Dates 1 Jul '11 to 31 Jul '11
Flexible? No, not really
Est. Cost 12,000 - 15,000 USD (USD United States Dollars)
Type Tour Participants Wanted
Name Conquer the 7 Wonders of the World In 31 Days
Day 1 Leave for Trip
Depart from LAX to Beijing.
Day 2 Beijing Arrival
Arrive at Beijing Airport, transfer to your hotel. Free at leisure for the rest of the day.
Day 3 (B, L,D)
Full day trip to the Tian'anmen Square, the Forbidden City, and the Temple of Heaven.
In the evening (7:15~8:30PM), after dinner, enjoy the Peking Opera Show(or Chinese Acrobat, or Chinese Kongfu show, choose one show from these three options, depending on your interest)
The Tian'anmen Square: The largest city square in the world.
The Forbidden City: The largest imperial palace in China during the Ming and Qing dynasties with a history of around 600 years.
Visit scenic spots: 1. The hall and the courtyard of supreme harmony, 2. The meridian gate, 3. the hall of supreme harmony, 4. the hall of complete harmony, 5. the hall of preserving harmony, 6. the huge of stone carving, 7. the hall of union, 8. the palace of earthly tranquility, 9. the imperial garden, etc.
The Temple of Heaven: The place where the ancient emperors used to pray for the God's blessings on the whole nation.
Visit scenic spots: 1. the hall of prayer for good harvest, 2. red stairway bridge, 3. the imperial vault of heaven, 4. echo wall, 5. triple sound stone, 6. the circular mound altar, etc.
Day 4 (B, L, D)
Full day trip to the Great Wall, Ming Tomb and The Sacred road. Enjoy a Peking Duck Banquet for dinner in the most famous Quanjude Restaurant .
The Great Wall: One of the seven wonders in the world and the symbol of China (60 miles away from downtown, about one and half hour's drive).
Visit scenic spots: Badaling Geat Wall, Badaling fortress, beacon-towers, "looking-toward beijing stone", etc.
The Ming Tomb: The only underground tomb of the thirteen tombs of the emperors in the Ming Dynasty.
Visit scenic spots: 1.ling en gate, 2.ling en palace, 3.soul tower, 4.the great red gate, 5.the stele pavilion, etc.
The Sacred Road: The road is guarded on both sides with stone statues by which the ancient emperors went to hold a memorial ceremony for the ancestors.
Day 5 (B, L) Beijing Departure
Visit the Summer Palace. Tranfer from hotel to airport, see off.
The Summer Palace: The largest and best-preserved royal garden in China with a history of over 800 years.
Visit scenic spots: 1. East palace gate, 2. the hall of benevolence and longevity, 3. hall of jade billows, 4. the hall of joyful longevity, 5. the covered walkway, 6. the marble boat, etc.
Note: This tour includes one stop each day for tourist market, you can go inside with your guide and listen to some explanations about the jade or tea or silk culture.
Fly From Beijing to Delhi
Day 7 : Arrival / Delhi :
Traditional Welcome with garlands and transfer to Hotel for overnight.
Day 8 : Delhi :
Delhi is just not a city but it is a book-- a book that narrates the history of India. The city was built and destroyed seven times and has been witness to the various events, which has brought India through the history books. Seven times this city went through the pain of being built and rebuilt. Your tour of Delhi presents the highlights of Old and New Delhi. - Jamma Mosque, the largest in India, The Qutab Minar, The Humayun's Tomb, Raj ghat, the bazaars and shops in all their colors introduce you to the Indian magic
Day 9: Delhi to Agra
Day in Agra/city near by
Day 10: Agra / Delhi / Departure :
Agra is the city of the Taj Mahal, perhaps the most photographed monument in the world. However, no matter how many pictures you have seen or no matter how high your expectations are the Taj never lets you down - the unparalleled glory and beauty of the building surpasses beyond all human imaginations. At sun rise we visit the Taj Mahal to witness this spectacular monument built for love. Besides perfect symmetry in every aspect of its construction, the inlay work of semi precious stones into marble in pietra dura style is absolutely remarkable.
Late afternoon, drive to Delhi. Night in Delhi
Day 11: Travel to Amman
Upon your arrival into Amman, you will be met and assisted from Amman Queen Alia international airport. The driver will transfer you to your hotel, the rest of the day is at leisure. Dinner and overnight in Amman.
