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Machu Picchu Pueblo

Aguas Calientes, Peru (Formerly Aguas Calientes Town)
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
Owner description: Peru Grand Travel is Located in Cusco, Peru and is a well-established...
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
Owner description: Peru Grand Travel is Located in Cusco, Peru and is a well-established and high quality Tour Operator with nearly one decade of experience and expertise in the tourism industry. We organize a large variety of tours in Cusco (Traditional Inca Trail to Machupicchu, Inca Jungle Trail to Machupicchu, Inca Salcantay trek to Machupicchu,Sacred Valley tour, Cusco City tour) with the support of our capable and professional bi-lingual staff. We offer a wealth of opportunities for making your visit to Peru unforgettable. A leading organization for history, culture and adventure in Peru, we specialize in offering educational experiences and tours customized to your interests, schedule, and budget.
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Becker, Minnesota
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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

Breathtaking! Literally. It is a must see, bucket list attraction that will take your breath away. And try to acclimate before the hike up because if you come from sea level, you will be breathless. It is worth it. We had a guide walk us around the site and that was worth it, too. Take the time to let it... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

As a solo traveller, I was very pleased to have made some good friends while trekking the Inca Trail but was quite dismayed to find that they were all catching the train back to Ollantytambo, whereas I had been booked to stay for one night in Machu Picchu. I was disappointed, felt lonely and didn’t know what to do with... More 

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Biot
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

May be because it was not peak season (and we were in nice B&B and found a good restaurant) , we actually quite enjoyed AC.

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Burlington, Vermont
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22 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Avoid if at all possible, or only stay one night. Restaurants are overpriced compared to the rest of Peru. NOTHING to do at night, absolutely nothing, but then most people are coming from hiking the Inca trail or will be getting up early to hit Machu Picchu so I guess there is no need for nightlife. Everyone is trying to... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

I only had one day in this little, charming what felt very safe town. Nice little break from the jungle or big cities. Although commercial for obvious reasons I really enjoyed my short visit and would recommend two days at most. Great for local shopping, dining and just chilling out!

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Machu Picchu Pueblo (aka: Aguas Calientes) has potential to be a good place to visit. Unfortunately, it has become a tourist trap. As soon as you leave the train station; be prepared to be harassed by merchants selling goods or restaurants trying to drag you into their establishment; advertising free pisco sour. When you eat at a restaurant; be mindful... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Ok they could do with a facelift, but the town itself is charming. Is safe and the market is lovely. Ideal for 3/4 days.

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Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Leaving aside the geographic differences, Aguas Calientes reminded me of Cancún (but I loved Cancún): it is an extremely touristy place, packed with fancy restaurants, expensive pubs and hotels. You can't really avoid this city, since it is necessary to spend a night here to go to Machu Picchu the day after, but there is nothing really interesting to do... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Reading some of the reviews about this town really annoys me. The people who wrote them must have never traveled to a third world country before. What did they expect? 5 star hotels and air coned limo's? The Peruvians have done an excellent job with what they have. The police were very helpful, in fact one walked with me to... More 

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

While visiting Machu Picchu this has one of the best markets around. you can find everything you want and/or need to take home for friends and family. It's a large market area, totally undercover and near both the train and bus stations.

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