Travel Blogs from Aguas Calientes, Peru

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Lost City, Aguas Calientes/Machu Picchu, Peru travel blog

Lost City

A travel blog entry by thebhat

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... an Indiana Jones movie. I half-expected to get killed by blow darts. Or fall off the cliff. Down in the valley is Aguas Calientes, the fakest tourist-created town I have ever seen in my life of travel. Aside from the Gringo Bill's Hostel for ...

Machu Picchu, Aguas Calientes, Peru travel blog

Machu Picchu

A travel blog entry by gwenetmgx

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Journee extraordinaire de 23h  - leve 3h30 pour la compet' de grimpe de nuit (!) entre Agua Caliente et l entree du site: arrivee a 5h, 10 et 11ieme!! Notre grande fierte! - Arrivee au Wayna Picchu 7h, le ciel est nuageux, nous n avons pas la chance ...

Sacred Valley to Aguas Calientes, Aguas Calientes, Peru travel blog

Sacred Valley to Aguas Calientes

A travel blog entry by gandnclub

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... another passes in the opposite direction. For those of you who haven't been there, we've gotta tell you about Aguas Calientes.  Backpackers posting on Thorntree often describe it as a stinkhole that only exists to cheat tourists, and you do ...

A great meal was had by all, Aguas Calientes, Peru travel blog

A great meal was had by all

A travel blog entry by staeven

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... the journey but we were able to take some amazing photos out of the train windows - reminiscent of the Trans Siberian! Arriving at Aguas Calientes we checked into our hotel, left our packs and headed off on the rain, first down part of the train track ...

The ruins at Machu Picchu, Aguas Calientes, Peru travel blog

The ruins at Machu Picchu

A travel blog entry by hscoggin

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We had expected the Nasca Lines to be the highlight of this trip, but they paled next to this. Machu Picchu is the most peaceful, serene place I think I've ever been. Even with hundreds of people milling around, nothing seems crowded or noisy. Everyone ...

Hiking Time..., Inca Trail, Peru travel blog

Hiking Time...

A travel blog entry by oz_flashpackers

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... downhill and it got quite sore on the legs and knees walking down all the steps.  This night we ended up staying in Aguas Calientes at a hotel (this was due to some landslide damage a few weeks ago which meant the last part of the Inca trail could ...

Guide trouble, Aguas Calientes, Peru travel blog

Guide trouble

A travel blog entry by nevilledonna

In Aguas Calientes, the guide led us to our accommodation which was a bit of an odd half finished hotel ... It had no balustrades and we were on the third floor. It did have great views of the plaza below where there were major festivities going on as an ...

Cusco to Aguas Calientas via Ollyantaytambu, Aguas Calientes, Peru travel blog

Cusco to Aguas Calientas via Ollyantaytambu

A travel blog entry by tamit

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Machu Picchu, Aguas Calientes, Peru travel blog

Machu Picchu

A travel blog entry by mstyles

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... (cheese) it was definitely not queso! What a simply amazing day today was- minus the pizza that is. I can't recommend coming to Peru and hiking to Machu Picchu more highly, it was challenging but boy was it worth it, it left us all breathless, ...

From Incas back to Today, Aguas Calientes, Peru travel blog

From Incas back to Today

A travel blog entry by jmabro

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Back down in the small town of Aguas Calientes we headed straight back to the coffee shop we had visited before as we had seen a hostel there that looked ok. It was perfect, comfy beds, an en suite bathroom, a lovely little old lady running and a little ...

First Day of Our Trek, Aguas Calientes, Peru travel blog

First Day of Our Trek

A travel blog entry by janet306

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Well this is the day we had been looking forward to for months. I was about to see if all those early morning cross-fit classes paid off! We were up at 4:15 to get ready and we ate a quick breakfast so we could leave by 5:15 am. We walked to Plaza des ...

Machu Picchu & Ollantaytambo., Aguas Calientes, Peru travel blog

Machu Picchu & Ollantaytambo.

A travel blog entry by kateandchris

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Sorry for only having attached photos for the time being but we just need to gather our thoughts....it was a big day. Will update ...

11,11 radius of five valleys, Aguas Calientes, Peru travel blog

11,11 radius of five valleys

A travel blog entry by panoramicamera

... open No more insides Touching cucumbers. Walls of rain  Come showering down Faster than porters  Through the streets Aguas calientes: Built on a thermal pool The base of machu picchu Only the peaks pop visible Radius of five valleys  ...

On the way to Machu Picchu, Aguas Calientes, Peru travel blog

On the way to Machu Picchu

A travel blog entry by frantznoel

... is impressive. The way is fun as we joke and talk along the entire time. Around 4h30pm, we strolled into the town of Aguas Calientes (Translation: Hot waters – what an original name for a town!). Within minutes, we start meeting people we met in the ...

Getting To Machu Picchu On The Cheap, Aguas Calientes, Peru travel blog

Getting To Machu Picchu On The Cheap

A travel blog entry by peteandliz

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... a bit miffed at this, but even so the whole journey was about three times cheaper than the next cheapest method of reaching Aguas Calientes. We said at the start that Aguas Calientes is a tourist town.  And that is no exaggeration.  Think ...

