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by , SmarterTravel Staff - July 9, 2007
Valley of Desolation in Morne Trois Pitons National Park, Dominica

Morne Trois Pitons

Seemingly worlds apart from the lush green landscape found on the rest of this Caribbean island, Dominica's Morne Trois Pitons National Park is a hotbed of volcanic activity, hissing with steaming fumaroles and hot springs. The ultimate adventure here is hiking across the barren Valley of Desolation to Boiling Lake, whose murky waters bubble as gases rise up from the molten lava beneath its surface.

Adventure travelers looking to stay on the border of the national park can sign up for the Jungle Spa Adventure Package at the Jungle Bay Resort and Spa. Prices start at $199 per person per night based on double occupancy and include accommodations, all meals, a daily yoga class, a daily half hour in the spa, and a choice of scheduled activities, which can include the hike to Boiling Lake. If you choose to stay at the resort but not book the package, you can join the Boiling Lake Hike excursion for $75 per person plus taxes.

Valley of Desolation in Morne Trois Pitons National Park, Dominica (Photo: Discover Dominica)

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