4 Really Far Away Exotic Destinations To Truly Get Away
Looking for exotic destinations? Thanks to smartphones and developing infrastructure, truly getting away from “real life” gets harder as our devices become faster and even more connected than ever. Think back to a mere 10 years ago when email access on your phone was a luxury… and when you could get away with the excuse that your connection was poor and therefore, unable to reply to work texts. Social media exacerbates feelings of FOMO (fear of missing out), and the whole “pics or it did not happen’ was amplified 10-fold with Instagram Stories and Snapchat.
Which is why we’ve curated this list of 4 far-flung exotic destinations and ultra remote tours that will truly allow you to feel as though civilisation cannot reach you – so long you keep your phone on Airplane mode.
Galapagos Wildlife Photo Tour
Thanks to a lack of natural predators, friendly wildlife such as playful sea lions and gigantic sea tortoises let visitors get up close and personal. This archipelago of about 19 islands and many smaller islets sprinkled 620 miles off Ecuador’s coast in the Pacific Ocean is a double World Heritage site (both land and sea are protected) and served as the inspiration for Charles Darwin’s Theory of Evolution. Each island boasts its own unique landscape, ranging from barren black, volcanic rocks to swaths of white sand beaches melting into gemstone-blue waters. The archipelago is also home to the world’s largest biodiversity of wildlife – perfect for all you wildlife and nature lovers wanting to get back in touch with life before technology.
South Pole Antarctica Photo tour
The first imagery that comes to mind is huge sheets of ice. In addition to that, the endless whiteness spread across the lands, surrounded by the blue of the ocean, filled with icebergs, and penguins. This stark beauty was earlier only accessible via ships. But with the recent developments, flying to Antarctica has become easy and has gained popularity because of number of reasons. Plus, it is literally one of the furthest (and most exotic) places you can hope to get to from Singapore!
Patagonia Photo Tour
Known for its stunning raw wilderness untouched by mankind, Patagonia lies tucked away right at the southernmost tip of the Americas. It is vast and empty, peaceful and quiet, a landscape that is wind-swept and barren. The surrounding Torres Del Paine boasts landscape you can only imagine, with beautiful vistas of rolling pastures and forests, mountains, glaciers and lakes. With nary a building in sight, this is the perfect destinations to travel to for a reminder of a simpler life.
Mayan Culture Photo Tour
This exotic tour takes you on a trip to one of the most famous cities in Mesoamerica: Tikal. Once the capital of a great Mayan kingdom, the stone temples, residences and religious monuments stand tall above the wild jungle around them, their intricate hieroglyphics providing a long list of ruling dynasties with many tombs of ancient kings. Today, nature has taken over, and her stone walls are covered in flora, a grim reminder that when modern civilisation ends, nature will prevail.