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?”

Anonymous' Trip Date:

10th Dec - 14th Dec 2022

What was your most memorable moment?

Standing at the Albatross monument with Cape Horn in the background.

Which of the following best describes your adventure?

Great holiday

On a scale of 0 to 10, how likely is it that you would recommend Swoop to a friend or colleague?

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7 out of 10

On a scale of 0 to 10, how would you rate your trip: Wildlife, Glaciers & Cape Horn?

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9 out of 10

Tell us about Tierra del Fuego

After hearing about this part of the world for decades it was good to finally get there and see such places as Torres del Paines, Magellan Straight (and the penguins), to learn about the earlier inhabitants (though very sad to see what happened to them when European migrants arrived), to travel through the fjords. There were plenty of buses between Punta Arenas and Puerto Natales for Torres del Paines National Park and regular (not daily) busses to Ushuaia.

Tell us about the Wildlife

The Magellanic penguin trip from Punta Arenas was good as one actually walks along a path through the penguin colony. Nice hiking in Torres del Paines. The hike to the three towers is nice though there will be a lot of other people.

Something Else?

Be prepared for wind. Southern Patagonia is flat.

Was there anything else Swoop could have done for you to help you prepare for your trip?

Provide details of the day trips - sometimes one doesn't have time for multiday trips, e.g., Magdalena Island, Terra del Fuego and Porvenir. Provide departure dates for trips so one can see what fits in with travel plans.

Would you be interested in travelling to Antarctica with Swoop?


Would you be interested in travelling to the Arctic with Swoop?


Do you have any recommendations for Swoop, or feedback about the team?

Please note that in this questionnaire I have only said not to considering Swoop for an Antarctic trip as I've now been to and along the Antarctic Peninsula to 67° 48' :)

Do you have any tips or advice for other people planning a trip to Patagonia?

For the Argentinean side, take lots of cash (Euros and USD were readily accepted at the money changers) as the official rate is much lower than the blue rate. Check what happens with credit cards as there was a rumour just before I left that the government allowed credit cards to use the blue rate rather than the official rate. For USD a much better rate was given for $US100 bills than for other notes. The smaller bills were accepted in some other businesses sometimes with better rates than the money changers. Prices quoted on were in USD. The accommodation accepted USD. There was no differentiation in exchange rate for the different Euro notes.

Would you consider another trip to Patagonia with Swoop?


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