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Villarrica, Pucon

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Volcano
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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  • We left with our car about 11 am from Pucón in regard to Villarrica. 2 / 3 km detour towards the volcano. From there go up 5 kms approximately of paved road and then about 9 kms from Earth in some sections quite ugly, but despite having a car low could do it and get to the base of the volcano where you get beautiful photos. The road ends where because you can not continue because it is the tearoom is open for the ski season. It is good to choose a day of full sun since if it is somewhat cloudy, the Summit will not be visible. I am unaware if this tour is feasible in time of snow
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  • Very interesting and instructive ride, learn more about the earthquake in Chile and the strength of its volcanoes was unforgettable
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  • A beautiful and imposing volcano surrounded by a lake and beautiful landscapes. A walk to recommend, without a doubt.
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