Hi, I'm planning for a trip to South America trail in June 2011.
If you've been there with a tour group and they're good, please recommend.
If you've been there on a Free-&-Easy trip, please share your experinces and itiernary with me as I'm still toying with the idea if my sis and I should do F&E (not sure if it's safe) or go with a tour group and be herded around.

Do also share with me what equipments you brought. My travelling kit is a 18-200 and a UWA 12-24 + a tripod. Considering the journey along SA counteries, perhaps I should reduce (or bring more???)

Many thanks in advance!