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Wonders of the World

There have been many Wonders of the World lists that have been compiled over the years, since the original Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, of which there is only one sole survivor, the legendary Pyramids of Giza in Egypt.

New lists include the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, the Underwater Wonders of the World. In 2007 an official New Seven Wonders of the World list was compiled in an attempt to revive the concept of the Ancient Wonders. Jordan's incredible Rose City of Petra, the white marble Taj Mahal in India, The Great Wall of China and Machu Picchu Inca ruins in Peru, all deservedly made the grade.

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Man-made wonders of the world

Selecting our top pick of man-made wonders was no easy feat - but key deciding factors for us were the history of the landmark, the architectural genius that went behind its construction, plus the impression it has left on us today and whether it makes us think 'wow'.

Camel trekking | The Pyramids | Giza | Egypt

Pyramids of Giza

Perhaps the most iconic landmark in the world, the sheer size and magnificence of the legendary Pyramids of Giza in Egypt have to be seen to be believed.

Recommended Tour:
King Tutankhamun

The Monastery | Petra | Jordan

Petra

Once lost to civilisation, Jordan's Rose City of Petra today astounds travellers with its impressive architectural wonders and intricate rock cut facades.

Recommended Tour:
Totally Jordan

Visited on our India tours, the Taj Mahal in Agra is top of our must-see list

The Taj Mahal

An everlasting statement of love, the famed white marble Taj Mahal in Agra took over 20 years to build and is the jewel in India's crown and it's not difficult to see why.

Recommended Tour:
Taj Express

Machu Picchu | Peru | South America

Machu Picchu

Whether you reach it by the Inca Trail, Lares Trek or train, this erstwhile Incan Empire should be at the top of everyone's bucket list - it's definitely on ours!

Recommended Tour:
Trails to Titicaca

Angkor Wat | Siem Reap | Cambodia

Angkor Wat

As awe-inspiring example of Khmer genius, Angkor Wat is the most famous temple in the Angkor Complex and the symbol of Cambodia. Best seen at sunrise!

Recommended Tour:
Journey to Angkor Wat

Terracotta Warriors | Xi'an | China

Terracotta Warriors

The discovery of this vast underground army put Xi'an on the map, and to this day there are still more soldiers being excavated.

Recommended Tour:
Great Wall & Warriors

Abu Simbel in Egypt is a real highlight of our Middle East tours

Abu Simbel

They say you're either 'Team Pyramids' or 'Team Abu Simbel', but we really can't make up our minds between these two remarkable ancient wonders.

Recommended Tour:
Chase the Sun

St Basil's Cathedral | Moscow | Russia

St Basil's Cathedral

The whimsical onion domes of St Basil's Cathedral are a welcome splash of colour in Moscow, and inside there's plenty more to discover.

Recommended Tour:
Back in the USSR

Natural Wonders of the world

While our beautiful planet is a massive wonder in itself, within it are countless others - from the largest to the smallest, from unique geological formations to endemic wildlife species and more, these are the natural wonders that make us stop and jaws-drop in awe.

Iguazu Falls | Argentina & Brazil | South America

Iguazu Falls

Made up of an incredible 275 series of waterfalls on the border of Argentina and Brazil Iguazu Falls is one of the most magnificent in the world.

Recommended Tour:
Rio to Iguazu Falls

Trekking to Everest Base Camp | Nepal

Mount Everest

A list of the world's natural wonders would not be complete without Mount Everest - the earth's highest peak nestled in the Himalayan mountains.

Recommended Tour:
Everest Base Camp

The Amazon | South America

Amazon Jungle

Spread across nine nations and covering 1.4 billion acres, the Amazon is bursting with flora and fauna, home to the richest eco-system in the world.

Recommended Tour:
Amazon & Machu Picchu

The Galapagos Islands | Ecuador | South America

Galapagos Islands

With colonies of sea lion, giant tortoises, blue-footed boobies and lots more unique specimens, its not hard to see how it inspired Darwin himself.

Recommended Tour:
Galapagos Encounters

Flamingoes | Ngorongoro Crater | Tanzania

Ngorongoro Crater

Home to nearly every species of African animal, Tanzania's Ngorongoro Crater is the ideal place to go on a game drive in search of the Big 5.

