Day Hikes from Pucon
Climbing the Villarica Volcano
This perfect cone shaped volcano with its open crater and simmering lava pool makes for the most incredible day hike. The hike can take up to 9 hours but this is very dependant on the time of year. No previous technical experience is necessary just experience of long day hikes. At 2,847 metres, the views from the top are reward enough for the challenge of hiking to the top. Standing on the edge of a smouldering crater, with views north and south of the Andes mountains is a truly unique experience.
Hiking in the Huequehue National Park
This hike takes you deep into a forest of monkey puzzle trees with waterfalls, hidden lakes and perfect reflections. The hike begins with a steep 2 hour ascent up onto a high plateau which is rewarded along the way with incredible views of the Villarica Volcano. Once you reach the plateau, the hike levels off, the forest changes and there are a series of lakes which make for great picnic and siesta stops. The hike will take you 6 hours in total and leads you through some interesting rural landscapes.
Multi-Activity Trips in Pucon
If you can't decide which activity takes your fancy, why not try a bit of everything. Swoop has put together a highly customisable trip based in Pucon, that can be easily tailored to suit you! You can climb to the summit of the Villarica Volcano, enjoy a thrilling mountain bike descent and get the adrenaline pumping on an exciting white-water rafting adventure! You will be able to decide your own accommodation, allowing you to choose your perfect comfort and budget!
Day Rides from Pucon
This tour is designed for mountain bikers who want to experience an exciting descent from the base of the Villarrica volcano. We leave from Pucon by truck with our bikes in the back and make our way toward the ski center and after driving up to the highest possible point, we begin our descent down paths that take us over incredible volcanic terrain with unparalleled views of Pucon and the Villarrica lake below. Definitely a great way to enjoy the most exciting thing about mountain biking.
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Explore from a Luxury Lodge in Pucon
A luxury lodge near Pucon, in the heart of the Chilean Lake District, brings together the very best of what this region has to offer; activities for all levels to delve deep into the surrounding breathtaking scenery, a cosy wooden cabin feel, delicious home-grown food and welcoming hosts. A four-night stay gives you the opportunity to get out into forests full of extraordinary trees, float down the Trancura river with incredible volcano views, or relax in the lodge.
Where to Stay in the Chilean Lakes?
Whether you're looking for 5* Luxury or a small Bed and Breakfast to relax after your action-packed days in the Chilean Lake district, there are plenty of places to choose from. All of these hotels will offer you something different with some wonderful scenery of the stunning lakes, mountains, and volcanoes in the area. Take a look at the Hotels that Swoop recommends in Pucon, Puerto Varas and Chiloe Island.
Landmarks near Pucon
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