Tag: Trekking

Planning & Tips

What are the key differences between EcoCamp and Patagonia Camp?

There is no wrong way to experience Torres del Paine. Certain people are looking for the classic backpacking experience of an Original W Trek, with four nights spent out at the campsites and refugios along the trail. Others are seeking the amenities of a traditional luxury hotel and will feel most at home with Explora or Tierra as their base. […]

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Stories & Inspiration

A Patagonia Love Story

Zoe co-founded a hiking company based in the Los Glaciares region of Patagonia. As one of Swoop’s partners in Argentina, we have been working together closely for a number of years. Having grown up in the UK, Zoe’s career began as a tour leader throughout Latin America. It was during this time that she met […]

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Planning & Tips

Do you need a guide to go hiking in Patagonia?

Patagonia boasts countless treasures, including the granite spires of Torres del Paine National Park and the spectacular Fitz Roy Massif. The region’s trails are renowned among wide-eyed hikers the world over, and it’s easy to see why. Deep forested valleys are carved by giant glaciers that crumble into powder-blue lakes and ice fields sparkle high […]

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To guide, or not to guide…

Many of our customers visit Patagonia to enjoy the extensive variety of hiking trails in Torres del Paine, Los Glaciares, Tierra del Fuego and further north towards the Lake District. They will often ask us “why should I use a guide?”. It’s fair to say that most of the walks are well marked in the […]

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Reviews

Double the adventure for Nor & Cindy: 5 weeks in Patagonia and Antarctica

A handful of Swoop’s customers choose to venture to both Patagonia and the Antarctic on the same trip. Swoop only specialises in these two destinations and so is perfectly placed to offer the dream trip to someone looking for a double-adventure! We know both regions inside out and can tie two ends of an incredible […]

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Reviews Torres del Paine

Peter and Natalie’s wintry Torres del Paine trek

In May 2015, Peter and his girlfriend Natalie ventured to Torres del Paine National Park in Chile for a 5 day winter adventure, as part of a longer two month journey within South America. Here, Peter shares some of their highlights and tips for this challenging but exciting Patagonian experience. How was your winter trek? The walk […]

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Reviews Torres del Paine

Eric & Nancy’s Patagonian Dream

“I had for many decades dreamt of travelling to Patagonia. Our five days hiking in Torres del Paine are five days that we will never forget. Thank you so much for your help in organizing this trip. It would have been most difficult for us to do on our own.” Eric and Nancy had always […]

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Jenny’s Torres del Paine dream trip

In September, Jenny took a memorable trip to Torres Del Paine National Park in Chile. Jenny does an amazing job below of telling us all about her experiences, the trip highlights and what is was like travelling with Swoop Patagonia and our partners. Jenny’s feedback Out of all the places I have seen in Chile during […]

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