Description

In Samaipata you'll find the biggest stone carving in the world that has an unknown history. You'll also be able to enjoy one of the most amazing National Parks of Bolivia, the Amboro Park.

Itinerary

Departure from Santa Cruz
  • Carved Stone “El Fuerte”
  • Aarchaeological Museum
  • Samaipata's town
  • Amboro Park, natural pools and waterfalls 

Includes

  • Private Transportation
  • Bilingual Guide English-Spanish
  • Entrance fees for all attractions
  • Lunch
  • Snack

Doesn't Include

  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Personal Spending
  • Tips

Bring with

  • Sun glasses
  • Sun Screen
  • Bug Spray
  • Hat
  • Comfortable Hiking Shoes
  • Swimsuit

Samaipata Fort

One of Bolivia's most important arqueological sites and listed as a world hertiage site by UNESCO for the massive stone carving that makes up its core. In the pre-Incan era, the Chané culture used the space for ceremonial purposes. When the Inca took over the lands, it was transformed for military uses. Later, in the colonial period, the Spanish built the fort and village near the temple. The stone work extends 250 meters long and 60 meters wide, and includes carvings of serpents, pumas and jaguars.

Amboro National Park

The biodiversity of this great ecological reserve is extensive with over 800 bird species and a broad expanse of 637,000 hectares, ranging from 300 to 3200 meters above sea level. Hiking the Amboro trails, you will find waterfalls, pools, and flora and fauna that create a picture-perfect paradise.

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Geography

The town of Samaipata is in the sub-Andean area of the department of Santa Cruz.

Altitude

Samaipata's altitude reaches 1670 meters above sea level

Climate

Samaipata is in a weather sweet spot, with its higher elevation moderating the typically tropical climate. Temperatures reach 23ºC with year-round sunshine.

How to get there?

Samaipata is a two-hour drive from the city of Santa Cruz. Private or shared transportation options are available.

Fauna and Flora

In this area a number of bird species can be observed, most notably the Andean condor. If you are lucky, you will see pumas and ocelots, and don't miss the giant ferns.