I would really like to take my SLR and filters and lenses. But as I get older I am not focusing as fast and it is a manual. I picked up a point and shoot a 135mm Canon Sure Shot a couple years ago and it does a great job. The thing I like the best is the built in flash. But there is something about the old SLR. I just love to hear the shutter. It still might make it, but am trying to just use my Canon G-3 and an AGFA digital for lower resolution.
Are you taking the movie camera? Also mini disks don't take up much room. You will take far more pictures than you could ever imagine if you haven't ever been there before and the weather is good. There is a photo op around every corner. I went through twenty rolls my first trip.
Good to speak with you.