We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
WINNER WONDERLAND
Win Big When You Book on TripAdvisor
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Samaipata, Bolivia
Website
Description:

The archaeological site contains walls from ancient Inca dwellings.

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 257 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 35
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Amazing!

this is an archeological place. there where a lot of diferent cultures one of them was the inca culture!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Linda C
Add Photo Write a Review

257 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 78: English reviews
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this is an archeological place. there where a lot of diferent cultures one of them was the inca culture!

Helpful?
Thank Linda C
Ft. PIerce, FL
Level Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a great guide who shared the history with us. This was our first Inka ruin to visit. Well worth the trip. The museum was an interesting hour too

Helpful?
Thank Lara A
Level Contributor
49 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016 via mobile

Great site with a lot of information and in english! The best part is to see the different layers of civilizations. About 8 km from the city center, a steep climb to go but very doable to come back.

Helpful?
Thank Francis F
Level Contributor
16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

If you go to Samaipata it is probably to see El Fuerte. You can get a cab at the town plaza with a return in two hours. It is 100b for the trip, about 10km each way. That is for as many people as you can get in the cab. Great scenery along the way, and of course the ruins.... More 

Helpful?
Thank D.J. P
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

This historical site is very well organised and has a good amount of information along the way (in spanish and English). We booked a taxi for half a day to see this and the cuevas waterfalls (150Bs for 2 people for almost 5 hours) - worth a visit!

Helpful?
Thank Luca L
Olomouc, Czech Republic
Level Contributor
53 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

Nice place to go for 2h trip, you can take taxi for 50 bolivianos to get there without tours, it is better, you do not need guide over there. Entrance is 50 bolivianos per person. We had nice time over there, if you are in Samaipata, you have to go there deffinitly. It is 8 km from the city. You... More 

Helpful?
Thank JanPoMaly
Friesland, Netherlands
Level Contributor
142 reviews
98 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

El Fuerte is one of the highlights of this area. It is a good conserved archeological site, with nice views at the stunning nature around. Its still developing every day, since not all the findings are allready visible.

Helpful?
Thank TSE11_
England
Level Contributor
194 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016

Well worth fitting in to your Samaipate schedule as the rock monolith is quite unlike anything else you will find in South America. Good guided walk and explanations all round the site. Superb mountain top setting. Great trip and 2-hours flew by.

Helpful?
Thank BristolCharles
Nephi, Utah
Level Contributor
24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

One of the nicer kept areas around. A knowledgeable guide makes this a much better experience. Ours was provided for us. I wish there were more natural attractions around that worked to preserve what was here. Unfortunately a lot of the more interesting features carved into the rock had faded almost past recognition. It takes a long time to get... More 

Helpful?
Thank Greg R
Canberra, Australia
Level Contributor
37 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

We visited El Fuerte during a warm and sunny winters day and it was absolutely lovely. The circuit of the ruins offers amazing views of the mountains. The views of the ruins themselves are also amazing. It was well worth the visit. However I would note that the price of entry was a big expensive, as is the money you... More 

Helpful?
Thank ClaudiaDC1994

Travelers who viewed El Fuerte de Samaipata also viewed

Samaipata, Santa Cruz Department
Samaipata, Santa Cruz Department
 
Samaipata, Santa Cruz Department
Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz Department
 

Been to El Fuerte de Samaipata? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of El Fuerte de Samaipata and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from El Fuerte de Samaipata staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?