Landhaus was designed to offer the discerning tourist a comfortable home away from home while visiting Samaipata, the pearl of the eastern foothills of the Bolivian Andes.

We offer a range of accomodation options, including comfortable, fully equipped holiday bungalows with a fireplace and barbecue, holiday homes for families or large groups, private double and single rooms, a pool, sauna, café, beautiful gardens, and many other facilities. The Landhaus-Team consists of: Helga and Georg Hafner and our two Bolivian sons, Pedro and Ivan. In 1982, we fell in love with this dreamy little village and settled down here. We are devoted to providing our guests with high quality experience, while keeping a homely feel. We also run a café, where you can try our wonderful homemade cakes, cookies, pastries and jams. Additionally, we make and sell handicrafts from our forge and ceramic workshop. So, whether you make a short stop in Samaipata or stay a while longer (favourable week prices available), we aim to please! We look forward to your visit!


Holiday Homes

Fully equipped houses with terraces and barbecues for 2 to 10 people

House #1

Small house with one double bed, a bathroom and a terrace with grill.

House #2

2 bedrooms, 1 with double bed, 1 with 3 beds, bathroom, living/dining room, kitchen, terrace with grill.

House #3

3 bedrooms, 2 with double bed, 1 3-bed room. 2 bathrooms, living/dining room, open grill area.

House #4

3 bedrooms, 2 with double bed, 1 4-bedroom, 2 bathrooms, large kitchen/living/dining room, terrace with grill.

House #5

5 bedrooms (2 double, 1 with double and single bed), 2 twin rooms, 2 bathrooms, big kitchen, dining room, living room. Terrace with covered grill.

Private rooms

High quality, affordable rooms with private bathrooms and cable TV.

Room #1

Double room, with bathroom

Room #2

Double room, with bathroom

Room #3

1 double bed, 1 single bed, large bathroom, fridge

Room #4

Double bed, single bed, and bathroom

Room #5

Double bed, single bed, and bathroom

Rooms #6 and #7

Single bed, shared bathroom

Room #8

1 double bed and one single bed, and a kitchenette

Room #9

1 double bed and one single bed, and a bathroom

Room #10

Double bed and a bathroom

Room #11

2 single beds and a bathroom

Services and facilities

All guests are given a key, which they can use to come and go as they please. We're always available to help (though we need to sleep, too!), but will give you your own space to relax.

About Samaipata

Samaipata is a charming town of about 3500 people, nestled in a picturesque valley of the eastern foothills of the Bolivian Andes. It's 120km from Santa Cruz (Bolivia's largest city), and at 1650m above sea-level, its climate is pleasantly temperate - light clothes are fine during the day, and a light jumper is more than enough for the evenings. For that reason, people from Santa Cruz flock to Samaipata to escape the sweltering tropical city heat and relax in ideal conditions.
The architectural capital of Bolivia, Samaipata lies just 10km from the ruins of El Fuerte, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Within striking distance are beautiful trails, waterfalls, and numerous other outdoor activities. We at Landhaus are happy to provide you with information about any of the tours and sights around Samaipata.

El Fuerte

The world's largest carved stone is at the centre of this ancient religious site, which was declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1998. The park (easily reachable from Samaipata by tour or by taxi) is set in stunning surroundings, littered with the remains of Chané, Guarani and Inca structures and artifacts. Excellent hiking is possible along the ridge of the Andes peaks, where you can follow the ancient Inca wall around the spectacular mountains.

Amboró National Park

Parque Nacional Amboró is home to a record-breaking diversity of bird and animal species, as well as incredible giant ferns and other fascinating flora. It's accessible by guided tours for day-trips or multi-day visits.

Cievas & La Pajcha

Just a short taxi-ride away from Samaipata are the beautiful waterfalls of Cuevas and La Pajcha. You can swim here while enjoying the spectacular beauty of the falls. A trip here is easily combined with a visit to El Fuerte, and taxis leave from the main plaza in Samaipata daily. The falls are open all year round.

The Ché Guevara Route

The guerilla leader Ché Guevara spent his last days in this region of Bolivia, and, from Samaipata, you can follow the "Ché Route", hiking in the footsteps of this charismatic revolutionary. 4WD tours over three or four days can be booked from the town.

If you would like to book a tour from town, we recommend Ben Verhoef, who has an office in the centre of town.

Get in touch

Call us or send an e-mail to check availability and rates. We speak Spanish, German and English.

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Visitors arrive usually from Santa Cruz. You can take a shared or private taxi from

Taxis "FLORIDA", Av. Omar Chávez esq. Olguín - 3335067
Taxi El Fuerte, Av. Grigota esq. Arumá - 3598958
"EL SAMAIPATEÑO" y "EXPRESO SAMAIPATA", Tristan Roca esq. Manuela Velasco - 68786002

Alternatively, you can take a bus from the bus terminal Bimodal.

From Samaipata, taxis for Santa Cruz leave from "Surtidor" - 68786004 - and from the Plaza.

By request, we will organize visitors' transfer from Viru Viru, International Airport in Santa Cruz, to the Samaipata taxi departure point.

If you use your own means of transport, take the old road to Cochabamba, "Carretera Antigua a Cochabamba". The distance is 120 km. The trip takes about two and a half hours. To reach Landhaus take a left turn at the last access road to the town centre. Landhaus is signposted and is located at about 150 metres off the main road.

From Cochabamba take the old road to Santa Cruz, "Carretera Antigua a Santa Cruz". The distance is 380 km. The trip takes about 8 hours. To reach Landhaus turn right at the first access road to the town centre. Landhaus is signposted and is located at about 150 metres off the main road.

The distance from Sucre is also 380 km. The road joins the "Carretera Antigua" from Cochabamba to Santa Cruz, as does the road from Vallegrande, 120 km away from Samaipata.

From Samaipata

  • To Vallegrande: daily bus service
  • To Sucre: night bus service every day
  • To Cochabamba (old road): bus service Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays; departure at 4.00 p.m.
  • To Cochabamba via Santa Cruz (on the new road): night bus service every day.
  • To Santa Cruz: daily bus and taxi service