Looking for remote travel destinations with low populations and tourist numbers? Not only this is going to be a once-in-a-lifetime escapade but it is also wise to avoid crowded places during the prevailing pandemic.
We have shortlisted some of the most exciting and unique destinations for you to explore. Interestingly, only a few humans experienced these globetrotting experiences because generally, these spots are isolated and sometimes uninhabited. And even seasoned tourists find them hard to travel to.
Since I love such thrilling adventures, when I planned a trip to Easter Island, Chile, I googled each and every detail online with my Spectrum internet. And you should do the same before setting out. Most of our suggestions have gorgeous landscapes and tropical climates.
Want to Explore Remote Destinations? Here’s Our Top 10
For those who want to experience the most adventurous and challenging kind of wanderlust, these destinations would qualify. The adventure is totally yours to choose from!
- Tristan da Cunha, British Overseas Territory.
- Oymyakon, Russia.
- Pitcairn Island, South Pacific.
- McMurdo Station, Antarctica.
- Choquequirao, Peru.
- Danakil Depression, Ethiopia.
- Vale do Javari, Brazil.
- Motou, Tibet.
- Ittoqqortoormiit, Greenland.
- Easter Island, Chile.
Tristan da Cunha, British Overseas Territory
You will be welcomed to the most remote yet inhabited island in the whole world! Tristan da Cunha lies 1700 miles away from South Africa and 2000 miles away from South America. This volcanic island is home to less than 300 inhabitants currently.
The stunning island has no hotels, restaurants, or airports. If you want to reach it, you will have to take a weeklong boat ride. You might not experience much human contact while you are there. But we assure you that exploring this remotest island is going to be your most unique traveling experience ever!
This Russian town is the coldest inhabited spot in the world! the residents are less than 500 and the town is covered in darkness for 21 hours a day. The average temperature is less than minus 58!
Growing crops is not a possibility. Therefore, the inhabitants survive on the meat of frozen fish and reindeers. Indoor plumbing is challenging because the water freezes quickly.
You will take several days to reach this town. Consider taking a flight from Moscow to Magadan or Yakutsk to get the closest possible. From there, you will have to travel 560 miles to reach Oymyakon. The road is known as “The Road of Bones.” So, don’t drive alone!
Pitcairn Island, South Pacific
Want an escape from it all? Pitcairn Island is the place for you. It is perhaps the least-populated island in the world with only 50 residents. The island is gorgeous and is the best spot for stargazing.
Tourism is the primary resource for revenue for the island. However, it still doesn’t witness many visitors. The rugged yet lush isle is 3000 miles far from the nearest continent. Moreover, it is less than 2 square miles in area. To reach it, you will need a boat ride of no less than 32 hours!
McMurdo Station, Antarctica
We already know that Antarctica is the most isolated continent and it doesn’t have any full-time inhabitants. McMurdo was the largest scientific research station and it is 850 miles away from the South Pole.
Temperatures reach 58 degrees F at the base in winters. In addition, the winds exceed as much as 100 knots sometimes. Accessing the Ross Island station is only possible via a ship into the harbor or via an aircraft landing on shelf ice or sea ice strips.
Choquequirao is known as the sister city of Machu Picchu, a city swamped with tourists. However, Choquequirao is the lost city and doesn’t witness many visitors. Mainly because it is not for the faint of heart!
Throughout the Peruvian Andes, the said city is the most praised archeological site with the remotest Inca ruins. Furthermore, traveling to this remote spot is the most challenging part. You will have to spend several days hiking, mule rides, and wilderness camping to finally reach this one-of-a-kind destination.
Danakil Depression, Ethiopia
At Ethiopia’s Danakil Depression, you can witness one of the lowest points in the world. The Dallol Volcano has the deepest ridge there and it is 400 feet below sea level. Also, it is one of the hottest places on the planet.
The temperature can go up to as much as 106 degrees F. Another attraction is the precarious trek that the locals have been making to mine salt in the region.
Vale do Javari, Brazil
Thanks to the satellite technology for discovering parts of the world previously unknown. In 2018, Vale do Javari, a tribe of indigenous people was captured by a drone camera. This territory in the north Brazilian Amazon is home to the highest number of ingenious people on the planet!
The places cover over 8.5 million hectares and you can only access it via a waterway or by air.
Motou is a Tibetan county with around 12,000 residents. In Tibetan, Motou translates as “hidden lotus.”This lust region was previously considered a holy land according to Buddhist scriptures in Tibet.
It is inaccessible by road. Therefore, you will have to trek for four days across the mountains to reach it. you can make stopovers in the small villages on the way. Many communities in the county are still untouched by outsiders. The locals rely on farming soybean, paddy, and cotton.
Ittoqqortoormiit is the most remote town in isolated Greenland. From Nerlerit Inaat Airport, you will have to take a helicopter to reach it. The place is home to walruses, seals, Arctic foxes, and polar bears.
Moreover, tourists get to experience and enjoy kayaking and dogsledding. Another interesting fact is the there’s only one grocery store to serve around 450 residents.
Easter Island, Chile
The island is home to 3300 residents and 900 iconic statues. If you have an artistic streak, this is your place to be. Their economy runs primarily on tourism. Tourists cover 2300 miles from Chile to marvel at these artsy statues.
Moreover, while looking up Spectrum phone number and my itinerary, I found out that Easter Island a UNESCO World Heritage Site. However, the construction as well as the purpose of all these statues is still a mystery.