Third of travellers have never visited one of the Seven Wonders
Only five per cent of travellers have visited Machu Picchu, but a third have been to the Colosseum
A new study suggests that many travellers are missing out on seeing some of the world's most impressive sites, having never visited any of the New Seven Wonders of the World.
An adventure holiday to countries regions such as South America or Asia could be a great way for those who have so far not had opportunity to see some of these incredible structures to experience their splendour.
Other sites on the official New Seven Wonders list, as compiled by the New7Wonders Foundation, include Machu Picchu in Peru, Chichen Itza in Mexico and the Great Wall of China.
But, according to a survey of travellers from around the world, including the UK, conducted by Hotels.com, 30 per cent have never visited these or any of the other Wonders, while a further one in five (20 per cent) were not even aware of their existence, the IBNS news agency reports.
Some of the most overlooked Wonders include the ancient Inca ruins at Machu Picchu, which just five per cent of those polled had been to, and the archaeological site of Petra in Jordan, seen by just six per cent of people.
However, Rome's ancient amphitheatre, the Colosseum, has been visited by a third (33 per cent) of travellers and the Great Wall of China also proved popular, having been seen by 17 per cent of people.
Along with the Seven manmade Wonders of the World, the New7Wonders Foundation is also putting together a list of the top seven natural wonders, many of which those on overland adventures may also get a chance to see.
So far, provisional winners include Table Mountain in South Africa, Halong Bay in Vietnam and the Amazon Rainforest and River in South America.