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Villarrica Volcano Ascent
The Villarrica volcano ascent is a must for all adventure lovers during a visit to Pucón. With its perfect cone and a lava pool seated in the open crater, the 1.400m ascent is most definitely a unique and unforgettable experience.
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Paddling through the white water rapids with amazing scenery on all sides makes the Trancura River Rafting an unforgettable option for families and the more adventurous alike.
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This unique activity allows you to immerse yourself in nature by abseiling down our local waterfalls. Not for the faint hearted, and yes, you will get wet!
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Chilean Barbecue Experience
This barbecue will become one of your favourite memories of you trip! Our ranch, Sierra Madre, just outside Pucón offers outstanding views of the Villarrica volcano and surrounding mountains and lakes.
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For an unforgettable adventure experience we know you want safety, quality equipment and certified guides. Sol y Nieve offers all of this and more. With a 30 year history in specialist adventure activities look no further for the best option to fully enjoy all the alternatives available in Pucón & the surrounding area.
Chile voted WORLD’S Leading Adventure Tourism Destination!
Drum roll, drum roll, drum roll! For the first time EVER, Chile was selected as the WORLD'S LEADING ADVENTURE TOURISM DESTINATION at the end of 2017! This recognition was bestowed at the 23rd version of the World Travel Awards, considered the "Oscars" of tourism. That means that Chile was voted the best by people around the world making their choices online.
In 2016 and 2017, Chile was voted the regional Leading Adventure Tourism Destination in South America, but this time we took on the world and we conquered! Competing against strikingly beautiful countries such as Australia, Canada, Ecuador, Japan, New Zealand, Sri Lanka, Thailand and the United States, Chile shone and was awarded the prestigious award.
Among the natural landscapes that Chile has to offer, several stand out as particularly unique such as locations with undiscovered routes or Torres del Paine National Park, which was selected as the 8th Wonder of the World with some of the best hiking in Patagonia.
San Pedro de Atacama is one of the most popular destinations among foreign tourists, an oasis of life in the midst of the barren desert. The surroundings reveal the area's extraordinary geography with smooth plains ending in a chain of mountains and volcanoes that tower over 6,000 meters above sea level and contrast with white salt flats.
The Austral Highway has been chosen several times as one of the most photogenic routes in the Americas. At over one thousand kilometers long, it traverses a large part of Northern Patagonia in the Region of Aysén. Here, one can access attractive destinations such as Queulat National Park, San Rafael Glacier and the spectacular Marble Cathedrals in General Carrera Lake, the largest in Chilean territory.
Easter Island (Isla de Pascua) is an ideal place for scuba diving and snorkeling. Its crystal clear, unpolluted waters offer some of the best visibility in the world at approximately 50 meters. Thanks to its volcanic origin, the underwater topography is striking and distinguishes the island from other such locations around the world.
And of course we cannot forget our very own Volcano and Lake District, a place where volcanoes stand proud at every turn, pristine lakes shimmer, winding rivers meander, temperate rainforests home to unique wildlife, with German architecture and food the Alpine mid-south is a must.
Pucón has long been dubbed the adventure tourism capital of Chile and it just happens to be located right in the middle of the Volcano and Lake District. This means that by default, it is the most perfect place to begin your trip. Why not start off in style by tackling our full day non-technical ascent of Villarrica volcano?!
Here are our top eight reasons why you should do the Villarrica volcano ascent today with Sol y Nieve:
#1. Anyone can give the day trek a go! As long as you are not on crutches, have recently had back surgery or are really really really scared of heights, then there is no reasonable reason why you cannot get yourself up to the summit! There is no denying that it is not a walk in the park, and yes, you do need to be in relatively good shape, but a positive attitude is way more important, oh, and trust in your guide! If you still need more convincing check out our previous "Do you think I can make it?" blog here.
#2. Our guides are fully qualified, totally competent cheery fellows who have been up to that summit many more times than you could believe! It will actually harder to believe that they do that for a living after you have summited yourself and are reflecting on your day over a cold beer thinking "wow, what a once in a lifetime experience"!
#3. Our equipment is well maintained, clean and cared for, and it is renewed whenever it begins to show signs of unacceptable wear and tear. You will be asked to wear a helmet, carry an ice axe and crampons, and will be handed a wind jacket and over trousers too for the descent. The amount of stuff you have to take with you looks quite a lot at first sight, but it is all essential gear and without it you are simply not allowed to ascend.
#4. You will be able to peak into the crater and (maybe!) see the lava lake, usually! No other words necessary! That is simply really very cool! We must add that we cannot guarantee you see lava when you are at the summit, some days there is too much vapor, some days the lava is deeper in the crater than others. There is definitely more chance of seeing it there though than if you stay downtown wondering whether you could have actually gotten yourself to the peak!
#5. You also get to slide down on your bottom on a manmade snow toboggan run. That is more than cool (literally!) and is often quoted as the best part of the day by our clients!
#6. You get to see views like this from the crater.
#7. This will never EVER have tasted so good!
#8. And while you are enjoying it you will marvel that you were standing right there not too many hours ago!
If you are fit, healthy and have a spirit of adventure there really is no reason why the full day ascent of one of the world's most active volcanoes would not be at the top of your bucket list!
For more detail of our other exciting adventure excursions such as white water rafting, hydrospeed, horseriding, canyoning, as well as the Villarrica volcano ascent, please contact Sol y Nieve heretoday!
We look forward to hearing from you soon!
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For an unforgettable adventure experience we know you want safety, quality equipment and certified guides. Sol y Nieve offers all of this and more. With a 30 year history in specialist adventure activities look no further for the best option to fully enjoy all the alternatives available in Pucón & the surrounding area. Our satisfied clients often speak of the personalized service they received - a crucial element of our company philosophy.
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“The Only Outfitter You Need in Pucon” There are so many different outfitters to choose from. Rather than surfing the internet ad nauseam to figure out which one to go with, make it easy on yourself and just go with Sol y Nieve. Enjoy!
DestinationUnknown70 // TripAdvisor
“Amazing experience, very professional & safe guides, great kit” We were recommended this company by our first choice - aguadventura - who were oversubscribed. I cannot rate them highly enough. Our group size was really small, 5 with 2 guides. When you compare this to the enormous groups of 20+ - all trekking up in a slow procession, which looked really dull, I think we had a great deal!
alice_beverly // UK - Tripadvisor
“Very Profesional, Great experience, best Value!” We climbed the Villarrica Volcano with this agency, and I must say that the experience was superlative. From the beginning John Barriga, the manager, gave us a very precise and professional briefing on how our journey was going to be. We were taken on a bus to the foot mountain and set off for our adventure. The guides are excellent and the clothing and other equipment we had, were very good. This agency is not the cheapest of the city, but it is certainly one of the best, if not the best of Pucon.
Robert S // TripAdvisor