As more parts of the world become increasingly developed, it is reassuring to know that there are still some areas on the planet that are virtually untouched by humans, and remain in the pristine condition that they have always been in. From the lush jungles of Papua New Guinea to the most remote archipelago in the world, OROGOLD brings you the most untouched destinations around the world.
Tristan da Cunha
Considered to be the most remote archipelago in the world, Tristan da Cunha, located near South Africa, has a population of just 264. It takes a carefully planned 6 day boat trip to reach this group of volcanic islands, with fewer boats making the trip, meaning that it is likely to remain untouched for many more years to come. Many of the islands are still unexplored, with the most remote island, one where at least 3 shipwrecks have occurred off its shores, named Inaccessible Island. Although the climate here is generally mild, the islands are easily susceptible to extremely powerful oceanic storms, meaning that 30% of boat landings end up being postponed to the following day, a delay that the tour operators always factor in.
Papua New Guinea
Papua New Guinea’s rugged terrain, volcanic mountains and thick tropical jungles have made it difficult for companies to exploit the country’s natural resources, leaving it to be one of the most unexplored countries in the world. For this same reason, a reliable transportation network has also been impossible to set up, leaving many parts of the country untouched. In addition to being home to a vast array of flora and fauna, many species of which scientists believe are still undiscovered, it is also home to indigenous people. Unless a huge amount of hiking and trekking interests you, OROGOLD would recommend accessing these untouched destinations by plane, as it is extremely difficult to reach them by foot.
The Amazon Rainforest Basin
Although huge swathes of the dense Amazon rainforest are being cut down every day, it is such a large area of land that there are still parts of it that remain undisturbed, with tribes of people that remain untouched by modern day civilization. The most species-rich tropical rainforest in the world, the Amazon is sprawled across 9 different nations, each with their own laws on how they treat the forest, and it is estimated that there are around 390 billion trees in total. The Amazon accounts for over half of the rainforests left in the world, which is why conservation efforts are only going to be getting more and more intense with time.
With the many stresses that modern life brings, it is extremely common these days for travellers to want to get off the beaten path and have a true adventure, exploring a part of the world that not many other people have set foot on. If you are planning to visit an area of untouched wilderness, OROGOLD would recommend doing as much research as possible in advance, as these areas do not cater to tourists in the same way that developed destinations do.