The World’s Least Visited Destinations And Why You Should See Them

If you are planning a trip but want to avoid the crowds, there are several places on earth that are still (relatively) untouched by tourism. These island and landlocked nations feature beautiful vistas, abundant sea and jungle life as well as locals who have not yet been jaded by flocks of visitors.

Off-the-beaten-path countries and territories provide numerous enriching and enjoyable experiences. Whether you enjoy kicking back with a bottle of wine or prefer scuba diving among sea turtles, check out these lesser-known vacation spots around the world.

Swim With Humpback Whales In Niue

Swim With Humpback Whales In Niue
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Auscape/Universal Images Group via Getty Images

About 10,000 visitors went to the Polynesian island Niue in 2017. In addition to beautiful seas and soft sand, its coastline is also jam-packed with caves. But one of the best parts is the humpback whales that gather near the island from July through October.

Niue is one of the world’s smallest countries but one of the best places to swim with humpback whales, which use the waters as a nursery. You can even see their magnificence from the shores if you prefer to stay dry.