Some adventurers like to go on well-known hiking trails, others like to dive out of a plane. Some prefer to make their way through challenging 4×4 trails, while others might want to instead scuba drive at the nearest beach. And there are some adventurers that want to explore some of the areas of the world that few others have been to.
These are areas that are so far from civilisation that it can sometimes take days to get to them, but they’re also often completely unspoilt, providing a glimpse into what the world might have looked like before mankind came along.
It might come as a surprise considering how popular Easter Island is, but few are quite aware of just how isolated this island truly is. The closest mainland to Easter Island is the country of Chile, which is more than 3500 kilometres away. It’s a long journey, but most people that have visited Easter Island say that it’s well worth the effort it takes to get there.
Tristan Da Cunha
Tristan Da Cunha consists of a total of four islands. This includes Nightingale, Inaccessible, Gough Island, as well as Tristan Da Cunha. Two of these islands are UNESCO World Heritage sites due to the unique landscapes that they are made up of.
The islands are technically a part of the United Kingdom, although inhabitants of the island abide by their own constitution. In order to get to Tristan da Cunha, a traveller would first need to fly to the city of Cape Town in South Africa, and then take a boat to the island. Boats only go that way a few times during the course of a year, and it can take up to a week before arriving at the island.
While Tristan da Cunha is visited by hundreds of people every year, Nauru is not nearly as popular among tourists. Despite the fact that it’s known locally as “Pleasant Island”, Nauru only gets around 160 tourists per year, which means that it’s a great choice for those travellers that want to try and avoid as many other tourists as possible.
It is the smallest republic in the world, and while it’s fairly tiny, there’s a lot to do there, including snorkelling, hiking, hanging out with the locals, or just relaxing with a book or the latest Australian online slots.
Socotra is an island that falls under the jurisdiction of Yemen and requires a 240 kilometre trip from the Horn Of Africa to see. Many that have visited the island have described it as one of the strangest looking places on earth. More than a third of all of the flora and fauna are endemic to the island, and its home to some of the most unique trees on the planet. Socotra is the perfect place to visit for the adventurer that wants to see wildlife and plants that are found nowhere else on earth.