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Volcan Villarica

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Address: Pucon, Chile
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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A tough hike but be aware of visiting on Sundays

This trip is not for the unfit! We were fortunate to arrive on a very clear day but being Sunday apparently the chairlift only runs sporadically. For those in the group planning... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This trip is not for the unfit! We were fortunate to arrive on a very clear day but being Sunday apparently the chairlift only runs sporadically. For those in the group planning to take the chairlift this was a big disappointment and resulted in some being unable to summit as they hoped. This is definitely not an easy hike. The... More 

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a stunningly beautiful volcano. Smoke rising from the summit and snow capped, what more could you want. Amazing

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The road to go is not that easy without 4x4. Getting at the end of the road there s a terrace coffe. You can watch the never ending smoking volcan. We couldn t get higher because of the forest fire, but usually there s a chairlift that takes you more up.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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 costs around 80,000 pesos per person (includes all equipment, transfers, guides, etc), but can be discounted slightly if you buy more excursions with them and if in... More 

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Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Its an intense 4-5 hour non-technical climb straight up the vocano. Not for the faint of heart or out of shape. Very popular and crowded with 300++ climbers on the volcano with us. Lots of 20-30 year olds with selfie sticks. Terrain is mostly scree, snow-ice and volcanic rock. At the top you can see for miles around and look... More 

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Rye, NY
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I were not interested in doing the Volcan hike but read about a family that did the Mirador Los Crateres trial, which was a easy and pleasant hike and decided to do this. Only problem is that you must drive up many kilometers in a road with large rocks and huge holes. With our small rental car,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Waited a few extra days in Pucon for the weather to cooperate to summit Villarica, and I'm glad I did. Fair warning, its a tough climb. 4.5-5 hours of climbing. First hour or so on loose rock and the rest on steep snow/ice. But the views on a clear day are some of the best I've seen in my life.... More 

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Foster City, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

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 7 January 2017 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 4 January 2017 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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