Travel Blogs from Aguas Calientes, Peru

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Machu Picchu, Aguas Calientes, Pérou travel blog

Machu Picchu

A travel blog entry by wrtagrb

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... la fatigue se fait quand même sentir. Temps identique à celui du premier jour. Jour 3 : rando de Santa Theresa à Aguas Calientes en passant par Hydroelectrica. Seulement 5h de rando, ce qui nous a permis d'arriver pas trop tard à Aguas ...

Mayhem in Peru, Santa Teresa, Peru travel blog

Mayhem in Peru

A travel blog entry by katiebrinton

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In the photos from today, you'll probably notice that I am covered from head to toe, despite the obscene heat, this is because this was the day I began my war with the bugs. Even with 80% DEET bug spray, any exposed skin I had got mauled by biting ...

The Valley, Aguas Calientes, Peru travel blog

The Valley

A travel blog entry by clare_and_will

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... a rather large glass of the stuff before heading to the train station to catch perhaps the poshest train we have ever taken up to Aguas Calientes at the base of Machu Picchu. We weren’t able to do the Inca trail itself partly as you have to prebook ...

Machu Picchu, Aguas Calientes, Peru travel blog

Machu Picchu

A travel blog entry by elise.hammonds

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... completely silent and seemed to keep their heads pointed up as the stars were so bright. After an hour and a half we arrived in Aguas Calientes, the town below Machu Picchu.  We got checked into our hotel and by 7:30 we were on the buses headed to the ...

Machu Picchu, Aguas Calientes, Peru travel blog

Machu Picchu

A travel blog entry by stacy_long

5/20 and 21 were spent exploring Machu Picchu and Aguas Callientes. 5/20 we took the train from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes and checked into our hotel.  The hotel was the Hanaqpacha Inn and this was the first hotel on the tour that was ...

Day 1 of the Inca Trail, Aguas Calientes, Peru travel blog

Day 1 of the Inca Trail

A travel blog entry by parul.singh

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... challenge, a 1 day hike -- less than the 4 day, 3 night camping intensive hike, more than the 2 hour train ride directly to Aguas Calientes. We met Marie, our guide on Monday morning at the Quente offices.  She is a single mother with a 6 year old ...

4 days and 3 nights, Aguas Calientes, Peru travel blog

4 days and 3 nights

A travel blog entry by alexandruth

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... stayed away and the sun shined throughout. We met the rest of the group at the city gates (they had all taken the train to Aguas Calientes and then gotten a bus to Machu Picchu) and then had a short tour of the city, where we got taken in by the magic ...

Machupicchu and a Peruvian , Aguas Calientes, Peru travel blog

Machupicchu and a Peruvian

A travel blog entry by travelingma

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At long last, the railroads and roads are open again and the farmers' strike has moved elsewhere. We took a bus to Ollantaytambo, one of the train stops.  Along the way we stopped at the shop of master potter Pablo Seminario.  We were given a ...

Trekking the Sacred Valley, Aguas Calientes, Peru travel blog

Trekking the Sacred Valley

A travel blog entry by polakpete

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After a tame night in Cusco, we woke up early and met up with our guide for the Machu Piccu trip.  We hopped a city bus and went on a spectacular 4 hour bus journey through the Sacred Valley.  We got off at a small restaurant in the middle of ...

Ready for Machu Pichu, Aguas Calientes, Peru travel blog

Ready for Machu Pichu

A travel blog entry by dznextstop

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Aguas Calientes was homebase for the Machu Pichu trip. It is a small town with natural hot springs. It is at the base of Machu Pichu, making it convenient for accessing the ...

Trekking in the Andes, SalkantayTrail, Peru travel blog

Trekking in the Andes

A travel blog entry by desturgi07

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... the Cusco area) we took a steep climb uphill for about five minutes until we reached the railway track leading to Aguas Calientes. This was a wonderful walk on level ground. Crossing railway tracks and the Urubamba river snaking between steep granite ...

machu pichu, prisonbreak, maar andersom, Aguas calientes, Peru travel blog

machu pichu, prisonbreak, maar andersom

A travel blog entry by jefweyns

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wel, ik ben er geraakt, machu pichu, dees had ik allang willen zien, de verloren incastad, verborgen tussen de meest fatte bergen die ik in mijn leven heb gezien! maar blijkt dat de inkom voor buitenlanders 30 fucking scheuros is, auw!! dus dan ...

Machu and Huayna Picchu!, Aguas Calientes, Peru travel blog

Machu and Huayna Picchu!

A travel blog entry by mal0x

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Day 1 to 3, Aguas Calientes, Peru travel blog

Day 1 to 3

A travel blog entry by coulterwatson

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... as the Spanish ensured the stories were not retold or written down. We were exhausted by this stage so we caught the bus to nearby Aguas Calientes and took a swim in the local hot pools (up another hill). After a long lunch, and a train and bus trip back ...

Machu Picchu at Last!, Aguas Calientes, Peru travel blog

Machu Picchu at Last!

A travel blog entry by amadhatter

... sparse vegatation.  As we got closer to Aguas Calientes, it got more humid and had thicker vegetation.  This is because Aguas Calientes and Machu Picchu are in a cloud forest. We got to Aguas Calientes around 10:00am.  Aguas Calientes is a ...

Aguas Calientes, Peru, Aguas Calientes, Peru travel blog

Aguas Calientes, Peru

A travel blog entry by dougherna

... walk through.  The weather was hot and sticky in this area, a contrast to the colder and drier climate in Cusco. Aguas Calientes and Machu Picchu get very hot. In Aguas Calientes you will find many shops with very interesting handicrafts. There are ...

Machu Picchu, Aguas Calientes, Peru travel blog

Machu Picchu

A travel blog entry by blairn99

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Day 17 MachuPicchu UP at 5am yuk! You leave for the train station in Cusco at 6am to get the only train for the day at 6:45am. It's a quaint train, blue in color and I must say that it very well appointed and clean, a pleasure to spend the three hour ...

G Adventures day 4: The Inca Trail starts!, Inca Trail, Peru travel blog

G Adventures day 4: The Inca Trail starts!

A travel blog entry by ford86

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We woke up pretty early to drive to Km82, where we started the Inca Trail. There's a border where they check your passport and entry ticket. You have to have your tickets way in advance because they sell out pretty quickly. They only issue 200 tickets ...

End of day 4 ... we made it ... hurray!!!, Aguas Calientes, Peru travel blog

End of day 4 ... we made it ... hurray!!!

A travel blog entry by kenanddonna2005

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... of walking and was not really enjoying it.  I just wanted to get there, whilst Don loved it of course! We reached Aguas Calientes around 4pm, knackered, ready for a shower and for a change of clothes into something less smelly.  It took a while ...

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 ...

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