Explore the Andes on foot, take a campervan road trip, get close to volcanoes – some made of chocolate – or sample pisco sour in Santiago, and beyond. Guardian readers revel in the best of Chile
The volcano Villarrica is impossible to miss in Pucón; it looms over you no matter where you go in town. Climbing this monster, kitted out with crampons and mountain gear, was an experience I’ll never forget and the fact that it’s one of the most active in Chile made it more exhilarating. The hike goes from dark volcanic rubble to dazzling snow. The climb gets tougher but the views are impressive with Chile’s Lake District spread out before you. Guides up the volcano are not hard to organise from Pucón, and cost around £80.
Source: The Guardian