Volcano Villarica

If you arrive in Pucón on a nice day the first thing you will see is the impressive Volcano Villarica (2,847 m / 9,341 ft). It is one of only five volcanoes worldwide that has a constant lava lake within its crater.

The hike up to the crater takes about 4 to 5 hours. But it’s definitely worth it! The view is amazing and if you’re lucky you can even see some lava within the crater. Oh, and you just hiked up a smoking volcano!

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But the funnest part is still the way down! Hop on your little plastic sled and you’re at the bottom in no time at all.

If you come to Pucón do not miss this amazing hike up an active volcano! This is one of the things you can definitely tell your grandchildren about!


What to Pack for Pucón Summers

Average temperatures in Pucón during the summertime (December-March) range from 9° – 25° C.  You can expect rain every few weeks, but for the most part, summertime here is a very sunny season.  Be sure to take note that with a relatively dry summer climate, nights and early mornings here in Pucón are definitely cooler in temperature.

All that said, be sure to check off the following items before heading our way for a summer excursion:

  • water-proof jacket/rain gear (you won’t necessarily need an umbrella, but you’ll want to stay dry)
  • jeans/durable long pants (for national park trekking and hiking the volcano)
  • thick long socks (for the volcano trip)
  • sweater or long-sleeved pullover
  • swim suit (for rafting, canyoning, kayaking, and going to the beach)
  • hiking boots or trekking shoes
  • beach towel (for picnics, beach excursions, and drying off after water activities)
  • large water bottles (Pucon tap water is mountain fresh, so be green and refill!)
  • sun glasses
  • sunscreen

Have more specific questions about packing? Feel free to contact us via email (info@rukapuconhostel.com) or phone (+56 – 45 – 441437).


Your Resident Internationals

Max and Natalie

Rafting Trancura Alto

Pucon is one of the hot spots for outdoor adventure sport in all of South America. One of these activities is Whitewater Rafting.

If you are looking for an adrenaline kick Whitewater Rafting in the river Trancura is the thing to do! On the Whitewater Rafting Scale the upper part of the river is rated between class IV and V out of a total of VI classes. You can expect a lot of fun. But with a professional guide you don’t have to fear anything. I felt safe the whole time even though some of the rapids were very scary! But even if something should happen there will alway be a safety kayaker that will save the day!

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Come to us to Ruka Pucón Hostel and have this once in lifetime experience! We will organize everything for you and assure you that you will have an unforgettable time!


Your Resident Internationals

Max and Natalie