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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  • I could see the villarica volcan when i lived in Chile for 3. years. It was a beutifu site when it had fresh falleln snow on it.  more »
  • amazing experience climbing the volcano!!! thanks a lot for your support you were amazing, so patience with us and we did not have too much experience,,, thanks for everything!! i will write a...  more »
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  • Truly an amazing experience, especially the sliding down the mountain part! Make sure you have enough time to wait for good weather to climb to the top, if it's too windy or rainy you can't go up!
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