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Samaipata/Santa Cruz Road

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Address: Santa Cruz, Bolivia

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Of course you will like it when you go out of Santa Cruz, for us it was the first nature we saw in Bolivia but if you travel around you will see that there are many roads like... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 14, 2015
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Of course you will like it when you go out of Santa Cruz, for us it was the first nature we saw in Bolivia but if you travel around you will see that there are many roads like this, nothing that special ... Samaipata is a nice place for sure!

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015 via mobile

You can see a lot of pretty sights on it but its not the best road and it can be a bit scary or some as it goes around a mountan. We did see some peacocks crossing the road on it which was really neat, they are such pretty birds and just took there time as if they were the... More 

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283 reviews 283 reviews
68 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Sure, come to Bolivia and have a rustic experience, go on the road to Samaipata, and say that it's cool. But really, the road is miserable! The sights along the way are great. But the road itself is a disgrace!

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Santa Cruz, Bolivia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

The road is almost fully paved and accessible all year around. The new bridges not only helped reducing your travel time, but give a nice touch of modern architecture compare with incredible scenery. unfortunately the holes and washed road areas that every year undoubtedly appear, are not being fixed fast enough. and a 600 meters stretch called Petacas is the... More 

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Groveland, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

We went to samaipata for the weekend. The best thing about it is the little village flavor and the fact that the ruins are at the junction between three different eco climates that you can see with the plain eye. The amazon humidity, the aridity of the high desert and a view towards the andes. And not high enough for... More 

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Cooperstown
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Don't hesitate GO! If you can read up on it first because you will want to spend even more time. To stand in the shadow of ancient people who watched and plotted Halley's Comet felt so special. You will be impressed. Try to spend the night. It is a long but worth it drive.

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Santiago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

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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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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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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