South Pole Flight

Fly to Antarctica and the bottom of the world

Stow your tray tables, we're landing at the South Pole!

The world is no smaller than it was a millennia ago, human endeavour just makes it seem that way. A century ago explorers battled oceans, icebergs and bitter cold for a chance to stand at the South Pole. Now you have the chance to travel in comfort to the bottom of the Earth in this week-long flying adventure. Join us for this ultimate whirlwind tour to the heart of Antarctica.

  • Gateway Punta Arenas, Chile
  • Distance No ski
  • Nights on Ice 6
  • Ski days No ski
  • Daily Distance No ski
  • Sled Weight No ski
  • Temp. Range -10 to -30°C
  • Challenge 1 What's this?
  • Conditions Cool coastal to cold plateau
  • Challenges Altitude during flight and at South Pole

Trip Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive Punta Arenas. Meet your Icetrek guide and check-in to hotel

Day 2

Meet with guide. Review itinerary. Trip briefing

Day 3

Fly 4.5 hours to Union Glacier base in Antarctica (weather dependent), camp orientation and settle in.

Day 4

Flight 4-5 hours to South Pole. Station visit. Return to Union Glacier

Day 5 - 7

Local activities including ice walks, photography, sightseeing, lectures.

Day 8

Flight to Punta Arenas.

Inclusions

  • Briefing followed by refreshments one day prior to departure
  • Punta Arenas transfers for Antarctic flights
  • All plane flights associated with the expedition program
  • Meals at Union Glacier Camp
  • Icetrek guide(s)
  • 25kg weight allowance (inc. food and group equipment)

Exclusions

  • Travel to and from Punta Arenas, Chile
  • Hotel transfers for non-Antarctic flights
  • Hotel accommodation in Punta Arenas (we can help you find appropriate accommodation at your preferred budget).
  • Excess baggage above the allowance
  • Additional costs (accommodation, meals etc.) due to changes beyond our control ie. weather delays
  • Evacuation, hospitalization and repatriation costs and/or insurance
  • Satellite telephone airtime

An Ilyushin-76 jet takes you from Punta Arenas to Union Glacier camp from where you embark on your South Pole Flight adventure.

We spend a day and night at the camp where we soak up the delights of this comfortable base and prepare for our flight south.

A ski-equipped aircraft takes us on a magical 4-5 hour flight across Antarctica to the South Geographic Pole. It's a short walk to the South Pole marker and the US station that surrounds it. A tour of the station gives an insight into the life of the expeditioners that live there and the work and research they undertake. You can buy some souvernirs at the store and get postcards stamped at the world's most southerly post office. There's plenty of time to take in the atmosphere of the South Pole so that you come away with a deep appreciation of this remote and unique location.

In the afternoon we are returned to Union Glacier where we enjoy a sumptuous celebratory dinner.

The following day you have the entire day to rest and recover from the South Pole flights. Sleep, read, eat, whatever you like. You'll spend the next three days at Union Glacier where there is ample time to undertake a multitude of activities - local walks, skiing, drive tours, Antarctic skills sessions and lectures from the staff.

On the final day we return to Punta Arenas.

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Latam Airlines fly daily to Punta Arenas, Chile.


South Pole Flight

Dec 12 to 18, 2017 Availability: 6
US$49,750
per person ex-Punta Arenas, Chile
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