Recommended Tour:
Best of Kenya & Tanzania

Halong Bay | Vietnam | Southeast Asia

Halong Bay

A cruise on a traditional junk boat between karst limestone formations and jungle peaks is the best way to see this UNESCO-listed natural wonder.

Recommended Tour:
Very Vietnam

Hot air ballooning | Cappadocia | Turkey

Cappadocia

The lunar-like landscapes and fairy chimneys of Cappadocia really are something out of a story, and understandably Turkey's greatest treasure.

Recommended Tour:
Turkey Discovered

Green Point | Cape Town | South Africa

Table Mountain

Dominating the skyline of Cape Town, iconic Table Mountain stands 1086 metres tall and offers spectacular views of the city and coastline below.

Recommended Tour:
Table Mountain

Victoria Falls | Zimbabwe & Zambia | Africa

Victoria Falls

Nicknamed the 'Smoke That Thunders' due to the incredible mist that rises from its cascades, Zimbabwe and Zambia's Victoria Falls is a spectacular sight to behold.

Recommended Tour:
Falls to Jo'burg

Other deserved contenders

With so many incredible natural and man-made wonders around the world, we think it's impossible to narrow the list down to just a select few. For that reason we've picked out some of our other favourites that we think deserve an honourable mention.

Jeju Island | South Korea

Jeju Island

Located off the coast of South Korea, this volcanic isle is home to the country's tallest mountain, a dormant volcano, beautiful beaches and stunning waterfalls.

Recommended Tour:
South Korean Express

Jerusalem at Sunset | Israel

Jerusalem

As one of the oldest and most sacred cities in the world, Jerusalem is an important pilgrimage site for the Jewish, Christian and Muslim faiths alike.

Recommended Tour:
Biblical Lands

Fish River Canyon | Namibia | Africa

Fish River Canyon

Cut deep into the landscape of southern Namibia, the spectacular ravine of Fish River Canyon is the largest in Africa and will quite simply take your breath away.

Recommended Tour:
Cape to Falls

Ait Benhaddou | Morocco

Ait Benhaddou

This UNESCO-listed fortified city in Morocco has made a name for itself as the backdrop of many blockbuster film, from Laurence of Arabia to the Gladiator.

Recommended Tour:
Totally Morocco

Okavango Delta | Botswana | Africa

Okavango Delta

Formed millions of years ago, today this massive body of water is home to much of Southern Africa's unique flora and fauna and best seen by mokoro canoes.

Recommended Tour:
Elephant & Falls

Torres del Paine National Park | Chile | South America

Torres del Paine

One of the most impressive national parks in South America, Chile's Torres del Paine is complete with verdant forests, stunning lakes and majestic glaciers.

Recommended Tour:
Santiago to Patagonia

An absolute must on our tours to Burma is a balloon ride over the temples of Bagan

Bagan

Perhaps the most iconic image of this famous Burmese landscape is at sunrise, when hot air balloons dot the horizon as they float above its stupa-filled plains.

Recommended Tour:
Best of Burma

Yangtze River | China

Yangtze & Three Gorges

A must-do experience on any journey China is a cruise along the Yangtze River and passage through the towering cliffs of its spectacular Three Gorges.

Recommended Tour:
Yin & Yangtze

Wadi Rum | Jordan

Wadi Rum

Another popular backdrop in the film industry, the striking landscapes of Jordan's Wadi Rum plays a starring role in Laurence Arabia and Matt Damon's The Martian.

Recommended Tour:
Road to Jordan

The Migration | Kenya & Tanzania | Africa

The Great Migration

At the top of our bucket list, the thundering hooves of East Africa's great wildebeest migration is something we're dying to witness for ourselves.

Recommended Tour:
Kenya Up Close

Sossusvlei | Namibia | Africa

Sossusvlei

With dunes reaching up to 300 metres in height, the landscape of Sossusvlei is without a doubt impressive. Climb to the top of Dune 45 - its most famous.

Recommended Tour:
Cape to Falls

Sigiriya Rock Fortress | Sri Lanka

Sigiriya

Rising up above jungle foliage, the rock fortress of Sigiriya in Sri Lanka is a unique sight indeed. Follow the stairs to the top and admire the unbeatable view.

Recommended Tour:
Colombo Caves & Kandy

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