Travel Blogs from Aguas Calientes, Peru

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Sunrise over Machu Picchu...., Aguas Calientes, Peru travel blog

Sunrise over Machu Picchu....

A travel blog entry by trishandleanne

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Very little sleep! Our campsite included a number of stray dogs.... Apparently nocturnal dogs.... They barked ALL NIGHT and were literally right next to our tent. At one stage in the middle of the night a dog barked so loud, on Leanne's side of the tent ...

Planes, trains & automobiles..Lima to Machu Picchu, Aguas Calientes, Peru travel blog

Planes, trains & automobiles..Lima to Machu Picchu

A travel blog entry by mjgoodie

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Ear plugs helped the disco music go away and I finally had a good nights sleep. Up at 6am with a 7am ride booked to the airport. The ride to the airport through the city was a much different experience than our 1am drive through the other day. ...

Putucusi ascent., Aguas Calientes, Peru travel blog

Putucusi ascent.

A travel blog entry by awanderluster18

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... walls of the main market and to a house that wasn't finished ad  we just sat there admiring her set up and the awesome lemon tree. We stayed another three nights in Aguas and then headed back to Santa Teresa. Time for the Salkantay Trek! Mountain ...

Aguas Calientes, Aguas Calientes, Peru travel blog

Aguas Calientes

A travel blog entry by hecqs

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The tour bus picked us up early morning to catch the train to Aguas Calientes which is at the foot of Machu Picchu. From here, we took a shuttle bus going up to Machu Picchu and spent the night and the day after in here while waiting for the train ...

Aguas Calientes, Aguas Calientes, Peru travel blog

Aguas Calientes

A travel blog entry by mbodziony

... dostac sie do Santa Teresa i dalej do hydroelektrowni, gdzie sie konczy sie droga, stad 8km wzduz torow i jestemy w Aguas, to tyle planu :-) Zaczelo sie wszystko zgodnie z planem,taksowka dostajemy sie na postoj vanow,natychmiast zostajemi osaczeni przez ...

Aguas Calientes, Aguas Calientes, Peru travel blog

Aguas Calientes

A travel blog entry by fnasse

Aguas Calientes is the name of the town located at the foot of the mountain, on which Machu Picchu resides. In two hours, it is possible to climb up to Machu Picchu from the town. It is recommended that you do it in the morning (set off at around 4 am ...

Aguas Calientes, Aguas Calientes, Peru travel blog

Aguas Calientes

A travel blog entry by helenandjohn

Aguas ...

Macchu Pichu...lost city of the incas, Aguas Calientes, Peru travel blog

Macchu Pichu...lost city of the incas

A travel blog entry by gnatalia

... Picchu. From Cusco, it is a 4 hour train ride which takes you through the valleys and farm lands of Peru and the villages around the Andes mountains. From Aguas Calientes, we take a 25 minute bus ride up to Machu Picchu, the lost city of the Incas. This ...

So you want to go to Macch Picchu..., Aguas Calientes, Peru travel blog

So you want to go to Macch Picchu...

A travel blog entry by cinco-gringo

... the spare.  While we were there no one tried to sell us a hat, or anything else for that matter.  A first in Peru.  Evidently they don`t get many tourists in the middle of nowhere jungle towns.  Our second flat occurred on a gravel and ...

Day Four, Aguas Calientes, Peru travel blog

Day Four

A travel blog entry by dfleege

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... of free food at least four times throughout the day. For the past two days I had been spending significantly less money in Aguas Calientes than I would have in Cusco! That night everyone was partying and playing games in the streets. People were playing ...

The 4 day Inca Trail, Aguas Calientes, Peru travel blog

The 4 day Inca Trail

A travel blog entry by kdolotina

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... is the former 16th century St. Augustine Convent, reformed so beautifully with tasteful decor showcasing the rich heritage of Peru. The staff are remarkable, always working to anticipate your needs, remembering your preferences and greeting you by name ...

