White Desert & The South Pole

White Desert & The South Pole

Standing on the Bottom of the Earth

THE EXPERIENCE

No place on earth can compare to the vast white desert of Antarctica.
Navigate to the very soul of the frozen planet and be amongst the lucky few to actually stand next to the South Pole marker.
Not only will you set foot on the 7th continent, you will travel in spectacular style by private chartered Gulfstream jet and luxury 4x4. A unique chance to encompass your pioneering spirit and venture further than you have ever dared before.


This Couture Collection experience is exclusively connected to a 2018 Silversea cruise.
Please see below and embark on your greatest adventure to date.

PROGRAM INFORMATION

Duration
10 nights
Departure date
2 Jan 2018
From
Cape Town, South Africa
To
Cape Town, South Africa
Fares from
Antarctica
Antarctica
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Antarctica
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HIGHLIGHTS

Spend 6...

Spend 6 nights in the luxury of Whichaway Camp.

Enjoy a...

Enjoy a variety of tailor made activities on the ice.

See tho...

See thousands of Emperor Penguins and their newly hatched chicks.

Fly to ...

Fly to the South Pole and stand at the bottom of the earth.

ITINERARY

Itinerary map

DAY BY DAY
ITINERARY

DAY 1
Arrive in Cape Town and transfer to the Cape Grace Hotel. Enjoy some free time to sample some of Cape Town’s award-winning cuisine.
DAY 2
Explore the natural wonders of Cape Town and the surrounding area. From the surprising penguin colony at Boulder’s Beach to delicious local wines and spectacular views, begin setting the stage for your epic adventure.
DAY 3
A 5.5 hour flight followed by a short 4x4 ride and you are at the world’s most luxurious polar region accommodation, Whichaway Camp. A gentle afternoon trek around the Schirmacher Oasis will be offered for those who want to stretch their legs.
DAY 4
An exciting day spent exploring the 200 metre long ice caves and tunnels, followed by a visit to Russian base Novolazarevskaya.
DAY 5
Today will be spent flying by private plane to Atka Bay to photograph the approximately 6,000 Emperor Penguins.
DAY 6
Drive by 4x4 to explore and climb a nunatak (glacial island) in the vicinity of the camp. Different options to reach the summit are offered according to your skill and desire. A special picnic lunch at a magnificent viewpoint will be completed by vistas of the frozen icebergs on the coast.
DAY 7
South Pole day! An early morning flight, with a brief stop to refuel en route, lands at 90˚ South, “the bottom of the world”, where bragging rights are assured. You can visit the American science base for an exclusive tour and will overnight on the High Polar Plateau.
DAY 8
After breakfast, we continue our return flight to Whichaway Camp. The 5.5 hours of flight will again show the immense expanse of Antarctica. The evening will end with a 3-course champagne dinner.
DAY 9
Choose your own adventure. Experiences today can include kiteskiing, climbing, abseiling, treks and an exciting ‘rope walk’ that is technically easy.
DAY 10
Prepare for the flight back to Cape Town. After arrival, transfer to Cape Grace Hotel for an exclusive dinner commemorating your adventure in Antarctica.
DAY 11
Enjoy breakfast before getting ready for your onward journeys.

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • Private flight to Antarctica in a Gulfstream jet (30kg baggage allowance)
  • Flights to the Emperor colony and South Pole
  • 2 nights accommodation at the 5 star Cape Grace Hotel (or similar) in Cape Town
  • Variety of activities whilst at White Desert’s Whichaway Camp

COMBINED CRUISES

This Couture Collection experience is exclusively connected to the following 2018 Silversea cruises.

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5734 itinerary
Silver Spirit

Silver Spirit
Cruise 5734

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