Recommended Trips to Patagonia
This page is all about the trips booked so far by people travelling with Swoop over the coming season, (Sep-12 to Apr-13). As a result, these trips have guaranteed departure dates and spaces for others to join.
If you're a solo traveller looking to join a group or you're just keen to find out which trips are confirmed so far in 2012-2013, then browse trips by region: trips in Chile, trips in Argentina, both, or Antarctica.
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Some of the trips booked by Swoop Customers for this season (2012 - 2013)
Perhaps Patagonia's most beautiful national park, Torres del Paine is a fantastic destination for adventure activities including hiking the W Circuit and & kayaking in Torres del Paine's pristine lakes and rivers.
1) Departing: 26th September 2012 with x1 passenger confirmed.
Price per person: $1,695 USD (Approx £1,083).
2) Departing: 25th October 2012 with x1 passenger confirmed.
Price per person: $1,695 USD (Approx £1,083).
3) Departing: 7th January 2013 with x3 passengers confirmed.
Price per person: $1,495 USD (Approx £955).
What makes it special? Trek the 3 main valleys of the W Circuit with a passionate and experienced English speaking guide. Start this trip with a gentle warm up afternoon on day 1, and sleep in beds each night in refugios. It also includes private transfers to and from Puerto Natales, the gateway to the park.
Departing: 23rd November 2012 with x2 passengers confirmed.
Price per person: $315.000 Chilean pesos (Approx £421)
What makes it special? You'll spend 2 days kayaking around the fjords and glaciers of Torres del Paine national park, in between towering icebergs and along the Serrano River. The price includes all meals except breakfast on day one and the boat ticket for sailing from Puerto Toro to Puerto Natales.
A wonderful way to see two of Patagonia's most famous national parks is to join a trekking tour lasting around 11-13 days and taking in both Torres del Paine and Los Glaciares National Parks. You'll discover the highights in Chalten; Fitz Roy and Glacier Torre, & trek the W Circuit.
Departing: 31st January 2013 with x4 passenger confirmed.
Price per person: $3,029 USD (Approx £1,935).
What makes it special? This is a great way to combine the W Circuit of Torres del Paine, with a visit to the Perito Moreno glacier and three great days of hiking in Los Glaciares National Park. Arguably the best treks on each side of the border.
Southern Continental Ice Field Expedition
Departing: 10th December 2012 with x2 passengers confirmed.
Price per person: $3,330 USD (Approx £2,123). This also includes a visit to the famous Perito Moreno Glacier.
What makes it special? This expedition is a 90km trek circling Mounts Fitz Roy and Torre, walking through forests, crossing rivers, walking with crampons and/or snowshoes, living a unique experience: It is without a doubt
one of the most exciting treks in the world.
Southern Patagonian Ice Field Ι Marconi Pass - del Viento Pass
Departing: 4th November 2012 with x1 passenger confirmed.
Price per person: $1,744 USD (Approx £1,112).
What makes it special? The expedition to the Southern Patagonian Ice Field is a traverse along the third world largest ice mass. This area is still virgin and practically unexplored. It begins and ends at El Chalten. During this traverse, we will go through the most varied landscapes, from white horizons to glacial morreins and imposing ice masses, as well as through dense forests of lengas and ñires, lakes and lagoons of different colors and the imposing walls of cerro Torre and Fitz Roy.
Aconcagua in the Argentine Andes is one of the 7 summits and the highest peak in the western and southern hemispheres and is a very challenging but rewarding climb if you're up to. Find out more on our Climbing Mount Aconcagua page.
Departing: 30th January 2013 with x1 passenger confirmed.
Price per person: $3,275 USD (Approx £2,092).
What makes it special? Climb Aconcagua via the classic 'normal' route with one of the two original operators in Aconcagua. You'll summit Cerro Bonete (5,004m), also in the Aconcagua National Park, as a warm-up.
Departing: 1st February 2012 with x1 passenger confirmed.
Price per person: $8,288 USD (Approx £5,294)
What makes it special? The ultimate adventure trip through Patagonia over 32 days. You'll see spectacular landscape, travel on both the Ruta 40 and Carretera Austral and stay in comfortable lodges and B&B's along the way. Incredible value for money.
Tierra del Fuego
Hiking Mount Pelado, Tour of Gable Island and Tour of Cerro Medio
Departing: 11th November 2012 with x2 passengers confirmed.
Price per person: $481 USD (Approx £307)
What makes it special? A fantastic way of exploring the Beagle Channel and mountain range behind Ushuaia in Tierra del Fuego by foot and by boat. You'll also walk amongst penguins and learn about the history of the Estancia Haberton, the first estancia in the region.
Truly one of the last wildernesses in the world, the Antarctic is a winterwonderland of sprawling glaciers, tabular ice bergs and thousands of penguins. Find the right Antarctic cruise for you, from those that visit the Peninsula or explore the vast wildlife of the Falklands and South Georgia.
Departing: 31st December 2013 with x1 passenger confirmed.
Price per person: shared twin cabin x1 female berth = €11,950 Euros (Approx £9,484).
What makes it special? Spend 19 fantastic days exploring everything from the Falklands, South Georgia and South Orkney Islands, to some of the top spots on the Antarctic Peninsula including the Weddell Sea and Deception Island. You'll see abundant wildlife, from thousands of penguins to sea lions and whales.
Guide to Patagonia
Patagonia spans over 1,000 miles north to south and landscapes ranging from forests, to glaciers, to volcanoes and deserts. Read our Patagonia Guide to find out: how to get there, when to go, what to see and how to find the best trip. Or find out about:
We've spent 15 years exploring Patagonia, and arranged holidays for over a thousand customers. We have a network of trusted guides, lodges, and local operators across the region and delight in helping people plan and arrange a great holiday.
You can book directly with our local partners in Chile and Argentina, or with our ATOL certified company here in the UK.