Make Aguas Calientes your base if you want to tour Machu Picchu in depth. It has all the facilities of a well set-up service town for visitors, including a varied collection of hostels, cabins, eco-lodges and hotels.
As you'd expect, the pueblo also has a well-rounded selection of restaurants, with a choice of local and European cuisine, as well as a lively choice of bars.
While you're here, unwind for a spell in the town's natural hot spring baths, off the central Avenue Pachacutec. You could also browse the souvenir stalls set up near the train station.
Buses travel hourly from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu, around 20 minutes away.
Tours & Tickets
Take an all-inclusive day trip to breathtaking Machu Picchu from Cusco. Visit the world-famous Incan ruins and learn about the city, its history and the people ... Read more
Duration: 14 hours (approx.)
Hike for four days on the Salkantay Trek, a scenic alternative to the more traditional Inca Trail, and visit the amazing ruins of Machu Picchu – a UNESCO World ... Read more
Duration: 5 days (approx.)
Enjoy a 2.5-hour group tour of Machu Picchu which includes assistance from the train station upon arrival into Aguas Calientes and transfer to the bus station. ... Read more
Aguas Calientes, Peru
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)