Antarctic Odyssey

The Heart of Antarctica

Embark on a journey to the remote interior of the great white continent. Antarctica is a land of extremes and only a select few have the opportunity to visit the highest, driest, windiest, coldest continent on earth! Immerse yourself in the ultimate wilderness, surrounded by pristine views, untouched spaces, and profound silence. Enjoy 24-hour daylight and gain an appreciation for the land that has drawn explorers, adventurers, and scientists for over a century.

Duration
6 Days
Activity Level
Price
$24,650
Upcoming Departures
Dec. 07, 2016

Overview

Embark on a journey to the remote interior of the great white continent. Antarctica is a land of extremes and only a select few have the opportunity to visit the highest, driest, windiest, coldest continent on earth! Immerse yourself in the ultimate wilderness,surrounded by pristine views, untouched spaces, and profound silence. Enjoy 24-hour daylight and gain an appreciation for the land that has drawn explorers,adventurers, and scientists for over a century.

Live on a glacier where the ice is almost 5,000 ft (1500 m) thick and explore all of the landscapes this unique environment has to offer. You’ll have the opportunity to hike over waves of blue-ice, ski across frozen sastrugi,or tour the polar wilderness aboard a snowmobile. Our experienced guides will tailor daily excursions to suit your personal goals. Then hop aboard one of our ski equipped aircraft for a spectacular scenic flight over the Ellsworth Mountains.


Weather

The interior of Antarctica has a cold, dry, windy climate. Average mid-season temperatures at our base camp range from 10F to 25F (-12C to -4C ). On a sunny windless day it can feel quite warm but, when the wind blows, you will be glad of warm layers and a wind jacket. Temperatures can drop as low as -22F (-30C) in early November.


Activity Level

Easy

Easy trips offer comfortable adventure under normal polar conditions. They include gentle activities like scenic tours, short treks, talks and skills sessions. If you want more adventure, we can offer that too! You can participate at your own pace and to be as active or relaxed as you wish.

Moderate

Moderate trips offer adventure with a bit more challenge. They may include walking up to several miles/kilometres on uneven snow and ice; staying in remote field camps; extreme temperatures (–40°F / –40°C); or light activity at altitude (11,000ft / 3350m).


Inclusions

What's Included
  • Airport transfers in Punta Arenas, Chile
  • Round trip flight to Antarctica from Punta Arenas
  • Scenic flight over Ellsworth Mountains
  • Meals and tented accommodation in Antarctica
  • Antarctic guides and lecturers
  • Celebration dinner and Certificate of Achievement
  • Checked luggage up to 55 lb (25 kg)
What's Not Included
  • Insurance coverage—personal, medical, evacuation, or otherwise
  • Commercial flights to and from Punta Arenas
  • Airport transfers outside of Punta Arenas
  • Meals and accommodation in Punta Arenas
  • Additional flights within Antarctica
  • Personal equipment and clothing
  • Expenses incurred due to delays
  • Luggage over 55 lb (25 kg)
  • Satellite phone charges
Arrival Day: Punta Arenas, Chile

Pre-departure Day: Luggage Pick-Up & Briefing

Day 1: Fly to Antarctica

Day 2-5: Explore Union Glacier

Flexible Flight Day: Scenic Flight

Day 6: Return to Chile

Flexible Departure Day: Fly Home

*Subject to change based on weather and flight conditions.

Trip Code AOD1
To Antarctica Dec 07 2016
From Antarctica Dec 12 2016
Duration 6 Days
Cost $24,650
Availability Waiting List
Pricing Note

We reserve the right to revise our prices in the event of significant changes in the price of aviation kerosene and aircraft charter rates.

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