Follow part five of Lindford's incredible South American adventure in full 360!
1st January 1970
Video by: Lindford Lowe
Follow SP360 4K user, Lindford Lowe on his incredible 360 journey around South America. In this video, Lindford travels around the lovely Ecuador & Peru capturing some truly amazing footage!
It’s the place I fell in love with and didn’t want to leave. Had only booked it for 3 nights, but ended up staying 8 days. A great community atmosphere here with great food served fresh from the sea everyday by an abundance of local fisherman. The waves were the best I’ve ever surfed! Partied all night at a local hippy rave.
Great view from the place I stayed at. Quito is quite a crazy city. Similar to London as it has many different elements to it. Whether you want to culture, to relax, party or explore – it has it all.
Machu Picchu was just incredible. It was a long journey to get there. 6 hours to the hydro-electric plant by bus, a 4 hour walk to the beautiful town of Aguas Calientes and then another 1-2 hour trek up the very steep mountain in which Machu Picchu is nested on top of. Awe-inspiring views and I got a facinating history lesson on the Incas that built and lived there from the 15th century.
The main activity in Arequipa was exploring the monastery. Proper Game of Thrones style city within a city with views of the volcano as the backdrop. Spent a couple of hours trying to take in the huge amount of information on the history of this vast monastery and the nuns and priests that inhabited it over the years.
We went to a nearby island known as the “Poor man’s Gallapagos”. Saw some Penguins, Sea Lions and Birds which they harvest the poo from and sell it due to it being used as a extremely good fertiliser. This is apparently one of Peru’s major exports.
Spent 5 days here in a eco hostel. It had all been built recently and was basically a nice caravan park with palm trees, bamboo huts, hammocks, a man made lake with paddle boards, a cold tub and a friendly laid back atmosphere from the staff and people extending there travels by working there.