We Visited All Seven Wonders of the World!

We did it! We have officially travelled to all NEW Seven Wonders of the World as a family and we’re filled with gratitude and priceless memories that we created together. It feels like yesterday that we put this family travel goal on our bucket list and the anticipation we built during our trip planning was only matched by the overwhelming satisfaction we felt experiencing these beauties. Each Wonder was unique and allowed us to appreciate the beauty and diversity of our magnificent world.

Riding camels through the Great Pyramids of Giza, taking the luge down from the top of the iconic Great Wall of China, and hiking up Machu Picchu are all moments that matter and are etched into our souls.

We are forever changed and the memories, souvenirs, and the incredible people we met along the way, will live in our hearts always.

It has taken years to see all Seven Wonders of the World and hopefully reading this article will inspire you to visit one or more of these magical places.

1. Great Wall of China in Beijing

Just north of Beijing, is one of the most iconic monuments in the world, the Great Wall of China. Visiting this impressive Wonder of the World provides an opportunity to immerse yourself in Chinese culture, and meet locals who call the area home. Visitors can sample local foods, see traditional crafts, and learn about the daily lives of those who live and work along the wall.

great wall of china beijing china with kids - one of the Seven Wonders of the World

Read more about our visit and the top 5 things to do at The Great Wall of China with kids.

2. Petra in Jordan

When you step into Petra you are immediately filled with wonder, beauty, and adventure. From the moment you catch your first glimpse of the rose-red rock facades of Petra’s iconic Treasury building, you’re transported to a different time and place. Whether you’re a history buff, an architecture enthusiast, or simply someone who loves to explore new places, Petra is a destination that should be at the top of your travel bucket list.

the treasury in Petra jordan with kids

Read more about our experience to Visit Petra: 10 Tips for a Smooth Experience with Kids.

3. The Great Pyramids of Giza (honorary status)

The Pyramids of Giza were built as tombs for pharaohs of ancient Egypt, serving as a final resting place and a symbol of power. They are completely awe-inspiring and the sheer scale, craftsmanship and precision of the pyramids is unbelievable, considering they were built over 4,500 years ago. You can’t help but feel as though you have stepped back in time when you explore them on camelback.

pyramids of Giza - visit the seven wonders of the world

Read about our visit to Cairo: 7 Reasons to Visit with Kids

4. Machu Picchu in Peru

Machu Picchu is on every traveler’s bucket list and it could feel daunting planning a visit with kids, however it’s absolutely doable with careful planning. We found Peru magical, and regardless of whether or not you are a spiritual person, you will absolutely feel the energy and spirituality when sitting at the top of this sacred place.

Travel to Machu Picchu with Kids

Read about our visit and 5 Reasons to Visit Machu Picchu  with Kids. 

5. Chichen Itza Pyramid in Mexico

Chichen Itza Pyramid is one of the most impressive and well-preserved Mayan ruins in Mexico. We were able to explore the ancient temples, wander the lush grounds, and learn about the history and culture of the Mayan civilization. The stunning architecture and intricate carvings are a testament to the incredible engineering skills of the ancient Mayans.

Chichen Itza Pyramid is one of the most impressive and well-preserved Mayan ruins in Mexico, and is recognized as one of the Seven Wonders of the World.

Read more about our Visit to Chichen Itza Pyramid here.

6. Colosseum in Rome, Italy

Who doesn’t get Gladiator vibes when you see pictures of The Colosseum? The sheer size and engineering is not only impressive, but a true testament to ancient Rome’s architectural skills. Walking through the corridors and stands, we could almost feel the thrill of gladiator battles. This is a true Wonder of the World that shouldn’t be missed.

taking kids to the colosseum in rome - one of the seven wonders of the world

Read about our visit to the Colosseum and 5 Must-See Sights when you Visit Rome with Kids.

7. Taj Mahal in Agra, India

The Taj Mahal is considered one of the most beautiful and romantic buildings in the world. It was built by emperor Shah Jahan as a mausoleum for his beloved favorite wife who died during childbirth. The Taj Mahal’s exquisite beauty and intricate details are beyond words and can only be truly appreciated by witnessing it in person.

visit the taj mahal in india

Read about the experience to Visit the Taj Mahal with Kids.

8. Christ the Redeemer in Rio, Brazil

Christ the Redeemer is an iconic statue standing on the top of the Corcovado mountain in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Christ the Redeemer stands 98 feet tall (this doesn’t include the 26 ft pedestal) high above the mountains and his arms stretch to 92 feet wide. The view from the top is unbelievable and the statue is so high that you are sometimes above the airplanes.

Visit Christ the redeemer statue with kids

Read more here: 5 Interesting Facts when you Visit Christ the Redeemer.


We achieved our family goal, and demonstrated to our boys that even though it took years to achieve, we FINALLY did it. I hope that reading about our travels around the world might inspire others to take trips off the beaten path, and maybe even seek to explore and experience the magic of the Seven Wonders of the World.

Which of the Seven Wonders of the World have you visited?

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About The Author


I’m a travel and health writer, digital and brand consultant, breast cancer survivor, and supermom to two active boys! I keep it real and share stories of raising teenage boys, family life after a cancer diagnosis, and family travels around the world! Each story is shared with my dry, and sometimes naughty sense of humor.

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