Customer Rating On return from their adventure we ask customers: “On a scale of 0-10, with 10 being the highest, how likely is it that you would recommend Swoop to a friend or colleague?”
Amil Patel's Trip:The Classic Full Circuit
Amil Patel's Trip Date:
3rd Dec - 21st Dec 2018
Overall, how was your trip?
Great trip - a mixture of excellent day hikes, a longer multi-day hike and great food/ wine. Both Los Glaciares and Torres del Paine national parks were highlights with the highlight being the quieter back areas of the O trek which is a little closer to more wilderness trekking. I was a little surprised how busy parts of the Torres del Paine mainstream hiking areas were, particularly on the W circuit areas. I really enjoyed El Chlaten - it's a great size for a trekking type town and a fantastic base from which to explore the surrounding areas
In one sentence, what did you think of Patagonia? Did it live up to your expectations?
Great landscapes and easily accessible region
Would you visit again?
How was the service that Swoop provided?
The service was really quick, especially considering that I was doing things pretty last minute. I had a reasonably clear idea on what I wanted to do but wanted to narrow down the itinery and get a clearer view of the trekking options available. The suggestions all worked out really well and I would definitely seek your advice again for any other trips to Patagonia
How did you feel about booking directly with our partner(s)?
Chile Nativo were excellent and easy to finalise arrangements with once I was in direct contact with them. The handover between Swoop and them was very slick and seemless
How likely is it that you would recommend Swoop to a friend?
10 out of 10
If you received our guide to Santiago before you travelled, what did you think of it? For instance (but not limited to):
Was helpful but I didn't use it as I was only in santiago to switch flights
How likely is it that you would recommend this trip to a friend? (where 0 = Not at all likely, 5 = Neutral, 10 = Extremely Likely)
9 out of 10
How was the Full Circuit in Torres del Paine?
Really enjoyed the full circuit although it was pretty busy in the more mainstream areas. I prefer the wilderness camping element so my favourite part was Days 2 -6, especially the John Gardner pass day. The guide was really knowledgeable and the camps were excellent. The equipment provided by Chile Nativo, particularly the tents was absolutely top quality
Do you have any tips or advice for other people planning a trip to Patagonia?
Be really clear on what you are looking for in the trip as there are some really excellent options if you plan with sufficent advance notice