• Trip duration
    5 days
  • Trip level
    Sustained
  • Max people per guide
    4 people
  • Mountain range
    Andes
  • Best period
    Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Nov, Dec

Description

Pacific Volcanoes Tour consists in the climb of 3 active volcanoes: Puyehue, Casa Blanca and Villarrica.

Pacific Volcanoes Tour is a real challenge because it integrates a circuit of 750 km that will be traveled by 4×4. The tour will show you the best landscapes of Chilean Patagonia and more precisely, the Volcanoes of the Pacific Fire Belt.

This Pacific Volcanoes Tour was designed by Patagonian guides and includes the most beautiful mountains, delicious Chilean food and the best thermal baths.

If you want more details, please read the following itinerary:

PREVIOUS DAY

We’ll meet the day before so that I can help you to check your equipment and discuss other details of the program.

DAY 1

We’ll leave early in the morning and drive across the “Seven Lakes Route”. Ten km before Villa La Angostura we’ll take a western detour in order to cross the Cardenal Samore Pass.

Once we did the papers in the customs house, we will drive for other 20 minutes to the base of our objective at 450 meters.  Then, we’ll check in, get our backpacks ready and start the hike towards the first mountain hut.

The way will take place across a dense forest with constant ascents until we are at the 1.400-meter hut. We will rest and dinner early so that we are prepared for the rest of the days.

DAY 2

Once we breakfast early in the morning, we move to the summit. After hiking for a while, we must put the crampons on and practice walking with them. Then, we’ll keep ascending by a deep slope up to the summit.

From the summit of Puyehue Volcano we can admire one of the best viewpoints of all Patagonia. We will descent to the hut and then, to the base where we’ll be taken to Agua Calientes and we’ll sleep in cabins.

DAY 3

From Aguas Calientes cabins we will move early in the morning to our next goal: Casa Blanca Volcano at 1.990 meters. The trail-head is in the ski resort of Antillanca. We’ll try to reach the summit by its North slope following an easy trail that turns harder by the end.

It is an accessible mountain that will take us about 5 hours in total. If the sky is clear, we can see amazing views of many peaks and lakes. Once we descend, we’ll enjoy the great hot springs and a relaxing night in the cabins.

DAY 4

During the fourth day we will move to the city of Pucón. We reach there by mid-day. We’ll have spare time to visit the place, go shopping and rest for the next and hardest day of the trip. Night in a hostel.

DAY 5

We will leave the hostel at 6 AM towards the Villarrica Ski Center. And there starts the last ascent. They will be between 5 and 6 hours of hiking. The way will take us from the ski lifts to “La Capilla”, where start a steeper slope to the summit.

This is the most important point of the day because we are approaching to the smoking crater of the volcano. After the descent we’ll go back to San Martin de Los Andes by late afternoon. End of our program.

Don’t hesitate to contact me now and discuss with me your next guided Pacific Volcanoes Tour. I will be waiting your message!

Price per person

Group of 211500ARS
Group of 311500ARS
Group of 411500ARS

Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • All meals during trip
  • Group equipment
  • Personal Insurance

Other details

Meeting point

San Martin de los Andes

Accommodation

In tent, mountain refuges and hostel (in Pucón).