Standing at the South Pole - The Holy Grail for Polar Explorers

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Day 1: Fly to Antarctica

Depart Punta Arenas Chile. Fly to Antarctica by private transport jet. Land on our ice runway and settle in at Union Glacier Camp.

 

Day 2: Acclimatize to Antarctica

Orientation to Union Glacier Camp and life in Antarctica. Optional, light activities to acclimatize to Antarctic conditions.

 

Day 3: The Geographic South Pole

A 4-5 hr flight brings us to the most southerly point on Earth! We are immediately struck by the significance of this place and our journey. This was the goal of the heroic explorers. Here all 360 lines of longitude meet and in a few steps you can walk around the world. We will take plenty of time for photographs and reflection at the Geographic South Pole - the Holy Grail of polar explorers - and at the colorful Ceremonial Pole which commemorates the signing of the Antarctic Treaty. Inside Amundsen-Scott station we will see what it is like to live at the South Pole and learn what makes the South Pole a unique scientific laboratory.

The South Pole has been designated an Antarctic Specially Managed Area (ASMA #5) to conserve the environmental, scientific and historical values of the area. We ask for your cooperation in respecting visitor guidelines during any time we may spend at the South Pole.

Return flight to Union Glacier Camp, where we will toast our achievement and enjoy a celebration meal prepared by our chefs.

 

Days 4 - 6: The Heart of Antarctica

Experience the heart of Antarctica from the comfort of Union Glacier Camp. Daily program of activities such as skiing, hikes, walks, Antarctic skills sessions and talks. Delicious, hearty meals and delectable desserts prepared by our chefs.

 
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