Piton de Fournaise, Saint-Benoit

4.8
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.
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  • For somewhere free, it’s gotta be the main attraction of reunion island. We took 5 hrs 45 mins and didn’t make it to the crater as we turned back after reaching the top (you need to walk around the...  more »
  • Everything is unique, from the panorama of Plan de Sables to the whole caldera that harbor the volcano. Some notations: we reached "the cavern", at very base of the Volcano, before the ascent. The...  more »
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  • Absolutely beautiful and almost surreal but think again before attempting to climb it! It is a very long, very, very difficult walk /climb! My husband and I could only manage to climb half way before giving up (and taking the helicopter ride the next morning!)
  • I have visited there on August 11 and was pleased at the sight of a BEAUTIFUL shield volcano. MUST VISIT
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