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Mariposario de Machupicchu

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Knowledgeable Staff & Excellent Mission

This was a very cool experience. We stumbled upon it when trying to find something to do on an... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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A must see!

If you have some extra time after Machu Picchu, this is well worth the visit! The guide was very... read more

Reviewed 7 December 2018
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Avenida Hermanos Ayar | On the Way to the Museum and the Bridge to Climb to Machu Picchu, Aguas Calientes, Machu Picchu, Peru
+51 977 543 974
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All reviews eggs life cycle butterfly garden eco system blue morpho personal tour interesting place different species nice place to stop great guide low key hiking trail beautiful butterflies well worth the visit native plants worth a stop min walk
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a very cool experience. We stumbled upon it when trying to find something to do on an empty day. The staff member walked us through the butterfly greenhouse (which is always open to allow butterflies free passage) and gave a wonderful talk about...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank jordanb193
Reviewed 7 December 2018 via mobile

If you have some extra time after Machu Picchu, this is well worth the visit! The guide was very informative, the garden was beautiful, and the tour of the sanctuary was very educational. It’s not just a touristy thing, it’s a conservation project run by...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank kristyvagablonde
Reviewed 6 December 2018 via mobile

We happened upon this butterfly garden on our way to the Mandor waterfalls and immediately knew we needed to stop. For 10 soles, someone walks you through a butterflies life cycle and shows you the different butterflies and plants that grow in Peru. It was...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank esavaneee
Reviewed 18 November 2018

This was a nice place to stop while taking a long hike in the area! The staff was very friendly and knowledgable about the life cycles of the butterflies in the attraction. There are restrooms, cold drinks and a patio on and enjoy the river.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank heathermcalister2
Reviewed 10 November 2018

We noticed the signs for this wonderful place while walking down to the entrance to hike up to Machu Picchu from Aguas Calientes. We had modest expectations, since Aguas Calientes seems to exist solely as the jumping off place for visits to Machu Picchu. But...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank gregoryh42
Reviewed 30 October 2018

if you have free time staying in Machu Picchu, it just within 30 minutes walk from town, a nature place to visit. very friendly staffs tells you the development of a butterflies

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank lichefong
Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

We went just after visiting MachuPicchu and was great!! A small place, very simple, but our guide showed us very curiosities of the butterflies, like: every butterfly has a unique vegetable to grow.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Cristinacarneiro
Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

We stopped here the day after we visited MP because we had the morning free before we took the train back to Cusco. It was a really cool little place and we got to see lots of flowers, butterflies and a few hummingbirds while we...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 449bridgetw
Reviewed 12 August 2018

We camped down the road from this butterfly research facility and walked past it on our way to Aguas Calientes. I had read no information about it, and seen no advertisements, so we were so glad to just happen upon it, and even happier we...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Susan M
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

If you have time this is a great thing to do. You can even visit on the way back from visiting Machu Picchu if you walk the trail down the hill it's at the bottom. Guides don't speak any English but made a huge effort...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank aileengillespie
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13 January 2019|
Response from jordanb193 | Reviewed this property |
The only way is to walk down the main road past the bus depot and keep going. It is down the road about 35 minutes on your left. Hard to miss! It is pretty safe as everyone else going there or to el jardín de mandor also... More
13 January 2019|
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Response from heathermcalister2 | Reviewed this property |
Yes - we just walked there from Agues Caliente and it was quite a nice hike! You can ask any of the local hotels or information booths and they can help you with directions!
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3 January 2018|
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Response from Rich M | Reviewed this property |
S/10 per person.