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6 DAYS EMPEROR PENGUINS & OPTIONAL SOUTH POLE

Whichaway Oasis & Atka Bay

Off the Beaten, Wildlife & Safari

Highlights

  • The ultimate luxury polar pod experience in Antarctica
  • Get up and close with the Emperor Penguins colony at Atka Bay
  • Diverse land activities including trekking, nunatak summiting, abseiling, ice waves and tunnels exploration
  • Optional extension to the Geographic South Pole with overnight under the canvas of a wilderness camp at the High Polar Plateau

This is the ultimate once in a lifetime trip. Experience a stay at Antarctica’s first and only luxury camp at Whichaway Oasis on the Queen Maud Land, accessible only by private charter flight from Cape Town in South Africa.

Get acquainted with a breeding colony of Emperor Penguins, the largest of its kind in the world. You will also have the opportunity to extend your stay and lay claim as one of the few to have ever flown to the lowest point on Earth at the Geographic South Pole.

From

USD 58,000 Per Person

6 Days 5 Nights

DETAILED ITINERARY

Day 01 Arrival in Wolf's Fang Runway / Whichaway Oasis

Arrival in Wolf's Fang Runway / Whichaway Oasis
Whichaway Oasis
Dinner included

Our journey begins with a 5-hour flight from Cape Town to Antarctica, crossing the Southern Ocean and Polar Circle into a land of 24-hour daylight. Upon landing in Wolf’s Fang Runway, flanked by kilometre-high vertical ice rocks, you will be transferred to the camp and you can enjoy a gentle trek around the oasis.

Day 02 Whichaway Oasis

Whichaway Oasis
Whichaway Oasis
Breakfast, lunch & dinner included

Enjoy camp activities such as gentle treks, nunatak summiting, ice climbing, abseiling into crevasses or simply enjoying your camp facilities while immersing in relaxing yoga or meditation.

Day 03 Whichaway Oasis / Atka Bay / Whichaway Oasis

Whichaway Oasis / Atka Bay / Whichaway Oasis
Whichaway Oasis
Breakfast, lunch & dinner included

Today, we fly 2 hours over spectacular vistas of the high Polar Plateau before landing at the site of Atka Bay emperor penguin colony, home more than 6,000 penguins and their chicks and site of the first episode of Sir David Attenborough’s ground-breaking documentary titled “Seven Worlds”. A land unfrequented by men means these majestic birds are naturally curious as you capture your very own “March of the Penguins” before flying back.

Day 04 Whichaway Oasis

Whichaway Oasis
Whichaway Oasis
Breakfast, lunch & dinner included

Explore the surreal ice waves and tunnels beneath the camp. Meander back on an Arctic Truck safari through panoramic vantage points of the surrounding snow and ice on your return to camp.

Day 05 Whichaway Oasis

Whichaway Oasis
Whichaway Oasis
Breakfast, lunch & dinner included

Gain insights with talks from our polar explorer experts on some of the lesser-known Antarctica history and record-breaking expeditions. Thereafter, we enjoy abseiling off a nunatak mountain.

Day 06 Departure from Whichaway Oasis

Departure from Whichaway Oasis
Nil
Breakfast included

Finally, we bid farewell to your unforgettable Antarctic adventure on a 5-hour flight to Cape Town. We absolutely recommend extending your stay in South Africa to discover a world of incredible wildlife! 

OPTIONAL EXTENSION

2 DAYS SOUTH POLE EXPLORER

Day 05 Whichaway Oasis / 83° South / South Pole / 83° South

Whichaway Oasis / 83° South / South Pole / 83° South
83° South
Breakfast, lunch & dinner included

Hop on a DC3 Bassler Turbo prop plane for your 5-hour flight across fantastic mountain ranges to 83° South. Enjoy a walk on the high polar plateau as the plane refuels for 1 hour. Finally, we fly another 2 hours to the holy grail of early explorers, the incredible South Pole where you can count yourself the very few lucky people. There will be plenty of time to take photos and stamp your passport before flying back to your wilderness camp on 83° South for overnight on the plateau.

Please note that the South Pole has an apparent altitude of 4,000m with ambient temperature -25° C, thus may not be suitable for those with pre-conditions for altitude sickness.

Day 06 83° South / Whichaway Oasis

83° South / Whichaway Oasis
Whichaway Oasis
Breakfast, lunch & dinner included

After a hearty breakfast, we fly 5 hours back while appreciating the immense scale of the Frozen Continent. Back in the luxury polar pod, enjoy a sumptuous three-course dinner with champagne to celebrate your achievement of having visited the southernmost point of Earth.

Day 07 Whichaway Oasis

Whichaway Oasis
Whichaway Oasis
Breakfast, lunch & dinner included

Embark on an adventurous hike along winding cliff led by a world-class mountain guides, where you will be bestowed with breath-taking aerial view of ice sea waves, folded over millennia by constant ocean pressure.

Day 08 Departure from Whichaway Oasis

Departure from Whichaway Oasis
Nil
Breakfast included

Finally, we bid farewell to your unforgettable Antarctic adventure on a 5-hour flight to Cape Town. We absolutely recommend extending your stay in South Africa to discover a world of incredible wildlife!

Hotels & Tour Price

Recommended Hotels

Indicative Cost Per Person (USD)

2021 to 2022 Season From US$ 58,000
2022 to 2023 Season From US$ 60,000
Whichaway Oasis

Whichaway Oasis

Designed to look after every requirement against the chilling weather, there are 7 state-of-the-art, eco-friendly Polar Pods. Enjoy sumptuous dining and bespoke wines from the Cape vineyards, lined across Victorian-styled table and warm fur chairs, as well as a lounge area with wood burning stove, plush sofas and tables.

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Optional Extension

Indicative Cost Per Person (USD)

2021 to 2022 Season From US$ 34,500
2022 to 2023 Season From US$ 36,000
2 Days South Pole Explorer

2 Days South Pole Explorer

83° South: FD83 Expedition Camp

Only select few have ever spent a night under the canvas in the High Polar Plateau, one of the wildest sites on Earth set at a staggering altitude of 2,640m, with a true sense of remoteness where the white horizon meets the blue sky.

COST INCLUDES:

  • Safety briefing (return transfers provided)
  • Return transfers for Antarctica flights
  • Return flight to Antarctica (including a 30kg baggage allowance)
  • All accommodations, food, drink and alcohol in Antarctica
  • All guiding fees, support of field guides and logistics staff
  • Use of certain items of polar clothing, as denoted on equipment list
  • Payment of ‘Carbon Tax’ for offsetting emissions created by all logistics associated with Antarctic travel

COST EXCLUDES:

  • Commercial flights to and from Cape Town
  • Accommodation and meals whilst in Cape Town
  • Polar clothing
  • Additional baggage cost
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses e.g. telephone bill & laundry
  • Visa
  • Travel insurance

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