Advice and Inspiration

Whether you're interested in booking a single hike or the holiday of a lifetime, we'll first spend some time talking about your ideas for your trip. We love helping people plan adventures to Patagonia, and with over 15 year's experience we can help you decide when to travel, where to go and what to see. We'll provide advice and inspiration and together, we'll craft your perfect itinerary.

Four Ways We Can Help

We'll help you in a way that suits you: arranging and booking your own tailor-made itinerary, by joining an activity trip, choosing a hotel or lodge from which to explore, or finding the perfect group tour to join. 

1. Design and Book a Tailor-Made Itinerary


A great option if you want a personalised 2-3 week holiday or a once-in-a-lifetime adventure. The possibilities are endless!

Good for:

Families, couples and groups looking for a bespoke trip, particularly those with a little flexibility in their budget.

How we go about it:

We'll ask you tell us all about your perfect trip, then we'll make it happen. One of our small team of experts will design and book everything based on your exact requirements, including flights, transfers, and accommodation.

Why we're good at it:

We're experts at creating bespoke itineraries, and it's what we love best. We know Patagonia better than any other travel company and we work with all the best operators, flight providers, hotels and luxury lodges. We take enormous pleasure in listening to your dreams for your trip and then helping you plan and arrange a wonderful holiday.

2. Choose an Activity Trip


Such as a hiking group, glacier cruise, kayak trip or horse trek.

Good for:

More independent travellers who want to plan and arrange most of their trip themselves, including solo travellers, who we can match with other like-minded travellers.

How we go about it:

We listen to your requirements, talk you through options and help you decide on the right type of trip. We can even create a trip ourselves if one isn't available. Then we'll introduce you to the partner we think will suit you best, so you can book directly with them. We'll still be here if you need us, but you'll be in good hands with our recommended partner, who will arrange all the details of your trip.

Why we're good at it:

We work with over 100 different local operators in Chilean and Argentinean Patagonia, handpicked for their expertise and experienced and friendly guides. We're in touch with them every week to find out about their latest trips, programmes, departure dates and deals. Some are established major operators in their region, others are small husband and wife teams who can tailor things exactly to your needs. We not biased towards any particular tour operators or accommodation, so we'll recommend whichever partner we think will suit you best.

3. Pick the right Lodge, Hotel, Yurt or Eco Dome


If you're looking for a base from which to explore, why not consider a lodge, hotel or luxury campsite which offers excursions? Many are based in the heart of a national park, offering wonderful views, extraordinary architecture, and excellent cuisine, and some also have spa facilities.

Good for:

Those who want to see Patagonia but would prefer not to camp or sleep in refugios. By day you'll have your pick of excursions with passionate and experienced guides, who are often based at the hotel or lodge, and by night you'll enjoy good food and wine in comfortable surroundings.

How we go about it:

We'll talk to you about what you want to see and do and what type of accommodation you're looking for and then recommend where you might like to stay. Then, when you're ready, we'll help you book the right lodge, hotel or luxury campsite.

Why we're good at it:

We've been staying at Patagonia's hotels since before our Swoop days. We know the most comfortable lodges and lakeside retreats, the most authentic estancias and the most convivial yurts and domes.

4. Find a Group Tour to Join


Group tours range from luxury to rugged, overland trips. They are typically for 2 to 3 weeks and explore all the main sites, with a fixed departure date. 

Good for:

Couples / small groups who want to travel with others and solo travellers. Group tour can suit those on a tighter budget, too.

How we go about it:

We'll match you to a tour based on your appetite for adventure, your favourite activities, budget and group size, as well as your travel style and the type of fellow travellers you'd prefer. Whatever you're looking for, we'll find a like-minded group for you to join.

Why we're good at it:

We work with all the best tour operators and have hand-picked our favourite tours. We know which tours will help you make the best of your time, whether that's visiting the highlights or going off the beaten track.

Swoop Says

How We Make Our Money

We help our partners to market themselves and their trips, activities, and accommodation to the international market; so when we introduce you to them and you book a trip, they pay us a small commission, and when you arrange your tailor-made trip with us, we are able to negotiate better rates with our partners and charge a small mark-up, to cover our time. Either way, the price you pay through us is the same as you would pay by going direct, and you'll benefit from our free, impartial and expert advice.

Why Swoop?

We're not your average travel agent. We're Patagonia ambassadors, and want you to discover Patagonia because, alongside Antarctica, it's our favourite place in the world. Here's why we're different:

  1. We know Patagonia

    We only help people with extraordinary Patagonian and Antarctic experiences, because we feel passionately about these regions. We lived and worked in Patagonia long before our Swoop days, and we still visit every year.

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

    We cover the whole of Patagonia - no other travel agent offers you such variety. We know all our partners' specialisms, strengths, and weaknesses and we can match them up with your needs and budget.

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

    You can book your entire, personalised trip with us; we can recommend activity partners so you can book trips directly with them; we can help you choose and book a lodge or hotel from which to explore, or we can match you up with a group tour. 

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Whatever your budget, group size, length of stay, preferred activity or appetite for adventure, we can help.