Samaipata, Santa Cruz

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Enjoy the remarkable scenery as you drive along Samaipata. 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 and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • 3 hours by bus from Santa Cruz to Samaipata on a bad road. We did not have time but we would have visited the Inca archeological ruins el fuerte, Cuevo and Amboro national parkt and wo wineries that.....  more »
  • Samaipata is a small and quiet village with a excellent weather. There are good restaurants for lunch and bars to have some drinks in the evening. In Samaipata there are two wineries that can be...  more »

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