Day 12: Amman - Jerash (B, D)
After breakfast enjoy a panoramic visit of the city of Amman. Amman is a city enriched with glamour of the past and the present. You will visit Amman's downtown market and city center, its traditional souks, coffee shops, restaurants selling local food and sweets, churches, mosques; amongst other popular places.
Amman is also the ancient city of Philadelphia with its Roman theatre and the Citadel (entrance fees to the Roman theatre and the Citadel not included). You will pass by the Late King Hussein Palace, where he is buried, then drive to the other side of the city, a wealthy area with pubs, international restaurants and discotheques.
Following this, depart to the north to visit Jerash, the most complete and well preserved city of the Roman Empire. Jerash is one of the Decapolis cities of the north of Jordan. During the Roman Empire it was often called "Pompeii of the East". You will visit the colonnaded streets, theatres, oval plaza, Temple of Zeus, markets and villages. Return to your hotel in Amman, dinner and overnight (see hotel list for hotel details).
Day 13: Petra (B, D)
After breakfast, depart to the South of the kingdom to Petra. The Nabatean Red, Rose City of Petra that can be considered one of the wonders of the world. A city 139 miles (225 kilometers) from Amman, carved in stone more than 2000 years ago in order to dominate the trade routes of ancient Arabia. You will visit its towns, damns and water channels.
First, walk the siq, a narrow path of three quarters of a mile (1.2 kilometers), which is the main entrance to the city. At the end of the siq, you will see The Treasury " Khazneh" - which was believed to hold countless treasures. The first view of the "Khazneh" is breathtaking. Other monuments you can see are the monastery and the altar of sacrifice. Return to Amman, dinner and overnight.
Day 14: Amman (B)
After breakfast and to coincide with your departure flight details, you will be transferred to Amman Queen Alia International Airport to meet your outbound flight.
Your flight includes meals, drinks, and in-flight entertainment for your journey.
Day 15: Rome,
Transfer independently from the airport to your hotel, or choose an optional arrival transfer. Balance of the day at leisure to explore Rome on your own or choose our optional Illuminated Rome with Dinner Tour. This evening, depart Piazza San Bernardo for an illuminated tour of the Eternal City. Along the way to the famous Piazza della Repubblica, enjoy flood-lit views of the Via Veneto, Palazzo Margherita, Porta Pinciana, Villa Borghese, Piazzale Flaminio, Via Flaminia, Piazza del Popolo, Piazza Augusto Imperatore, and Via del Corso. Arriving at the Piazza della Repubblica, visit Trevi Fountain, the largest and most exquisite Baroque fountain in Rome. Continue to Piazza Venezia and enjoy charming views of the Capitol, Imperial Forum, Colosseum, Palatine Hill, Aventine Hill, and Circus Maximus. Compliment this fascinating tour of Rome by night with traditional Roman cuisine in a typical restaurant, accompanied by folk music.Departs at 8:00 p.m. from Via V. E. Orlando, 95.
Day 16: Rome,
This morning, depart Piazza San Bernardo, site of Moses` Fountain, and continue to the Piazza della Repubblica. The tour is designed to take you through the ages of Rome, starting from the Spanish Steps and reaching Piazza di Spagna featuring the famous fountain la Barcaccia" designed by Pietro Bernini. Proceed to the Trevi Fountain, the largest and most exquisite Baroque fountain in Rome, before heading to the best preserved of all Roman buildings, the Pantheon, whose original dome is the largest surviving from antiquity in the world. Stop and admire the famous Piazza Navona, erected over the ruins of Domitian`s Circus. Continue to the square of the Capitol, and admire the unique sight of the Forum, Colosseum and Palatine Hill, one of Rome`s most ancient districts. Walk along the pavement of the original Roman grid, which crosses the ruins of the Roman Forum, the Curia, and the Reggia. Enjoy views of the Temple of Vesta, the Arch of Titus and the Triumphal Arch of Constantine. Continue with an inside tour of the Colosseum, a giant amphitheater used for gladiatorial contests and public spectacles, and the largest building ever built in the Roman Empire. The tour concludes with a visit to the church of St. Peter in Chains, where Michelangelo`s famous statue of Moses is housed. ( B )
Day 17: Rome
Vatican City Tour
Departure Transfer independently to the airport for your departure flight. ( B )
Arrive to the beautiful city of Rio de Janeiro and be transferred to your comfortable hotel.
