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Things to do around Machu Picchu

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Things to do around Machu Picchu

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.

 

City Near 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.

 

Things to do in Machu Picchu Pueblo

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:

  • You can make a trek to the waterfalls of Mándor it is a path of 4 km from the village.
  • You can go and take a dip in the delicious (and medicinal) hot springs of Aguas Calientes, they are 15 minutes from the town square, you will also find a bar with service to the pools, we recommend ordering a Pisco Sour.
  • You can see the Machu Picchu Site Museum -Manuel Chávez Ballón-, this visit will give you a clearer picture of what you saw or will see in Machu Picchu.
  • You can climb the incredible Putucusi mountain, it is one of the best treks you can do on your trip to Machu Picchu, however you must be very careful; This mountain can only be traveled by people over 12 years old, just like the Huayna Picchu mountain.
  • If what you want is to enjoy the food while you are in Aguas Calientes you will find hundreds of restaurants of different categories, Peruvian food and from all over the world, and we know that this one tells you why you should try Peruvian food.
  • Aguas Calientes also has dozens of bars, in case you want to enjoy a drink, before or after Machu Picchu, just make sure you get to your train back in time.

Closest Town to Machu Picchu

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.

 

Sacred Valley Pisac

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 ruins in Peru

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.

 

Chinchero Textiles

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 Cusco

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.

 

When is the best time to visit Machu Picchu?

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. 

 

Machu Picchu Tours from Cusco

Hiking tours to Machu Picchu

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. 

If you want to visit Machu Picchu, we recommend you to book your Machu Picchu Ticket in advance, so you will enjoy your Vacation in Machu Picchu without any problem.

 

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