Reviews Torres del Paine

5 Day Winter W Trek July 2013

Mitch and his family recently embarked on a trip to Torres del Paine in Winter. They returned in June, and here is what he had to say about their 5 Day W Trek


What was the highlight of your trip?

The entire 5 days was a highlight. Each day brought a different hike and ever changing views to be in awe of. We lucked out with the weather…it only rained one afternoon on the day of our shortest trek, so we were pretty much done hiking and were then able to hang out in the refugio by the wood stove while reading and playing cards.

How would you rate the operator that Swoop Patagonia introduced you to? 

Laura was really easy to work with, very helpful and responsive to our needs. The logistics of the trip were well planned, with each transfer being convenient and right on time.

What did you think of your guides?

The guides all did a fantastic job with being readily available and more than willing to help out. Mauricio (lead guide) did a great job explaining what the day would entail, as well as reviewing the plans for the next day after dinner each night. He was always ready to go at the appointed time. The food (preparation and amount) was excellent by the guides as well.

Do you have any advice or recommendations for other travellers?

We stayed in Remota Hotel while in Puerto Natales. I would definitely recommend this hotel to any of your clients. The service was outstanding, the hotel is architecturally interesting, and the food was fantastic. 

Was there anything that you wish had happened differently/or not happened at all?


How well did Swoop Patagonia do helping you plan your holiday, and finding the best trip or operator for you?

Great, thanks again for all of your help. Our family had an absolutely outstanding trip!


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Luke Errington

Founder and MD

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.

At home in Bristol he's a dad of three, and a keen trail runner and adventure racer.