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“More than we expected”

Ranked #9 of 65 things to do in Sucre
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Owner description: This site features a number of ancient dinosaur footprints.
Perth, Australia
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“More than we expected”
Reviewed 17 May 2014 via mobile

We were very pleased after visiting Cal Orck'o, particularly after reading a few reviews of people saying it is for kids or is a bad place. There are several great views of the footprints and if you get there for either 12 or 1 there are guided tours in English/Spanish that take you right up next to the footprints. The view from the top actually seemed the best to me but it was cool being next to a footprint of a brontosaurus.

The park, with life sized models is fairly small but pretty impressive. The diplodocus is absolutely huge! One thing to note is we got the bus from Plaza de 25 de Mayo and paid a rip-off 20 Bs each for a return trip when our friends got a taxi for 5 Bs per person. We did try to find the number 4 bus going there but got a few blank looks from the bus drivers hence taking the expensive gringo option. Highly recommend!

Visited May 2014
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“They have almost got this right ”
Reviewed 10 May 2014 via mobile

This place is almost there as a great tourist attraction - if it was in Europe it could be as big as Stonehenge. Bold call but they a 1600 m x 70 m canvas showing how dinosaurs roamed the Earth.

Got the dinosaur bus from out the front of the cathedral at noon for 20B. Took 30 mins to get there and 35 B to enter. Joined a free 30 min tour around the top section by an excellent English speaking guide. He explained the geology and how the footprints came to be there, pointed out the replica life size dinosaurs and a skeleton they have of a t- Rex. He was a bit rushed to hand us over to a Spanish speaking guide for the trip down to see the foot prints up close. Tip it's a bit of a hike down but more so back up, you get a hard hat to wear and you must have closed in shoes - no thongs or sandals or flip flops or jandals.

Ok so my spanish wasn't great so if yours isn't either try to get an English tour because I only understood a tenth of what was said which was probably unite interesting - we then had to rush to get back to the dinosaur bus which was leaving at 2 pm. No chance to eat or shop in the souvenir shop. Back to town sq by 2.30 pm.

They need to coordinate this a little better - would have preferred 2 full hours there instead of 90 mins to eat shop and take more pics of the dinosaurs.

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Derry, United Kingdom
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“Recently re-opened tour to the rock face, really enjoyable”
Reviewed 8 May 2014

You can now take a tour down to about 15 feet from the footprints on the rockface at 12 midday or 1pm with a bilingual guide. This has only been re-opened very recently and was closed to the public for 8 years, which allows you to get up close to the prints and see the size for yourself. The views from the museum are great and with a decent zoom on your camera you can make out a lot but getting down close to the tracks was impressive. The guides are still going through a testing phase with the tour so its not super refined yet but there is ample info in English and Spanish, although the museum part is all in Spanish for now. I caught bus 4 out there and back although there is a 'dino-bus' which operates from town - these guys were a lot more pushed for time than me and I got to enjoy a decent lunch in the café overlooking Sucre town and the mountains and had the park to myself for about half an hour before leaving.

I think the tour will get better over the coming months, but the opportunity to get down close to over 5,000 dinosaur footprints, including the longest continuous track in the world shouldn't be missed if you have a day spare in Sucre. Considering they're around 68million years old the forms were quite defined and you could make out plenty of tracks and differentiate between species and size. Glad I went, not just for kids!

Visited May 2014
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“A great setup and fascinating tour”
Reviewed 1 May 2014

We visited here as we'd heard it was worthwhile. We caught the number 4 bus there from the centre of town, getting off at the last stop. Head through the concrete factory entrance and up the hill, and you'll be greeted by an amazing complex for the dinosaur footprints.

You are effectively looking at an active quarry. We were lucky enough to join a free tour to the cliff face, something they've just started running at 12pm and 1pm each day. They provided us with hard hats and the bi-lingual (Spanish and English) guide showed us down into the quarry and along the cliff face. She had good explanations for everything, pointing out the best prints.

The museum itself is interesting, though only in Spanish, and the lifesized replicas of each dinosaur gave a real sense of how these animals romed the planet.

Overall, a great few hours.

Visited May 2014
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Fira, Greece
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“Guided tours now go close to the wall!”
Reviewed 30 April 2014

We just visited yesterday and the park has recently begun guided tours down into the valley to get closer to the wall. The tours are every day at noon and 1pm. You're still not allowed to go right up to the wall (as a matter of safety- rocks could fall), but we got within 30 ft or so. The tour definitely made what would otherwise be a mediocre attraction a really awesome day.

Visited April 2014
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