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Volcan Villarica

Pucon, Chile
+56 45 244 4369
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Definitely worth it

Takes about 4 to 5 hours to summit. All in all it’s just a big walk, there’s nothing technical... read more

Reviewed yesterday
A TripAdvisor Member
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Great experience

I did the climbing with the tour booked in the Chili Kiwi hostel. The guides were great, not... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Ofek O
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You can see the red magma (molten rock) at the top of this still active volcano.
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good17%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“active volcano” (25 reviews)
“ski area” (4 reviews)
“live volcano” (4 reviews)
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 yesterday 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

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Reviewed 4 days ago 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

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Expected a decent hike and instead was tested mentally and physically like no other. Note - we have hiked in and out of the Grand Canyon twice with 30lbs packs. This is truly a bucket list adventure and epic! Our guide Oscar was tested and...More

Thank Elwaylovesme
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We hiked up to the top of the vomcano and ir was just unforgettable. This volcano is still active so you can hear the rumble when you reach the top it's a bit scary but amazing!

Thank ElliaD
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great experience. The volcano is relatively accessible since it is about 30 minutes from town. You need to be in good physical condition as the 4 hour trek across ice fields and rock and 2 hour return is challenging. Great views all the way up.

Thank slokaren
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Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

I did the hike up to the top of the volcano and it was such an incredible once in a lifetime experience, I would highly recommend it. It’s expensive when you’re backpacking but when do you get to hike a volcano?! Smoke was coming out...More

Thank AlpalShan
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Reviewed 26 February 2018 via mobile

When you are pushing 7 decades of living one does not dismiss what you see from Pucon as something that is ‘ a piece of cake.’ My climb was with 3 young lads Each of whom I could have been a parent. My ascent was...More

Thank Jnanayog
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Reviewed 14 February 2018

What an amazing experience. Super touristy but a unique experience to see actual lava spitting out of a live volcano. Requires med to good fitness..on the upper end and if you can do it you will be rewarded outa site. The best thing there is...More

Thank Kezbil
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Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

My boyfriend and I hiked the volcano with pucon adventures. The hike cost 85,000 pesos. They provide all the gear required for the hike. The hike took roughly 4 hours to get up and 2 hours to come down. The hike was moderate to difficult...More

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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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