The 7 Natural Wonders of the World

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Celebrate the 7 Natural Wonders of the World during National Great Outdoors Month


As June is National Great Outdoors Month, we want to remind you to embrace the beauty of the great outdoors and realise the health benefits and cultural opportunities outdoor adventures bring.

Therefore, in this article, we showcase the amazing 7 Natural Wonders of the World and encourage you to take a moment to explore, discover, and come outdoors with SHY!

1. Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls is a breathtaking waterfall situated on the Zambezi River between Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Discovered by David Livingstone in 1855 and known as “The Smoke that Thunders,” this wonder is 5,577 feet in width and 354 feet deep.

It plunges into the Batoka Gorge below, releasing a roar and misty spectacle.


The Best Way to See Victoria Falls:

  • Helicopter ride over the falls
  • Explore on foot and walk through Livingstone Park.

Top Tip when Travelling to Victoria Falls:

When you are exploring this wonder, add a safari experience to your trip and create memories to last a lifetime. 


Victoria Falls Trivia:

Victoria Falls is twice the height of Niagara Falls.


Airports for Private Jet Charter to visit Victoria Falls:

Victoria Falls Airport (IATA: VFA, ICAO: FVFA) is an international airport serving the Victoria Falls tourism industry and is available for private jet charters.

2. Aurora Borealis - Northern Lights

The Northern Lights are a spectacle of natural light that occurs when charged particles from the sun collide with the gasses in the Earth’s atmosphere, creating vibrant hues of green, pink, and violet across the night sky.

During the winter months, the Northern Lights can be witnessed in regions near the Arctic Circle.

The vibrant green, pink, and violet hues across the night sky create an unforgettable connection to our planet’s beauty.


The Best Way to See the Northern Lights:

  • Travel to near the Arctic Circle in Norway, Sweden, or Iceland
  • Book an exclusive sight-seeing package with one of SHY Lifestyle’s luxury travel partners.

Top Tip when Travelling to the Northern Lights:

To best view the Northern Lights, pick a spot away from street lights and other types of light pollution.


Northern Lights Trivia:

Aristotle made the first scientific account of the northern lights in the 4th century BCE.


Airports for Private Jet Charter to visit The Northern Lights:

Svalbard Longyearbyen in Norway is a small airport, accessible by private jet. Or if travelling to see the Northern Lights in Iceland, Reykjavic International Airport (RKV) is best for private jet charters.

3. Harbour of Rio de Janeiro

Also known as Guanabara Bay, this wonder is a natural masterpiece of a natural harbour that brings immense beauty to the city of Brazil.

Situated on the southeastern coast and stretching across 31 miles, it is one of the largest bays on the globe.

It is surrounded by lush green mountains and renowned landmarks such as the Christ the Redeemer statue.

This wonder’s sheer size makes it one of the world’s truly awesome sights.


The Best Way to See the Harbour of Rio de Janeiro:

  • Take a cable car ride up Sugarloaf Mountain for a panoramic view
  • Admire the view from the Christ the Redeemer statue atop Corcovado Mountain
  • Helicopter Tour.

Top Tip when Travelling to the Harbour of Rio de Janeiro:

Chartering a luxury boat is a great way to explore the bay’s spectacular coves.


Harbour of Rio de Janeiro Trivia:

Based on the volume of water, Guanabara Bay is the largest bay in the world.


Airports for Private Jet Charter to visit the Harbour of Rio de Janeiro:

Private Jet Charters to Rio de Janeiro can use 4 different airports: Santos Dumont Airport (SDU), the Galeao International Airport (GIG), the Afonsos Airport (SBAF), and the Santa Cruz Airport (SNZ). 

4. Paricutin Volcano

Paricutin volcano dramatically emerged in 1943 in the Mexican state of Michoacan.

This iconic wonder stands as a testament to the dynamic forces that shape our planet.

Once a cornfield, the eruption of Paricutin transformed the landscape, and it now rises over 1,300 feet above sea level.

The eruption buried villages that today stand frozen in time and symbolise the earth’s ability to reshape itself.


