We will leave the coast early this morning as we make our way to the natural phenomenon. We will travel to the Plaine des Cafres and the forest of the volcano.
Our day includes the Nez de Boeuf, the Commerson Crater, and the Plaine des Sables. We will also head to the Pas de Bellecombe, which is over 2300m above sea level and offers an excellent view of Piton de La Fournaises' main crater.
Today will include plenty of stops to many different scenic spots on the Island, including:
Mont Vert Les Hauts: A traditional Creole agricultural haven offering amazing views of the island's famous mountain peaks.
Plaine des Cafres: Cafres is a popular area that separates the Piton des Neiges, known as the Snow Peak, and Piton de la Fournaise, known as the Furnace Peak.
Nez de Boeuf and Cratere Commerson: A scenic lookout point over the Riviere des Remparts and Roche-Plate.
Plaine des Sables: A vast area of sand, that is sort of lunar looking, amidst the peaks that take on to the Pas de Bellecombe.
Pas de Bellecombe: Get your cameras ready - this is a mountain pass and the main viewpoint over the crater of Piton de La Fournaise. We will enjoy a little coffee break in Plaine des Palmistes, as we take in this beauty around us at 1000m above sea level. Here, the little village quietly goes on about their everyday life in a peaceful way. We will also have a chance to check out the local arts and gastronomy here.
Bourg Murat: A Creole Village home to the Piton de la Fournaise Volcano Observatory. We will enjoy lunch today here.
Bois Court: The site of a very popular lookout point offering spectacular views over the village of Grand Bassin. There is also a water clock very nearby - there's something you definitely don't see every day!
Etang Sale Les Bains: A fishing village located in a beautiful bay with a black sandy beach.
The exact order of the sites listed that we will see does vary sometimes. We always offer time to allow for some flexibility should weather impede on our day at all. We take pride in traveling on lesser known roads than on the highways as this only enhances the experience for our guests and allows them to indulge further into the beauty of the Island in the "country".
Our day is set at a comfortable pace so we are able to thoroughly enjoy each spot and feel at peace rather than rushed.
Once we have finished today, you'll be transferred back to your accommodation.