Pucon: Full-Day Villarrica Volcano Climb

Pucon: Full-Day Villarrica Volcano Climb

From $131 per person

Climb the imposing Villarrica Volcano, the most active in South America. Be amazed at the summit and see the geological formation of the crater with its constant activity.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 9 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Small group
Limited to 15 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Climb an iconic volcano of southern Chile that's part of the Pacific Ring of Fire
  • Embark on this challenging mountain trek and be impressed with yourself at the top
  • Enjoy your experience using first-class mountain equipment mountain
Full description
Meet with the local partner the day before your climb for an equipment check-up and brief explanation of the hike. The next day drive 30 minutes from the center of Pucon to the base of Villarrica Volcano. From here begin the hike to the summit of one of Chile's iconic active volcanoes. The first stage will be a traditional hiking ascent, starting at 1,800 meters above sea level. Acclimatize at an easy pace. As you approach the summit glacier, start using crampons and ice axes, with the assistance and explanation from the guides. After four to five hours of climbing, reach 2,847 meters at the summit. Gaze at the middle of the crater and its impressive geological formation. See fumaroles and maybe even some lava. From here also enjoy 360-degree views of surrounding volcanos, lagoons, and forests. Spend approximately one hour at the summit and then descend in half the time it took to climb up. Combine walking and controlled snow sliding to get down. During your hike have conversations about the native peoples of the Andes, the mountains and their relationship with them, as well as topics in volcanology. Once you've reached the base, your vehicle will be waiting to return you back to the departure office in Pucon.
Includes
  • Transportation from and to the office in the center of town
  • Entrance fee to Villarrica National Park
  • Mountain equipment (mountain boots, poles, crampons, ice axe, helmet, backpack, trousers, jacket, gloves, and gaiters)
  • 1 certified guide every 3 participants
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Trekking clothes, sunglasses, or sun protection cream
  • Ski resort towing ticket for approach
  • Anything not mentioned in "What's included"
Covid-19 precautions

Customers must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks
  • Customers must fill out a travel information form
  • Customers will get a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

Arrive 15 minutes before the activity starts. Look for “Zenit Travel” under the arch.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Food and drinks
  • Sunscreen
  • Trekking gear

Know before you go

  • The program is subject to weather conditions of the day
  • There is daily monitoring of the volcano in terms of its seismicity
  • The ascent of this volcano does not require previous experience, only minimum physical condition
  • Meet at the office for equipment check-ups and brief explanations the day before
  • Consume pasta (carbohydrates) ideally the night before
  • Be well hydrated the day before, ideally not drinking alcohol the night before
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 / 5

based on 1 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
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  • Value for money
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Great tour! The guides took perfect care of us and were able to provide countless facts, information and stories related to the region. They could answer all our questions - no matter if they were related to volcanoes, the current situation in Chile or the best empanadas in Pucón. The equipment was brand new and we felt completely safe during the trip. I was a little scared of the ice slides, but after helpful explanations by the guides, I could enjoy that part of the descent as well. Thanks to the guides and the good equipment, the whole trek was not that hard. The day before the tour, we had received an email with valuable tips.

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March 7, 2020

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