Modern Wonders Of The World – Have you ever wanted to take a trip of a lifetime to see one of the Wonders Of The World?
While many think that traveling the world to exotic locations is only reserved for the elite, but the good news is it can be done at a modest price.
If you are thinking about checking off Landmarks like Machu Picchu, The Colosseum and The Giza Pyramids off your bucket list, read on to find out how much it will cost you to see these once in a lifetime landmarks.
COSTS ON SEEING THE MODERN WONDERS OF THE WORLD
What are the Seven Wonders of the World?
The Wonders of the World are a list that of the most spectacular wonders around the world from natural to manmade structures.
The list of the wonders of the world when created was broken down into many categories, but the main ones have stayed the same for hundreds if not thousands of years.
Ancient Wonders Of The World
The classic seven wonders were:
- Great Pyramid of Giza, El Giza, Egypt the only one that still exists.
- Colossus of Rhodes, in Rhodes, on the Greek island of the same name.
- Hanging Gardens of Babylon, in Babylon, near present-day Hillah, Babil province, in Iraq.
- Lighthouse of Alexandria, in Alexandria, Egypt.
- Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, in Halicarnassus,
- Achaemenid Empire, modern-day Turkey.
- Statue of Zeus at Olympia, in Olympia, Greece.
- Temple of Artemis at Ephesus, in Ephesus (near the modern town of Selçuk in present-day Turkey).
The Modern Wonders Of The World
Can you name the seven wonders of the world?
Back in the year 2000, the public was invited to vote on a New Seven Wonder of the World, and the list has changed quite considerably since the Ancient wonders.
Can you visit the seven wonders of the world?
This list below is considered the most recent list of the New seven wonders of the world. Although things could change, as many things do over time.
- The Great Wall of China
- Petra (Jordan)
- The Colosseum (Rome, Italy)
- Chichén Itzá (Yucatán,Mexico)
- Machu Picchu (Cuzco Region, Peru)
- Taj Mahal (Uttar Pradesh, India)
- Christ the Redeemer (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
In the past, if you were a traveler that wanted to visit all the wonders of the modern world, the costs were quite expensive and only the elite in society would be able to visit these landmarks.
But, with the advent of cheaper airfares, inexpensive hotels, and better transportation options, these wonders can be enjoyed by almost everyone who wishes to visit these incredible destinations.
How much can a total trip cost?
The breakdown to visit each of the Seven Wonders of the world is based on the following:
- Economy class return flights based out of Los Angeles
- Accommodations for a minimum 3-star hotel
- Transportation to visit each landmark
- Food costs
- Possible admission fees for each of the seven wonders of the world.
How much would it cost to visit the 7 wonders of the world?
I want to preface this by saying, that when you plan your journey to these wonders of the world, try avoiding the peak season as this is when prices tend to be higher than any other season.
I have used the following websites to get these figures:
Great Pyramid of Giza, El Giza, Egypt
It is the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and the only one to remain largely intact.
The Giza pyramid complex also called the Giza Necropolis, is the site on the Giza Plateau in Egypt that includes the Great Pyramid of Giza, the Pyramid of Khafre, and the Pyramid of Menkaure, along with their associated pyramid complexes and the Great Sphinx of Giza.
All were built during the Fourth Dynasty of the Old Kingdom of Ancient Egypt. The site also includes several cemeteries and the remains of a workers‘ village.
Airfare costs for a round trip economy airfare from Los Angeles To Cairo will cost around $800.00 USD per person.
Transportation to and from Cairo International to the Le Meridien Pyramids is around $100 USD return.
Le Méridien Pyramids Hotel & Spa, Egypt
I have recently stayed at the Le Méridien Pyramids Hotel & Spa.
The views of the Giza Pyramids from the hotel are spectacular, plus it’s located only 1 km away from the Giza Pyramid complex. It features a large free form outdoor pool with a bar island and great restaurants in the area.
Per night cost averages around $100.00 USD depending on the type of season.
Half-Day Tour to Giza Pyramids: Camel Ride Included is around $40.00 USD off Viator.com per person.
