Space-Inspired Glamping in Antarctica is the Latest Luxury Adventure

Surrounded by pristine white snow, Penguins and the stars for company and living in space-inspired sleeping pods – the latest luxury glamping experience promises to be out-of-this-world.

It is in fact in Antarctica but staying so far down near the South Pole will have you feeling like you’ve left the planet.

This November luxury travel company White Desert is launching a stylish eco-camp called Echo inspired by space tourism featuring six heated, cutting-edge bedroom sky pods.

Constructed from composite fiberglass featuring floor-to-ceiling windows, visitors will experience the frozen wilderness in all its dramatic glory.

“As luxurious as it is adventurous,” guests will arrive via a private Gulfstream jet and immediately be ushered to a private lounge and served a martini that’s shaken with 10,000-year-old ice.

The following days are filled with adventurous activities including fat biking, skiing, skidooing, and 4×4 Arctic Truck driving, hiking, ice-climbing, mountaineering excursions and visiting a 28,000 strong Emperor Penguin colony.

Space-Inspired Glamping in Antarctica
Space-Inspired Glamping in Antarctica
Space-Inspired Glamping in Antarctica

Each space-inspired sky pod will comfortably house two guests and comes with luxury furnishings and space-age accessories including original photos taken from the International Space Station.

Aside from the pods, glampers will also have access to a list of common spaces including a central lounge area, dining room, and heated shower pods. A team of experienced chefs, hosts, and expert guides are also on hand to assist guests with their every need.

With a zero footprint in mind, Echo is designed as a versatile, temporary camp that can be disassembled after the glamping season ends.

Prices start at approximately A$1.06 million for a group of 12 or A$88,000 per person. This includes the tour, return flights, and transfers from Cape Town to Antarctica, plus all-inclusive accommodation, fine dining, and activities.

There’s also a longer trip available that includes a visit to the South pole costing about A$140,000 per guest.

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