We land in Buenos Aires on 23rd March and spend a couple of nights in South America's Paris. We then begin a month long tour of Patagonia and the Argentine Lake District, including a visit to the southernmost city in the world, Ushuaia. A number of long bus journeys take us through the Andes to the top of Chile, where we will hop across the border into Bolivia. We begin our exploration of Peru with the Inca Trail (if it's recovered from the recent flooding!) and then it's on to Ecuador. One of the certain highlights of the trip will be the Galapagos Islands, after which we will enjoy the beaches of Venezuela. Then it's down into the Amazon in Brazil (Chris has always aspired to be a jungle explorer.. maybe his next career move!?) followed by the magnificent Pantanel wetlands and Iguazu Falls. We finish up in Rio... from which we fly home on the 6th of August... or maybe the 7th.. I can never remember as we land the day after we take off!