Travel Blogs from Aguas Calientes, Peru

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The Road to Machu Picchu, Aguas Calientes, Peru travel blog

The Road to Machu Picchu

A travel blog entry by dane

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... , and I think the French are lovely, hygienic people with little to no body odor and impeccable manners. We rolled into Aguas Calientes and a nice young lady immediately offered us a private hostel room with two comfy beds, private bathroom with 24 ...

The Inca Trail, Inca Trail, Peru travel blog

The Inca Trail

A travel blog entry by ameng

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... was located on the side of a mountain range, and we could see the Urubamba river further down, as well as the trail leading to Aguas Calientes that tourists take for the 1 day Inca Trail tour. At the campsite there was also a hall with showers, a bar and ...

Made it to Aguas Caliente, Aguas Calientes, Peru travel blog

Made it to Aguas Caliente

A travel blog entry by johnorton

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We are here at the base of Machu Picchu.  What an amazing ride and train trip from ollyuntumbo(sp) Anyway this internet cafe is sloooooooow...  so pictures and a major update of the trip today and  Machu Picchu tomorrow evening when we ...

The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, Inca Trail, Peru travel blog

The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

A travel blog entry by lizandkev

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... pictures) after the tour but because we were a little tired and we had the next day to do that we headed down with Dad to Aguas Calientes to meet up with Caroline, check in to our hostel and have a nap.  But we couldn’t sleep so instead went ...

Salkantay, Aguas Calientes, Peru travel blog

Salkantay

A travel blog entry by you_know_zo

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... had water washing on them for so long that they're just perfectly smooth and beautiful.   Then... finally... we arrived in Aguas Calientes... also known as Machu Picchu town...  No camping for us that night, we went straight to a nice ...

The Machu Picchu trekking saga, Aguas Calientes, Peru travel blog

The Machu Picchu trekking saga

A travel blog entry by orizarska

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... of the city. In fact, Machu Pichu is at lower elevations than Cuzco, so had I been willing to take the tourist train to Aguas Caliente, the small town just below the ancient Inca sight, it would have taken me 3 hours to get here and I would have felt ...

Making my way to Machu Picchu!!, Aguas Calientes, Peru travel blog

Making my way to Machu Picchu!!

A travel blog entry by markandjade

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... town called Ollantaytambo, about a 2 hour drive. This is where I boarded the most expensive train ever to take me to Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu Town), a whopping $57 for a 80 minute journey. The journey like most around the Andes was stunning with the ...

And then there was One in Machu Picchu, Aguas Calientes, Peru travel blog

And then there was One in Machu Picchu

A travel blog entry by rickwastaken

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... about 2 hours. Train from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes: $26 roundtrip or $34 one-way, 2 hours. Hostal La Fortaleza in Aguas Calientes: 20 soles ($6)/person/night. Entrance into Machu Picchu: 118.50 soles ($40)/day, half as much for students with ...

An Eventful Day, Aguas Calientes, Peru travel blog

An Eventful Day

A travel blog entry by eatdessertfirst

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Megan's View of the Day: We woke up early to try and make it to Machu before the first train arrived at 10.30AM. We were both feeling a bit worse for wear after having some dodgy food from Victor Victorias in Cusco, so after a dry bread roll for breaky ...

4d3n Inca Trail, Aguas Calientes, Peru travel blog

4d3n Inca Trail

A travel blog entry by florby

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... were also several interesting architectures with fine craftsmanship, speculated for religious and important structures. After we were done exploring the ruins, walked down to the town Aqua Caliantes where the train leaves for Cuzco. Machu Picchu, ...

Salkantay, Aguas Calientes, Peru travel blog

Salkantay

A travel blog entry by you_know_zo

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... had water washing on them for so long that they're just perfectly smooth and beautiful.   Then... finally... we arrived in Aguas Calientes... also known as Machu Picchu town...  No camping for us that night, we went straight to a nice ...

Hobo Ron, Along The Rail Tracks, Aguas Calientes, Peru travel blog

Hobo Ron, Along The Rail Tracks

A travel blog entry by irax

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... be easy to find since Aguas Calientes really is a Gringo capital, only bettered by Cusco. Sadly Cable TV hasn´t reached Aguas Calientes yet, I should really be happy at this but it´s already been overrun by tourists and it really is beyond ...

Nice Fake ID Collection, Aguas Calientes, Peru travel blog

Nice Fake ID Collection

A travel blog entry by eatdessertfirst

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Getting up ultra early we got our way down to one of Cusco's train stations to catch the early Backpacker train out to Aguas Calientes. Once on the train we lucked out and got a seat next to another one of those annoying people that just talk, talk, talk ...

Inca Trail Day 4 - New Years Day Machu Picchu, Aguas Calientes, Peru travel blog

Inca Trail Day 4 - New Years Day Machu Picchu

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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... frankly knackered, after walking 49.5 kilometres we didn't even feel guilty. We therefore got the bus back down the mountain to Agua Calientes town for a well deserved lie down on a bed.  We got to the place and more or less fell straight to sleep, ...

Inca Trail Day 3 - The Last Supper, Aguas Calientes, Peru travel blog

Inca Trail Day 3 - The Last Supper

A travel blog entry by youngtravellers

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... with rice and veggies, and tea.  The things we did to entertain ourselves... We crossed the third pass and saw Aguas Calientes.  It really wasn't that exciting.  We had one more ruin to visit before beginning the descent the rest of ...

