Cusco features Aguas Calientes, a district located 110 km from the ancient Inca capital and just 2 km from the Machu Picchu railway station.
Aguas Calientes features good infrastructure to attend tourists, who generally come here between May and November. Temperatures can reach 42°C, and the waters are good for treating rheumatism, joints and kidney infections.
At 800 meters from Aguas Calientes there are thermal baths that are supposed to have medicine attributes. Precisely, the town was named after these sulphurous waters originating from the rocky underground.
In order to get there, there is a steep path with staircases bordering the hills. The road starts in the town of Aguas Calientes and along this path with a pronounced slope there is a series of pubs and delightful restaurants where you can enjoy the hospitality of local inhabitants and talk to visitors from all over the world.
Due to the difficult access, the thermal baths are not accessible for people with restrained physical mobility, but the persons with other type of disability can enjoy a comforting bath in high-temperature waters that arise from the surface in a natural way. The Municipality of Aguas Calientes has built facilities such as dressing rooms, restrooms, and coffee houses for your convenience.
|Other Hot Springs in Peru
Inca Baths in Cajamarca.
Yura and Aguas de Jesus in Arequipa.
Monterrey, Canchos and Chavin in Ancash.
Aguas Calientes in Cusco.
Oromina in San Martin.
Churin, Chiuchin, Picoy, San Mateo and Chilca in Lima.