Private Jet Tour Antarctica : Early Emperors - 5 Days
From US$60,000 per person
Early Emperors - 5 Day Tour
This private jet tour from White Desert, is a wildlife photographer’s dream and a once in a lifetime 5-night trip offering unique access to a magnificent penguin colony when the chicks are taking their first steps off their parent’s feet.
With only 12 clients on each adventure and professional polar explorers as your guides, the day’s itineraries are tailored to each individual. From gentle treks and picnics overlooking the ice waves, to more adrenalin-fueled activities, such as kite-skiing and ice climbing.
Price : US$60,000 per person Clients: 12 maximum Fitness: No specific level required Flight to Antarctica: 5 hours Flight to Penguins: 2.5 hours each way
Day Before Departure
A safety briefing will be held in Cape Town. Cape Town is home to award-winning vineyards and stunning ocean vistas and is often described as one of the most beautiful cities in the world. We will host a safety briefing the day before the flight where our staff will explain all kit requirements, assist with any last minute preparations and updates as to the latest weather forecasts in Antarctica.
We fly to Antarctica (5hrs) and cross thousands of icebergs as we pass over the Southern Ocean. During the flight, we cross into the polar circle and into 24hrs continuous daylight. Landing on the specialist ice runway, you will transfer to our camp and go for a gentle trek around the Oasis.
Settle into White Desert’s ‘Whichaway Camp’ and do as much or as little as you like each day. Activities range from gentle treks to the incredible ice waves, ice climbing and even abseiling! After the day’s activities you will hear a talk about the incredible life cycle of the Emperor Penguin in preparation for your visit the following day.
We fly 2hrs across Antarctica, providing immense views of the high polar plateau, before landing at the Emperor Penguin colony. You will be among the very few who have ever witnessed such a spectacle and be able to see the real life stars of “March of the Penguins”.
We explore the ice waves beneath our 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 science base to learn more about their work.
This 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 our guides will guide you to the summit of a nearby Nunatak where you will have an opportunity to abseil from the top.
The flight out of Antarctica will be the last of your unforgettable Antarctic memories before you delve back into the noise and heat of Africa. You will be transferred to your hotel where you will have a chance to relax in a hot bath and reflect on your Antarctic adventure!
Note: This itinerary is entirely subject to weather conditions in Antarctica and is meant as a day-by-day guide of what clients can expect. Exact dates and types of plane may vary.
Image Credits: White Desert
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