HIKING TO THE TOP OF VOLCANO VILLARRICA
Staring into the abyss of an active volcano and living to tell the tale
“Mary mary wenul” is the traditional Mapuche greeting and the best way to walk into the final indigenous bastion of the country. Bring out the warrior in yourself and get to know the cosmovision of this indigenous people that live among the ancient araucaria forests and crystal-clear streams.
Soak up the rustic smells and flavors which are the best reflection of local culture.
Climb Ñielol Hill, from the top of this Natural Heritage Site and you’ll have a privileged view of the city that mixes the countryside and the modern world. Walk along its busy streets, you’ll be surprised by the bustling university environment and its history museums.
Season your food with merquén (smoked dried chili flakes), relax in the healing hot springs and end your day with a wild visit to the casino, center of the city’s nightlife.
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