The Mandor Waterfall is one of the most beautiful natural resources that can be found when visiting the region of Cusco. This waterfall is located in the district of Machupicchu, in the province of Urubamba.
The Mandor waterfall has a slope of only thirty meters and its waters are characterized by its crystalline presence.
It is necessary to keep in mind that this waterfall, being a natural scenery, is the habitat of important species, some of them in danger of extinction, like the spectacled bear, which is usually seen in the place, so it is necessary to be respectful with the territory.
|Duration: 2 Days||Altitude: 2,430 meters||Acomodation: Hotel|
|Difficulty: Low||Season: All year|
DAY 1: CUSCO – MANDOR – AGUAS CALIENTES
Pick up from the hotel at the arranged time.
We will travel by train from the city of Cusco (3.350 m.a.s.l.) in an average of 7:45 am. To the town of Aguas Calientes (2050 m.a.s.l.).
Upon arrival in Aguas Calientes, a representative of our agency will be waiting for you to pick you up and transfer you to the hotel of your choice.
Lunch in Aguas Calientes.
After lunch, we will start the walk to the mandor garden (2000 m.a.s.l.), where we will recognize the beautiful orchids, bromeliads, begonias, etc.
At sunset, we return to the village of Aguas Calientes, where we will have dinner in the evening.
- The approximate walking time is 03 hours.
- Weather is hot and humid with mosquitoes.
- Lunch and dinner included.
Option: In the afternoon, you can visit the hot springs in the village of Aguas Calientes.
DAY 2: AGUAS CALIENTES – MACHU PICCHU – CUSCO
Early in the morning, we will take the bus that will take us to the archaeological complex of Machu Picchu (2400 m.a.s.l.).
In the citadel of Machu Picchu, the tour will last about two hours, where we will have the guided tour, and free time to discover the citadel in harmony with nature, take pictures, visit the sun gate or climb Huayna Picchu.
Then we will leave Machu Picchu, to go to Aguas Calientes, to enjoy our lunch and take the train back to Cusco.
Option: Visit the Sun Gate “Inti Punku” and/or the ascent of Wayna Picchu (the latter is 400 people per day).
- Transfer to the hotel
- Services with bilingual professional orientation (Spanish or English).
- Food (1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner).
- Tourist train to the city of Aguas Calientes (expedition train).
- Entrance to the Sanctuary of Machu Picchu.
- Entrance to Mandor
- Bus up and down, from Aguas Calientes to the Machu Picchu sanctuary
- Tourist train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo or Aguas Calientes to Cusco
- Hotel and / or camp in Aguas Calientes
TOUR DOES NOT INCLUDE
- Entrance to the thermal baths
- Other services not mentioned
- All rates are in US dollars (optional for currency exchange) and are programmed per person.
- The rates valid for Peruvians only include VAT.
- All our rates are subject to availability and changes.
- Children under 02 years and 11 months are considered INF (babies), do not pay any service and do not have the right to food, bed or seat on the tours.
- DCC (child) is considered a child from 03 to 10 years and 11 months, has a special rate and shares a room with parents.
- Children over 11 years old considered adults.
- Minors must travel with an identity document.
- Rates do not apply to holidays, Easter, long weekends, national holidays, Christmas or New Years.
WHAT TO BRING
- A small backpack.
- Warm and light clothing and cold polar clothing.
- Trekking shoes.
- Rain poncho.
- Cap and scarf.
- Insect repellent and alcohol disinfectant gel.
- Water bottle and disinfectant tablet.
- Camera (wrapped in plastic bag).
- Flashlight and batteries.
- Snack selected as: chocolate bar, cereals, nuts.
- Original passport
- Student meat.
- Money extracts soles.
MANDOR: Botanical garden that at the end of the Machu Picchu hike gives us the opportunity to appreciate a beautiful waterfall.
The gardens of Mandor, is one of the less known tourist destinations of the city of Cusco. It is located near the town of Aguas Calientes and Machu Picchu. To visit this place you have to make a short walk of about 1 hour from Aguas Calientes. Once there you will enjoy the landscape of abundant vegetation crowned by a waterfall of 30 meters. Few people visit this tourist attraction. For many, it is one of the best secrets on the trip to Machupicchu.
How to get to the Mandor Waterfall?
To get to the gardens of Mandor you must follow the train tracks in the direction of the Hydroelectric station. At almost 2 kilometres from the route you will see a sign on the side of the road announcing the entrance to Mandorpampa. Just follow the path that leads to the ticket office. After paying the entrance fee, you follow a path surrounded by trees to finally arrive at the waterfalls, the focal point of the Mandor Gardens.
What to see
Short hiking route – The Mandor Gardens offer a short hike highlighting the lush vegetation and beautiful scenery with mountains, rivers, flowers, butterflies and more. In total, from the village of Aguas Calientes, you walk approximately 2 kilometres. The trails are easy and pleasant.
Botanical garden – The gardens of Mandor have a great variety of plants and trees, which are named after them. Thus, the place is a kind of botanical garden that captures the attention of botany lovers. Among all the species, the orchids and their more than 200 species present in Machu Picchu stand out.
Waterfalls of Mandor – The waterfalls of Mandor are the biggest attraction of the gardens. It is a waterfall up to 30 metres high. Some tourists dare to bathe in these waters. The place is one of the best landscapes that Aguas Calientes has to offer. As few visitors go there, tourists will be almost alone in this magical place.
Flora and fauna
Orchids – The gardens of Mandor are abundant with orchids, flowers characterised by their bilateral symmetry and their beautiful and diverse colours. In the entire Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu there are more than 400 types of species, including the ‘Wiñayhuayna’, the ‘Waqanki’ and others.
Cedar – The cedar is a tree native to the Andes. This leafy tree with a strong trunk is abundant in the Mandor sector as well as in Machu Picchu. The branches prevent the sun from filtering through during the hike. Therefore, it is advisable to wear a jacket or jumper to reduce the cold.
Butterflies – The proliferation of plants and flowers attract various species of butterflies, famous for their beautiful and peculiar colours. It is estimated that in the entire Machupicchu Historic Sanctuary there are more than 500 species of butterflies, some of which are native to this part of Peru. Even near the town of Aguas Calientes there is a place called ‘The house of the butterflies’ where you can appreciate the diversity of these insects.
Sachacabra – One of the smallest deer species in the world roams the forests of Machu Picchu and the gardens of Mandor. This is the Sachacabra, also known as the rabbit deer or small pudu. It measures a maximum of 70 centimetres (and weighs between 3 and 6 kilos). This species is currently in a vulnerable situation.
Cock of the Rock – This bird species is one of the most beautiful in South America. In Peru it is considered the national bird. Its habitat is the tropical forests such as Machu Picchu or the gardens of Mandor. The males have a deep orange and black plumage. The Incas also held this South American bird in high esteem.
Hummingbirds – The dense vegetation of the Mandor gardens attracts several species of hummingbirds such as giant hummingbirds, chestnut-breasted hummingbirds, white-bellied hummingbirds, the mountain watch hummingbird and others. The whole area around Machu Picchu is considered a bird watching paradise. The song of these birds makes the visit even more incredible.
The gardens of Mandor welcome tourists every day of the year from 6.30 in the morning until 4.30 in the afternoon. In the evening, tourists can camp on site if they wish.
We have price alternatives that accommodate all budgets, prices per person, expressed in US Dollars.
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