The Villarrica Volcano is one of the most active volcanoes in the Americas and is located in the Araucanía region, in Chile. Its original name is Ruca Pillán, given by the Araucanians in Mapudungun (Mapuche), and it means “the house of the spirits”.
A breathtaking natural environment surrounds it: ancient forests, emerald lakes, and huge glaciers cover its slopes.
Its crater is 315 meters wide and you can sometimes observe magma at 1200 degrees and stunning lava explosions.
Highlights of the Villarrica Volcano ascent
- Look into a smoking volcano, a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
- See the magma within the crater, if the conditions allow it.
- Enjoy traditional dishes from Pucón, prepared with flavors from the Pacific Ocean.
- Visit natural hot springs, a well-deserved reward for our muscles tired from the trek.
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