Travel with Ker & Downey to see UNESCO World Heritage Sites around the globe. You’ll enjoy the best of luxury travel with private guides and custom journeys.
Ningaloo Coast, Australia
The Ningaloo Coast is one of Western Australia’s natural treasures. Named to the UNESCO World Heritage Site list in 2011, the 604,500 hectare coast is alive with an abundance of marine life, turquoise waters, and dazzling white beaches set against a backdrop of rugged limestone ranges. It’s also home to annual migrations of sea turtles, dolphins, humpback whales, manta rays, manatees, and whale sharks who can average 40 feet in length.
It’s an unforgettable adventure to snorkel with the speckled gentle giants of the sea, and you can do just that on our Explorer’s Australia journey. You’ll spend 13 days traversing Australia’s wild west as you explore the Indian Ocean’s glittering coast and rugged outback from the Ningaloo Reef to Kakadu.
Please note, whale shark and other wildlife migrations happen seasonally. While snorkeling the reefs is a stunning sight year round, large marine animal sightings cannot be guaranteed.
Ha Long Bay is a naturalist’s dream. It was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994 for the drowned limestone karst landforms, it’s natural beauty, and biological interest. The area includes over 1,600 islands and islets, most of which are uninhabited and unaffected by humans. Sculpted into strange shapes by the wind and weather, the karsts hide deserted beaches, many magnificent caves, floating fishing villages and hidden lagoons that may only be reached by clefts in the cliffs revealed at low tide.
A visit to Vietnam is not complete without experiencing the spectacular majesty of Ha Long Bay. On our Vietnam Highlights Journey, you’ll discover the splendors of Ha Long Bay aboard the Halong Violet, a red-sailed wooden junk that combines classic beauty with modern comfort for the most luxurious way to see the bay.
Urban Historic Center of Cienfuegos, Cuba
The urban historic center of Cienfuegos joined the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 2005. The original city center of Cienfuegos was made up of 25 blocks, laid out in a grid plan with precise geometric regularity, which was inspired by the Spanish Enlightenment. It’s a prime example of modern urbanism in Spanish America. The planned town reflected a new socio-economic and cultural trend related to urban order, public hygiene, public spaces, natural light, and ventilation.
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