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Jardin de Mandor

Jardin de Mandor

For those who didn’t know, Aguas Calientes holds an impressive natural scenery where thousands of plant species were identified as well as a great variety of animals that make their way through town every now and then.

Aguas Calientes is located in one of the most privileged locations of Peru, right at the limit of the jungle and the Andes, also known as ‘Mountain Brow’. The flourishing nature of the region is recognized as a real-life fairytale by many of its visitors, an authentic scenery that you can’t miss during your visit.

Although travelers tend to see Aguas Calientes as ‘just a town on the way to Machu Picchu,’ many of them don’t realize that there’s so much more to see in the surroundings of the famous Inca Citadel that they just miss the most rewarding natural experience in Peru.

For that reason, we’ve come up with this section where we’ll teach you everything about the magical places to visit during your stay, including the Mandor Gardens in Aguas Calientes. Continue reading and find out everything about it.

Jardines de Mandor

These beautiful gardens offer a total immersion in the natural scenery of Machu Picchu and Aguas Calientes. The Jardines de Mandor are located right at the foothills of the Huayna Picchu Mountain, the imposing peak behind every classic picture of the historic sanctuary.

The Ecological Reserve has been maintained by the same family since the 1960s though they didn’t open their doors to the public until the 90s. Jardines de Mandor looks to preserve the local flora and fauna by raising awareness and allowing visitors to experience it at its fullest.

If you didn’t know, the Machu Picchu region was chosen as the Best Green Destiny of the World in 2012, thanks to its jaw-dropping landscapes suitable for an enormous diversity of wildlife. There are around 2,354 documented plant species, including 400 types of orchids.

Luckily, the Mandor paradise is located only a few kilometers from Aguas Calientes, making it the best option to visit if you have some spare time in town.

How to Get There?

As aforementioned, the Jardines de Mandor are located about 3 kilometers away from Aguas Calientes town. The gardens are situated right at the foothills of the Huayna Picchu Mountain. To get there, you just need to follow the rail tracks in direction to Hidroelectrica.

After walking a bit more than 2 kilometers, you’ll find a sign pointing in the direction to Mandorpampa, you just need to follow the trail that will lead you to the ticket office, pay the entrance fee and start exploring!

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