For food costs, Cairo is relatively inexpensive to eat. If you don’t eat at the expensive tourist restaurants, you can eat fantastic inexpensive food in Cairo. I always like eating where the locals like to eat for the experience.
Plus locals know exactly what to order, and it’s usually exceptional!
Budget for $100 per day and you may have leftover money to spend on souvenirs.
Total Cost for a Five Day Journey To This Ancient Wonder of the World For Two: EST. $3300.00.
The Great Wall of China
First of the New Seven Wonders Of The World List Is The Great Wall of China.
The Great Wall Of China is the collective name of a series of fortification systems generally built across the historical northern borders of China to protect and consolidate territories of Chinese states and empires against various nomadic groups of the steppe and their polities.
Beijing probably is the best city to visit to take in and visit the Great Wall of China. In the City of Beijing, you can visit the most famous sections of the Great Wall located in its suburban areas.
The sections to see include the Badaling and Mutianyu area that has held up quite well over time, the recently renovated Juyonguan area, Jinshanling and Simatai, and wild Jiankou and Gubeikou.
Airfare costs for a round trip economy airfare from Los Angeles To Beijing will cost around $400.00 USD per person.
Hyatt Regency Beijing Shiyuan provides shuttle service to and from the airport.
Hyatt Regency Beijing Shiyuan
Hyatt Regency Beijing Shiyuan features a restaurant, outdoor swimming pool, a fitness centre and bar in Yanqing.
Per night cost averages around $150.00 USD depending on the type of season.
The Great Wall Museum of China is 12 miles away. The nearest airport is Beijing Capital International Airport, 55 miles from Hyatt Regency Beijing Shiyuan.
Great Wall of China at Badaling and Ming Tombs Day Tour from Beijing from Viator $75.00 per person.
Food Costs: It’s inexpensive in terms of eating out in Beijing. As mentioned above in the Cairo section, if you eat where the locals eat, you can get fantastic meals for under $15.00 per person.
Total Cost for a Five Day Journey To This New Wonder of the World For Two: EST. $2500.00.
Petra is a famous archaeological site in Jordan’s southwestern desert.
Dating to around 300 B.C., it was the capital of the Nabatean Kingdom. Accessed via a narrow canyon called Al Siq, it contains tombs and temples carved into pink sandstone cliffs, earning its nickname, the “Rose City.”
Perhaps its most famous structure is 45m-high Al Khazneh, a temple with an ornate, Greek-style facade, and known as The Treasury.
King Hussein International Airport is the closest airport to this ancient wonder of the world.
Petra Marriott Hotel
The Marriott Petra is a great hotel, what makes it so special is that its based on a hill, and because of this you get to see some stunning views of the Wadi Musa mountains.
It really is something special and during sunset over the mountains is jaw dropping.
The hotel is 2.3 km from Petra, 1.9 km from Obelisk Tomb and 2.2 km from College of Archaeology, Tourism and Hotel Management.
The Colosseum (Rome, Italy)
The Colosseum or Coliseum, also known as the Flavian Amphitheatre, is an oval amphitheatre in the centre of the city of Rome, Italy.
Built of travertine limestone, tuff, and brick-faced concrete, it was the largest amphitheatre ever built at the time and held 50,000 spectators.
Whether the colosseum is one of the top 7 wonders of the world is debatable, but it was a extraordinary feat of engineering for its time, and a focal point of Roman civic life.
That, and the fact that it has survived for nearly 2,000 years, makes it quite remarkable.
Hotel Artemide, Rome, Italy
Situated in one of the most picturesque neighborhoods in Rome, The Artemide is set in a 19th-century building on the vibrant Via Nazionale.
Hotel Artemide is just 200 m from the Repubblica Metro Station, 2 stops from the Spanish Steps. Staff can arrange a shuttle service to/from the Fiumicino and Ciampino airports.
Central Station is a great choice for travelers interested in architecture, roman ruins and history.
Per night cost averages around $250.00 USD depending on the type of season. They do offer reserve airport shuttles for guests, but the price is not listed.
