Fly to: Ice runway in Antarctica
Flying time: 5 ½ hrs from Cape Town
Time difference: GMT
Visas: Not required for UK passport holders
Health Requirements: Yellow fever certificate required for South Africa if arriving from an infected area
Expected weather: Mild summer temperatures and 24 hours of daylight can be expected whilst in Antarctica. A full list of recommended clothing will be provided.
Fly to Cape Town, South Africa before embarking on your adventure to the 'White Continent' of Antarctica. Experience a landscape unlike anywhere else on the planet. So rarely visited, yet utterly beautiful. Fly into the interior of Antarctica in luxury and comfort. After a 5 ½ hour flight by private jet across the Southern Ocean, you are transported to the beautifully designed and ecological camp set in one of the last great wildernesses on earth. With genuine polar explorers as your guides, you will see, touch and experience a place that is unlike anything on earth. The guides have skied over 16,000kms in the Polar Regions and as such, understand what it takes to travel to such a pristine environment in both safety and style.
A choice of four journeys are available, operating from November to December:
Mountains and Emperors
Spend 9 days spent on the ice based out of White desert's luxury camp doing a range of unique activities. The highlight of the adventure is visiting the Emperor penguin colony along with fantastic day trips to the mountains and the ice barrier.
Price per person from £32,250 (excludes flights to Cape Town)
Emperors and South Pole
This 8 day trip combines the magnificent emperor penguin colony with flying across the high polar plateau to the geographic South Pole. It is the ultimate Antarctic experience for those not wanting to compromise.
Price per person from £48,695 (excludes flights to Cape Town)
The Jet Set
This adventure allows you to experience the interior of Antarctica in only three days. Although you will not go to the Emperor colony on this trip, you will experience all the activities around camp, along with day trips in 4x4s.
Price per person from £19,700 (excludes flights to Cape Town)
The Greatest Day Trip
This is truly the ultimate day trip. The plane sets off from Cape Town, South Africa and you fly 5 ½ hours over the immense South Ocean to the camp in Antarctica. The local guides will then ask you to choose from a number of walks and activities varying in difficulty, before you enjoy an incredible champagne lunch.
Price per person from £8,260 (excludes flights to Cape Town)
Buenos Aires - British Airways or Iberia (via Madrid) and onwards to Ushuaia
14 hours to Buenos Aires
GMT -3 hours
Yellow fever certificate required if arriving from an infected area
The months that visits are feasible are the austral summer months of November to March, when daily temperatures average from -4°C to 7°C.
Best time to be there
October to May is the best time to visit the Cape. Game viewing is better during the drier months of April to September. The wildflower season is generally from mid August to mid September. The whale watching season runs from June to November.
11 hours 30 minutes/10 hours 30 minutes non-stop
GMT +2 hours
Not required for UK passport holders
Yellow fever certificate if arriving from an endemic area
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