Who are we?

Swoop takes people on adventures to the ends of the earth. Patagonia, Antarctica and the Arctic are all remote, wild and awe-inspiring in their own unique way. We have the knowledge, relationships and experience to create a trip worthy of these destinations, that also matches our customers’ dreams, budget and appetite for adventure.

We’re a passionate, dedicated and spirited bunch of specialists who love the outdoors. We care deeply about our destinations and want to protect them for future generations to explore, which is one reason we’re committed to a sustainable future for the travel industry. Read on to find out more about our story, our approach and our sustainability plan.

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Our Destinations

A brief history of Swoop

It's been nearly 20 years since Luke, our founder, first visited Patagonia. In the wilderness of the Andes, he discovered his passion for trekking and a deep connection with nature. Swoop, inspired by the flight of the Andean Condor, was born in 2010. With an ever-growing commitment to wilderness travel, we began offering adventures to Antarctica in 2014, and to the Arctic a few years later. Our collection of specialist destinations was complete.

Today we help close to 3,000 customers a year discover Patagonia, Antarctica and the Arctic, redefining perspectives at the ends of the earth.

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What we stand for

We love sharing our knowledge and expertise with our customers, who often cite our three websites as the best guidebooks to the regions. As stewards for our destinations, we are committed to helping our customers appreciate their beauty and fragility. As such, we try to:

  • Help every customer get it right: ends of the earth travel is complicated, so we ensure the details of every trip are right.
  • Make the most of precious time: often these are trips of a lifetime for our customers, and we know how to ensure they make the most of every moment.
  • Change perspectives: the ends of the earth are special places, they connect us to nature and give us a greater sense of self and the world. We make a holiday not just a holiday, but a perspective-changing experience. 
  • Think sustainably: travel can be carbon-intensive and detrimental to the destinations we are so eager to protect. We have a responsibility, as well as the drive, to ensure that our customers travel with conscious awareness of the impact of their trip and practical suggestions for what they can do to mitigate that. 
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Sustainability at Swoop

If we want to keep exploring this beautiful planet, we must make our company – and the entire travel industry – more sustainable. Swoop is at the start of this journey and we know there will be challenges ahead. For now, our big goals are to reduce our impact, help our customers reduce theirs, and drive change in our industry. We have also joined the 'Tourism Declares a Climate Emergency' movement. 

We are optimistic and determined about the future of travel, and we invite you – our customers – to join us on this journey.

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Ends of the Earth Magazine

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Our online magazine, named after the remoteness of our destinations, is where we and our community of customers, partners and friends share stories and opinions on all things from wildlife and the environment, to history and culture.

Get stuck into articles about exploring Antarctica by 'WindSled', the early exploration of Tierra del Fuego, and what it’s like to be a guide in Patagonia. 

Work with us

On the surface, we’re a travel agency specialising in adventurous trips to Antarctica, Patagonia and the Arctic. Dig deeper and you’ll find a diverse team of 40-plus people who are deeply knowledgeable and passionate about their destinations, and committed to making a difference for our customers and the planet. 

We’re a hard-working, dynamic, innovative and caring team, and we’re always on the lookout for new people to join our ranks.

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