Amanda returned in May from a Winter Trek in Torres del Paine. Here she tells us about her experiences on the trip and n booking with Swoop Patagonia…
What did Swoop do Well?
The organisation and the arrangement was done really well, and finding other people to go on the trek was really helpful and glad it worked out.
What could we have done differently?
Maybe including extra information such as how to get to Puerto Natales and about Puerto Natales it self etc. by personal email. I was already planning my trip so I already knew how to get there but extra information about it for others will help showing that they care about the participants to get there for the trek.
*Following Amanda’s feedback we are trying to share more tips with people for places to stay and things to do. Please see our Guide to Travelling in Chile & Argentina.
How did you enjoy the itinerary provided by our partners in Torres del Paine?
The 5 day Winter W Trek is good and it gives a room to do changes in case of weather conditions etc.
How were the guides on your trek?
I had Armando and he was an excellent guide and cook. He seems to know the area very well and his walking pace helps me practice for the Inca Trail (a good thing!)
Is there anything you would have changed about this part of your trip?
No, I had a great time overall and truly memorable experience. Especially the last day at Las Torres, glad to see the towers which was one of the reasons I took the trip and Armando was supportive in making sure I was able to make it.
What was the highlight of your trip overall?
Las Torres, but the whole Patagonian landscape is amazing.
Do you have any tips for other people planning a trip?
Don’t suffer yourself to camp during the winter, because I heard more stories from people camping it during the winter having a miserable time and end up not seeing much of the park.
Did you manage to visit anywhere else in Chile or Argentina?
I visit San Pedro Atacama and in Argentina el Calafate.