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.
Arrive Punta Arenas. Meet your Icetrek guide and check-in to hotel
Meet with guide. Review itinerary. Trip briefing
Fly 4.5 hours to Union Glacier base in Antarctica (weather dependent), camp orientation and settle in.
Flight 4-5 hours to South Pole. Station visit. Return to Union Glacier
Local activities including ice walks, photography, sightseeing, lectures.
Flight to Punta Arenas.
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.