Cool Weather Packing Checklist – Peru & Chile

Packing Checklist and Information
During the winter season in the southern hemisphere, the weather in Peru and Chile can vary considerably depending on your elevation. To cater for these variations, we recommend a layered approach to dressing that enables you to adapt easily to changes in temperature, wind, and precipitation. We advise you to bring breathable rain and windproof clothing. We’ll occasionally be walking over rough, possibly wet terrain, so sturdy shoes are important, and travelers may want to consider a walking stick or trekking pole. It is the sole responsibility of the traveler to prepare for ANY kind of weather.

Personal:
__ Comb/Brush
__ Toothbrush/Toothpaste
__ Soap
__ Shampoo
__ Razor/Shaving cream
__ Cosmetics
__ Deodorant
__ Glasses/Contact lenses (with solutions & storing case)
__ Sunglasses
__ Sunscreen, lip balm
__ Prescriptions, vitamins, travel medications, etc.
__ Water bottle
__ Pocket tissues
__ Pre-moistened towelettes
__ Insect repellent
__ Washcloth
__ Sleep mask (daytime sleeping)
__ Earplugs
__ Hand warmers
__ Hairdryer

General:
__ Passport/ID
__ Airline tickets/Travel documents
__ Your TravelQuest Personal Itinerary
__ Credit cards/Cash spending money
__ Final Travel Information (either printed or digitally accessible offline)
__ Wallet/Purse
__ Cell phone & charger
__ Laptop & charger (or Tablet & charger)
__ Day Pack (please refer to baggage restrictions in your Final Travel Packet)
__ Health Insurance information
__ Camera/Memory Cards/Batteries & charger
__ Binoculars
__ Alarm Clock/Watch
__ Needle & Thread/Safety Pins
__ Books, Reading materials/Kindle & reading light
__ Flashlight (with red filter for stargazing etiquette)
__ Collapsible umbrella (for sun or rain)
__ Collapsible walking stick/trekking pole – *Only poles with rubber tips will be permitted at Machu Picchu.
__ Electrical adapter(s) – Please keep in mind that you may wish to have multiple devices in use simultaneously.
__ Collapsible bag for purchases (some locations forbid use of plastic shopping bags)
__ Solar filters for cameras and binoculars
__ Optional: Playing cards/games
__ Optional: Telescope and tripod

Clothing:
__ Warm coat
__ Hat/beanie & scarf
__ Long pants
__ Hiking boots/sturdy walking shoes & hiking socks
__ Shirts (long & short sleeve)
__ Warm Gloves
__ Bathing suit & sandals
__ Under garments
__ Pajamas
__ Sweaters/Pull-Overs/Light Jacket
__ Water resistant rain jacket

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