Spanning across all seven continents, the Wonders of the World include some of humankind’s most awe-inspiring architectural feats and mother nature’s greatest marvels. Beginning August 12, travel to the corners of the globe, reaching back in time to ancient civilizations to earn up to three new souvenirs and become the World Explorer.
Earn up to three new souvenirs by finding geocaches and collecting stamps to fill your Wonders of the World passport.
From the Temple of Artemis to the Roman Colosseum, let these Wonders be your guidebook on your next geocaching adventure to become the World Explorer!
You can find answers to some of our frequently asked questions below.
Is Wonders of the World in the Geocaching® app?
Yes! Wonders of the World is available on both the iOS and Android Geocaching® apps as well as Geocaching.com. Beginning on August 12 at noon UTC, visit your profile and tap on Wonders of the World to see your progress in the Geocaching® app, or visit your Dashboard on Geocaching.com.
I don’t see Wonders of the World on my phone.
You must have the latest version of the Geocaching® app to access Wonders of the World on your mobile device. Visit Google Play or the App Store to update your Geocaching® app.
What are Wonders?
Wonders are digital stamps hidden in geocaches. Wonders help you fill your Wonders of the World passport. Collect them when you find and log geocaches. Search for geocaches that contain the Wonders you are looking for and collect them when you log the cache beginning August 12 at noon UTC.
How do I find and collect Wonders?
Plan your outings by searching for Wonders. Note: you have to collect all of the Modern Wonders before you can start collecting Ancient Wonders.
1. Use filters to see geocaches that contain Wonders. Find and log geocaches to collect the Wonders.
2. Collect all the Modern Wonders to unlock the Ancient Wonders.
3. Collect all of the Ancient Wonders to fill your passport and become the World Explorer.
4. Keep track of your progress on the Wonders of the World page.
Note: All members (Basic and Premium) can search and filter for Wonders on Geocaching.com and in the Geocaching® app.
You can also look at cache details to see if a geocache has the Wonder you need.
How do I know which geocaches have Wonders?
You can filter for geocaches that have the Wonders you need by using the search filters in the Geocaching® app or on Geocaching.com or by clicking the “Search for Wonders” button on the Wonders of the World page.
How do I collect Wonders?
Filter for Wonders to see which geocaches have the Wonders you need. Then find and log those geocaches to collect the Wonder on the Wonders of the World page in the Geocaching® app or on Geocaching.com. You can also look in the cache details to see if that geocache has the Wonder you are looking for. Note: you have to collect all of the Modern Wonders before you can collect the Ancient Wonders.
Do Event Caches have Wonders?
At this time, Event Caches will not have Wonders associated with them.
Do Adventure Lab Caches have Wonders?
Adventure Lab Caches do not contain Wonders.
Do geocaches published during Wonders of the World get Wonders?
New geocaches published during Wonders of the World will all receive one of the Modern Wonders.
I changed my log and did not collect a Wonder. Help!
Log type changes will not award a Wonder; only find logs will award Wonders. You will not collect Wonders if you change a Write note or DNF to a Found it log. In order to be awarded the Wonder, you will need to delete and resubmit your Found it log.
If I delete my log, what happens to my Wonder?
If you delete your log, the Wonder associated with it will be removed from your collection.
If I find geocaches that contain a Wonder before I unlock the level, do I still collect it?
You cannot collect Wonders that you do not qualify for. You must find the Modern Wonders before you can collect Ancient Wonders.
Do I have to log my finds in a specific order to collect the Wonders?
You must find the Modern Wonders before you can collect Ancient Wonders. Check your progress on the Wonders of the World page to be sure you have collected all of the Modern Wonders before you collect the Ancient Wonders.
How many Wonders are in a single geocache?
A geocache can contain up to two Wonder types, but an unlimited number of each Wonder. A geocache may have either a Modern Wonder or both a Modern and Ancient Wonder. If you log the geocache which includes both a Modern and Ancient Wonder, you will only collect the Wonder for the level you are on. So, if you have not found all seven Modern Wonders, you will collect the Modern Wonder. If you have collected all of the Modern Wonders, then you will collect the Ancient Wonder. If you find a geocache with only a Modern Wonder which you have already collected, you will not receive any Wonder when logging the cache.
Will my friends see the same Wonders as me?
Yes. However, if you have already found that geocache, you will not be able to collect the Wonder(s) it contains.
What are the three souvenirs I can earn during Wonders of the World?
Modern Wonders of the World
Ancient Wonders of the World
How many Wonders do I need to find to earn each souvenir?
The first souvenir, Modern Wonders of the World, requires finding all seven Modern Wonders. The second souvenir, Ancient Wonders of the World, requires finding seven Ancient Wonders of the World. The third souvenir, World Explorer, will be awarded when you have completed the prior two steps.
Can I join Wonders of the World at any time?
Yes! You can earn all of the souvenirs as long as you collect all 14 of the Wonders.
When does Wonders of the World end?
Wonders of the World will be on-going and will not end until at least December 31, 2020. We will be sure to announce an end date with ample time so that all who are participating can complete the souvenir challenge.
What about COVID-19?
As the Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) situation is evolving rapidly around the world, we encourage geocachers to follow the most current guidance from public health authorities when choosing how to participate in activities such as geocaching. Your health and safety are the top priority.
Our goal is to have a promotion that is both fun and safe. As such, we will continue to make any adjustments as needed so that the promotion is as inclusive as possible.
Where can I see my souvenirs?
Souvenirs appear on your profile under the souvenir tab and also in the souvenir section in the app. For iOS users, access your souvenirs from the profile tab in the Geocaching® app. For Android users, access your souvenirs from your profile through the menu (≡) in the upper left hand corner.
What does UTC stand for?
Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) is the basis for civil time today. It is the time standard (not a time zone) commonly used across the world. Wonders of the World begins on August 12 at noon UTC. You can convert UTC to your local time here.
Is there Wonders of the World merchandise?
Yes! Visit the Wonders of the World page on Shop Geocaching for geocoins and tags. If you’re outside of the United States or Canada, visit our Distributor page to find a shop near you.