At 1467 meters, the active volcano of La Soufrière is the highest peak of the Lesser Antilles. This is THE place you do not want to miss during your stay in Guadeloupe ... More info ›
At 1467 meters, the active volcano of La Soufrière is the highest peak of the Lesser Antilles. This is THE place you do not want to miss during your stay in Guadeloupe. Discover the marked trails and the unique fauna and flora of the place.
Tour is limited to a maximum of 8 travelers.
At 1,467 metres, La Soufrière volcano is the highest peak in the Eastern Antilles. Often called “la vieille dame” (the old lady) by locals, La Soufrière is 100,000 years old, which makes it a relatively young volcano, geologically speaking. It is located in the southern part of the Guadeloupe’s national park, 5km north of the small village of Saint-Claude.
Starting from the Yellow Baths (Les Bains Jaunes) the hike with a professional mountain guide will take you to the top in about 2 to 3 hours. He will tell you all about the history of the place, the fauna and flora and even some volcanology. Relevant and informative, these comments will delight novices. The sulfur smell, very characteristic of the volcano, will add a special connotation in this adventure that visitors are not likely to forget! Along the way, on a clear day, you can enjoy remarkable views of the coast of Basse-Terre and the Caribbean Sea. It also boasts beautiful plant life full of superb colours, which varies as you ascend the hill and can be admired during the course of your walk.
On the way back, you will enjoy the warm Bains Jaunes (spring water pool naturally heated by the volcano) to relax your muscles after a long hike!