Too busy/lazy/disorganised [delete as applicable] to create your own personal travel bucket list of places to visit and cultures to experience? Fear not, those kind people at UNESCO (or the ever so slightly less snappy United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation) have pretty much done the job for you.

Even more thoughtfully, UNESCO have divided the world into neat segments. There's the classic: the UNESCO World Heritage sites list of wondrous places (both natural and man-made) around the globe; the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage list celebrating human creative genius in fields such as cuisine and music; the UNESCO Global Geoparks list of remarkable geographic areas (think the Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania), the UNESCO Biosphere Reserves list of regions where man and nature work most harmoniously for sustainable development (eg: the Cape Winelands in South Africa, hear hear), the self-explanatory UNESCO Creative Cities list and our particular favourite niche, the UNESCO Atlas of the World's Languages in Danger list.

At this point we know what you're thinking: that's a lot of places to visit and imperilled languages to listen to in one lifetime, so we at Original Travel have done what we do best and distilled this deluge of delightful destinations into more bite size chunks. Welcome to our UNESCO Travel Collection, where you can browse itineraries and more, all of which include at least one UNESCO world heritage travel must-visit destination, UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage travel must-experience or UNESCO Biosphere/Global Geopark/Creative City to visit. We can then tailor-make an itinerary to weave together the various places and experiences, and you can get ticking off that list.

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