• Fly by private aircraft over tabular icebergs and ice shelves into the heart of Antarctica
• Fly across the polar plateau en route to the South Pole
• Explore Union Glacier
• Become one of the few to stand at the southernmost point on earth - the Geographical South Pole
• 7 land days
• Maximum 10 travelers
• Start and finish in Punta Arenas, Chile
• All meals included
• Includes return flights to Union Glacier Camp and the South Pole
• Activity Level: 2
Experience the ultimate destination - the South Pole - where all 360 lines of longitude meet and in a few steps you can walk around the world
One of the greatest stories in Antarctic exploration is the race to reach the Geographic South Pole. The heroic journeys of Amundsen and Scott still fascinate and inspire us to travel to the end of the Earth.
Using ski aircraft, we fly to the pole, covering in several hours the distance that took those early explorers years of planning and months of hardship to achieve. History comes alive as we stand at 90 South and imagine how they felt heading out across the frozen continent and into the unknown 100 years ago. We feel the spirit of determination and discovery that has inspired a century of Antarctic exploration and scientific research. And we sense that a journey to the South Pole is as significant today as it was so many years ago.
Join us to celebrate this historic achievement!
This trip departs from the city of Punta Arenas, at the southern tip of Chile. Please arrive in Punta Arenas at least two full days prior to your scheduled departure to allow time for equipment checks and a logistics and environmental briefing. These final checks are important to ensure you are well prepared for your Antarctic adventure. Arriving early also provides a buffer in case you miss a flight connection or have lost luggage. We collect your luggage and load the aircraft one day prior to your scheduled departure, then 'stand-by' for suitable weather for our flight.
Expect to spend a few extra days in Punta Arenas as weather delays are common.
This is not an ElderTreks operated tour. As such, participants on this tour are not exclusive ElderTreks clients and it may not adhere to ElderTreks' maximum size restrictions of our tours.