Travel Blogs from Aguas Calientes, Peru

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How the hell did they build this up here?!, Aguas Calientes, Peru travel blog

How the hell did they build this up here?!

A travel blog entry by blondie-beardy

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... so it was a bit of a scramble! Disappointing for the price we paid!  We set off on the very scenic route to Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu Town) and arrived after about an hour and a half. It was around 0800 when we arrived, and the town was ...

Aguas Calientes, Aguas Calientes, Peru travel blog

Aguas Calientes

A travel blog entry by kaesizzle

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This little town is where you have to stop before you see Machu Picchu. Machu Picchu is just a 30 minute bus ride up the zig ...

Jimbo's Log - Stardate - July 6th, Aguas Calientes, Peru travel blog

Jimbo's Log - Stardate - July 6th

A travel blog entry by inca_gold

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... a landslide, a 1911 american explorer, some low flying fireworks, brushing my teeth while drunk, 12 inches of snow and El Presidente of Peru, I am the first person to hike, bike and climb my way to the base of Macchu Picchu and not get to visit it. ...

Notre objectif principal dans la mire!, Aguas Calientes, Peru travel blog

Notre objectif principal dans la mire!

A travel blog entry by franc6

* 6 690 pieds au dessus du niveau de la mer. ...

The icing on the cake...., Aguas Calientes, Peru travel blog

The icing on the cake....

A travel blog entry by emmaw

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... - I was hoping it would be an anticlimax, as it's been a lot of effort to get here - bus to Ollantaytambo, train to Aguas Calientes and another early bus this morning! After breakfast we went out to catch the bus - along with everyone else!!!!!! The queue ...

Cola De Mono to Aguas Calientes, Aguas Calientes, Peru travel blog

Cola De Mono to Aguas Calientes

A travel blog entry by katiebrinton

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... The place itself was nothing special (and the sheets were hardly Egyptian cotton) but boy did those beds feel comfortable. Aguas Calientes is a bizarre little town that is basically completely geared towards Machu Picchu tourism. It's about the only ...

Day 1 Inca Trail, Aguas Calientes, Peru travel blog

Day 1 Inca Trail

A travel blog entry by alimaterna

Our alarms were set for 05:15 and it was up and at em to start our inca trail. We were greeted by our guide, Pabel, downstairs in Millhouse hostel and then jumped into a bus to go and pick up some other people and then travel a couple of hours to our ...

Machu Picchu, Machu Picchu, Peru travel blog

Machu Picchu

A travel blog entry by kech-williams

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Got up at 4,30 this morning to get to the access gate, for 5am when it opened as we had a guided tour starting at 6,15 at the top Started walking up he hill to Machu Picchu, when we got roughly half way up and both of us felt like keeling over a dying, ...

The mighty Machu Pichu, Aguas Calientes, Peru travel blog

The mighty Machu Pichu

A travel blog entry by povoandrach

... and announcements in both English and Spanish to justify the tourist price (which they clearly didn’t). We were met in Agua Calientes by our bilingual guide (who barely spoke a word of English and fortunately turned out not to be our guide after ...

Day in Aguas Calientes and journey to Cusco, Aguas Calientes, Peru travel blog

Day in Aguas Calientes and journey to Cusco

A travel blog entry by arlinandliz

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We spent the morning exploring Aguas Calientes, before catching our train and bus back to  ...

A Long Climb To Freedom, Aguas Calientes,  Peru travel blog

A Long Climb To Freedom

A travel blog entry by colettels

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Today was the last day of our trek. We climbed 700m and descended 1200m on the other side of the mountain, stopping for lunch at a viewpoint of Machu Picchu. The climb was just over 3 hours, arduous, steep, with magnificent views but I am not sure my ...

The Inca Trail, Aguas Calientes, Peru travel blog

The Inca Trail

A travel blog entry by tracey_hunter

... selling stuff.  NO I DO NOT WANT A BANDANA!!!!  Luke bought a wooden walking stick to match his yellow stipy Peru trousers and a multicoloured Macchu Picchu hat.  He looked ridiculous!!  We got our picture taken at the start sign then ...

Salkantay trek to Machu Picchu, Aguas Calientes, Pérou travel blog

Salkantay trek to Machu Picchu

A travel blog entry by isaventure

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... bas. La descente est raide, mais quand même plus facile que l'ascension. Arrivé en bas, certains décident de redescendre à Aguas Caliente pour se changer car on est trempés et on a froid. Je traîne un peu avec 2 autres filles ...

Aguas Calientes, Aguas Calientes, Peru travel blog

Aguas Calientes

A travel blog entry by shimmer

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We enjoyed some hot springs (St. Theresas) after a long hike.  Stayed the night in a crappy hostel and then had a 3:30am wake up call to make the first bus to Machu Picchu so that we could climb Wayna Picchu.  Worth ...

Machu Picchu-Worth the Hype Mis Amigos!, Aguas Calientes, Peru travel blog

Machu Picchu-Worth the Hype Mis Amigos!

A travel blog entry by strawberryk

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... was about 3 hours but really beautiful views, some of the way you can see the hikers on the beginning of the trail. Agua Calientes is really just a stopover town for people heading to Machu Picchu in the morning. We had all afternoon and evening to kill ...

