Closing date: 15 Dec 2018
Who says there should only be seven wonders of the world? There’s no denying that landmarks such as the Great Pyramid at Giza are among humanity’s crowning achievements. But our planet is bursting with so many amazing landmarks, old and new, just waiting to be explored, but who gets to choose the new wonders?
In short: you do! Visiting your personal bucket list of the world’s great icons is something we all dream of. Now Exodus Travels is offering you the chance to not only sit down and name your own personal Seven Wonders, but also win a trip to each and every one of them – that’s seven trips of a lifetime spread over seven years!
To be in with a chance of winning this prize, visit Exodus Travels’ My 7 World Wonders website and pick your own personal list of marvels on the interactive website. The lucky winner will get the chance to visit each one of their chosen wonders. It’s an unmissable opportunity. So, to help you pick, we’ve put together a selection of suggestions to help you on your way…
What better place to start than with the Taj Mahal – India’s great marble paean to love. Seeing its walls turn from pink to ivory-white at sunrise merits a place in anyone’s top seven sights. Other big hitters include Jordan’s labyrinthine rose-red city of Petra, or perhaps the Great Wall of China, stretching thousands of kilometres. But there are also less famous options to consider: Bhutan’s rockclinging Paro Taktsang Monastery temple, perhaps, or the step pyramids of Mexico’s remarkable Maya city of Chichen Itza?
But you can celebrate natural wonders as well, and there’s certainly no shortage of those. Spying the Great Migration in Kenya or canoeing the dense jungles of the Amazon are just as worthy of inclusion as any ancient ruin. What could be more iconic than encountering a Bengal tiger in India or looking for sloths in the cloud forests of Costa Rica – a setting to raise goosebumps on the necks of any travellers? Then there’s the Galápagos Islands. Surely the archipelago that inspired Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution deserves ‘wonder’ status?
Sometimes greatness lies in the challenge. What about Mount Everest, and trekking to its Himalaya base camp? Or you could combine natural splendour with ancient history and follow in the footsteps of centuries past on the classic Inca Trail, walking through the Andes to remote Machu Picchu – a journey enhanced by the dancing, food and colourful costumes of Cuzco’s indigenous Inti Raymi winter solstice festival.
Closer to home, there’s the network of paths linking the Alpine valleys around Mont Blanc or the views, food and history you’ll encounter hiking along Italy’s Amalfi Coast. And those who prefer two wheels over two legs will likely be drawn to a different range of destinations. Cambodia’s huge 12th-century Angkor Wat temple complex is even more mind-blowing when explored by bicycle. Meanwhile, riding past the crystal-clear waters and pebble bays of the Dalmatian coastline to the UNESCO city of Dubrovnik is one of Europe’s greatest wonders.
Whatever you choose, whether cycling an ancient ruin under a dappled afternoon sky, hiking a natural wonder or lying in wait for a wild encounter in the African plains, this is a once-in-a-lifetime chance. Don’t be left wondering…
For over 44 years, Exodus Travels has been dedicated to creating unforgettable trips to the most iconic places on Earth. And with over 600-plus itineraries across 100 countries to choose from, there is plenty of scope for picking your next amazing adventure.
Bringing travellers into contact with new places and experiences in the company of award-winning local leaders is what they do best – and as such have been named a named Which? Recommended Provider, with a customer score of 90% – and there’s no limit to where you can go. After all, not everyone’s Seven Wonders are the same…
To be in with a chance of winning all you have to do is head to Exodus Travels’ My 7 World Wonders website and select your personal seven wonders of the world with Exodus Travels on its interactive website – there are 25 wonders to choose from – and create your ultimate wish list. Once you’ve made your selection, you’ll be entered into the competition – to win the chance to visit each and every one of your selections on seven trips of a lifetime over seven years.
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