholes... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mitch T
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This is the only active volcano on the island and one of the most active in the world.
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very cool hike on the volcano, and the drive there from St. Pierre is beautiful. The hike isn't too bad, maybe 11 km round trip on a well-marked trail. Bring water -- it can be hot. Bring a jacket and maybe a hat -- it...More

1  Thank KevinB229
Reviewed 1 week ago

the road to the volcano from the pas de bellecombe is really awful, with terrible potholes. However, we thought the volcano views made it worthwhile. The volcano was erupting when we were there so we couldn't walk across the crater. there are nice places to...More

Thank Mitch T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you just have a chance, go for it! Landscape is just magnificent! The Volcano route is well marked so just bring comfortable shoes and go! :o) Trip takes about 5h so remember about water, snacks, sunglasses and water resistant clothing etc.

Thank Dariusz77
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Make to all trip to La reunion worth it. Not matter if there is a eruption or not at the volcano, this is worth going and actually difficult to describe in words. If there is a eruption organize a trip with a chopper, it will...More

Thank David P
Reviewed August 2, 2017

We came to the volcano as part of a "Volcano and Wild South" 4WD day tour, an excellent day which I would highly recommend. The volcano was actually erupting when we were visiting, so we were unable to go close to the crater itself, but...More

Thank Merrowmum
Reviewed July 4, 2017

Absolutely fantastic experience. We had the perfect day to see this attraction. Sunny all the way up to the lookout. Our 9 year completed the walk with no complaints and was very impressed with the 'WOW"views. We started early as recommended and spent an hour...More

Reviewed April 24, 2017 via mobile

The view is simply magical. The car trip to get there is totally worth it. The temperature was 30deg Celsius when we left the coastal road and it was actually 11deg by the time we reached the plaine des sables, a view point on our...More

3  Thank VirtuSphotography
Reviewed April 22, 2017

We were here for one day and took the ships tour from Cunard. Excellent choice. Not only is it worth the trip to see the volcano but the trip to the top enables you to see a good amount of the island and it is...More

Thank drjeff
Reviewed April 10, 2017 via mobile

My visit was in april 2014 and not may 2016 Sorry for writing a late review Piton de la fournaise is wow The land is still hot The rocks are 👌 Looks like there are precious stones on them They are all shining

Thank Shakshita
Reviewed April 5, 2017 via mobile

Firstly, this is an amazing experience and highly recommended. This is the 2nd Volcano we have climbed (1st being Rinjani) and was fairly easy, apart from the last 30 mins, when actually getting near the rim and quite steep (keep on going though, its worth...More

5  Thank LuxuryTraveller001
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Fouche D
September 18, 2017|
Response from LuxuryTraveller001 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, We visited in April and had a nightmare trying to book a guide - no response/slow/very expensive (Eur200+ day). Eventually we just hired a car/got sim card for Google Maps and drove there. Its easy to get to on... More
November 9, 2016|
Response from FrancoiV |
Yes: no cost at all.
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November 9, 2016|
Response from Zack_herbst | Reviewed this property |
There is no entrance fee to the Piton de La Fournaise, it is completely free of charge. Enjoy