Aguas Calientes

Aguas Calientes is a small town at the bottom of the valley next to , and the principal access point to the site. All visitors to Machu Picchu pass through Aguas Calientes, and unless you're on a daytrip from , some versions of the Inca Trail, or you plan to spend a fortune and stay at the sole lodge at the Machu Picchu site, you will have to spend at least one night here.

Landmarks in the Area

Machu Picchu is a 15th-century Inca citadel, located in the Eastern Cordillera of southern , on a 2,430-metre mountain ridge.

Huayna Picchu, Quechua: Wayna Pikchu, is a mountain in which the Urubamba River bends.

Wiñay Wayna is an Inca ruin along the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.

Inti Punku or Intipunku is an archaeological site in the Cusco Region of that was once a fortress of the sacred city, .

Putucusi is a round-shaped mountain located on the opposite side of the Urubamba River to in the Cusco Region of .

Localities in the Area

Machupicchu or Machupicchu Pueblo, also known as Aguas Calientes, is a location in situated in the Cusco Region, Urubamba Province.

Aguas Calientes

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