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
Travel in a small group with an expert tour leader from Santiago all the way down through central Chile to Tierra del Fuego and back up to Buenos Aires. Experience some of Patagonia's best trekking in Torres del Paine National…
- 20 Days
This is a very flexible trip, combining some fantastic trekking, biking and rafting in the area around Pucón. Climb to the summit of the smouldering Villarrica Volcano, bike across an enormous petrified lava flow and navigate the boiling rapids of…
- 5 Days
In the shadow of an active volcano and surrounded by crystal clear lakes, rivers and waterfalls, Pucón is a fantastic adventure base in the Chilean Lakes district. Undertake a challenging hike to the summit of Villarrica Volcano, enjoy a more…
- 4 Days
An epic, in-depth small group tour travelling the length of Patagonia in a kitted-out truck which will take you to places other tourist don't get to experience. Stay in comfortable hotels, visit wineries, volcanic lake districts, estancias, vast plains and…
- 27 Days