This World is full of Wonders; fly to the New Seven Wonders of the World this summer.
By Florin R. Ferrs
(International Flights Specialist)
Of the original seven wonders of the ancient world, only the Great Pyramid of Giza has survived to this day. The rest were lost to fire, floods, storms, earthquakes and the sands of time. Fortunately UNESCO had the great idea of coming up with the New Seven Wonders of the World: The Great Wall of China (Beijing, China), Petra (Amman, Jordan), Christ the Redeemer statue (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), Machu Picchu (Lima-Cusco, Peru), Chichen Itza (Cancun, Mexico), The Colosseum (Rome, Italy) and The Taj Mahal (Agra, India).
7 International Flight Deals to the 7 New Wonders of the world.
1- Chichen Itza. Miami to Cancun from $218 total.
Chichen Itza is the jewel of Yucatan’s meso- American temple complexes. Easily reached by car from Cancun (rental or day tour), the site is crowned by a large pyramid called El Castillo. A sacred cenote and a pre-Columbian ball court round up this amazing complex.
2-Machu Picchu. Miami to Lima from $641 total.
Machu Picchu is one of the most amazing Inca sites. Hidden in thick jungle for centuries, it was only re-discovered in the early 20th century, untouched by Conquistadors. Perched atop a steep hill, Inca engineers spent years designing intricate irrigation and draining systems and moving massive stone boulders that fit perfectly against each other without the use of mortar the wheel. Machu Picchu is reached by train from the town of Cuzco, then you can either hike up using the Inca trail (taking approximately three days up and down), or take a bus up the steep hill for a day trip. Cuzco is easily reached by a domestic flight from Lima.
Petra made a big splash when it appeared in the film Indiana Jones and the last Crusade (no, that wonderful temple carved in stone was not a Hollywood set). The site is reached by road from Amman.
4- The Great Wall of China. San Francisco to Beijing from $691 total.
Beijing has a lot of amazing architecture, but nothing beats a visit to the Great Wall of China.
5- Christ the Redeemer statue. New York to Rio de Janeiro from $851 total.
Take an international flight down to Rio and admire this iconic statue from up close. The view of Rio from the statue’s base is a wonder of the world in its own right.
6- The Colosseum. New York to Rome from $661 total.
It’s been there since the height of the Roman Empire, and still as majestic today as in the days of the gladiators. Rent a Vespa and scoot past it like in Roman Holiday.
7- The Taj Mahal. New York to Delhi from $938 total.
Its smooth marbles, its Saracen arch and onion dome above reflecting pools. The Taj Mahal has to be the most beautiful mausoleum in the world. Book one of our discounted international flights Fly to Delhi and then drive over to Agra. The best time to visit the Taj is at dawn, when the morning sun turns its marbles into gold.