Dinner in Italy is an event; therefore expect to enjoy your meal over the course of a few hours while chatting with the locals at the restaurant you choose to dine in.
A meal at an inexpensive restaurant, for one person, is usually around $18 to $20, whereas a meal for two people at a mid-range restaurant, with drinks, will typically cost around $70 to $80.
Colosseum Underground with Arena Floor Access & Roman Forum Guided Tour from Viator will cost around $80.00 USD per person.
Total Cost for a Five Day Journey To This New Wonder of the World For Two: EST. $3500.00.
Chichén Itzá (Yucatán,Mexico)
Chichén Itzá is a complex of Mayan ruins on Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula. A massive step pyramid, known as El Castillo or Temple of Kukulcan, dominates the ancient city, which thrived from around 600 A.D. to the 1200s.
Graphic stone carvings survive at structures like the ball court, Temple of the Warriors and the Wall of the Skulls. Nightly sound-and-light shows illuminate the buildings’ sophisticated geometry.
The Lodge at Chichen Itza
Set in over 100 acres of landscaped gardens within Chichen Itza Archaeological Park, The Lodge offers an exclusive private entrance to the Mayan Ruins. It features 3 outdoor pools and typical Mayan-style bungalows.
The Lodge at Chichen Itza offers private, guided tours of the Mayan pyramids and temples.
The bungalows at the Chichen Itza Lodge are built in traditional Mayan style, with stained glass and wood carvings. Built around the pool, each bungalow offers privacy and stunning views of the gardens or park. A veranda and private garden are also featured in every bungalow.
Guests can also use all facilities at the neighbouring Mayaland Hotel & Bungalows. Cancun International Airport can be reached in a 2-hour drive.
Per night cost averages around $250.00 USD depending on the type of season. They do offer reserve airport shuttles for guests, but the price is not listed.
Food costs in Chichen Itza are relatively inexpensive, and you can enjoy meals for under $15.00.
Tour: Early Access to Chichen Itza with a Private Archaeologist from Viator costs around $40.00 per person.
Total Cost for a Five Day Journey To This New Wonder of the World For Two: EST. $2800.00.
Machu Picchu (Cuzco Region, Peru)
Machu Picchu is an Incan citadel set high in the Andes Mountains in Peru, above the Urubamba River valley.
Built in the 15th century and later abandoned, it’s renowned for its sophisticated dry-stone walls that fuse huge blocks without the use of mortar, intriguing buildings that play on astronomical alignments and panoramic views.
Its exact former use remains a mystery.
Casa del Sol Machupicchu
Unfortunately staying close to Machu Picchu comes at a price. If you are looking for a 4-star location close by, it will run you around $400 per night.
Located 10 m from the Machu Picchu train station, Casa del Sol Machu Picchu offers free Wi-Fi and free shuttle services from Machu Picchu Train Station. The museum area is 500 m away.
The rooms in Casa del Sol feature private bathrooms, minibars, and satellite TVs.
Guests at Casa del Sol Machupicchu are offered luggage storage and concierge services.
Casa del Sol Machupicchu is 83,4 km from Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport.
Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.5 for a two-person trip.
Since the cost is high for the hotel, admission for the landmark is inexpensive. A Machu Picchu Admission Ticket from Viator will cost around $35.00 per person USD.
Food is quite cheap in Peru, and you can eat very well for around $50.00 per person a day.
Total Cost for a Five Day Journey To This Wonder of the World For Two: EST. $4000.00.
Taj Mahal (Uttar Pradesh, India)
The Taj Mahal is an ivory-white marble mausoleum on the south bank of the Yamuna river in the Indian city of Agra.
It was commissioned in 1632 by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan (reigned from 1628 to 1658) to house the tomb of his favourite wife, Mumtaz Mahal; it also houses the tomb of Shah Jahan himself.
The tomb is the centrepiece of a 17-hectare (42-acre) complex, which includes a mosque and a guest house, and is set in formal gardens bounded on three sides by a crenellated wall.