Day 19: Tours of Sugarloaf Mountain, Corcovado and Rio
You will ride along the famous beaches of Rio to the Sugarloaf cable car. Ride first to the "Morro da Urca" mountain at 270 meters (886 feet) above sea level and then continue to the top of the Sugarloaf Mountain, 395 meters above sea level. After Sugarloaf, you will continue on with a city tour during which you will visit the cathedral, the Samba Stadium (Sambodromo), the historical center of Rio, and the Maracana football stadium.
After a delicious lunch, you will ascend the 2,460ft mountain peak of Corcovado (Hunchback), famous for the statue of Christ the Redeemer, one of the New 7 Wonders of the World and Rio's most famous landmark. A train ride through the forest will lead you to the top of the Corcovado Mountain.
After descending by train, the tour continues through the "Rebouzas” to Barra da Tijuca, Rio’s most recently developed beach area. The tour returns via the beaches of Sao Conrado, Vidigal, Leblon and Ipanema to Copacabana.
Day 20: Free Day
After breakfast at the hotel, you will have the entire day to explore the ‘Marvelous City’ at your leisure.
Day 21: Rio de Janeiro
You will enjoy breakfast at the hotel and then take a transfer to the airport.
Day 22: Lima
Upon your arrival at the Jorge Chavez International Airport in Lima, you will be driven to the selected hotel.
In the afternoon enjoy a guided tour of the Historical Center of Lima, one of the UNESCO Cultural World Heritage Sites. You will see its famous balconies, large colonial houses, and the Plaza Mayor (the Main Square), which is surrounded by the Government's Palace (the Presidential Palace), the Cathedral, the Archbishop's Palace and the Club de la Union. Nearby you can see religious monuments as the San Francisco Church and the church dedicated to San Francisco, also Cultural World Heritage Site.
Then, continue onto modern Lima, with its well kept parks, squares, avenues and residential neighborhoods such as San Isidro with its orchard of Olive trees and Miraflores with a great view to the Pacific Ocean. One thing you will notice in the more affluent neighborhoods is that each house has been individually designed to the unique tastes of its owner. In the very exclusive areas of Lima, you can find houses that even surpass those found in Hollywood.
Return to the hotel.
Day 23: Lima / Cuzco (B)
Breakfast at the hotel.
At proper time, transfer to the airport, to take your flight to Cuzco.
Arrival in Cuzco, where you will be met at Cuzco Airport and immediately transferred to your hotel in the ancient Inca Royal City of Cuzco.
You have the morning free to get used to the altitude.
In the afternoon, you will take a guided tour to the Historical Center of Cuzco City (World Heritage Site by UNESCO), visiting the Main Square, the Cuzco Cathedral, the Temple of the Koricancha (a temple of colonial architecture constructed over an Inca temple).
Then you will visit the Archaeological Park of Sacsayhuaman where you will find the extraordinary Inca places as Sacsayhuaman, Kencco, Puca Pucara and Tambomachay.
Then you will return to your hotel.
Day 24: Cuzco / Machu Picchu / Cuzco (B-L)
After a hearty breakfast, you are transferred to the San Pedro train station to start the train journey to see the famous "Lost City of the Incas," the Historical Sanctuary of Machu Picchu (World Heritage Site by UNESCO - The New 7 Wonders of the World).
You arrive at Machu Picchu Town train station where you will board a bus that will take you to the ruins.
Enjoy a guided tour through the Citadel and then a wonderful lunch.
In the afternoon, you return to Cuzco by train, where upon arrival you are transferred to your hotel.
Day 25: Cuzco / Sacred Valley of the Incas / Cuzco (B-L)
After breakfast, you will begin your whole day trip to the Sacred Valley of the Incas in Urubamba, visiting the Indian Trading and Handicraft Market of Pisac.
Lunch in a local restaurant.
During the afternoon, you will visit the ancient Inca Fortress of Ollantaytambo.
Transfer to your hotel in Cuzco.
DAY 26: Cuzco / .... (B)
Transfer to Cuzco Airport.
Flight to Lima (or another destination as Tambopata, Lake Titicaca or Arequipa).
Arrival in Lima and connect with your international flight
Day 27: Arrive Cancun/Rivera Maya Beach:
Beach Day explore on your own.
Day 28: Cancun/Rivera Maya Beach:
Beach Day explore on your own.
Day 29: Cancun/Rivera Maya Beach:
Chichen Itza Mayan Ruins Tour
Day 30: Cancun/Rivera Maya Beach:
Beach Day explore on your own.
Day 31: Travel Home
Conquer the 7 Wonders of the World In 31 Days
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