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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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  • Don't miss out on this trip up the volcano. Beautiful landscapes from a different world. Plants, birds, views. Loved it. Stay at the Termal Hotel up the mountain.  more »
  • The tour offer is very good, gives sadness to see how global warming almost there is plenty of snow, but rest all very spectacular.
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  • It is a very beautiful place, but if you want to see snow, this is not the place because you are not allowed to climb up to where there are still, as there is activity of the volcano. Far you get gratiutamente is a beautiful landscape, but if you wish to pay costs 20mil entry but will not take to the snow, at least for now.
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Where to stay in Manizales

With a good selection of economical hostels and mid-range hotels, it's often easy to find a good deal while in Manizales. Most of the town's better sleeping options are located near Cable Plaza, which boasts a giant shopping mall and a variety of restaurants. For a more authentic experience, consider staying at one of the area's coffee plantations, where you can learn about this major regional industry and discover the secrets of local cuisine.
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