7 Wonders of the World

Ever wonder why these are considered the 7 wonders of the world? Why not check them out for yourself. How many have you been to? Not all? Let’s get that fixed. We can design your perfect trip. Call or email to set up a phone appointment. We want to send you on an amazing journey.

1. Chichen Itza, Mexico

You will be in awe when you see splendid ruins of Chichen Itza and experience the genius and adaptability of the Mayan culture. This powerful city acted as the political and economic hub of the Mayan civilization. A trading center for cloth, slaves, honey and salt, flourished from approximately 800 to 1200.. El Caracol, a sophisticated astronomical observatory, is the most well known of the ruins..

2. The Colosseum, Rome, Italy

Built as an amphitheatre for crowds to witness valiant gladiators in battle, the Colosseum now lies in ruins but stands out as a symbol of Roman power. Rome's, if not Italy's, most enduring icon is undoubtedly its Colosseum. Built between A.D. 70 and 80 A.D., it was in use for some 500 years. The elliptical structure sat nearly 50,000 spectators, who gathered to watch the gladiatorial events as well as other public spectacles, including battle reenactments, animal hunts and executions. Earthquakes and stone-robbers have left the Colosseum in a state of ruin, but portions of the structure remain open to tourists, and its design still influences the construction of modern-day amphitheaters, some 2,000 years later.

The Colosseum, Rome, Italy Built as an amphitheatre for crowds to witness valiant gladiators in battle, the Colosseum now lies in ruins but stands out as a symbol of Roman power. Rome's, if not Italy's, most enduring icon is undoubtedly its Colosseum. Built between A.D. 70 and 80 A.D., it was in use for some 500 years. The elliptical structure sat nearly 50,000 spectators, who gathered to watch the gladiatorial events as well as other public spectacles, including battle reenactments, animal hunts and executions. Earthquakes and stone-robbers have left the Colosseum in a state of ruin, but portions of the structure remain open to tourists, and its design still influences the construction of modern-day amphitheaters, some 2,000 years later.

3. Machu Pichu, Peru

Mystical Machu Picchu, an Incan city of sparkling granite precariously perched between 2 towering Andean peaks, is believed to have been a sacred archaeological center for Incan capital, Cusco. Built at the peak of the Incan Empire in the mid-1400s, was later abandoned. The site remained unknown except to locals until 1911, when it was rediscovered by archaeologist Hiram Bingham. You can only reach it by foot, train or helicopter. How cool is that?.

4. Great Wall of China, China

Built between the 5th century B.C. and the 16th century, the Great Wall of China was built to protect the borders of the Chinese Empire from invading Mongols. But did it keep the enemy out of keep the Chinese Empire isolated?? Perhaps that’s the question to ponder as you walk these ancient walls and climb the steps.

5. Taj Mahal, Agra, India

A true love story for all times. A tomb built as a testimony to his love for his wife who died in child birth, Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, commissioned the Taj Majal. It  was built out of white-marble between 1632 and 1648. To this day it is considered the most perfect specimen of Muslim art in India. The Taj Majal tomb is surrounded by perfectly symmetrical formal gardens and a stunning reflecting pool. It takes your breath away.

6. Petra, Jordan

If you’ve seen Raider’s of The Lost Ark, you have seen Hollywoodized Petra.  The real thing is so much more awesome. Petra was the capital of the Nabataean empire and likely existed in its prime from 9 B.C. to A.D. 40. The Nabataean were the  early water conservations experts in manipulating water technology, constructing intricate tunnels and water chambers, which created a pseudo-oasis. The number of incredible structures carved into stone, a 4,000-seat amphitheater and the El-Deir monastery are mind boggling that they could be built in those times and even more so, that they still remain today.

7. Christ the Redeemer, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

When you think of Rio or Brazil the first image that comes to mind is the statue, Christ the Redeemer. This Art Deco-style icon has been looming over the Brazilians from the top of Corcovado mountain in an awe-inspiring state of eternal blessing since 1931. Time for you to be blessed?


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