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The highest mountain in the lesser Antilles is also a volcano and an important landmark of Guadeloupe's landscape.
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“parking lot” (14 reviews)
“rain forest” (10 reviews)
“la soufriere” (10 reviews)
Saint-Claude, Guadeloupe
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived early to try to access the Carpark, however it was closed due to hurricane damage. From where we had to park to the Carpark was a 45 min walk, so it adds 1.5hrs to the hike. The walk would be about 2.5hrs if...More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 16 May 2017

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 of humour. He took us up the volcano...More

1  Thank IanInSouthport
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

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 it was raining all the time...More

2  Thank notwo23
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

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 when we reached the top. Strong sulfur smell....More

2  Thank Gkpv
Reviewed 23 April 2017

We got there around 1pm, after doing some other sightseeing, We got a little scared seeing cars lined up for a mile or two even before you got to the park entrance to start hike parked on both sides of road. We were able to...More

2  Thank jmjbrtw
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Someone told us that La Soufriere gets over 300 days of cloud in a year, so if you are climbing for the views, don't. Climb for the adventure, climb for the challenge, climb because it's a VOLCANO, but don't climb for the views, because you...More

4  Thank skyisblu
Reviewed 29 March 2017

This was a wonderful hike of about 1&1/2 hr each way for our group of 3 60-65 yr olds. The weather cooperated and we did not see any rain as is commonly seen in this tropical volcano. We also spent about 40 mins at the...More

2  Thank pearlyww
Reviewed 26 March 2017

This was a fun and interesting hike despite hiking in clouds for the majority of it. The views must be amazing on a clear day. It was wet and very windy at the top. Make sure you take time to see the vents after you...More

Thank Africabound_12
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Get to the parking lot early, before eight in the morning, the parking area is small and fills up quickly. My husband and I are in our mid fifties, in decent shape and got up and down with out problems, but we were quite sore...More

2  Thank krishearle
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Great hike v warm and not easy but well worth it. You will need to bring something to nibble & plenty of liquid as no shop or loo for at least 3 hrs. Took about 2 hours to get up to the top and a...More

Thank jojo m
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23 February 2017|
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Response from LCD_9 |
Separately from cardio fitness, I found the downhill portion of this hike to be hard on the knees, so keep that in mind too.
20 March 2016|
Response from Michael D |
No there is no fee to hike the volcano.