There's a wealth of information you might need to know before you travel to Patagonia; below you will find what we think is most important for you to find out before your exciting trip.
Passports & Travel Documentation
Depending on your nationality, there is a lot of different information about official documentation that you will need to know before you travel.
Swoop's advice to taking and spending money in Chile and Argentina - whether to take cash, pay on your card or use ATMs.
Swoop's advice on what to pack in order to be prepared for the unpredictable weather of Patagonia.
Swoop's guide to baggage allowances, flights reservations & essential flight information.
Health & Illness
Swoop's advice on staying fit and healthy while you're in Patagonia and the necessary preparations.
Travel Insurance is extremely important when travelling and is mandatory according to Swoop's Terms & Conditions.
As well as the essential information you need to know, there is a lot of other useful information to find out before you travel; below you'll find some interesting information to help you further plan your trip.
Food & Drink
Patagonian cuisine is identified by striking colourful presentation and its intense and rich flavours. It includes delicious meat and seafood dishes flavoured with interesting …
Literature & Language
There are many varied, exciting and truly captivating books about Patagonia, whether they deal with indigenous history, early exploration, modern travel or historical fiction. We …
Internet, Phones & Electricity
You are likely to have limited, if any, internet access or cell phone reception whilst out on treks and in certain towns in Patagonia.
As well as driving on the right hand side, there's a lot to know about driving in Patagonia.
Patagonia is a photographers dream: towering granite peaks bathed in the orange and pink hues of dreamy sunrises, glacial lakes framed by gargantuan glaciers, the vast rolling …
Interesting Facts about Patagonia
Estancias, San Martín, and flags on the roadside – feed and fuel your curiosity for Patagonia learning these interesting facts before you visit.
Other information that might be useful to know before you travel.
With all the beauty that Torres del Paine has to offer, it's no surprise that the National Park attracts over 175,000 visitors each year. CONAF, the Chilean National Forest Corporation, expects this figure to increase by over 10% per year. But the travellers who visit the park do not go unnoticed.
Read more about the Torres del Paine Legacy Fund and how you can get involved on Swoop's blog.