ultramarinus – beyond the sea


We’ll spend the next 3 days in Samaipata, Bolivia, a rural hill town 120km southwest of Santa Cruz de la Sierra, the biggest city in the country.  We flew with BOA (Boliviana de Aviacion), a rather new airline 6-year in business, from Sao Paulo to Santa Cruz.  The flight took 3 hours.  The drive from Santa Cruz International Airport to Samaipata took us another 3 hours by taxi.  The drive took us on a bumpy winding road into the mountainous countryside.  We arrived at Samaipata at around 8pm at night.  Crickets were loud, air was a little chilly, and the sky was not as clear as we wanted but at least we could see some stars.  We checked in at Finca La Vispera, a rural retreat of organic farms, indigenous plants and flowers, several domestic animals and many birds.  We were delighted to find our pleasant little room on the upper floor of a timber house overlooking the valley of Samaipata.


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Previous Destination: Sao Paulo, Brazil, reading from post Day 25.1

Read other posts on Samaipata & Santa Cruz, Bolivia:
Day 27.2 – Night Arrival, Samaipata, Bolivia
Day 28.1 – El Fuerte, Samaipata, Bolivia
Day 28.2 – Town, Samaipata, Bolivia
Day 29.1 – Finca la Vispera, Sampaipata, Bolivia
Day 29.2 – Garden Cafe at Finca la Vispera, Samaipata, Bolivia
Day 30.1 – Cloud Forest at Amboro National Park, Samaipata, Bolivia
Day 30.2 – Starry Night, Samaipata, Bolivia
Day 31.1 – Goodbye, Samaipata, Bolivia
Day 31.2 – Centro, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia

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South America 2013 – Our Destinations
Buenos Aires (Argentina), Iguazu Falls (Argentina/Brazil), Pantanal (Brazil), Brasilia (Brazil), Belo Horizonte & Inhotim (Brazil), Ouro Preto (Brazil), Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), Paraty (Brazil), Sao Paulo (Brazil), Samaipata & Santa Cruz (Bolivia), Sucre (Bolivia), Potosi (Bolivia), Southwest Circuit (Bolivia), Tilcara, Purmamarca, Salta (Argentina), Cafayate (Argentina), San Pedro de Atacama (Chile), Antofagasta & Paranal Observatory (Chile), Chiloe (Chile), Puerto Varas (Chile), Torres del Paine (Chile), Ushuaia (Argentina), El Chalten (Argentina), El Calafate (Argentina), Isla Magdalena (Argentina), Santiago (Chile), Valparaiso (Chile), Afterthought

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