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“Great Hike” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Mount Villarrica

Mount Villarrica
Pucon, Chile
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Ranked #1 of 15 Attractions in Pucon
Type: Volcanos, Outdoors
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Owner description: You can see the red magma (molten rock) at the top of this still active volcano.
Edmonton, Canada
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“Great Hike”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

It was a beautiful yet challenging hike. Excellent views from atop the volcano. Please note that once you arrive at the base, if you are offered to take the chairlift up the first 1400 feet, you will have to pay. This was something we didn't know about and I'm unsure of whether I didn't understand when they told me or if it was not mentioned at all. Just be prepared. It is probably best to take the tram as those who do so simply wait for the rest of the group to reach them. Takes about 30 to 40 minutes for this initial climb. The guides were very good, speak English and do a good job of explaining the safety protocols in the short amount of time they have to do so. Takes just about 5 hours to complete the climb. I definitely recommend this climb as the views are spectacular and the workout is awesome! And it's nice to say you've climbed up a 9000 foot volcano.

Visited December 2012
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“very nice place on the lake distict of south chile”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

pucon is a lake and a small vilage on the side of the villarica volcan.you can climb to the top with special groups that can be book on the vilage.up on the top you can see all the view and landscape of the lakes and forest.and you can go to the top and see the volcan laba inside the top of the volcan.in winter you can practise ski and you have many lift that take you up the volcano.in summer you can climb up and still see snow.

Visited December 2012
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“Bloody Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

This by far the hardest thing I have ever done but well worth it.Adreneline rush the whole way up and you are thrilled at reaching the top.Great views and one of my best experiences in Chile so far.

Visited November 2012
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“Climb the Vulcano!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

Climb a vulcano, and if you have luck, you can see the lava´s explosions inside the crater.
The scenic view is amazing, and the descent of the volcano of Butt Skiing, is very fun!!!

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“Awesome and humbling trek with Patagonia Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

If you are reasonably fit enough to hike altitude for 4-5 hours, I would definitely recommend Volcano Villarica. The views were amazing and it was fascinating to see a volcanic crater. I went with Patagonia Experience, which has offices in Pucon, and would highly recommend this solid agency. The guide was careful, trustworthy and experienced.

Visited November 2012
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