For an enriching road trip experience, why not stop off for an encounter with some of the world’s most diverse World Heritage Sites? Drive through the rolling hills of The Lake District in England or stop over at the poignant Robben Island in South Africa; UNESCO World Heritage Sites offer a mix of both cultural and natural legacies for travellers to enjoy.
Choose Budget for a great range of cars to suit your requirements combined with its detailed local knowledge, flexibility and great value for money. With approximately 3,500 locations in more than 120 countries, visiting the world’s UNESCO sites with Budget comes easy. Budget shares five of the many UNESCO sites from around the world
Los Alerces National Park, Argentina
If it’s the great outdoors that ticks the boxes, stop off at Los Alerces National Park in Argentina, which is only accessible by car on the eastern side. The park lies in the shadows of the snow-capped peaks of the Andes and Budget road-trippers can take a boat trip on the four lakes to enjoy the views of The Torrecillas Glacier. With limited transport to reach the national park, hiring a car is the best way to access this untouched natural beauty.
Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks, Canada
For a world-class journey, experience a drive along the Icefields Parkway, which stretches over 200km through the heart of the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks World Heritage Site. Pull over to explore the unspoiled mountain lakes and ancient glaciers of Banff and Jasper National Parks, home to diverse wildlife and majestic viewpoints. This is a winning combination for Budget drivers – a vast UNESCO world heritage site paired with one of the world’s most epic road trips.
The Lake District, England
The Lake District is the perfect spot if your idea of heaven is shimmering lakes and picturesque villages and renting a car means you can explore this beautiful region at your own pace. Home to England’s largest natural lake and highest mountain, the national park is packed with outdoor opportunities. Stretch your legs by exploring on foot, or simply relax in the beautiful surroundings of England’s first national park to gain World Heritage status.
Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto, Japan
Budget drivers can soak up the views of Mount Fuji while following the old road which links the new capital of Japan to the old. Worlds apart from the bustling metropolis of Tokyo, Kyoto is punctuated by cherry-blossom trees. But what makes this city special is the tranquil temples that line the city’s waterways, which make the perfect pit-stop for culture vultures.
Robben Island, South Africa
Beneath the imposing Table Mountain lies Cape Town – a city of contrasts located on the Atlantic Coast. History buffs will be fascinated during a visit to the haunting prison where Nelson Mandela was incarcerated for 18 years, which gained UNESCO status in 1999. From here, Cape Town offers the ideal starting point for Budget drivers to begin their journey along the world-famous Garden Route.
UNESCO World Heritage Sites – there are 1,000+ of them, all of which are recognised for their exceptional natural beauty or outstanding cultural importance that are worthy of protection for all humanity. These are only five of many. Be inspired to go and explore the big, beautiful world. Pick a car, take a drive and check out the world’s most intriguing sites to visit.
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