Boiling Lake Tours

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The volcanic hot springs of Boiling Lake lie at the end of a 7-mile (11 km) hiking trail in World Heritage Site Morne Trois Pitons National Park. The hot springs here are the second largest in the world.

You need to hire an official guide to do the day-long hike to Boiling Lake, which takes you up and down the park’s forested highlands. It’s a demanding and physically challenging trek, but one that’s well worth it – as much for the destination as the rewarding views along the way. The trail is well-maintained and one of the best ways to experience the Caribbean’s rainforest, with plenty of tropical birds and other rare species to be spotted. The walk also leads through a volcanic area with a stream passing through it known as the Valley of Desolation, where the air becomes steamy and moist and is filled with sulphuric vapours and gases.

Formed from a flooded volcanic fumarole, the crater is filled with grey-blue water shrouded in mist. Look past the whirling mass of steam and you’ll see the lake’s bubbling water surrounded by steep cliffs. This huge bubbling hot springs lake sees temperatures reach almost 200 degrees Fahrenheit, and is most often seen with a cloud of vapour rising dramatically from it.

The best time of year to do the hike is in the drier season from March to May.

Practical Info

The extensive Morne Trois Pitons National Park takes up the bottom half of the island of Dominica.

The hike to Boiling Springs leaves from the main access town of Laudat, or from Titou Gorge. Laudat is on the park’s western border, a 40-minute trip north-east from Roseau by bus.

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Address: Morne Trois Pitons National Park, Laudat 00152, Dominica
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Hours: Open daily
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Admission: $81
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Morne Trois Pitons National Park Hiking Tour to Boiling Lake

Explore the Morne Trois Pitons National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with a guide on this full-day trip in Dominica. Let a guide lead the way and take care of navigation while you soak in the scenery while trekking through the park, including the Valley of Desolation, Ti Tou Gorge, and Boiling Lake. Listen to insightful commentary on the indigenous flora and fauna of the region, learning much more about the island's environment than you would exploring on your own.
  • Duration: 7 hours
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Boiling Lake Challenge

The trail to Dominica’s Boiling Lake is challenging and designed for the hardiest, most experienced hikers. Instead of going it alone, tackle the trail with a guide to help you find your way around Morne Trois Pitons National Park. Hike up Morne Nicholls, a mountain with an altitude of 3,168 feet, for stunning views of the Valley of Desolation, then descend into the Valley of Desolation for a swim in the hot pools deep within.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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