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.
Two Ways to Book
Directly with one of our partners
Booking directly with our partners in Patagonia is great for independent travellers arranging most of their trip themselves. We’ll talk about your dreams for your trip, listen to your plans and suggest the right activity, lodge or cruise for you, then introduce you to the partner we think will suit you best. You’ll benefit from our advice and experience, and pay exactly the same as if you’d found the partner yourself. Find Out More.
Design and book a tailor-made itinerary
With 15 years' experience in Patagonia, we’re experts at creating bespoke itineraries. We'll work with you to design a 2-3 week - or longer - holiday based on your exact requirements, from hiking trips to accommodation to flights, bus trips, and transfers. We'll be on hand to help you before, during and after your trip; from the moment we've booked it all for you to the moment you return home. Find Out More.
What our customers think
Swoop are worth it and then some. From day one they listened to what we desired and engaged to help us refine and define just exactly what we wished to receive from our adventure.
Nic & Julie October 2016
Four Types of Adventure
You can arrange your trip in a way that suits you: we'll help you plan and arrange a tailor-made itinerary, and then we'll book it for you, or we'll help you find the perfect local partner in Patagonia, and you can book directly with them.
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.
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.
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.
4. 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.
The price you pay for booking with us is no more and no less than if you were to book directly with one of our local partners in Patagonia, whether you're booking a single hiking trip, joining a group tour or arranging a 4 week bespoke itinerary for your whole family.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.