Aguas Calientes Travel Guide
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- 98%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 98%Adventure Travelers
- 86%Budget Travelers
- 75%Local Culture
- 62%Family Travelers
User Reviews (22 Reviews)
- Aguas CalientesMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2Jan 18, 2014
This small town is the closest town to Machu Picchu. Because of its location, the town mainly caters towards tourism. The rushing river running through the middle of the town and the surrounding mountains were nice to admire. There were numerous hotels, souvenir shops, and eateries throughout the town. Food and groceries seemed to be high priced here.
To get to Aguas Calientes, take the Peru Rail from nearby cities.
A paid shuttle bus service can be found in the middle of town that frequently travels to and from Machu Picchu every day.
- Aguas CalientesMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 4Nov 23, 2013
Dumpy little town with little of interest other than the river and the tourist infrastructure. The riverside location and nearby mountains still give it charm. More pleasant than I expected given the reputation.
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- Aguas CalientesFeb 07, 2013
The town is the base station before Machu Picchu ascend. Kinda excited cos soon I wld be conquering one of the new seven wonder of the world! Lots of souveniers stalls and eatery shops the moment you walk out of the train station. Personally, I travelled from Cusco over.
- Aguas CalientesAmbassadorMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2Jan 26, 2013
This town is the closest to Machu Picchu, and it has flourished with the increased tourism. However, I wouldn't go out of my way to be here. It is just a convenient stop on the way to or from Machu Picchu.
- Aguas CalientesMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 13Dec 21, 2012
Small town at the base of Machu Picchu. It is very touristy and lacks much in the way of local identity, but if you want to spend a full day in Machu Picchu you will have to spend the night here, unless you want to shell out exorbinant amounts of money to stay at the hotel on the mountain. There are a lot of hotel/hostel options and you should be able to find something reasonably priced without having to make reservations
- Aguas CalientesJul 04, 2012
This is the village where the train from Cusco will drop you off on the way to Machu Picchu. It's worth staying overnight so that you can catch one of the first buses to MP. I think the first one leaves around 5.30am but there will be a long queue already. As you plan to go there in June/July my recommendation is to start exploring the site as early as possible. Later in the afternoon it gets packed with people, it's getting hotter, etc...
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