The «Crateres Parasitos» trail (parasitic craters) takes you along the base of the Villarrica Volcano, one of Chile’s most active volcanoes. While hiking, you will discover forests, lava trails and singular formations of the so-called parasitic craters, which have been formed by the evolution of the Villarrica volcano in thousands of years.
From the viewpoint, you will enjoy a wonderful view over Lake Villarrica, Lake Caburgua and Llaima Volcano.
A packed lunch will be provided during the trek.
Depending on your needs, the professional guides will assist you at all times to lead the adapted wheelchair provided.
Joelette trekking wheelchair
– Can I travel by myself?
Yes, you can count with our assistants and trained guides to assist you during your trip and help you with the logistics.
– If I travel with friends and family members, how fit do they have to be?
This activity has a medium difficulty rating. Participants must be moderately fit, in good physical conditions.
– Do you have any tips?
This tour is set from November to May.
Bring high-quality outdoor clothing. Even in summer, you might encounter sun, rain, and snow during the same trip. Wear high sports boots and always carry a windbreaker, as strong winds are common. Sunglasses and sunscreen is a must.
– How can I get there?
Plane: Most international flights into Chile land in Santiago. Pucon has its own airport, located just 3 miles away from the city center. However, this airport only operates regularly during the summer months. Travelers who want to reach Pucon by plane will have an easier time flying into the Temuco airport, called Aeropuerto de la Araucania, which is open year-round and services commercial flights.
Bus: Departing from Santiago to Pucon on a daily basis. The trip takes more than 10 hours, and most operate overnight, from 11 p.m. to 9 a.m., for example. Most buses give you plenty of space to sleep decently while getting to Pucon. Train: Take a night train from Santiago to Temuco, which might be more comfortable than a bus would. The trip by train is under eight hours and costs about the same as a bus trip. However, the train drops you off in Temuco, not directly in Pucon, so you still have to catch a van or bus from Temuco to Pucon after your overnight trip.
Driving: Travelers can reach Pucon by car via the Pan-American Highway, which is generally in good condition within driving distance of Pucon. The trip between Santiago and Pucon takes nine to 10 hours by car.