Triple Volcano Quest

A difficult trip for those looking for adventure, climb 3 volcanoes in the Chilean Lake District experiencing some wonderful views from the top. You will also enjoy a rest day in Pucon, where you have the chance to bathe in some thermal waters.

6 Days


Triple Volcano Quest - 6 - $1,647

Trip Summary and Itinerary Map

  • Transfer from San Martin de Los Andes to Malacahuello Town, briefing by guides.
  • Ascend the Llonquimay Volcano, continue to Conguillio National Park.
  • Acsend the Llaima Volcano, around a 10 hour trip.
  • Take a free day to rest your legs, and bathe in hot springs.
  • Climb the Villarrica Volcano with its open crater, return to San Martin.

Landmarks visited on Triple Volcano Quest

Operator's Itinerary

Day 1:

Morning: Reception in San Martin de los Andes. Meeting with guide, details of the trip plan, checking of equipment.

Afternoon: Transfer in a vehicle to your first destination, Malacahuello town, which will take around 5 hours. You will cross into Chile and then go northwards. Halfway, you will pass by the base of the highest volcano in the area, Lanin Volcano, which gives the name of the National Park.

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 2: Llonquimay Volcano

Start the ascents. Today you have an ascent of 1300 mts. With a friendly slope at the beginning, but near the peak it becomes steeper. You'll ascend this volcano first because it is a magnificent experience before trying the next ones, which are a bit more demanding. When you descend you get onto a vehicle to go to Conguillio National Park, where you have the next objective, Llaima Volcano.

Accommodation: Cabins

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3:  Llaima Volcano

This volcano is a grand challenge as you have to ascend more than 1350 mts, which will take around 7/8 hours for the ascent and descent. With a steady slope, you will go by many places with hard snow, and near the peak it is very probable that you will use ropes for safety . The crater is not open, but frequently there are great puffs of smoke by which the inner pressure is released.

Accommodation: Cabins

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Free day

Take a day of rest for our legs after two volcanoes one after the other, and take advantage to get close to the last objective, Villarica Volcano. This day you have the possibility of bathing in natural hot springs to relax your muscles even more.

Accommodation: Hostel, Pucon

Meals: Breakfast

Day 5: Villarrica Volcano

This last volcano is very popular as its crater is open and on some days you can hear its impressive sounds, and for the luckier ones, a few bubbles of magma. Like the previous ones. It has a soft incline at the beginning, but halfway up it becomes more demanding.

The views from the top are excellent, because you have the Andes towards the east, and the great Villarica lake towards the west. In total it will take around 7/8 hours for the ascent and descent with a climb of 1450 mts. Once again at the base, you will get on a vehicle to return to Argentina and San Martin de los Andes.

Accommodation: Hostel, San Martin de los Andes

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: 

Breakfast. End of services.

Meals: Breakfast

Prices, Departures and Inclusions

Additional Notes

The price varies depending on the size of your group:

Group of 4+ = USD$ 1647 per person

Group of 3 = USD$ 1941 per person

Group of 2 = USD$ 2353 per person


  • Transfers during program
  • Qualified Mountain Guide 
  • Guide assistant if necessary
  • All necessary technical equipment (crampons, ice axes, helmets)
  • Communication equipment
  • Group camping equipment
  • First Aid equipment
  • Permissions involved
  • National Park entrance fees


  • Meals not indicated in itinerary
  • Personal expenses and equipment
  • Travel insurance
  • Gratuities
  • Any visa, passport and vaccination expenses

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