Covid-19 - A note from our founder

"We are all living through unprecedented times. Never has our industry had to face such turbulence and challenge. Yet throughout the last few months, the daily contact we’ve had from travellers like yourself dreaming of future far-away travel has energised us.

Many of our newer enquiries come from people who are keen to talk to us about their ideas but aren’t necessarily ready to make a firm reservation. That’s absolutely fine with us - after all, the planning stage is a key part of the adventure - our experts have lots of ideas to share, so do pick up the phone and start the conversation so you then have a ready-made plan for when the coast is clear.

We’d encourage everyone to keep the door to adventure open. It’s crucial for our wonderful industry.

I’m in no doubt that our industry will weather the challenges that Covid-19 has brought. I am confident that when this passes, and as soon as it’s safe to do so, we will continue to offer trips that bring life-changing perspectives at the ends of the earth."

Luke Errington, Founder & Managing Director

Booking with Confidence

Plan with Confidence

We know that you are most likely keen to start planning your trip to Patagonia and we would like to enable you to book with confidence. In the event that Covid-19 looks like it will prevent your trip from going ahead, we offer hassle-free postponement up to 90 days before your trip. Even after 90 days, we will work alongside our partners on a solution that works for you.

Patagonia Travel in 2021

With new variants of Covid-19 emerging across the world, many countries have been forced to close their borders and extend quarantine periods. With this in mind, several of our Patagonia partners have drawn a line under the current season and closed their doors until September and we are not taking any new bookings from people looking to travel before then.

We recognise that the situation we are currently living in makes planning ahead a challenge. Nobody knows yet when borders will reopen or airlines will take to the skies again. We continue to work with industry organisations like ATTA and LATA who Swoop are members of, and are busy planning the future of travel, including health & safety protocols in the post-Covid world. We’re also working closely with our local partners who are keeping us updated with the situation on the ground so we can give you the most accurate information about Chile and Argentina. We are hopeful that travel will be possible from October 2021.

For anyone who's looking to set their future Patagonia plans in place, given how dynamic the current situation is we suggest you get in touch so we can share the most up-to-date travel advice with you. Our experts would be delighted to discuss your travel ideas and provide inspiration, whether you're in the early research stage or looking to get plans in place.

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What our customers think

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You did an amazing job and we couldn't have asked for more! Thank you so much for your dedication to making our trip magical every step of the way. We will definitely recommend you. Read the full review

Chris Houck United States Of America December 2019

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Having Swoop plan the trip was essential. We would not have been able to duplicate what they did for us with their knowledge of the area. The amount of time we stayed in each place was perfect. The trip was incredible and we are so grateful to the Swoop team for all they did. Read the full review

Lucy Edwards United States Of America November 2019

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Everything was perfect. Understandable and very informative. Swoop are very professional. Read the full review

Igor Gorelik Russian Federation November 2018

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We couldn't have booked this trip without Swoop. In particular, the accommodations recommended to us along the Carretera Austral were perfect. I have and will continue to recommend working with Swoop for any interested friends.

Sonia Canada November 2017

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I would love to visit other destinations with Swoop. These destinations are challenging to book/research/prepare for, so having a specialist to talk with beforehand is really important and helpful.

Amy Australia October 2017

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We were extremely happy with Swoop and their partners in Chile and Argentina. This ranged from the months leading up to our trip, in the planning stage, as well as during our stay.

Parag UK January 2017

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