HIKING ON THE SOUFRIÈRE: LIKE CONQUERORS ON TOP OF THE WORLD
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An adventure dedicated to mountain enthusiasts - a challenging climb of the Soufrière volcano to 1233 m. From the top, we will enjoy an amazing view of the immense crater as well as the thrill of conquest.
- Peaks in Saint Vincent
- Hike and climb of the Soufrière volcano
- Those looking for a challenge can undertake the climb of mount Soufrière (1233), the highest peak in Saint Vincent.
- La Soufrière is a volcano that covers around a third of the island’s northern part and overlooks the fishing and rural villages of Richmond in the north-west and the area of Owia, home of the Caribe indios, in the north-east.
- From our terminal, a 90 minute coach drive takes us through the Rabacca dry river from where the Pitons, St. Lucia’s volcanic peaks, can be spotted on clear days.
- We continue as far as the Bamboo Range (365 metres asl), where the road ends and our hike starts.
- We recommend bringing a bottle of water for the 4.5 km hike, which takes us through tropical rainforest with bamboo trees surrounded by a myriad of epiphyte plants.
- The peak is reached after a 90 minute climb, but our efforts will be rewarded with the breath-taking views that make us feel as if we are on top of the world.
- We enjoy a light lunch with some fruit while taking in the amazing scenery.
- We recommend taking a camera because the crater, which formed during the last eruption, is perfectly visible in all its beauty and perfection.
- We finally return to Bamboo Range, where the coach awaits us to take us back to the terminal.
Good to know
- The excursion is only suitable for those in good physical shape and is not recommended for those who suffer with vertigo.
- You must wear footwear suited to unpaved, uneven and wet ground when trekking.
- Sometimes the view may be obstructed by the mist.
- The time spent walking may vary depending on the fitness of the group participants.
- Participants must be at least 12 years of age.