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Address: Mandor Valley - Machupicchu | Km. 114. 3, Aguas Calientes, Peru
Phone Number: +51 84 634429
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Description: A private nature reserve located 4Km from Machupicchu Pueblo (Aguas...
A private nature reserve located 4Km from Machupicchu Pueblo (Aguas Calientes), where you can walk into biodiverse gardens enjoying, learning and at the same time contributing to the restoration, conservation and preservation of the habitat of hundreds of species of flora and fauna in a vulnerable state due to many factors such as climate change and human factors.​​
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Peaceful and Pleasant

Great walk through the gardens to the waterfall beyond. Great activity for a down day and just wandering and exploring. We took the train tracks there and had a great time.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 1, 2015
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oceanside, ca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We also stayed at the Gea Lodge at the gardens. The trip along the river was delightful. You pass the butterfly house and the bridge to the trail to Machu Picchu. Not for those in A hurry to get back on busses. But a must for travelers wanting a more authentic journey.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Takes forever to reach the garden entrance of the gardens: one hour along the railroad tracks, which are full of rocks which dramatically slows down your walk. Then it is another 30 minutes to the waterfall. Waterfall is underwhelming for all the effort and not worth the trip.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Something different to look at apart from "the main Attraction" . Not the most interesting of gardens but along with the walk along the raiway track makes for a diveting couple of hours away from the hustle & bustle.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Great walk through the gardens to the waterfall beyond. Great activity for a down day and just wandering and exploring. We took the train tracks there and had a great time.

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

After seeing Putucusi, we decided to try out the waterfall at Mandor. We followed the railroad tracks (be prepared, there are 2 tunnels you'll have to walk through and there's not a lot of room there if the train happens to be coming. Just be careful; it didn't bother me but my friend was very nervous about the trains), and... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

If you are done seeing Machu Picchu and still want to hike around and explore, I recommend going to this garden. It is not very well advertised, which I am not sure why, because it is a cheap cost and a fun, short excursion. I hired a guide through my hotel, but you can walk here and enter on your... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is a hidden gem. You have to follow the railroad tracks to find the entrance to Mandor Gardens. We had a great time walking the gardens to Mandor Falls. Beautiful! There are bathrooms at the entrance building where you sign in.

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Arbroath, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

After climbing hundreds if not thousands of steps at Mach Pichu the previous day this walk along the train line was a pleasant experience. For some strange reason the walk with the group took one hour and thirty minutes and when I walked back on my own it took forty minutes. I was however walking at a much quicker pace.... More 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Beautiful and well kept place! The main waterfall in the area is beautiful! The staff is friendly and willing to explain things. The walk there is longer than what they tell you but is worth it!

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Auroville, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

We started walking from Hidroelectrica at 6 pm, it was dark but a pleasant walk under the stars. Aftert an 1 1/2 of brisk walk we found lights by the train tracks and asked if we could sleep there for the night. Simple rooms and hot water was enough to settle there for few hours , since we started to... More 

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