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Hiking is one of the best methods to get to know the natural beauties of this region, in the mountain or on the shores of lakes and rivers. From the great range of opportunities pick your favorite trip.

Glacier-clad Villarrica, one of Chile's most active volcanoes, rises above the lake and town of the same name. It is the westernmost of three large stratovolcanoes that trend perpendicular to the Andean chain. Lava flows up to 18 km long have issued from summit and flank vents. Historical eruptions, documented since 1558, have consisted largely of mild-to-moderate explosive activity with occasional lava effusion. Glaciers cover 40 sq km of the volcano, and lahars have damaged towns on its flanks.

Summit Elevation: 2847 m 9,340 feet Latitude: 39.42°S 39°25'0"S Longitude: 71.93°W 71°56'0"W

Climbing up to the top of one of the most active volcanoes in the world is the highlight of many travelers schedule on their trip through Chile. A couple of specialized agencies offer equipment and guides for this adventure. Most people with a normal physical condition are suited for this trip. The reward for the normally three hour hike to the top is an amazing view to volcanoes, lakes and the Andes Mountains. The most exciting view nevertheless is, if you are lucky, the one into the crater and its boiling lava.

The way back down for skiers and snow boarders, who may rent their equipment is fast and exiting but as well you may slide down the prepared slide canals.

The park has an area of 63 thousand hectares (138,600 acres), with extensive forests of araucarias and lenga in the higher parts, and raulí, long-leafed mañío and coigüe in the lower parts. These forest zones are home to a variety of fauna, perhaps the most interesting being the pumas, grey and red foxes, pudúes, coipos, peucos, quiques, chingues and mountain monkeys, one of the three species of marsupials which exist in Chile.


Among hills and volcanoes in the pre cordillera in the region of Araucania, the Huerquehue national park is highlighted for the beauty of its forests and lagoons and for being one of the best destinations for excursionists. With only 12.500 hectares surface area, located in the Andean pre cordillera, Huerquehue possesses a mountainous relief, of abrupt hills, strong gorges and an innumerous amount of springs, streams, lagoons and lakes.

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(0056) (0)9 94198064 or (0056) (0)8 89031130
Address: Ralf & Dagmar Gamper, Parque Natural Dos Rios, Sector Putue Alto s/n,
Casilla 535, Villarrica, IX.Región, Chile