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Samaipata/Santa Cruz Road

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Address: Santa Cruz, Bolivia
Phone Number: 78056488

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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Don Lorenzo
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Don Lorenzo
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154 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank roamer70
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 stars Reviewed May 4, 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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566 reviews
227 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 259 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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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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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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
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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.

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Kelowna, Canada
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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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