Paul’s 2 week Road Trip in Patagonia

Paul returned in March from a two week road trip from El Chalten to Ushuaia. Here he tells us about his experiences on the trip and in booking with Swoop and our partners…

Paul returned in March from a two week road trip from El Chalten to Ushuaia. Here he tells us about his experiences on the trip and in booking with Swoop and our partners…

How were Swoop Patagonia?

Swoop did very well by getting me in contact with their partners who run the trip immediately after my inquiry. I was very pleased with the seamless communication and organisation of both companies and I would enthusiastically recommend them both.

How were Swoop’s partners who ran the tour in Patagonia?

This was my first time using a tour company, and they exceeded my expectations. Just about all aspects of their operation were outstanding.

The couple who oversaw the tour could not have done more to attend to each and every traveler. The local guides they employed went from outstanding to good, but mostly the former. This is an extremely well conceived itinerary with personal touches that were remarkable. Long trips were always broken up with stops at interesting places.

What was the highlight of your trip?

Patagonia is full of highlights because of its natural beauty, but the experience was certainly enhanced by the operation of the tour.  Weather called for a change of hiking plans at one point and the guide with Melinda and Franco came up with an alternative that was nearly as good as the planned activity for that day.  These are creative people who have obviously given great thought to the organisation of the tour. This was particularly reflected in the choice of restaurants that ranged from very good to mind blowing.