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Piton de la Fournaise

Two days in the mineral, lunar atmosphere of the Piton de la Fournaise, to observe and get an understanding of the eruptive phenomena of one of the most active volcanoes of the planet (more than 30 eruptions since 1998).
The “Volcano” - as it’s simply called here - does not only attract visitors of the island; its frequent eruptions also thrill the inhabitants of Reunion Island. By day, but also by night, there produce an amazing spectacle. Who knows, maybe you’ll get the chance to witness one...

» Read more information about Reunion Island’s active volcano

- Length: 2 days/1 night
- Difficulty: easy to moderate
- Backpack: contains your gear and the picnic for the day only
- Start/end points: Pas de Bellecombe, Piton de la Fournaise - public transport is not available to get there

Rates:

Organisation and guide for this trek of 2 days:

Individual Formed group
1 pers 2 pers 3 pers 4 pers 5 pers
320 € 180 €/pers 126 €/pers 100 €/pers 84 €/pers

Rate upon request above 5 participants.

Additional costs:
- one night in a lodge on half-board (circa 46 €/pers/night)
- the guide’s half-board package (28 €)
- 2 picnics (8 to 10 €/pers/day)

Day by day:

D1 – A day to explore the Piton de la Fournaise, approaching recent eruptions, volcanic pitons, lava flows. Ascent towards the largest crater at the top of the volcano, to get a point of view on the major collapse that happened in 2007.
Around 5-6 h walking, +500 m and -500 m
Dinner and night at the Volcano lodge.

D2 – Hike in the Plaine des Sables, ascent of the Piton Chisny (major cinder cone), observation of the ancient volcanism of La Fournaise (ash deposits, scoria and volcanic bombs, lava flows).
Around 3-5 h walking as you prefer

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