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Samaipata fortress and Amboro Park

AMBORO PARK
Samaipata fortress and Amboro Park

Samaipata, Inca fortress
The village of Samaipata ("altitude rest" in Quechua) is located at 120 km to the West of Santa Cruz, in a sub-Andean area (el. 1650 m.a.s.l.). The Inca archaeological site El Fuerte (the fortress) was, at the time, the most advanced post of the Empire, of which it marked the border until its fall. It was the administrative center in charge of maintaining the order of the Inca in the region, but its principal function was keeping at bay the frequent invasion attempts of the Guarani Indians. This impenetrable fort offers amongst other things, the largest sculpted stone in the world.

Amboro Park
This 637.000 acres natural preserve is comprised between 280 and 3200 meters above sea level. It abounds in a varied fauna, with amongst others 820 species of birds accounted for, mammals such as the Andean bear, the jaguar, the puma and diverse species of monkeys, some of them unique in the world. The flora is also a source of surprises: giant ferns, monkey tail cactus...

Serranía de los Volcanes
The small village of Bermejo, at 45 Km of Samaipata, is the departing point towards the Serranía de los Volcanes. Hidden at the bottom of a deep valley, the shelter of the volcanoes offers beautiful viewpoints over the reddish « peñascos », covered by tropical forest.

Cuevas waterfalls
20 Km away from Samaipata, in a scenery identical to those of the movie the “Mission”, are located the Cuevas waterfalls, an attraction little known in the area but worth the detour

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Itinerary

  • Day 1: Santa Cruz - Samaipata
  • Day 2: Samaipata - Amboro Park
  • Day 3: Amboro Park - Santa Cruz

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Day 1: Santa Cruz - Samaipata

Departure from the hotel at 8:30 a.m. to go to the Inca fortress of Samaipata by private vehicle. Beautiful area between the Amazon and the Andes where we can see the remains of the most isolated Inca fortress of the empire, built to control the invasion of the Guaranis Indians.


Visit of the site. Lunch and dinner included.


Night in bungalows.


Included : room & breakfast, lunch (no drinks), dinner (no drinks), english speaking guide, private transport

Day 2: Samaipata - Amboro Park

Departure at 8:30 a.m. to go to the Amboro Park´s forest, where we can observe a few species of giant ferns only found in Bolivia (Dicksonia Sellowiana and Alsophila Incana) as well as many wild orchids species.
Hike before the return to Samaipata.
Cold lunch included. Dinner included.

Night at the volcanos´ shelter.
Included : room & breakfast, lunch (no drinks), dinner (no drinks), english speaking guide, private transport

Day 3: Amboro Park - Santa Cruz

We enjoy a delicious tropical breakfast in the morning before heading out on the heights of the shelter to enjoy a panoramic view of the park Amboro. With a little luck we will have the opportunity to observe some typical bird species of the region.
Back to the shelter to enjoy a deserved swim in the natural pools nearby.
Then transfer by car to Bermejo after lunch.
Back to Santa Cruz in the late afternoon.
Cold lunch included.
Included : lunch (no drinks), english speaking guide, private transport

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