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Mandor Gardens

Address: Valle de Mandor - Machupicchu, Aguas Calientes, Peru
Phone Number: +51084634429
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Type: Gardens, Outdoors
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Owner description: 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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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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51 reviews 51 reviews
34 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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40 reviews 40 reviews
20 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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Toronto, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
24 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

If you just came down the Machu Picchu (4-day inca trail), you may want to reconsider taking this mini trek. Also, beware of the season. We went during dry season, and the waterfall was like a tiny stream of water falling down a tiny hill. Was not very impressive, given the 3-hour walk (there and back. It's a great little... More

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New York City, New York
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68 reviews 68 reviews
42 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

When advised by our friend to visit this waterfall, we didn't think much about it nor did we understand how far the walk was. Honestly, the walk is far from town. Budget at least 1:30 hour each way and you need to talk 20 minutes into the garden to reach the waterfall. On the way to the waterfall from town,... More

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Dalian, China
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I really enjoyed this quiet little walk. It can't compare to nearby Machu Picchu, but if you have a few days in town it's a break from the extreme stairs of other attractions. If you go to this you can probably skip the butterfly house.

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Seattle, Washington
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We stayed in Aguas Calientes for 2 full days, and enjoyed our leisurely walk to the small fall. The are lots of butterflies, and plenty of marked foliage. It was well with the 10 sols.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

This private garden a short , easy walk from the center of town adds tranquility to your trip. We left Aguas at 2:30 and saw most people were heading back, leaving the gardens to just us by the time we arrived. We spent 1 hour exploring, taking photos of the plants, butterflies, waterfalls...but the hike could take less time inside.... More

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Fort Worth, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Fun hike along the river bed and the train tracks. Takes about 2 hours. The gardens are pretty as is the water fall at the end. But enjoyed the walk more. If you have the time it is worth it.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

The walk from macchu picchu town to the garden entrance is about 30 mins via the railway, we visited the butterfly garden on the way aswell which was nice. Cost 10 soles per person to enter the garden then it took 20 mins to get to the waterfall, theres pretty scenery. we saw lots of butterflys here and there were... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Pleasant journey just to walk to the waterfall itself (took one hour one way to get to the entrance of the garden). Walking along the river and train track. Listening to the birds and river sound. The trail to the waterfall is quite short supposed to be 20 mins one way. However we spent 2 hours in garden (we set... More

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