Hiking up La Soufriere in Guadeloupe
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Activity Snapshot

  • Sport level
    Beginner
  • Spoken languages
    English, French
  • Duration
    5 hrs
  • Opening seasons:
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Activity description

The volcano of Soufriere is explosive and the climb will allow you to access the most active area of the Volcano with several fumaroles, a continuous degassing... It's an absolutely unique experience!

You start the hike at Bains Jaunes (yellow baths)... a swimming pool in the heart of the forest heated thanks to the volcano thermal activity! Don' forget to bring your swimming costumes, you'll definitely enjoy a jump in the water at the end of your hike!

The weather is changing rapidly on the top of Basse-Terre, which makes the Soufriere volcano one of the areas where it rains the most on the planet! Tuck your raincoat in your bag before leaving and you should be fine!

The guides will accompany you all along the climb of the volcano and teach you everything about the vegetation, the volcanism, its impact on the fauna and many more...

minimum 12 y/o
Starting time: 7:45 am,
Cancellation policy: 
flexible1) Cancellation 4 days or more prior to the agreed activity starting date
→ You are automatically reimbursed for the full activity price

2) Cancellation between 48 and 96 hours prior to the agreed activity starting date
→ You are entitled to a 50% reimbursement

3) 48 hours or later are what we call last-minute cancellations
→ No reimbursements will be effected
Offer Description

Enjoy a 5 hour hike up the volcano of La Soufriere in Guadeloupe to discover the incredible lunar landscapes and learn everything there is to know about the region.

Itinerary

- Start your hike from Bains Jaunes, a pool with 30° waters in the heart of the tropical forest.
- After following the pool you go up the path of Pas du Roy that goes deep into the forest and the huge trees. You'll climb for approximately 150 metres.
- You reach the former car park of Soufriere: Savane à Mulets and the change of environment is striking! No more trees and branches hanging everywhere. The vegetation is very close to the ground and thick, offering you a magnificent view over the caribean sea.
- Depending on the weather, you'll be able to climb the volcano on the east side to have a more direct access to the top.
- You'll pass the eruption craters of the years 1976 and 1956 and enjoy the encounter with mountain pineapples and their red flowers.
- After a few metres you reach the top and the many active craters: cratère sud, gouffre napoleon, gouffre Dupuy.
- You'll go back down on chemin des Dames, along the long Fault.
- You arrive on the site of Faujas rocks fall and get a last glimpse of the sea before going back into the forest to finish your hike with a bath in Bains Jaunes!

Special terms

As the weather can change rapidly it is recommanded that you are prepared for everything. The hike can be postponed or cancelled if the conditions are too dangerous.

Included
  • Guide for the whole hike
Do not forget to bring
To bring
  • Warm and waterproof clothes
  • A waterproof backpack with only the necessary equipment
  • Bottled water and snacks
  • Sunscreen & sunglasses
Meeting point
At Vert Intense center in Morne Houel, 97120 Saint-Claude Get directions

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Excellent experience
  • 5 / 5
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Full of nature and greenery.

Definitely worth going with a guide.
  • 5 / 5
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Awesome La Soufriere hike
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Activité à ne pas manquer
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Exceptionnel

I’m a City slicker would have died with any other company
  • 5 / 5
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Good location close to the volcano

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