Hiking Villarrica National Park
Today we leave Pucón and head south throughout the 7 lakes route. We’ll drive 2 hours and visit a wonderful thermal complex located in the environs of the Villarrica National Park. We’ll see several majestic snow-capped volcanoes such as Quetrupillan (2.390 m / 7.841 feet) and Rucapillan (2.847 meters / 9.340 feet).
The vegetation changes from raulí (Nothofagus alpina) and hualle (Nothofagus oblicua) forests to araucarias (Araucaria araucana) as we ascend to Chinay, the highest point of the day at 1.250 meters / 4.101 feet altitude.
After approximately 2 hours of hiking, we’ll arrive at the Pichi Llancahue Glacier trail, where we’ll take a good break and grab a bite of your on-route snack. Later we’ll hike the trail (2 ½ hours round trip) that leads to a phenomenal glacier which is absolutely covered by the volcanic ashes of the Villarrica volcano. Once again you’ll enjoy the stunning views of four volcanoes.
Back to the main road we’ll hike down through the forest. After an almost 7-hour hike, we will reward our physical effort by visiting the Geometricas Hot Springs. This place offers the perfect combination between thermal facilities and natural surroundings.
Located in the environs of the park, Termas Geometricas has 16 strategically located thermal pools, allowing the visitors to never feel overcrowded. The natural surroundings are exuberant and the facilities are simple but very cozy. www.termasgeometricas.cl
Geometricas Hot Springs
Finally we get in the minibus and return to the hotel or meeting point. While driving down the road we’ll have a wonderful view of Calafquén Lake, which is situated on the eastern border of Coñaripe, a town that was totally destroyed by the 1964 eruption of the Villarrica volcano (Rucapillan). End of services.
◦ If you are interested in this tour, please send us an email to [email protected]
◦ Rate per person, USD $160
◦ We can confirm this Day tour with a minimum of 2 clients.
◦ Group rates based on 10 people, USD $140 per person.
◦ All our programs can be modified according to your requirements or your needs.
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◦ Rates valid until April 2020.
- ◦ Specialized guide, private transportation, box lunch, entrance fee, insurance and all activities according to the itinerary.
- ◦ Tips & Extra drinks.
- ◦ October to May.
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EASY: You don’t live for hiking, but you definitely love to spend time in nature. These hiking tours are appropriate for all people and suitable for older adults in good health with overall good mobility, who are comfortable participating in up to 4 hours hiking per day. Programs at this level generally involve nature walks of light to moderate intensity at an easy pace, mostly walking, sometimes on slightly uneven terrain. All our guided hiking tours include natural interpretation and focus on the history, volcanology and the native flora and fauna of the wilderness areas.