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 beautiful for landscapes, but already several years ago that not there rise to the snow-covered, only arrive to a valley that is several meters below, so you can not see the snowy if it is cloudy and there is little likelihood of snow near
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  • The best option to get is with a travel agency, for example the trust is highly recommended and possibly the best price. Avoid bring sweet, has no sense to eat them during the visit, do eat the calories needed is 24 to 36 hours before. During the visit, they have NO effect. It is good to make sure the seasons that are not rainy season due to the State of the roads which are really forgotten by the State, it is advisable to go in the months from June to August and from December to February.
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  • Along the way of Manizales to Bogota, just over 20 km, goes to the right way to Nevado de Ruiz. Please note, there is also a road to the national park closer to Manizales, but that is not going to the volcano. You have no own transport, you can buy in Manizales an organised excursion. The road to Las Brisas, access to the area of the Nevado de Ruiz, is ge-asfalteerd up to 2 km for Las Brisas. At Las Brisas should there be money paid if one wants to access. It is to be a guide in the car (or a guide with the van of the organized tour. The tour goes from 4130m height at Las Brisas to 4400 m altitude at the end point. There is on 5-6 places stopped, the guide provides very well and a lot of explanation about the paramo and superparamo area (vegetation zones). At the end point should not be hiked further continued, nor because the volcano is active. The total tour lasts 2, 5 h. Make sure to be there in good time (at the latest 10 am) and on a clear day. Then the Nevado de Ruiz. There should be little stepped, go, however, not the first day of your visit to Colombia to this height
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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!
  • Amazing
  • Wonderful place!!!
  • Beautiful mountain.
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