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Best Time To Go

November - January

Holiday Length

7 nights

Price guide

From £85,995pp

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Emperors & the South Pole

Even now, reaching Antarctica remains an amazing achievement. This adventure goes a step further, taking you to barely touched landscapes and the unique fauna of the region. Stand amongst a thriving colony of Emperor penguins and visit the South Pole itself. This is the ultimate Antarctic experience and adventure for those who are not willing to compromise.

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Emperors & the South Pole


  • Expert field guides, logistics staff, safety briefings and guiding fees
  • Return flights to Antarctica, including baggage allowance
  • Return transfers for Antarctica flights
  • All accommodation, food and drink in Antarctica
  • 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
  • Luxury accommodation at Whichaway Camp or Echo Camp
Departure dates (2024) Price per person
1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Departure dates (2025) Price per person
5, 12, 19, 26



To provide you with flexibility and the latest flight offers, we don’t include international flights. Our specialists will be able to find the best travel options to suit you.


Whichever way you look at it, a stay at Whichaway Camp is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. This is a unique camp in an unparalleled location. With only 12 guests able to stay here at any one time, it is exclusive and a world away from home. Read more

Cape Town - Antarctica

Leave Cape Town and take a five-hour flight to Antarctica. During the trip over the Southern Ocean, you will see thousands of icebergs and a completely unique land and seascape. During the flight, the plane will cross into the polar circle and the into 24 hours continuous daylight. Landing on the specialist ice runway, you will transfer to the camp and go for a gentle trek around the oasis – a rocky outcrop in the ice. 


Settle into White Desert’s Whichaway Camp where you are free to do as much or as little as you like each day. Activities range from gentle treks to the incredible ice waves, to kite-skiing, ice climbing and even abseiling. The choice is yours as you get to know this new region and environment. While here, you are in the best possible luxury (and warmth), ensuring that visitors to the area are comfortable, while their impact is carefully considered and controlled.


After a warming and hearty breakfast, it’s time to get back on the plane and fly a further two hours across Antarctica. This is a great time for some wonderful photos as you will see immense views of the high polar plateau, before landing at the Emperor penguin colony. Very few people have ever witnessed such a spectacle and be able to see the real-life stars of March of the Penguins.


Today it’s all about the frozen world as you explore the ice waves beneath the camp. You have the opportunity to delve into a series of ice tunnels that are as surreal as they are beautiful. The day ends with a visit to the nearby science base where you can learn more about their work, followed by a well-deserved sauna and then dinner with your fellow guests.

South Pole

It’s an early start this morning as you will head off in the DC3 Basler plane, across stunning mountain ranges. Take a break at 83-degrees south to refuel the plane. You will have a chance to walk around the high polar plateau before continuing onto the pole. At the South Pole itself, there will be lots of time for photos, a tour around the base and a chance to stamp your passport before camping down for the night.


After a night spent camping at the pole, enjoy an excellent breakfast before boarding the plane once again for the flight back to the Whichaway Camp. Take your time to feast your eyes because this flight is the perfect chance to really appreciate the immense scale of Antarctica and commit it to memory. Once back at the camp, tuck into a three-course dinner and champagne to celebrate your achievement.


Today starts calmly after breakfast, with talks from the polar explorer staff about some of the lesser known history of Antarctica and their world record-breaking expeditions. Then it’s time for kite-skiing around the camp, followed by a giant abseil off the nearby Nunatak mountain to really get your adrenalin pumping.

Antarctica – Cape Town

Take a moment this morning to breath in the South Pole. This flight out of Antarctica will be the last of your unforgettable Antarctic memories. Dwell on the cold and calm environment before you delve back into the noise and heat of Africa. After landing, you will be transferred to your hotel where you will have a chance to relax in a hot bath and reflect on your Antarctic adventure and exceptional experiences.

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