• Antarctica, White Desert

Itinerary Summary

8 Days
Dec - Jan
Small Group or Tailor-Made
Duration Price When Destination Type
8 Days £85650 Dec - Jan Antarctica Small Group or Tailor-Made
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Emperor Penguins & The South Pole

A luxurious safari to the heart of the great white continent; this safari is one of our favourite ways to see Antarctica. Be one of the few to visit the very bottom of the planet and stand on the South Pole before visiting the Akta Bay Emperor Penguin colony. Witness over 14,000 breeding pairs and their newly-hatched chicks as they start leaving their parent's feet for the first time!

What makes this trip extraordinary?

  • Be one of the few to visit the very bottom of the planet and stand at the South Pole.
  • Visit the Akta Bay Emperor Penguin colony as the chicks are just leaving their parents feet for the first time and venturing out to explore.
  • Spend a night at an expedition camp in the beauty of the High Polar Plateau.
  • Explore the wilderness of Antarctica, trekking, hiking, venturing through ice tunnels and seeing magnificent ice waves from atop a 200ft cliff.
  • Enjoy the luxury of Whichaway Camp or Echo Camp and the surrounding area with your expert guides.

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An 8 day trip to the great white land of Antarctica

From $100,210 per person, including a return flight from Cape Town to Antarctica. Excludes other international flights

Day by day

Day by day

Day 1

Cape Town - Antarctica

You will be hosted the day before your flight where staff will welcome you and take you through a safety briefing. You will also be updated on the latest weather forecasts in Antarctica and assist with any last-minute preparations.

Travel in uncompromising comfort across the mighty Southern Ocean in a private aircraft. During the five-hour flight, the African night turns to the Antarctic day as we soar over thousands of icebergs and pass into 24 hours of continuous sunshine.

You will be met upon arrival to the ice runway and taken via specially modified 4x4s to the incredible Whichaway Camp where you can settle into your warm and comfortable ‘pod’.

Overnight: Whichaway Camp (L, D)

Day 2

Whichaway Camp

Settle into Whichaway Camp and do as much or as little as you like each day. Activities range from gentle treks to exploring the incredible ice waves, to ice climbing and even abseiling into crevasses! On quieter days, there will be talks from the polar explorer staff and guides about some of the lesser known history of Antarctica and their world record breaking expeditions.

Overnight: Whichaway Camp (B, L, D)

Day 3

Atka Bay Emperor Penguin Colony

Today you have the unrivaled opportunity to visit an Atka Bay Emperor Penguin Colony. Fly 2 hours across the high polar plateau delivering spectacular vistas of this beautifully barren landscape before reaching the colony which is home to over 6000 birds and their chicks. A land unfrequented by humans means these majestic birds have no fear of man. You will stand where few have stood before and watch as their curiosity draws them closer and closer to you. You will have the pleasure of filming, or capturing your very own ‘March of the Penguins’.

Overnight: Whichaway Camp (B, L, D)

Day 4


Today you will get to explore the ice waves beneath the camp, delving into the series of ice tunnels that are as surreal as they are beautiful. You’ll want to photograph every moment of this experience, but remember to take it in without looking through the lens of your camera! Then you’ll be off on an Arctic Truck safari, winding your way through the snow and ice to an incredible vantage point where you can take in the panoramic view over the waves that you have just explored.

Overnight: Whichaway Camp (B, L, D)

Day 5

South Pole

We leave early in the morning in a Basler BT-67 aircraft, flying over stunning mountain ranges before landing at 83° South 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 83° South and overnighting in the great wilderness of the Plateau.

Overnight: Whichaway Camp (B, L, D)

Day 6

Return to Whichaway Camp

After a night spent camping, you will be given a hearty breakfast, before boarding the plane once again for the 7 hour flight back to Whichaway camp. The flight is the perfect chance to really appreciate the immense scale of Antarctica, before you return to camp for a three-course dinner and some champagne to celebrate your achievement.

Overnight: Whichaway Camp (B, L, D)

Day 7


An adventurous hike along a winding cliff face affords guests stunning views over pressure ridges of ice that have been folded over millennia by the ocean. The world-class mountain guides will lead you on this challenging hike, ensuring your safety at all times.

Overnight: Whichaway Camp (B, L, D)

Day 8

Depart Antarctica

The flight out of Antarctica will be the last of your unforgettable Antarctic memories before you delve back into the noise and heat of Africa. You will be transferred to your hotel where you will have a chance to relax in a hot bath and think back to your Antarctic adventure!



This is a set departure for up to 12 guests at a time. Trip duration may vary, and weather conditions may result in changes to this itinerary. Please contact us for more details.

The above itinerary is based on Whichaway Camp - $98,500 pp USD

An alternative option is the futuristic luxurious Echo Camp - $104,000 pp USD 

Please note that pricing is subject to exchange rate fluctuations.

Below dates are available for both Whichaway Camp and Echo. 


PLEASE NOTE: The South Pole is situated at an apparent altitude of 4,000m with an approximate ambient temperature of -25 C. Those with pre-conditions for altitude sickness should not choose this option. If you are unsure in any way, please contact us for any advice or further information.

Trip date Prices from
Nov 29 - Dec 06 2023 SOLD OUT
Dec 06 - Dec 13 2023 £85650
Dec 13 - Dec 20 2023 SOLD OUT
Dec 20 - Dec 27 2023 SOLD OUT
Dec 28 2023 - Jan 04 2024 £85650
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Jan 04 - Jan 10 2024 £85650
Jan 10 - Jan 17 2024 £85650
Jan 17 - Jan 24 2024 SOLD OUT
Jan 24 - Jan 31 2024 £85650

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