The closest town to Machupicchu is called Aguas Calientes or also known as Machupicchu pueblo which is located in the district of Machupicchu in the province of Urubamba in the department of Cusco, the main access point to the citadel of Machupicchu.
Aguas Calientes is named after the same river that runs through the town, its origins date back to 1901 when the construction of the railroad between Cusco and Santa Ana began. It is here in Aguas Calientes where the construction camp for the railroad was established and later the town of Aguas Calientes was established.
Aguas Calientes is located at 2400 meters above sea level between the Aguas Calientes and Alcamayo rivers and on the banks of the Urubamba River. The climate of this place is warm temperate with a high level of humidity and an average temperature of 16°C.
- Aguas Calientes thermal baths
- Mandor waterfall
- Machupicchu Site Museum
Location of the town of Aguas Calientes
Aguas Calientes or also called Machupicchu Pueblo is located in part of the jungle and between the Andes Mountains at 2400 meters above sea level on the banks of the Urubamba River in the district of the same name in the province of Urubamba in the Cusco region of Peru.
Distance between Aguas Calientes and Machu Picchu
The distance between Aguas Calientes and Machupicchu is 9 kilometers on a dirt road or trail, which is used by buses that connect these two places in a time of 20 minutes vice versa.