ultramarinus – beyond the sea

DAY 28 (2 OF 2) – TOWN, SAMAIPATA, BOLIVIA

Singing birds, blooming flowers, mountain breeze, and the layback atmosphere are the main reasons why the town of Samaipata, 2.5-hour drive from the dusty city of Santa Cruz, has become a popular destination for foreign and local visitors. We picked Samaipata as a pleasant introduction to this mountainous country before heading to the highlands. Situated at roughly 1600m above sea level, Samaipata lies at a transitional zone among various landscapes, including the Amazonian lowlands, Chaco plains and Andean highlands. Without the heat and humidity of the lowlands, Samaipata is a lovely place to chill out under the tropical sun. The town is particularly charming in late afternoon when the sun casts a golden glow onto the painted walls and red mud roads. Under the peaceful ambience, even the sleepy dogs under shaded doorways seem contented and relaxed.
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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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