Aguas Calientes Travel Guide

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Aguas Calientes Overview

Aguas Calientes is best known as the ending train station on the trip from Cusco to Machu Picchu. As one would expect with the "Gateway to Machu Picchu", it has developed into a town that basically runs on the tourist industry. The small size of the town, the cobblestone streets and the repeating shops and restaurants take one back in history, seemingly to the turn of the century.

There are nooks and crannies in Aguas Calientes that are often overlooked. From the "street" by the train tracks with its laid back, dusty little whistle-stop train, right down main Street, , to watching Incan ladies chat and the train go by; or touristy drinking 4-for-the-price-of-1 sangrias and people watching in the square, one is entertained. Hit some mediocre hot springs, and revel in Aguas Calientes.

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