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El Fuerte de Samaipata, Samaipata

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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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  • We have uploaded several times to El Fuerte! It is always a unique and rewarding experience for the beautiful views, geography, clean air and the little invented stories, true and different to that you get whenever you raise. It is a recommended place to visit in Samaipata!
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  • The fresh and relaxing village of Samaipata is just few hours of Santa Cruz... Blessed by a delightful climate, friendly people and a peace of mind that has no price... The place is ideal to rest and where this strong cultural heritage of mankind and considered the world's largest carved stone. The price for foreigners is accessible no more than 50 Bs... You can hire a guide in the village or go directly to an agency of tourist guides... A great work in stone that can not miss...
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  • For me one of the best trips I've done, a pleasant climate and has beautiful scenery, a part of know a little more about the history of Samaipata
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