Staying at home is totally the opposite to be adventurous and go on a quest in the world. Precisely, this world requires you to be in your house to prevent the spread of the current pandemic. However, no matter if you live in New York, the UK, or anywhere in the globe, your avid traveler spirit craves new experiences. Fortunately, technology can offer great stimuli to maintain alive your passion for going further: virtual tours.
A new way of traveling
A virtual tour can be as simple as a combination of full descriptions of places and objects, or as intricate as a complete stroll brought to life through panoramic 3D views made of bidimensional photographs. Thus, you can have a realistic glimpse of what is waiting for you in South America. What places can you visit while you stay safely at home?
1) Larco Museum, Lima, Peru
The most exquisite collection of pieces from the earlier civilizations of Peruvian history thousands of years BC up to the Inca epoch. Virtual resources provided on their official website include an introductory video on the past of Peruvian people and a virtual catalog of their collection. Permanent expositions and the Google Art Project with a short 3D tour and outstanding pictures of pre-Columbian ceramics.
All these resources will allow you and your kids and relatives to have a short but intense view of the job of an archaeologist or museum curator. High-quality pictures will help you to wonder about the past of Peru and contrast your hypotheses with the experts’.
2) The Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
This one-of-a-kind paradise in the Ecuadorian portion of the Pacific Sea depicts all its beauty and diversity in a complete virtual tour thanks to Google. By dropping the yellow man in the Google Maps app, you can see the great variety of flora and fauna that inspired Darwin for his evolution theory. Spot the cacti in Baltra Island, the habitat of the waved albatross in the Española Island and the luxury resorts in the Santa Cruz Island.
Feel like a real naturalist by watching closely for the details in rocks, paths, deserts, and shores. Furthermore, you can enjoy additional locations with photos uploaded by contributors. You can be the next one soon!
3) Machu Picchu, Cuzco, Peru
The most important symbol of Peruvian pride now can be included in your virtual itinerary of Google Street View. Sit down and have a taste of the landscapes of the vast agricultural terraces, the temples at the top of the mountains, the stunning views from the Huayna Picchu Mountain, and more. This time, having plenty of time and no backpack will let you amaze yourself with the mysteries of Inca architecture at home.
Explore the citadel as long as you want. You only have to type “Machu Picchu” in the search bar of Google Maps and let your fingers guide you across your dream destination. Fortunately, you can access a wealth of other places in South America and around the world thanks to virtual tours. Keep discovering and do not stop dreaming!