Pirwa Hostels Machupicchu
Pirwa Hostel Machu Picchu
Pirwa Bed & Breakfast Machu Picchu
Welcome to our hostels in Machupicchu
Pirwa Hostels Peru has two locals in Machu Picchu Pueblo (colloquially Aguas Calientes): an economical backpacker´s hostel for those searching for cheap accommodation and a Bed & Breakfast, still moderately-priced but offering an extra level of comfort. The Backpacker´s Hostel offers both dormitory and private rooms, with private or shared bathrooms; rooms are spacious with large windows. The B&B offers private single, double or triple rooms all with private bathrooms. Both locals have comfortable beds, hot water 24 hours a day, security lockers, 24hr reception, free wifi and internet, a train or bus station pick-up service, and breakfast included. At the Backpacker´s Hostel there is a continental breakfast and at the B&B there is a hot American breakfast. Both Pirwa Backpacker´s Hostel in Machu Picchu and Pirwa B&B in Machu Picchu have common areas designed to allow travelers from all over the world the chance to socialize and exchange travel stories for an unforgettable experience. The various lodging options ensures that no matter what type of lodging you are looking for, Pirwa Hostels in Machu Picchu is the right choice for you!
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Aguas Calientes is the colloquial name for the base town from which travelers visit the Lost City of the Incas, Machu Picchu (Old Mountain). The town´s official name is Machu Picchu Pueblo, and although it sprung up to facilitate travel to Machu Picchu, it has never really grown into more than a one-street town along Avenida Pachacutec. This is the last stop on the trains which depart from Cusco and Ollantaytambo in the Sacred Valley en route to Machu Picchu. From here once can take the bus up to the Machu Picchu Ruins or walk about an hour and a half. The town itself is lively, picturesque, and filled with souvenir shops and touristic restaurants.
Of course visitors who pass through Aguas Calientes do so with one goal in mind: to immerse themselves in the mystery and wonder of one of the world´s most important archaeological sites, that icon of the Inca world, the Lost City of Machu Picchu. Travelers who find themselves with a bit of free time in Aguas Calientes can explore the rainforest paths of the Ecological Center or Mandor Gardens & Waterfalls, climb Putucusi Peak for a view from overhead of Aguas Calientes, the Urubamba River Valley, and the ruins of Machu Picchu, or educate themselves about the construction, purpose, and archaeological history of Machu Picchu at the Manuel Chávez Ballón Site Museum while learning about the fauna of the area at the museum´s Botanical Garden.
The high-altitude subtropical zone which encompasses Machu Picchu Historical Sanctuary is notable for its abundant and striking multi-colored butterflies. It boasts more than 100 distinct species. At the Butterfly House in Aguas Calientes you can take a tour to learn about some of the native species and their habits. It takes about 15 minutes to reach the Butterfly House on foot, exiting Aguas Calientes proper and walking along the footpath that leads to Machu Picchu. Guided tours last 15-20 minutes and are only available in Spanish, although even if you don´t speak the language you´ll enjoy marveling at some of the natural wonders that the rainforest has to offer.
The Machu Picchu Sanctuary Zone has a high-altitude subtropical climate, and its rainforest showcases a striking diversity of flora and fauna. To learn about the area`s natural abundance, stop by the Botanical Gardens, a conservation center housing more than 200 plant species, which includes over 100 orchid species and a colorful display of fruits and flowers throughout the year. It`s considered a prime spot for birdwatching. You can reach it by walking along the footpath leading from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu. After about 25 minutes you´ll reach the Manuel Chávez Ballón Site Museum, across which is the Botanical Gardens and whose entrance includes the gardens.
Natural Hot Springs
After a long train ride or trek such as the Inca Trail and Salcantay, many visitors to Aguas Calientes (the colloquial name for Machu Picchu Pueblo) choose to soothe their sore muscles in the picturesque natural thermal baths, whose pools of sulfurous volcanic water are believed to be medicinal. It was from these small pools, which are about 15min to the east of town, that Aguas Calientes got its name. Different pools have different temperatures, averaging 38ºC-46ºC. There are public changing rooms and bathrooms available, as well as a small snack bar and stands where you can rent or buy the mandatory items: swimwear, sandals, and towels, or extras like sun block.