Celebrate World Heritage Day with Walks Worldwide
Did you know that 18 April is UNESCO's World Heritage Day? This special day offers an opportunity to raise awareness about the diversity of our cultural heritage and the efforts that are required to protect and conserve it. To celebrate World Heritage Day, why not take the trip of a lifetime and visit a monument or site worthy of World Heritage Status? Here are some ideas – why not discover what makes them so special.
Simien Mountains - Ethiopia
Our new trekking trip in Ethiopia – The Simien Mountains and Castles – offers you the chance to trek through the incredible beauty of the Simien Mountains National Park, a land of outstanding natural beauty and rare wildlife. Look out for the Gelada baboon, Simien fox and Walia ibex, a wild mountain goat found nowhere else in the world. Witness high plateaus; jagged mountain peaks, plunging gorges and canyons said to rival Colorado’s Grand Canyon.
Ait-Ben-Haddou - Morocco
Raiders of the Lost Kasbah trip in Morocco. This walking holiday in the Atlas Mountains is unique to Walks Worldwide, and includes a trek to Ait-Ben-Haddou, backdrop to several Hollywood blockbusters. The Ksar, a group of earthen buildings surrounded by high walls, is a traditional pre-Saharan habitat and Ait-Ben-Haddou is a striking example of the architecture of southern Morocco.
Chitwan National Park - Nepal
Active Nepal trip. Packed with activity from elephant riding through Chitwan National Park, spotting the Bengal tiger, one-horned rhino and a dazzling array of bird species, to rafting the white waters of the Trisuli river, balance trekking (where you’ll enjoy full Annapurna panoramas) with more thrilling ways to experience Nepal and the Himalayas. Chitwan National Park is listed as a World Heritage Site because of its particularly rich flora and fauna: it is one of the last refuges of the Bengal tiger and is home to one of the last populations of single-horned Asiatic rhinoceros. The spectacular landscape, covered with lush vegetation and the Himalayas as the backdrop makes the park an area of exceptional natural beauty.
Kilimanjaro - Tanzania
Rongai Route. The journey begins in equatorial forest, home to the stunning Kilimanjaro Colobus monkey before crossing the lunar desert of the Saddle and reaching the summit of Uhuru Peak, the “Roof of Africa”. For a more remote alternative, try our Kilimanjaro – Shira Route trip: experience a real sense of wilderness as you approach from the west and enjoy unforgettable views, especially of Mount Meru floating on the clouds in the distance.
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