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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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Herndon, Virginia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

I read all sorts of negative reviews of this village, but we had a really positive experience here. Sure, it's not very authentic, but what can you expect 5 miles away from one of the 7 wonders? Think of it as Peruvian Disneyland and enjoy the ride. There is a wide selection of restaurants and plenty of entertainment. WiFi on... More

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North Bay, Canada
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6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

It really is breathtaking but too bad it's so crowded. Does take some of the pleasure away but still worth the visit.

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Aguas Calientes, Peru
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Too much of a tourist Trap the lines for the buses were 2 hours long and you are stuck. Ther was no real education area and the crowds were crazy. A much better and larger place to see excellent ruins is Pisac

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

This place seems to get hammered by travel books, but I thought it was nice. Restaurants were good and the surrounding area is beautiful.

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Oxnard California
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119 attraction reviews
197 helpful votes 197 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

If you are like the majority of the visitors to Machu Picchu you will be taking the train into Machu Picchu Pueblo aka Aguas Calientes. When you get off the train you will walk through the security gate and walk right into the tourist market area. Basically this is a large area of trinket stalls. After you walk through that... More

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Aventura, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Great walking area to experience. Nice, friendly restaurants with good food and prices. Also, great bazar area on the way to/from train station.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The city itself is only to accommodate and feed the tourists that go to MP. The city is small and easy to get around. For being a touristic city it is a bit expensive to eat, but you can find some cheaper places walking away from the main plaza. Before eating somewhere ask if they charge the absurd amount of... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Visit Macchu Picchu is incredible. I went there during the World Cup in Brazil, so the place was not so crowded (luck me), and I could take great pictures without any behind! There are several trails that you can do, I just did the Inputiku trail. If you don't want to do the trails one day is enough to explore... More

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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73 reviews 73 reviews
30 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Defenitely not an attractive village! The only reason to spend a night there, is if you want to go up to Macchu pichu early morning (to see sunrise and/or be there before the big tour groups arrive).

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Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

If this isn't one, it should be. Spectacular scenery, views to die for and buildings like no others.

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