The Fort of Samaipata is found only 6 kilometers from Samaipata and its principal attraction is the biggest carved rock in the world; the rock is found in the loin of a hill made of sandstone. This site dates back to the 14th Century, and it is believed that the site was a cultural and religious center within the zone between the 14th and 16th Centuries.
Samaipata was apparently an important temple where the gods were called upon; this archaeological monument is composed of ceremonial enclosures and a hydraulic system that permits the metering of rain-water intensity which is necessary for agricultural chores. The Fort of Samaipata also permits the completion of astronomical functions in addition to having been a place where ceremonial rites were completed.
It is an extraordinary and mysterious place whose origins and meaning are still a subject of investigation…
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07:00 AM – Personal pickup from your hotel in Santa Cruz and then transportation to the Santa Cruz Valley in Samaipata. The trip is beautiful and is 60 kilometers of level ground as well as 60 kilometers along the mountain range; we will be able to enjoy fresh air during the travel to The Fort of Samaipata as well as be able to observe the exuberant vegetation and panoramic view that the landscape provides us.
AM – We will arrive to The Fort of Samaipata (approximately a 3-hour trip); this place is a strategic point that divides three geographic regions: (1) Valley, (2) Swamp, and (3) and the Amazon.
AFTERNOON – We will have lunch in the village of Samaipata and then visit the archaeological museum that sports different types of things from the era. After our visit, we will then return to Santa Cruz de la Sierra.
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