La Soufriere Volcano, Parc National

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Visit the highest point on the island, the summit of La Soufriere Volcano, an active volcano. Challenge yourself and hike to the summit, where you'll be rewarded with breathtaking ocean and island views from a height of 1,234 m (4,049 ft). During the approximate 2-hour hike, you'll pass through rainforest, montane thicket, and cloud forest before you reach the ash-strewn crater with an active lava dome at its center. From here, choose to walk around the active dome via a steep rope-assisted path (which takes about 2 hours) further across the island to the village of Richmond, or hike back down. For travelers who use our world travel planner, Parc National holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the La Soufriere Volcano and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • We booked a hike up La Soufriere while we were staying at Fort Royal and are so glad we did. Our guide 'Johanne' was extremely knowledgable about the ecosystems, flora and fauna and had a good sense o...  more »
  • After reading all the reviews here, we arrived around 8:30 am and the parking lot was half empty. We almost don't hike back at home and it took us around 3 hours to get up and back down. Unfortunately...  more »
  • This was one of the most challenging hikes we have ever done. Our 10 year old daughter struggled but we did reach the summit. Unfortunately it started raining and there was quite a bit of cloud cover ...  more »