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Villarrica, Pucon
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Come face to face with one of the mightiest forces of nature at Villarrica. Rising to a height of 2,860 m (9,380 ft), the snow-capped volcano remains Chile's most active, and draws scores of outdoor enthusiasts. Hike the popular route to the crater, where you'll have sweeping views of the surrounding lakes--and, of course, the smoldering heart of the volcano. Following the climb, depending on conditions, you'll be able to slide down from the top on a small sled. Unless you're a certified mountaineer, you'll have to make the ascent with one of the registered tour operators. Skiing remains another popular activity here, and if you don't want to break a sweat you can book a helicopter flyover. Bear in mind that access to the volcano always depends on its current activity. Put Villarrica on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Pucon vacation builder.
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  • Very beautiful, yet if it is cloudy you will miss a great view. So they go for several days not to miss this postcard.
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  • See every day this mountain is a pleasure. Always runs its surroundings with its presence. A beautiful view
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  • Access this pretty good, for a normal car with care can do, but I understand that in winter it gets complicated. at the base there is a hostel, but is open only in season, we took things from home and chop something there, but there is nothing. Visat volcano and Lake is incredible, awesome I recommend going in the morning because the Sun is terrible!
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  • Climb this volcano! It's a great experience and awesome view.
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  • Nice photos
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  • I recommend visiting the volcanic Caverns
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