Los Jardines de Mandor, Aguas Calientes

#2 of 7 in Parks in Machu Picchu
On your tour of Machu Picchu, stop by Los Jardines de Mandor to enjoy a relaxing nature walk. The reserve is a patch of cloud forest with a diverse animal and plant life, as well as a scenic waterfall. Bring suitable shoes and hike the jungle trails, with rewarding views of Machu Picchu in the background. Along the way, you'll be surrounded by lush vegetation, including vibrant flowers that include over 300 species of orchids. A paradise for nature lovers, the area is inhabited by a variety of colorful bird species. Use our Machu Picchu trip site to visit Los Jardines de Mandor on your trip to Machu Picchu, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Beautiful and enchanting gardens on the way to Aguas Calientes. Everything made with love. Beautiful flowers vegetation and birds. Amazing water falls and river. Went for a swim. Cafe is also super ni...  more »
  • An hour-and-a-half walk of beautiful scenery, vegetation and many cute orchids all over, when the fall of sparkling and very cold water arrived but my bad experience was NOT wearing repellent, my legs were swollen always carry their repellent. After all the scenery and the wonder of the place is spectacular, it is worth visiting.
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  • This is a beautiful walk along the railway lines from Aguas Calientes. The waterfall is amazing. It is peaceful and absolutely beautiful with a display of all the indigenous plants along the walk towards the waterfall. There is a small coffee shop just before you enter the reserve.
  • This was a great walk from Aguas Calientes along the railroad track. I love walking along tracks in the rainforest, there is just something about it. Walking by the towering cliff faces and looking out into the tops of trees to watch the small songbirds and hummingbirds. Got to photograph quite a few birds, and saw some interesting mushrooms.
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