The Taj Mahal was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983 for being “the jewel of Muslim art in India and one of the universally admired masterpieces of the world’s heritage”.
It is regarded by many as the best example of Mughal architecture and a symbol of India’s rich history. The Taj Mahal attracts 7–8 million visitors a year and in 2007, it was declared a winner of the New 7 Wonders of the World (2000–2007) initiative.
The most popular way of getting from Delhi to Agra is by train. It’s possible to visit the Taj Mahal in a day from Delhi if you catch the right trains.
You can be there in two hours.The fare in 1AC executive class (first class, seated, air-conditioned) is 1,495 rupees(around $25.00 USD).
Radisson Hotel Agra
Offering an outdoor pool and a restaurant, Radisson Hotel Agra is located in Agra. Free WiFi access is available. The famous and magnificent Taj Mahal is just 2 km away.
Each room here will provide you with a minibar. Featuring a bath or shower, private bathroom also comes with a hairdryer and bathrobes. You can enjoy city view from the room. Extras include bed linen and ironing facilities.
At Radisson Hotel Agra you will find a fitness centre. Other facilities offered at the property include luggage storage.
The hotel is 4.5 km from Agra Fort and 44 km from Fatehpur Sikri. The Agra Cantonment Railway Station is 7 km away, ISBT Bus Station is 9 km and the Indira Gandhi International Airport is 265 km away.
Dining options include Oasis, an all-day dining multi-cuisine restaurant, Stop by Henry’s, a lounge bar where alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and The Roof Top where guests can enjoy sumptuous grilled option with a view of the Taj Mahal.
Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 8.2 for a two-person trip.
Per night cost averages around $250.00 USD depending on the type of season.
The average price of meals in Agra for one day is ₨728 ($10 USD).
Private Taj Mahal & Agra Fort Tour, Dine with a View cost around $150 USD per person on Viator.
Total Cost for a Five Day Journey To This Wonder of the World For Two: EST. $3100.00.
Christ the Redeemer (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Christ the Redeemer is an Art Deco statue of Jesus Christ in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, created by French sculptor Paul Landowski and built by Brazilian engineer Heitor da Silva Costa, in collaboration with French engineer Albert Caquot. Romanian sculptor Gheorghe Leonida fashioned the face.
Constructed between 1922 and 1931, the statue is 30 metres (98 ft) high, excluding its 8-metre (26 ft) pedestal. The arms stretch 28 metres (92 ft) wide.
The statue weighs 635 metric tons (625 long, 700 short tons), and is located at the peak of the 700-metre (2,300 ft) Corcovado mountain in the Tijuca Forest National Park overlooking the city of Rio de Janeiro.
A symbol of Christianity across the world, the statue has also become a cultural icon of both Rio de Janeiro and Brazil, and is listed as one of the New7Wonders of the World.
Airfare costs for a round trip economy airfare from Los Angeles, CA (LAX) to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (GIG) will cost around $1000 per person on Airfare Watchdog.com.
Grand Hyatt Rio de Janeiro
Boasting an an outdoor pool and spa centre, Grand Hyatt Rio de Janeiro is strategically located in the heart of Barra da Tijuca, nested between the ocean, the lake and the mountains, just across the street from Reserva Beach.
Each room at this hotel is air-conditioned and offers a furnished balcony.
While the costs per room will set you back around $400 per night USD, Couples particularly like the location.
For Tours: Early Access to Christ Redeemer Statue and Sugar Loaf Mountain Tour on Viator.com is around $110.00 per person.
Due to the economy of Brazil Currently, food costs are around the same in many major cities. Expect each meal to cost around $15 to $20 per meal.
Total Cost for a Five Day Journey To This Wonder of the World For Two: EST. $5000.00.
Thinking about undertaking that trip of a lifetime after seeing these the Wonders Of The World?
While traveling the world to these landmarks may look expensive, it still comes in at a modest price. How many people do you know have been to these wonders of the world?
I know I don’t know many, so if you go, please share below your experiences to make me jealous.
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