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Address: Santa Cruz, Bolivia
Phone Number: 78056488
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One day trip from Santa Cruz

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 5, 2015
Linda F
La Paz, Bolivia
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La Paz, Bolivia
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81 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 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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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 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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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 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
Denver, Colorado
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

If in Santa Cruz do not miss going here. And go to see the ruins as well. Samaipata is a very cool town.

Thank swrealestate
Kelowna, Canada
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

We traveled to Samaipata from Santa Cruz about two weeks ago. The excessive rains of the past six months have made it difficult to keep the road in good repair. There are many places where there have been minor slides and heavy machinery is constantly required to maintain these problem areas. In some spots only one way traffic is possible.... More 

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New York
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236 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

The route from Santa Cruz to Samaipata is fairly straightforward. We almost rented a car, but due to unusual requirements by Avis, ended up not doing it and taking a trufi (mini vehicle that seats 4-6 people and leaves when full). A word about car rental in Bolivia. Itis not the same as what you might be used. They raise... More 

Thank KANewYork
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Just a couple of hours by car from the city of Santa Cruz, it is this spectacular little town of samaipata. Even the weather changes, to a very comfortable temperature and chilly nights. If you want to go camping and see the mountains and stars or book a hotel or cabin, it is the perfect place to relax.

Thank shoshita
Lisbon, Portugal
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7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Samaipata is a beatiful town, 120 km away from Santa Cruz, Bolivia. It´s altitude is 1725 m above sea level; whereas Santa Cruz is about 400 m. In the warm days of summer, people go there for cool weather. Many europeans stablished in this town; so you can find good food, local wine production, fine handicrafts, most relevant, you can... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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107 reviews
73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

I was told about this site from a friend I met traveling. We decided to go there ourselves and not through an agency. We were told about local transportation that goes there for about 30 Bolivanos one way. The vans fit six individuals but only leave if they are full. So wait time can vary but if everyone agrees to... More 

1 Thank Joselyn G
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

A lot of good places to go, if you are in Santa Cruz, Bolivia you have to go and visit Samaipata, is nice town

Thank Fabrizio L

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