Trip Planner: South America / Peru / Cusco Region / Sacred Valley / Machu Picchu / Aguas Calientes / Mandor
On your tour of Machu Picchu, stop by 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 Mandor on your trip to Machu Picchu, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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We have been two times at this place. The garden for camping is very nice and quietly. There is a river, mountains, flowers, "lucioles" in the night. The women who take care of this place are very... more »
we were told the mandor falls park turns to an enchanted place at night due to the fireflies after dark. Yes this place was amazing, one of the highlights of our Peru trip. more »
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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