South Pole Trips, Travel, and Antarctica Penguin Tours | GeoEx

The South Pole & Emperors

A White Desert Adventure

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The South Pole & Emperors

Luxury Group Travel | 8 Days
  • Be one of the few people to ever set foot on Antarctica proper
  • Base your explorations from the eco-conscious Whichaway or Echo Camp
  • Choose from a range of activities, from ice tunnel trekking to a relaxing sauna
  • Commune with emperor penguins in Atka Bay
  • Walk around the world in just a few paces at the South Pole

Reaching the lowest point on earth is not a claim many travelers can make, and this journey ventures further than others to explore Antarctica’s isolated interior. We fly in from South Africa and settle into the White Continent’s surprisingly luxurious Whichaway or Echo Camp. Each day we’re as active as we wish, joining expert guides for technical rock and ice climbing or gentle hikes to admire unimaginable coastal formations. We then immerse ourselves in an astonishing colony of up to 28,000 emperor penguins—incredibly photogenic and remarkably unafraid of humans—and travel to the even more remote South Pole.

Trip Overview

1 – 2

Fly to Antarctica, the land of 24-hour sunshine, and settle into the surprisingly luxurious Whichaway or Echo Camp, known for its award-winning chef and zero-impact environmental policy.

3 – 7

Visit the South Pole, surround yourself with emperor penguins at Atka Bay, revel in majestic scenery-gazing, discover ice tunnels, and opt for relaxing or adrenaline-inducing excursions.


Return to Cape Town and depart, or enjoy further explorations (GeoEx is happy to make the arrangements).


Trip Variations:
There is also a shorter version that does not include the South Pole. 


You will need to arrive in Cape Town at least two days prior to the trip and we recommend spending one or two nights in South Africa after the trip to allow for possible flight delays from Antarctica.


Dates & Prices


Departures limited to 12 guests. Please call for availability.


From: $105,000


  • Expertise of GeoEx’s travel specialists
  • Services of GeoEx’s in-house air reservations team
  • All accommodations
  • All ground transportation and airport transfers
  • Sightseeing, events, visits, and entrance fees
  • Most meals
  • Bottled water at included meals and while sightseeing
  • Services of a GeoEx trip leader, local guides, drivers, and other staff 
  • Some gratuities
  • Emergency evacuation services and secondary medical expense insurance

A Journey Built Just For You

Take customization to the next level on a journey fully tailored to you. GeoEx's destination specialists will gladly tailor this existing itinerary—or build one completely from scratch—to suit your style, interests, and time frame. Contact us to see what's possible.

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