Fast Fred Travels - Machu Picchu

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I am Fast Fred Ruddock a wandering guide enjoying endless summers

How to Visit Machu Picchu

Explore Machu Picchu and Learn Some Frugal Travel Tips

Explore Machu Picchu with Fast Fred and learn smore frugal travel tips along the way. Most tourists visit Machu Picchu during the southern hemisphere winter which is also the dry season. This also aligns with summer vacation time for those in the northern hemisphere. However as a river guide in Tennessee visiting in late June or July was out of the question. So this visit took place in December and the local rivers were raging. The weather gods smiled and the views were there!

Learn about the history and technics used to build this city in the sky that was supported by surround towns and villages. Spoiler alert aliens had no part in the construction of this world wonder. There is plenty of evidence left in the quarries as well as tool marks on the stones. The Inca had access to enormous masses of laborers and craftsmen to accomplish the feat. The Spanish were also aware of this city but because there was no gold to be looted bypassed it during the conquest of Peru.


I primarily travel solo but you don't have to to enjoy this channel. Working as a river guide during summers in North America I don't earn a lot of money and live close to the federal poverty level. In spite of this I live a rich life on a frugal budget. If you would like to learn more about traveling in Latin America or maybe frugal travel tips visit Fast Fred Travels and if you would like to come rafting with me check out Fast Fred Rafts for details.