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Hot Springs (Aguas Calientes)

Signposted from main square, Aguas Calientes, Peru
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Dalian, China
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

If you visit the springs make sure you check out the water first. You can look down at the pools from the walkway before you enter. When I visited, two of the main pools were closed and all that was left was one small, crowded, foul smelling pool with bugs floating in it. The water was tepid at best. If... More

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Amsterdam
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Don't pay to the hot springs till you see them.How to do?Tell at the personal in the entrance that you want to see it,so you could decide them if you are interesting in getting in those waters.The sights are nice and a nice bar to drink a good pisco souer.One option is to go there very early in the morning... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

I don't recommend anyone to come to this place! The smell of the water is awful, too crowded, full with insects. As a visitor we have expectations but once we arrived to that location the reality is so different. Should be closed and start a HUGE maintenance process.

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Los Angeles, CA
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Have to be honest in admitting the bar/restaurant area was very attractive but after the cesspools below, we couldn't get out of there fast enough. The stink of the pools had us finally leaping out after shallow breathing g for 5 minutes. And if we hadn't especially stayed an extra night in Ag Cal just for this purpose, then walked... More

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We visited the hot springs after arriving at Machu Picchu via the 4 day Inca Trail with G Adventures (which we loved). We were really looking forward to it after several days hiking. The place has about 5 manmade swimming pools / baths which I believe are filled with natural spring water. Unfortunately the whole place was swarming with large... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Read all the terrible reviews and thought they may have been an exaggeration or just fussy people, after all it is peru it was never going to be luxurious. Got changed and got into one of the smaller pools as the big ones (which are meant to be the warmest) were too crowded. Water was quite warm and at first... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

It's like bathing in a sess pool, in fact actually, a sess pool might be cleaner. If you favour your life and or health I would strongly recommend avoiding this place. You'd be better off after kissing a local stay dog.

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Darwin, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Mainly went here so I could have a dip after doing the inca trail and not showering for 4 days. It's a good spot, bit crowded and the water isn't that clear. But after doing the hike, it's an incredible feeling! Sand at the bottom of the pools is great on your sore feet!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The springs are very nice and the layout with two main pools and several smaller pools is very nice. I just found there were a little too many people at some times, but this might be because of the time and season I was there. Overall you should really go there to get some energy before you go to Machu... More

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Mystic, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

There is a series of pools with cold water coming in that is then heated. We went in the morning since the guidebook commented that the water is not as clean in the evening. Very relaxing. Good way to soak muscles after several days climbing around runis.

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