I've been looking at going down south to Chile. Been on a few sites and spoke to quite a few people about trips. I do not want to stay in a hostel so my own room would be preferred. How I think about it is that you are going on a good trip, spend the extra money for something that will be a lil bit more worthwhile. I don't know if I can trust a bunch of other people in the same room as me with everything I bring. My belongings cost entirely too much to replace. Overide hasn't posted their 2014 prices yet but powderquest has many options but are up there in Cost. I'm thinking about doing Overide's out west weekend trip. If I like there setup ill pull the trigger on their Chile trip. I know I will only make 1 trip down there so I'm not going to cheap out.
if it was easy everybody would do it. But if it was so easy would be even work doing?