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Santa Teresa (Peru)

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Santa Teresa (Peru)

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Santa Teresa (La Convención) is a town within the Southern Sierra of Peru in the province of La Convención.


Santa Teresa is a bleak, one-horse town in the middle of Peru.


Get in[edit]

Take the bus from Cusco to Quillabamba and get off at Santa Maria. From Santa Maria either hike up the Santa Teresa river or take the death bus to Santa Teresa.

Daily buses run to Quillabamba from the Santiago terminal in Cuzco (7-8 hours, ~ 4US$) via Santa María. Turismo Ampay is the recommended company to go on this trip with.

From Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu Pueblo), take the train to Hidroelectrica. From there, there are many colectivos to Santa Teresa.

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Hike to Machu Picchu (four hours). Visit the amazing Aguas Thermales de Cocalmayo (hot springs a mile downriver from the town).

  • Cola de Mono. Zip lines. From te town, take a taxi to Cola de Mono. Quite good ziplining.  edit

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Stay safe[edit]

Avoid the dingy-looking restaurants that serve very iffy-looking food. Don't even think about the raw salads.

Get out[edit]

Hike to the hydro electric plant and catch the train to Machu Picchu Pueblo (two hour hike).

Take a colectivo to Santa maria, and then a minibus to Quillabamba.

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