Nevado del Ruiz, Manizales

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Set foot on the volcano that killed more than 20,000 Colombians and buried the village of Armero at Nevado del Ruiz. The volcano, whose name translates from Spanish as "the sleeping lion," erupted in 1985, causing one of the most destructive natural disasters in human history. Nowadays you can take a guided tour to the volcano, where you'll get a sense of the catastrophe's extent, and how the land has since recovered. Bring warm clothes and take your time, as the high altitude can make hiking difficult. Take a look at our Manizales trip planning website to schedule your visit to Nevado del Ruiz and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • It is a very nice site to see the nevado del ruiz volcano. There is little snow for the tourism sector. But worth the tour.
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  • It is a place which not many people can go for their health and for this reason that can not refuse the chance to meet an iconic place in Colombia
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  • Manizales is a beautiful place to visit and relax, if you got time and silver for one activity I recommend visit greatly this snowy
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  • Lovely mountain, in the moment 2016 - 2017, its closed to public because of volcanic activity, but don't worry you can still visit this mountain from the lovely town Murillo, were you can hike to the cristal clear blue termal springs... Contact a local guide from Murillo Tolima.
  • Vary amazing mountain & nice scenery!
  • Wonderful place!!!
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Where to stay in Manizales

With a good selection of economical hostels and mid-range hotels, it's often easy to find a good deal while in Manizales. Most of the town's better sleeping options are located near Cable Plaza, which boasts a giant shopping mall and a variety of restaurants. For a more authentic experience, consider staying at one of the area's coffee plantations, where you can learn about this major regional industry and discover the secrets of local cuisine.
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