- Tour Highlights
- Price & Dates
29 November 2023 - 2 February 2025
- 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 travel
- 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 in advance 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 7
- Day 8
CAPE TOWN - WOLFS FANG RUNWAY - Whichaway Camp
We fly over thousands of icebergs on our 5-hour flight across the Southern Ocean to Antarctica. During the flight, we enter the Polar Circle and encounter the continuous daylight of the Antarctic summer. After landing on the ancient blue ice of the runway, you will transfer to our camp at Whichaway and take a gentle hike around the Oasis.
Settle into Whichaway and do as much or as little as you like each day. Activities range from yoga, massages and gentle treks to exploring the incredible ice waves, summiting a nunatak, ice climbing and even abseiling! On quieter days, you’ll hear talks from our polar explorer staff about some of the lesser known history of Antarctica and their world recordbreaking expeditions.
We fly 2.5 hours across Antarctica, witnessing beautiful views of the nearby mountain ranges and coastline, before landing at the Emperor penguin colony at Atka Bay. You will be among the very few who have ever witnessed such a spectacle, observing the real-life stars of March of the Penguins.
We spend the day exploring the ice waves below our camp, delving into the series of ice tunnels that are as surreal as they are beautiful. 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 ice waves that you have just explored.
GEOGRAPHIC SOUTH POLE
We set off early in the morning in our Basler BT-67 aircraft, flying over stunning mountain ranges before landing at Dixie’s Camp to refuel. After a walk on the High Polar Plateau we will continue to the South Pole, where you will have plenty of time for photos and a chance to stamp your passport before flying back to Dixie’s Camp.
After a night under canvas, you’ll enjoy a hearty breakfast before boarding the plane once again, for your flight back to Whichaway. The flight is the perfect chance to appreciate the immense scale of Antarctica, before you return to our camp for a three-course champagne dinner to celebrate your achievement.
An adventurous hike along a winding cliff face affords guests stunning views over pressure ridges of ice formed over millennia by the ocean. Our world-class UIAGM mountain guides will expertly lead you on this exhilarating hike, ensuring your safety at all times.
Whichaway Camp - WOLFS FANG RUNWAY - CAPE TOWN
The flight out of Antarctica will be the last of your enduring memories of the great White Continent before you dive 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!
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.
~Exploring iridescent ice tunnels and waves
~Ice-climbing and abseiling
~Trekking, hiking and ropewalks
~Glacier and nunatak hike
~Massage and Polar sauna
|Travel Period||Price Per Person (Whichaway Camp)||-||-||-|
|Nov 29 – Dec 6 2023||RM 477,725|
|Dec 6 – Dec 13 2023||RM 477,725|
|Dec 13 – Dec 20 2023||-|
|Dec 20 – Dec 28 2023||-|
|Dec 28 2023 – Jan 4 2024||-|
|Jan 4 – Jan 10 2024||RM 477,725|
|Jan 10 – Jan 17 2024||RM 477,725|
|Jan 17 – Jan 24 2024||RM 477,725|
|Jan 24 – Jan 31 2024||RM 477,725|
|Dec 1 – Dec 8 2024||RM 509,250|
|Dec 8 – Dec 15 2024||RM 509,250|
|Dec 15 – Dec 22 2024||RM 509,250|
|Dec 22 – Dec 29 2024||RM 509,250|
|Dec 29 2024 – Jan 5 2025||RM 509,250|
|Jan 5 – Jan 12 2025||RM 509,250|
|Jan 12 – Jan 19 2025||RM 509,250|
|Jan 19 – Jan 26 2025||RM 509,250|
|Jan 26 – Feb 2 2025||RM 509,250|
70º 45’ 49” S 11º 36’ 59” E
Whichaway is our flagship camp and sits on the shores of one of the freshwater lakes of the ice-free Schirmacher Oasis. We’ve designed 6 heated ‘polar pods’ with cutting-edge exteriors and old-world interiors that conjure up images of Antarctica’s rich heritage of exploration. Our guests really love to sit back and chat in the communal lounge, library and dining area which is a wonderful space to relax with amazing views. Savour gourmet meals prepared by your private chef, enjoy a sauna with view of the glacier, sip cocktails by the fire, and cross off bucket list adventures like visiting the South Pole, ice climbing, hiking over ice waves, and coming face-to-face with 28,000 emperor penguins.