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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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  • Takes awhile reaches the base of volcano. You can go in a private car, although the road is rather ugly (there are pieces in which the tracks were very deep). Visit not to be missed if you are to Villarica and Pucón.
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  • Everyone talks about the hike to the top, yet with 3 kids on this vacation, it wasn't going to happen. Searched online for other hikes and found the excellent "Mirador Los Crateres" hike. Drove up pas...  more »
  • The volcano stands out in the landscape and is seen where you walk around town! always with a discreet little smoke coming out the crater makes us always remember that this only sleeping and you can wake up anytime! Exciting!!!
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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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