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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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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.
Helicopter rides over Pucón and Villarrica volcano!
Imagine flying above the active Villarrica volcano and looking down into the lava crater without the exertion of attempting the one day ascent on foot!
This brand new option in Pucón is available today from Sol y Nieve! There is not just one, but five routes available to choose from. Here is our low down on where each one goes and what it includes:
#1. Huerquehue National Park Route
Flying time: 25 minutes
From the aerodrome in Pucón you will fly over the crystalline waters of the Liucura river before heading over to the five waterfalls that make up the magnificent Ojos de Caburgua. After landing in Huerquehue National Park you can visit the Andean lagoons and enjoy a short trek before flying back to Pucón. The return journey goes over the Trancura river where you may be lucky enough to see the rafting groups tackling the famous white waters!
#2. Geometric Hot Springs Route
Flying time: 35 minutes
Taking off from Pucón aerodrome you will fly over the town itself from where you will have panoramic views of both Villarrica and Calafquen lakes. Soon you enter into the valley where the Geometric Hot Springs is located flying over a series of marvelous waterfalls. We will land close to the hot springs from where you can take time to enjoy the soothing hot waters. Your return flight will find you totally relaxed and in awe once again of the spectacular scenery in our area.
Optional extra: Traditional Chilean BBQ in Sol y Nieve's private quincho(rustic style mountain barn) in Sierra Madre
Located in the picture postcard area of Los Nevados, the quincho will be for your own exclusive use and has spectacular views of the Villarrica and Llaima volcanoes. The bbq includes Pisco Sour, choripanes, meat, chicken, pork, salad buffet bar, dessert selection, teas and coffees. Of course, a Chilean bbq would not be complete without fine Chilean wine, beers, soft drinks and national liquors. A perfect way to while away an afternoon with family or friends!
#3. Lake Villarrica Route
Flying time: 25 minutes
Taking off from the aerodrome we will fly over the mouth of the Trancura river as it flows into Lake Villarrica. Your flight will continue along the whole lake edge from where you will view the beautiful beaches and the sparkling shades of the deep waters. The flight will continue over Villarrica before heading back to Pucón along the southern shore where you will have a spectacular view of the Villarrica volcano all along the way.
#4. Villarrica Volcano Route
Flying time: 40 minutes
Taking off from the Pucón aerodrome this magical flight will slowly ascend towards the imposing Villarrica volcano, in the local Mapudungun language, Rucapillán. The views will encompass valleys, lakes and the Andean range itself. Once we reach the altitude of 10,000 feet (3,300m) we will be able to observe the volcanic crater where, if we are lucky, we will see small eruptions from the lava lake seated within the crater itself. After marveling at these views for some time we will return to the aerodrome with a renewed feeling of perspective of our place in this larger, greater, marvelous natural world that we inhabit.
#5. Five Lakes Route
Flying time: 1 hour 45 minutes
This longer route is designed to showcase as many natural marvels of the area as possible! Beginning from the eastern skirts of Villarrica volcano you will have views of the active crater of Villarrica on one side, and the inactive Quetrupillan volcano to the left. We will fly over ancient native araucaria forests before heading down towards the private Pellaifa lake where the surround scenery cannot fail to transport you to prehistoric times! We continue to cross over beautiful valleys from where you will observe the Choshuenco volcano, called Mocho in the Mapudungun language. From there we reach the eastern shores of Panguipulli lake before flying over Riñihue lake from where we begin our return route towards Pucón. On the return leg of the journey we will fly over the towns of Panguipulli, Lican Ray and Villarrica and as we come closer to Pucón the imposing Villarrica volcano crater will appear in the background. Not quite finished yet... the journey heads over Pucón to Caburgua lake with its crystalline waters and white sandy beaches before finally returning to the aerodrome and landing once again on terra firme.
So, there you have it! What a wonderful way to see the area! Each flight goes with a minimum of 3 passengers, whose combined weight must not exceed 220 kilos. Prior reservation only with departure and arrivals from the Pucón aerodrome only.
For more information and reservations contact Sol y Nieve Travel Adventuretoday to get your helicopter experience booked right now! We highly recommend the optional extra of the Chilean BBQ at Sol y Nieve's private and secret location! Contact us herefor more details.
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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