Samaipata/Santa Cruz Road, Santa Cruz

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Enjoy the remarkable scenery as you drive along Samaipata/Santa Cruz Road. The old road connecting the ruins at Samaipata with the city of Santa Cruz spans 120 km (75 mi), offering memorable views and some points of interest to add to your trip. Make stops along the way, including a colossal red rock jutting out from the landscape and a serene crater lake near the rim of a volcano. Drive carefully--the poorly maintained road can be dicey, especially after heavy rainfalls. Take a look at our Santa Cruz attractions planning site to schedule your visit to Samaipata/Santa Cruz Road and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • The road between Samaipata and SC is a disgrace. The road is bumpy and is the auto frega. When one travels you want to comfort on the journey and not a dangerous portfolio. Please improve your route.
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  • The landscape is very nice although the State of the road is very bad, hopefully it better with the work they are doing photos show these beautiful turkeys that adorn the landscape
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  • Excellent place. Pre inca culture. Not to be missed. Worth the visit. The ticket is 50 bolivianos. I suggest take a local guide
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Accommodations in Santa Cruz lie within the limits of the Cuarto Anillo, while the areas outside of the ring road remain largely residential. The north of Barrio Equipetrol houses the city's glitziest and most luxurious hotels, offering extensive lists of amenities, including popular fine-dining restaurants, swimming pools, and spas. Head closer to the center of town for more budget-friendly options, including no-frills hotels, pleasant guesthouses set in formerly residential buildings, and backpacker-friendly hostels.
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