Need some Friday inspiration or want to torture the inner wanderlust soul in you? Check out today’s video of the week, featuring Peru’s three amazing regions, the coast, mountains, and jungle!
Self- taught wanderlust traveler, photographer, and videographer Xabier Merino has visited over 25 countries and has captured countless breath-taking images and footage of some of the most spectacular places on earth.
A part of a global family that tries to reunite in new countries for their get-togethers, Peru was Xabier’s family’s latest destination. Xabier says “I was blown away by its natural and cultural beauty. We visited the country’s three natural regions: coastal desert, mountain range, and tropical rainforest.”
For the coastal desert portion of the trip, the family visited Paracas, the Ballestas Islands, and Nazca. They then increased their elevation and headed to Cuzco, the Sacred Valley, and Machu Picchu. To wrap up the trip they headed into the jungle and explored Iquitos and the Amazon area.
Xabier was most inspired by the Peruvian Amazon.
He states: “it showed us what an actual tropical rainforest is. I was particularly amazed by this area as it was full of nature, wildlife, a few indigenous tribes and showed that there are still places that the modern civilization hasn’t conquered.”