In this issue… (The New 7 Wonders of the World)
AirTreks has announced a special air ticket that will provide world travelers the opportunity to easily visit the locations of the New 7 Wonders of the World. More than 2,000 years after ancient Greeks branded the Seven Wonders, 100 million people from around the globe have voted to re-establish a fresh seven, which represent global heritage throughout our history. Unfortunately, only seven could be chosen out of the near 200 that were on the list back in 2005, but the fascination of all other finalists are deserving of equal praise.
To visit some of the most important human-made landmarks of our time the following ‘Wonders’ will bring past centuries up close to the curious admirer:
The Great Wall of China
Hundreds of years of laborious construction for the longest running human-made structure (over 4,000 miles from east to west), the Great Wall stood to protect many dynasties from countless invasions.
The Taj Mahal, India
Agra’s Taj Mahal – a memorial to immortal love – was built by a 17th century Mogul Emperor for his wife who died during childbirth. The white marble-domed mausoleum combines Indian, Islamic, Persian and Turkish styles.
Built on a terrace around the Valley of Moses (Wadi Musa), this ancient Jordanian city was the capital of the Arab kingdom of the Nabataeans, and is well-known for water tunnels and stone structures carved in the rock, including the ‘Monastery’.
The Colosseum, Italy
Rome’s 50,000 seat amphitheater was the place where thousands of gladiators dueled to their deaths while anxious fans looked on.
Christ the Redeemer, Brazil
Overlooking Rio de Janeiro from atop Mount Corcovado the 125-foot tall statue has become an important symbol of Rio and Brazil.
Machu Picchu, Peru
Just over 300 miles from Lima, the ‘Lost City of the Incan Empire’ known as Machu Picchu, rests high in the clouds over lush green valleys in the Andes Mountains.
Chichen Itza, Mexico
Built according to the solar calendar this step pyramid was part of a sacred site in an important Mayan center on Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula. The fall and spring equinoxes are said to bring shadows that look like a snake crawling down the steps from the carved serpent at the top.
The routing allows the traveler to fly from Los Angeles or New York across the Pacific to Beijing then on to Delhi, Amman and Rome, before crossing the Atlantic to Rio de Janeiro. From there the route takes one to Cusco, Cancun, and back to Los Angeles or New York.
The current airfare cost for visiting the New Wonders is $3,777 plus taxes.
The traveler will be allowed to take as little time as three weeks and up to a maximum of one year to complete this around-the-world journey.
Aside from this adventure, travelers can plan, price and book their around-the-world and multi-city international flights using TripPlanner while relying on our personal travel consultants for expert advice in planning, routing and constructing the most efficient travel arrangements. People should be able to go to the places they truly want to experience without all of the added rules and restrictions from fixed mileage patterns and backtracking.
AirTreks makes every effort to meet the needs for all travelers, and we value each opportunity to help make life-changing travel plans a reality. Creating custom trips are what we do best. To map your own around-the-world or multi-stop international journey go to TripPlanner and embark on your next step towards taking that magical journey, or call one of our Personal Travel Consultants at 1-877-AIRTREKS (+1.415.977.7100 outside North America).