5 Days of Excursions based from an eco camp in Torres del Paine

Ros returned in early February from a solo trip to Patagonia where she enjoyed 5 days of treks and excursions based from an eco camp in Torres del Paine National Park. Here she tells us about her trip and her experience in booking through Swoop and our partners…

Ros returned in early February from a solo trip to Patagonia where she enjoyed  5 days of treks and excursions based from an eco camp in Torres del Paine National Park.  Here she tells us about her trip and her experience in booking through Swoop and our partners…

What was the highlight of your trip?

The hike to the base of the towers at Torres del Paine and the Grey Glacier boat trip

Did you manage to visit anywhere else in Chile or Argentina on your trip?

I also went kayaking in Puerto Varas, which was very good and I am now in Valparaiso which is brilliant.

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

The wildlife safari programme at the eco camp was ideal for me as a single traveller.

Were you well looked after by Cascada & their guides on the trip?

The connections worked smoothly and the guides were charming and very professional.

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

The Sunday programme at the eco camp was uninspiring and rather a waste of a day compared with the other days, also it was a short day and when we got back to camp it would have been nice if we had been able to make a cup of tea or coffee.

Second sitting at breakfast got a raw deal… staff were preoccupied with laying the tables for dinner and largely ignored us!

Do you have any tips for other people who are planning a trip?

Read the weekly programme carefully some people thought they could do the hike to the towers on any day.