Caving excursion in the 2004 Lava Tube in Reunion Island

Caving excursion in the 2004 Lava Tube in Reunion Island

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Activity Snapshot

  • Sensation Level: Adventurous
  • Spoken languages: English, French, Creole
  • Fitness level: from Everybody welcome to Sporty
  • Duration: from 3.5 hrs to 7 hrs
  • Cancellation policy: 
    flexible 1) Cancellation 4 days or more prior to the agreed activity starting date
    → You are automatically refunded for the full activity price

    2) Cancellation between 48 and 96 hours prior to the agreed activity starting date
    → You are entitled to a 50% refund

    3) 48 hours or later are what we call last-minute cancellations
    → No refund will be made
  • Meeting point:
    Vierge au Parasol car park, Grand brûlé 974, RN2, Sainte-Rose, Réunion
  • Opening seasons:

Activity description

Explore the 2004 Lava Tube Flow of Piton de la Fournaise, Reunion Island, with a mountain guide who specializes in volcanology.

Rando Volcano offers sporty excursion inside the 2004 Lava Tube Flow of 5 or 6 hours.

Semi-sporty excursion (3.5 hrs underground)
- You leave the bottom of the network near the ocean to go up about 2.5 kms to an exit located at the foot of the "big slopes".
- The route traces almost the one that the first explorers of the tunnels borrowed in 2005.
- Some passages are quite low although it is not necessary to crawl, but it is still a fairly sporty route where there are numerous passages that require to walk on all fours.
- Your guide can adapt the route according to the level of the group and your needs with many narrow passages.
- You will eat underground so remember to bring your picnic!

Sporty excursion (6 hrs underground)
- You cross the network of the "Sunday tunnel" which is quite narrow and labyrinthine.
- You arrive at the bottom of the big slopes and you go down in the tunnels to the lower entrances which are about 3,5 kms underground.
- This excursion requires a good physical condition.
- Several routes are possible depending on the level of the group but all have many curved passages, and others that require to be walk on all fours or to crawl.
- You will eat underground so don't forget to bring your lunch!

Offers

1
2.5 hrs Lava Tube excursion

The overall activity lasts about 3.5 hours and you will spend about 2.5 hours in the lava tube.

- You will progress in galleries with fairly large dimensions, it will not be necessary to crawl except on short passages for those who want to.
- It is necessary to be able to walk on all fours for about 15 meters
- Many itineraries are possible according to the level and preferences of the groups
- 1 guide for 6 participants max.

Activity requirements

Caution:
- The excursion takes place in a confined and abrasive environment where it is relatively hot (from 21 to 25°C) all year long, with dimensions sometimes requiring to bend or to walk on all fours.

- It is therefore not suitable for people suffering from claustrophobia, asthma and back or knee problems.

- It is essential to have a good breakfast or meal before coming.

- Head measurement: 48 cm minimum

Do not forget to bring
  • Hiking boots
  • Long pants and short sleeve T-shirt
  • Rain jacket if necessary
  • Change of clothes
  • Camera (optional)
  • A small backpack with min. 1L water
  • Snacks
Sensation Level: Adventurous
Fitness level: Everybody welcome
Duration: 3.5 hrs
Minimum Age: minimum 6 y/o
Meeting point:
Vierge au Parasol car park, Grand brûlé 974, RN2, Sainte-Rose, Réunion
Included:
  • Caving equipment
  • Liability insurance
2
3.5 hrs Lava Tube excursion

The overall activity lasts about 4.5 hours and you will spend about 3.5 hours in the lava tube.

- Walk back on the lava flow: 30 minutes
- 1 guide for 6 participants max.

Activity requirements

Caution:
- The excursion takes place in a confined and abrasive environment where it is relatively hot (from 21 to 25°C) all year long, with dimensions sometimes requiring to bend or to walk on all fours.

- It is therefore not suitable for people suffering from claustrophobia, asthma and back or knee problems.

- It is essential to have a good breakfast or meal before coming.

Do not forget to bring
  • Hiking boots
  • Long pants and short sleeve T-shirt
  • Rain jacket if necessary
  • A small backpack with min. 1.5L water
  • Change of clothes
  • Picnic
  • Camera (optional)
Sensation Level: Adventurous
Fitness level: Occasionally sporty
Duration: 6 hrs
Minimum Age: minimum 12 y/o
Meeting point:
Vierge au Parasol car park, Grand brûlé 974, RN2, Sainte-Rose, Réunion
Included:
  • Caving equipment
  • Liability insurance
3
6 hrs Lava Tube excursion

The overall activity lasts about 7 hours and you will spend about 6 hours in the lava tube.

- Walk back on the lava flow: 30 minutes
- 1 guide for 6 participants max.

Activity requirements

Caution:
- The excursion takes place in a confined and abrasive environment where it is relatively hot (from 21 to 25°C) all year long, with dimensions sometimes requiring to bend or to walk on all fours.

- It is therefore not suitable for people suffering from claustrophobia, asthma and back or knee problems.

- It is essential to have a good breakfast or meal before coming.

Do not forget to bring
  • Hiking boots
  • Long pants and short sleeve T-shirt
  • Rain jacket if necessary
  • A small backpack with min. 1.5L water
  • Change of clothes
  • Picnic
  • Camera (optional)
Sensation Level: Adventurous
Fitness level: Sporty
Duration: 7 hrs
Minimum Age: minimum 15 y/o
Meeting point:
Vierge au Parasol car park, Grand brûlé 974, RN2, Sainte-Rose, Réunion
Included:
  • Caving equipment
  • Liability insurance

Meeting point

Vierge au Parasol car park, Grand brûlé 974, RN2, Sainte-Rose, Réunion Get directions

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Exceptionnel !
  • 5 / 5
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Activité incontournable à la Réunion. C'est hors norme, très instructif sur les volcans

Tunnel de lave
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Très belle visite intéressante et très bien animée par notre guide Mateo.

Super! expérience unique à faire ! en plus un super guide passionné !
  • 5 / 5
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Unique je recommande

Excellent !!
  • 5 / 5
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Sortie très ludique, avec un guide passionné ce qui a permis d’avoir beaucoup d'explications sur l'histoire de l'île et des volcans. Très bonne organisation.

Excellentissime !
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Très bonne organisation. Sortie très ludique, avec beaucoup d'explications sur l'histoire de l'île et de ses volcans.

Excellent !
  • 5 / 5
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Très intéressante et ludique

Au top !
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très intéressant

Très bien!
  • 5 / 5
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Bien organisé, bonne ambiance. Très ludique pour mes enfants de 9 et 15 ans. Convient vraiment à tous!

Un régal
  • 4.5 / 5
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Super approche

Très chouette!
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Spéléo dans un tunnel de lave

Super
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fantastic

Découverte
  • 5 / 5
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Bien organisé

Super
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Très belle activée. Un guide génial et très compétent. On refera avec grand plaisir 👍😉

Super découverte et guide
  • 4.8 / 5
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Notre parcours de spéléologie fut très beau avec notre guide hyper sympa et pédagogue.

Super
  • 4 / 5
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Riche en émotions en découvertes, endroit magique !

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