Puerto Varas Tours
Puerto Varas: Half day Osorno Volcano tour

Puerto Varas: Half day Osorno Volcano tour

By Ruta Chile
per adult (price varies by group size)
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Ages 0-90
Duration: 4h
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: Portuguese, English, Spanish

  • Transportation by car or minibus
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
What's not included
  • Tickets for Chairlift, optional for those who want to climb higher. 2 options: US$ 15 or US$ 30
  • Food and Drink
  • Optional Gratuities for driver and guide

Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Not wheelchair accessible
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 12646P57

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
        • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
        • Children must be accompanied by an adult
        • A minimum of 3 people per trip is required, if there are not enough passenger for the day you request you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
        • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
        • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
        • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

        If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 12646P57

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          The Osorno volcano is a stratovolcano that is located in the Andes mountain range, on the edge of Lake Llanquihue, in Chile. It is known worldwide for the landscapes it grants as the gateway to Chilean Patagonia, as well as for its similarity to Mount Fuji in Japan.
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        • Ruta Chile
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          Joined in February 2012
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          I felt discrimination and would have asked for full refund if it wasn't my parents who already got tired from night fly
          We arrived airport before 6:30, and all other people came with us left with the minibus while the woman in charge of putting people into the car shooed my parents like a disgusting insects. I felt it rasism because we were the asians from the arrival group. We had to wait 1 hr and 30min to wait to catch the minibus with people from next flight. I asked why we have to wait, how long we had to wait, the woman told me not to speak english to her, so I started to talk in Spanish and she went away.
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        • lathamappraisal
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          Great trip
          We had an awesome time, even though we had a couple of unexpected issues arrive during the trip. The reason I have included this in our review is not every trip goes exactly as planned; however, when you have a great tour guide like Nelly, who can handle issues that are out of her control, it can still be a great trip. Thank you Nelly.
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        • 906moa
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          worst customer service
          we purchased certain seats so we didn't have to seat with another passenger. Our seats going to our destination and meals was great except departure back to SFO. When we were boarding I noticed a passenger seating on our number seat 57A, according to our itinerary documents seats are 57A and 57C, right away I informed the flight attendant she took a looked at my papers and didn't know what to say. At that time people was boarding and flight attendants are all busy too but I had to insist on our seats that they can move us elsewhere since we purchased our seats. Flight attendant contacted a Ground Handling Agent, English name Ellen Shen. Ellen Shen took a picture of our papers and didn't have an answer why the other passenger and me have same seat, she said she'll talk to her manager and that I should contact Eva Air on the website. Plane took off. Our meal going back was awful since we requested vegetarian but we got two meals with chicken and fish, meals were awful. The next day, that's when I started calling people I booked my flights with (ASAP) and went on Eva Air website, nothing could not contact anyone at Eva Air. I called the ASAP agency asking to help me out if they have another number of Eva Air and I was transferred 3x then finally a VIP customer number. I've been calling for two days no answer with the VIP customer service. What I want is just a refund of $100.00 going back seats we didn't get but paid for, this is a matter of principal. They are so bad! Why have a customer service if they don't answer their calls. Is it possible they changed plane since it seemed full. How is it possible they were able to print out same seat number?
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          Overview of Santiago
          Franco was an amazing guide with an incredible grasp of history and culture. He met us at our lodging and then tailored the tour to location and interests. He happily answered the hard questions about history and showed us his city. Santiago is much smaller and less vibrant than comparable cities like Buenos Aires, but it was incredibly modern and filled with things to see. Instead of coffee, Franco took us to try Mote con Huesilla, which was delicious. Lunch at the seafood market was also tasty. If you’re interested in history, culture, architecture, and food — this is a great tour for you.
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        • Richard K
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          Long day on an uncomfortable bus..
