These three lovely waterfalls are 20km east of Samaipata on the road to Santa Cruz. Walk upstream on a clear path away from the road to reach two of the waterfalls, spilling into swimmable lagoons bordered by sandy beaches. About 100m beyond is the third waterfall, the biggest of the set. It gets busy at weekends. Taxis from Samaipata charge B$100 with a two-hour wait. Alternatively, jump on a bus or trufi (shared car or minibus) heading toward Santa Cruz.
Santa Cruz & Gran Chiquitania
Nearby Santa Cruz & Gran Chiquitania attractions
1. El Fuerte
The mystical site of El Fuerte exudes such pulling power that visitors from all over the world come to Samaipata just to climb the hill and see the…
2. Museo Arqueológico
Samaipata’s small archaeological museum displays pieces excavated from El Fuerte and provides information about the site. It's worth coming here before…
3. Iglesia de la Candelaria
The town's church overlooks the plaza. It's usually closed outside mass times.
4. Zoo El Refugio
This charming and responsible little zoo is a refuge for rescued animals. The zoo accepts volunteers (one month minimum) who can lodge for free in…
5. La Pajcha
This series of three beautiful waterfalls on a turbid mountain river plunge 45m into a dreamy tropical lagoon. La Pajcha has a sandy beach for swimming…