Machu Picchu Hot Springs
The town of Machu Picchu takes its name from these hot springs that have medicinal properties.
The path that leads to the hot springs of Aguas Calientes is steep with steps making the walk easier. In the course of the trip you will see the lodges, pubs, and restaurants located on the sides of the road.
The sulphurous waters of these thermal baths range from 38ºC to 46ºC, they spring from underground and have medicinal properties helping the treatment of rheumatism and diseases of the kidneys and joints.
Most people who go to the hot springs are people coming down from the Inca Trail, to alternative treks or from Machu Picchu citadel to rest after a long walk.
At the entrance of the Thermal baths, you can ask for a locker to put your things. It has hygienic services and lockers rooms. At the pool area there are showers for the visitors to wash themselves before entering the hot springs.
There are two pools at the top area and there are other three smaller ones downstairs.
In the upper part, the second pool is the hottest and the most preferred, while the other are less hot but prefered by couples or groups because they are more intimate and smaller.
There is also a bar service. You can buy drinks and the waiter would take your order to the pool for you to fully relax.
Finally, if you forgot to bring towels, sandals and swimwear, there are merchants that rent and sell these clothes.
Entrance to the Aguas Calientes Hot Springs:
Foreign adult: S/. 20 (Nuevos Soles).
National adult: S/. 10 (Nuevos Soles).
Local Adult: S/. 5 (Nuevos Soles).
Under 8 years old: Free.
Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday from 5:00 to 20:00 hrs.
Address: Pachacutec Avenue (at the bottom), Aguas Calientes Town, Cusco.