Machu Picchu, Aguas Calientes, Peru travel blog

Machu Picchu

A travel blog entry by joel.madsen

We arrived by train to Aguas Calientes, found a hostel and then walked down river to Mandor Falls.  It was nice to get out and hike again and we ended up at a pretty sweet water falls.  On the way to the falls we walked down the railroad tracks ...

Machupicchu, Aguas Calientes, Peru travel blog

Machupicchu

A travel blog entry by johannesofie

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Vi står op kl. 4 og tager 2000 trappetrin i solopgangen mod dette vidunderlige sagnomspundne ...

Aguas Calientes: Not As Hot As It Should Be, aguas calientes, Peru travel blog

Aguas Calientes: Not As Hot As It Should Be

A travel blog entry by falconwings

It exists simply because there were tourists. It's the end of the line for the train ride to Machu ...

Jungle Trek DAY 3: Zipline&hike to Aguas Calientes, Aguas Calientes, Peru travel blog

Jungle Trek DAY 3: Zipline&hike to Aguas Calientes

A travel blog entry by mattheeley

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... longer people will be able to travel there! Climbing up higher we stepped onto a railway line and followed this all the way to Aguas Calientes (known locally as Machu Picchu town). We were passed by one train as we waked along the tracks, their are paths ...

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

Heading to Aguas Calientes

A travel blog entry by gaye1959

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... trees and there were also some inca ruins on the side of the mountains. The snow capped mountains are very steep and rugged. Aguas Calientes is a very touristy town with tourist prices. The markets were fun and the town is quite small and quaint. We went ...

Pictures and no story, Aguas Calientes, Peru travel blog

Pictures and no story

A travel blog entry by desturgi07

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Sorry guys, but we only arrived back in Cusco late last night by train from Aguas Calientes and had to reshuffle bags for the Amazon. We are leaving soon on our last leg of holiday. Phil's voice is a coarse whisper. Very annoying as he has been doing ...

Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu (11/27/2010), Aguas Calientes, Peru travel blog

Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu (11/27/2010)

A travel blog entry by samuel.dewey

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... , I took the train, which was really nice.  It traveled through the mountains and was a very scenic trip.  I arrived to Aguas Calientes late that night and I still needed to find a place to sleep, find the place to buy the M.P. ticket and figure ...

Machu Picchu, Machu Picchu, Peru travel blog

Machu Picchu

A travel blog entry by portoryko

O Machu Picchu mozna bylo by sie rozpisywac godzinami... Warto bylo budzic sie o 4:00 rano i wspinac sie przez godzine po schodach zeby zobaczyc wschod slonca nad gorami. Piekne miejsce! Ciesze sie ze udalo nam sie tam dotrzec. Pomimo duzej ilosci ...

Salkantay Trek to an ancient city.., Aguas Calientes, Peru travel blog

Salkantay Trek to an ancient city..

A travel blog entry by tash_and_simon

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After the mistake of booking the Inca Trail so early in Mexico City and not being able to make it in time we decided the Salkantay trek to Machu Picchu would be the next best thing!! It was an early 4am pick up. After going to bed at 1:30am I knew it was ...

amiga this, señorita that, Cusco/Aguas Calientes, Peru travel blog

amiga this, señorita that

A travel blog entry by mbm452

Tuesday, I spent 4 hours traipsing through countryside and yet more Inca ruins just outside the city on horseback with a guide (cost: $9. the lady at my hotel said I should have paid $5). It was beautiful, although I spent most the time holding on for ...

Walk to Sun Gate, Aguas Calientes, Peru travel blog

Walk to Sun Gate

A travel blog entry by aquest

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We are fortunately to have a 2nd day ticket for the citadel, the weather is still grey and clouds hang tight over the mountains.     We hike to the Sun Gate for the hope of that view back over the Citadel. It is a tough walk as we have ...

All day at Machu Picchu, Aguas Calientes, Peru travel blog

All day at Machu Picchu

A travel blog entry by koyoteranch

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... and prevent invaders from entering Machu Picchu by that route.  We followed the trail back to the ruins.  Raul went back to Aguas Calientes with Jay and Margene.  Shelby and I stayed with Steve and Deb and found comfortable spots on the quarry boulders ...

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 ...

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