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“Los Cráteres” Trail, Easy half-day hike near Pucón

“Los Cráteres” Trail, Easy half-day hike near Pucón | undefined

Join one of our certified guides on this accesible half-day hike around the craters of Villarrica Volcano near Pucón, Chile.



1/2 Day

Jan - Apr, Oct - Dec


All levels


* See rows of craters about five to ten meters wide, with lava flow on either side

* Visit an observation deck with a wonderful 360° view

* Pass through a mystical forest of coihue


Have you ever wanted to hike around an active volcano? This half-day hike is the most accesible way to experience the Villarrica Volcano, one of the most active volcanoes in Chile.

We will hike the path along the base of the Villarrica Volcano. We will pass through a mystical forest of coihue, a unique species of tree native to southern Chile. We will also pass lava trails and singular smaller craters, formed by the evolution of the Villarrica Volcano over the course of thousands of years.

We will pass through ancient volcanic slag dumps. These are covered by moss and coirón, which is a type of vegetation native to the area. We will also see some unique phenomenon such as volcanic caves and dry rivers.

From an observation deck, we will have a wonderful, 360° view of nearby Villarrica Lake, Caburgua Valley, Llaima Volcano and the Nevados de Sollipulli. Afterwards, we will descend toward the volcano, passing through the expansive Andean prairies.

The Villarrica Volcano erupted as recently as 2015. As we walk along, we will be able to see signals of lava from this eruption.

The highlight of this hike is the craters themselves. Eventually, we will reach rows of craters about five to ten meters wide, with lava flow on either side. The lava from the recent eruption formed interesting folds in the land. We will be able to see cracks in the hardened lava where vegetation is beginning to grow. These craters are an amazing sight to behold!

Book today for an almost otherworldly experience in Pucón!

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Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Transportation start and back

- Personal insurance

Price details

Price includes: Professional mountain guide (English and Spanish), round trip transfer, accident insurance, radial communication and cocktail when returning to the agency.

Price does not include: Food, clothing, sunglasses, sunscreen or any additional services.

*Minimum and maximum 4 people.

About the guide

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Guide Agency

We are a Tour Operator based in Pucón, Chile, and we are focused on outdoor activities and all kinds of expeditions. We can adapt to the needs and wishes of our clients, with the objective of providing a meaningful life experience to everyone booking one of our tours.



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What people are saying about Mawida



The entire day was a fantastic adventure! Javier was a wonderful guide, very interesting and helpful… And extremely professional… I would highly advise the Villa Ferrata trip to anyone with a sense of adventure.



perfect service!will choice again!

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