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On a Bolivia tour, visit the unparalleled archeological site, Fuerte de Samaipata. Samaipata is divided into two distinct parts and is dominated by an enormous carved rock that is an homage to the pre-Hispanic culture, traditions, and beliefs of the people that once thrived here. The ancient city is separated into the hill, believed to have been the ceremonial center, and to the south, the residential area. Fuerte de Samaipata is a Bolivian national treasure and pride and attests to the extraordinary urban planning, architectural, and artistic skills that the pre-Columbian civilizations possessed. The nearby town of Samaipata, in the Santa Cruz region, is within walking distance of the ruins. You can also take taxis or even ride motorbikes in the area. The town offers some pleasant cafes, which even have WiFi, despite the remoteness of the area. The hike to the Samaipata pueblo is about a 16 km round-trip. There also are hikes in Amboro Park, where guides are recommended.
Update: Bolivia Covid-19 Travel – Bolivia is open for travel again!
Bolivia has reopened to tourists and we’re delighted to be planning trips again.
|A PCR test showing a negative Covid-19 result issued a maximum of 3 to 10 days before arrival in Bolivia is required. The number of days allowed varies according on the country you are arriving from.|
|A health declaration must be presented on arrival in Bolivia|
|See full details at IATA Travel Centre|
|Many international flights have resumed, including from the USA, Europe and neighboring countries|
|Many domestic flights are operating. Flights to Uyuni are not operating, but the salt flats can be reached by road or rail.|
|Overnight curfews are in place in some areas of the country|
|Updated Mar 15, 2021|
Elsewhere in South America
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|Open without quarantine?||Covid-19 test required before travel?|
|Antarctica||See entry country details (Argentina or Chile)||–|
|Bolivia||YES||Yes – PCR (72hrs) if not fully vaccinated|
|Brazil||YES||Must be fully vaccinated (12 years+) or Antigen or PCR – 24hrs prior to boarding flight|
|Chile||YES||Proof of full vaccination required (6 years+)
Negative PCR test, taken maximum 72 hours before boarding final leg of flight to Chile
|Colombia||YES||PCR (72hrs) required if not fully vaccinated|
|Ecuador & Galapagos||YES||Must be fully vaccinated (12 years+)|
|Paraguay||YES||Yes (PCR or LAMP)|
|Peru & Machu Picchu||YES||Proof of vaccination required (12 years+)
If not fully vaccinated, PCR Test required within 48 hours of planned departure to Peru
|Updated May 12, 2022
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