Moscow - Punta Arenas (Chile) - Patriot Hills (Antarctica) - South Pole - Patriot Hills - Punta Arenas - Moscow
The South Pole, also known as the Geographic South Pole is one of the two points where the Earth's axis of rotation intersects its surface. It is the southernmost point on the surface of the Earth and lies on the opposite side of the Earth from the North Pole. Situated on the continent of Antarctica, it is the site of the United States Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station, which was established in 1956 and has been permanently staffed since that year. In our program we visit so-called the Ceremonial South Pole, it is an area set aside for photo opportunities at the South Pole Station. It is located a short distance from the Geographic South Pole, and consists of a metallic sphere on a plinth, surrounded by the flags of the Antarctic Treaty signatory states.
Briefing followed by refreshments in Punta Arenas before departure
Transfers to/from airport in Punta Arenas
Return flight from Punta Arenas to Antarctica
All programmed flights within Antarctica
Meals and accommodations while in Antarctica
Supporting staff: guides and physician
Guided day outings from Patriot Hills
Luggage allowance up to 55lbs (25kg) on Punta Arenas - Patriot Hills flight.
Price does not include
Flights to and from Punta Arenas other than to Patriot Hills
Meals and accommodation in Punta Arenas
Transfers in Punta Arenas other than for the Antarctic flights
Personal equipment and clothing (polar clothing is available for rent from ANI)
Additional expenses while in Punta Arenas due to delays
Overweight on the Antarctic flights
Satellite phone while in Antarctica
Any kind of personal insurance
Tips guidelines (important information!)
You entrust your life, health, your time and money to the guides. And the guides take this responsibility for you and for the success of the whole trip. They are doing this 24 hours.
10-20 USD per day is expected as the normal amount of tips for the Guides and the staff of the program. If you liked everything about the trip, please don't forget to thank them. You can give the tips directly to the Main Guide and he will distribute it among the staff.
Necessary travel papers (documents)
Filled out special forms for visiting Antarctica
Chilean multi visa
By air and by land
All Antarctica flights with luggage allowance of 25 kg
Any hotel in Punta Arenas will be booked on your request and we will provide you with the list, rating from ** to ****. Accommodation expenditures are paid directly to the hotel.
In Antarctica we stay in good strong tents, 2-3 members to a tent.
Provided while in Antarctica only.
In Patriot Hills we cook and eat in a big mess tent.
Health and medical insurance
Our guide will have a first aid kit with him. We strongly recommend to bring your own specific medicines you think you might need.
Antarctic summer: on a calm sunny day you can count on 0+10C in a tent. Yet, sudden snow storms are frequent visitors here.