We are going to Peru and Chile next month. Flying commercial seemed to make the most sense for us. After all, we are not @Katamarino. After flying Delta to Lima Peru, we will shuttle to Iquitos and take a 4 day 5 night river cruise down the Amazon on a small river boat (4 cabins). Then on to Santiago and then Puerto Arenas, Chile in Patagonia. We will be taking a boat tour to see penguins and we might take a helicopter tour to the Antarctic Circle. (yes, we have been reading about helicopter tours lately). We have had our Hep A, Hep B, Yellow Fever and Typhoid shots (around $900 for each of us) and we still need $600 worth of booster shots. We also have malaria medication. We opted out of Rabies shots. They are expensive . We have heard all the warnings about not eating any uncooked food or unbottled liquids. We are taking as much Deet and suntan lotion as we are allowed to carry on. As I type this, I am starting to wonder WHY we are doing this, but I keep remembering that I told Leslie we would do something memorable for our 30th anniversary, and this is what she wanted.