Villarrica, Pucon

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Come face to face with one of the mightiest forces of nature at Villarrica. Rising to a height of 2,860 m (9,380 ft), the snow-capped volcano remains Chile's most active, and draws scores of outdoor enthusiasts. Hike the popular route to the crater, where you'll have sweeping views of the surrounding lakes--and, of course, the smoldering heart of the volcano. Following the climb, depending on conditions, you'll be able to slide down from the top on a small sled. Unless you're a certified mountaineer, you'll have to make the ascent with one of the registered tour operators. Skiing remains another popular activity here, and if you don't want to break a sweat you can book a helicopter flyover. Bear in mind that access to the volcano always depends on its current activity. Plan to visit Villarrica and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Pucon attractions using our Pucon day trip planning website .
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  • The Villarrica is an active volcano, and its last eruption occurred in March 2015, and the previous one was 30 years earlier. But do not worry, it is super monitored, and when an eruption will occur, it is known somewhat in advance, according to local guides (different from the volcano Calbuco, also in the region, which explodes without warning as the guides said). It's good not to trust...
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  • Unforgettable trip. We climbed the volcano in October, and there was 1 metre of snow. One of the most accessible places for Brazilians in southern Chile.
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