          The positive thing about this trip was our tour guide who spoke very good English and made sure that we understood his commentary. The negatives were as follows: 1. The bus was completely full, too small and exceptionally uncomfortable. 2. if you were fortunate enough to be picked up first, you could get one of the more comfortable seats. But those of us that got picked up last got stuck at the back of the bus in the most uncomfortable seats imaginable. My wife and I were crammed in a bench seat that was best suited For three people not four. If I had had the opportunity, I would’ve gotten off the bus and tried to get my money back. Naturally, the people that had the more comfortable seats were unwilling to give theirs up all day long. 3. The stop at the Falls was pleasant and we enjoyed the hikes and the waterfalls. 4. The trip to the top of the volcano was on eventful, but with all the switchbacks, braking and accelerating. It was really uncomfortable in the van.. 5. Our tour guide was unable to keep One family on time and they consistently held up the group at every stop including lunch. 6. The lunch was overpriced and really not very good. Several people complained about the poor quality of the food. 7. None of the stops and attractions on the tour are included in the price. The entire cost of the trip is for the bus ride. This is explained several times by the tour guide, but needs to be reiterated. All in all, you could do everything on this tour yourself if you had a Rent-A-Car or other transportation. That would also free you up to have a lunch somewhere else or a picnic if you bring your own food.
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        • Richard K
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          A long day on an uncomfortable bus..
          On a positive note, Anna, our tour guide was awesome! There were only five English speakers on the bus, but she made sure that all of us understood her commentary completely. The negatives were as follows ; 1. It’s advertised as a 10 hour trip but it took over 12 hours. 2. Most of the trip is spent on the bus that does not have a toilet, has a very uncomfortable seats with very little leg room, and has difficulty managing the temperature control. 3. The towns that we visited were just not that pretty or interesting. 4. We felt pressured to eat lunch with the entire bus at a private house. The food was not terrible, although the menu choices were limited. We cannot recommend the excursion.
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        • Happiness63195487410
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          So much depends on weather. I got lucky and there was little wind, for this part of Patagonia, and a mix of sun and cloud but no rain. What you get to see is pretty amazing. Spotted dolphins, condors, sea lions and cormorants. To cruise right up to a glacier and waterfalls from glaciers is amazing. The hike in O'Higgins national park is challenging for older and not so fit persons. Lots to eat at lunch but the salad was just iceberg lettuce.
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          3.0 of 5 bubbles
          Stunning scenery but pricey.
          The scenery is incredible. But I found this a bit expensive for what was or I should say what was not offered. Basically you get a beautiful boat ride which was incredible but nothing else. Perhaps my mistake that I didn't realize lunch was not included. The hotel is stunning with spectacular views, but the food was mediocre and expensive. Before you arrive they try to get you to purchase another tour. I think being more forefront about what is and is not offered, would've been helpful. Also, I changed my embarkation destination and therefore did not go to Saltos de Petrohue (included if you depart by bus from Puerto Varas) and should not have been charged the full amount. Lesson learned. I could've bought the tour for less than half the price on site at Lago Los Santos.
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        • 889elissah
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          Relaxing long weekend after touring the whole country! What an absolutely Beautiful Country too!
          Great small area with beautiful scenery to relax and view the volcano & huge lake! This is a pretty area and the small town is built on a hill, if you go and are looking for a place to stay you might want to know how much of a "hike" it is from the lake to the accommodations.
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          Not as advertised!!! We did not travel in a small group van or car. We went on a huge bus 1 guide for 38 people. We did not see Penguins or even go to the area they were at. I will not book through Viator again. Mislead I do not see how they could stay in business. Rode on a bus for hours. Complete waste of my day.
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles9 reviews
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        4,484 contributions
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        Apr 2019
        We did this trip as a shore excursion. We left from the pier and had a lovely scenic drive around the lake district. We went to the Orsorno Volcano Ski area, where you can get great views. We stopped here long enough for people to climb up higher for the views or go on the ski lift or just get a coffee at the cafe and enjoy the scenery. A little longer here would have been better, as we did not have time to do both the hike up and the ski lift, we had to choose one or the other, and the hike up the trail was rushed due to time limitations. But the overall tour was very good and we're glad we did it.
        Written March 8, 2020
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        We had such a great time journeying from lovely Puerto Varas to the impressive Volcan Osorno. The drive there was beautiful and our amazing guide (an older gentleman, don’t remember his name) was multilingual, funny and very knowledgeable. We loved the landscape of this part of Chile and the area of Osorno has its own beauty as well. We stopped at several lookout points along the drive up to the volcano for pictures and enjoyed epic views from the top once we got there. It was great to see some wildlife including a family of foxes. There’s also a shop/rest stop where you can enjoy a snack (we had chocolate beer!) and buy some gifts to take home. Overall this tour was wonderful and I highly recommend it to anyone of all ages and fitness levels. We’re definitely glad we chose to go on the tour!
        Written October 2, 2018
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