Fly to the South Pole

Everyone knows the boy’s own adventure tales of heroism involving those great polar explorers of the early 20th Century, Shackleton, Scott and Amundsen, who strove to reach the South Pole, some never to return.

Ollie is here to help give you the inside track.

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Best Time To Visit

Oct - Feb

Over one hundred years later, and despite vast technological innovations, the Antarctic conditions are still so harsh in winter that there is no permanent habitation at the South Pole but, and it's a big but (and a big cost) - it is now possible to reach the South Pole without the need for months hard graft trekking across the harsh white desert.

The solution comes in the shape of a skiplane, which flies a strictly limited number of lucky guests to the pole for a visit to reflect on the extraordinary achievements of mankind in reaching this spot, a commemorative photo at the actual Ceremonial Pole and a fascinating visit to the research centre.

This true once in a lifetime experience is the highlight of a week-long set departure trip as follows:

Day 1 - Flight to Antarctica from Punta Arenas in Chile. The private transport flight lasts 4.5 hours before landing on an ice runway at the temporary camp

Day 2 - Acclimatise at camp with the option to partake in a few activities

Day 3 - The big day. Fly on to the Geographic South Pole for a memorable few hours before the return flight to camp

Days 4 to 6 - Explore Antarctica from the camp. The daily programme of activities includes activities like cross country skiing, trekking, exploratory walks, Antarctic survival skills sessions and fascinating talks on this extraordinary region. The hearty food in camp is excellent and designed to provide enough energy for the activities on offer

Day 7 - return flight to Punta Arenas and transfer to your hotel there. Please bear in mind that conditions in this part of the world are unpredictable, so schedules and plans are often subject to change. With this in mind we strongly recommend you make no formal plans for the week after returning to Chile

Dates for 2015-2016 season

Dec 7th 2015 - Dec 13th 2015

Dec 13th 2015 - Dec 18th 2015

Dec 29th 2015 - Jan 3rd 2016

Jan 3rd 2016 - Jan 9th 2016

Prices - now for the painful bit! Prices start from £30,000 per person for the Antarctic portion of the trip, including the flights from and back to Punta Arenas and to and from the South Pole, and all accommodation, activities, talks, transfers and meals in Antarctica

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Original Highlight

Image of Saskia Wilson

Standing at the Ceremonial Pole marking the southernmost spot on Earth. By walking around it you technically circumnavigate the world by crossing the 360 lines of longitude.

Saskia, Original Traveller

Where to stay

M/V Ocean Nova

M/V Ocean Nova

The M/V Ocean Nova is the ideal expedition vessel for a discovery journey to Antarctica, allowing guests to enjoy a combination of adventure and elegance.

Promenade deck - sunset

Hebridean Sky

In the spring of 2016 a $6.5m refit transformed the 55 cabin Sea Explorer into the all new Hebridean Sky, one of the world’s best small ships. Famed for her effortless elegance, high levels of comfort, experienced crew and adventure, the Hebridean Sky is the perfect remedy for someone looking for an escapade with a hint of luxury.

Akademik Ioffe - Antarctic

Akademik Ioffe - Antarctic

An active polar research vessel, Akademik Ioffe has been kitted out to become one of the finest expedition boats in the Antarctic, combining sturdy stability and comfort.

Start creating your tailored trip today

Ollie is our Antarctica expert and as a seasoned traveller has the inside track on the most memorable adventures.

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