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“Amazing view”
Review of Villarrica Volcano

Villarrica Volcano
Ranked #1 of 14 things to do in Villarrica
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed December 19, 2013 via mobile

We took a tour from Villarrica city to climb the volcano. It's more expensive to start from Villarrica because the agency charges you for the transportation to Pucón. We paid 45000 CLP which is a lot but it's worth it because the excursion is amazing. We booked it through Villarrica Emotion which is a friendly and professional agency. The tour itself was with Pucon Tours.

The climbing took us 3.5 hours including breaks. We were expecti'g something more exhausting but it's really doable if you're in good shape, no special requirement.
The agency and the mountain guide recommend you taking the lift at the beginning in order to save 1h walk, but it's not necessary because it's actually no more than 45 min and the lift cost you an extra 8000 CLP which is a lot!

During the hike you enjoy amazing views of the whole region, lakes, mountains and volcanoes. At the summit you can see the crater and hear the lava boil but can't see the lava.

For the way down you slide down the slope on a piece of plastic, it's safe, quick and really fun!!

You should know that your clothes are going to be wet and dirty (because of the snow and the path dirt at the end of the hike) despite all the protection.

6  Thank S0fiB
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Reviewed November 2, 2013

The hike was approx. 3.5 km to the summit. The trail was challenging but if you're in shape it shouldn't be a problem. The trail head is about about half a km up the road from the ranger station for the Villerica national park.

3  Thank Metso83
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Reviewed August 5, 2013

Es majestuoso, imponente, sublime como expresión de la naturaleza.
Absolutely fantastic, so beautiful and inspiring.
You can arrive to some part of the top by car, but then you have to walk, it is hard, really hard, your physical condition has to be very good, anyway it worth it.

2  Thank Marisol M
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Reviewed June 3, 2013

Climbing Volcan Villarica is a must for people visiting Chile. Although the climb is strenuous at times and not everyone made it to the top, it was extremely rewarding. The view from the top is extraordinary. I would definitely make sure you use a licsenced agency when climbing because there are several agencies without. Man and Nature was great for us and I have also heard great things about Sol and Nieve as well (both have their proper licensure with Chile).

3  Thank mjsschulte750
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Reviewed April 1, 2013

I went on a volcano climbing excursion. It was amazing. The volcano itself is fascinating. Worth a visit! Especially fun sliding down!

2  Thank SammieHall88
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