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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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  • Excellent place, super beautiful landscapes is appreciate to the Ascend to the snowy, is easy access since it do in auto or in moto, the entrance to the Park is economic, the cold is too but worth the penalty.
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  • Go to the Nevado del Ruiz is to be submerged in the immensity of nature, simple but beautiful landscapes, a silence that invites reflection, is a time of complete peace of mind. A little lightheaded feels by height, but nothing that can not be handled, and the cold is part of the experience. A beautiful place!
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  • The ride to the snowy is very bacano, but is closed he step to the Summit and to the refuge, besides that is to very cloudy and in several days not is could appreciate far the mountain! That although q East restricted the rise to 4,200 meters.
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