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“active volcano”(27 reviews)
“live volcano”(5 reviews)
“ski area”(4 reviews)
You can see the red magma (molten rock) at the top of this still active volcano.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Pucon, Chile
+56 45 244 4369
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is definetly one of the highlights of Chile! If you are determined, quite fit and have done some hiking you can make it. And take the cable car at the beginning.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank neringate
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Don't miss this, climbing Villarrica volcano was an incredible experience. The views are epic and you can see other many snow capped volcanoes. We stood right on the crater and saw all the gasses and heard the rumbles below. The snow and ice is stunning...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank EllieMaySmith112
Reviewed 1 week ago

We are old so we didn't climb to the top, but we hiked for a couple of hours around the base. It was spectacular

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank lisa w
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stamina and walking skills required to walk up the volcano and slide down it! All equipment and even boots were supplied and the guides spoke multiple languages including English. Breathtaking views!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank nigel816
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We didn't summit but you can drive to the base and explore lava flows and there are spots to take pictures of the volcano and surrounding area. During the winter there's a ski lift.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Chaos986
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome hike with crampons and ice pick and use of a gas mask! Views spectacular! Sooooo much going back down sliding!!!! Very strenuous when it’s extremely windy. A family in our group with big teenage boys didn’t make it up. So if you’re not in...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 4family
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing experience. Climb at your own pace and you will reach the summit. Go with a quality operation and smaller group if possible.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Laura E
Reviewed 28 January 2019

5000 foot ascent to top of spellbinding Rucapillan, don gas mask, take photos, then glissade down....

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 3waytieforlast
Reviewed 23 January 2019

We climbed with Patagonia Experience - very professional! On a sunny day, you can see far into the distance. During our visit, the lava lake was reduced to dried up lava with a small hole, where you could see a bit of reddish glow from...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank MDH1987
Reviewed 23 January 2019

Had a great climb with SummitChile . Weather was great. Make sure you put on lots of SPF50+ sunscreen for protection from sun and windburn. Took about 5 hrs hike up steep snow slope to the summit. 7 hrs 45 mins from the van back...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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9 November 2018|
Response from Vinícius R | Reviewed this property |
I doubt it very much (no creo). When I ascended the volcano, it was summer and the guides were always looking for excellent weather (blue sky and no clouds). You have to have good visibility to be safe. Also, you don't want... More
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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11 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