The Best Way to See Paricutin:

  • Helicopter tour
  • Feel the volcanic ash beneath your feet on a hiking adventure across the transformative landscape.

Top Tip when Travelling to Paricutin:

Hiring a tour guide to accompany you on your trip or plan a trip on your behalf is definitely the best way to get the most out of visiting Paricutin.


Paricutin Trivia:

Paricutin formed as a result of a nine-year eruption, from 1943 to 1952, that began in an open field. It is one of the youngest volcanoes on Earth. 


Airports for Private Jet Charter to visit Paricutin:

Uruapan International Airport (UPN/MMPN) is the closest airport to Paricutin.

5. Grand Canyon

A colossal masterpiece carved out of the earth by the Colorado River, the Grand Canyon reveals layers of vibrant red rock, showcasing our planet’s geological history.

It stretches 277 miles long, 10 miles across, and reaches depths of over a mile.


The Best Way to See The Grand Canyon:

  • Helicopter tour
  • Hiking adventure across the canyon organised by the SHY Lifestyle team will ensure an unforgettable experience.

Top Tip when Travelling to the Grand Canyon:

Waking up before dawn is definitely worth it as the first of the day’s sun rays make the canyon walls glow gold.


Grand Canyon Trivia:

For generations, it was believed that the Colorado River began carving the Grand Canyon about 6 million years ago, but a 2012 study suggested that the process may have begun as far back as 70 million years ago.


Airports for Private Jet Charter to visit The Grand Canyon:

Grand Canyon Airport (GCN), H.a. Clark Memorial Field Airport (CMR), and Flagstaff Pulliam Airport (FLG) are the closest airports for private jet charters to the Grand Canyon.

6. Mount Everest

Towering at 29,032 feet above sea level, Mount Everest sits on the border of Nepal and Tibet and invites daring climbers to its summit.

The journey to the top is an incredibly challenging terrain of icefalls and daunting ridges and is a phenomenal test of physical endurance and mental resilience.  


The Best Way to See Mount Everest:

  • Scenic mountain flight – fly into Kathmandu to witness Everest’s splendour from the air and capture panoramic views of the Himalayan.
  • Helicopter tour – Soar above Everest’s peaks and take in breathtaking views.

Top Tip when Travelling to Mount Everest:

For the most dramatic Everest views, visit the northern Everest Base Camp in Tibet.


Mount Everest Trivia:

Mount Everest is a massive 8848 meters / 29.032 ft tall – just below the cruising height of a jumbo jet.


Airports for Private Jet Charter to visit Mount Everest:

Lukla Airport, also known as Tenzing-Hillary Airport, is the closest airport for private jet charter to Mount Everest.

7. Great Barrier Reef

Stretching across 2,300 kilometres, the Great Barrier Reef is the largest coral reef system in the world.

Located off the coast of Queensland, Australia, it’s a vibrant underwater marvel teeming with marine wildlife.


The Best Way to See The Great Barrier Reef:

  • Snorkelling or scuba-diving experience
  • Charter a boat to explore the reef
  • Helicopter tours for a birds-eye view

Top Tip when Travelling to the Great Barrier Reef:

The best time to visit the reef is May to November. This avoids cyclone season, stinger season and also Queensland’s hottest weather.


The Great Barrier Reef Trivia:

The Great Barrier Reef is the largest living thing on Earth and is visible from outer space.


Airports for Private Jet Charter to visit the Great Barrier Reef:

Hamilton Island Airport, also known as the Great Barrier Reef Airport, is the primary airport serving the Whitsunday Islands for private jet charter to the Great Barrier Reef.

Celebrate National Great Outdoors Month by planning your next adventure to these natural wonders with SHY Aviation. Whether you wish to travel to any of the regions by private jet charter, or wish to take in their splendour via helicopter tour, our global private aviation specialists are available 24/7 to arrange your flight. For all your other travel needs for the perfect trip, the SHY lifestyle team of luxury travel experts will take care of every detail.

Embrace the outdoors and discover the incredible beauty our world has to offer!

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