90 Degrees South Overnight

Land Based Trips
South Pole and Emperor Penguins

Immerse yourself in the 90° South experience with an overnight at the South Pole
The South Pole is a crossroads for modern adventurers and polar science and this Experience places you at the center of the action. We will fly to the South Pole and settle into ANI’s South Pole Camp, where you can mingle with expedition teams who have skied to the South Pole, enjoy skills sessions and talks, or simply relax and take it all in.

There will be plenty of time to savor all that the Pole has to offer. We will visit the Geographic South Pole and remember the historic achievements of Roald Amundsen and Robert Falcon Scott. We will take photos at the Ceremonial Pole. We will have a guided tour of Amundsen-Scott Station, where scientists conduct research ranging from studies of the Antarctic environment to the origins of the universe. We will experience the extreme conditions of the polar plateau, with temperatures hovering around -22°F (-30°C) and a physiological altitude of nearly 11,000ft (3350m). You will even get a taste of polar exploration as you camp overnight in an expedition-style tent!

This challenging trip offers polar enthusiasts a unique opportunity to experience the history, adventure and challenges of the South Pole, as you overnight at the bottom of the world!

Union Glacier Camp
The atmosphere is relaxed and welcoming at our main Antarctic camp at Union Glacier. You’ll find roomy, double occupancy sleeping tents; a spacious dining hall; fresh delicious meals; and a spectacular setting. You’ll be surprised how comfortable Antarctica can be! Our full-service camp is designed for Antarctic conditions and with best environmental practices in mind. It operates during the Antarctic summer (November through January) and is dismantled at the end of each season.

South Pole Camp
Be prepared for extreme conditions at ANI’s South Pole Camp. Temperatures hover around -30°C and the physiological altitude (how high it feels!) is roughly 11,000 ft (3,300m). Camp facilities are designed to provide as much comfort as possible, while minimizing our environmental footprint. Meals are served in a heated dining tent, which is also available for indoor activities and relaxation. Accommodation is in two-person mountaineering-style tents. The tents are unheated, but you will stay nice and warm with your insulated sleeping mat and polar-rated sleeping bag.

Day 1 – Fly to Antarctica

Depart Punta Arenas Chile. Fly 4 ¼ hrs to Antarctica by private transport jet. Land on our ice runway and settle in at Union Glacier Camp.

Day 2 - Acclimatize to Antarctica

Orientation to Union Glacier Camp and life in Antarctica. Optional, light activities to acclimatize to Antarctic conditions.

Day 3 - Fly to the South Pole

A 4-5 hr flight brings us to the South Pole. We taxi over to ANI's South Pole Camp, where we enjoy a hot meal in the heated dining tent, then settle into our sleeping accommodation.

The physiological altitude at the South Pole (how high it feels!) is roughly 11,000 ft (3,300m). You may feel the effects of altitude, including shortness of breath and mild headache. Take it easy, especially this first day, to help your body acclimatize.

Day 4 - Living at the Bottom of the World

Choose from a variety of morning and afternoon activity sessions, with opportunities to visit the South Pole Markers, South Pole Visitor Center and Amundsen-Scott Station; lectures on Antarctic themes; DVD presentations; and games and activities organized by our guides.

Breakfast and lunch will be served in the heated dining tent, which is also available for indoor activities and relaxation. Return flights to Union Glacier will depart in the late afternoon. Back at Union Glacier, a special celebratory dinner will be served.

The South Pole has been designated an Antarctic Specially Managed Area (ASMA #5) to conserve the environmental, scientific and historical values of the area. We ask for your cooperation in respecting visitor guidelines during any time we may spend at the South Pole.

Days 5 to 6 The Heart of Antarctica

Our last two days in the Heart of Antarctica. Explore scenic Union Glacier with our guides, enjoy talks and skills sessions, or relax and soak in the events of the past few days. It’s up to you!

Day 7 - Return to Punta Arenas, Chile

The aircraft from Punta Arenas will arrive with a new collection of avid explorers and you depart for the final leg of your Antarctic experience. Our ANI staff will meet you at Punta Arenas airport and transfer you to your hotel.

Please Note:

No two Antarctic experiences are the same. This is part of the excitement and adventure of Antarctic travel. The itinerary above highlights typical activities and experiences. Exact timeline and details will vary from trip to trip. Trip length may vary by departure.

Please anticipate delays and do not plan anything for at least a week after your scheduled return. Allow yourself to enjoy this unique experience without the stress of pending commitments.

* Itinerary may be subject to change

Only show rates under
$ X
Please note that availability is updated about once a week.
Per Person USD
Rates 2016-2017
Price (US$)
No trips meet your criteria. Please increase the budget above to view more results.
Click on the tour dates in the left column to view a trip itinerary. Point MOUSE at Cabin Category to view DETAILED description.