Let me, Brien Foerster be your guide to one of the most fascinating, yet not commonly visited ancient megalithic sites in South America, Samaipata. It is commonly believed that this massive carved red sandstone mountaintop was shaped by a primitive Amazonian tribe, but clearly this is not the case.
What you are looking at above is just a portion of what Samaipata is. In the foreground are walls and other constructions done by the famous Inca, but what is behind is megalithic and very mysterious. If you have seen Machu Pic’chu and or Tiwanaku and Puma Punku, now it is time to explore Samaipata.
This is a 3 day tour which begins and ends in La Paz Bolivia:
Day 1: We fly one hour to the jungle city of Santa Cruz, in eastern Bolivia and stay at a luxury at a luxury 5 star resort. If time allows, we explore the amazing “Witches Market” in La Paz first:
Day 2: We drive for 3 hours up through lush jungle and clean flowing mountain rivers and waterfalls to the small and charming Spanish colonial town of Samaipata. After this we drive a little further up and explore the megalithic ruins of Samaipata.
Notice the sense of scale in the above photo when you compare the people on the right with the extensive stone cutting and shaping on the left. Whoever did this work put extensive into it, and it was clearly planned before it was executed. Could this be Lost Ancient High Technology?
We stay the night in the charming small town of Samaipata which has both a colonial and “new age” flair, being home to many artists from around the world.
Day 3: We drive back to Santa Cruz and fly back to La Paz. If there is time, we will visit the “Witches Market” if we were not able to see it on day 1.