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Volcan Calbuco, Puerto Varas

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Climb the area around a recently erupted volcano at Volcan Calbuco. The attraction erupted in April 2015, covering the surrounding countryside in volcanic ash. By August of the same year, officials reported the volcano alert levels of this site had returned to normal, and tourism opened to the area again. Although you cannot climb to the summit, you can explore the base to observe the snow-capped top of the mountain. You can take the cable car to ride up part of the mountain and hike from there to view lush flora; then head to the nearby lake for a swim after descending the volcano. Work out when and for how long to visit Volcan Calbuco and other Puerto Varas attractions using our handy Puerto Varas vacation generator.
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Where to stay in Puerto Varas

To enjoy views of the volcano, stay as close to the edge of Llanquihue Lake as possible. Most higher-end accommodations sit right on the lake's shores, with a range of resorts and boutique hotels offering a touch of luxury. Look a few streets back from the lake for a choice of budget hostels and small guesthouses. Reserve your place in advance to avoid disappointment, regardless of the season.
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  • This place is unbelievable, Once you have made it through the winding roads to the top, you are greeted with great views for miles. Well worth walking up to where the snow starts if you have the legs ...  more »
  • Very interesting view of the volcano but a little rough to visit it. Honestly I prefer volcano Osorno where you can go by car till the base and after you have different possibilities to climb  more »
  • We had a private driver takes us up to the ski hut Nice to see especially when the sun is out. Ice cap melting so perhaps one day no ice cap to see.  more »