Team Swoop

We're a small team of Patagonia enthusiasts. Most of us have lived and worked in Patagonia long before our Swoop days, and we still visit every year. 

Between us, we enjoy mountain biking, wildlife spotting, trail running, bird watching, adventure racing and generally exploring the great outdoors. When we're not exploring Patagonia, we love nothing more than talking to people who are planning their own adventure.


Lake District & Bespoke Trip Specialist

Sally is a true lover of Patagonia with the lakes & mountains top of her list. Having worked as an English teacher and Tour leader in Chile and Argentina for 8 years, she has a diverse knowledge of Patagonia.

Sally has hiked and cycled throughout Patagonia for work and pleasure, and loves to end every trip with a juicy steak in Buenos Aires.



Trekking, Mountaineering & Cycling Specialist

Whilst working in the remote Patagonian region of Aysen, Harriet discovered trekking, the great outdoors and her future husband. She later spent two and half years biking and mountaineering throughout the Andes.

Harriet joined the Swoop team in 2014 and on her most recent visit to Torres del Paine and El Chalten she checked out both the traditional hiking trails and some off the beaten track trails.



Wildlife Specialist 

Chloe​ ​is the longest standing member of the Swoop team, having joined in 2013 in a temporary role that swiftly ignited​ ​a​ passion for the dramatic peaks, glistening glaciers and diverse wildlife of Patagonia.

On Chloe's most recent visit to Patagonia in 2016 she was lucky enough to ​have up close encounters with breaching humpback whales, pottering penguins, hairy armadillos and ​​even 2 female pumas​ with cubs​. She is bonkers about trekking, wildlife, and water based adventures and can't wait for her next Patagonia fix!




Luke fell in love with Patagonia when he first trekked through the Andes some 15 years ago. In 2010 he founded Swoop Patagonia and since then has trekked, ridden and paddled thousands of miles throughout the region.

On his last visit Luke climbed to within 500m of the summit of Aconcagua and ran a 3 day ultra-marathon around the volcanoes of northern Patagonia. 


Our Story

It's been over 15 years since Luke, our founder, first visited Patagonia. He quickly fell in love with the region, packed in his day job and launched the first online guidebook to Patagonia. Swoop, named after the Andean Condor, was born in 2010.

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Why Swoop?

Three reasons why you should to choose us to help you plan your Patagonian adventure.

1. We know Patagonia

We lived and worked in Patagonia long before our Swoop days, and we still visit every year. We only help people with extraordinary Patagonian experiences, because it's a region we're passionate about.

What this means for you:

We can give you advice and personal recommendations for where to go, where to stay and what to do. If you happen to be in the area (UK folk - we're in central Bristol), you can even pop into our office for a cup of tea and look our wonderful wall of maps.


2. We work with a network of over 100 local partners

Through our family of kayaking, horse riding, hiking and cruise partners, we've got the whole of Patagonia covered - no one else offers you such incredible regional knowledge. We know all our partners' specialisms and strengths and we can match them up with your needs and budget.

What this means for you:

We'll listen to what you want from your trip and we'll suggest an itinerary, trip or place to stay based on your exact requirements. We rarely arrange the same experience twice. Plus, because we work directly with partners in Patagonia, your money goes to the local community.


3. We'll help you arrange your trip in a way that suits you

You can book your entire, personalised trip with us or we can recommend local partners so you can book trips directly with them. Whatever help you need with your trip arrangements, we can also provide advice and support when you're planning your trip, because we know that creating the perfect itinerary is so important.

What this means for you:

Whether you just want us by your side, giving impartial advice along the way, or taking the reins and arranging everything for you, we'll help you plan and book your perfect trip.

Read more about the two ways to book your trip.


4 Types of Adventure

We'll provide our expert advice during the early stages of your trip planning, to help you decide where to go and what to do. Once we've worked together to create your perfect itinerary, we'll help you in one of the following ways:

  1. A guided, multi-day activity

    A multi-day activity trip, such as a hiking, kayaking or horse-riding trip, can be arranged to fit in with the rest of your plans. Guided trips are typically for small groups of no more than 8 people, but private trips and self-guided trips can be arranged too. We can help solo travellers and couples find like-minded groups to join. Find out more.

  2. A hotel or ship-based trip

    We can help you choose the perfect hotel, lodge or eco camp from which to explore the national parks by day and enjoy fine food and wine by night. Expeditionary cruises are also a great way to immerse yourself in Patagonia’s scenery and wildlife from a comfortable base. Find out more.

  3. A group tour

    Group Tours are fixed-itinerary trips of around 15 people. With set departure dates and prices making them easy to plan around, they can be either a simple and sociable way for solo travellers or anyone on a budget to fit the highlights of Patagonia into a short time frame, or a great core to a larger adventure. We can help you find the right group tour for you. Find out more.

A 2-3 week holiday

    We can help you choose several multi-day activity trips, such as hiking, kayaking or horse-riding trips, and integrate them into your own itinerary. Or, we can plan and arrange an entire bespoke itinerary for you, including flights, buses and accommodation - doing the hard work so you don’t have to. Find out more.

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