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Volcan Villarica

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Address: Pucon, Chile
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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You can see the red magma (molten rock) at the top of this still active...

You can see the red magma (molten rock) at the top of this still active volcano.

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Beautiful view and magnificent subject for photography. It offers opportunity to drive close to the summit. The view at the summit is awesome.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Foster City, California
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Foster City, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful view and magnificent subject for photography. It offers opportunity to drive close to the summit. The view at the summit is awesome.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Definetly do the climb! It's tough but incredibly worth it. The guides (depending which company) take it at a good pace. It was more challenging on the legs then the chest, with a combination of the snow, weight and steepness at which you climb. The climb takes about 4.5 hours up and get steeper as the ascent goes on. The... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We didn't climb the volcano, but we only go to the slopes. Anyway It's amazing, with a perfect conic shape. Many agencies organize the excursion to climb it and see the lava inside, but some friends told us that is exhausting, so we prefer only to go by car and see aroud. We have also a great walk near the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's a must-see attraction, but consider it's not an easy walk, you should be prepared to climb 1400 meters high.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pucon is such a beautiful small city. There's great place to eat and nice things to do. I've climbing the vulcano, trekking all the way up. It's a much easy and demand some physical preparation, but the feel and sensation of victory when you are at the top of the vulcano make the effort and the struggles worthy it. The... More 

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Lethbridge, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Always beautiful location. With Pucon at the base. Lots to see and do all around the base of the Volcano. You can also go on guided climbs too.

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Climbed Villarica with Aguaventura on a stunning clear day. Got to the top before any of the other groups so had the top to ourselves. Climb is steep but non-technical and not particularly demanding; the bus takes you half way up so that the overall climb is around 1400m (same as Ben Nevis if you're a fellow Brit) and there's... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

Wow what a day! At age 58 I researched the best guides for this hike to see the Volcano and was so glad I chose Patagonia Experience. Leo got us to the top, slowly and patiently " every step counts" , others in the group were well in front so Leo stayed with us and it was like having a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

Had to delay the hike due to rain for 1 day so extended our visit to Pucon to fit in this activity. Went with a group of friends of various fitness. To reach the summit, especially when there is snow and ice down to the chairlift line, requires a medium or higher fitness level. I took the chairlift which cuts... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

My husband & I spent a considerable time researching which Company to use for our Volcano climb. After reading great reports on Patagonia Experience, we went with them. We had a fantastic day out, just 6 in our group and 3 guides. The guides were friendly and professional, we felt safe and relaxed throughout. They were very knowledgeable on the... More 

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