(#wanderlusttips #Antarctica) It has been ten years since Robyn and Patrick Woodhead created White Desert, billing it as Antarctica’s only “luxury camp” and outfitting it with comfortable furnishings and top-notch dining. White Desert offers adventurous travelers the chance to participate in two different trips to other parts of Antarctica — one to Atka Bay and the other to the Geographic South Pole.[rpi]
Only roughly 30,000 people get the chance to visit Antarctica each year. The continent is treacherous and expensive to reach, and there are only a couple of months at the end of the year when visiting is really feasible. Even fewer people venture to the interior part of Antarctica. Most people who visit the continent cruise from South America to the Antarctic Peninsula and rarely venture inland from the coast.
The tours cost a whopping €64,000 (USD72,000) per person, which includes housing, flights, and food, and take place only in November and December, the warmest time of the year in Antarctica. According to USA Today, the average high temperature is -36 degrees Fahrenheit in November and -16 in December. The average low is -40 degrees Fahrenheit in November and -20 in December.
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