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Travel to Reunion Island with Llorenç Planagumà

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Trip to Reunion Island

Trip to Reunion Island

Details of the trip to Reunion Island with Llorenç Planagumà

Reunion Island, in the Indian Ocean, is a true paradise. To explore its tropical forests, volcanoes, ravines and endemic birds. It is a mixture of origins, skin colours and flavours with aromas of vanilla, turmeric and old rum.

The geology of the island is similar to that of Hawaii, due to its volcanic nature. The Piton de la Fournaise is an active Red – Hot Spot volcano, (2,611 metres high), with very effusive eruptions.

Reunion Island is an overseas department of France, so entry conditions are the same as for any other country or territory belonging to the European Union.

– Next departures:
Departure on 6 June – Return on 10 June
Departure on 11 September – Return on 16 September

Highlights - Travel to Reunion Island

  • Incredible landscapes
  • Night under the stars on the Plain of the Sands. Exclusive to the emotions of the volcanoes
  • Walk through the lava tubes with a caver
  • Visit to the museum of volcanoes
  • Visit to the Rum and Vanilla Museum
  • BIVOUAC Night
  • Material collaboration with an international NGO on volcanic hazards

Llorenç Planagumà i Guàrdia

Geologist and volcanologist. Expert in eruptive dynamics in monogenetic volcanoes and in the conservation of natural geological values in protected natural areas of volcanoes. Since 2000, author of several scientific articles and geological guides on volcanoes.  Collaborator of the Barcelona Volcanoes Group of CSIC. He has worked on volcanoes in Costa Rica, Mexico, Argentina, the Canary Islands and Olot. He promoted and coordinated the International Association of Volcanologists Congress on Volcanoes and Natural Parks (2012).

Scientific guide expert in the dissemination of volcanism and in the design of volcanic trails. Consultant’s guide so that the knowledge of volcanoes by the communities living in them is a tool for social and economic improvement of the community and for the mitigation of geological risks.

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Travel from the Discovery range

We talk about its landscapes, its gastronomy and the different types of volcanoes and eruptions. An introduction to a new way of travelling. Feel the land as you have never done before with your family, your children, your friends...


  • Full board in Reunion Island
  • All transfers
  • Entrance fees and taxes on volcanic sites
  • Tickets for museums
  • Accompanied by an expert volcano guide for the duration of the trip.
  • Travel insurance (basic)

Not included

  • Domestic and international flights
  • Tipping
  • Drinks
  • Visits and excursions not mentioned as included in the itinerary
  • Personal supplements
  • Entry/exit fees from the country or airports
  • If available Extension of assistance and cancellation insurance cover (recommended)
  • Any other item not mentioned in the included services section.

Recommended materials

  • Non-rigid suitcase
  • Hiking backpack (approx. 35 litres)
  • Rain cape
  • Waterproof gore-tex jacket
  • Long sleeve shirts
  • Mountain trousers
  • Water bottle
  • Sunscreen
  • Headlamp

Optional equipment

  • Walking sticks
  • Energy bars for climbs
  • Binoculars
  • Garden gloves (to protect against cuts from the volcanic soil)
Itinerary - Travel to Reunion Island (Volcano, Rum and Vanilla)

Day 1Arrival at Saint Denis airport

Arrival at Saint Denis airport
Transfer to the hotel
Afternoon at leisure

Day 2Wild coast and lava tubes

Breakfast at the hotel
We will discover the wild coast and its volcanic formations.
Visit to the garden of species
In the afternoon, we will go deep into the bowels of the earth to discover the lava tubes.
Accompanied by a speleologist
Duration: 02.30 hours

Day 3Musée du volcan et Musée du rhum

Breakfast at the hotel
Conference and visit of the volcano museum with volcanology specialists
Visit to the rum museum

Day 4Excursion to Volcano National Park

Breakfast at the hotel
Excursion to the Volcanoes National Park
3 hours hiking on the Plaine des Sables
Afternoon drive to the mouth of the volcano.
Picnic dinner under the stars. Bivouac.

Day 5Climbing the volcano

Petit-déjeuner à l’hôtel
Montée à la partie sommitale du volcan
Après-midi libre

Day 6Tamil Temple and Vanilla Museum

Breakfast at the hotel
Visit to the Tamil temple
Visit to the vanilla museum
Transfer to the airport

  • Passport valid for 6 months from the date of departure.
  • No tourist visa is required for stays of less than 30 days.
  • Reunion Island is a French DOM TOM (overseas department), a region of France and a part of the Republic.
  • Enveloped by a magical mix of African, Indian, Arab and European cultures, this island is a very special place.
Climate of Reunion Island

Reunion has a tropical climate, but the temperature is influenced by altitude.
The climate is cool and cold from May to November, and hot and rainy from November to April.
Rainfall varies considerably within the island.

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