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Epic Journeys - Flagship Journey

Fly into the interior of Antarctica for an experience that is as luxurious as it is adventurous. After a five-hour flight across the Southern Ocean from Cape Town, you are transported to a newly built, ecological camp set in one of the last great wildernesses on earth.

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8 days are spent on the ice with one of the highlights of the trip being the visit to the Emperor colony about 2hrs flight away from camp. There are also fantastic day trips to a nearby, unclimbed mountain peaks and other exceptional landscapes using specialist 4x4 vehicles. Kite-skiing and flights onward to the South Pole can also be arranged.

Journey Programme

Things to look forward to in Antarctica:
• Getting up close and personal with one of the remotest Emperor Penguin Colonies on Earth
• Exploring wilderness that few humans have every enjoyed
• Guided hiking across the ice pack to ice caves and amazing formations
• Awe-inspiring flight over the iceberg choked Southern Ocean, before reaching the ice pack
• Exclusive and quick way to arrive at Earth’s last frontier wilderness and stay in a part of Antarctica that no Antarctic cruise has ever been to.

Price: Call for prices and availability. Book early to secure a place.


The Expedition Camp Design

Furnished in the old world opulence of African safaris, ‘Whichaway’ Camp is comprised of three large, dome tents. They are unique – fusing traditional materials with cutting-edge technology. Six state-of-the-art sleeping pods, each shared by two clients, are the perfect place to relax.

The Journey (departure dates, tailor-making and price upon application)

Day 1:
With the official destination registered as “Unknown International Airport” we fly to Antarctica (5.5 hrs) crossing the thousands of icebergs spread across the Southern Ocean. Halfway through the flight you will cross into the polar circle and into 24hrs continuous daylight. Landing on the specialist ice runway, you transfer to our camp by polar vehicle.

Day 2:
Based at ‘Whichaway’ Camp, your guides will suggest a number of activities to do each day and you can do as much or as little as you like. From gentle treks to the incredible ice waves, to kite-skiing, ice climbing and even abseiling down the face of huge nunataks.

Day 3::
You will explore the ice waves beneath the camp, delving into the series of ice tunnels that are as surreal as they are beautiful. The day ends with a visit to the nearby Russian science base to learn more about their work, followed by a genuine Russian sauna.



Day 4:
We will fly two hours across Antarctica providing immense views of the high polar plateau before landing at the Emperor Penguin colony. You will be the only people to witness this incredible wildlife spectacle and able to get up close and personal to these real life stars of “March of the Penguins”.



Day 5:
Today is an easier day with talks from our polar explorer staff about some of the lesser known history of Antarctica and their world record breaking expeditions. Then, it’s time for kite-skiing around camp, followed by a trek to the high point of the Oasis and magnificent views out onto the icebergs on the coast.

Day 6:
We drive in the 4x4s to a largely unexplored mountain range about 1.5 hrs away from our camp. Amongst towering formations of rock, and guided by our expert team of polar explorers, you can ski where few have been before and even reach the summit of a mountain.

Day 7:
We drive to an area named “Neverland” and, using ropes, walk on the edge of a 200ft cliff overlooking the magnificent ice waves.

Day 8:
The flight out of Antarctica will be the last of your unforgettable Antarctic memories before you delve back into the bustle and heat of Africa. You will be transferred to your hotel where you will have a chance to relax in a hot bath and think back to your ethereal Antarctic adventure!

Included:
1. Airport collection in Cape Town and transfer to your hotel
2. Safety briefing in Cape Town
3. Return flight to Antarctica (inc. a 30kg baggage allowance)
4. All accommodation, food and drink (inc. all alcohol) in Antarctica
5. All guiding fees, support of field guides and logistics staff.
6. The use of certain items of polar clothing, as denoted on an equipment list
7. Flight to Emperor penguin colony
8. Payment by JPS of a ‘Carbon Tax’ for offsetting emissions created by all logistics
associated with Antarctic travel. We will also pay to offset your flight to Cape Town International from anywhere in the World.

Excluded:
1. Commercial flights to and from Cape Town, South Africa
2. Accommodation and meals whilst in Cape Town. (Please note, we will tailor-make you a Cape Town stay to create a full trip for you ,and you may wish to add on a Kruger private concession safari before or after the Antarctic adventure).
3. Polar clothing. (Please note, these items can be purchased on your behalf by a member of JPS team).
4. Comprehensive insurance cover. (JPS can advise you as to the right kind of cover required).
5. Additional expenses incurred in Cape Town due to any delay.
6. Additional baggage costs over the agreed amount.
7. Cost of the use of a satellite phone whilst in Antarctica.

 

 


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EXCEPTIONAL GUIDING

Really get to know what makes clients tick to make a good trip a great one

Handpicked by our trip planners as the best in-country

Offer an in-depth and 360 degree experience of their respective countries and ecosystems

 
EXPERIENCED ADVICE

All our trip planners have lived and explored extensively in their dedicated regions

The same trip planner will manage your trip account from beginning to end

Efficient planning of logistics within time and budget constraints

 
WHOLLY BESPOKE

Your entire itinerary is designed around your personal requirements

Explore your specific interests at your own pace. Select your preferred genre of camps, lodges and experiences

Create the perfect trip with the help of our trip planners

 
                 

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