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“Nothing spectacular, but a nice walk along the railroad tracks”

Los Jardines de Mandor
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Machu Picchu Private 2-Night Tour from Ollantaytambo
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: A family initiative for enviromental protection located 4Km from Machupicchu Pueblo (Aguas Calientes), where you can walk into biodiverse gardens enjoying, learning and at the same time contributing to the restoration and preservation of the habitat of hundreds of species of flora and fauna in a vulnerable state due to many factors such as climate change and human factors.​​
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities
Freiberg am Neckar, Germany
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15 reviews
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“Nothing spectacular, but a nice walk along the railroad tracks”
Reviewed August 28, 2013

Went there the day after the tiring climb of Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu mountain.
The garden itself can not really be considered an attraction - there are some labelled plants, trees, vegetables etc., you walk along a small stream and you come, at the end, to a mini-waterfall. Some butterflies, might see Coatis early morning/late evening according to owners. They also have a small restaurant. Less than an hour's walk from Aguas Calientes. The walk along the railway tracks, however, is quite nice. As only local trains operate here, just one coming during our walk. Tropical vegetation, butterflies, parrots and other birds and friendly dogs accompanying you.

Visited August 2013
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Montalba, Texas, United States
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“A Must-See When in Aguas Calientes”
Reviewed August 28, 2013

An easy walk along the river and railroad tracks, Mandor Gardens and Falls are well worth the trek. Many of the plants along the trail are labeled and the trail is flanked by lush vegetation and many flowers, even at the end of their winter season. The walk is about 3 miles from the Hotel Taypikala so allow enough time for a leisurely stroll as it is not a trip to be rushed.

Visited August 2013
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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“Nice easy walk”
Reviewed July 19, 2013

About an hours walk from the city center, along the railway tracks. It is an easy walk and can be done by people of all ages. Please buy a ticket at the Jardine restaurant . You could miss the entrance to the falls if you do not pay attention. A 10 Soles ticket gives you access to both the botanical garden and the falls. It is approximately 20 minutes till you reach the falls from the main gate. Plan for a total time of one and half hour from the city and back at a leisurely pace.

Visited July 2013
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Bristol
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“A hidden gem”
Reviewed July 15, 2013

Machupicchu is the obvious attraction at Aguas Calientes. However our tour guide suggested this little place. We weren't walking the Inka Trail however we are normally active and wanted to stretch our legs after sitting on buses for so long. We wondered up the train tracks and eventually found these lovely gardens.
You walk through some beautiful forest with the constant companionship of the river by your side. The plant life was rich and varied and we came across a number of birds we had never seen or heard before ( we're not bird spotters by the way).
In all this is a small peice of paradise that is easy to get to ( about 45mins walk to get there) and incredibly quiet and calm compared to Machupicchu.

Visited July 2013
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“amazing- we loved it!”
Reviewed July 11, 2013 via mobile

if you go to machu picchu and have some free time in aguas calientes, i really really recomend you to visit these gardens! from the city centre you have to walk about 45
minutes to get there...
if you like flowers and plants it's pretty interesting but also if you just want to have a nice walk you'll love it! they also have a restaurant and restrooms there, all run by a nice native family.
the entrence for tourists is 10 NS- that's really not too much.
just don't expect huge waterfalls or crazy flowers :)

Visited July 2013
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