The town of Samaipata, ( high place of rest, in Quechua) in sub-Andean western Santa Cruz Department, is home to "El Fuerte". Thought to be closely related to the Inca, El Fuerte was declared UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994 and lies at an elevation of about 1200 metres. We reserve our option to schedule a visit to the "Che" trail, about 100 km south of the town.