We are a fit, mature couple planning to travel independently to Peru and Bolivia next May for about 5-6 weeks. I have been reading travel advice from various sources but would like to know from fellow travellers whether the bus routes and journeys through the mountains are really as scary as they sound!! We want to use buses rather than flights so that we see more. Can anyone recommend a good company to use in either country? Are there any routes to avoid?
We also want to take an Amazon tour in Bolivia but are on a budget. Any suggestions for a reliable tour company to use that isn't totally basic? Thanks.