Yasuni National Park, Ecuador
Seeking a remote spot to explore? Yasuni ticks all the boxes for those keen to leave the beaten track far behind. Located in Amazonian Ecuador, the National Park here is home to two uncontacted indigenous tribes — the Tagaeri and the Taromenane. This is a place far from the modern world and all its creature comforts. This is a backwater indeed.
The indigenous people here tend to use Yasuni’s winding waterways — many of which serve as tributaries to the Amazon River — to get around, and those heading to these parts might be advised to follow their lead and go by boat. Those leaving the river behind and heading deep into the dense jungle will discover one of the most biodiverse places on the planet.
You’ll be sure to chance upon countless creatures as you head into the wild, but with jaguars, eagles and anacondas amongst the species at home here, do be on your guard in case of unexpected encounters.