Visit the place where Incas and other cultures used to live and perform their rituals!
Samaipata is a wonderful, quiet village, in a beautiful setting in the mountains, at a distance of 120 km from Santa Cruz, where the international Viru Viru airport is situated.
Nestling in the foothills of the Andes at an altitude of about 1,650 m, at the border of the N.P. Amboró, it has a delightful climate all year round. The surroundings are green and mountainous. The Incas that lived here gave it the name of Samaipata. The meaning of this quechua-word is: 'rest-in-the-height'.
On account of the pleasant climate, the splendid environment and the various possibilities and places of interest, as well as the excellent accommodation available, Samaipata has become a highlight for many travellers. This all makes it an ideal spot to start your travel in Bolivia or to take a rest after your long flight.
The places of interest are numerous. The impressive archaeological site, El Fuerte, and National Park Amboró are so to speak, just around the corner. Also nearby there is a place where you can -almost- be sure to see condors. A walk in the surroundings of Laguna Volcán or Bella Vista is also recommended to enjoy the magnificent views and the diversity of nature. You can combine a visit to the home of a local family with a rewarding visit to a particularly impressive local waterfall.
Combine a visit to the place where Incas and other cultures used to live with the waterfalls of Las Cuevas, where you can also have a picnic.
The mystical forest of National Park Amboró with its giant fern trees is an absolute favourite destination in Samaipata.
Around Laguna Volcán you can enjoy a lot of variation in nature, the lagoon with water birds, bamboo forest, palm tree forest and beautiful views!
One of the most popular hikes around Samaipata, for the picturesque views over the Andes.
According to the name Bella Vista, you have excellent views during a challenging walk through this area.
It’s very special to have the chance to see the king of the Andes sky, the condor, flying.
Have an easy day and plunge in the water of the most beautiful waterfall in the region.
After your effort to see condors, refresh yourself in the crystal clear water of the La Pajcha waterfall.
A perfect combination of pre Inca culture at El Fuerte and pure nature in N.P. Amboró.
Pure silence and nature, a unique tour for nature lovers and birdwatchers and an ideal place to relax after a long journey.
A unique tour for nature lovers and birdwatchers and an ideal place to relax.