When you are in Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu Town) you will feel so close to Machu Picchu, that you will be able to feel the mystical energy of the Andes Mountain Range. Unless you are on a short trip to Machu Picchu, you will have some free time in Aguas Calientes, enjoy it, there is much to do in Aguas Calientes; in addition, it is the only way in which it will be able to contain the inevitable anxiety, before entering Machu Picchu.
Aguas Calientes is a cozy place with lots of life, its streets are full of people from all countries that fill the bars and restaurants around the town, in these places you can enjoy a huge variety of bars and restaurants, where you can enjoy delicious Peruvian food and mergers of these with other countries, but also delicious cocktails made with pisco (National drink of Peru); You can find them at all prices, from the cheapest to the most exclusive and luxurious.
The town of Aguas Calientes is a town entirely dedicated to the wonder of Machu Picchu and in it you will find many things to do, here are some of them:
Settled on the foundations of ancient Inca populations, these villages still harbor the native spirit of the Andes. Walking its streets is a breath for the soul and a vision for the spirit of what is a peaceful and quiet life.
Also called Pisaq is a district of the province of Calca, department of Cusco. This urban center Because of its location at the head of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, it becomes the entrance to this valley.
Ollantaytambo is a village settled in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, which in the past was a huge city that included the entire plain of the area plus the slopes and hills of the mountain that houses the fortress. In addition this town is considered, like the last one in being inhabited by the descendants of the Incas.
The most typical population of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, is a distinctly Inca city that the ambitious conquerors wanted to civilize to implement their culture, but never achieved it completely.
Maras is a small town on a plain that in the past was a plateau where you could see different snows of the Sacred Valley of the Incas.
The best season is during the dry season, which covers the months April to the end of September. In October the rains begin and you can find Machu Picchu covered by clouds. If you travel in June, we recommend you to book the Inti Raymi 2020 Tour that takes place in June 24th, and also hike the Palcoyo Mountain Tour, which is an incredible Rainbow Mountain located in the Andes.
Many are the routes that take you to Machu Picchu, but none is like the Inca Trail Tours, the most famous pedestrian path in the Americas. After flying from the capital of Perú, Lima, you will arrive in Cusco to walk for four days along a path through forests and dense fog, millenary stone steps and discovering the ruins of ancient fortifications and Inca cities, and all the time enjoying majestic views.