Before I start researching and setting any itinerary, I'd like to hear from anyone who has been to Chile AND to Bolivia recently, if possible, or just either and enthusiastic.
We are healthy Canadians. One of each. About 60 years old. We travel by bus & airplane. We enjoy hiking and spending our winters where snow does not appear. Nothing too physical or demanding.
This winter that's just ending now saw is in the coffee growing area of Colombia, for about 7 weeks: not so wonderful. Medellin, Manizales, Jardin, Armenia, Ville de leyva, Salento, Guadape, Bogota, and a bunch of other places.
After spending this past winter in Colombia, I am anticipating that it may be difficult to generate enough enthusiasm to return to South America. I'm OK with it, but my wife may take some convincing. I'm certainly glad that we went to Colombia last, because if we had gone there first, we never would have gone back to South America.
So..... Advice please. Should I concentrate on Chile or should I concentrate on Bolivia when whipping up a tour that will keep two mature Canadians out of the snow for about 6 or 7 weeks next winter ? Don't feel you have to supply an itinerary - I'll whip that up myself - unless you want to include some "Must See" places. That would be grand.