Magan’s Extended Paine Circuit & Kayaking in Torres del Paine

Magan returned in January from a trekking and kayaking trip to Torres del Paine. Here she tells us about her experiences on her trip and in booking with Swoop and our partners…

‘The experience was AMAZING – I absolutely loved our group and Swoop and their partners were wonderful!’

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What did you think of your itinerary?

The Extended Paine Circuit itinerary was great! The John Garner pass day was super long and super hard but glad that we chose to keep going and not stay at the El Paso campgrounds.

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The glacier hike was amazing – it was shocking to me that many people that we were hiking the Full Circuit with were unaware of that option and were very disappointed that they hadn’t put it in their itinerary.

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How was your guide and accommodation on your trip?

Our guide (Eduardo) was PHENOMENAL: super knowledgeable and patient with us, and a huge enhancement to the trip! I would definitely recommend him to anyone!

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My celiac disease was well tended to well and many of the refugios were great! I hated the Refugio Paine Grande where the boat was located – I felt like I was at Disney and it took away from the experience.

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Did you manage to visit anywhere else on your trip?

I continued to travel in Chile – but just to Santiago and to a yoga retreat.  I also hiked the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu – the entire trip was amazing!

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What was the highlight of your trip?

The highlight of the trip was the John Gardner pass and the Glacier hike – they are very hard to beat!

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