Antarctica Camps, Antarctica

Whichaway Camp

Pod-living in remote Antarctica

High-tech pods and a tremendous choice of activities

Whichaway Camp is an out-and-out leader in expert Antarctica expedition camps.

All powered by solar panels, there are six fibreglass sleeping pods that are expertly insulated, heated, and sheltered from outside noise. At just over 6m (20 eeft) in diameter in diameter, they are spacious and come with either double or twin beds, a writing desk, and en-suite toilet and wash basin. There is also a separate pod complete with shower and further toilets.

The main living area consists of three large dome tents housing a cosy dining room, library and communications area.

The staff and guides at Whichaway are exceedingly professional, dedicated to looking after your comfort, safety and getting the most out of your stay here on Antarctica with incredible activities on offer.

Highlights

Six state-of-the-art sleeping pods

Main living area of three large domes that house a dining room, library, kitchen and communications area

Gentle treks, visiting local science bases

Exploring ice caves and tunnels

Observing Adelie penguins or even Emperor Penguins

Helicopter excursions and kite skiing

Abseiling, climbing

Teaching you to be a real Polar explorer

Picnics

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Places to combine Whichaway Camp with

Torres del Paine

Awasi Patagonia
You wouldn’t think that the spectacular Patagonian region of Torres del Paine could get any better regarding luxurious design-led hotels, but it has, courtesy of the exclusive sibling hotel to Awasi Atacama, and the only one in the area to do tailor-made excursions for each guest. Adding to that, a portion of the proceeds from each guest’s stay helps to support The Awasi Patagonia Conservation Project, which aims to create a natural corridor for wildlife. Awasi guides also help to monitor the puma populations and keep hunters away, increasing the positive impact the property and its guests are able to have on the region. 14 wooden-clad, shipping crate-style ‘villas’, which were inspired by the old outpost shelters, lie scattered over the wind-protected plains of its own private reserve and facing the unfolding scenes of Lake Sarmiento and the three-tower peaks. Inside these, the warming and minimal Scandinavian cabin decor nicely cushions you from the harsh scenes outside, with natural wood interiors, large inviting beds, your own living room with log fireplaces, a hot tub, and with every modern amenity to hand. The master villa, which has two bedrooms, is good for families. The dispersal of these freestanding villas befits the solitude of your surroundings, giving you a pleasing level of privacy but also a heightened experience of the landscape’s isolation. The main house, just a short walk from the villas, features a Relais & Chateaux member restaurant, terrace and living area. Awasi is renowned not only for its style, but for tailoring its tours for each individual guest and for serving delectable gourmet food. Guests can choose whatever excursions they want to do, without having to compromise for the sake of a group.

Lake District

Hotel Vira Vira
Set a beautiful area of woodland, fresh water and traditional farmland that is so characteristic of the Pucon Valley, Hotel Vira Vira provides a delightful selection of comfortable accommodation with the intimate feel of a Chilean hacienda in its own 23-acre estate. The design is both modern and at one with the wild surroundings, with large windows and a warming use of wood. Just 21 beautifully crafted rooms are spread between the guest house and the main hotel building’s junior suites, with a handful of villa suites on the banks of the Liucura river and the opulent Ruca Suite set in the middle of the forest. The latter two options offer their own living room and fireplace, with a private terrace and an outdoor tub to enjoy the clear Chilean night skies. Vira Vira’s restaurant offers food created from homegrown produce, a blend of local, ancient indigenous recipes coupled with the best and truly fresh ingredients, accompanied well paired wines. The area around Pucon and the neighbouring Villarrica volcano is famed for its range of actives, from hiking and hot springs to a plethora of adventure activities. Several beautiful wilderness areas are nearby, including Huerquehue National Park, and horseback riding, mounting biking, river rafting, fly fishing, kayaking, varied hiking tours, ascents to the active volcano and even skiing on Villarrica’s slopes can be arranged. Each day, guests meet with Vira Vira’s excursion manager to discuss and plan excursions, or one can chose to explore the area around the estate, getting a glimpse at some of the rare wildlife species that live nearby or visiting the lodge’s farm to learn the skills of artisanal cheese making.