Inca Trail Day 4 - The Sun Gate is a misnomer, Aguas Calientes, Peru travel blog

Inca Trail Day 4 - The Sun Gate is a misnomer

A travel blog entry by youngtravellers

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... takes a picture of us and the sidewalk.  I tried three different people before giving up.  The bus down to Aguas Calientes was pretty fun.  A series of giant switchbacks lead from the entrance down the mountain.  If the bus meets ...

Inca Trail Day 2 - Dead woman at Dead Woman´s Pass, Aguas Calientes, Peru travel blog

Inca Trail Day 2 - Dead woman at Dead Woman´s Pass

A travel blog entry by youngtravellers

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We had been hearing about the second day of the Inca Trail since Lima.  It was supposed to be a killer.  A long, steep ascent to Dead Woman´s Pass at 4200 meters, the highest point on the trail.  Then a long, steep descent down to the ...

Sexy Llamas & The Inca Trail, Aguas Calientes, Peru travel blog

Sexy Llamas & The Inca Trail

A travel blog entry by beardandblonde

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... crowds up a mountain that only a few people climbed due to a restriction. Another classic view. We all congregated in a nearby town of Aguas Calientes, I was happy to be met by a half cut Jennifer. Each one of us tucked in to a hearty burger and a ...

Hot Water, Aguas Calientes, Peru travel blog

Hot Water

A travel blog entry by smitherson

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... get steeper and so do the terraces, with the buildings becoming more precarious and dramatic. The rain settled in as we approached Aquas Calientes, forcing us to pick up ponchos to keep our gear dry as we made our way through the village to find some ...

ĦMachu Picchu!, Aguas Calientes, Peru travel blog

ĦMachu Picchu!

A travel blog entry by camille

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... the midday sun and with so many more people there on a daytrip from Cusco, it was time for us to go back to Aguas Calientes. Things I Learned * I can climb peaks! And it is a great feeling! * Machu Picchu deserves to be a major tourist destination. ...

Aguas Calientes, Aguas Calientes, Peru travel blog

Aguas Calientes

A travel blog entry by puncturethief

Took the train here.  Hooray for fresh ceviche!  Went to the natural hot springs up the hill from our ...

4 days trekking, no showers, amazing result, Inca Trail, Peru travel blog

4 days trekking, no showers, amazing result

A travel blog entry by alisoncuddy

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... exhaustion and hunger set in.  After more pictures and wandering around the site, I took the bus down the mountain to Agua Calientes (Machupiccu town) ate lunch and went to the "hot" (more like lukewarm) springs.  At this stage any form of ...

Inca Trail - Day Four and Machu Picchu!, Aguas Calientes, Peru travel blog

Inca Trail - Day Four and Machu Picchu!

A travel blog entry by gypsyslice

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... street to catch our 2:26 pm train to Ollantaytambo. The train is operated by PeruRail, a monopoly that only runs service between Aguas Calientes-Cusco and Cusco-Puno. Otherwise there is no train service in Peru. We were all booked on the "Backpacker" ...

Machu Picchu-Journey, the beginning, Aguas Calientes, Peru travel blog

Machu Picchu-Journey, the beginning

A travel blog entry by encarnizado

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Erst mit nem Sammeltaxi nach Ollantaytambo, von da aus mit dem Zug nach Aguas Calientes und dann sollte es am naechsten Tag frueh per pedes losgehen. Immer nach oben. Auf nach Machu Picchu! Mehr dazu im Eintrag vom Tag darauf ...

Aguas Calientes - Day 2, Aguas Calientes, Peru travel blog

Aguas Calientes - Day 2

A travel blog entry by walkerandsarah

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We had a free day in Aguas Calientes. Later we took the train back to Ollantaytambo. Edgar and his wife picked us up and took us back to Cusco. On the drive we stopped at an Incan bar and played a bar game outside (similar to skeeball). Walker lost to ...

Old and Cold in the Andes, Aguas Calientes, Peru travel blog

Old and Cold in the Andes

A travel blog entry by fishtails04

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... been invited.   Day four was a dull walk along the road to the train halt and then a walk along the rail track to Aguas Calientes.  I can't describe it any more clearly as I didn't do it!  Given the option, we decided to give my ribs and ...

aguas caliantes, Aguas Calientes, Peru travel blog

aguas caliantes

A travel blog entry by karrina

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And I thought yesterday was hard!!! This was a 800 metre climb that was pretty god dam steep!!! It hurt. ALOT!  My legs hurt soooooo much that 3/4 of the way up I was tempted to just jump off the mountain because the thought of having to keep ...

The Motorcycle diaries - Day 2, Aguas Calientes, Peru travel blog

The Motorcycle diaries - Day 2

A travel blog entry by joules

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... even stores that would accept Visa. That woulda been a v bad anticlimax to it all!!! But after a 2 hour walk, I finally reached Aguas Calientes, only semi-wet, which was MUCH bigger than I expected (and had an ATM thankgod), and managed to check into ...

See in Europe... we would call that a lie., Aguas Calientes, Peru travel blog

See in Europe... we would call that a lie.

A travel blog entry by lwalker89

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Where to begin, well since we last wrote we have had a few more flavours of Peruvian culture including our first (and I hope last) taste of the local dish, Cuy, commonly knowly as guinea pig.  The flavour was not all that offensive however, the ...

Day 3 - Machu Pichu, Aguas Calientes, Peru travel blog

Day 3 - Machu Pichu

A travel blog entry by joules

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... M Pichu, before walking all the way down again. Stupidly, I had left some of my wet clothes at the hotel, which was back at Aguas Calientes, so instead of walking across the railway line back to my bike, I had to first walk 20 mins back into town to pick ...

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