Boiling Lake Experience
Boiling Lake Experience
Experience an intense trekking journey through the hills and valleys of Dominica’s untouched forests. Hike through thick rain forest up hills to elfin forests and into the unique valley of desolation. Navigate through hot rocks and steaming pools of boiling mud. Cook eggs in thermal crevices and get a beauty mask from nature. Experience the awe of one of Earth’s largest boiling lakes.
Immerse into warm sulphur pools carved by mother nature and end the day with a refreshing swim up the emerald canyon of Titou Gorge.
Boiling Lake Excursion
- Fitness Level 75% 75%
- Endurance 65% 65%
Pick up from Roseau at 7:00 am. (Or from your hotel on request), or meet at trail entrance at 8:00 am in Laudat.
Hike dense forest through the Morne Trois Pitons National Park and experience otherworldly terrain at the Valley of Desolation- an alien like rock formation, known for its steam spewing vents, healing sulphur pools, eery rock and sulphur deposits. Get a mud facial from nature with warm sulphur mud, and lounge in natural hot springs on this intense day’s hike.
On your way back, stop off at Titou Gorge for a quick swim up the emerald waters of a cosy canyon. Get a rewarding massage from Titou’s hidden waterfall.
Drop off at Roseau. (Or at your hotel on request)
Dominica’s boiling lake has been named one of Earth’s most amazing water bodies by BBC, and rightfully so. The Boiling Lake, the second largest in the world is a bubbling lake within one of Dominica’s volcanic craters. The lake bubbles from earth’s core and is just another manifestation of the tremendous volcanic activity that defines Dominica.
Boiling Lake is a truly unique experience with not only a hike through changing forests as the mountains incline, but a look into other worldly terrain at the Valley of Desolation. The valley is an alien like rock formation of clay, grey and white rock, marked by calcium and sulphur deposits and inhabited by interesting wildlife.
Thermal springs border the Valley of desolation- teal, clear and grey waters, and pool between rock, beneath thick forest cover. The valley is a natural sauna, with offers a range of benefits to its visitors.
Natural thermal pools soothe muscles and calm spirits. Clean, untouched water from Breakfast river, creeps through rock crevices secreting cool water for bottle-refills, and sulphur mud makes the perfect face mask.
The lake itself is too hot for swimming but is simply a wonder to view. Violent bubbles emanate from the grey expanse of water and alien rock hug the shoreline. Towering mountains, often blanketed by eerie mist, secure the crater and reach up to blue skies above.
Dominica’s Boiling Lake is definitely one of the most challenging hikes on island. An intense trek up hill and through steaming valleys awaits the adventurous traveller wishing to experience one of earth’s wonders.
Boiling Lake, Titou + Ti Kwen
Challenge Level Challenging
Duration 6-10 hours
Hike lush forests in Dominica’s mountain peeks. Embark on a hiker’s adventure through steep winding trails, to some of the most spectacular jungle locations in the Caribbean. Be engulfed by mountaintop shoreline views, swim pristine rivers and lakes, lounge beneath tumbling waterfalls, and transcend into the clouds on a full day of island trekking.