Do you love adventure? Do you love dogs? Would you enjoy sledding your very own dog sled through an ancient forest on a volcano? Then this activity is definitely for you!
Run by German expats, Aurora Austral is an adventure tourism company run outside of Villarrica. They have a small cabin situated in the middle of Araucaria trees (ancient trees that can be over a thousand years old) on Volcano Villarrica, with a whole family of very cute huskies.
This company have a few options, in both winter and summer, but in winter the magic really comes to life. For $120 AUD (2016) you can have a full day of dog sledding in this breath taking scenery. This includes lunch, transport to and from Villarrica, and your very own sled that you will drive solo.
I highly recommend this experience, it was definitely one of the highlights of my whole trip in South America. Even if you are on a budget, keep in mind that this experience in any other place in the world will set you back a lot more. Plus, you often are never able to drive your own sled with other dog sledding tour companies.
So hold on tight and enjoy the ride!