Trip Planner: Africa / Reunion Island / Arrondissement of Saint-Benoit / Saint-Benoit / Piton de Fournaise
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
LE VOLCAN, VOYAGE AU COEUR DE LA REUNION BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $122
Duration: 3 hours
Piton de Fournaise Reviews
Impossible de venir à la Réunion sans aller jusqu'au volcan. A couper le souffle! De plus on peut s'y avancer en voiture, donc quel que soit l'âge, on peut le faire more »It is impossible to come to Reunion without going to the volcano. Breathtaking! In addition you can get there by car, so whatever the age, you can do it
Exceptionnel découverte, partir de nuit pour être au sommet pour le levé de soleil et profiter du calme avant le ballet des hélicoptères qui commence à 7h30!!en général le temps se couvre très vite en... more »Exceptional discovery, leave at night to be at the top for the sunrise and enjoy the calm before the ballet of helicopters that starts at 7:30!! in general the weather is covered very quickly in mid-morning Rando quite sporty, but breathtaking landscape
Wow awesome experience hiking in the valcano
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