Intl. Day for Monuments and Sites

U.S. first lady Michelle Obama (L) poses for photos in front of the Angkor Wat Temple in Siem Reap province, Cambodia
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Tuesday – 18th April is International Day for Monuments and Sites . Asian Lite compiles a selection of Monumental Tours in association with Chapters Experience Holidays.

U.S. first lady Michelle Obama (L) poses for photos in front of the Angkor Wat Temple in Siem Reap province, Cambodia (File)

From the Acropolis in Athens to Angkor Wat in Cambodia, the great monuments and historic sites of the world are a window into ancient history and cultures and have long been a source of fascination for visitors. In celebration of the ‘International Day for Monuments and Sites’ on Tuesday 18 April, Chapters Experience Holidays, the small group, expert led experience holiday specialists, have selected some of their inspirational breaks which best bring these monumental World Heritage sites to life. For a glimpse stretching over the centuries:

13th century BC
GREECE: The Acropolis, Athens – A Classic Greek Journey
In the footsteps of ancient Spartans and Olympians through green valleys rich in wild olive and plane trees, ruined temples and amphitheatres of a lost age, A Classic Greek Journey explores the history, mythology and city states of ancient Greece. Starting at the sacred site of the oracle at Delphi, it culminates in the bustling metropolis of Athens, with its crowning glory The Acropolis – the most striking and complete ancient Greek monumental complex still existing in our time.

Chapters Experience Holidays offers an 11 night Classic Greek Journey holiday from £1445pp and includes return flights and transfers, B&B en-suite accommodation, dinners taken at local restaurants and tavernas, knowledgeable local guides and all local transport costs. Departures 12 & 27 September 2017. http://www.chaptersholidays.co.uk/a-classic-greek-journey

6th Century
PERU: Kuelap – A journey in Ancient Peru (‘new’ cable car experience for 2017)
Likened to Machu Picchu without the crowds – yet three times older – the ancient pre-Inca city of Kuelap rises spectacularly out of the misty Peruvian cloud forest. Be one of the first to experience the new cable car which opens in early 2017 – offering a breathtaking 20 minute bird’s eye ride to the summit. As well as enjoying the views, the ride enables visitors to save the time spent on the usual 3-4 hour walk to the summit – giving much more time to enjoy exploring these astounding ruins.
Chapters Experience Holidays offers a 17 night A journey in Ancient Peru holiday from £3525pp including flights, full board accommodation, transfers, local transport and admission fees. Departures 13 October 2017.

12th Century: CAMBODIA: Angkor Wat, Siem Reap – Exploring Indochina
Winding its way through Thailand, Laos and Cambodia, Exploring Indochina16 night holiday culminates in a spectacular visit to the vast 60 square kilometre site of Angkor Wat, an ancient city and seat of power for the Khmer regime that ruled much of South East Asia. En route, visit timeless backstreets in ancient towns, fragrant bustling markets, exotic temple complexes and small rural villages set to a landscape of verdant green paddy fields, winding canals and rivers.

Chapters Experience Holidays, 01707 246666, www.chaptersholidays.co.uk

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