Hot Springs (Aguas Calientes), Aguas Calientes

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Rejuvenate your muscles at Hot Springs (Aguas Calientes), a complex that includes natural thermal pools with different temperature, changing rooms, restrooms, hot and cold showers, and a small snack bar. Bring a swimsuit, and if you forget flip-flops and towels, you can rent some at the entrance. Don't be put off by the murky pools, as that is mostly the effect of sulfur and other minerals in the water. See Hot Springs (Aguas Calientes) and all Aguas Calientes has to offer by arranging your trip with our Aguas Calientes trip itinerary planner.
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  • August 15, 2017
    Quiet village next to Machu pichu, has accommodation to suit all tastes and pockets. Varied cuisine and various free tours in nature!
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  • August 15, 2017
    The small and friendly town of Aguas Calientes, is the nearest town and which serves as a base and gateway to the sacred city of Machu Picchu, distant only 10 km away and approximately 30 minute drive, whose path is done through the micro bus leaving every day from Aguas Calientes towards Machu Picchu Since there is no car traffic in the city. Aguas Calientes which is also known as Machu Picchu Pueblo, is cut in half by the Urubamba river and is a place that surprises, because although it is a very small town, offers a gastronomic and hotel infrastructure of leisure outweighs much larger cities, offers many squares, monuments, craft fairs and other facilities that provide tourists and visitors a lot of comfort and security , the beginning draws attention by appear to be disorganized, but over time you realize you're in a way that does not harm the charm and the smooth running of the entire structure of the city. Aguas Calientes is the train station that takes tourists back seasons of Ollantaytambo and Cuzco and is also where is the station of thermal waters. The residents of Aguas Calientes are attentive, courteous, polite, helpful and friendly with tourists and visitors, in fact this is a nice feature and wonderful Peruvian people and that we had the opportunity to observe in all the places we've been.
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  • August 15, 2017
    Small little town in the middle of huge mountains. Can't get enough to contemplate that wonderful landscape and huge Rocky walls. A unique landscape. I'd be more days.
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Thanks to the town's proximity to Machu Picchu, most accommodations in Aguas Calientes charge considerably more than alternatives in slightly less popular locations. Mid-range hotels and economical hostels cover the needs of most visitors, from backpackers to families with young children. Many locals also rent rooms in their private homes--if you choose to go for that type of lodging, don't be afraid to haggle for the best price.
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