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Aguas Calientes

(2.8/5 based on 2,400+ reviews for top 10 attractions)
Things to do: sightseeing, nature, parks
Serving as the gateway to the ruins of Machu Picchu, Aguas Calientes is little more than a glorified cloud-forest village, housing just over a thousand permanent residents and featuring all of two streets. Most people take a trip to Aguas Calientes from Cusco, staying the night in order to hike to Machu Picchu first thing in the morning. In spite of the relatively few tourist attractions in Aguas Calientes and the notoriously high prices, it's worth spending some time here wandering through the lush jungle, which shelters several hummingbird species and many orchid varieties found nowhere else in the world. Plan your tour of Aguas Calientes and Peru travel itinerary using our Peru travel itinerary maker.
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Thanks to the town's proximity to Machu Picchu, most accommodations in Aguas Calientes charge considerably more than alternatives in slightly less popular locations. Mid-range hotels and economical hostels cover the needs of most visitors, from backpackers to families with young children. Many locals also rent rooms in their private homes--if you choose to go for that type of lodging, don't be afraid to haggle for the best price.
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