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. Take a look at our Manizales trip planning website to schedule your visit to Nevado del Ruiz and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • I was fortunate enough to meet Pablo of Guru talks in the city of Manizales. It is not easy to find guides in Manizales but I got lucky and found Guru walks and Pablo. Our time together was in...  more »
  • We went on a holiday weekend so the herding of guests was more than usual i assume. After the 4th stop, they told us we could not venture any further without a 4 wheel drive. So a tip for anyone...  more »
  • Beautiful, but I wish have a trek inside
  • 12-27-18. Today we visited the Armero tragedy. The locals say 25000 people died. The population was 30000. 5000 were accounted for. Pictures on my Facebook page.
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