In an increasingly connected world, finding a place to go off the grid may seem like a daunting task. Thankfully, there are still many places in the world where you can unplug and immerse in real-life experiences away from the constant hustle that define urban life. If you are looking for a remote getaway where you can disconnect from the outside world, here are some of the best destinations for some off-the-grid adventures.
Amazon Rainforest, Ecuador
Galapagos Islands may be Ecuador’s most famous nature attraction, but the Ecuadorian Amazon is not far behind. The Amazon Rainforest in Ecuador has boasts of a rich and awe-inspiring biodiversity with a wide array of species. It is becoming a destination of choice for people who want to enjoy some time off the grid. One of the best places for a getaway is The Huaorani Lodge which provides travelers with an opportunity to experience the Huaorani culture and be part of the surrounding natural environment. It also offers plenty of opportunities for activities like canoeing, hiking, and hunting among others.
Bhutan has long been an isolated country by choice. Even as it welcomes more tourists than in the past, travel to the country is still regulated with a limit to the number of tourists allowed every year. Its unique brand of isolation may be one of the reasons Bhutan is a great place to spend time, preferably lots of it, off the grid. Here, you can hike and explore valleys and mountains, see beautiful and remote Buddhist monasteries, and marvel at the pristine environment.
The Chumbe Island Coral Park in Zanzibar is nature reserve and sanctuary that offers an idyllic place to get away from city life. It is home to hundreds species of fish and a stunning array of coral. Visitors can stay in one of the handful of bungalows and experience life on an island with no electricity that could power devices and gadgets that will take the attention away from the breathtaking views.
Great Bear Rainforest, Canada
The Great Bear Rainforest is a vast roadless wilderness that spans six million hectares. Visitors travel through the fjords to explore this amazing place teeming with natural wonders. It is home to a wide range of wildlife including the Kermode (Spirit) bear, bald eagles, and more. Sightings of dolphins, sea lions, sea otters, and whales are also common as the place also boats of a rich aquatic life.
There is no dearth of places to go off the grid in Mongolia. At the Gobi Desert, the Three Camel Lodge is a place where visitors can disconnect from the digital world and soak in the rejuvenating powers of nature. Here, you can stay for a while surrounded by stunning desert and mountains.