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How to See 14 Iconic UNESCO Sites on a Single Trip

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04.24.19

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Travel by private jet and maximize your time with these world wonders.

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You’re standing among the ancient temples of Angkor Wat as the hazy sun makes its slow ascent. The air is warm, the smell of incense is thick, and saffron-robed monks are carrying out their morning routines.

This hauntingly beautiful Cambodian temple is just one of the nearly 1,100 UNESCO World Heritage sites peppered around the globe. From iconic destinations like Easter Island and Machu Picchu to lesser-known gems like Armenia’s 4th-century Etchmiadzin Cathedral, each site has earned a place on UNESCO’s list due to its outstanding cultural, historical, and scientific significance.

The way to maximize your UNESCO experiences in a single visit is to travel by private jet. Fortunately, the expert planners at TCS World Travel understand the appeal of UNESCO sites, adding them to itineraries so guests have an opportunity to connect with these cultural and natural wonders that define our past and determine our future legacy.

Here’s how to do it right.

Visit the Icons
The names alone spark wanderlust: The Taj Mahal. The Great Barrier Reef. The Serengeti. And you can experience these UNESCO treasures—plus up to 11 more, for a total of 14—in one sweeping trip. TCS World Travel’s Around the World expedition will whisk you from site to site via private jet, with world-class accommodations in each magical destination.

Your first stop is the lush highlands of Peru, where you’ll immerse yourself in the 13th-century Incan capital of Cusco and then tour the nearby ruins of Sacsayhuaman, where the Inca architected a mind-boggling labyrinth of stone walls. Next, wind through the Sacred Valley by train to the gravity-defying Incan citadel of Machu Picchu.

Then, from Lima, you’ll jet straight to Rapa Nui National Park on Easter Island. Stand on the grassy landscape of the Ahu Tahai ceremonial complex and contemplate the island’s enigmatic stone moai. After that, it’s off to Australia’s Daintree Rainforest, Tanzania’s Ngorongoro Crater, Jordan’s Lost City of Petra, Marrakech’s mystical medina, and many more.
Experience the Hidden Gems
If you prefer to dodge the crowds, put some of the world’s less iconic—but just as extraordinary—UNESCO sites on your list. TCS World Travel’s Treasures of Eurasia will spirit you off by private jet to the mosques and madrasas of Central Asia’s holiest city—Bukhara, Uzbekistan—and then over to the walled city of Baku in Azerbaijan. Wander around the sandstone Palace of the Shirvanshahs, considered a masterpiece of Azerbaijani architecture, and soak up the views from its 12th-century Maiden’s Tower.

If sparkling shores are more your style, TCS World Travel’s Unchartered Mediterranean private jet tour takes you from Cyprus to Beirut, stopping at under-the-radar UNESCO sites along the way. Lose yourself in the bastions and Baroque palaces of Valletta, Malta, and get a feel for what it was like to live in ancient times at the magnificent ruins of Ephesus.

Pioneer Your Dream Trip
Have specific sites you want to see? TCS World Travel can also tailor a bespoke itinerary to anywhere you want to go. These custom-tailored itineraries are all-encompassing—from first-class commercial or chartered transportation and world-class accommodations to savvy local guides, curated dining experiences, transfers, and end-to-end service—so hitting all the spots on your list is a breeze. Contact TCS and discover how they can tailor a custom expedition just for you.

Learn more about all the magical UNESCO sites you can visit in style with TCS World Travel.

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