Packing – What to Bring

Packing – What to Bring

When travelling to Peru, it is important to pack appropriately to ensure a comfortable and safe experience. Here are some recommendations on what to bring on your trip to Peru:

  • Appropriate clothing: Peru is geographically diverse, so it is important to pack clothing suitable for different climates and activities. This includes light and cool clothing for the coastal areas and jungle, and warmer clothing for the mountainous regions such as the highlands and Cusco. It is also advisable to bring comfortable and sturdy clothing for outdoor activities such as hiking and trekking.
  • Comfortable footwear: A good pair of walking shoes is essential, especially if you plan to hike or visit archaeological sites such as Machu Picchu. Also, bring sandals or light shoes to wear in hot climates and for comfort in the lodges.
  • Warm clothing: In Peru’s mountainous regions, nights can be cold, even in summer. Include jackets, jumpers or thermal clothing to keep you warm at higher altitudes.
  • Sun protection: Due to Peru’s proximity to the equator, solar radiation can be strong, especially in higher altitude areas such as Cusco and Arequipa. Bring broad-spectrum sunscreen with a high SPF, a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses to protect your skin and eyes.
  • Personal hygiene items: Include essential hygiene items such as toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, soap and towels. It is also advisable to bring insect repellent, especially if you plan to visit jungle areas.
  • Medications and first aid kit: If you take prescription medications, make sure you take enough for the duration of your trip. It is also useful to carry a basic first aid kit with bandages, disinfectant, painkillers, medicine for upset stomachs and any other personal medication you may need.
  • Plug adapter: Peru uses type A and type C plugs, with a voltage of 220V. If your electronic devices use a different type of plug, be sure to bring a suitable adapter.
  • Documents and money: Don’t forget to bring your passport, credit/debit cards, cash (local currency and US dollars) and a copy of your important documents, kept in a safe place.

Remember to pack lightly and consider the weight and baggage size restrictions set by the airlines. Also, do some research on the places you plan to visit for more specific recommendations on weather and activities.


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