Peter returned in January from a Multi Activity Trip in Torres del Paine where he hiked, biked and kayaked the W Trek. Here he tells us about his experiences on the trip and in booking with Swoop and our partners…
‘We had a great trip and everything worked really well’
How did you find Swoop and our partners?
I would recommend both Swoop and your partners. I thought your partners in Torres del Paine were great and definitely went beyond the extra mile to help! Their staff were excellent, especially in Chile- super enthusiastic and helpful.
What did you think of your itinerary, is there anything you would change about it?
The Mountain Biking was harder than we expected, and actually, for the non-mountain biker, was probably more of a day trip.
The walking part of the trip was brilliant – fantastic advice – we could not fault this part of the trip. I only wish that day 2 could have been longer so that we could have made the whole of the French Valley on day 3.
The boat trip at the end of day 3 was a tight squeeze – it might be worth warning people to arrive early – we nearly didn’t get on and it would have been another hour’s wait until the next one!
How was the accommodation on your trip?
We managed on two nights out of three in the refugios once we were there. Lago Grey hotel was a bit chaotic – they kept trying to charge us for pre-booked meals and refused to provide lunch boxes as we had not booked excursions – so bit of a shambles! The hotel itself was lovely, and the staff were very friendly, just rather confused!
What was the highlight of your trip?
Our highlight was the hike on day 1 up to Torres Del Paine – this was on my bucket list!!