Museum in Aguas Calientes

Museo de Sitio Manuel Chávez Ballón

This museum has superb information in Spanish and English on the archaeological excavations of Machu Picchu and Inca building methods. Stop here before or after the ruins to get a sense of context (and to enjoy the …
Hot Springs in Aguas Calientes

Las Termas

Weary trekkers soak away their aches and pains in the town’s hot springs, 10 minutes’ walk up Pachacutec from the train tracks. These tiny, natural thermal springs, from which Aguas Calientes derives its name, are n…
Mountain in Aguas Calientes


For those who still have energy left for trekking, the steep hike up this toothy mini-mountain, directly opposite Machu Picchu, is highly recommended. Follow the railway tracks about 250m west of town and you’ll see…
Church in Aguas Calientes