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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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  • My wife and I booked the Villarrica Volcano trek together with another friend through the Pucon Aventura agency. Since we first walked to the door the service was friendly and informative. The trek co...  more »
  • The rise is only with Agency and quotas are limited, but with 3 or 4 days in advance you can get places to climb. The cost of the rise is not cheap, but all agencies provide equipment (boots, backpack, ice axes, etc). I went up to the crater of the volcano with the Agency "Sun and snow", which I recommend, January 25. Both Oscar, which is the guide that we got the "fast" 3 of the contingent, serving its 2200 promotions and the years that day, as the rest of the Agency guides are experienced, professional, and extremely friendly and helpful. Both the ascent as the Summit and it lowered are experiences in itself, that require effort and it gratify widely. Is essential have some preparation physical to enjoy the tour. I got in January, but the ascent can be made throughout the year and the technique of ascent, descent and demand varies greatly by the availability of snow.
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  • Had the luck of see it a day absolutely clear, without a single cloud and is it can contemplate in all its Majesty from any point,. It is really a symbol of Pucon. Les wish luck of to see what of the way in that it did us.
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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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