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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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+56 45 244 4369
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We bought a tour to the cave that exists inside the volcano, you arrive driving through a beautiful path of millenary trees ... inside the guide show us how wonderful nature can be... Definitely an amazing journey from beginning to end...

Thank Maria Elena R
Reviewed 1 week ago

When people travel to Chile, they always visit Santiago, Valparaíso, Viña del Mar and a couple of wineries. Although these are very nice tours, they are losing a must go in the country: the infinitely charming and adventurous little town of Pucón. There, you can...More

Thank vrcota77
Reviewed 1 week ago

We climbed the volcano after almost one week of rain. The crater was quite steamy! But there are some amazing views from up there! Unfortunately it's forbidden and unsafe to go without guides. It would have been nicer, though, if the tours were a bit...More

Thank irina c
Reviewed 22 May 2018

The hike up is very difficult and was very very cold (I went in May), but the view is incredible and we got to slide down which was so fun!!!

Thank Melissa T
Reviewed 21 May 2018

Just stunning to see. Perfect setting with the lake and surrounding mountains. Highly recommended placer to visit.

Thank Adrian H
Reviewed 5 May 2018

Great experience, we didn't get to the top but it's 7-8/10 difficulty, depending on your fitness level. Recommended to be in a little bit of shape, also maybe bring or buy a walking stick as that will be helpful.

Thank Rogerio F
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Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

Takes about 4 to 5 hours to summit. All in all it’s just a big walk, there’s nothing technical about it. You do have to wear crampons on the ice, and the ice-pick is needed in case of a fall, and at the end to...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

I did the climbing with the tour booked in the Chili Kiwi hostel. The guides were great, not rushing. The climbing was in a good pace, the equipment was good. The view from the top is really nice and the going down sliding the snow...More

1  Thank Ofek O
Reviewed 10 April 2018

We drove up the route to the volcano, up to a point where we arrived to a landing that had a great view of the volcano and the trees. The ripio road is not great, but doable. Yet, we realized that we could continue going...More

3  Thank Expat-in-Cabarete
Reviewed 8 April 2018

One of the highlights of a trip to the Lake district in Chile is a hike up the Villaricca active ice-covered volcano. The climb has to be with a guided group booked through a travel agency (many in the neighboring city of Pucon) and is...More

Thank CobyPnina
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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
10 September 2017|
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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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Joey O
15 May 2017|
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Response from jennypitts | Reviewed this property |
Only so far, before you get in snow then you really need a guide if you want to go to the top it is dangerous otherwise.
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