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One of the world's most active volcanoes at present, Piton de Fournaise sits within a World Heritage-listed national park. At the lower parts of the volcano, accessible from the highway, you can see recently cooled lava flows. To reach the volcano rim you'll have to drive through the forest, first on a highway and then on a bumpy track. From there on, a well-maintained stairway (closed during seismic activity) leads down to the caldera floor. Wear good hiking shoes and layers of clothing since the weather below the rim changes quickly. Don't wander off the marked trails, especially in foggy weather. Confirm accessibility before you go to avoid disappointment. See Piton de Fournaise and all Saint-Benoit has to offer by arranging your trip with our Saint-Benoit tour builder app .
Tours to Piton de Fournaise
Reunion Island - Piton de la Fournaise - Volcano Day Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $170
Duration: 10 to 11 hours
Découverte du Tunnel de lave Bleu BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $57
Duration: 3 hours
Ascension du Piton de la Fournaise avec un spécialiste du volcan BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $63
Duration: 5 to 7 hours
Piton de Fournaise Reviews
Die Besteigung dauerte 5 Stunden inkl. Rückweg, leider war es sehr neblig auf dem Gipfel, sodass wir den Krater nicht sehen konnten. Erst nach dem Abstieg hat dich der Nebel verzogen und es bot sich u... more »The ascent lasted 5 hours incl. return, unfortunately it was very foggy on the summit, so we could not see the crater. Only after the descent did the fog warp you and it was a very impressive sight for us.
Nous sommes partis de bonne heure (4h30 du refuge du volcan) pour espérer voir le volcan au lever du soleil ! Marche assez difficile et nuages à l'arrivée !!!! Rien vu du Dolomieu. Forcément déçus mai... more »We left early (4:30 from the volcano refuge) to hope to see the volcano at sunrise! Walking quite hard and clouds on arrival !!!! Nothing seen from the Dolomieu. Obviously disappointed but it's to do!
Wow awesome experience hiking in the valcano
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