Villarrica Volcanic Caves

Villarrica Volcanic Caves, Pucon: Hours, Address, Villarrica Volcanic Caves Reviews: 4/5

Villarrica Volcanic Caves
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janthefan
London, UK370 contributions
Lava tube tour
Mar. 2019 • Friends
These are the caverns close to the volcano, and they have fully reopened. There’s a big cafe with an expansive view but a very limited menu ... machine coffee and buns, basically.

Our guide was young and enthusiastic, but with no English. I was part of a tour group, and our tour guide spoke Spanish, while my sister is also fluent and translated for us all. There’s a small information/interpretive centre, and from there you walk over to the caves to collect your hard hat.

The descent to the caves is uneven but relatively easy. I was okay for the first 15 minutes or so, but then there was a steep ladder-style descent and, being 60, I bunked out at that point. More intrepid travellers carried on and emerged alive, but did say it was “more of the same”.

I think you’ll get more from the visit if you speak Spanish and are really interested in lava tubes!

Near the entrance is a beaten-up truck largely encased in lava ... probably the most memorable thing there ... it was brought down the road by a Lahar and dumped there, much to the delight of our tourists cameras.
Written 19 March 2019
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Jeannie F
Watford, UK94 contributions
Brisk walk through the volcanic caves at Villarrica
Nov. 2018 • Couples
The tour was quite quick and sadly for us, only in Spanish. Managed to get this gist of the pre-talk because of the diagrams and pictures shown by the guide but once inside the caves it was more tricky to follow. Interesting enough but it would have made a difference if our Spanish was up to scratch!
Written 4 December 2018
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Nancy R
London25 contributions
Interesting and Fun
Mar. 2018 • Family
My son and I went through these caves and really enjoyed it. The guide made a huge effort to ensure we understood him in spite of his lack of comfort with English. The location was lovely with great views of the volcano.
Written 13 April 2018
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Maro W
6 contributions
Cave tour
Jan. 2018
Not sure why other reviews call this too expensive and overrated. We, a multigeneration family of 7, loved it. The guide's English was fine and he provided good information. The drive there is a bit long and rough but not extreme for any rental car, and hey-they couldnt chose where it is.
Written 6 January 2018
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DAM79
Gold Coast, Australia51 contributions
Sensational
Sep. 2017 • Family
Had a great day at the caves. The guide's English wasn't the best but he made a real effort to communicate as best he could and his English was better then my Spanish so I appreciated the effort and we understood all the main points. It was a fascinating trip and highly recommend it.
Written 8 September 2017
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Yury Torres
Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile32 contributions
Nice Caves :)
Jul. 2017 • Family
In the same way to the Villarrica Volcano, you can find this cave. The guide over there is so nice and he will explain how this cave was formed due the Eruption of the volcano and the effect of the magma. At the end of the route you will see there is not difference between to have the eyes open or closed.
Written 19 July 2017
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JBs_Adventures
Dumfries and Galloway, UK22 contributions
If you don't speak spanish, don't bother.
Nov. 2016 • Friends
Whilst visiting family in Santiago November 2016 we decided to visit Villarrica, Pucon for a 4 days to take in some of the scenery. If like me you live in the UK the best way I can describe Pucon is the Lake District x100. Pucon is where People from Santiago take their holidays and it's easy to see why!

We visited in off peak season so the area was pretty quiet and decided we would take a day trip up to the volcano. Before travelling to Chile we had the volcano's and caves on our list of things to do but were quickly told by the locals in Santiago that after a recent eruption, the caves were now closed. We were slightly disappointed about this but went to visit the volcano none the less!

Whilst on the way, we seen a sign fir the caves so decided to drive towards it. We came to a booth with a cone in the road where we assumed you use to pay. It looked like no one had been there in years and was surrounded by abandoned construction equipment. Just as we were about to turn around a man approached the car and assured us the caves were still open but he was in the process of clearing the mess the eruption had left behind.

The young man asked for 18,000 chilean peso each which we thought was quite expensive especially for this part of the country but paid the man none the less. We were taken up a trail to a small Cafe with great views of both the volcano and the sea. The young chilean didn't really speak english but my father-in-law spoke basic spanish so between them we managed.

The information that we did manage to understand was good and although there was a slight language barrier the young chilean did his best. The Tour lasted about 20 mins before we had to turn around and come back. Hard hats were supplied as there are areas that are as low as 5 foot. The tour guide then told us in the nicest way possible that he was finished his shift and would have to take us back!

Overall, it didn't feel very well organised. If you don't speak spanish or have someone to translate there isn't much point taking this tour especially at 18,000 peso. The tour isn't suitable for the elderly or children as like most South American countries, the health and safety is basically nonexistent. I wouldn't recommend you travel all the way just for this tour but if you're in the area or are really into exploring caves then it might be for you.
Written 5 April 2017
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DanielEH81
Santiago, Chile8 contributions
Not worth the price you pay
Oct. 2016 • Couples
Although the caves are a nice place to visit, the entrance is 18000 pesos wich I consider is a shame of price and only shows the greed of the owner. There are plenty other nicer places to visit in Pucon.
Written 31 October 2016
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Chris
Minneapolis, MN132 contributions
Not worth 18.000 per person
Sep. 2016 • Friends
Pay 18.000 Chilean pesos per person. Cave is interesting. Tour is short. Only 500meters. The guide didn't explain much. Our group didn't feel it was worth 18k each.
Written 19 September 2016
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janehri14147
Buenos Aires, Argentina8 contributions
Very beautiful Volcanic Caves
Jul. 2015 • Friends
these caves are very beautiful, amazing what nature can do it, we enjoyed, I recommend this place, if you like interesting things
Written 20 April 2016
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