03 Oct What To Pack For A Trip To Peru
Peru is on the bucket list of many. Most of us have seen pictures of Machu Pichu and are generally fascinated by the Peruvian culture. It is important to know what to pack for Peru as it has varied climate and you don’t want to spend your vacation on buying stuff you need when you should have already had it packed. This is a broad list of what to pack for a trip to Peru.
The Peru Lonely Planet book should definitely be on your list to be able to prepare. Get it at least 3 months before your trip so you can read it through and prepare for the trip of your dreams. You can also get the Kindle version!
Doing the Inca trail or any other hikes in Peru? Good, this is a must have for you. The leak proof water bladder is great for hiking and it makes it easier drinking water without taking off your bags all the time. This one does also have a small pocket for your digital camera and phone.
The weather in Peru is unpredictable and you need to be prepared. It can be windy and suddenly rain. This 3-in-1 jacket is waterproof and also breathable.
Going to Cusco or/and Lake Titicaca? You will freeze. This vest is the best of the best in heating clothes as it is insulated with heating and you can easily control it.
This base layer sweater is a must-have when you hike in cold weather. It is designed with 100% merino wool by a Norwegian skier and it will keep you warm but not sweaty. Ideal for Inca Trail.
North Europeans know how to dress for cold weather. This beautiful and hand knitted jumper is good for hikes and walking around Cuzco and staying the night in Titicaca.
This Adidas t-shirt is perfect for hiking in warm weather where you will not freeze. It will not make you wet when you sweat. Ideal for hiking Huayna Picchu.
These active pants are perfect for any type of hiking in Peru as it will not stick to your legs when you sweat.
If you are doing challenging hikes like Inca Trail, Rainbow mountain and Huyana Pichu etc you need proper shoes with a good grip that keeps you warm that is waterproof. Salamon women X Ultra is an excellent choice.
For city trips in Cusco, Lima, and Arequipa the Penrith waterproof shoes is an excellent choice. They are good for day trips where you will be walking some hours as they are not too heavy as the one above.
A beanie is handy to have when it is cold and windy. It will protect your ears and keep your whole body warm.
As you already probably know, Cusco gets cold in the evening. And ladies, I know it is tempting to wash your hair after a day with activities and maybe go out for a dinner later in the evening with washed hair. Most hostels dont have a hair dryer, you need to bring your own and you should. This tiny one from babyliss is perfect for travelling.
Same as the beanie, it sucks to freeze on your hands and not being able to take that picture. Bring gloves. These are waterproof as well.
The sun is incredibly bright and strong in Peru. The sun is brighter here than many other places in the world and it is at high altitude. These stylish and polarized sunglasses got you protected.
This weather resistant camera is perfect for Peru. It is smaller than a DSLR camera and so handy for traveling without carrying a heavy camera bag, this camera is a lifesaver!
You will regret not having an underwater camera if you don’t bring one. The newest Go Pro Hero 5 is the best on the market. You have a screen so you will see the photos you take. You can shoot 4k videos and the photo quality is better than ever. It also automatically adds the photos to GoPro plus cloud so you can access the photos from your phone right away. Don’t forget to add at least a 64 GB memory card. You don’t want to have a full memory when you are already underwater.
Is providing super fast charging for the newest iPhones and Samsung Galaxy Smartphones! This is a must for the traveler in Peru, especially if you are doing the Inca Trail! I can’t be the only one that has had nightmares while traveling because the phone died. This powerbank has got your back and can save your ass. It also automatically turns off when it reaches 100%.
Is a must for the traveler that wants to keep your stuff safe inside your bag without going around and worry about it at all times. This bag is perfect for day-trips in Peru as it is a country known for pickpockets, especially in Lima. Pacsafe uses the newest method on locks, anti-slash, and RFIDsafe blocking pockets for sensitive data such as microchips.
Microfiber Travel Towel This is a must have for backpackers staying at hostels or doing the Inca Trail. Many hostels in Peru doesnt give you a towel. This towel is perfect for backpacking in Peru. It is highly absorbent and dries incredibly fast compared to normal towels. This microfiber travel towel is very soft and comfortable to use.
Take no chances of avoiding sunscreen. Same as you need to protect your eyes you need to protect your skin.
If you are going to the Peruvian Amazon or Machu Picchu you should bring a mosquito repellent. This one is non-toxic and will fit in your tiny purse.
It sucks to get your vacation ruined because of altitude sickness. Prevent that by taking Altitude RxOxyboost.
The weather can be quite dry in Peru. Protect your lips with these organic lip balms!
Have you been to Peru? Anything I missed on this list?