Penguins & the South Pole
8 days from £82,000 pp
Includes fully inclusive luxury camps in Antarctica, private jet charter round trip from Cape Town, activities & transport.
Overview & Highlights
This luxury adventure takes you into the heart of Antarctica to see the Emperor Penguins. Then it’s on to the southernmost point on earth – the South Pole!
Founded by genuine polar explorers, White Desert continues to explore whilst staying true to their principles of adventure and environmentally responsible travel
On the flight from Cape Town (flying time 5 hours), you will pass into the Antarctic Circle and into 24 hours of continuous sunshine. The Airbus A340 (or similar) or private jet will be equipped with return range. All carbon is offset with fully accredited projects.
White Desert’s uniquely located camps are designed to be easily dismantled and removed, leaving no trace on the pristine environment. Guests can choose to stay at either Whichaway Camp, an oasis of luxury overlooking freshwater lakes, or Echo Camp, where the lunar-landscape feels like being on another planet.
Two hours flight via Basler BT-67 from the main camp and you are at a site of more than 14,000 penguins and their young chicks.
Both are totally unafraid of humans and will come within a few meters of our group, immersing you in the noise, commotion and the sheer beauty of it all. This is one of the greatest, and yet least seen, wildlife events on the planet.
- Ultimate trip of a lifetime by private jet
- Journey where few have set foot … the South Pole
- Immerse yourself amongst remote penguin colonies
- Unique polar activities & adventures
- Luxury glamping camps unique to White Desert Adventures
- Ice caves, rock climbing, skidoos, rope walk, ice tunnels, fat biking, skiing and more!
“This is THE ultimate trip of a lifetime! For anyone who has longed to visit the remote icy home of the penguins but not wanting a long voyage by sea – it’s a dream come true. As well as carrying travellers on their flights they also transport hundreds of scientific researchers & equipment, enabling continuation of important conservation & sustainability studies on Antarctica. The White Desert experiences are truly unique world class”
This is just one example of the most popular of White Desert’s unique Polar adventures. Shorter journeys are available including ‘The Greatest Day’ – a day round trip to Antarctica from Cape Town from £12,000 pp.
Also on offer is White Desert World – travel all seven continents by private jet in January 2025, from £155,000 pp.
“I work hard to be able to afford great holidays. I know Jules works very hard to make sure that I enjoy my holidays.
I love the fact that you can take my fledgling dream for a trip, and transform it into real life; that you listen to what I would like to do, and adjust the finer details to fit my dream, never suggesting that my dream be squeezed into a pre-formed package.“Ian Furbank
Let us begin the journey that will create memories to last a lifetime.