Inca Trail Day 1, Wayllambamba, Peru travel blog

Inca Trail Day 1

A travel blog entry by jamesnicky

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We were picked up from our hostel at 5.10am by our Peru Trek guides, Oscar and Willy .  We then headed by bus to Ollantaytambo where we had breakfast and purchased walking poles.  After breakfast, we carried on by bus to km 82, where ...

Machu Picchu Town, Aguas Calientes, Peru travel blog

Machu Picchu Town

A travel blog entry by kjschmidt

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... conquest. Kay was fortunate to see two condors. We then boarded a train for the scenic ride to Machu Picchu Town (Aguas Calientes). We enjoyed a buffet lunch at Totos Restaurant and checked into the Hotel Presidente. We hiked to the Machu Picchu ...

Machu Picchu, Aguas Calientes, Peru travel blog

Machu Picchu

A travel blog entry by brianburns

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... fewer visitors. Overall, it was a great experience. I would consider doing it again, but I think I would try to stay in Aguas Calientes the night before and either hike or take the bus from there as early as possible the next day. Getting here really ...

Mon, May 31 - Machu Picchu, Aguas Calientes, Peru travel blog

Mon, May 31 - Machu Picchu

A travel blog entry by dnkmartz

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... nbsp; You see, in late January there was a flash flood on the Urubamba river near the towns of Ollantaytambo, Piscacucho and Aguas Calientes and a portion of the rail lines and Inca Trail were washed out, interrupting the tourism to Machu Picchu for a few ...

11,5  3 cocks on a bus., santa teresa, Peru travel blog

11,5 3 cocks on a bus.

A travel blog entry by panoramicamera

Bensina dw Blanca, we spent the morning looking for white gas and salami. Apparently white gas is a cleaning product? We'll see how it burns at this altitude, cusco was at 11,300ft, the sacred valley is much lower YBus ride to Santa Maria we sit at the ...

inca trail, Inca Trail, Peru travel blog

inca trail

A travel blog entry by patrick66

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Sacred Valley Tour, Machu Picchu, Peru travel blog

Sacred Valley Tour

A travel blog entry by georgierharris

... before early start in the morning! The altitudes of the places we have visited for reference: Pisac - 9,700 feet Urubamba - 9,420 feet Ollantaytambo - 9,160 feet Aguas Calientes - 6,700 feet Cuzco - 11,150 feet Machu Pichu - 7,800 feet Chivay - 10,899 ...

Machu Pichu, Aguas Calientes, Peru travel blog

Machu Pichu

A travel blog entry by georgierharris

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... . We climbed back up to the top for some more photo opportunities with the famous view and then headed back town to the town of Aguas Calientes, where we then had about 7 hours to kill until our train to Ollantaytambo, followed by a bus back to ...

Trip to Sacred Valley and arrival to Aguas , Aguas Calientes, Peru travel blog

Trip to Sacred Valley and arrival to Aguas

A travel blog entry by springyezi

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... the local people live closely with Lama, dogs, cows etc.  Their clothes are so colourful! Then I took a 7pm train to Aguas, the closest station to Machu Pichu.  CanŽt believe weŽll be visiting Machu Pichu tomorrow.  Finally after all ...

Machupicchu, Aguas Calientes, Peru travel blog

Machupicchu

A travel blog entry by mieismie

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Aguascalientes day 1 Henning, Kathrin and Bee picked Raymie up at the small Cusco airport at 6:20am. It was a whirlwind-of-a-day for him. Edwin from lucky tours drove us the 1.5 hour ride to Ollantaytambo telling us about the countryside. In the main ...

Machu Picchu, Aguas Calientes, Peru travel blog

Machu Picchu

A travel blog entry by dh152786

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... line was blocked. This is an excuse we haven't heard from British rail. We were stopped for 3 hours while they cleared the line. Peru rail were very good, the train is comfortable and we were served drinks and a meal as well as being treated to a fashion ...

Journey to Aguas Calientes, Aguas Calientes, Peru travel blog

Journey to Aguas Calientes

A travel blog entry by jameskanga

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... rock star friend Gloria. Then Ulf and I headed off to shorten the journey by one day, caught the train to Aguas Calientes in the afternoon which was quite nice experience too, but before waiting in Santa Maria observing, literally road kill!! Day ...

The Inca Trail, Machupicchu and Cusco, Aguas Calientes, Peru travel blog

The Inca Trail, Machupicchu and Cusco

A travel blog entry by phillipsquared

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... could see Machu Picchu mountain and an Inca site just below which we would explore after lunch. We also had our first view of Aguas Calientes town, making us realise our goal was near. Lunch was yet again way too big and it was also around this time ...

An Almost Dead Woman, Aguas Calientes, Peru travel blog

An Almost Dead Woman

A travel blog entry by burkley

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Today was the most spoken about day for the whole trip as it is well known as the hardest day. Our plan today was to walk the entire 12km in one go and arrive at camp for a late lunch. The day started early not that you ever could or want to sleep in and ...

Machu Picchu day 1, Aguas Calientes, Peru travel blog

Machu Picchu day 1

A travel blog entry by ctmira

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Today was an early 6 am pick up for our llamapth Machu Picchu trip. We were collected by bus to get to train station and catch the pretty vista dome train with amazing views of the mountains, river and rainbow. They also had a bar and food service like ...

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