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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  • August 15, 2017
    This is the second time I do ascension of the Soufrière 10 years ago and 5 days ago with the Sun the view on Marie Gallante and saints to go it was superb but a 1/2 hour of the Summit mist and we saw nothing of the crater except the ravine and the fumes of sulfur very strong but is 66 years old we were happy to be there to write
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  • August 12, 2017
    A Council pay attention to the weather before you go! Fog and rain for us. 2:30 to go up stairs and slippery rock pavers. There are some good shoes, something warm and a kawe. The market is not easy, but the landscape is worth it! We were forced to stop at the Great Rift and we at the Summit because of the too strong wind. But I Council strongly this market worth widely it!
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  • August 12, 2017
    Mounted and seen memorable, just good shoes! Places are superb and must-see if you go to Guadeloupe.
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