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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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You need to be fit!

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Canberra, Australia
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68 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW 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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Isles of Scilly
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW 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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Thank Debra R
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I came to Villarica several times and every time I enjoyed very much this nature. Beautiful mountain, lake , food... For me, the best time to visit is from September to November because It is not too hot and not to cold neither

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Thank Phuong N
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I climbed with a tour operator in Pucon-the group was 11 people. The climb is relatively straight forward. The first part is scoria rock and the rest is snow. I live at sea level so the last 100m are a bit of a slog due to altitude. However i reached the peak without trouble. Fortunately the day was sunny and... More 

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Surprise, Arizona
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41 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The views were nice, the forest quiet and after about an hour or so of hiking, we came to a nice bench where our guide had snacks, water and wine for us. The forest is beautiful. If I were younger, i would go all the way to the top, for us a hike along the base was fine.

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Thank DanielO2
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I recommend Aguaventuras. Read my review of their company for breakdown on equipment, guides etc. This Volcano was epic. Tough climb up. I'm fit but it was tough. Intense. We started from the bottom of "base camp" at 1,400Meters. 1 Hour walk to the top of the gondola at 1,800Meters. Then two more stints of 1 Hour 10 Minutes and... More 

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Curitiba, Brazil
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Waking up and see the view of the majestic Villarica volcan is priceless. Climbing it up is even better, and experience one should not miss.

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Thank Dannydanny2
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everyone talks about the hike to the top, yet with 3 kids on this vacation, it wasn't going to happen. Searched online for other hikes and found the excellent "Mirador Los Crateres" hike. Drove up past the Volcanic Caves (left at the fork, just past the entrance), parking a quarter-mile from the trailhead on the side of the road due... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went on a day that was VERY windy and made the hike intense. But we had a great tour company and guides ( Politur) which made all the difference. Make sure to ask about the weather, because if it really windy it will make the hike very physically and mentally challenging. This was a bucket list for me and... More 

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Thank Catherine N
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We climbed with Antu who I would highly recommend. We got picked up at 6.30am to go and collect the equipment and started walking about 7.30-8am. We took the chair lift up at the beginning, it saves 400m uphill, I'm glad we did that to save energy. We then climbed the next 1000 m to the summit. It took a... More 

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