Aguas Calientes, also known as Machu Picchu town, began its origin from 1911 thanks to the beginning of the construction of the railway line that would have the objective of communicating the towns of Cusco and Santa Ana, 10 years after the arrival of Hiram Bingham in 1901.
The people of Machu Picchu town have made this town an attractive place for tourists who visit The Citadel of Machu Picchu, modernizing the Train Station, inaugurating 5 star hotels, luxury restaurants and services in general such as banks and agents international that will make your stay much easier by the accessibility and proximity of its main establishments.Today, spending the night in Aguas Calientes is quiet, you feel the freshness of the mountain and breathe the warm air.
It also has the thermal baths located 800 meters from the town, are sulphurous waters at various degrees of temperature that average between 38 ºC and 46 º C coming from the rocky subsoil.
To access the town of Machu Picchu and visit the citadel of Machu Picchu is necessary to buy a train ticket or buy a tour in an agency that includes the guided tour to Machu Picchu one of the 7 Wonders of the World.
It should be noted that Machu Picchu Pueblo (Aguas Calientes) is one of the closest places to the citadel of Machu Picchu, so all the mystique and good vibes can be felt from this busy town before making the visit to Machu Picchu.
Some data half importance about that town, as it is at 2040 m.s.n.m. or that the only way to get to this town by means of a mechanical transport is by train, although there are other alternatives, they will require a physical effort as demanded by the Inca trail or other lighter ones that starts from the Hydroelectric that is a walk along the train tracks, to travel that route will take approximately 2 to 3 hours depending on the effort you have.
Tourist sites near Machu Picchu Pueblo (Aguas Calientes)
In Aguas Calientes we can find different places to relax our mind / body and one of those places are the Hot Springs which is the ideal place to leave behind all the fatigue and sweat that the tour of the citadel extracted from your body.
For you father / mother of Family
The next place to describe has an ideal place for the little ones and especially they like the observation of Lepidoptera insects and by this I mean that in Machu Picchu Pueblo there is a butterfly garden where you will be able to appreciate a great variety of species of butterflies coexisting freely, this Butterfly is 1.1 km away from Aguas Calientes and opened its doors to the general public for the first time in 2006.
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