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“Not worth the trip”

La Soufriere Drive-In Volcano
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Soufriere Island Delight Half-Day Trip From St Lucia
Ranked #16 of 168 things to do in St. Lucia
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Owner description: 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Not worth the trip”
Reviewed May 27, 2013

The trip was 1 1/2 hour drive from the pier there. We made a stop overlooking a bay where the locals were pushy trying to sell you stuff and the men sat around getting high. The stench was powerful. We then continued on and stopped at the Prayer Park- It was beautiful and we saw many tropical flowers. Upon our arrival at the Volcano we watched a 5 minute video before driving to the volcano. There is unsavory locals waiting to rip you off selling there goods. ( a gentleman wanted a necklace selling for $5 and only had a $20 bill the local said he would give change however as soon as he had the $20 in hand he dropped 3 more necklaces and ran off) There is a guide who will explain the volcano to you. After 5 minutes you have seem everything there is to see and the sulfur smell will start getting to you.

Visited May 2013
2 Thank Felicia S
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Winnipeg, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Fun Day in St. Lucia”
Reviewed April 29, 2013

My wife and I took a day trip out of Castries to see the volcano in Soufriere. The drive from Castries to the volcano is about an hour and a half. The roads are also very narrow and can seem to be like a roller coaster in some parts. I'm not complaining, it just might not be for some people. Anyways we got to the volcano the guides were nice and very informative, and taking a dip in the mud bath was quite the experience.

Visited April 2013
1 Thank Everett04
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Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin
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91 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“So Much to see/excellent views of nature on the Island”
Reviewed April 17, 2013

This was a fun tour. We viewed the volcano and the Pitons. I have some special pictures. We saw a banana plantation. Large snake-this we viewed from the bus. Viewed a scenic shore town. We had a chance to take pictures of ourselves with our ship in the background. The short stop at the Maranatha Garden to view the flowers WOW! The scripture verses from the Bible were refreshing. The only down side was the long trip-for any one with health issues-think about it. It was mountianist drive, some hairpin turns. Steps. And the sulphur smell from the volcano was strong.

Visited April 2013
2 Thank bethniblett
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Washington DC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
“Interesting, but don't expect Yellowstone!”
Reviewed April 9, 2013

This was worth seeing, lots of good history and informed guides about the volcanic nature of St. Lucia and formation. The "volcano" it self is a bunch of steam and mud pits. Neat to see, lots of fun sulphur smell - but expect to be a little underwhelmed vs. the tag line of "Drive in Volcano!" which really means, drive to a parking lot and walk on a platform and see some steam.

But a well run place, not too expensive, and informed guides. I really liked feeling the water temp of the stream - crazy hot.

Visited March 2013
3 Thank MikeyDC
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Providence, Rhode Island
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Go see the active volcano !!!!!!”
Reviewed April 3, 2013

TOOK a tour by boat arranged by the island of Sr. LUCIA , the booths are there right when you get off of the ship. We paid 65.00 for a land and sea tour.NO LInks Tours was their name !!! They told all the history about the island as we drove toward the volcano and showed us some of the celebrity' s homes, then went to the volcano , where we were able to do a mud bath. Lots of laughs although a strong sulphur smell ,then we went by bus to the beautiful waterfall, saw some pretty flowers there!!!!We then we're taken to the beach where you could snorkel if you wanted , water was beautiful. This island is one body favorites!!!!! They also stopped for a beautiful pic onto of a mountain, a fun day in St.LUCIA , 4 hours perfect!!!!

Visited March 2013
1 Thank Jeanne P
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