Booking Directly - How it works

  1. We listen to your dreams for your trip and talk about your budget

  2. We talk you through the options and help you decide on the right type of activities, trips and/or accommodation

  3. We introduce you, via email, to the partner or partners that we think will suit you best

  4. When you're ready, you'll book directly with our partner(s). Together you'll finalise the details of your trip, then you'll complete a booking form and pay your deposit (between 20-50% of the balance)

  5. You’ll be in safe hands with our recommended partner, but we’ll be on hand to help before, during and after your trip - whenever you need us

Four Types of Adventure

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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About our Partners

We work with over 100 different partners (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 and departure dates. Some are established major operators in their region, others are small family teams who can tailor things exactly to your needs. We're not biased towards any particular partners, so we'll always recommend whichever we think will suit you best.

Booking Directly: FAQs

  • How does Swoop make its money?

    We help our partners to market themselves to the international market; so when we introduce you to them and you book a trip, they pay us a small commission. The price you pay is the same as if you’d found them yourself and you'll benefit from our free, impartial and expert advice.

  • Where do I start? Do I have to pick an itinerary or trip that I like the look of?

    We know Patagonia inside out, so we normally start from scratch. We’ll talk about your ideas and dreams for your trip and take it from there. If you already have an itinerary in mind we can use that as a starting point, but we’re equally comfortable with - and excited by - a blank sheet of paper.

    A good place to start is our 10 questions to help you plan your trip and our guide to Patagonia.

  • Will your partner speak English?

    Yes, all of our partners speak English - some better than others! If you have any problems, we’ll always be here if you need us.

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