Heather took a guided W Trek in Torres del Paine in early December, and here she tells us about her experiences…
‘I loved the trip, and highly recommended the trail and your company to everyone I spoke to.’
What was the highlight of your trip?
It’s hard to pick a highlight; I thought the whole W Trek was really great. I enjoyed the hiking, especially the second day (to the Torres) and the fourth day (through the French Valley).
How well did Swoop Patagonia do helping you plan your holiday, and finding the best trip or operators for you?
Swoop was excellent; very responsive and helpful to all of my questions concerning traveling and planning my trip. It was so helpful for me because I did everything so last minute.
How was the operator, and how were their guides on the trip?
My guide (Carlos) was excellent; he knew the area, terrain and environment, and spoke English very well. He knew when and where it would be windy and the best places to stop to take breaks. He was also just a really nice guy.
Was there anything that you wish had happened differently/or not happened at all?
The only thing I wish for was that I was with a big group rather than with a private guide (but that’s my own fault for planning too late).
Do you have any tips for other people who are planning a trip?
Carry as little as possible on your back:)