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Mandor Gardens

Address: Valle de Mandor - Machupicchu, Aguas Calientes, Peru
Phone Number: +51084634429
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Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
Owner description: A private nature reserve located 4Km from Machupicchu Pueblo (Aguas Calientes), where you can walk...
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Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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San Antonio, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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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9 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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34 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
27 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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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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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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5 attraction reviews
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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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5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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