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Nevado del Ruiz

This enormous volcano over 5300 meters high is the easiest to reach from Manizales. It is the highest volcano of the National Park ‘Los Nevados’ and it’s the last big eruption was in 1985, a dramatically event where the village Armero completely was destroyed by an all consuming mud stream. Nowadays Nevado del Ruiz is one the most popular tourism destinations in the coffee zone.

The package we are offering starts in Manizales and goes up until the snow line of the glacier to a height of 5100m. With special transport we will ascend to a height of 4800m, during this ascend we will pass many different ecosystems like primary and secondary forest, semi paramo, paramo and eventually reach the ultimate part of the mountains without any vegetation. That day we will also pass a valley where with a bit of luck we can see a Condor in the wild.

If there is the desire to climb the top of the volcano a special custom made program needs to be made. A special permit and as well special equipment is necessary.

Nevado del Ruiz is offered as a day tour from Manizales, but is also possible to combine this destination with for example 'El Cisne' and 'Laguna Verde'. The package Nevado del Ruiz is 3 days. For a combination to El Cisne and Laguna Verde it is necessary to include an extra night in the program.

Packing list Nevado del Ruiz and El Cisne (Laguna Verde):
- Good shoes to walk on, preferable waterproof
- Warm clothes for mountains and high altitudes
- Winter jacket  (preferable waterproof) or raincoat for over the warm clothes
- A warm hat and gloves
- Sun block
- Sun glasses
- Water (can also be bought on the way and on some other places during the trip)
- Swimsuit and towel for the hot springs

Important:
the day tour to Nevado del Ruiz starts at a height of 2200m and goes to a height of 5100m. An enormous height difference in only one day. It is very important to take it easy, especially while climbing the glacier. Furthermore it is very important to drink a lot of water and to get fresh air by opening the windows of the transport vehicle even though it is very cold. When choosing the program with El Cisne and Laguna Verde we will spend the night at a height of over 4000m. Despite the thick blankets in the cabaña it is highly recommendable to bring warm clothes for the night. This tour is not suitable for people with a heart condition, pregnant women or kids under 4 years.

At this moment it is not possible to visit Nevado del Ruiz due to the activity of the Nevado del Ruiz. Please contact us for up to date information.

Nevado del Ruiz

Paramo aan de zuidkant van Nevado del Ruiz

Vulkaan Olleta

Manizales gezien vanuit de bergen

Day 1:
Depending on the arrival in Manizales, a transfer from the bus terminal or from the airport from Manizales to Hotel Roma Plaza in the centre of Manizales for the first night. Rest of the day free to explore the city of Manizales.

Day 2:
At 07:00o´clock the tour to Nevado del Ruiz starts. You will be picked up by our transport at the hotel and brought to a height of 4800m. During this transport you will stop several times, this not only to enjoy the changing ecosystems on the volcano but also to gradually get used to the height you´re on. At the last stop at 4800m it is possible to climb with a guide to the glacier at a height of 5100m. On the way to back to Manizales there will be a stop at the hot springs of Ruiz.

Day 3:
Depending on the departure from Manizales transfer from the hotel to the bus terminal or airport of Manizales.

Inclusive:
- Transfer bus terminal/airport Manizales-hotel-bus terminal/airpòrt Manizales
- 2 nights in Hotel Roma Plaza
- Privé transport hotel-Nevado del Ruiz-hotel
- Climbing the Nevado del Ruiz to the glacier
- A visit to the hotsprings Ruiz
- Local guide

Not inclusive:
- National flights
- Food and beverages not mentioned in the program
- Personal expenses

Optional:
- Program inclusive national flights
- Program with extra nights
- Program with other hotel in Manizales
- Combination with other destinations
- Climb the Nevado del Ruiz until the top*

* special gear and special permission needed

It is also possible to spend the last night in Hacienda Venecia just outside Manizales. At this hacienda they are actively cultivation coffee and one can also take a look at the whole coffee process.

At this moment it is not possible to visit Nevado del Ruiz due to the activity of the Nevado del Ruiz. Please contact us for up to date information.

Nevado del Ruiz vanuit de lucht

Paramo van Nevado del Ruiz

Top van Nevado del Ruiz

Paramo Los Nevados







Day 1:
Depending on the arrival in Manizales, a transfer from the bus terminal or from the airport from Manizales to Hotel Roma Plaza in the centre of Manizales for the first night. Rest of the day free to explore the city of Manizales.

Day 2:
At 07:00 o´clock the tour to Nevado del Ruiz starts. You will be picked up by our transport at the hotel to be brought to a height of 4800m. During this transport you will stop several times, this not only to enjoy the changing ecosystems on the volcano but also to gradually get used to the height you´re on. At the last stop at 4800m it is possible to climb with a guide to the glacier at a height of 5100m. After the climb transport to the cabañas 'el Cisne' to spend the night there.

Day 3:
An early morning walk with local guide to Laguna Verde, the most beautiful lake in the Los Nevados National Park, which colors completely green when the sun shines directly on the lake. After the walk back to the cabañas 'el Cisne' transport back to Manizales.

Day 4:
Depending on the departure from Manizales transfer from the hotel to the bus terminal or airport of Manizales.

Price on request

Inclusive:
- Transfer bus terminal/airport Manizales-hotel-bus terminal/airport Manizales
- 2 nights in Hotel Roma Plaza
- 1 night in cabañas 'el Cisne' including breakfast
- Private transport hotel-Nevado del Ruiz-hotel
- Climbing the Nevado del Ruiz until the glacier
- A visit to the hotsprings Ruiz
- Local guide

Not inclusive:
- National flights
- Food and beverages not mentioned in the program
- Personal expenses

Optional:
- Program inclusive national flights
- Program with extra nights
- Program with other hotel in Manizales
- Combination with other destinations
- Climb the Nevado del Ruiz until the top*

* special gear and special permission needed

It is also possible to spend the last night in Hacienda Venecia just outside Manizales. At this hacienda they actively cultivate coffee and one can also take a look at the whole coffee process.

At this moment it is not possible to visit Nevado del Ruiz due to the activity of the Nevado del Ruiz. Please contact us for up to date information.

Nevado del Ruiz

Laguna Verde

El Cisne

Pad van Nevado del Ruiz naar Cisne

Voor Nevao del Ruiz