The town of Aguas Calientes is its name thanks to these hot springs that possess medicinal properties. The path that leads from Aguas Calientes to the Baths has stairs and is upwardly oriented.
The sulfurous waters of these thermal baths vary from 38ºC to 46ºC; These come from the subsoil and possess medicinal properties helping treat rheumatism and diseases of the kidneys and joints.
Most people who go to the thermal baths arrive from the Inca Trail, the alternative ways or descend from Machu Picchu to rest after a long walk.
At the Aguas Calientes Hot Springs entrance, tourists can request a small locker to store their things. The complex has hygienic services and changing rooms, and there are showers for visitors to wash before entering the thermal baths.
There are two pools at the top, and downstairs there are three pools but more minor.
At the top, the second is the hottest and usually the preferred, while the pools at the bottom are less desirable but are chosen by couples or groups as they are more intimate and more minor.
Another service that owns the thermal bath complex of Aguas Calientes is the bar. The visitor can taste all kinds of drinks and enjoy them in the pools so that your relaxation is complete.
Finally, if you forget to bring towels, sandals, and bath clothes, you will find merchants who rent and sell such garments.
Rates of the thermal baths: Aguas Calientes Hot Springs Machu Picchu
Hours of access: from 5.00 to 20.00hs.