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Piton de Fournaise

Reunion Island
+262 692 31 42 04
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Reunion Island - Piton de la Fournaise - Volcano Day Tour
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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 via mobile

Wonderful panoramic view of Piton de la Fournaise and Formica Leo. Incredible experience but wake up before sunrise and get here early in the morning to see the volcano without clouds.

Thank Vittorio R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We walked there within 2 hours, same with return. It is longer than expected - all reviews said its easy trek, but do not be fooled - easy but long! I have seen people attempting to walk it in flip flops, with no water or...More

Thank Kate S
Reviewed 24 December 2017

This is definitely a must see when visiting Reunion Island. It is amazing to see how the volcano has changed the landscape. Please note that you need to be at the top by 8:30 as the clouds will come rolling in later in the morning....More

Thank 148leons
Reviewed 3 December 2017

As a rule of thumb,always go early. We started our hike at 6am, it was sunny but by 8am, mist and clouds rolled in. I was quite disappointed but just kept on going. Finally we got to the crater and it was clear! We could...More

Thank sunshinelpc
Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

We walked to the top of the piton (about 2.5 hours) to get a view of the Dolomieu crater. What a view into the volcano but also of the scenery around! We were lucky, blue sky and plenty of sun were present. Highly recommended.

Thank flak_srilanka
Reviewed 5 November 2017

High on the list of 'must-dos' on Reunion Island, but you do need to be prepared. Set out as early as possible to maximise your chances of good weather and minimise your time walking in the hottest part of the day (we were staying on...More

Thank Lesleyfish
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

This is definitely not a hike for the faint hearted. It is a 6 - 7 hour hike from the car to the summit and back. During our hike it went from overcast and cold to rainy and ended with 4 hours of blistering heat....More

1  Thank Charlene S
Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

We started the walk at 5am with headlights to see the sunrise. It takes two and a half hours one way but it's worth it! I would recommend hiking shoes, 1L water, some fruits and biscuits/chocolate.

Thank Nicole B
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

The hike is not too difficult (it took us 4 and half hours round trip) but still not recommended for untrained people as it has no real place to rest on the way, is very exposed to the sun and the path is never comfortable....More

Thank JMGeneva
Reviewed 11 October 2017

If you have only one day to see the famous Reunion volcano, then make a full day, 6 hours return, hiking to the top of the crater. You need to start early because the sun is very hot after 11 am, so we would recommend...More

2  Thank RebeccaFerrant
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sakatsu
28 September 2017|
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Response from Charlene S | Reviewed this property |
Hi, there is a lookout point that is very close to a big parking lot. It will give you views of the area surrounding the volcano and of the volcano in the distance. Definitely not a hike to do with a little one though. But... More
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Fouche D
19 September 2017|
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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
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elmien2
9 November 2016|
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Yes: no cost at all.
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