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El Fuerte de Samaipata

Samaipata, Bolivia
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Amazing views

Take at taxi from Samaipata, unless you are very good on foot and have a couple of hours to spare... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
holger b
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Manado, Indonesia
Unique rock carvings

This place was not really a fort in pre-Colombian Times. It was a city at the border of the Incan... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Mauro_Lima13
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Berlin, Germany
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The archaeological site contains walls from ancient Inca dwellings.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“two hours” (5 reviews)
“nice walk” (5 reviews)
“santa cruz” (10 reviews)
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Samaipata, Bolivia
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"walk around"
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"great place to visit"
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"incredible place"
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"world heritage site"
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"great site"
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"south america"
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"amazing history"
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"ruins"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Take at taxi from Samaipata, unless you are very good on foot and have a couple of hours to spare both ways. The hill is well developed and the views are breath-taking. Explanations at the archeological sites are in English and Spanish. This is no...More

Thank holger b
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place was not really a fort in pre-Colombian Times. It was a city at the border of the Incan Empire, bordering the Guarani. Spanish colonists made it a fort for sometime before settling where the city is today. Worth the visit, good views of...More

Thank Mauro_Lima13
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Reviewed 1 February 2018

It's quite a twisty, steep and long road to get to the El Fuerte visitor centre but the views on the way up are spectacular, even if you cannot stop to take photographs. I drove there but it is quite easy to get a taxi...More

Thank Rod P
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Reviewed 27 December 2017

I enjoyed every single second of El Fuerte. So much untouched nature, such nice surroundings, no overfilling from tourists and modern institutions. So much less stressful and cheaper than the Machu Pichu Trip! I can totally recommend it to anyone (even if you're not interested...More

Thank ninafleurchen
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Reviewed 27 November 2017 via mobile

This is a gorgeous place to visit. I loved every second of it. Take your time to walk around or sit on one of the benches. I had wouldn't advice to let a taxi wait for you, because then you'll have a big change you...More

Thank ClaudiaBo77
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Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

Well organized, tickets are cheap, no need of guides, great sightseeing and a very impressive giant sandstone carved thousands of years ago

Thank Christian Eduar... B
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

a visit to el fuerte is at the same time a very relaxing and beautiful walk, with very nice vies---ws both or the rock itself and of the surroundings. Good info

Thank marc_lut_1961
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Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

We hired a Jeep to go to the fort while spending the weekend in Samaipata. It is said that this fort is pretty Incan and established by the ancient tribe of Change the Incas and invaded by the Guarani. Very cool day. The guide also...More

Thank frequent1
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Reviewed 25 September 2017

This is a must see in my opinion if you are in the area. How often do you get to see man-made sites from the 300's . The visit is an inspiration to learn about pre-Incan cultures that most people have never heard of. Be...More

Thank muddyH2O
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Reviewed 28 June 2017

It is located at 9 KM to Samaipata, I suggest to get a taxi to go there (cost 15$ round trip with 2 hrs of waiting) the ruins can't be compared with the views and landscapes. Bring your snickers and comfortable clothes!

Thank juan pablo g
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