Board your fully carbon offset flight in South Africa and embark upon the journey of a lifetime, flying to the white desert of Antarctica. As you cross into the Arctic Circle, you enter a barely touched, desolate world of 24-hour daylight and unparalleled scenery. Arriving at Whichaway Camp – the only luxury accommodation on the continent – you will check into one of seven state-of-the-art sleeping domes, complete with cosy beds, wash areas and toilets. This is the perfect place from which to base your Antarctic expedition.
After a leisurely breakfast, don your warm gear and head the plane to embark upon a short flight to Akta Bay, home of over 6,000 emperor penguins and chicks. These loveable characters are totally unphased by human presence and will happily come within mere metres of your group, surrounding you in chattering, noise and general commotion. This breathtaking sight is one of the most spectacular yet unseen wildlife events on the planet – a truly unique experience.
Today you will venture out on a journey that very few have taken. Even now, reaching the southern-most point of the earth is no easy mission, and is something not many have achieved. During your 7-hour flight from camp, you will stop for a refuel, giving you the opportunity to disembark on the polar plateau – it is only now you will begin to comprehend the vast scale of this immense wilderness. Another 2 hours on and it’s arrival time. Land at Amundsen-Scott South Pole station, home to the lowest point on earth. Head to the marker and take a trip around the world in just a few paces! Secure your passport stamp and board your flight back to camp for an evening spent feasting on an exquisite six-course tasting menu, designed to take you on a sensory adventure.