Travel's back open but most of us aren't rushing back to crowded hotspots—more travellers are in search of remote destinations than ever, and we can't think of anywhere more remote than Antarctica.
White Desert, the pioneers of luxury travel in Antarctica, have shared the the details of their new camp, Echo, which will open in November 2022.
Inspired by the seminal age of Space exploration—each pod features retro space-age interiors, think 2001: A Space Odyssey—Echo will provide exclusive access to the rarely seen interior of the Continent.
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The stylish eco-camp will feature six sky pods complete with floor to ceiling windows looking out to the dramatic landscape of snow and ice. Made from composite fibreglass, each sky pod will be designed for two guests, with luxurious furnishings, and heating of course.
Further adding to the space theme, original photos taken from the International Space Station (ISS) by retired astronaut, Terry Virts, adorn the pod walls. Says Virts of the Echo landscape, “The mountains are the most beautiful I have seen across Earth, Venus and Mars.”
Ensuring no harm is done to this vast yet vulnerable continent, White Desert has designed Echo to be dismantled without a trace. White Desert Antarctica have also pledged to use US$1,000 per person per trip on their conservation, community and sustainability initiatives.