Discover Antarctica

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(1 customer review)

Altitude 1500m, Grade T2

This ‘Adventure of a Lifetime’ is a totally flexible program of activities and no previous experience is required. Experience an immense world of stunning beauty in the heart of Antarctica from the comfort of a specially built camp located on the Union glacier. 

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This trip will operate with just 1 person as you will be joining clients from other countries in Antarctica and will be looked after by specialist Antarctic guides.

Please note, the final payment is based on the equivalent of $24,000 on an exchange rate of 1.25 at the time of making your final payment.

Return flights have to be booked 6 days after you are due back in Punta Arenas to allow for possible delays with flights from Antarctica. You would then change your flight home when you are back in Punta Arenas.

Choose from gentle walks across waves of blue-ice, excursions in a specially-adapted 4×4 van, wandering through the Elephant Head valley with its frozen ice pools and unusual rock formations, exploring ancient rock terraces at the ‘beach’, picnicking in hidden canyons, gazing out from the summit of Charles Peak over the broad expanse of Union Glacier and many many more. If you’re looking for excitement, choose from a range of adrenaline-charged activities from ice climbing in ancient crevasses and cross country skiing to more technical climbs or even a mini-overnight expedition.

In camp there are Antarctic skills sessions and talks. Learn about polar navigation and communications or challenge yourself on a GPS course. Our experienced guides have a wealth of knowledge and visiting scientists often give talks on their latest Antarctic research. Or, simply relax in our heated multi-purpose tent with a book or DVD from our library.
The highlight of this experience is a spectacular sightseeing flight along the spine of the Ellsworth Mountains, giving you a bird’s-eye view over the mountains and rocky exposed nunataks that peek out from the permanent ice sheet below.

On this trip you spend six nights on Antarctica where you stay in the comfortable Union Glacier Camp. Here you enjoy delicious hearty meals, fresh-baked pastries and delectable desserts, prepared by international chefs.

Why not extend your trip and visit Patagonia on the way home? Please contact the office to discuss the various options available.

Trip dossier

Discover Antarctica

  • Estimated International flights from London (flight inclusive package
  • Accommodation – 4 nights Hotels, 6 nights camping
  • Meals – 11 breakfasts, 7 lunches and 7 evening meals, all drinks and snacks in Antarctica
  • Park fees as appropriate
  • All road transfers in country (unless indicated in ‘exclusions’)
  • Local guides
  • All excursions on the ice
  • All camping equipment (excl. personal kit)
  • Adventure Peaks kitbag. A logoed top will be substituted for returning and non-UK clients
  • 24hr back-up and support from our UK staff
  • Flight from Punta Arenas to Antarctica
  • 15% discount off the RRP on equipment and clothing purchased from Adventure Peaks shop
  • Personal equipment
  • Specialist equipment (can be hired from Adventure Peaks)
  • Travel Insurance
  • Drinks and personal spending
  • Tips for local staff
  • Meals if not indicated in ‘exclusions’
  • Visas (if required)

It is vitally important that you have adequate travel insurance for your trip with Adventure Peaks. We recognise the complexity and variety of choice in the insurance market and know that many of you either have your own preferred insurer or have annual multi trip cover in place already. If this is the case, please ensure that your insurer is aware of your Adventure Peaks itinerary and can agree to cover the activities being undertaken.

Adventure Peaks do not provide any advice on travel insurance, although it is a requirement of our booking conditions that you have travel insurance which covers the activities which you are likely to be undertaking on your holiday. Cover must include emergency medical, helicopter evacuation, repatriation and rescue expenses.

It is strongly recommended that suitable cancellation insurance is purchased at the time of booking as all deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable.

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1 review for Discover Antarctica

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Roger

    Both Mike and Maddie were very helpful. Everyone that I dealt with in your shop was very knowledgeable and helpful. The Scenic Flight worked particularly well and I was able to snap scenic flights for a flight to Mount Vincent base camp and back. The option came about when I was emailing Anna on availability of these but depends upon the agents having spaces in the flight to Mount Vinson.
    My trek was excellent. Unable to think of any improvement at all.

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