Macchu Picchu, Aguas Calientes, Peru travel blog

Macchu Picchu

A travel blog entry by aplee

... and on into the jungle and I guess that over time, they will try to restore more of it. We did a 1/2 day clinic yesterday in Aguas Caliente and then browsed around the markets the rest of the day.  The city was so thankful for the clinic that they ...

The realisation of a dream......, Inca Trail, Peru travel blog

The realisation of a dream......

A travel blog entry by leannemm

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We had about a 30 min drive to the start of the trek at which time i was thinking, why the hell am i doing this???  but then i tend to always do that before a bushwalk and then everything is great.  Arriving at our starting point km 82 wasn´t ...

new heights and lows, Aguas Calientes, Peru travel blog

new heights and lows

A travel blog entry by ktkingunc

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... the US: deathly steep but covered in greenery, their tops shrouded in clouds all day.  We climbed a trail called Putucusi from Aguas Calientes, ascending over 400 meters on paths, stone steps, and wooden ladders.  At the top (after a grueling 2 ...

The Incredible Inca Trail, Inca Trail, Peru travel blog

The Incredible Inca Trail

A travel blog entry by mattcharlie2011

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... some more awkward tipping. We then had the rest of our day to reflect on our Inca experience before getting a train out of Aguas Calientes at 7 pm. We both agreed that the last 4 days had been the most challenging but probably most enriching experience of ...

Machu Picchu: In the footsteps of Incas, Aguas Calientes, Peru travel blog

Machu Picchu: In the footsteps of Incas

A travel blog entry by bryanddave2013

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... lifetime. We feel very privileged to have been there! Leaving Machu Picchu we caught a bus down the most windy road down to Aguas Calientes, which is the town of Machu Picchu. It was charming in its quaint, touristy way. We booked into a lovely wooden ...

Day 2: Inka Jungle Trek, Santa Teresa, Peru travel blog

Day 2: Inka Jungle Trek

A travel blog entry by dharms_swita

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... and baby porcupine/capybara type things. Edwin explained the use of local medicines and food, for example it is astonishing that Peru has 4000 – 5000 different types of Potato and many hundreds of types of corn. He then used a tradiational plant ...

Getting in touch with myself, Aguas Calientes, Peru travel blog

Getting in touch with myself

A travel blog entry by mr_grumpy

... up at the crack of dawn this morning, got a cheap taxi to the train station and then got the train through the Andes to Aguas Calientes, the town at the bottom of Machu Picchu. There´s only one hotel near Machu Picchu and it costs about USD $400 a ...

Machu Picchu, Aguas Calientes, Peru travel blog

Machu Picchu

A travel blog entry by brehn.eichel

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... Following yet another grand lunch we boarded our bus and headed off to Ollantaytambo to catch the train to Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu Town! The Peru Rail trip through the steep valleys was spectacular and I was floored by the small town that awaited ...

Salkantay Trek zum Machu Pichu, Aguas Calientes, Peru travel blog

Salkantay Trek zum Machu Pichu

A travel blog entry by miriontour

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... trafen. Für uns gab es noch ein letztes Mittagessen und dann liefen wir die letzten km entlang der Bahngleise bis Aguas Calientes. Erschöpft, erleichtert und ein wenig geschockt von dem Touriort, freute ich mich erstmal auf ein gemütliches ...

To Machu Picchu!, Aguas Calientes, Peru travel blog

To Machu Picchu!

A travel blog entry by cat725

... had left a day earlier! From Cuzco we had an hour break for lunch, and then we bussed to el Valle Sagrado, in between Cuzco and Aguas Calientes-the city close to Machu Picchu. There was a market there as well as a small mini-me version of Machu Picchu. I ...

Choo Choo through the Sacred Valley, Aguas Calientes, Peru travel blog

Choo Choo through the Sacred Valley

A travel blog entry by toddcullen

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... town at the base of Machu Picchu.  It was good to have a low key rest day! We took the Vistadome train into Aguas Calientes and it was probably the best train ride we will ever go on!  Traveling through the Sacred Valley and along the Urabamba ...

Machu Picchu, Aguas Calientes, Peru travel blog

Machu Picchu

A travel blog entry by thetank

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It was really expensive to get there. There is only one train that goes to Aguas Calientes and the owners of that train jack the prices up ridiculously high. There were also a lot of tourists there. All that being said, it was really, really cool. The ...

Bonne fête des pères!, Aguas Calientes, Peru travel blog

Bonne fête des pères!

A travel blog entry by dice750

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Bonne fête des pères papa! Et bonne fête des pères Noël! Et tous les autres pères qui visitent le blog! Demain matin nous allons à Machu ...

The Climb, Aguas Calientes, Peru travel blog

The Climb

A travel blog entry by yayasworld

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The climb Today we got on the train at 3:30 in the morning because we had to go to another city called Aguas Calientes. Although we wake up so early sometimes, I' m so happy for this day!. Anyway, we get on the bus and ride to the train station for about ...

Wir nähern uns dem Ziel, Aguas Calientes, Peru travel blog

Wir nähern uns dem Ziel

A travel blog entry by asiatogo

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... hängt. Jedenfalls ist es echt lustig. Dann Mittagessen, und danach 3 stunden einer Zugstrecke entlang bergauf. Wir kommen in Aguas Calientes an, einer Stadt, die nur wegen Machu Picchu existiert. Wir entspannen im Zimmer und kaufen Snacks fur morgen. ...

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