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A volcano expert will inform you about different aspects of volcanology, the Chilean 'Fire Belt' as well as the history and local impact on the most active Chilean volcano, Villarrica. You will learn about the lava flows and the documentation of the current volcanic activity of "Rukapillán" (Mapuche name for Volcano Villarrica, meaning house of the spirits in Mapudungun). Equipped with helmet and torch, you will descend a steep track to the volcanic caves. The caves resulted from a volcanic eruption, when lava solidified at the earth´s surface, and magma continued flowing underneath, creating a 45 m deep, 300 m long, natural tunnel. Due to the steepness of the path, children and adventurous seniors might require support. After the visit to the caves, you may have a short hike through a native forest or relax in the local cafeteria.

Sustainability & Level of Difficulty

altura-iconos-sustentables.fwContact with the Culture and People: turismo sustentable sostenible social cultural 1.fw
altura-iconos-sustentables.fwContact and Preservation of Nature: turismo sustentable sostenible medioambiental 2.fw
altura-iconos-sustentables.fwStimulation of the local Economy: turismo sustentable sostenible economico 1.fw
altura-iconos-sustentables.fwLevel of Difficulty: tour activity actividad excursion 2.fw


Departures Duration Minimum Passengers
every day except when the amount of snow on the way is unpassable;
10:00, 14:00 and 16:00 hours
2,5 hours in total
(1,5 hours of activity)
three people *


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*All the activities are also available as private service as long as your group includes the minimum passengers. Please consult for the private fares.

 

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