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Villarrica, Pucon

Categories: Volcanos, Nature & Parks
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4.8/5 based on 1,200+ reviews on the web
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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  • The villarica Volcano (still active) can be seen on points throughout the city. On the local pesseios made with options to meet the base of the volcano and its surroundings or climbs up to the top and in winter periods, there are also options to climb and ski in the snow. Wonderful pictures and very cold.
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  • Seeing the town or going to its base, we were impressed with the beauty of the volcano. By day, we see some smoke. At night, you can see the lava on the tip of the volcano (orange). I was just sad for not being able to do the trekking to the top (I got sick in the Atacama and only recovered in the last day in Pucón).
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  • One of the most beautiful hiking in my life, impressive views, impressive crater with its gushing lava and its smell of suffering!
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  • Climb this volcano! It's a great experience and awesome view.
  • I recommend visiting the volcanic Caverns
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  • Nice photos
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  • It is cute and native.
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