Adventure Tour Operator Patagonia Customer Review

Julie, Wendy and Diana visited Torres del Paine in January 2012 as part of a small group of friends. Together they hiked the W Circuit and they tell us about their experience with local operator, Chile Nativo. Julie says:

I had a slight accident, but Chile Nativo’s care and action was impeccable, and I am most grateful for their assistance.  Despite this upset we had a wonderful holiday.  The sights in the National Parks were beyond our expectations and we were all quite overcome with the beauty of Patagonia.  No words or photographs can do it justice.  We were exceptionally lucky with the weather which was, in the main, hot and sunny. The guides had an amazing depth of knowledge and a passion for their work, and spoke excellent English.

On behalf of the group I would like to thank you for all your assistance.  This truly was a trip of a lifetime and the memories will stay with us forever.


Just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed the trip.  It is such a beautiful area and went way beyond our expectations.  All the arrangements went well and our guides (with one exception) were first class.  We were very fortunate to have Julieta as our guide in Torres del Paine – she was great fun and her knowledge of geology, history, and the flora and fauna was incredible.  Our first trip was to Perito Moreno and for me it was worth the long journey just to see that – and we had so much more to see!  The trekking route was changed slightly as you know because of the fires and we trekked in the Bader Valley instead of the French valley.  While in the Fitzroy area we were lucky to see a Huemal deer which is apparently almost extinct there.   I would certainly recommend Chile Nativo.

Diana said:
AMAZING, AMAZING, AMAZING Would love to repeat the whole experience again!!!
amazing trip. Extremely well looked after by Chile Nativo staff. Drivers and guides excellent. Excellent guides, especially Julietta whos knowledge of the area, geology and nature was outstanding. She looked after us (group of 6 mature ladies) really well. One of our group had an accident and needed emergency dental treatment, which she handled swiftly and professionally.

Thanks to Julie, Wendy and Diana for their feedback. To do the same trip as them, get in touch with Swoop or visit our W Trek Torres del Paine page.

Luke Errington

Founder and MD

Luke fell in love with Patagonia when he first trekked through the Andes some 15 years ago. In 2009 he founded Swoop Patagonia and since then has trekked, ridden and paddled thousands of miles throughout the region.

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

On his last visit Luke climbed to within 500m of the summit of Aconcagua and ran a 3 day ultra-marathon around the volcanoes of northern Patagonia.