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El Fuerte de Samaipata

Samaipata, Bolivia
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Stunning views

This place is beautiful, full of history, and will take you at least an hour to soak in. There are... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2017
Eva M
A World Heritage Site you must visit

El Fuerte is an archeological site nearby Samaipata, in the old route from Santa Cruz to... read more

Reviewed 2 April 2017
Fernando C
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Samaipata, Bolivia
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

This place is beautiful, full of history, and will take you at least an hour to soak in. There are many guides that you can hire at the trailhead or you can take in the place on your own.

Thank Eva M
Reviewed 2 April 2017

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

Thank Fernando C
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Pieter O
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

Perfect place to hike and see all of Samaipata in its full glory. The fort itself is amazing. Make sure you take enough water

Thank Carolina N
Reviewed 16 February 2017

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

Thank Rudi M B
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

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!

1  Thank BelgianLaurie
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Great place to visit, very special. The walk takes approx. 1 hour at slow pace, enjoy the views, they are quite stunning. Take a guide with you so they can tell you about the history behind the ruins, it's pretty interesting.

Thank AnaStarrenburg
Reviewed 9 January 2017

If you are going to Samaipata you have to go there!! it's an incredible place in the mountains! Just be patient and pay attention to the route cause it's very high! and there are many cars on the way! haha :)

Thank Daniel J
Reviewed 31 December 2016

Ample grounds for kids to play and see nature, while experiencing a new culture and ruins. It does require a hike but it is not strenuous (we did it with a 3yr old, and 60yr old in the group)

Thank cepaz
Reviewed 20 December 2016

This place is a mystery. Few people are not somehow touched by it. I have been several times and never fail to feel how special it is. Carved by ancient people - and one wonders how, in the midst of forests and mountains, they found...More

1  Thank Eve W
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Me interesa saber el valor de la entrada para extranjero al Fuerte Samaipata y el costo del taxi ida y vuelta desde Samaipata al Fuerte. Gracias
3 November 2015|
Response from MariaLadytraveller9 | Reviewed this property |
hola, el precio para el extranjero es de 50bs y el precio del taxi no lo se pero supongo que por unos 20/30bs te llevaran.
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