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Samaipata/Santa Cruz Road

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Address: Santa Cruz, Bolivia
Phone Number: +591 78056488

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Beautiful and exotic place, plentyof mountains and incredible views. Lot of hiking and bicycling in the surroundings. El fuerte, a BC archeological place

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 October 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Really nice town, just 3 hours by bus from Santa Cruz. Besides the town, it's possible to visit the Inca archeological ruins el fuerte,cuevo and amboro national park with budget prices, defenitely recomended

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Beautiful and exotic place, plentyof mountains and incredible views. Lot of hiking and bicycling in the surroundings. El fuerte, a BC archeological place

Thank Hugo M
Don Lorenzo
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

The "highway" from Santa Cruz to Samaipata takes you from the flat of the lowlands through the narrow, winding and steeply enclined river valley that leads to Samaipata and the ancient El Fuerte. The road is rarely in good condition and is frequently under repair due to the many land slides the region is prone to. But the steep mountain... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

A horrible road to drive on But a great road none the less. If it rains then the road gets a bit dodgy. Make sure your car has good suspension!!!!

Thank Austin M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

If you want to do this as a day trip from Santa Cruz then be prepared to have a rough day. You can take public vans (6 People) which are leaving once full. These vans are not leaving from the central bus station so inform yourself upfront. The bad road will take the drive several hours to bring you to... More 

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Schlieren, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

The Inca made it here, yes, but the rock is far from being the main attraction. I love the trips you can take to the jungle around the village (good tour guides can be found easily). The village itself is a good stop to relax.

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Peyia, Cyprus
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2016

This place is about 3 hour drive from Santa Cruz but the sight is amazing. This is a ancient site carved into the mountain. The carved area is over 200 meters long and the soft sand stone has been damaged a bit. But it is a amazing site. It dates back to pre Inka times. It is high up in... More 

1 Thank sigzag
La Paz, Bolivia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2015

A nice town at 150 km from Santa Cruz de la Sierra. On road you can visit el Fuerte. This archeological site was named originally Samaypata what means to rest in altitude. There you find rests of cultures before Inka, Inka and also spanish

1 Thank Linda F
Atlantida, Uruguay
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2015

The road from Santa Cruz to Samaipata is long, poorly built, poorly maintained, and just ridiculous when you consider how many people wish to visit this archeological site. Our day was 11 hours long and we cut short our visit at the site because of cold weather. This is a ridiculous amount of time to go less than 300 km... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2015

Beautiful landscape and an enormous pre inca archeological site .A cerimonial gigantic carved stone with the ruins of a village around where 4000 people lived 2000 years ago.

1 Thank cristinapiza

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