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You can see the red magma (molten rock) at the top of this still active volcano.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Pucon, Chile
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Awesome hike with crampons and ice pick and use of a gas mask! Views spectacular! Sooooo much going back down sliding!!!! Very strenuous when it’s extremely windy. A family in our group with big teenage boys didn’t make it up. So if you’re not in...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 4family
Reviewed 3 days ago

Amazing experience. Climb at your own pace and you will reach the summit. Go with a quality operation and smaller group if possible.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Laura E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

5000 foot ascent to top of spellbinding Rucapillan, don gas mask, take photos, then glissade down....

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 3waytieforlast
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We climbed with Patagonia Experience - very professional! On a sunny day, you can see far into the distance. During our visit, the lava lake was reduced to dried up lava with a small hole, where you could see a bit of reddish glow from...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank MDH1987
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a great climb with SummitChile . Weather was great. Make sure you put on lots of SPF50+ sunscreen for protection from sun and windburn. Took about 5 hrs hike up steep snow slope to the summit. 7 hrs 45 mins from the van back...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We spent two days in Cool Pucon Chile and the volcano added to the ambiance. Every night we witnessed day turn to night by watching the volcano from our balcony.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We were able to drive up very close to the volcano then walk Great to view closeup the volcano on one side and the lake on the other Photographers Paradise Best if you have a car but road very rugged

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank martindM1171XJ
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We did not get to go all the way up. It would have been too much for our 7 and 4 year old. Hike at the bottom, cold but nice.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MauMom3
Reviewed 9 January 2019 via mobile

Amazing trip! The steep, somewhat difficult hike was extremely worth it! Beautiful, intense and fun!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Luckyscout
Reviewed 28 December 2018 via mobile

On Dec 26th we joint a group (7people) . We booked at Chile Summit and we were very very happy. The owners , Suzi and Ricardo are professional, reliable, communicative, and open to all we needed. The equipment is in very good condition. Among the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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consur881
9 November 2018|
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Response from Vinícius R | Reviewed this property |
I doubt it very much (no creo). When I ascended the volcano, it was summer and the guides were always looking for excellent weather (blue sky and no clouds). You have to have good visibility to be safe. Also, you don't want... More
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yrossen74
19 November 2017|
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Response from barry s | Reviewed this property |
Yes on a day of good weather. The climb is do able and not hard. Of course people should bds relatively fit. The extent of climb can also be reduced from 5 hours to 4 hours if you pay extra for the chair lift.
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Pazit H
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Response from activeVTfamily | Reviewed this property |
We hiked with snow shoes in August. There was a chairlift that was working and you could hike a bit further up without a guide. The place that you are staying would probably be able to help you make arrangements. Our host... More
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