White Desert: 6D5N Early Emperors @ Echo Camp

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MYR346,775 per person
6 Days

WHITE DESERT Antarctica Pioneering Luxury

Founded by genuine polar explorers, White Desert continues to explore whilst staying true to our principles of adventure and environmentally responsible travel. A wildlife photographer’s dream. This trip offers unique access to a magnificent penguin colony when the chicks are taking their first steps off their parent’s feet.
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What's included

Departure Location
Cape Town
Return Location
Cape Town
Tour Validity

19 November 2023 - 1 Dec 2024

Price includes
  • Safety briefing (return transfers provided)
  • Return transfers for Antarctica flights
  • Return flight to Antarctica (inc. 23kg for hold luggage and 7kg for hand luggage)
  • All accommodation, food and drinks (including all alcohol) in Antarctica
  • All guiding fees, support of field guides and logistics staff
  • The use of certain items of polar clothing, as denoted on equipment list
  • Payment by White Desert Ltd of a ‘Carbon Tax’ for offsetting emissions created by all logistics associated with Antarctic trave
Price does not include
  • Commercial flights to and from Cape Town, South Africa
  • Accommodation and meals whilst in Cape Town
  • Polar clothing (you will be sent a tailored kit list inadvance of your trip to help you purchase the necessary items)
  • Comprehensive insurance cover (White Desert staff can advise you as to the appropriate cover required)
  • Additional expenses incurred in Cape Town due to any delay
  • Additional baggage costs over the agreed amount
  • Use of a satellite phone whilst in Antarctica
  • Day 1
  • Day 2
  • Day 3
  • Day 4
  • Day 5
  • Day 6
Day 1


You fly over thousands of icebergs on our 5-hour flight across the Southern Ocean to Antarctica During the flight, you enter the Polar Circle and the
continuous daylight of the Antarctic summer. After landing on the ancient blue ice of the runway, you will transfer to our camp at Echo and take in the view
from astride a fat bike.

Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Day 2

Echo Camp

Settle into Echo and do as much or as little as you like each day. Activities range from restorative massages and inspiring treks to exploring incredible mountains and glaciers, summiting a nunatak, ice climbing and even abseiling. After the day’s activities you will hear a talk about the incredible life cycle of the Emperor Penguins in preparation for your visit the following day

Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Day 3


You fly 2.5 hours across Antarctica on our BT-67 aircraft, enjoying immense views of the High Polar Plateau, before landing at the Emperor Penguin
colony at Atka Bay. Wrapped up in the sights and sounds of thousands of penguins, you will be among the very few who have ever witnessed such a spectacle, observing the real-life stars of March of the Penguins.

Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Day 4

Echo Camp

We spend the day exploring the nearby mountains and enjoy a gentle hike overlooking the endless ice sheet, followed by a champagne picnic. Then you’ll head off with your guide, winding your way through the snow and ice to an incredible vantage point where you can take in the panoramic view over the mountains that you have just explored.

Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Day 5

Echo Camp

An adventurous hike along a winding cliff face affords guests stunning views over the last pristine wilderness on Earth. Our world-class mountain guides will lead you on this challenging hike, ensuring your safety at all times

Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Day 6


The flight out of Antarctica will be the last of your enduring Antarctic memories before you delve back into the vibrant energy of Africa. You will be transferred to your hotel where you will have a chance to relax and reflect on your Antarctic adventure

Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Almost 2 decades ago, we dreamed of sharing this extraordinary continent, so rarely visited, with people other than scientists and explorers. We wanted to guide people on a personal journey to the last true wilderness and most remote place on Earth – Antarctica. Each year we have the privilege of bringing just 250 guests from our home in Cape Town to the Seventh Continent. We want people to experience this breath-taking place in luxury and to hopefully go home changed in the most positive of ways. With rare access to the interior of Antarctica and the support of our extraordinary guides, you will encounter a pristine glacial landscape of immeasurable splendour. Here icebergs tower like carved cathedrals, wildlife thrives in the harshest of conditions, glistening ice sheets stretch to the skyline and shards of rock pierce through pristine snowfields. The end of the world is unimaginably beautiful. To see the Emperor penguins and their newly born chicks existing in this unforgiving environment is humbling; we bear witness to their fight for survival against seemingly insurmountable odds. Standing on the South Pole is a feat experienced by fewer than 500 people each year! Once here, there is no more East, West or South – only North… The Continent has had a deep and lasting impact on all of us at White Desert and we look forward to sharing it with you.


~Rock-climbing and abseiling
~Hiking multiple nunataks
~Fat biking
~Cross country skiing
~Exploring ice caves

Travel Period Price Per Person (Echo Camp) - - -
Nov 19 – Nov 24 2023-
Nov 19 – Nov 25 2024RM 346,775
Nov 25 – Dec 1 2024RM 346,775
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White Desert: 6D5N Early Emperors @ Echo Camp

MYR346,775 per person
6 Days

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