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Address: Signposted from main square, Aguas Calientes, Peru

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A necessary waypoint to get to Machu Picchu. Beautiful location and a nice craft market. But has the overall feel of a tourist trap. The sole purpose of this town is to act as a... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Emeryville, California
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Emeryville, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

A necessary waypoint to get to Machu Picchu. Beautiful location and a nice craft market. But has the overall feel of a tourist trap. The sole purpose of this town is to act as a staging point for the buses into Machu Picchu. It serves it's purpose.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We were looking for a way to spend a couple of hours here in Aguas Calientes and found this on trip advisor. After reading the reviews I did NOT have high expectations! In all honesty, it was actually quite enjoyable! Nice views! Yes you are in a large bath with a bunch of strangers, but it's an experience! (And a... More 

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Brno, Czech Republic
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

As we decided to spend one night in Aguas Calientes, we didn't want to miss Hot Springs. After reading all the reviews here, our expectations were not high and that was definitely a good thing. Objectively speaking - hot springs have just one pool that is really warm (not hot), the rest is not even warm. The place is quite... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

disgusting murky water. looks like a kids pool we asked for a refund we later realized at MP that the tour guides don't recommend the hot springs there and rather recommend the natural hot springs in santa Teresa. made a side trip out of it and thoroughly enjoyed the hot springs there instead of this place

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San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We were warned by our tour guide that the water is not clear because this is natural water, but I think my bf & I were still expecting clear waters. Also, because it's all natural there are mosquitoes everywhere! Just don't forget, you're in a 3rd world country.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

I had high hopes for this experience after trekking for 4 days. It was quite rustic - I did not find it comfortable sitting in the pools - they were very crowded making it difficult to stretch my legs out - so it was not that relaxing. The water is murky but I believe that is typical for hot springs.... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

I loved this town as it is small and friendly. Since this town is used to visit Machu Picchu, it offers nice restaurants, nice hotels and friendly people. My family and I loved this little town. Would have wished we would have stayed a couple of more nights to really enjoy all that this town has to offer.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

not sure what I am reviewing but f it is the hot springs themselves then they are great. It is like the hard rock cafe pool in vegas.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

After spending 4 days hiking the Inca Trail, my friends and I decided it would be great to relax in the hot springs in Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu Town now). The pictures of the hot springs looked gorgeous. They showed several steaming pools with nice clear water. You cannot see the pools from the entrance. We paid the entrance fee... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

There are not very clean. There aren't lots of others activities during the evening in Aguas Calientes => good to be relaxed before the visit of the Macchu Picchu.

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Address: Signposted from main square, Aguas Calientes, Peru
Location: South America  >  Peru  >  Cusco Region  >  Sacred Valley  >  Aguas Calientes

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