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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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  • An amazing corner of Colombia, a unique experience! They must follow the instructions of the guides, this is basic!
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  • We could not climb to the top, it is common for some time alone to the area of the tombs, however it is a beautiful landscape, if you arrive early you can find the site with snow.
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  • A very nice trek. We were so lucky that the volcano was active the day we visited. The altitude at the destination point is around 5000m, so unless you're used to heights, you will feel an effect. In ...  more »