Guided Hike in the Cirque de Salazie on Reunion Island

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From 8 years-old and up

Take a guided hike in the Cirque de Salazie and discover one of Reunion Island's must-see sites!

Take a guided hike in the Cirque de Salazie and discover one of Reunion Island's must-see sites!

Explore one of Reunion Island's three cirques and immerse yourself in an exceptional natural environment that will leave you speechless! The Salazie cirque is a site of exuberant natural beauty. Adjacent to the island's highest peak, the Piton des Neiges, Salazie is nicknamed the cirque of waterfalls and pools, with its islets perched at the foot of the Gros Morne hiding authentic Creole huts with flower-filled gardens.

Before setting off on your hike in the Cirque de Salazie, you will meet your guide in Hell-Bourg at 7 a.m. for a briefing on your hike in Reunion Island and the day's conditions. Then you are off to hit the trails!

Accompanied by your local guide, you will be in safe hands as you discover the Cirque de Salazie and its culture. Your hike in Salazie is a 13 km loop that takes around 6 hours to complete. Intermediate level and accessible from the age of 8, the guided hike takes you along well-developed paths, but with some slippery sections and requiring extra vigilance on wet roots and stones. You will first visit the village of Hell-Bourg, before discovering the beauty of its Creole huts and colourful gardens. Next, you will cross a splendid forest of cryptomerias and discover a little treasure in the heart of nature, one of the rare hot springs with beneficial properties on Reunion Island. The Cirque de Salazie awaits you at the foot of the Piton des Neiges!

So don't wait, take a hike in the Cirque de Salazie with a professional guide and get to know this waterfall paradise on Reunion Island!

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Practical information

Duration of the hike: 6 hours

Round trip: 13 km

400m D+ /400m D-

Minimum altitude: 900m / Maximum altitude: 1300m

Level: Intermediate

Activity requirements

You need to be in good physical condition to participate in this hike.

Special terms

This activity is weather-dependent. If the weather does not allow for the activity to take place, we will contact you to reschedule or receive a full refund.

Meeting point:
Hell-Bourg's city hall parking, 23 Rue du General de Gaulle, Salazie 97433, La Réunion
Spoken languages:null, French, English
  • Certified guide
Do not forget to bring
  • Comfortable and weather adapted clothing
  • Hiking shoes
  • Water (2L minimum)
  • Snacks
  • Picnic
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Thermal and waterproof clothes


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AUDREY V., France — 30/12/2023
Au départ d'Hell Bourg, nous avons pu découvrir la forêt de cryptomerias qui débouche sur une source, avec Jérôme. Très belle randonnée, accessible à tous, avec un guide réunionais au top ! Nous recommandons.

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