Blue Parallel´s private, tailor-made journeys are designed around the UNESCO World Heritage sites of both Latin America and the Mediterranean. These historical and cultural awe-inspiring wonders take you back to ancient mythical times. Here are Blue Parallel’s top 5 man-made wonders.
Machu Picchu, Peru
“The lost city of the Incas” is a remarkable remnant of the Inca Empire at the peak of its glory. Built on the back of a mountain, its enormous constructions, including ceremonial sites, temples, palaces and homes blend in naturally into their surroundings, overlooking a lush rain forest in the heart of the Peruvian Andes. This is one of the world´s best known archaeological sites and a must-see in South America.
Haga Sophia, Turkey
Once a church, then a mosque and now a museum, the Hagia Sophia was an important monument for both the Byzantine and Ottoman empires. Due to its unique architecture and historical richness, it was declared a UNESCO Site and attracts thousands of visitors a day. With Blue Parallel, upon request, you may have it especially open prior to visiting hours for you to tour in private.
The majestic ruins of Tikal are located deep in the rain forest of Guatemala. It is believed to have been the greatest Mayan city and includes over three thousand structures, temples, public squares and dwellings. This UNESCO Site is the perfect place to learn about the ancient Mayan civilization. In addition, the rain forest provides a unique setting enabling you to experience some of its most prominent inhabitants like howler monkeys and numerous bird species.
The citadel of Alhambra in Granada is one of the most visited UNESCO sites in Europe. This palace and fortress complex from the 10th century has been partly destroyed, rebuilt, reconstructed and restored numerous times as it was passed on from one kingdom to the next. With Blue Parallel you can get exclusive and private access to this magnificent structure.
The “high city” of Athens was completed in 432 BC and throughout its presence served as fortress, church and powder magazine. The most famous building within the Acropolis is the Parthenon, a temple built for the goddess Athena. Due to its great architectural and historic significance it became a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most important ancient sites in the Western world.