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It is located at 9 KM to Samaipata, I suggest to get a taxi to go there (cost 15$ round trip with 2 hrs of waiting) the ruins can't be compared with the views and landscapes. Bring your snickers and comfortable clothes!
We visited the site from Samaipata by taxi. Our guide spoke fairly good English, but he kept repeating the same things.
Nonetheless it was worth it for the explanations.
Most impressive are the views from the top. Just incredible!
The fortress of Samaipata was not as good as i expected. It is said to be the largest carved rock in the world. Unfortunately most of the interesting carvings are not really visible any more due to weathering. The main part of the carvings is...More
I don't feel like many know of Samaipata, but it is a World Heritage Site and spans 2300 years of existence and at least 3 different cultures. It is an impressive rock with sacred value and similarities to the Mayan and Incan ruins. The large...More
El Fuerte is an archeological site nearby Samaipata, in the old route from Santa Cruz to Cochabamba. This prehispanic site consists in a sculpted rock in the top of a mountain. It is believed it was a militar and religious center, with cultures like Inca...More
Visit the museo in Samaipata first for some advance understanding. I took a mototaxi one way (20B) and walked the 10km back along the road (a walking trail straight up and down is unfortunately not available). At the site you are strictly restricted by paths...More
I am not a huge indian ruins fan, but if you are, this is your spot! I did enjoy the hike to the top of the mountain. It is also unique in that it is the center point of Bolivia and the 360 views are...More
The ruïns are pretty nice but the view is the great winner of this site. You walk around and are amazed at every turn. I would recommend to drive up and walk back to samaipata (2hrs). Take a swim at the river halfway!