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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. To visit Nevado del Ruiz on your holiday in Manizales, and find out what else Manizales has to offer, use our Manizales itinerary maker.
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  • Visiting the Nevado del Ruiz will be forever one of the greatest experiences of our groups lives. The sceneries on the way up are beautiful and fascinating. At the top we felt like we are in another p...  more »
  • The tour guide, drivers, and other staff were very friendly and courteous. Great service, that which is rarely seen in Colombia. Everything was fantastic, exceeded expectations. Not to mention the gre...  more »
  • This is a nice daytrip if you want to see vulcanic landscapes. Get a good nights sleep because they will pick you up very early in the morning and if you smoke don´t worry it´s not a hike it´s a trip ...  more »