It’s difficult to overstate the sheer beauty and breathtaking scale of the natural and ancient world. The Galápagos – time capsule of unique wildlife – has inspired whole branches of modern philosophy in Darwin’s works and, in the Amazon, there are species still being discovered alongside pink river dolphins and stalking jaguars.
Yet it’s often the works of man that elicit the greatest intrigue. In Burma's plains of Bagan, you simply have to summit one of over 2,000 tenth century temples to be rewarded with 360° views of golden stupas and Buddhist monasteries that tower over a verdant canopy. And, in India, giant Mughal forts loom over old towns painted entirely in bright colours while Cambodia hides entire ancient civilisations among its jungles.
We've chosen our own natural and man-made wonders of this world, picking some classics as well as the more unusual, but no less majestic sights that we are fortunate to be able to behold.
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This luxury India holiday will illustrate the beautiful essence of Rajasthan, from its warm and welcoming people, to its bustling cities, antiquated villages, and regal heritage.
With fascinating history, beautiful scenery, superb cuisine and some of the most hospitable locals anywhere in the world, the southeast Asian countries of Laos and Cambodia rank highly on many travellers' to-do lists.
Immerse yourself in Italy’s rich heritage and artistic delights with everything from private tours and stays in two of its finest hotels to First Class rail travel and the services of private drivers. After Rome and Florence's competing wonders, take in Tuscany for vineyards and medieval charm.
Witness the spectacular wilderness and wildlife of the Okavango Delta and in Chobe National Park in the company of expert trackers, as you travel through grasslands, wetlands and waterways by jeep and mokoro – a traditional dug-out canoe – in search of zebra, lion, leopard, elephant and more.
Stretching from the Andes to the Atlantic, Brazil, the world's fifth largest country, contains most of the Amazon jungle, the mighty Iguacu Falls and the largest wetland in the world, the Pantanal.