Around the World Travel Guide

Things to Do

200+ countries, thousands of cities, and almost 7 billion people speaking some 6,000 different languages! What an amazing place this earth, and the people who inhabit it, are.

Destinations

Highlights

With so many outstanding natural wonders and World Heritage sites spread around the globe, visitors are spoiled for choice when it comes to touring the planet’s natural, spiritual and historical highlights. Each region has its own merits, and there is something to see wherever you are.

Great Pyramid

This ancient complex of three pyramids is one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and it draws millions of visitors each year. Constructed around 2560 BC, the pyramids took more than 20 years to build and were the tallest manmade structures in the world for nearly 4,000 years after their construction.

Niagara Falls

Bordering the US and Canada, the falls are no longer just a honeymoon spot among newlyweds; Niagara Falls attracts all kinds of visitors, who come to enjoy this wonder from afar or close up on the Maid of Mist.

Taj Mahal

Visited by more than two million people annually, the white marble Taj Mahal was constructed by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife. After Shah Jahan’s death, his body was placed in the mausoleum next to his wife’s body.

Great Wall of China

Spanning more than 4,000 miles, this lengthy wall was constructed between the 5th century BC and the 16th century to protect the Chinese empire against attacks from the north. It took more than one million men to guard the wall during its peak.

Grand Canyon

A huge gorge cut by the Colorado River over millions of years, the Grand Canyon is one of the world’s most visited geographical wonders, with amazing views available from both the north and south rims.

Great Barrier Reef

The globe’s biggest coral atoll draws divers and snorkelers from around the world with its colorful marine life. Trips to the reef vary in length and typically depart from Cairns.

Vatican City

The world’s tiniest city-state has been home to the pope for centuries and is today open to the public for tours around the breathtaking Sistine Chapel and St Peter’s Basilica.

Angkor Wat

Cambodia’s most visited tourist attraction is protected as a UNESCO World Heritage site and encompasses a huge complex of ancient Khmer temples that feature exquisite workmanship.

Things to See & Do

Each of the world’s regions offers a unique set of activity options, often dictated by the area’s geographical terrain and topography. For world-class trekking, climbing and rafting, the Himalayas and the Andes offer endless opportunities, with Nepal’s challenging whitewater and Chile’s demanding mountain trails drawing adventurers from far and wide.

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