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Total Solar Eclipse Cruises in 2021 to Antarctica

Bristol, 10 June 2020:  When life gets back to some sort of new normality, eclipse chasers, wildlife lovers and keen travellers are bound to be among those people first in line to visit faraway corners of the world once again.  One amazing opportunity that will entice many of them, is the chance to witness a total solar eclipse on 4th December 2021, which is due to take place over Antarctica, the only …

  • Posted: June 9, 2020
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Slow Travel Patagonian Style: When Getting There is Part of the Adventure

Bristol, 02 March 2020: Specialist tour operator, Swoop Patagonia, is keen to encourage visitors to consider taking the slower, often less direct and little-known routes between destinations, in order to get the most from this fascinating region of South America.

Two new mini breaks which allow visitors to do just that, are a slow-travel crossing between Chile and Argentina via Isla Las Bandurrias, and a two-day horseback expedition into the popular …

  • Posted: March 1, 2020
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Swoop Arctic Backs International Polar Bear Day 2020

Bristol, 25 February 2020:  Swoop Arctic is supporting International Polar Bear Day on 27th February 2020 by helping to raise awareness of the challenges faced by these magnificent creatures from climate change.  The polar cruise specialist is a member of and follows the guidelines set down by the Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators (AECO), which aims to ensure responsible, environmentally-friendly and safe tourism in the region.  In addition, for …

  • Posted: February 25, 2020
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Swoop to the Patagonian Lake District in December 2020 for a Total Eclipse of the Heart

Bristol, 24 February 2020:  Specialist tour operator, Swoop Patagonia, is pleased to announce that it is offering a two-night/three-day add-on package for visitors to the Chilean and Argentinian Lake District, which will give them the opportunity to witness a magical Solar Eclipse when it takes place in this stunning South American region on 14th December 2020.

The Solar Eclipse package, which may be incorporated in to any of Swoop’s Northern Patagonian holidays, …

  • Posted: February 24, 2020
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Swim with Whale Shark & Stingless Jelly Fish on Cruise to Lesser-Known Indonesian Islands

Christchurch, New Zealand, 17 February 2020:  Following the recent success of its inaugural ‘Indonesian Explorer’ voyage from Raja Ampat to Papua New Guinea, specialist expedition tour operator Heritage Expeditions has announced that it will again run the two-week cruise departing 28 September 2020.

Last year acclaimed author, scientist, explorer and 2017 Australian of the Year, Tim Flannery joined the voyage and described it as “real pioneering zoology”. Taking in numerous …

  • Posted: February 17, 2020
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Raising Awareness of Whale Monitoring & Conservation Projects on World Whale Day 2020

Bristol, 12 February 2020:  As World Whale Day approaches on 16th February, tour operator Swoop Antarctica is highlighting ways in which participants on its expeditions to Patagonia and the Polar Regions can get involved in the research and conservation of these wonderful cetaceans.

As a member of the International Association of Antarctic Tourism (IAATO), Swoop is a strong advocate of responsible travel.  The company offers Citizen Science programmes on selected trips to Antarctica, where …

  • Posted: February 12, 2020
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Emperor Penguin Crashes Heritage Expeditions’ Antarctica Discovery Party

Christchurch, New Zealand, 27 January 2020:  A well-dressed emperor penguin charmed its way onto Heritage Expeditions exclusive guest list during the pioneering small-ship expedition cruise company’s Antarctic celebrations on the 200th anniversary of what is widely regarded as the first sighting of the frozen continent.

While most ships are known for passing in the night, Heritage Expeditions brought its sister vessels Spirit of Enderby (Professor Khromov) and Akademik Shokalskiy together in …

  • Posted: January 27, 2020
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Exciting Changes At Year-Round Luxury Eco-Lodge In Argentina’s Lake District

Bristol, 08 December 2019:  Swoop Patagonia is delighted to announce a range of new all-inclusive adventure and wellness holidays at its favourite full-board accommodation in the Argentinean Lake District.  Having recently re-opened following extensive renovation work and the addition of new luxury yurts, Estancia Peuma Hue, or ‘Place of Dreams’ in the native Mapuche language, offers a selection of outdoor activities, all of which are now guided, together with mindfulness, …

  • Posted: December 8, 2019
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New Year Adventure: Follow In The Footsteps Of The Great Antarctic Explorers

Christchurch, New Zealand, 5 December 2019:  Just a few hundred travellers each year have the opportunity to cross the Southern Ocean from New Zealand in order to experience one of the most remote, least spoilt areas remaining on our planet: the magnificent frozen white continent of Antarctica. This great privilege is only open to a limited number of tourists travelling on a handful of specialist cruises, which include Heritage Expeditions’ 30-day In the Wake …

  • Posted: December 5, 2019
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Small-Ship Photographic Expeditions See Norwegian Arctic In The Best Light

Bristol, 27 November 2019:  Late season voyages to Svalbard in the Norwegian Arctic offer ideal light conditions in which novice and expert photographers alike may capture images of the unusual icy landscapes and captivating wildlife.  Specialist polar tour operator Swoop (tel:  0117 369 0296; https://www.swoop-arctic.com) is offering two 10-day, small-ship expeditions to the Svalbard archipelago during September 2020 to take advantage of the amazing light.  Both trips are for just 12 …

  • Posted: November 27, 2019
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