Chile's most active volcano, Villarrica is a cauldron of bubbling lava and venting steam that's erupted dozens of times, including a major 1971 event that expelled 30 million cubic meters of lava in a flow that spread over 14 kilometres.
Rising above the lake and town of the same name, Volcan Villarrica is climbed relatively often, with guided expeditions from nearby Pucon. In the winter, there is a ski resort on the northern slopes of the volcano.
Map of Villarrica Volcano
Trips that visit Villarrica Volcano
Day Hike Pucon
Under the shadow of the smouldering Villarica Volcano, surrounded by lakes, rivers and waterfalls, Pucon is a great base to take on a variety of challenging and more moderate day hikes, returning each evening to a lovely lakeside…
- 4 Days
South America - Wild Patagonia
An epic, in-depth group tour of Patagonia, combining trips to Huerquehue National Park, the Queulat glacier, an isolated fishing village, a working estancia in Argentina and a king penguin colony in Tierra del Fuego, Torres del Paine, El Chalten and…
- 27 Days
Hike, Bike & Raft in Pucon
This is a very flexible trip, combining activities of different kinds. Experience Hiking, Biking and Rafting all from Pucon in your choice of accommodation, allowing you to choose your comfort…
- 5 Days