Remote locations are ideal for a quiet vacation, away from people and surrounded by nature. However, these destinations often have limited accessibility. With so many small airports having short runways, landing is only possible in small aircraft. But what if someone wants to travel in something larger? Especially when traveling internationally, they will need something with longer range like a Global Express. Does this limit their vacation to major city airports and crowded tourist traps? No. Here are some beautifully secluded destinations that are accessible by larger aircraft:
Vancouver Island’s forested mountains and lakes are full of hidden spots for a secluded vacation. Campbell River Airport provides entry to the island and it’s a short car or boat ride to the natural beauty this region offers. On land, visitors can go climbing, hiking, biking and exploring caves. On the water, they can go snorkeling, sailing, kayaking, and whale watching. Stay options include lakeside cabins, luxury tent resorts and even tree houses.
While Queenstown has an international airport, the town itself is small and surrounded by the spectacular countryside New Zealand is known for. The numerous outdoor activities available include hiking, cycling, winter sports, and adventure activities like zip lining, canyon swinging and bungee jumping. The less adventurous can enjoy the beautiful scenery from a hot pool.
For those looking for a wilder landscape, Valdez can provide a wilderness adventure. Along with hiking, fishing and kayaking, visitors can head for the mountains and go ice climbing, skiing and exploring local glaciers. Then they can relax and watch the Northern Lights in the night sky.
The Mfuwe International Airport is located near the Nsefu Game Reserve and several resorts where guests are surrounded by African wildlife- leopards, lions, giraffes, hippos and elephants, to name a few. Visitors can take walking or driving safaris or boat down the river.
Only a limited number of tourists at a time are allowed on Fernando De Noronha, a volcanic Island off the coast of Brazil, so crowds of tourists are never a problem. Guests can enjoy the untouched natural beauty and abundant wildlife with activities such as snorkeling, canoeing and surfing, or just relaxing on one of the island’s many beaches.
Located between Iceland and Scotland, the Faroe Islands boast breathtaking scenery. Mountains, green fields, rocky cliffs, and waterfalls make these islands ideal for hiking, riding horses, cycling, and many other activities available to visitors. Where better to get away for some peace and quiet than a place where sheep outnumber humans two to one?
For those looking for a tropical paradise, Palawan is the perfect spot. This archipelago in the South China Sea is full of underground rivers, hidden lagoons, caves, and submerged WW2 shipwrecks to explore. Guests can stay at a villa on a private beach or a cottage tucked into the jungle or sleep on a houseboat in a secret cove.
Flying to remote vacation spots doesn’t always mean dirt runways and jungle airstrips. You can both fly and stay in private comfort. These beautiful locations are just a few of the possibilities out there for your next trip. Bon voyage!