Aguas Calientes, Peru~ Aguas Calientes, sometimes referred to as Machupicchu Town, is a town in Peru on the Urubamba River. It is the closest access point to the historical site of Machu Picchu, which is 6 kilometres away or about a hours walk.
From 1912 to 1915 National Geographic supported Hiram Bingham’s expeditions to excavate Machu Picchu. His photos were among the first ever published of the ancient Inca city. Photograph by Hiram Bingham