Los Jardines de Mandor, Aguas Calientes

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#3 of 53 in Wildlife in Cusco Region
On your tour of Machu Picchu, stop by Los Jardines de Mandor to enjoy a relaxing nature walk. The reserve is a patch of cloud forest with a diverse animal and plant life, as well as a scenic waterfall. Bring suitable shoes and hike the jungle trails, with rewarding views of Machu Picchu in the background. Along the way, you'll be surrounded by lush vegetation, including vibrant flowers that include over 300 species of orchids. A paradise for nature lovers, the area is inhabited by a variety of colorful bird species. Use our Machu Picchu trip site to visit Los Jardines de Mandor on your trip to Machu Picchu, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • This place is amazing ... I went on the recommendation of my guide and it was my second best experience in Aguas Caliente ... the nature is beautiful .. the walk can be long but it's worth it.  more »
  • I went to MaPi last year, but before climbing it we were told about this beautiful Jardines. Its a little walk but you feel in contact with the wildlife and nature. This location + Ananiso canyon + Hu...  more »
  • We had a few hours to kill and didn't want a massive walk. We left early ish - around 9:45 and we were basically the only ones walking down the train line. Once we reached the entry, you pay 10S pp to...  more »
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  • Not the greatest waterfalls but if you have a spare morning it is worth the pleasant walk along the railway tracks to get there. Will be better viewing in wet season when flowers blossom.
  • Wonderful hiking, through the natural park, forest and along the series of beautiful waterfalls. While here in Aguas Calientes, Peru make are to spend a few lovely hours here!! I found this via local Tour Guide Jose Quilla Huaman, he's fantastic!
  • Wonderdul stay far from the agitation of Aguas Calientes. Don't forget to visit the botanic garden, it's a nice walk in the rain forest!
  • Very unfriendly staff! Sended us away while we tried to organize our staff because it started raining really bad. They didnt let us stay under there roof for 1 second!!!
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Visitors to Machu Picchu won't find much in the way of accommodations on the site itself. In fact, there's only one hotel located there, a rather pricey one that sits right by the ticket booths. Many of those who come to see the ruins stay in the nearby town of Aguas Calientes, situated just a short bus drive to the east. The accommodations here vary greatly, from backpacker-friendly hostels, to plush riverside hotels with additional facilities, such as spas, restaurants, and bars.
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