Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The 8 New Wonders of the World

with Nat G.

Nat G.

Two weeks, five continents, eight unbelievable sites: here's your chance for a real trip-of-a-lifetime. This trip is sure to cross more than a handful of items off of your bucket list, including a few things you didn't realize should have been on it in the first place. These incredible relics and cities will blow your mind and instill an even greater sense of never-ending wanderlust and appreciation for the world (as well as some great cocktail party stories). Top accommodations, food, and the greatest sightseeing in the world will make this experience one you'll never forget.

Machu Picchu

Built by the Incas in the 15th century, this iconic mountaintop site in Peru offers unforgettable views, unbelievable architecture, and an overall powerful experience that will stick with you for many years to come. Hike the Inca Trail into the Andes Mountains for the full effect—you’ll appreciate the wonder at the top even more. Close to the city of Cusco, you’ll get a sense of the vastly impressive Incan culture and skill, the Peruvian lifestyle, and the significance of such an incredible site. Private guides to take you up the trail safely will make this portion of your experience a wonderful camping adventure. Upon returning to Cusco, enjoy spectacular food and vibrant nightlife before returning to your private villa for a good night's sleep.

Christ the Redeemer

Head to Rio de Janeiro ahead of the 2016 Olympic crowds in order to appreciate the city’s vitality and this incredible 30m-tall statue of Jesus Christ. Completed in 1931 overlooking the city, the statue is a symbol of Brazilian Christianity and an emblem for Brazil as a country. The magnificent statue of Christ the Redeemer is definitely a must-see and an unforgettable stop on this world tour. Private viewings of the statue, customized activities in Rio, and VIP treatment everywhere you go will fill your days in Brazil.

Chichen Itza

Built by the Mayans in 800 CE, an immense cultural and historical presence is palpable at Chichen Itza in Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula. Dominated by El Castillo, the great pyramid, the entire site demonstrates both functionality and a deeper meaning; scientists are constantly discovering subtle meanings behind the structures of the city, each one perfectly planned and executed. The nearby Cancún is home to stunning beaches, food, and top resorts, making Chichen Itza an all-around incredible destination.

The Great Wall of China

The Great Wall of China, the amazing display of both architecture and human will, is a necessary stop for any traveler. The fortress, which began construction in the 7th century BCE, is thousands of miles long with numerable branches in order to protect the borders of different regions throughout history; the sheer length of the wall is absolutely mind-boggling. The immense structure is a sight to behold in and of itself, especially on a private trip along the most famous and best-preserved portions. After exploring the Great Wall, enjoy traditional cuisine and the amazing Chinese hospitality.

Taj Mahal

India’s white marble mausoleum is definitely one of the most incredible displays of architecture and art in the world, completed in 1653. Stroll around the reflecting pool, learn the history of the love story that propelled its creation, and bask in the sheer beauty of the Taj Mahal. When not at the site itself, immerse yourself in India’s welcoming and vibrant culture for the full experience. Private tours, top dining experiences, and stunning sites nearby round out the Indian portion of the adventure before embarking on your trip around the world.

The Colosseum

It could hold 50-80,000 spectators in its heyday (read: the first century) and the wonder of Rome’s Colosseum doesn’t stop there. Historically used for the gladiator fights, mock battles, and other forms of mass entertainment in Ancient Rome, this massive amphitheatre is a truly stunning work of art. Not only located conveniently close to other historical sites, great restaurants, and the best gelato in the world, the Colosseum exhibits a grand sense of excitement unlike any other. For the most spectacular experience, take a private evening tour, have personal meals prepared by the top Italian chefs, and wander through museums with art history experts as your guides.

Petra

This unbelievable archaeological site in Jordan is frequently included on must-see spots in the world and for good reason. The oldest city in Jordan and originally the center of the Nabataeans’ caravan trade, the carved buildings and amphitheatre went undiscovered until the 19th century. Intricate and immaculately created, the dwellings were built into the rose-colored rock, offering truly unique and remarkable façades and structures.

The Great Pyramids

Though the Great Pyramid of Giza wasn’t technically on the list of new wonders of the world, it’s the only surviving Wonder of the Ancient World and, therefore, deserves a spot on this trip. On the outskirts of Cairo, Egypt lies the amazing Giza Necropolis, the site of the three Great Pyramids and the Great Sphinx. This stunning complex is not only a remarkable feat of architecture heretofore unmatched in many ways, but also the evidence of the incredible Egyptian civilization and its cultural practices. Finish off your world tour with private tours of the pyramids and the luxe life in Cairo for the ultimate sense of awe and accomplishment.

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Nat G.

Though born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Nat never stays in one place for too long. An experienced adventure traveler, he is eager to share his extensive knowledge, skill, and enthusiasm for exploring with others. Full profile Leave a Review


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