Wonders of the World

Discover the many wonders this world has to offer from man-made to natural

New 7 Wonders and more

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. 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. New lists have been complied in recent years as well including the Seven Natural Wonders of the World and the Underwater Wonders of the World. You could spend a lifetime visiting them all and everyone will have their own top seven wonders featuring worthy contenders that may have not quite made it onto the official lists. Start visiting your favourite with our wondrous range of tours.

The Ultimate Bucket List Tour - see the New 7 Wonders of the World in 30 days!

Looking to tick off the New 7 Wonders of the World from your travel bucket list? Look no further than our thrilling Ultimate Bucket List Tour with 30 action-packed days taking in the best man-made marvels as voted for by the people of the world. From Rome to Rio, travel around the globe visiting eight different cities and eight different countries with the Pyramids of Giza thrown in for good measure.

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'.


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



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

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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 Pichu

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:
Machu Picchu by Train

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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

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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 with more than 8,000 so far.

Recommended Tour:
Great Wall & Warriors

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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:
King Ramses Sun Festival


St Basil's Cathedral

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

Recommended Tour:
Back in the USSR

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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.

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Iguazu Falls

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

Recommended Tour:
South American Express


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


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, Incas and Titicaca

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Galapagos Islands

With colonies of sea lion, giant tortoises, blue-footed boobies and lots more unique specimens, it's not hard to see how it inspired Darwin and his theory on evolution.

Recommended Tour:
Galapagos Encounters

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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 with rhino, lion and leopard.

Recommended Tour:
Best of Kenya & Tanzania


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



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

Recommended Tour:
Turkey Discovered

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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:
Cape Town Experience


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

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

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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

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

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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

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:
Botswana Untouched

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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



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 Myanmar


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

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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

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The Great Migration

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

Recommended Tour:
Kenya Up Close

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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:
Delta and Desert Discovery

Sigiriya not for Main


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

Sit back, relax and read through these inspiring blogs and articles to get the wanderlust for world wonders pulsating!

7 Wonders of the World in 13 Days - see how traveller Megan Sullivan made her dream a reality
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Nev's World Wonders - see if you agree with Nev's choice of not seven but 106 world wonders!

And just for fun, see how many you've visited on the 100 Wonders of the World tick list - more than half? Good work! Less than 10? Get cracking!