Kirsi returned in January from an Adventure Cruise in Tierra del Fuego, visiting pristine glaciers and the famous Cape Horn. Here she tells us about her experiences on the trip and in booking with Swoop and our partners…
‘Our trip to Argentina and in Patagonia was amazing. Thank you!’
How was your experience of Swoop Patagonia?
In my opinion, Swoop Patagonia operated in very proactive way and offered all the help needed in order to plan a successful trip to Patagonia. I would definitely recommend you to anybody planning a trip to Patagonia. I highly appreciated your help in connecting me personally with the right cruise agent.
How was your cruise?
The ‘Fuegian Glaciers and Cape Horn‘ cruise from Ushuaia & back was amazing and very well organised. The trip consisted of two daily trips to shore with zodiac boats one of which was to Cape Horn. We were also extremely lucky with the weather, so we could actually visit Cape Horn national park.
How were the staff and guides on the cruise?
The guides were very professional and relaxed and were also very knowledgeable. The only thing that was a little bit disappointing was the fact that the ship did not actually cruise around Cape Horn. I think that came as a surprise to most of the passengers on the ship. People who go to Cape Horn want to also cruise around it. Otherwise….a pleasant experience.
What was the highlight of your trip?
Argentina is such amazing country so it is hard to determine a single highlight for our trip. We visited Buenos Aires, Pampa, Iguazu Falls, Mendoza, Peninsula Valdes, El Calafate (Perito Moreno Glacier), Ushuaia and we spent our New Year in Colonial de Sacramento in Uruguay. I think all of the places that we visited were Argentinian highlights except for Uruguay of course.
Do you have any tips for other people planning a trip to Patagonia?
I think that Argentina is very easy to travel. You can book everything online (buses, air fares, tours), so everything is pretty easy. The only thing I am sure of is that I definitely want to go back some day. For beef lovers the only tip I can give is that remember to ask your steak as a punto. If you order medium, you get well done steak!
[Check out our blog post on Where to eat in Patagonia!]