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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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  • The best excursion in Manizales. Not to be missed if you go through this city. Mixture of history and nature like never before have surely seen it
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  • The snow is a site with very good scenery, at the time a part of the Park, is closed so it is not possible to climb up to the snow. However landscapes are worth
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  • Spectacular! Don't forget to visit this place (Parque Natural los Nevados) and live a great experience
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