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Samaipata/Santa Cruz Road

Santa Cruz, Bolivia
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Ranked #5 of 19 Attractions in Santa Cruz
Type: Scenic Drives
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Santiago
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87 reviews 87 reviews
32 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

we went on rented car and once you go beyond the surroundings of Santa cruz the landscape is great. Road in regular condition but traffic not dangerous.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

If you want to walk and let your eyes enjoy nature and archeology, you'll have it. It's a 2,5 hours trip from santa cruz, you can make it in a couplle of days and visit also some waterfalls and local entertainment around. Hotels are enough in price and services, food for foreigners (pasta, pizza, etc) is expensive and awfull. I... More

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

This a place with soul. You need to visit Samaipata, great landscapes, good food, fresh fruit, wonderful weather, friendly people, an incredible place still cheap and with good deals. Many Europeans are discovering and selecting Samaipata for retiring. Is good to have this in mind.

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Vienna, Austria
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50 reviews 50 reviews
18 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Have been there many times. Samaipata the village where tourists are very welcome as hosts in what they call "Alojamientos" are not far from the ruins. Most taxi drivers will take you there for a reasonable price. My brother Jack who lived one year in Santa Cruz de la Sierra rented a horse to go up the mountains to the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
47 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Catching a bus in Bolivia is like catching a virus - uncomfortable, a little scary and seems a like it lasts a lot longer than it probably does. Coincidentally, it is a likely place to also catch a virus. With oversold tickets, the bus soon becomes an extremely uncomfortable journey for anyone without a window seat, although the smell of... More

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Santiago, Chile
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

the road is a wreck, but the scenery is beautiful and the destination is well worth it. if you are trying to save time, hire a private taxi. the bus took an hour and a half longer than a taxi

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Santa Cruz, Bolivia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

Situated quite close to Santa Cruz (it's about a 2-3h drive depending on traffic) it's a very nice place to visit. We can recommend Laguna Volcan Resort. It's expensive to stay there, but you can visit it during the day for a small fee which is often waived if you eat at the restaurant there. Another place is Las Cuevas,... More

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

After riding through the infested, crazy, filthy road to Cotoca the road to Samaipata was a delightful surprise. Largely well-maintained and clean, it goes through a variety of little towns with some individual character and none of the favela/shanty town feeling of other parts of Santa Cruz.. There are plenty of good restaurants along the way catering to tourists, several... More

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

What to say? This is the place for bohemians and persons that like the outdoors, the tranquility of a resting place up in the mountains. Has great fruits and vegetables that you can get from the principal market downtown. Places for resting are a wide variety to choose from, so there's no inconvience there. El Fuerte, Cuevas, are some of... More

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Houston, Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

If you want fresh air, Samaipata is the place to be... PERFECT weather for a layback, relax weekend. There are many " cabañas" and " hostals" around town. Must try the " chancho al palo" old school roasted pork. I was there this past wknd and stayed @ cabañas Gloria II, walking distance to town and very comfortable, it had... More

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