How to experience the wonders of the world
Experience the wonders of the world in the most exclusive ways. Here are our top 11 wonderful experiences.
Only one of the original Seven Wonders of the World remains but there is still so much to marvel at. Whether you chase the Northern Lights in Iceland’s dramatic snowscapes or take a heli-selfie with Rio’s Christ the Redeemer, see the most extraordinary places on the planet in the most exclusive ways. Not only will you come away with unforgettable memories, but you’ll rack up an enviable Instagram feed. Here are our top 11 wonderful experiences:
Petra by candlelight
Jordan’s rose-hued city, Petra, is an architectural marvel, and it’s all the more beautiful at night. Prepare to be stunned as you view the rose-red city by candlelight. As you wind from the Siq all the way to the Treasury, the route will be illuminated by thousands of flickering candles.
View the Great Migration
Experience one of the greatest natural spectacles on earth; over 1.5 million wildebeests thundering through Tanzania’s Serengeti. Follow the herd from a specially-adapted vehicle for ultimate 360 views.
Walk Victoria Falls
Explore the Zambian side of Victoria Falls on a private walking tour. You’ll get close to its clouds of spray, kaleidoscopic rainbows and thundering cascades aptly named: ‘The Smoke that Thunders’.
Sicily’s Greek Temples
Displaying architectural beauty comparable to that of Rome, Sicily’s ancient Greek complex will leave you gasping. Explore with an expert who can point out the most handsomely preserved artefacts and Homeric temples.
Chase the Northern Lights
Take to Hella in Iceland, one of the best spots in the world for chasing the Northern Lights. A dedicated guide will help you hunt the aurora borealis. Plus, you’ll have a chance to spot its ethereal light with a high-powered telescope.
Pompeii and Vesuvius
Explore the ruins of Pompeii and its crumbling opulence with a historian by your side. Then climb the active Mount Vesuvius where at the summit you can capture the seductive Amalfi coast. You couldn’t ask for a better backdrop.
Descend into a volcanic crater
It’s not every day you can say you’ve travelled by lift through a volcanic crater into a magma chamber. Iceland is the only place where you enter a once magma-filled chamber in an open cable lift and view its mind-boggling multicoloured rock.
Luxor’s Ancient Temples
Trace the footsteps of the pharaohs on a guided tour of Luxor’s awe-inspiring temples. Make the most of Egypt’s most elaborate tombs with the insight of a historian, an expert in the field.
The Pyramids of Giza
The only surviving structures of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, exploring at the Pyramids of Giza is a jaw-dropping experience. An Egyptologist will then help you discover treasure in Cairo’s museum including Tutankhamun’s famed Death Mask.
Heli-Selfie with Christ the Redeemer
Is this possibly the best view in the world? Take the ultimate selfie with Brazil’s iconic Christ the Redeemer from the heights of a helicopter ride. While most tourists take pictures from terra firma, you’ll get snap happy from an unrivalled pilot’s view.
Grenada’s Underwater Sculpture Park
Discover Grenada’s underwater sculpture park, an incredible collection of 65 sculptures. Snorkel or dive around human forms and still life scenes submerged in azure water. Don’t forget the GoPro.
Set out down the meandering streets of Petra, a city teeming with ancient memories, as you make your way along the gorge to view the iconic Treasury by candlelight
Witness one of the world’s natural wonders, the Great Migration. Our guides will find the best locations for you to watch this incredible sight during your A&K safari
This Victoria Falls tour is ideal for all lovers of the natural world. Take fantastic photographs, spot unique wildlife and prepare to be astonished by the power of the falls
Explore the fascinating Valley of the Temples with your local guide more about this UNESCO World Heritage site, near Agrigento, which boasts the best-preserved Doric temples outside Greece
Witness the wonder of a night-sky illuminated by the aurora borealis. Join our guide to see the Northern Lights dancing over the horizon
Step back in time with a walking tour of Pompeii and climb to the summit of Mount Vesuvius with your local guide. Discover one of the world’s most famous archaeological sites