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Hot Springs in Cusco: A moment of relaxation that you can’t miss

Relax your body and mind after your visit to the citadel of Machu Picchu in the spring waters of Cusco

The Hot Springs help to minimize diverse ailments and allow to fight the stress due to the mineralization of the water and its temperature. The hot spings in Cusco, which extend from the Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu, come from underground layers of the earth that are at a higher temperature that, then, emerge to the surface.  

Hot springs in Cusco

To completely relax in the spring waters in Cusco, do not forget to take:

• Swimwear
• Towel
• Flips flops
• Grooming items

All set? Join us on these three thermal water circuits in Cusco that you can not miss:

Hot springs of Minas Moqo

The hot springs of Minas Moqo in Cusco, are located 500 meters from the city of Calca – Cusco. There you can find a pool of 5 meters wide and 5 meters long with a temperature of 12 °C to 18 °C which have healing properties that calm rheumatic pains, skin conditions, and are able to cure intestinal disorders and conditions, relieve metabolic diseases and chronic polyarthritis.

This circuit can be visited throughout the day. The entrance fee is 2 soles (USD0.70) per adult and 1 sol (USD0.35) per child.

Spring waters of Santa Teresa

There are many options of hot springs in Cusco, however, the hot springs of Santa Teresa are one of the tourists favorite because the complex of crystalline waters was built on the slopes of the mountain and on the banks of the Urubamba river. The access to the spring waters is at kilometer 135 of the former railway line Cusco – Quillabamba railway line. It can be reached by bus, train and bicycle.

Crystal waters of Santa Teresa hot springs

It has three pools, of different sizes and depths, which are supplied with medicinal water that goes between 40ºC and 44ºC. These medicinal waters have properties to treat skin ulcers, bone pain and rheumatism.

The thermal waters of Santa Teresa can be visited every day of the week from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m.The admission cost is 10 soles (USD3.00) for foreigners, 5 soles (USD1.5) for nationals and 1 sol (USD0.35) for locals.

Hot springs in Machu Picchu town

The town of Machu Picchu, previously called Aguas Calientes, was named after these hot springs that have medicinal properties. Water vary from 38ºC to 46ºC, and have medicinal properties that help the treatment of rheumatism, as well as diseases of kidneys and joints.

Visitor enjoying the hot springs

Entry time is 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. and the entrance fees vary depending on the nationality, foreign, national or regional: 10 soles (USD3.00), 5 soles (USD1.5), and 3 soles (USD0.80) respectively.

This hot spring complex in Cusco also has a bar where visitors can enjoy all kind of drinks and enjoy them in the pools, so that their relaxation is complete. In the same way, it has the necessary basic infrastructure, such as toilets and places to change clothes.

Now you know that Cusco has many magical and mystical places to know. If you want to enjoy a relaxing and unforgettable moment, do not hesitate to visit one of these circuits aboard our PeruRail Expedition train. We are sure you will love it!

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