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Machu Picchu Pueblo

Aguas Calientes, Peru (Formerly Aguas Calientes Town)
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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... more » 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. « less
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Palm Springs, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

It also goes by the name Agua Calientes the spa/springs here are famous and a treat. City is defenitely for tourists

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Miami Beach, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Every corner was different specially the main plaza very charming but be prepared you'll do a lot of walking, remember to visit the hot springs it will really help you after machu picchu and you can relax there even at night.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Walk around, sit and watch the people, eat, watch activity at the local soccer field. Take trails down by the river. Take the bus from here to M.P.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Spent one night here after visiting Machu Picchu. Small town with lots of bars and restaurants. Poor service , not very good food ( picked up a nasty bug).. Fairly good craft market. Only stay overnight if you wish to see the sun rise at Machu Picchu!Head back to the Sacred Valley, its much nicer.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Machu Picchu Pueblo, as many people have pointed out, is above all a way point for tourists going to up to Machu Picchu. Therefore, yes, there are a whole bunch of tourist trap type restaurants and souvenir shops, and everything (food, souvenirs, lodging) is more expensive than in most of Peru. It is, however, not a bad place to relax... More

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San Francisco Bay Area (CA)
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155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Unfortunately, most travelers see this town for the purpose it serves -- a hub / waypoint to Machu Picchu. In that sense, it is possible that the prices may be higher than what you might have to pay elsewhere. While many are out to promote their restaurant or sell their wares, most of the locals are friendly and helpful. This... More

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Vancouver, BC
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Everything is too expensive and only geared toward separating you and your money. You MUST go through a stupid market to get out of the train station!

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Lexington, Massachusetts
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

The site of Machu Picchu is worth every bit you read. We stayed overnight n Aguas Calientes in order to get up early and climb MP mountain as early as possible, before the sun gets too hot. As much as MP was amazing, Aguas Caluentes is not very nice and quite typical of overly touristic locations. The prices for food... More

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Sydney Olympic Park, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Worth getting a guide to understand the ruins and how they came about. Spend the day enjoying the many outstanding views of the ruins and the majestic mountains that surround them. Understand how this was voted the number one international tourist destination this year

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Michigan, North Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

This place is fantastic, is a really small town but with all services that the adventure and luxury travelers need in a town

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