Climb the Villarrica Volcano
Visible from miles away, though if you spot a cheeky spurt, you may want to wait a few days until you try to conquer this monstrous, active volcano! The hike is around five hours, and is possible without prior training. Once you have seen the engulfing crater, you can slide down on the snow, making it easier on the legs!
Renowned for its speedy rapids, the waves of the Trancura River can be enjoyed by those of all skill levels. If you’re a beginner or looking for a fun day out with kids, you can start on the lower section of the river, where you will find calmer, grade II rapids. Thrill-seekers will probably want to head to the higher section where you’ll find the ferocious grade III and IV waters.
Gallop through the stunning scenery, on the lookout for flora and fauna as well as hidden waterfalls and epic views. There really is no better way to see the countryside than on horse, the fresh air rushing across your face as you and your fiery steed discover the glories of Pucon.
Trek through the national parks
There are a multitude of different trekking routes around Pucon, with access to the Huerquehue National Park, Santuario el Cani and the Villarrica National Reserve. Whether you want to climb up high and locate the imposing volcanoes, or just meander through the woods to your heart’s content.
Abseil past flowing waterfalls into the canyons, where you can enjoy the natural beauty while you descend. Trek through gorges, waterfalls and rock pools, shoot down the natural slides and enjoy the fun activities while admiring the stunning setting. Choose out of the many activities available with Canyoning Pucon.
Challenge yourself to El Condor, the adrenaline kick on this ride is second to none. At more than 3,500 meters in length, it’s the longest zip-line in South America, and many people maintain it’s the best. There are six stations that go all the way from the Lanín Volcanoes to Quetrupillán. You really will be soaring through the sky like an Andean condor.
Ski on the Villarrica Volcano
Surely the novelty of skiing on the Villarrica is something you’ve never experienced before! Although the resort is rather small, you can at least practice your speed if the opportunity arises to escape the lava. With 20 runs and nine ski lifts, there is something for all levels, whether you’re a beginner or seasoned skier.