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El Fuerte de Samaipata, Samaipata
(4.3/5 based on 240+ reviews on the web)
Visit a pre-Incan site at El Fuerte de Samaipata, which features ruins of a 15th-century temple complex. The well-preserved buildings and these carvings led to the site becoming a World Heritage site. The site was actually in use long before the 15th century, but the majority of the structures and carvings came from the Inca between the 15th and 17th centuries. Hire a tour guide and walk through the complex, seeing the different buildings and learning about their usage long ago. Behind the structures lie the carvings, characters carved into the stone of the mountain by the inhabitants. Put El Fuerte de Samaipata into our Samaipata vacation generator to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Samaipata.
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  • The Fort is very organized and well signposted. All very clean and preserved. Valley super worth it! I suggest hiring a guide, 100 bolivianos, for, in fact, understand the incredible stories that surround the Fort.
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  • Interesting visit, this Assembly as a park so it has a cost of entry for foreigners of 50bs (quite expensive). To go from Samaipata is 9 km and you can go by taxi that round-trip costs 100bs and give you two hours to tour the Park. Or but can walk. In my case, I went with my partner in taxi (50bs per person) and we went walking to save, but we had very heavy due to the Sun that is strong enough to return. Bring water!
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  • 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.