In total we spend 6 months getting a taste of S. America. We hung in Columbia on two different time periods and loved the people and cuisine. The history and culture was the frosting on the cake.
While hangin in Panama with the boat W/ had the bright idea of visiting places further South. John and Jerry on Peking Duck had discovered a travel agent in Peru that puts together fantastic itenaries at exceedingly fair prices. We used her (Overland Travels) and had a great experience. Much of this is found in our blog and a photo album of our experience is here.