Top 10 lesser-known UNESCO sites
Why visit a UNESCO site?As Theodore Roosevelt claimed: “the more you know about the past, the better you are prepared for the future”. The allocation of UNESCO world heritage status gives incredible historical sites the memorialisation and protection they deserve. From the spiritual tranquility of the Lalibela churches and the ancient Göbekli Tepe temple, to the once domineering sites of Persepolis and Fuerte de Samaipata, each of the amazing locations on this list has a special and almost magical essence. These are the items that should be on every adventure traveller’s bucket list.
Our tours with knowledgeable guides provide you with an intimate access to a hidden world of wonders. When visiting such significant sites, our small, tailormade tours avoid the negative aspects associated with mass tourism. And nowhere is this advantage felt more than at lesser-known UNESCO sites where suddenly legends and myths can conflate with facts and history, and what you think you know changes when you arrive at these locations. At Travel the Unknown, learning about the history and culture of our destinations is an important part of the adventure and that is certainly what you’ll find when visiting a UNESCO site with us.