To most of us, getting in touch with nature might mean a stroll through the park, or even a hike through the forest. If we want toget really hardcore, maybe it even means camping out in a tent for a few days and cooking over a fire.
But it probably doesn’t mean trekking all the way to the bitterly cold bottom of the planet. A journey to Antarctica hardly seems like a relaxing getaway for the average person. After all, Antarctica is for researchers, explorers, and penguins, right? When you think of it, you’re probably imagining a tiny, bare-bones settlement in the middle of a frozen wasteland at the end of the Earth.
But tour company White Desert wants to change all that. Departing from Cape Town, South Africa, White Desert brings guests on a five-and-a-half hour plane ride to Antarctica, where they stay in specially designed fiberglass pods along the rocky, desolate coast.
While there, guests can experience our planet’s most mysterious continent however they choose. They can go on daring hikes and climbs up mountains of ice, or they can simply relax on the shore and get to know their penguin neighbors.
It also gives them the rare opportunity to appreciate Antarctica, and it’s singular, freezing, and endangered beauty. Check it out below and let us know if you would travel to Antarctica!