Seven Wonders of the Natural World

Mount Everest – On May 29th, 1953, two men reached the highest peak in the world. A feat that had eluded realization even after the South and North Poles had been conquired.

The Grand Canyon – Despite being more than a mile to the bottom the Grand Canyon isn’t the deepest gorge in the world, but it certainly is the most spectacular.

The Northern Lights – In Norse mythology the Valkyries would come galloping across the night sky upon their horses equipped with helmets, spears and armor that would glow and shimmer in the darkness. These lights, colored red, blue, violet and green, would spread in curtains from horizon to horizon, amazing the mortals below

The Harbor at Rio de Janeiro – On January 1st, 1502, Portuguese explorer Gonçalo Coelho ship reached a break in the South American seaside that seemed to be the entrance to an enormous river. The bay they found was spectacularly surrounded by huge, oddly shaped mountains that astounded the European explorers. Taking a cue from the date on which they’d found this amazing harbor, they named it the “January River” or Rio de Janeiro.

The Great Barrier Reef – Just before 11 pm on June 11th, 1770, the HMS Endeavour, captained by Lieutenant James Cook, ran aground. Though Cook didn’t realize it at the time, the coral reef he had run onto was part of a vast system of 3,800 coral banks and islands that ran along the coast of Australia. Known as the Great Barrier Reef, it is the largest structure in the world created by living organisms.

Paricutin: The Volcano in a Cornfield – On February 20, 1943, Dionisio Pulido was working in his cornfield just outside the Tarascan Indian village of Paricutin, Mexico, when suddenly a volcano appeared.

Victoria Falls – On November 17th of 1855 David Livingstone became the first European to see the mighty cataract. Afterward he wrote: “No one can imagine the beauty of the view from anything witnessed in England. It had never been seen before by European eyes; but scenes so lovely must have been gazed upon by angels in their flight.”

3 Day Uluru Safari Overview

Travel across the sunburnt Australian outback to Uluru and Watarrka

Venture into Australia’s rugged Red Centre and encounter the myth-suffused landscapes and staggering natural attractions that have made the Outback so justly famous. Wander among the 36 domes of Kata Tjuta on a Valley of the Winds walk, be treated to a hearty campsite dinner and fall asleep gazing up into some of the clearest skies you’re ever likely to behold. Catch an unforgettable sunrise over Uluru and learn about Aboriginal Australia’s Creation Time culture from a local indigenous guide, then visit Australia’s own Lost City and Garden of Eden on the Kings Canyon Rim Walk. Short on time but big on experience, this three-day Uluru Safari provides a fascinating insight into the quintessential Australian outback (the tour code for this trip was previously PISR ).

What’s included in this trip

  • Start:

    Alice Springs, Australia

  • Finish:

    Alice Springs, Australia

  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 24

  • Ages:

    Min 8

  • Meals:

    2 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners

  • Accommodation:

    Permanent safari camp (with shared facilities) (2 nts)

  • Transport:

    Private vehicle

  • Included activities:

    Kings Canyon Rim Walk, Mala cultural intrepretive walk

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    502kg pp per trip

  • Notes:

    1. Tour commences in Alice Springs on day 1 at 6am and finishes in Alice Springs day 3 at approx 6pm; please consider when booking flights and accommodation. 2. We recommend you book accommodation in advance and extend your stay. 3.You can also join this trip in Yulara (Uluru) on day 1; please see tour code PAY3CY.

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Travel Handbook

Create a folder or binder for your family, roommate, or whoever you trust to look after your business at home while you are gone. Inside, put important documents like your flight itinerary, travel insurance policy, account numbers, blank checks, etc. This will enable them to have everything in one place in case you have a request or emergency. At the very least, include a tentative list of countries you will be visiting and embassy contact info for each.

Things to put inside your travel binder

  • Your flight itinerary
  • Numbers for embassies for all the countries you might be visiting  (you can find them easy on this website)
  • Copies of your credit cards that you are carrying, front and back
  • Serial numbers for any traveler’s checks that you are carrying
  • A couple of signed, blank checks for unexpected bills that come while you are away
  • Your travel insurance policy and information
  • A copy of your passport ID page
  • Your vaccinations records
  • Phone number for your usual vetrinary if you have any pets
  • Any misc instructions to handle affairs while you are gone